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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

David Shrigley 'Hello There' (2012) Video still. Image courtesy of Stephen Friedman Gallery © The artist

‘Dog Show’

icon-location-pin Southwark Park Galleries, Bermondsey

Contem-paw-ary art chosen by cultured canines. Hounds down, this show is the shih tzu and it'll make you want to raise a glass to the world's best bitches. 

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Tamara Hardman


A debaucherous love letter to growing up from Australian director Sophie Hyde, ‘Animals’ will delight fans of the Emma Jane Unsworth book on which it’s based as well as anyone who can relate to the anarchic process that is one’s passage into adulthood.

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Film, Documentaries

Are You Proud?

A doc exploring gay rights through the prism of the Pride march. Go for an inspiring doc about Britain's LGBT+ community and get stuck in this thought-provoking watch. 

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Movies on the River

Movies on the River

icon-location-pin Tower Millennium Pier, Tower Hill

Time Out’s movie boat is back in action! Spend a warm, sunny evening watching the classic rom-com ‘Pretty Woman’ on the open-air top deck after some of London’s iconic landmarks.

Restaurants, Mexican

Café Pacifico

icon-location-pin Covent Garden

Get in there a day early and celebrate National Tequila Day prematurely. Try out their dedicated list of cocktails including a Paloma Twist and a Tequila Bloody Maria.

Things to do, Festivals

National Park City Festival

icon-location-pin Various London locations, London

This just in: London is going to be the first ever National Park City, which means pledging to protect our green spaces. Celebrate with eight days of alfresco fun.

Helene Schjerfbeck 'The Sailor (Einar Reuter)' (1918) Private collection. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Aaltonen

Helene Schjerfbeck

icon-location-pin Royal Academy of Arts, Mayfair

A crash course intro to one of Finland's most famous painters. Go for the gloriously late-self portraits prove the best can come last. Her art gets better from start to finish. 

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Equus, West End, 2019
Theatre, Drama


icon-location-pin Trafalgar Studios, Whitehall

This intense revival of Peter Shaffer’s operatic psychodrama has moved to the West End. Ned Bennett’s production can’t exactly reinvent it, but it does make ‘Equus’ feel painfully fresh. 

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Lost Boys Pizza, London
Restaurants, Pizza

Lost Boy's Pizza (Camden)

icon-location-pin Mornington Crescent

A branch of the vampire-themed pizza restaurant near Mornington Crescent. Their sausage flecked Pops to Go is absolute killer on the menu along with the esoteric puns.

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Fish, Wings and Tings, London
Restaurants, Caribbean

Fish, Wings & Tings

icon-location-pin Brixton

Gorgeously welcoming service. Blaring reggae tunes. Bottles of hot sauce and tins of cutlery on the battered bright orange tables. Tuck into codfish fritters, reggae wings and curried mutton. Boomting!

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