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Things to do in London today

Make the most of your day in the capital with our pick of what's on in London today.
Discover things to do in London today with this handy guide. Whether it's dining at the best London restaurants, finding things to do with kids, visiting London’s art galleries and museums or catching a London theatre show, you’ll find plenty of inspiration on what to do in London today.

Visit London attractions and icons

Marvel at the views from the Coca-Cola London Eye and The View from The Shard or soak up some history at the Tower of London and Tower Bridge. Enjoy London’s top attractions from the comfort of a seat on board a Hop on Hop off Bus Tour or a riverboat cruise down the river Thames. See amazing artwork at the National Gallery, and the exhibitions at the British Museum are well worth a visit.

Uncover cool things to do in London today

Hunt for some of the capital's coolest street art before grabbing a coffee in one of the most Instagrammable cafes in the city. You can also join a London walking tour, browse the shelves at unusual shops or find adrenaline-filled activities in London. 

Enjoy outdoor London experiences

Make the most of the good weather with a trip to one of the capital’s parks. Sit beside the Serpentine in Hyde Park and take in the view or enjoy a picnic in St James’s Park with Buckingham Palace as your backdrop. The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew are always a treat in warmer weather and a stroll along the South Bank is a must.

Experience a London show

Book your seat for one of London’s top musicals and enjoy dazzling performances with a choice of matinee or evening shows.

Go behind the scenes with a tour at top venues including the Royal Opera House (select dates) and the Royal Albert Hall (tours available on most days), or embark on your own tour of London's musical heritage hotspots.

Find things to do in London today for kids

Keep the little ones entertained with countless great things to do in London with kids. Visit the dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum or learn about the planets and stars at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich. Let the little ones run wild at ZSL London Zoo and take them to play on the trains and buses at the London Transport Museum. Browse the toys at Hamleys or marvel at the underwater world of the SEA LIFE London Aquarium.

Discover events in London today

Check out things happening in London today. From world-famous events and annual celebrations, to top sporting events and fun-filled festivals, our events calendar is packed with activities to enjoy in the capital throughout the year.

Explore a London area

Spend time in some of London’s most popular areas, which are full of fun things to see and do.

If you’re staying central, check out areas such as the West End and Covent Garden for great food and shopping, head to north London for Camden and its famous market, or west to vibrant Notting Hill and the iconic Portobello Road.

Over in east London, fashionable Shoreditch is always buzzing, and in south London, Brixton has become a real foodie haven.

Or head to Greenwich in south-east London for museums, historic attractions and sprawling Greenwich Park.

Seek out free things to do in London today

Enjoy some of the many free things in London. Explore one of the city’s free museums, take a stroll around a leafy London park such as Hyde Park and Richmond Park, or find more things to do in London for free.

Download the Visit London app to find further details on what’s on in London today.

For more ideas and inspiration, check out things to do in London this weekend; whether visiting on Saturday or Sunday, there’s plenty to enjoy. Don't forget to also check the London weather today!