Things to do in London

Saturday, January 10, 2015
The beautiful Tropical Extravaganza at Kew Gardens

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, London24 reporter Dominic Gover selects the Top 5 most romantic places in London to take that special someone.

Saturday, January 10, 2015
[Photograph by Shayaharony]

Though Paris is known as the city of love, it seems more and more people are finding beautiful spots in London to pop the big question to their partners.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Naked Boys Reading does exactly what it says on the tin. [Photograph by VANEK London]

From the World Naked Bikeride to Streak For Tigers, it seems that Londoners are looking for any excuse to get their kit off.

Monday, January 5, 2015
There's still time to get your skates on! [Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images]

It’s not too late to go ice skating this winter! Winter Wonderland might be gone, but there will be ice rinks in the capital until the end of February, in case you should fancy a romantic Valentine’s Day skate under the stars...

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
The Bayeux Tapestry on display

Caen in northern France is a hidden treasure with history in the air.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014
You, next year [Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images]

Is your New Year’s resolution to get fit, lose a few pounds, or maybe run the London Marathon? Whatever your goal, we’ve got all the right gear to help you get kickstarted come January 1.

Monday, December 29, 2014
The New Year's Day Parade: inexplicably American (Photo by Sion Touhig/Getty Images)

The London New Year’s Day parade is an annual tradition and 2015 is set to be bigger and better than ever. Instead of nursing a hangover indoors, getting out in the fresh air to watch the spectacle. Here’s everything you need to know!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014
St James' Court, A Taj Hotel Lobby

With the run up to New Year well under way, using up those last days of holiday to jet off somewhere warm may be impossible - with limited time to plan and spiralling Christmas prices. But, though the next few months may be cold and dreary, there is no other city quite like ours and taking steps to enjoy it is easier than you think.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
The Big Wheel  [Photograph by Mikael Buck with Sony QX30]

This is a Christmas gallery with a difference - all of these pictures of Victoria Park’s Winterville were taken with a smartphone...

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Sara with a Galapagos giant tortoise at London Zoo

Kitted out in blue overalls and spade in hand I’m ready to shovel some poo. This might not sound like much fun but the poo in question is rather exotic - it came from a group of zebras.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Narrator Alan Titchmarsh with Sonya Cullingford as Mole. Picture: Johan Persson

If you’re dreading taking the kids to see the local panto this year, with its garish guffawing and worn-out innuendos, be grateful for Wind In The Willows at the Vaudeville.

Monday, December 8, 2014
[Photograph by Hope In Heels]

Ever fancied doing a charity run, but sweaty trainers and tracksuit bottoms aren’t for you? Then you need to know about London’s most fabulous fun run.

Thursday, December 4, 2014
This gorgeous picture of Winter Wonderland from the air was taken by the Met Police Service Air Support Unit

We’re a little bit in love with this aerial photo of Winter Wonderland, taken by our friends at @MPSinthesky.

Monday, December 1, 2014
The Minecraft Action Figures is expected to be a top-seller this Christmas

From an £8 Minecraft figure to a £400 electric go-kart the toys expected to be at the top of children’s wish lists for Christmas 2014 have been revealed.

Monday, December 1, 2014
[Photograph by Daniel Lewis]

Forget Trafalgar Square for New Year’s Eve - imagine you’re in Times Square and wait for the ball to drop at London’s best ping pong bar.

Thursday, November 27, 2014
The main room at the Museum of Comedy (Pic: Steve Ullathorne)

This week I visited the Museum of Comedy located at the corner of Museum Street and Bloomsbury Way in the crypt under St George’s Church.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
The Southbank Christmas Market offers a traditional day out (Photo by Dan Dennison/Getty Images)

Forget Oxford Street: here are the best Christmas markets in London to make your shopping a treat, not a chore.

Friday, November 14, 2014
Don't be left in the cold like these guys (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

We know it can be hard to tear yourself away from the sofa and Netflix at this time of year, so we gathered together the best winter warmers to get you out of the house.

Friday, November 14, 2014
Come check out the best Christmas pop-ups in London this winter

Fancy swerving the usual Christmas markets in London and trying something a bit different this year? Well check out the London24 guide to the best festive pop-ups in the capital:

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
You too could compete in the stunning setting of Hyde Park (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Forget gentle strolls and twee picnics in the park. In 2015, try a gruelling triathlon to prove that you’re as tough as an Olympian.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
(Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Everybody loves fireworks, so we thought we’d run down the best places to see the London skyline lit up for Bonfire Night this year:

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Fans inspect the new wax figure of the Sherlock star for flaws. They found none. Cumberbatch is perfect. [Yui Mok/PA Wire]

Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch is starring in another ‘Imitation Game’ as his likeness was unveiled at Madame Tussauds today.

Thursday, October 16, 2014
(Picture: Nicholas Goodden)

“I shoot street photography because I guess, like anyone, I love people watching.”

Thursday, October 16, 2014
Climbers arrive at the sunset summit during an Up the O2 expedition

Spending an evening 52 meters above ground gazing out over London’s skyline no longer has to be a pie in the sky idea.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Check out the best Halloween films in London

What better way to frighten yourself silly this Halloween than sat in a darkened room with some of the scariest films in cinema history unfolding in front of you. We’ve put together a list of the best spooky screenings in London, see them if you dare…

Friday, October 10, 2014
A raven perches by the site where Anne Boleyn was executed [Photograph by Phillipe Kurlapski]

It’s a typical horror movie scene: a moonlit night, a creepy tower – and the ominous cawing of a raven.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Who could resist such a cute character?  [Photo by John O'Reilly for ZSL London Zoo]

Even though the winter school holidays are shorter than the summer break, the cold weather can make it harder to find ways to entertain the kids. Never fear; London24 is here with our top five ways to have fun and stay warm this October half term.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
We know all the best places to give yourself the chills this Halloween [Photograph by Chispita_666}

Too big for trick-or-treating, but still love Halloween? Here’s the grown-up’s guide to London24’s favourite holiday.

Friday, October 3, 2014
BorisBeerhouse, the mascot of the Bavarian Beerhouse

Giant beers, giant pretzels and giant brass instruments, what isn’t there to like about Oktoberfest? And if you don’t fancy going to ‘official’ party in Kennington Park then there are loads of German pubs and bars in London to get the (almost) authentic experience.

Friday, October 3, 2014
Pork? ...Or red velvet cake?  [Photography by Nathan Pask for Miss Cakehead]

As the nights get longer, London24 gets darker, and we have some spooky Halloween treats for you in the form of Cakeageddon, the world’s first edible horror farm!

Thursday, October 2, 2014
Do you have what it takes to be the UK Rock Paper Scisorrs Champion?

If you fancy a crack at the rock, paper, scissors title apparently you’ll need to use an avalanche, memorise a gambit and master the art of cloaking.

Friday, September 19, 2014
You can feel like David Beckham at the Olympic opening ceremony on a crazy Thames powerboat trip (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)

Want to make the most of the river? Whether you want to sail, paddle, or party, we’ve got a way for you to get out on the water!

Monday, September 15, 2014
If you're terminally indecisive, London Cocktails In The City will let you visit 13 different bars at once!  (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for HELPS Teas)

The nights are getting darker earlier, and it’s time to retreat from the beer garden into the warm. London24 brings you the best drinks festivals to keep you warmed up and topped up this autumn.

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