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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. 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 Emirates Air Line cable car.

Make the most of the summer weather by venturing outdoors. Book tickets to visit the Tower of London's new installation, Superbloom, which surrounds the historic attraction with wildflowers, sculptures and sounds to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. Or explore Kew Gardens, home to the world's most diverse collection of plants.

Find more attractions and book in advance to guarantee entry.

See a show

Grab a seat at one of London's must-see musicals and top plays, 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.

Take a tour

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 and Windsor Castle, as well as towns and villages including Bath and the Cotswolds. Check last-minute availability or book ahead.

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, it’s easy to make great memories with the kids, whatever their age! Visit top family attractions and see spectacular kids shows. 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

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.

Feast on London's food and drink scene

The top deck of a routemaster bus, with plates and tiered cake stands full of sandwiches and cakes. 

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.

Drink or dine outside this summer in a beer garden, find fun rooftop bars, seek out alfresco restaurants or grab a rug and relax at picnic spots across the city.

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 what's on 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.