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.
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Mark Transgender Awareness Week by watching Sean Baker’s brilliant film ‘Tangerine’, which follows a day in the life of two trans sex workers. There’ll be free drinks and all profits will go to ELOP, an LGBTQ+ mental health and wellbeing charity in east London.
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Take advantage of cheaper cinema tickets on Monday and catch the new perilous Victorian balloon adventure starring Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne.
Be entertained at London’s best cinemas.
Take your eyeballs on a wild ride at this mind-bending show filled with trippy paintings by the grand dame of optical art. It might give you a headache, but that’s a small price to pay for art this good.
Can’t get enough of damn good art? Check out what’s on right now.
Cheap seats alert! All tickets are £12 today and will be released online at 9am. Catch this drama starring Rhys Ifans that’s about people trying to make do after the apocalypse.
See our London theatre critics’ cream of the crop shows.
Holidays are coming and that’s certainly the case at The Winter Forest. You’ll get the chance to chill out in wood cabins and gawp at twinkling lights and a thicket of 200 snow-covered trees.
Stay warm at these wintery pop-ups.
See a show dedicated to our crazy non-stop world. It’s one that’ll make you put down your phone, look up once in a while and take in some great art.
Get up close to some proper good art on in London right now.
Eat up a whole lotta history of the photography of nosh. It’s the perfect show for people who can’t eat a meal without snapping it for the ’gram. Just don’t go hungry. Oh and this show is free after 5pm!
Make the most of London’s free art shows.
You’ve officially made it through Monday! Give yourself a pat on the back and take a seat at the country of this rustic-chic tapas bar. Order a glass of wine and some croquetas. Start the week as you mean to go on, right?
Nibble your way through London’s best tapas restaurants.
There’s not much time left to catch Arinzé Kene’s powerful coming-of-age story. It’s a show that invokes a whirlwind of emotions and teenage hormones. Plus, under-30s can snag £15 tickets, bargain!
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Need some Monday comfort food? Well, Tandoor Chop House is the answer to those start-of-the-week blues. This chophouse serves tandoor-smoked and spiced meats. Every dish will make you swoon.
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