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

Time Out 50: 50 Years, 50 Covers exhibition
Things to do, Exhibitions

‘Time Out 50: 50 Years, 50 Covers’

icon-location-pin Ladbroke Grove

Time Out is 50 this year. To celebrate, we’ve put together an exhibition of our best ever magazine covers. The original print issues on display date right back to that very first magazine in 1968, through the radical ’70s and glitzy ’80s and ’90s and through to the present day.

Things to do, Consumer shows and conventions

London Fashion Week Festival

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Got a passion for extremely beautiful (and pricey) fashion? Shop a curated edit of designer collections from over 150 brands, go front row for a show and listen to talks from industry experts. 

Things to do, Consumer shows and conventions

New Scientist Live

icon-location-pin Custom House

Head to this light-hearted festival peddling some serious science. Hear a talk from astronaut Tim Peake, step inside the human brain (in VR, of course) and put your driving skills to the test inside a 1,000mph Bloodhound supersonic car.

Lucia Emanuela Curzi
Things to do

Covent Garden's Beautython

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Head to Covent Garden for a beauty marathon of special offers, masterclasses, instore tutorials, fragrance fittings and late openings from the shops around the piazza.

Things to do, Film events

Rivoli Ballroom Pop-Up Cinema: ‘When Harry met Sally’


Settle down in the beautiful surrounding of the Rivoli Ballroom – one of the last remaining ballrooms round – for a pop-up film fest along with plenty of popcorn. Tonight catch a screening of ‘When Harry met Sally’. 

Tower Bridge bascule chamber
Things to do, Concerts

Bascule Chamber Concerts

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Head down to one of London's most fascinating venues – Tower Bridge's Bascule chamber, which houses its counterweights when the bridge is lifted – for composer and curator Iain Chambers's concert series.

Things to do, Quirky events

Colourscape Music Festival

icon-location-pin Clapham

Venture into this enormous labyrinth space to explore nearly an acre of rainbow glowing rooms. 

Things to do, Consumer shows and conventions

London Design Fair

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Feast your eyes on the very latest in furniture, lighting, textiles, materials and conceptual installations from all around the world at the largest international design fair.