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
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By Time Out London editors |
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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

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Things to do, Walks and tours

Osterley NightRun

icon-location-pin Osterley Park and House, Osterley
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Take a moonlit dash around Osterley’s beautiful eighteenth-century mansion on an after-dark 7km run. Tickets will raise funds to conserve the trails you traverse in the sculpted parkland.

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The Clash – London Calling
Things to do, Markets and fairs

Punk Flea Market and Car Boot Sale

icon-location-pin New River Studios, South Tottenham
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Get your mohawk-slicking mitts on records and merch before a post-flea gig.

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Film, Drama

‘Beautiful Boy’

Don’t miss this emotionally pummelling drug-addiction drama that'll bring a tear to any eye. If not, it's worth just staying for Timothée Chalamet alone. He's a superstar in the making.

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Royal Victoria Docks Open Water Swimming
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Sport and fitness

London's Royal Docks Open Water Swimming

icon-location-pin Silvertown

Get wet and wild with a winter swim session at London Royal Dock, where you can front crawl through open water, safe in the knowledge that there are staff on site.

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Things to do, Film events

Collective Cinema

icon-location-pin St Margaret's Church, Blackheath
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Watch ‘Moulin Rouge’ from pews in the overwhelming gothic setting of St Margaret’s Church at this pop-up cinema. Saturday’s screening of Baz Luhrmann’s riotous film will be set to live music from the church organ.

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Things to do, Quirky events

Jive Party at the Rivoli Ballroom

icon-location-pin Rivoli Ballroom, Brockley
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Monthly jive and swing party at the fabulous red-velvety Rivoli Ballroom. The night starts with a jive class followed by live music from a different band each month.

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Winter Happiness Festival
Things to do, Festivals

Winter Happiness Festival

icon-location-pin Re:Centre, Fulham
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Cold and skint now January has arrived? Don’t despair. The Winter Happiness Festival is back in town to see you through the bleak season.  

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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
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Say goodbye to Dry January and say it in style at Sipsmith Gin's cocktail pop-up on the Ham Yard Hotel roof. Sip on delicious hot G&Ts concoctions and realise that Dry January is for fools.

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Things to do, Markets and fairs

Flea at Flat Iron Square

icon-location-pin Flat Iron Square, Southwark
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Time to roll up those sleeves and hunt for bargain gold. The weekly vintage and makers market is back with heaps of antiques, clothing, homeware and loads more gems to rummage through.

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