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Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser, V&A

May 22 - December 31
In a landmark exhibition, the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) is showing Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser from May to December to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the release Lewis Carroll’s...
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David Hockney: The Arrival of Spring, RA

May 23 - September 26
This summer the Royal Academy of Arts will present David Hockney: The Arrival of Spring, Normandy, 2020 at its Galleries 2, 3, Central Hall and Lecture Room. This new body of work was created by the Yorkshire artist...
London Design Biennale 2021

London Design Biennale, Somerset House​

June 1 - June 27
Somerset House will host the third London Design Biennale this June. Established in 2016 by Sir John Sorrell CBE and Ben Evans CBE, London Design Biennale promotes international collaboration and...
Anatomy of the Mind

Anatomy of the Mind, Opera Gallery

June 4 - June 27
Anatomy of the Mind is an exhibition of work by Swiss contemporary artist Andy Denzler to be held at the Opera Gallery, London this June. The exhibition will include 20 works the Zurich-based...
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Absolutely Augmented Reality, Hoxton 253

June 5 - June 29
Hoxton 253 Gallery will open Absolutely Augmented Reality, a new exhibition of work by New York-based artists Ajuan Song and Kuzma Vostrikov in June 2021. The exhibition, which was previously...
UEFA Euro 2020

UEFA Euro 2020 Football, Wembley

June 11 - July 11
London will host the final of the UEFA European Football Championship (or UEFA Euro 2020) on 11 July at Wembley stadium. The last time London hosted the finals of a major international football competition...
Kensington & Chelsea Festival

Kensington + Chelsea Festival 2021

June 21 - August 31
The west of London will come alive with a plethora of live performances and public art for two months this summer with the first Kensington + Chelsea Festival from 21 June to 31 August...
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Cockpit Summer Festival 2021

June 25 - July 4
Cockpit Arts will hold its summer festival in Holborn and Deptford over the weekends of 25 to 27 June and 2 to 4 July, 2021. The Cockpit Summer Festival will be held both online and in person...

ICA to Reopen with War Inna Babylon

The Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) will reopen its doors after lockdown with the exhibition War Inna Babylon : The Community’s Struggle for Truths and Rights in July 2021…

Bingham Riverhouse Reopened on The Thames

In line with the gradual easing of Government Covid restrictions Bingham Riverhouse reopened its Steven Edwards Restaurant as well as 15 bedrooms on 17 May…

AIRE Ancient Baths to Open in Covent Garden

AIRE Ancient Baths will open its first London property near Covent Garden this summer. The spa will be located in 2-3 Robert Street, just off the Strand and close to…

Royal Court Reopening Programme

A new short piece by Caryl Churchill and the award-winning seven methods of killing kylie jenner are two of the highlights of the Royal Court reopening programme that will run…

The Discerning Website for Londoners and Visitors to London Alike

They say that if you are tired of London then you are tired of life. They also say that life begins at 40. If you believe these sayings then London Begins at 40 is the website for you. With quality writing from our team of lifestyle, travel and culture experts we hope to bring the irrespressible life of the most amazing and diverse metropolis to you.

Whether you are looking for a green space in which to chill, the best Sunday brunch (bottomless Bloody Mary optional), afternoon tea, a gig for the weekend or the latest art exhibition, we will provide you with the greatest ideas on how to enjoy your time in the UK capital, be it for a long weekend break or a lifetime. Let us show you the wonderful things to do in London.

For more information about London Begins at 40, read here.

London A to Z Listings

London is a city bristling with activities and cultural attractions so it is almost impossible to keep track of your options. To make things a little easier for you we have provided our mini reviews of places you can visit in the UK capital, as well as attractions for things to do in London.

Click here to discover the best art galleries, attractions, cinemas, museums, open spaces, theatres, shops and markets, sports venues and other arts in London.

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