Things to do in London

Fri, 16:33
Here at London24 we look this excited for pancake day (Picture: Getty)

Pancakes are amazing, but we’ve all had them with lemon and sugar. Here is our guide to London’s most unusual Shrove Tuesday offerings, from deep fried mars bar concoctions to ‘mancakes’. Eat up!

Mon, 17:12
designmynight events for February

We have a rather eclectic mix this time around. From a David Bowie tribute, channelling your inner Roman gladiator.. and of course the Superbowl.

Thursday, January 28, 2016
Four great ways to start your weekend

Check out these top London events from designmynight to help plan the perfect weekend

Friday, January 22, 2016
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Stuck for ideas about what to do on V Day? We’ve got an exhaustive list of what’s on in London - and if none of these ideas tickle your fancy, check our Alternative Valentine’s Day ideas.

Friday, January 22, 2016
Prosecco, lots of beer and Superbowl: some people's idea of heaven

Here’s our round-up of the best things to do in London from now until February 7th.

Thursday, January 21, 2016
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Are you at a loss as to where to go out this weekend? Or are you a PR intern desperately reaching for fresh ideas before your boss comes back from a boozy client lunch?

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Because you can have flowers and chocolates any day of the year

Whether you’re spending it with friends or just have a schmaltz allergy, we’ve got loads of ideas for a Valentine’s Day way more exciting than the norm.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
No ice in sight! (Photo: Sipsmith/Ham Yard Hotel)

We’re not sure we would, but London’s latest rooftop pop-up is based on this strange idea - proving that G&T and roof bars aren’t just for the summer.

Sunday, January 17, 2016
Get the lobster to share (Picture: Andrew Lunn)

Just walking into the London Capital Club through old, tucked away doors is exciting - and the sustenance inside lives up to the location.

Sunday, January 17, 2016
The Oncelers brighten up the stage with their green hair (Picture: Manuel Harlan)

This inventive, visually engulfing and perfectly scored show manages to make its ecological, anti-greed point without ever feeling like a diatribe.

Thursday, January 14, 2016
Kelly, who runs Fitness Fox London

It’s all very well starting out the New Year with good intentions to shed a few extra pounds and get into shape. But good intentions all too easily fall by the wayside.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Circus of Light by Ocubo is a giant big top projected on the side of the Granary Building in King's Cross. Featuring acrobats, jugglers, dancers and performers, a magical animated world of music and mayhem will descend on Granary Square.

Lumiere London promises to be one the city’s most spectacular events. Here’s our five-minute guide.

Monday, January 4, 2016
(Photo: Weli)

London’s first Chinese lantern festival is coming to Chiswick House Gardens this February to see in the Year of the Monkey with over 50 giant, hand-made lanterns.

Friday, December 4, 2015
What could be better than a Lord of the Rings marathon in a cinema?! (Picture: PA Images)

What better way to bring in the New Year than to watch all the extended editions of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit back-to-back in a Leicester Square cinema? BRING IT TOLKEIN.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
You're bound to have an awkward encounter with the photocopier

The era of crimping, perms, ridiculous shoulder pads and wine bars...who can forget the 80s?

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
(Picture: Secret Cinema)

Secret Cinema have released very scant details of their new event in London in February next year.

Sunday, November 29, 2015
A painting of The Judgement of Paris dinner

Take a trip to Newbury and you’ll find plenty of hidden attractions in the town and the surrounding west Berkshire countryside.

Monday, November 16, 2015
(Picture: Brompton)

A major exhibition celebrating modern cycling is set to open at the Design Museum in London Bridge on Wednesday.

Monday, November 16, 2015
Thai Square Spa are also opening a new centre in Northumberland Avenue

Wednesday is hump day. So as I walked swiftly (read ‘rushed’) from Covent Garden station to Thai Square Spa I was hoping the hour would calm me down - and it did.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Here are some of the best things to do in central London the tourist bus won't show you (Picture: Getty)

Central London has so much more to offer than the Tower and Madame Tussauds. Here are suggestions for quirky and unusual places to visit in the capital. We’ve got everything from ridiculous restaurants to speedboat rides - take a look!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
The Doctor Who Festival is at London ExCel from November 13 to 15  (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

Three years after thousands of Doctor Who fans marked the show’s 50th anniversary with a celebratory convention at London ExCel, the Time Lord is returning to the venue for a follow-up.

Sunday, November 1, 2015
South Lodge Hotel is a 45 minute drive from the South Downs National Park

Waking up to a panoramic view over the lawns in South Lodge Hotel is an experience to savour. A night or two in this tranquil countryside estate will wash the chaos of London out of your hair.

Friday, October 30, 2015
Relax with a glass of wine by a roaring fire (Picture: Steven S/Flickr)

As the winter cold begins to bite, we bring you a list of the best winter pubs in London. These are the pubs to visit when it’s dark at 5.30 and drinking fine ale by the fire is all you want to do.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Just how spooky can a night out in London for Halloween 2015 get? (Picture: Royal Parks)

It’s spooky and there is often alcohol involved (for adults only of course) - what’s not to love about Halloween? If you don’t know where to go out in London on Saturday October 31, look no further. Here is our guide to the capital’s haunted hollows...

Monday, October 26, 2015
Derren Brown is remaining tight-lipped about the details of his attraction at Thorpe Park

Derren Brown, the acclaimed British maestro of mind control, has teamed up with Thorpe Park to create the world’s first ‘fully immersive psychological attraction’.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Maggot racing was among the activities on offer

A dead body has been found in the grounds of the Natural History Museum – and it’s up to you and a team of amateur sleuths to solve the crime.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Mike Reiss has written for the Simpsons for 25 years (Picture: Crystal Palace International Film Festival)

Simpsons fans can learn the secrets of the hit show as screenwriter Mike Reiss flies in from LA to give a rare talk in London.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Birdies Crazy Golf Club will open under The Vaults at Waterloo

A new crazy golf course is set to open under the vaults at Waterloo where punters can try their hand at a nine-hole course while supping on cocktails and chowing down on tasty treats concocted by a Hawksmoor head chef.

Thursday, October 15, 2015
The Bootleg Club

The Bootleg Club – an extravagant 1920’s style party hosts its’ first Mad Hatter’s Cocktail Party on the 7th November. Guests will enjoy flamboyant floorshows, Mad Hatter activities, live band performances, cocktails, general debauchery and good old-fashioned fun.

Monday, October 12, 2015
Take a trip through the century that got us where we are today

If you love cocktails, art and history, you can immerse yourselves in all three in an event that showcases the tastes, sounds, sights and even smells of the twentieth century at The Apartment in The Hoxton Hotel.

Friday, October 2, 2015
(Photo: John O'Reilly for ZSL)

There’s plenty to do with your kids in London this Halloween, and this year’s events suggest it will be even scarier than the last.

Thursday, October 1, 2015
The Game of Thrones Halloween party will be held at The Three Compasses in Dalston  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Whether you’re a White Walker, Night’s Watchman, Wildling, Dragon, Stark or Lannister, leave your differences at the door and party like Winter’s never coming this Halloween.

Friday, September 18, 2015
The secret courtyard is very rarely open to the public (Picture: The House of St Barnabas)

Festivals are not just a summer thing. Bring in autumn in style with a silent disco in a secret Soho courtyard at the world’s first not-for-profit membership club, The House of St Barnabas.

Monday, September 7, 2015
40a Dawlish Avenue is a 'green exemplar' (Picture: Will Pryce)

Open House London 2015 will give everyone the chance to visit buildings in the capital they would never otherwise be able to access, including 10 Downing Street, a fantasy Victorian flat and The Gherkin.

Friday, August 21, 2015
Formerly homeless guide, Henri leads a fascinated group (Picture: Unseen Tours)

Grab the chance to help people rebuild their lives and see a hidden side to London by taking a walking tour with homeless guides.


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