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Whitechapel Gallery Phantoms of Surrealism

Phantoms of Surrealism, Whitechapel Gallery

May 19 - December 12
From May the Whitechapel Gallery in London will present a new archive exhibition, Phantoms of Surrealism that collates artworks, photographic scrapbooks and correspondence from the London International Surrealist...
Our Future Planet Climeworks’ Direct Air Capture machine, © Science Museum Group (3)

Our Future Planet, Science Museum

May 19, 2021 - September 4, 2022
Climate change is the biggest issue facing both our and future generations. Our Future Planet is an exhibition at the Science Museum that addresses the potential of carbon capture to save our planet...
Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser Victoria and Albert Museum The Rabbit Sends in a Little Bill (c) Kristjana S. Williams.jpg

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...
The Arrival of Spring "No. 133", 23rd March 2020 iPad painting

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...
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...
Underbelly Festival 2021 Rhod Gilbert

Underbelly Festival 2021, Cavendish Square

July 1 - September 26
The Underbelly Festival will once more come to central London from July to September, this time at Cavendish Square just around the corner from Oxford Circus station. London’s original pop-up...
Paddington: The Story of a Bear

Paddington: The Story of a Bear, British Library

July 9 - October 31
The world’s favourite bear returns to London from the depths of darkest Peru for an exhibition at the British Library to celebrate his 60th birthday. Paddington: The Story of a Bear, featuring...

Eastival Food and Music Festival

August 7 @ 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm BST
The team behind Dinerama, Hawker House and Giant Robot have joined forces with the founder of Eastern Electrics to bring you Eastival: one unmissable day of food and grooves from...

The Alice at The Franklin Afternoon Tea

The Franklin London – Starhotels Collezione, Knightsbridge, has announced the launch of a new afternoon tea inspired by the Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser…

Hot Sauce Festival Returns in August

After burning into the hearts of saucy Londoner’s nearly two years ago (sigh) for its roadblock inaugural event, Hot Sauce Society returns for two days of spicy fun in Peckham’s…

Solve a Thames Murder Mystery

City Cruises has added a Thames murder mystery dinner cruise to its range of London experiences. The first murder mystery cruise will commence on 15 July with further outings…

Hyatt Place Opens in East London

Hyatt Place London City East, the first Hyatt Place hotel in Central London, opened 28 June, bringing stylish interiors, expertly-curated street art and stunning city views…

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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