Things to do in London this Sunday

Forget about your day of rest with our tips for what to do this Sunday in London

Finish your weekend in style with our guide to the best entertainment, events and places to go in London this Sunday, featuring an array of fantastic ideas that show the city at its best on this day of rest.

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Covent Garden May Fayre and Puppet Festival

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The annual Covent Garden May Fayre & Puppet Festival (which celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2015), brings together Punch and Judy professors from around the country for a day of jolly old-fashioned fun. The grand procession at 11am is led by a brass band, and culminates with a birthday toast to Mr Punch, who was first seen by Samuel Pepys 353 years ago on the day. Mr Punch also takes pride of place in the pulpit during the special church service at noon, and the afternoon (12.30pm-5.30pm) will be filled with puppet shows and workshops, folk music from The Lost Marbles String Band, maypole dancing and clowns. Admission is free.

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St Paul's Church, Covent Garden Sunday May 10 2015 Free
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Urban Village Fete

London hasn't exactly got a traditional village green, so it makes sense that we repurpose something grander to host a fete. This modern version of the traditional British fair will take place in the newly redesigned Greenwich Peninsula, just next door to The O2. Bringing together many of London's finest portable performers, vendors and designers, Urban Village Fete will feature a craft marketplace, street food stands, swing dance classes, immersive children's workshops and even Gilles Peterson DJing from the top of a routemaster.

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Greenwich Peninsula Sunday May 10 2015 Free
3

London Cycle Sportive

Get on your bike for this race from Dulwich Park to the 1948 Olympic Velodrome at Herne Hill. There are three route lengths to choose from, and each of them takes you through Box Park and into the Surrey Hills before getting to the Olympic track for a finishing lap.

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Various Venues Sunday May 10 2015
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Sunday Sunset Barbecues

These weekly Sunday daytime parties are hosted on the plush seventh-floor terrace of super-cool City pad South Place Hotel throughout the summer. The vibe is cool and glamorous, and there'll be DJs spinning house, funk and disco (from some big names that we just can't reveal yet), plus a special spritzer menu and Michelin-starred chef Tony Fleming grilling the fanciest BBQ food you ever did see.

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South Place Hotel Sunday May 10 2015 - Sunday August 30 2015 Free
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The Great Hampstead Bark Off

With a dog-themed-cake bake off, a dog show, and prizes awarded in categories like ‘cutest pup’ and ‘best rescue’, this day out promises to be a treat for man’s best friend and their owners alike. The event, in association with charity All Dogs Matter, will also give you the chance to meet some lovely mutts in need of a new home. Entrance tickets for the dog show will sell out fast – don’t paws for thought, you’d be wise to book your pooch a £5 place in advance (pre-register by emailing info@alldogsmatter.co.uk).

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Parliament Hill Sunday May 10 2015 Free
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The Falling

British director Carol Morley offers a striking, courageous drama set in an all-girls school

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4 comments
George S
George S

Please recheck the Sunday Love event because I already booked 2 tickets for this Sunday the 15th, only to find out that the event starts on the 22nd of February! 

Nadia
Nadia

I like these ideas there very fun things to iv been on other webs and they give you rubbish plans unlike this website there very very interesrting so ill give a 4 star

Ali
Ali

PS my favorite Sunday haunt is Church Street in Stoke Newington - Turkish coffee, fresh juices, mediterranean breakfasts and vintage clothes. Also an old school DVD rental shop with the discs arranged by director, not 'category', for that afternoon veg out.