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Things to do in London today

Find the latest tips on things to do today in London.

There are plenty of fun things to do in London today, from shopping in world-famous districts and seeing top attractions and shows, to exploring green spaces and tucking into foodie treats.

While you're in London, find "what's on today near me" easily by downloading the Visit London app, which is full of on-the-go inspiration.

Things to do today in London  

Visit top attractions

An aerial view of Tower Bridge on a bright day, with The Shard and City Hall in the background.

If you're looking for inspiration on what to do in London today, take your pick from London's top attractions, many of which are open daily. Enjoy family favourites Warner Bros. Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter and Madame Tussauds London; visit historic icons such as Tower Bridge; or check out the views from the London Eye and aboard the IFS Cloud Cable Car.

Don't miss a visit to the Tower of London, one of the world's most iconic fortifications and World Heritage Sites. See the crown jewels up close, meet the tower's famous raven guardians and hear gruesome tales of torture and treachery from the Yeoman Warders.

Find more attractions and book in advance to guarantee entry.

See a show

Mrs doubtfire stands in the doorway of the home of her family next to her three children and ex wife.

Grab a seat at one of London's must-see musicals or catch the best plays in London, which are performed most days in London's West End and beyond. Find out what's on today, check the latest availability, discover matinees and book with our guide to London theatre.

Where to go in London today – take a tour

A blue and white double decker sightseeing bus tour is driving past the busy streets of London.

Make use of special one-day sightseeing tickets, including a hop-on hop-off bus tour and the 24-hour Uber Boat by Thames Clipper River Roamer, allowing you to explore the city in your own time. Or see even more of the city by joining one of the many organised tours, from bus tours and Thames river cruises, to guided walking tours.

Alternatively, fill your day exploring beyond London with day trips taking in unmissable sights such as Stonehenge, as well as towns and villages including Bath and the Cotswolds. Check last-minute availability or book ahead.

Find family activities in London today

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With so many things to do for families in London, it’s easy to make great memories with the kids, whatever their age! Visit top family attractions and see spectacular kids theatre in London. If it's raining today, check out these rainy day activities!

Shop till you drop

Go on a shopping spree at London shops, from famous department stores, to high street and independent brands in London’s top shopping hotspots. Find our top tips on where to shop sustainably in London.

Enjoy an exhibition

A man stands in one of the galleries at Frameless and observes the painting The Garden of Earthly Delights projected on two walls.

Whatever the day, you'll find fascinating exhibitions in London museums and galleries. From free exhibits and permanent collections to the latest blockbuster art shows and museum exhibitions, there's a chance to discover something new or to marvel at works by top talents.

Feast on London's food and drink scene

A woman is taking a photo on her smartphone of her friend holding a mimosa during the afternoon tea bus tour of London.

Whether you're starting the day with breakfast or brunch, indulging in afternoon tea, dining at a restaurant or ending the night with drinks at a pub or bar, London has all sorts of foodie treats up its sleeve. Or enjoy a meal with a difference with dinner cruises along the Thames or afternoon tea tours

Discover epic events

London hosts some of the world's top events, from world-famous festivals and sporting spectacles to cultural celebrations, concerts and family fun. Check out world-class special events in London today and plan ahead.

Plan your next visit

Make the most of what’s on in London with these top things to do each month and each weekend – and take a look at the London events calendar for unmissable events throughout the year.