Whether you're with family, friends, or heading out on a solo trip, you can never run out of things to do in London.


This year, the city was named as Resonance Europe's best city for the second time in a row, and we reckon that might have a little something to do with the over 15,000 restaurants, 280 markets, 192 museums, 39 zoos, and countless experiences within its walls.

But with all that glitz, glamour and excitement at your fingertips there is a drawback: what should you actually do this weekend?

Here at RadioTimes.com we're experts at cultivating London days out and experiences, from the best immersive experiences to the best art exhibitions, and we know how overwhelming picking your next adventure can be.

So we've made a definitive list of the best things to do in London right now. This weekend (15th and 16th of June) you could take a visit to see the British Library for Food Season or catch the incredible exhibit The Art of Banksy, which has just been extended. Of course, you can always just take a simple trip to the cinema where Furiosa: A Mad Max saga is opening.

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Whatever your vibe, group size or price limit, we've got an experience here to suit you.

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Watch Line of Duty’s Adrian Dunbar make his musical debut this summer in Kiss Me, Kate

Jesus, Mary and Joseph and the wee donkey! Adrian Dunbar will make his West End debut this June in Cole Porter’s iconic musical Kiss Me, Kate.

The actor will star alongside Broadway legend Stephanie J Block in this sparkling Shakespearean adaptation, plus Doctor Who’s Peter Davison, and rising stars Charlie Stemp and Georgina Onuorah.

Whether you’re a Line of Duty fan, or a classic musical lover, this show is set to be the theatre event of the summer; running at The Barbican for just 15 weeks from 4th June to 14th September, so grab yourself a ticket now from £25.

Buy Kiss Me, Kate tickets from £25 at LOVETheatre

Adrian Dunbar and Stephanie J. Block on the poster for Kiss Me, Kate

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Go watch the EUROs

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  • 16th June 2024 — Multiple locations

EURO 2024 kicks off this weekend, so go watch it! England vs Serbia takes place this Sunday and there are a tonne of watch parties going on across London.

Buy England vs Serbia watch party Shoreditch tickets at Fever

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Don't forget about Father's Day

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  • 16th June 2024 — Multiple locations

Don't have Father's Day plans? That's ok, there's a lot of last-minute experiences you can snap up at Fever or Ticketmaster.

Grab a last-minute Father's Day experience at Fever

The Rest is History Live at Hampton Court Festival

  • 16th June 2024 — Hampton Court Palace, Molesey

The world's most popular history podcast is going live at the Hampton Court Palace Festival this Sunday. Join Tom Holland and Dominic Sandbrook as they chat all things Tudor.

Buy Hampton Court Festival tickets at Ticketmaster

Rugby County Championship Finals

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  • 15th-16th June 2024— Twickenham Stadium, Twickenham

For rugby fans, this weekend is the County Championship Finals at Twickenham Stadium. It's the perfect solution if you're feeling bereft after the end of the regular season.

Buy County Championship Finals tickets at eticketing

Brainstorms: A Great Gig in the Sky

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Brainstorms: A Great Gig in the Sky Frameless
  • 15th-16th June 2024— Frameless, Marble Arch

Immersive experience Frameless is hosting another late-night event, this time, a Pink Floyd-inspired one. With Pink Floyd's 1973 album The Dark Side of the Moon acting as the soundtrack to this experience, you'll embark on a multisensory journey through four galleries which showcase visualisations of brain activity in response to music. Sounds trippy, right? This experience is running from 7:30pm until 11pm this Friday 7th June.

Buy Brainstorms: A Great Gig in the Sky tickets from £30 at Frameless

Beethoven Sonatas by Candlelight

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  • 14th June 2024 – St Mary Le Strand Church

Here at RadioTimes.com, we have a whole list dedicated to the best candlelight concerts, this week, it's Beethoven'S Sonatas which is getting this luminescent treatment.

Buy Candlelight Concert tickets from £25 at Fever

Ratatouille at an open air cinema

  • 15th June 2024 – Bussey Building, Peckham

With the weather warming up, what better activity to experience than a film at an open air cinema? The Rooftop Film Club has plenty of films and locations on offer this weekend, but we'd recommend the Pixar classic Ratatouille at the Bussey Building in Peckham.

Buy Love Lies Bleeding tickets from £16.95 at Rooftop Film Club

Previews of Kiss Me, Kate at The Barbican

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Kiss me, Kate runs from the 4th June until 14th September at the Barbican Theatre.
  • Before 18th June – The Barbican, Central

This weekend is your last chance to catch the previews of Kiss Me, Kate at The Barbican. Opening night is next Tuesday so now is the chance to snap up a cheaper ticket.

Get tickets for Kiss Me, Kate at London Theatre Direct

BLAST Premier Spring Final

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - NOVEMBER 28: A general view of the trophy during the BLAST Premier Fall Final at Royal Arena on November 28, 2021 in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Photo by Joe Brady/Getty Images)
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  • 15th-16th June 2024— OVO Arena Wembley, Central

The BLAST Premier Counter Strike championships are starting up this weekend. Make sure you don't miss the e-sports event of the year!

Buy BLAST Premier tickets at Ticketmaster

Ongoing things to do in London this weekend

The Saturday Supershow at The Phoenix Club

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  • Ongoing – The Phoenix Arts Club, Central

Every weekend, you can catch the best of drag, comedy, musical theatre, and more at the Phoenix Club's Saturday Supershow. No two nights at this grassroots entertainment venue are the same, except the hosting by legendary cabaret host Michael Twaits.

Buy The Saturday Supershow tickets for £20 at Fever

Eddie Izzard's Hamlet

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  • Until 30 Jun 2024 – Riverside Studios, Hammersmith

Eddie Izzard is returning to the stage for a limited six-week run of her second solo show, Hamlet. Starring Izzard in 23 roles, this show promises to be a unique retelling of the Shakespeare classic.

Buy Eddie Izzard: Hamlet tickets from £49 at London Theatre Direct

The Art of Banksy exhibition

COLOGNE, GERMANY - MAY 09: A visitor views the Banksy works 'Girl With Balloon' during the exhibition "The Mystery of Banksy - A Genius Mind" on May 09, 2024 in Cologne, Germany. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
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  • Until 5th Jan 2025 – 100 Charing Cross Road, Central

World-renowned exhibition The Art of Banksy, has extended its London run into 2025, so there's plenty of time to see some of the artists' era-defining works like Girl With Balloon’, in three colour variations, ‘Flower Thrower’ and ‘Rude Copper.’

Buy The Art of Banksy tickets from £19.25 at Ticketmaster

And don't forget to read our Kathy and Stella Solve a Murder review.

The Moonwalkers experience with Tom Hanks

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  • Until October 2024 – Light Room, Central

Take a journey to the stars with none other than Tom Hanks, who will be talking all things space race. From those first steps on the moon to the future of human space travel, this experience is out of this world.

Buy The Moonwalkers tickets from £15 at Ticketmaster

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Dark Comedy on the Battersea Boat

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  • Ongoing – The Battersea Barge, Battersea

On the Battersea Boat, it's dark in every sense. As you take a night time trip along the Thames – getting stunning views of Battersea Power Station in the meantime – you'll sit through a wild ride of crowd roasts, relationship humour, and more.

Buy Dark Comedy on Battersea Boat tickets from £9 at Fever

Cabaret starring Cara Delevingne and Luke Treadaway

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  • Until May 2025 – Kit Kat Club at Playhouse Theatre, Central

Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club has some amazing stars coming in to play the Emcee and Sally Bowles. The latest: Rhea Norwood and Layton Williams.

Buy Cabaret Tickets from £30 at ATG Tickets

The Paddington Experience

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Paddington Bear Experience
  • Until 30th Mar 2025 – County Hall, Central

The Paddington Bear Experience is now open, which means it's time to immerse yourself in red wellies and marmalade sandwiches.

Buy The Paddington Experience from £25 at See Tickets

Paint in the Dark workshop

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  • Until 28th Jul 2024 – Old Brompton Road, South Kensington

Catalyse your creativity with this paint in the dark workshop – you'll be able to create something beautiful and fluorescent!

Buy Paint in the Dark tickets for £39 at Fever

London Zoo Nights

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  • Until 26th Jul 2024 – London Zoo, Central

London Zoo is now open for its late adult-only evenings. Featuring four hours of zoo time for just £21.50 (plus drinks!).

Get London Zoo tickets with the London Pass at GoCity

Get London Zoo tickets at Virgin Experience Days

Glasshouse Yoga at Ravenscourt Park's Secret Garden

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  • Until Dec 2025 – Ravenscourt Park, Hammersmith

Every Saturday, you can attend a yoga class at the beautiful Secret Garden in Ravenscourt Park. Trust us, a peaceful yoga class surrounded by nature is the perfect way to start your weekend.

Buy Glasshouse Yoga tickets for £14 at Fever

Horrible Histories Terrible Thames tour

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Terrible Thames
  • Until 1st Sep 2024 – Tower Bridge, Central

Combining a tranquil London boat tour with the very un-tranquil world of Roman battles, beheaded Tudors and evil rulers is this Horrible Histories experience. Featuring stories, re-enactments and songs, it's perfect for history buffs and kids alike.

Buy Terrible Thames tickets for £30 at Ticketmaster

Get lunch on the Fish and Chip Barge

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  • Ongoing – Paddington Basin, Central

Want a unique lunch idea? Why not try the Fish and Chip barge at Paddington Basin? Whether you're looking for a great date idea, or a meal with the family, you can't go wrong with fish and chips.

Buy Fish and Chip Barge tickets from £98 at Indytute

The Art of the Brick LEGO Exhibition

ITALY, TURIN, PIEDMONT - 2018/11/14: Detail of the famous "Yellow" sculpture by the artist Nathan Sawaya made with Lego bricks
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  • Until 14th Jul 2024 – The Boiler House, Shoreditch

You can find the full details of The Art of the Brick here, but for now all you need to know is that it features 150 sculptures and over one million bricks, from dinosaurs to the luminous kinetic skulls installation.

Buy The Art of the Brick tickets from £13.90 at Fever

Player Kings starring Ian McKellen

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Ian McKellen as John Falstaff. ATG Productions
  • Until 22nd Jun 2024 – Noël Coward Theatre, Central

Ian McKellen stars as John Falstaff in Player Kings, a dramatic reimagining of Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2. Catch this epic history while you can, or take a look at the best Shakespeare plays.

Buy Player Kings London tickets from £33.30 at ATG Tickets

Turn it Up: The Power of Music at Science Museum

  • Until 1st Sep 2024 – Science Museum, Central

Dive into the Science Museum's latest exhibit all about music and the hold it has on us. You can explore how we use music to create, perform, feel and connect with others, and so much more.

Buy Turn it Up exhibit tickets from £10 at Science Museum

The Enchanted Mirror Immersive Experience by HiddenCity

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  • Until 7th Jul 2024 – The Coal Hole, Central

This immersive experience takes you on a quest to find The Enchanted Mirror. Challenge yourself in teams of 2-5 to uncover a wealth of secrets from this fairy-tale world.

Buy The Enchanted Mirror tickets from £25 at Fever

Life Chronicles VR experience in Stratford

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  • Until 31st Jul 2024 – Westfield, Stratford City

Among many other VR experiences in London, you can try Life Chronicles, which takes you back to the dawn of time to discover how life was made.

Buy Life Chronicles tickets from £18 at Fever

Beyond the Bassline at the British Library

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  • Until 26th Aug 2024 – British Library, Central London

Right now at the British Library you can catch Beyond the Baseline, an exhibit devoted to 500 Years of Black British Music. This exhibit is the first of its kind and brings to life feelings of community, resistance, culture and joy.

Buy Beyond the Baseline at the British Library tickets from £15 at See Tickets

Fawlty Towers at the West End

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  • Until 28th Sep 2024 – Apollo Theatre, Central

If you're a Fawlty Towers fan, you'll pleased to know that writer John Cleese has kept "all the best bits" from the original series in the new stage play.

Buy Fawlty Towers tickets from £18 at Lov,e Theatre

F1 Arcade Grand Prix Watch Party with Simulator Racing for Two

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  • Until 8th Dec 2024 – St Paul's, Central

Not only can you use the F1 Arcade for games, races and an afternoon of fun, but now, you can join a special Grand Prix watch party each weekend. For more, here's the best F1 experiences.

Buy F1 Grand Prix watch party tickets from £80 at Virgin Experience Days

Dare Skywalk at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

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Fancy combining your a love of football with a healthy bit of danger? If so, take the Dare Skywalk at Tottenham Hotspur stadium!

Buy The Dare Skywalk at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for £43 at Virgin Experience Days

The Twist Museum

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  • Until 30th Jun 2024 – Oxford Street, Central

London's best illusion is still going strong. The Twist Museum has a huge of mind-altering immersive rooms and optical tricks, making for a brilliant day out.

Buy Twist Museum tickets from £15 at See Tickets

ABBA Voyage

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  • Until 25th Nov 2024 – St Paul's, Central

What is ABBA Voyage? It's dancing, disco and so much more. This London concert has been going strong for years, so get out your money, money, money and buy yourself a ticket.

Buy ABBA Voyage tickets from £67 at London Theatre Direct

Buy ABBA Voyage tickets from £77 at Ticketmaster


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