Best activities in London

Check out the top activities in London, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals

1. Tate Modern

1. Tate Modern

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353 local reviews
Bankside, London
Closed now
+44 20 7887 8752
Museum
Daniel & Marsio
An incredible collection of important and famous contemporary artworks including sculpture, paintings and inst…
Dorine
Currently running MineCraft Art Activities as experiences for children to help them discover art in this cutti…
Marco
A world class gallery of international modern and contemporary art. Explore its main floors and check out the …
1. Tate Modern

1. Tate Modern

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353 local reviews
Bankside, London
Closed now
+44 20 7887 8752
Daniel & Marsio
Daniel & Marsio
An incredible collection of important and famous contemporary artworks including sculpture, paintings and installations. A wonderful permane…
Dorine
Dorine
Currently running MineCraft Art Activities as experiences for children to help them discover art in this cutting edge digital media they und…
Marco
Marco
A world class gallery of international modern and contemporary art. Explore its main floors and check out the latest big exhibition and the …
2. V&A Museum of Childhood

2. V&A Museum of Childhood

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104 local reviews
Cambridge Heath Rd, London
Closed now
+44 20 8983 5200
Museum
Jenny
Great museum exploring childhood through the decades. Has daiyl activities and entertainment for children. Fre…
harriet
The V&A Museum of Childhood houses the UK’s national collection of childhood objects, ranging in date from the…
Malin
The Museum of Childhood has lots of free fun things to do for all ages, from toy exhibitions and displays to a…
2. V&A Museum of Childhood

2. V&A Museum of Childhood

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104 local reviews
Cambridge Heath Rd, London
Closed now
+44 20 8983 5200
Jenny
Jenny
Great museum exploring childhood through the decades. Has daiyl activities and entertainment for children. Free entry.
harriet
harriet
The V&A Museum of Childhood houses the UK’s national collection of childhood objects, ranging in date from the 1600s to the present day. As…
Malin
Malin
The Museum of Childhood has lots of free fun things to do for all ages, from toy exhibitions and displays to activities for children and fam…
3. Columbia Road Flower Market

3. Columbia Road Flower Market

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399 local reviews
Columbia Rd, London
+44 20 7739 4518
Market
Mattia & Linda
Great Sunday activity. Super cheap flowers after 2pm. Worth a visit
andrew
My Favorite Sunday Activity. It's uber romantic, beautiful flowers. It has a very Continental European feel, y…
Jen
This beautiful cobblestone flower market is only open on Sundays. It is buzzing with activity, street bands et…
3. Columbia Road Flower Market

3. Columbia Road Flower Market

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399 local reviews
Columbia Rd, London
+44 20 7739 4518
Mattia & Linda
Mattia & Linda
Great Sunday activity. Super cheap flowers after 2pm. Worth a visit
andrew
andrew
My Favorite Sunday Activity. It's uber romantic, beautiful flowers. It has a very Continental European feel, yet you will meet the real cock…
Jen
Jen
This beautiful cobblestone flower market is only open on Sundays. It is buzzing with activity, street bands etc - loads of fantastic cafes a…
4. Victoria Park

4. Victoria Park

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277 local reviews
Park
Orfhlaith
Victoria Park is one of London’s most important historic parks & is the oldest public park as it opened in 184…
Rakhi
Victoria Park is one of London’s most important historic parks and its oldest public park, visited by millions…
Arantxa
Victoria Park is one of London’s most important historic parks and its oldest public park, visited by millions…
4. Victoria Park

4. Victoria Park

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277 local reviews
Orfhlaith
Orfhlaith
Victoria Park is one of London’s most important historic parks & is the oldest public park as it opened in 1845 My house is a great Location…
Rakhi
Rakhi
Victoria Park is one of London’s most important historic parks and its oldest public park, visited by millions of Londoners for nearly 170 y…
Arantxa
Arantxa
Victoria Park is one of London’s most important historic parks and its oldest public park, visited by millions of Londoners for nearly 170 y…
5. The Horniman Museum and Gardens

5. The Horniman Museum and Gardens

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71 local reviews
100 London Rd, London
Closed now
+44 20 8699 1872
Museum
Lol
Loads to see in this vast collection of curio, plus an aquarium and visiting exhibitions and regular free acti…
Daisy
Fantastic local museum with or without children. Free entry to most of the exhibits, entrance fee for the spe…
Helen
Excellent local museum with an aquarium, music gallery and lots of Kids activities. The gardens are very inter…
5. The Horniman Museum and Gardens

5. The Horniman Museum and Gardens

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71 local reviews
100 London Rd, London
Closed now
+44 20 8699 1872
Lol
Lol
Loads to see in this vast collection of curio, plus an aquarium and visiting exhibitions and regular free activities for kids. There is also…
Daisy
Daisy
Fantastic local museum with or without children. Free entry to most of the exhibits, entrance fee for the special exhibition and aquarium. …
Helen
Helen
Excellent local museum with an aquarium, music gallery and lots of Kids activities. The gardens are very interesting too. (Café not great – …
6. Drink, Shop & Do

6. Drink, Shop & Do

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13 local reviews
9 Caledonian Road, City of London
Closed now
020 3343 9138
Establishment
Caroline
Fun classes and silly group activities every evening. Turns into a proper underground dance club on Friday and…
Nayem & Rebecca
Fun /sociable activities throughout the week. Club nights on Frudays and Saturdays
Alfredo
Cafe, bar, lounge, restaurant and shop with lots of activities to do. Drink, Shop and Do
6. Drink, Shop & Do

6. Drink, Shop & Do

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13 local reviews
9 Caledonian Road, City of London
Closed now
020 3343 9138
Caroline
Caroline
Fun classes and silly group activities every evening. Turns into a proper underground dance club on Friday and Saturday nights (which amazin…
Nayem & Rebecca
Nayem & Rebecca
Fun /sociable activities throughout the week. Club nights on Frudays and Saturdays
Alfredo
Alfredo
Cafe, bar, lounge, restaurant and shop with lots of activities to do. Drink, Shop and Do
7. Rich Mix

7. Rich Mix

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57 local reviews
35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London
Closed now
+44 20 7613 7498
Movie Theater
Kate
A Cinema with several screens and a venue for local activities, music and poetry events and has an art gallery…
Karen
Rich Mix is an independent arts centre very close to the flat. It has a full programme of cinema, live music, …
Vincent & Alice
This is a fantastic cinema with arts space and bar.
7. Rich Mix

7. Rich Mix

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57 local reviews
35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London
Closed now
+44 20 7613 7498
Kate
Kate
A Cinema with several screens and a venue for local activities, music and poetry events and has an art gallery and a cafe. An easy walk awa…
Karen
Karen
Rich Mix is an independent arts centre very close to the flat. It has a full programme of cinema, live music, theatre, dance, spoken word, c…
Vincent & Alice
Vincent & Alice
This is a fantastic cinema with arts space and bar.
8. Hyde park

8. Hyde park

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288 local reviews
Rangers Lodge, Hyde Park, London
Open now
020 7298 2100
LodgingEstablishment
Julie
One of the capital's 8 royal park, Hyde Park covers 350 acres and is home to a number of famous landmarks incl…
Sabin
Every year millions of Londoners and tourists visit Hyde Park, one of the capital's eight Royal Parks. Hyde Pa…
Dennis
Every year millions of Londoners and tourists visit Hyde Park, one of the capital's eight Royal Parks. Hyde P…
8. Hyde park

8. Hyde park

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288 local reviews
Rangers Lodge, Hyde Park, London
Open now
020 7298 2100
Julie
Julie
One of the capital's 8 royal park, Hyde Park covers 350 acres and is home to a number of famous landmarks including the Serpentine Lake, Spe…
Sabin
Sabin
Every year millions of Londoners and tourists visit Hyde Park, one of the capital's eight Royal Parks. Hyde Park covers 350 acres and is hom…
Dennis
Dennis
Every year millions of Londoners and tourists visit Hyde Park, one of the capital's eight Royal Parks. Hyde Park covers 350 acres and is ho…
9. Southbank Centre

9. Southbank Centre

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92 local reviews
Belvedere Road, Lon
Closed now
0844 875 0073
Establishment
Daniela
Great views of the river, bars, restaurants and lots of free activities. Also free WiFi. Within 5-10 minutes f…
Caio & Louise
Southbank Centre is a world-famous arts centre on the South Bank of the Thames. Take part in free activities …
Wing
Southbank Centre is a world-famous arts centre on the South Bank of the Thames offering a wide range of cultur…
9. Southbank Centre

9. Southbank Centre

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92 local reviews
Belvedere Road, Lon
Closed now
0844 875 0073
Daniela
Daniela
Great views of the river, bars, restaurants and lots of free activities. Also free WiFi. Within 5-10 minutes from the National Theatre and t…
Caio & Louise
Caio & Louise
Southbank Centre is a world-famous arts centre on the South Bank of the Thames. Take part in free activities and events and enjoy a wide ra…
Wing
Wing
Southbank Centre is a world-famous arts centre on the South Bank of the Thames offering a wide range of cultural events. See music, dance, a…
10. Clissold Park

10. Clissold Park

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110 local reviews
Church St, London
Open now
+44 20 8800 1021
Park
Suzanne
Brilliant park countryside in the middle of town. Fabulous mansion cafe and lots of activities. See the deer
Matthew
Beautiful park, lots of outdoor activities. There is an aviary, butterfly farm, animal enclosure and a organic…
Sebastian
Pretty Hackney neighbourhood park off the beaten track. Next to lots of lovely neighbourhood shops in Stoke Ne…
10. Clissold Park

10. Clissold Park

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110 local reviews
Church St, London
Open now
+44 20 8800 1021
Suzanne
Suzanne
Brilliant park countryside in the middle of town. Fabulous mansion cafe and lots of activities. See the deer
Matthew
Matthew
Beautiful park, lots of outdoor activities. There is an aviary, butterfly farm, animal enclosure and a organic market garden. There is also …
Sebastian
Sebastian
Pretty Hackney neighbourhood park off the beaten track. Next to lots of lovely neighbourhood shops in Stoke Newington
11. Ravenscourt Park

11. Ravenscourt Park

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32 local reviews
Establishment
Elisa & Dom
Local park with cafe and children's activities, paddling pool and sandpit
tina
This pretty neighbourhood park is a few streets from the house. It is a popular spot for jogging, cycling, bal…
Wing
Ravenscourt Park is one of the borough's flagship parks and features a paddling pool and kids’ beach in the su…
11. Ravenscourt Park

11. Ravenscourt Park

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32 local reviews
Elisa & Dom
Elisa & Dom
Local park with cafe and children's activities, paddling pool and sandpit
tina
tina
This pretty neighbourhood park is a few streets from the house. It is a popular spot for jogging, cycling, ball games, sun bathing and famil…
Wing
Wing
Ravenscourt Park is one of the borough's flagship parks and features a paddling pool and kids’ beach in the summer. The 13-hectare open spa…
12. Battersea Park

12. Battersea Park

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144 local reviews
Carriage Drive N, London
+44 20 8871 7530
Park
Joe
Battersea Park is a 200 acre green space at Battersea, An inner city park with so much variety, hidden secrets…
Christoffer
Battersea Park is situated in London, just a couple of miles south of Marble Arch, considered by many to be th…
Frances
They've spent a lot of time doing up the facilities in this park so not only does it have beautiful landscaped…
12. Battersea Park

12. Battersea Park

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144 local reviews
Carriage Drive N, London
+44 20 8871 7530
Joe
Joe
Battersea Park is a 200 acre green space at Battersea, An inner city park with so much variety, hidden secrets, and activities. Historic and…
Christoffer
Christoffer
Battersea Park is situated in London, just a couple of miles south of Marble Arch, considered by many to be the most interesting of all the …
Frances
Frances
They've spent a lot of time doing up the facilities in this park so not only does it have beautiful landscaped gardens and waterfalls in cen…