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BEST Things To Do In London Today

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  • Medieval and Renaissance Tour

    Cromwell Road
    London, SW7 2RL
    Medieval and Renaissance Tour

    The Medieval & Renaissance Galleries are home to one of the world's most remarkable collections of treasures from the period, ranging from delicately carved ivories and intricate metalwork to Leonardo da Vinci's notebooks and powerful sculptures

  • Laughing Matters: The State of a Nation

    Cromwell Road
    London, SW7 2RL
    Laughing Matters: The State of a Nation

    Through over 30 objects, ranging from costumes to scripts, from puppets to music, this display unpicks the punchlines to discover what humour since the Victorian era – whether subversive, surreal, mocking or celebratory – can tell us about what it means to be British today.

  • Flight

    Exhibition Road, South Kensington
    London, SW7 2DD
    Flight

    From mankind's earliest dreams of flight to the wide-body aeroplanes of today, discover the absorbing story of flight.

    Overhead walkways allow you to get up close to aeroplanes suspended in the air. Examine exhibits from the pioneer days of aviation, including the world's most authentic Antoinette monoplane (1909), Amy Johnson's Gipsy Moth and the Vickers Vimy, which first crossed the Atlantic in 1919.

  • Mary Quant

    Cromwell Road
    London, SW7 2RL
    Mary Quant

    From miniskirts and hot pants to vibrant tights and makeup, discover how Mary Quant launched a fashion revolution on the British high street, with over 200 garments and accessories, including unseen pieces from the designer's personal archive.

  • Cairo Streets

    Cromwell Road
    London, SW7 2RL
    Cairo Streets

    This display brings visitors face to face with everyday life in Cairo in the 19th century, through historic photographs of local people going about their daily lives. It also features examples of turned wood window screens, called mashrabiyyah, which gave a characteristic visual flavour to Cairo’s streets.

  • BMW Tate Live Exhibition

    Tate Britain
    Millbank, Westminster
    London, SW1P 4RG
    BMW Tate Live Exhibition

    In 2020 Tate Modern’s Tanks will again play host to an exciting series of installations and live performances.

    In 2019, Anne Imhof created a new large-scale commission, Sex. 2018 celebrated the performance pioneer Joan Jonas, while the first exhibition in 2017 included work from a range of artists including Isabel Lewis, CAMP, Wu Tsang, Fred Moten and Fujiko Nakaya.

  • Manners and Modernity: Ukiyo-e and etiquette on the Seibu Railway

    Cromwell Road
    London, SW7 2RL
    Manners and Modernity: Ukiyo-e and etiquette on the Seibu Railway

    Featuring courtesans, Kabuki actors and other images found in ukiyo-e woodblock prints the posters illustrate the bustle and thrill of city life in modern Japan. Humour tempers the message about how to be a well-behaved commuter. The display includes original ukiyo-e prints which depict some of the artistic influences that inspired the posters.

  • Top Secret: From ciphers to cyber security

    Exhibition Road, South Kensington
    London, SW7 2DD
    Top Secret: From ciphers to cyber security

    From the trenches of the First World War to the latest in cyber security, Top Secret explores over a century’s worth of communications intelligence through hand-written documents, declassified files and previously unseen artefacts from the Science Museum Group's and GCHQ’s historic collections.

    Trace the evolution of the gadgets and devices used to conceal crucial messages and to decode the secrets of others. Hear from GCHQ staff doing top secret work to defend against terror attacks and serious crime and discover the challenges of maintaining digital security in the 21st century.

    Explore the story of Alan Turing and the team of Bletchley Park codebreakers who broke the Enigma code in 1941, uncover spy-craft from 1960’s Cold War espionage and challenge your friends and family to become codebreakers in our interactive puzzle zone.

    Top Secret coincides with the 100th anniversary of GCHQ, the UK’s Intelligence, Security and Cyber agency.

  • Information Age

    Exhibition Road, South Kensington
    London, SW7 2DD
     Information Age

    Re-live remarkable moments in history, told through the eyes of those who invented, operated or were affected by the new wave of technology, from the first BBC radio broadcast in 1922 to the dawn of digital TV.

    Discover how wireless technology saved many lives on the Titanic and spread news of the disaster to the world within hours. You can also hear the personal stories of the operators who worked on the Enfield Telephone Exchange, the last manual telephone switchboard.

  • Britain 1500-1900 Tour

    Cromwell Road
    London, SW7 2RL
    Britain 1500-1900 Tour

    One of our knowledgeable V&A Volunteer Guides will introduce you to the V&A's stunning Britain Galleries which house the most comprehensive collection of British design and artworks in the world.

  • Door to Design

    Cromwell Road
    London, SW7 2RL
    Door to Design

    Come and admire the creative and imaginative artworks by pupils of three primary schools - Colville Primary School, St Stephen's CofE Primary School and Sir John Lillie Primary School - who have taken part in ‘Door to Design’, a project for primary school pupils, teachers and families.
    Working with artists and designers, students have created artworks in response to the architecture and design at the V&A for this display.

  • Fly Kids

    Exhibition Road, South Kensington
    London, SW7 2DD
    Fly Kids

    Take off with the Red Arrows!

    Fly Kids is a pay-as-you-go flight simulator that lets your child experience the sights and sounds of flying with the Red Arrows during one of their aerobatic displays.

  • Engineer Your Future

    Exhibition Road, South Kensington
    London, SW7 2DD
     Engineer Your Future

    Could you shape the world we live in? Find out if you've got the problem-solving, big-thinking, team-working skills to be a globe-trotting engineer of tomorrow.

    Visit our interactive exhibition for teens thinking about their futures, where challenges, games and films will help you understand what engineers do—and find out whether this could be a job for you.

  • William Blake: The Artist

    Tate Britain
    Millbank, Westminster
    London, SW1P 4RG
    William Blake: The Artist


    William Blake was a painter, printmaker and poet who created some of the most iconic images in British art.

    Radical and rebellious, he is an inspiration to visual artists, musicians, poets and performers worldwide. His personal struggles in a period of political terror and oppression, his technical innovation, his vision and political commitment, have perhaps never been more pertinent.

    Inside the exhibition will be an immersive recreation of the small domestic room in which Blake showed his art in 1809. You will be able to experience for yourself the impact these works had when they were shown for the first time. In another room, Blake’s dream of showing his works at enormous scale will be made reality using digital technology.

    With over 300 original works, including his watercolours, paintings and prints, this is the largest show of Blake’s work for almost 20 years. It will rediscover him as a visual artist for the 21st century.

  • The Snail and the Whale

    Shaftesbury Avenue
    London, W1D 7EZ
    The Snail and the Whale

    This is a wonderful tale all about a tiny snail who longs to see the world and sets out to do so by hitching a ride on the tail of a humpback whale. This unlikely pair go off on an amazing adventure until the whale gets beached and then it’s down to the snail to save him. How will this tiny little snail save a humpback whale? Come along for the adventure and witness this tiny snail’s little exciting journey as told through the eyes of an adventurous young girl and her oceangoing father.

  • Stick Man

    6 Leicester Place
    London, WC2H 7BX
    Stick Man

    Touching, funny and utterly original, Scamp Theatre’s delightful adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s STICK MAN is back at Leicester Square Theatre!

    What starts off as a morning jog becomes quite the misadventure for Stick Man: a dog wants to play fetch with him, a swan builds a nest with him, and he even ends up on a fire! How will Stick Man ever get back to the family tree?

  • Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Spirit Collection

    Cromwell Road
    London, SW7 5BD
    Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Spirit Collection

    Go behind the scenes with our knowledgable science educators for a look at the Museum's fascinating zoology collection preserved in spirit.

    As we explore some of the Darwin Centre’s 27 kilometres of shelves, you’ll encounter numerous treasures hidden among the 22 million animal specimens housed here.

    You’ll meet Archie, our 8.62-metre-long giant squid, view specimens collected by Charles Darwin himself and learn more about our cutting-edge research.

  • The Wolf of Wall Street

    5-15 Sun Street
    London, EC2M 2PT
    The Wolf of Wall Street

    An immersive production of The Wolf of Wall Street, the autobiography by larger-than-life American stockbroker Jordan Belfort, is set to open at a London location in September. 

    Based on the 2007 memoir, which was subsequently adapted for the big screen by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street tells of the highs and lows of the millionaire lifestyle, the flat-out debauchery that comes with it, and the pressures of a high-level FBI investigation. Belfort filed for bankruptcy at the age of 25, but became a stock market millionaire by the age of 26. At one point, his company, Stratton Oakmont, made one thousand dollars per minute. 

  • RSC: As You Like It Tickets

    Silk Street
    London, EC2Y 8DS
    RSC: As You Like It Tickets

    Rosalind is banished, and with her best friend Celia by her side, she journeys into exile. But not before catching the eye of love-struck Orlando, who is also forced from The Court into the dappled Forest of Arden. What ensures is a riotous combination of a feisty cross-dressing heroine, a tartan-clad fool, melodic songs and laugh aplenty.

    Blending physical comedy, music, storytelling and puppetry, this playful As You Like It brings the audience right to the heart of the action and is a celebration of theatre itself.

  • Only Fools and Horses

    8 Haymarket
    London, SW1Y 4HT
    Only Fools and Horses

    A stage adaptation of the classic British sitcom Only Fools and Horses, co-written by Paul Whitehouse, which is now in London's West End at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.

    First broadcast on the BBC in 1981, Only Fools and Horses was the quintessential British comedy show. Starring David Jason as South London market trader Derek ‘Del Boy’ Trotter and Nicholas Lyndhurst as his younger brother Rodney, the Peckham brothers spent their lives trying to get rich quick with a number of schemes devised through their company, Trotters Independent Trading Co. Their yellow three-wheeler Reliant Regal is an icon and can be spotted on the odd road across Britain if you’re lucky…