Things to Do

Your comprehensive guide to the best things to do in London

Art

The Line

Enjoy ten plus-size artworks along this three-mile waterside route

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On the Gardens

Swing dance classes, jazzy beats and vintage sellers set up shop in Cutty Sark Gardens

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To Dark Matter and Beyond

No science smarts are necessary for this free talk on the future of CERN

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Crossrail Place Gardens: Bloom

Free performances, events and workshops fill this new space for the summer

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Brockley Street Art Festival

This community-run festival will bring some extra colour to Brockley with a range of artistic events

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Upcoming events in the capital

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Star Wars at Madame Tussauds

Star Wars fans rejoice! A major new attraction opens at Madame Tussauds in 2015, boasting 16 life-like characters and 11 expertly finished sets from the iconic films. The experience will take over two new floors at the Baker Street site and visitors can immerse themselves within sets that range from Yoda's swamp, to the red-hot lava spewing Mustafar where Anakin turns to the dark side.

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Riviera Style: Resort and Swimwear since 1900

From the English Riviera (that’s Torquay to you and me) to the rather more glamorous Cote d’Azur, Riviera Style brings together over 100 years of beachwear. At the Fashion and Textiles Museum’s summer exhibition, you’ll find everything from conservative Edwardian cover-ups to swimsuits and sarongs, with the odd burkini thrown in for good measure.

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Hope in Heels

Don your heels and get moving for charity at this run through Battersea Park. Women and men will be racing around the 2.4km route in their highest platforms to raise money for HOPEHIV which supports children and young people orphaned or affected by HIV or AIDS.

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Open Garden Squares Weekend

In 2015 more than 200 gardens not ordinarily open to the public will unlock their gates for a weekend to take part in this annual event, held in association with the National Trust. Spanning 27 boroughs, the gardens take in all sorts of spaces, from traditional squares to roof terraces and allotments, as well as gardens belonging to historic buildings, schools, shops and cafes.

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Father's Day

If you're planning to spoil Dad this Father's Day then you've come to the right place

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Hyper Japan

Japanophiles in the know who can’t stretch to an airfare buy a tube ticket to North Greenwich instead and get their fix at Hyper Japan. What can you expect? The whole package: Hyper Japan embraces both authentic, traditional elements of Japanese culture and emerging trends, offering everything from food to fashion plus live music and cosplay. There’s also sushi, sake and street food to sample and exponents of anime and manga to check out. 

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Upcoming Time Out events

A chocolate-making and tasting event with Hotel Chocolat at Icetank Studio

Chocolate-makers from the School of Chocolate (Hotel Chocolat's creators and taste-testers) will take you step by step through the process of making the good stuff - from cocoa beans from their own Rabot Estate in Saint Lucia to slabs of deliciousness. You'll also get to taste a selection of chocolates selected by your experts to teach you about the differences and subtleties available.Tickets just £45

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Rising Stars at The Jazz Cafe on June 9

Get ahead of the crowd and give yourself the chance to discover the next big thing! We’ve got five exciting artists lined up for you, each already gaining serious momentum on their way to the top. Once more Rising Stars returns to one of our favourite venues in the city, Camden Town's famed Jazz Cafe. Tickets are just £10 and include a free drink on arrival!

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32 Londoners

We spy with our giant eye an opportunity to attend an exceptional event exclusively with Time Out. Join curators A Curious Invitation and Antique Beat for an evening of unmissable talks about some of London's most iconic residents on June 11. With 32 talks from 32 speakers about 32 iconic Londoners in the 32 capsules of the Coca-Cola London Eye, your toughest decision today is which one to choose! Plus you'll also get a complimentary drink to sip while you listen to your chosen expert speaker and take a trip around one of London's favourite landmarks all for just £40.

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Live & Learn with Time Out

Live & Learn with Time Out is a sensational new range of classes in London. They range from evening talks to in-depth courses, and every one will deliver a uniquely memorable experience as well as genuinely useful knowledge and skills. Our tutors and speakers will be the best in the business – whether Time Out staff, major industry names or the cream of backstage talent. Tickets from £35

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London's cultural highlights

Museums

Top 10 museums in London

Overwhelmed by the many museums in London? Here's where to start

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London's top attractions

Be sure to tick off London's biggest and best attractions

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Exhibitions in London

See what London's best museums and galleries have got on show

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Things to do with the kids

Kids

Top 10 kids activities this week

Nobody can pluck fun out of thin air – here's a little help

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Top 10 museums for kids

Most of London's museums go out of their way to entertain little ones

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Harry Potter in London: tours, walks and more

If you're visiting London, here's how you can go from muggle to wizard for the day

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Walks and tours in London

Discover London's best bits by foot

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London area guides

Explore the colourful and varied neighbourhoods of the city

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Sport and fitness

Sport and fitness in London

Even burning fat and pumping iron can be fun in the capital

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