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Things to do in London today

The day's best events, all in one place – it's your social emergency saviour for things to do today

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Head down to one of the thousands of things to do in London today taking place all across the capital. We've picked our favourite things to get you started and, if you're making plans for things to do this weekend too, check out our guides to what's on in London this Friday, this Saturday and this Sunday.

RECOMMENDED: read the full Time Out London hot list here


Green Man presents Courtyard

If you can’t face the Brecon Beacons, get the tube to King’s Cross for a baby Green Man festival with ‘Courtyard’, five days of Welsh beer, cider and a solid line-up featuring Dutch Uncles and many more. Tidy. 

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Lewis Cubitt Square , King's Cross Until Sunday May 28 2017

The Pool Party

No need to bring your togs to this celebration of women’s writing and music for the Greenwich Book Festival. With Sarah Perry, Lisa McInerney and Laura Barnett. 

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Old Royal Naval College , Greenwich Friday May 26 2017

Modern Masculinity

Spend what would have been John Wayne’s 110th birthday at this merciless takedown of the male archetype for a night of drag, poetry and comedy cabaret. 

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Vout-O-Reenees , Aldgate Friday May 26 2017

Dear Diary

From the memoirs of a cross-dressing Lesbian in Jane Austen’s era to the day in the life of a UNICEF worker in Yemen, have a nosey through diaries from 1400BC to the present day at ‘Dear Diary’, an exhibition celebrating the ways in which we’ve used diaries to capture the human experience throughout history. 

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Somerset House , Temple Until Friday July 7 2017

MCM London Comic Con

A firm fixture on every fanboy's annual calendar, London Comic Con is the UK's biggest modern pop culture convention. With dealer stalls, special guests, plenty of manga, games and cosplay there’s heaps to get excited about. 

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ExCeL London , Custom House Until Sunday May 28 2017

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By: Time Out London Things To Do


Allan S
Allan S

If only we could get into London but all the train Sevices on our area are closed for engineering works as per usual at holiday times.

Rachel H
Rachel H

Come down to Clapton Jumble Trail for some bargains #claptonjumbletrail - Glyn Road & Chatsworth E5

Michael R
Michael R

Just saw the `kink's musical Sunny Afternoon yesterday. Great show The music holds up The story is very engaging and the audience started a standing ovation for the last ten minutes of the show.  An inspiring evening WELL WORTH SEEING. NOW IF ONLY THE WEATHER WOULD WARM UP.

Ryan S
Ryan S

Don't live or work here it's horrible! Come on a holiday instead!

Kamel K
Kamel K

i love this amazing land , & i'll like to travel & work there , it's  a pleasure for me thank's