Things to do in London today

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By Time Out London editors |

There are thousands of things to do in London every day, taking place in weird, wonderful and gorgeous venues across the capital. To make your choice of what to do today a little easier, we've picked our favourite things to get you started. If you're looking for things to do this weekend too, check out our guides to what's on in London this Friday, this Saturday and this Sunday. Planning even further ahead? Here's all the great things going on in London each month

RECOMMENDED: read the full Time Out London hot list here

Restaurants, Italian

Restaurant: Bright

icon-location-pin South Hackney

Tuck in at this restaurant from the same team as popular Dalston wine shop P Franco. Go for the party pastries, then the smoked mackerel broth. Weird and wonderful.

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Alex Katz: Coca-Cola Girls review

icon-location-pin Timothy Taylor, London

Check out flat, elegant paintings of retro girls by a modern master. Into his nineties, Katz has somehow still got it.

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Things to do, Quirky events

SHREDSki Day & Night

icon-location-pin Hop Kingdom, London Bridge

SHREDSki is taking over the brewery and skatepark Hop Kingdom for a day of indoor ski freestyle and night of the best après ski this side of the Alps. 

Things to do, Talks and lectures

Go Sustain

icon-location-pin London Metropolitan University, Highbury

Want to go green, but not sure where to start? This event with six 'Ted Talk'-style speakers will delve into subjects such as affordable housing, how to grow your own food and organic clothing.

Things to do, Sport events

Red Bull Switch Up 2018

icon-location-pin Copper Box Arena, Hackney Wick

Back for the third year, Red Bull Switch Up is coming to the Copper Box Arena and pitting some of the UK’s top amateur netball teams against each other in a different version of the game. 

Things to do, Film events

1000 Londoners: Windrush Generations

icon-location-pin Barbican Cinema, Barbican

Discover the stories of Caribbean Londoners in the post-Windrush era. In a brand new series of 1000 Londoners short documentaries, delve into the lives of Londoners with Caribbean heritage, across four generations. 

Things to do, Classes and workshops

Not-So-Still Life Cabinet of Curiosities Drawing

icon-location-pin Core Clapton, Upper Clapton

This art class with a difference aims to bring together older and younger neighbours in Hackney through shared creativity. Try your hand at drawing obscure objects. Materials (and biscuits) are provided.

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