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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

Guilty Pleasures at KOKO
Photograph: Mark Box
By Time Out London editors and Angela Hui |

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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Pxssy Pandemique
Photograph: Self Esteem
Things to do

Pxssy Pandemique

Instagram, London

Yorkshire pop icon Self Esteem, aka Rebecca Lucy Taylor, is combating self-isolation by curating a female-led digital music festival. Tune into @p_pandemique on Insta, to see workshops and performances from the likes of Aoife O'Conner, KT Tunstall and Marged. Performances start at 1.30pm today. 

Virtual Coffee Festival
Photograph: Courtesy of Virtual Coffee Festival
News, City Life

Virtual Coffee Festival

To try and salvage something for the hyper-caffeinated community, someone has gone and launched a virtual coffee festival – a world first, according to the organisers. A series of talks and workshops will be hosted via video conference calls on Facebook and YouTube. It’ll take place today between noon and 4.30pm BST.  

Richard II, RSC, 2013, David Tennant
Photograph: Kwame Lestrade
News, Theatre & Performance

David Tennant’s ‘Richard II’

Tune into Marquee TV, which has a huge amount of top-notch Royal Shakespeare Company plays on offer – including some guy called David Tennant taking on the title role of ‘Richard II’ – as well as the Classic Spring season of Oscar Wilde plays that ran in the West End not so long ago. 

Acis and Galatea, Royal Opera
Bill Cooper
News, Theatre & Performance

Royal Opera House ‘Peter and the Wolf’ 

The iconic Covent Garden institution will be streaming a major opera or ballet every Friday at 7pm for a month, starting with a 2010 Royal Ballet production of family fave ‘Peter and the Wolf’. If you missed it last night, catch it this weekend. 

Russian Roots:The LSO conducted by Gianandrea Noseda (their Principal Guest Conductor) perform Balakirev art Casella: Islamey and Shostakovitch: Symphony No 1 in the Barbican Hall on Thursday 28 Mar. 2019.Photo by Mark Allan/BBC
Photograph: Mark Allan
Things to do, Concerts

London Symphony Orchestra: Always Playing

YouTube, London

The LSO is taking its concerts online. Tonight at 7pm, tune into their YouTube channel to hear Sibelius Symphony No 5 conducted by the one and only Sir Simon Rattle. 

British Museum
News, Art

Virtual Museum Tours

Even from isolation, you can still get cultured. Go on a tour (virtually) around some of London’s best museums, including the Natural History Museum, The Courtauld Gallery of Art, The National Portrait Gallery and the Britsh Museum. 

Boiler Room
Photograph: Boiler Room

Boiler Room: Streaming From Isolation

Boiler Room isn’t letting self-isolation get in the way of a good party. Today catch DJ EZ spinning a 24hour set via Instagram on @boilerroomtv. 

BFI Flare
Photograph: BFI Flare
News, Film

BFI Flare Festival at Home, all week

This month’s recently cancelled BFI Flare Festival is back in business as a streaming-apolooza, bringing a (nice) bit of the Southbank into our homes until March 29 (the dates the festival was due to run). Film lovers will be able to access LGBTIQ+ shorts and features from the festival line-up via BFI Player (it’s free to sign up for a 14-day trial). 

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