Things to do in London today

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Guilty Pleasures at KOKO
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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

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Hot gin roof, Sipsmiths
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Things to do, Food and drink events

Hot Gin Roof

icon-location-pin Ham Yard Hotel, Soho

Dry Jan-what-now? Sipsmith Gin is back with another wintery pop-up and this time round you'll be able to sample hot gin concoctions on the Ham Yard Hotel roof. 

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London Art Fair 2018
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Art, Digital and interactive

London Art Fair Thursday Late


Snoop around after work and get to grips with some of the best British art right now. The London art Fair Thursday late is going to be a corker filled with performance art, live DJ sets from Rough Trade, talks and interactive seminars. Oh and there's an after-party at Ace Hotel too. Yeah, art!

Things to do, Film events

Rivoli Ballroom Pop-Up Cinema

icon-location-pin Rivoli Ballroom, Brockley

Want to watch all your favourite classic films in a beautiful ballroom setting? Of course you do, cosy up with snacks, drinks and settle down for a night of cinema magic. 

Things to do, Food and drink events

The Chocolate Cocktail Club

icon-location-pin 202 Brick Lane, Brick Lane

Love chocolate and cocktails? Well bring them both together and indulge in a chocoholic boozy dream. Tickets include a delicious chocolate martini for you to sip and salivate over. After all, it's sweet like chocolate and it'll bring you so much joy. Trust us. 

Restaurants, Bakeries

Karaway Bakery

icon-location-pin Stratford

This Eastern European, family-run bakery at Westfield Stratford City will certainly rise to any occasion. Pick up one of their traditional rye breads and turn it into a top-notch cheese toastie. 

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Things to do, Quirky events

Jive Party at the Rivoli Ballroom

icon-location-pin Rivoli Ballroom, Brockley

Put on your dancing shoes because you're about to bop, rocky and lindy hop around in a stunning 1950s ballroom. Don't worry if you've got two left feet all abilities can join in. 

Aries, Jeremy Deller and David Sims
Things to do

‘Wiltshire Before Christ’

icon-location-pin The Store Studios, Temple

Something wiccan this way comes. Artists Jeremy Deller, David Sims and fashion brand Aries use photography and film in this immersive exhibition to explore pagan symbology and neolithic sites.

Restaurants, Vegan

Black Cat

icon-location-pin Hackney

Still going strong on the vegan front? Give Black Cat a visit. It's a not-for-profit workers’ cooperative, this ethical vegan-only café and bookshop in Hackney is a top spot for budget plant-based food that’s healthy too.

Things to do, Quirky events

Winter Lights at Canary Wharf

icon-location-pin Canary Wharf, Canary Wharf

Think bright lights are for Christmas only? Think again. Canary Wharf's towers are getting lit thanks to their new Winter Lights, which will see a set of dazzling artworks, installations and interactive experiences.

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