101 Things to do in London

From museums, galleries, park and markets to big days out, this is your 101 list of things to do in London

Based on Timeouts famous 101 Things to do in London, this is edited slightly to add more of the arts and less of the kids and sporty entries.  I worked on getting through this list between 2013 and 2014 to get a feel for the city, tick off my must-do items and see great sites I hadn’t even thought of yet.  Enjoy!

 

Museums and Galleries

1 – 16/03/13 National Portrait Gallery
2 – 17/03/13 British Museum
3 – 30/04/13 Tate Modern
4 – 30/04/13 Saatchi Gallery
5 – 27/05/13 V&A
6 – 27/05/13 Natural History Museum
7 – 01/06/13 National Gallery
8 – 13/07/13 Old Operating Theatre Museum
9 – 19/07/13 Advertising and Packaging Museum
10 – 03/08/13 British Library
11 – 10/08/13 The Courtauld Gallery
12 – 16/08/13 Tate Britain
13 – 18/08/13 Wellcome Collection
14 – 24/08/13 Geffrye Museum
15 – 24/08/13 Museum of London
16 – 13/09/13 Bank of England Museum
17 – 22/09/13 London Transport Museum ₤₤
18 – 15/03/14 Horniman Museum
19 – 29/03/14 Wallace Collection
20 – 12/04/14 Dr Johnsons House
21 – 12/04/14 The Hunterian Museum
22 – 12/04/14 Sir John Soane Museum
23 – 17/05/14 Brunel Museum
24 – 03/08/14 Whitechapel Gallery

Eat and Drink

25 – 28/06/13 Selfridges foodhall
26 – 13/07/13 Mix a cocktail at a masterclass
27 – 26/07/13 Dine at a celebrity restaurant – Jamie Oliver’s Union Jacks ₤₤
28 – 03/08/13 Have a Flat White at Flat White
29 – 10/08/13 Join the throng at Gordon’s Wine Bar
30 – 15/09/13 Do a weekly shop at Whole Foods ₤₤
31 – 21/09/13 Go to a Food Festival – The Brighton Chili Festival 2013 ₤₤
32 – All the time 🙂 Get on the burger band wagon ₤₤
33 – 03/05/14 Go to a Beer and Cider Festival ₤₤
34 – 27/05/14 Learn all about gin – Sipsmiths distillery tour ₤₤
35 – 01/06/14 Eat around The World
36 – 05/12/14 Drink in high places – Opening night at Sky Garden ₤₤

Big nights (and days) Out

37 – Spring 2013, Summer 2013, Halloween 2013 – Navigate the Thames by night ₤₤
38 – 27/04/13 Monopoly Pub Crawl
39 – Take an offbeat tour of the capital
40 – 14/06/13 Dance the night away at Kensington Roof Gardens ₤₤
41 – 14/09/13 See a superstar DJ at the Ministry of Sound ₤₤
42 – 08/02/14 Waitangi Day Circle Line Pub Crawl
43 – 13/04/14 Watch live sport – London Marathon 2014

Shows

44 – Watch a West End Musical or Play
10/04/13 A Chorus Line ₤₤
19/06/13 Wicked ₤₤
10/08/13 Swan Lake: Reloaded ₤₤
09/10/13 The Woman in Black ₤₤
02/12/13 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ₤₤
04/03/14 Matilda ₤₤

45 – Watch ballet and contemporary at the Royal Opera House
12/04/13 La Bayedere ₤₤
12/11/13 Chroma/Human Seasons/Rite of Spring ₤₤
24/05/14 Serenade / Sweet Violets / DGV ₤₤
16/12/14 Alice in Wonderland ₤₤

46 – Watch ballet and contemporary at Sadlers Wells
28/06/13 Sampled ₤
07/07/13 Political Mother ₤₤
03/10/13 LA Dance Company ₤₤
17/05/14 Scottish Ballets Romeo and Juliet ₤₤
28/06/14 Playlist ₤₤
05/07/14 New English Ballet Theatre ₤₤
19/09/14 Costella Ballet and Orchestra ₤₤
31/10/14 Thomas Ades: Feel the music ₤₤
22/11/14 Rambert: Triptych ₤₤
23/12/14 Edward Scissorhands ₤₤

47 – The Proms at Royal Albert Hall
18/08/13 Prom 48 2013 Ravel/Pintscher/Stravinsky ₤
22/08/13 Prom 52 2013 Tchaikovsky/Wagner ₤

48 – 30/08/13 Discover London cabaret
49 – 17/09/13 Get thee to Shakespeare’s Globe – The Lightening Child ₤₤
50 – 01/09/13 Theatre at the National Theatre – Othello ₤₤
51 – 22/10/13 Watch a show at The Southbank Centre – The Mathematical secrets of The Simpsons ££
52 – 19/01/14 Watch a show at The Barbican – The Bolshoi Ballet – Jewels ₤₤
53 – 12/06/14 Watch the English National Ballet perform – Romeo and Juliet ₤₤
54 – 07/08/14 Watch a classical concert at St Martin in Fields – Bach Brandenberg Concerto ₤₤

Attractions and Landmarks

57 – Take a peak backstage
16/04/13 The Royal Opera House
02/08/13 The National Theatre
10/05/14 Royal Albert Hall

55 – 17/03/13 Take in Harrods
56 – 10/04/13 Take an open-top bus tour ₤₤
58 – 25/05/13 Go for a Spin on the London Eye ₤₤
59 – 07/06/13 Poke your beak into London Zoo ₤₤
60 – 22/06/13 Explore Carnaby Street and Liberty’s
61 – 29/06/13 Float along Regent’s Canal
62 – 02/08/13 Take a spin on an old double-decker
63 – 04/08/13 Take a spin on a new Boris bus
64 – 26/08/13 Ride the DLR in the front carriage ₤
65 – 26/08/13 Ride The Emirates cable car
66 – 28/08/13 Ride every tube line
67 – 28/09/13 Tour The Houses of Parliament ₤₤
68 – 16/11/13 Explore an abandoned tube station – Aldwych ₤₤
69 – 26/10/14 Poppies at The Tower of London

Parks

70 – 11/04/13 Hyde Park
71 – 07/05/13 Boston Manor Park
72 – 29/06/13 Kensington Gardens
73 – 07/07/13 Green Park
74 – 13/07/13 St James Park
75 – 20/07/13 Richmond Park
76 – 03/08/13 Holland Park
77 – 23/08/13 Kew Gardens
78 – 26/08/13 Explore Greenwich
79 – 02/11/13 Watch the fireworks for Guy Fawkes from Blackheath
80 – 01/12/13 Parliament Hill at Hampstead Heath
81 – 09/03/14 Regents Park
82 – 15/03/14 Crystal Palace Park
83 – 01/06/14 Fulham Palace Gardens
84 – 09/08/14 Alexandra Palace and Park
85 – 14/09/14 Barnes Common and Nature Trail
86 – 16/11/14 Epping Forest
87 – 29/11/14 Victoria Park

Markets

88 – 16/04/13 Covent Garden
89 – 12/05/13 Camden Market
90 – 31/05/13 Wander along Portobello market
91 – 01/06/13 Graze in London’s Borough market
92 – 13/07/13 Brixton Village
93 – 28/07/13 Smell the posies at Columbia Road Flower Market
94 – 28/07/13 Shop at Old Spitalfields
95 – 17/11/13 Southbank Christmas Markets
96 – 07/12/13 Go to Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park
97 – 25/01/14 Broadway market
98 – 02/08/14 Tooting Broadway Market
99 – 03/08/14 Petticoat Lane Market
100 – 15/11/14 Netil Market

Trips

101 – Get out of town
19/05/13 Leeds
08/06/13 Brighton
06/07/13 Cambridge
27/07/13 Oxford
17/08/13 Stonehenge and Bath
05/05/14 Bristol
14/06/14 Hastings
12/07/14 Bournemouth
15/08/14 York