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Things to do in London today

Find the latest tips on things to do today in London.
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Go shopping in London, as shops reopen © London & Partners/Peter Kindersley

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

Most London venues have reopened following the easing of coronavirus restrictions; however, others remain closed and some major London events may be cancelled, postponed or moved online. Check what's open in London and remember to follow the latest coronavirus guidelines when out and about.  

Reopened venues have also introduced various safety measures, such as pre-booking, social distancing and reduced capacity, so make sure to check with the venue in advance.

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.

Make sure to check the opening times before visiting, and book in advance to guarantee entry.

Shop till you drop

Do you want to refresh your wardrobe or are you keen to snap up the latest must-haves? Go on a shopping spree at London shops, from famous department stores, to high street and independent brands in London’s top shopping hotspots.

Be entertained

Layton Williams and other cast members dancing on stage in Everybody's Talking About Jamie.

Some London theatres have already reopened with new and returning shows, with more top musicals and plays to follow this summer. Find out what's on today, check the latest availability and book with our guide to London theatre.

If you’re looking for outdoor entertainment, drive-in and outdoor cinemas have a host of cult classics to enjoy from the comfort of your car. Also, look out for outdoor theatre, exhibitions and street art across the city, a lot of which you can enjoy in your own time.

Explore the great outdoors

With so many green spaces in the city, it’s time to explore! Spot pretty blooms in London’s parks and gardens, find plenty of outdoor attractions or take some exercise at outdoor fitness spots.

You can also see more of the city with these cycling and walking routes.

Experience London's food and drink scene

Two people with drinks sit on a yellow picnic-style table on a sunny day, with London's skyline behind.

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

Soak up the seasonal vibes at outdoor food and drink venues: whether dining alfresco at restaurants with outside space, relaxing in beer gardens or enjoying drinks at uber-cool rooftop bars.

Make sure to book ahead to secure your spot.

Fun London things to do from home

If you're not able to make it to London today, we’re missing you, but we’ll see you soon!

In the meantime, check out our Virtually London guide for fun things to do each day from home: learn something new with online classes, work up a sweat with fitness classes or see virtual exhibitions, online theatre shows and live streamed gigs.

Keep an eye on the capital's landmarks with these webcams!

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.