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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

One of the Emirates Air Line cable cars rises high above the Thames at sunset, with The O2 in the background.

Take your pick from London's top attractions, many of which are open daily. Visit historic icons such as Tower Bridge and Tower of London, check out the views from the London Eye or aboard the Emirates Air Line cable car, or enjoy family favourites Warner Bros. Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter and Madame Tussauds.

Book in advance to guarantee entry.

See a show

Grab a seat at one of London's must-see musicals, shows and pantomimes which are performed most days. Find out what's on today, check the latest availability and book with our guide to London theatre.

Take a tour

Angel-shaped white and yellow lights hang above Regent Street at night. 

Make use of special one-day sightseeing tickets, including a Christmas lights bus tour and the 24-hour Uber Boat by Thames Clipper River Roamer, allowing you to explore the city in your own time. Or join one of the many organised tours, from bus tours and Thames river cruises, to guided walking tours, Christmas tours or unique and unusual options.

Shop till you drop

Looking for Christmas gift ideas and stocking fillers? Go on a shopping spree at London shops, from famous department stores, to high street and independent brands in London’s top shopping hotspots.

Feast on London's food and drink scene

A Victorian-inspired fairground horse in front of a dart board inside Flight Club

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.

Families can refuel at one of the many family-focused restaurants, while those on a budget can tuck into street food and cheap eats. Or, why not splash out at a Michelin-starred restaurant or celebrity chef venue, whatever the occasion.

If you're looking to soak up winter vibes, try seasonal pop-ups at uber-cool rooftop bars, enjoy a drink on chilly nights at cosy pubs, or make it a night to remember at London's activity bars

Enjoy an exhibition

Whatever the day, you'll find fascinating exhibitions in London galleries and museums. 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.

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. For winter magic, immerse yourself in London's spectacular light festivals and one-of-a-kind Christmas events. Check out what's on today

Find family activities

Two people look at framed images on a tiled wall, bathed in vibrant green light, with a neon green twisting light above, at the Harry Potter Photographic Exhibition. 

With so many things to do for families in London this winter, it’s time to explore! Visit family attractions and find fun Christmas activities for kids, from festive tours to spectacular shows. Lay on the treats for an unforgettable Christmas in London.

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.