Things To Do

Discover things to do in your local area, from the best sporting events to pop-ups and food festivals.

Explore our handy guide of things to do, whether you are looking for something fun for all the family, the perfect pop-up restaurant for dinner with friends or the ideal event for some corporate hospitality. There is something for everyone with our list of local events and guide to what’s on in the UK.

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£66.75 Chelsea Flower Show
Tue, 21 Sep 2021

Chelsea Flower Show

Event

The World's most famous flower show will this year be a celebration of autumnal horticulture for the first time in its 108-year history. This unique event will be full of the usual excitements - gardens, shopping, food and drink.

From 21 Sep until 26 Sep

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£19 Foodies Festival – Preston Park, Brighton
Fri, 24 Sep 2021

Foodies Festival – Preston Park, Brighton

Festival

Locals are excited about the changed venue which spells a new and, they hope, larger-scale era for this festival. Enjoy a full range of exhibitor stands offering everything from artisan cheese to exotic chocolate, via craft beer and boutique spirits. Listen to live performances from tribute bands like Maybe Gaga and The Killerz as well as Scouting for Girls. The Chefs Theatre will give you plenty of top tips from the likes of new MasterChef Champions Tom Rhodes, Thomas Frake and Kenny Tutt and former Professionals champion Alex Webb. There's bake-off action and plenty for the kids too. All at Preston Park, Brighton. 

From 24 Sep until 26 Sep

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£20 How to Roll Your Own Dragon - Sushi Class
Sat, 25 Sep 2021

How to Roll Your Own Dragon - Sushi Class

Cooking Lesson - Inamo Soho

Inamo’s head sushi chef will be revealing a closely guarded secret to a select few of our guests…. how to roll your own Dragon! Inamo’s signature dish is the stunning Dragon Roll sushi - crunchy tempura shrimp, creamy avocado and a touch of mayo, and all in the form of a cute Dragon. It’s a firm favourite amongst diners at inamo, and now's your chance to learn how to make it yourself, guided by our sushi expert.

Duration of the class will be circa 45 minutes, and guests will also learn how to make a second roll specially created for the class. Our Red Dragon Roll which is the vegan sibling to our Dragon Roll will be available for our vegetarian & vegan guests.

Why stop there? Following the class you can choose to purchase the option to move to our dining room to feast on our bottomless brunch! One & a half hours of unlimited Asian tapas & sushi dishes from a superb selection of 30, alongside your choice of free-flowing wine, beer, or bubbles. 

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Free La Fiesta Brunch
Sat, 25 Sep 2021

La Fiesta Brunch

Brunch - Aqua Nueva

La Fiesta Brunch is available every Saturday 12pm-2.30pm, and for £40 per person, you can enjoy a selection of tapas inspired by southern Spain. Starting with salmorejo (a classic Andalusian soup), the brunch moves on to crystal bread and aioli, Spanish tortilla with a piquillo purée, and a selection of snackable croquettes.

Save some room for the rest, because after a platter of Spanish skewers (with paprika-marinated chicken, chorizo and chimichurri, and seared salmon in a sherry dressing), you’ll be invited to munch on raspberry churros, which you’ve just got to dunk into a rich Pedro Ximénez chocolate sauce. And because this is a London brunch, you can of course make it bottomless, with the choice to add 90 minutes of limitless cava, sangria, or Agua de Valencia: a cocktail of cava, orange juice, vodka, and gin.

Set in the heart of London’s West End with a captivating rooftop terrace, Aqua Nueva offers guests a taste of Spanish culture in one of London’s most desirable locations.

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£19 Foodies Festival – Chelmsford
Fri, 01 Oct 2021

Foodies Festival – Chelmsford

Festival

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Locals are excited about the changed venue which spells a new and, they hope, larger-scale era for this festival. Enjoy a full range of exhibitor stands offering everything from artisan cheese to exotic chocolate, via craft beer and boutique spirits. Listen to live performances from tribute bands like Maybe Gaga and Flash Queen as well as Sophie Ellis-Bextor. The Chefs Theatre will give you plenty of top tips from the likes of Bake Off winner Candice Brown for former MasterChef Champions Thomas Frake and Irini Tzortzoglou and former Professionals champion Alex Webb. There's plenty for the kids too. All at Hylands Park, Chelmsford. 

From 1 Oct until 3 Oct

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Free La Fiesta Brunch
Sat, 02 Oct 2021

La Fiesta Brunch

Brunch - Aqua Nueva

La Fiesta Brunch is available every Saturday 12pm-2.30pm, and for £40 per person, you can enjoy a selection of tapas inspired by southern Spain. Starting with salmorejo (a classic Andalusian soup), the brunch moves on to crystal bread and aioli, Spanish tortilla with a piquillo purée, and a selection of snackable croquettes.

Save some room for the rest, because after a platter of Spanish skewers (with paprika-marinated chicken, chorizo and chimichurri, and seared salmon in a sherry dressing), you’ll be invited to munch on raspberry churros, which you’ve just got to dunk into a rich Pedro Ximénez chocolate sauce. And because this is a London brunch, you can of course make it bottomless, with the choice to add 90 minutes of limitless cava, sangria, or Agua de Valencia: a cocktail of cava, orange juice, vodka, and gin.

Set in the heart of London’s West End with a captivating rooftop terrace, Aqua Nueva offers guests a taste of Spanish culture in one of London’s most desirable locations.

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£85.00 Wiltons Oyster Masterclass
Mon, 04 Oct 2021

Wiltons Oyster Masterclass

Cooking Lesson - Wiltons

Our two hour oyster masterclass is the perfect opportunity for the curious, the novice and the aficionado to join us in busting the myths that surround opening and eating oysters. Learn the health benefits and sample a range of oysters from around the British Isles. The Oyster Masterclass is held at 6pm on selected Mondays of the month and includes an informal yet informative presentation, a dozen oysters,  a glass of Champagne and two glasses of white wine. 

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£75 Supper Clubs at Norma - Marsala wine evening
Tue, 05 Oct 2021

Supper Clubs at Norma - Marsala wine evening

Special Dinner - Norma

Norma's newly supper clubs, celebrate the best of Sicilian-inspired food and wine. Taking place on a monthly basis, each evening has a unique focus and promises to transport you from London to the Mediterranean’s largest island for a night of indulgent feasting.
Join us on the 5th October to celebrate Marsala wines. The unique fortified wine originates from the small coastal town by the same name in Western Sicily. Ben Tish and team have curated a special four-course menu with the perfect Marsala pairings.

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Falmouth Oyster Festival
Thu, 07 Oct 2021

Falmouth Oyster Festival

Festival

The well-established (and well-attended) Falmouth Oyster Festival celebrates the start of the oyster dredging season, the native Fal Oyster and the diversity of Cornish seafood, with four days of tasting, learning, cooking demos, live music and all manner of food, drink and craft stalls. Event Square, Falmouth. Full details to be anounced.

From 7 Oct until 10 Oct

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£40 Sushi & Sake Masterclasses
Fri, 08 Oct 2021

Sushi & Sake Masterclasses

Cooking Lesson - Inamo Covent Garden

Inamo Covent Garden is hosting exclusive sushi & sake masterclasses in association with Akashi-Tai, the premium sake producer. Guests will have the opportunity to don their aprons and learn how to prepare tasty nigiri & maki, alongside sampling hot and cold sakes. Experts will be on hand to explain the history, culture, and how to roll your maki properly! 

Guests take part in sushi making:

Preparing nigiri set.
Preparing salmon maki.
Make 3 pieces of nigiri and a maki roll each.
Sushi prepared is served to guests during sake tasting.
 

Guests then take part in sake tasting in our bar area:

Introduction to the sake making process.
Taste 4 sakes from the high-quality Akashi-Tai range; including a jumai daiginjo (premium sake), hot honjozo genshu, Ume Shu (sweet plum sake), Ninki Ichi (fizzy premium sake).
Start time: on each date class 1 starts at 6:30pm, class 2 begins at 7.45pm

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Free Wedding Open Day
Sun, 10 Oct 2021

Wedding Open Day

Open Day - Hintlesham Hall

Hintlesham Hall warmly invites you to our popular wedding open day

Skilled wedding professionals exhibiting

Our beautiful wedding rooms set up for a civil ceremony and a wedding breakfast for you to view at leisure

Our experienced event planners will be here to discuss your personal requirements

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£40 Sushi & Sake Masterclasses
Tue, 12 Oct 2021

Sushi & Sake Masterclasses

Cooking Lesson - Inamo Covent Garden

Inamo Covent Garden is hosting exclusive sushi & sake masterclasses in association with Akashi-Tai, the premium sake producer. Guests will have the opportunity to don their aprons and learn how to prepare tasty nigiri & maki, alongside sampling hot and cold sakes. Experts will be on hand to explain the history, culture, and how to roll your maki properly! 

Guests take part in sushi making:

Preparing nigiri set.
Preparing salmon maki.
Make 3 pieces of nigiri and a maki roll each.
Sushi prepared is served to guests during sake tasting.
 

Guests then take part in sake tasting in our bar area:

Introduction to the sake making process.
Taste 4 sakes from the high-quality Akashi-Tai range; including a jumai daiginjo (premium sake), hot honjozo genshu, Ume Shu (sweet plum sake), Ninki Ichi (fizzy premium sake).
Start time: on each date class 1 starts at 6:30pm, class 2 begins at 7.45pm

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£75 Supper Clubs at Norma - Donnafugata
Tue, 02 Nov 2021

Supper Clubs at Norma - Donnafugata

Special Dinner - Norma

Norma will play host to the family-run, Sicilian wine producers Donnafugata. Donnafugata have worked closely with the Norma team, to create a four-course menu paired with authentic Sicilian wines. On the night, we will have a Sicilian wine expert on hand to answer any questions you have about the origins of the wine, the making process, and the perfect food pairings.

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£299 England v Tonga- Autumn Internationals
Sat, 06 Nov 2021

England v Tonga- Autumn Internationals

Sporting Event

England will face emerging nation Tonga at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday 6th November.

All the previous meetings between the two teams have occurred at world cups (1999, 2007 and 2019). England maintain a 100% record having beaten Tonga on every occasion.

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£40 Sushi & Sake Masterclasses
Tue, 09 Nov 2021

Sushi & Sake Masterclasses

Cooking Lesson - Inamo Covent Garden

Inamo Covent Garden is hosting exclusive sushi & sake masterclasses in association with Akashi-Tai, the premium sake producer. Guests will have the opportunity to don their aprons and learn how to prepare tasty nigiri & maki, alongside sampling hot and cold sakes. Experts will be on hand to explain the history, culture, and how to roll your maki properly! 

Guests take part in sushi making:

Preparing nigiri set.
Preparing salmon maki.
Make 3 pieces of nigiri and a maki roll each.
Sushi prepared is served to guests during sake tasting.
 

Guests then take part in sake tasting in our bar area:

Introduction to the sake making process.
Taste 4 sakes from the high-quality Akashi-Tai range; including a jumai daiginjo (premium sake), hot honjozo genshu, Ume Shu (sweet plum sake), Ninki Ichi (fizzy premium sake).
Start time: on each date class 1 starts at 6:30pm, class 2 begins at 7.45pm

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Free Newmarket Food & Drink Festival
Tue, 09 Nov 2021

Newmarket Food & Drink Festival

Festival

This popular festival provides a great day out in the grounds of The Jockey Club Rooms in the centre of Newmarket. Artisan food and drink producers from across East Anglia will be showcasing their wares while chefs like Rosemary Shrager and Tristan Welsh provide live demonstrations. There's also live music, a selection of bars and family entertainment. All in the centre of Newmarket. 

 

From 9 Nov until 9 Dec

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£649 England v Australia - Autumn Internationals
Sat, 13 Nov 2021

England v Australia - Autumn Internationals

Sporting Event

The Wallabies return to Twickenham Stadium in 2021.

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£749 England v South Africa - Autumn Internationals
Sat, 20 Nov 2021

England v South Africa - Autumn Internationals

Sporting Event

The Springboks will be a stern test for England; the game is invariably a bruising, physical encounter full of passion and drama. Although in somewhat of a rebuilding phase between Rugby World Cups, the Springboks are always dangerous and boast some of the best young talent in world rugby, including hooker Malcolm Marx and back-rowers Pieter-Steph Du Toit and Jean-Luc Du Preez.

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£49 Christmas joiners Party
Fri, 26 Nov 2021

Christmas joiners Party

Shared Party - Oatlands Park Hotel

Our themed Christmas parties are truly memorable occasions and guests will enjoy the full festive atmosphere. This years party theme for 2021 is The Great Gatsby, so you can expect lots of gold, glitter, and a swinging good time as we transform the hotel back to the roaring 20’s.

Our Christmas joiners party takes place on Friday 26th November. Experience a red carpet welcome at 7pm, with a glass of Prosecco before enjoying a superb 3 course meal or buffet, and music from our resident DJ.

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£75 Supper Clubs at Norma - Truffle
Wed, 01 Dec 2021

Supper Clubs at Norma - Truffle

Special Dinner - Norma

Ben Tish and the team have created a rich five-course menu centred around everybody's favourite fungus - winter truffles. The indulgent menu is sure to keep you warm during the coldest month.

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Free England v Wales - Guinness Six Nations Rugby
Sat, 26 Feb 2022

England v Wales - Guinness Six Nations Rugby

Sporting Event

England welcome Wales to Twickenham for the Six Nations

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£14 Eat & Drink Festival London
Fri, 25 Mar 2022

Eat & Drink Festival London

Festival

A celebration of the best in modern cuisine, mixology and independent produce all under one roof. Get new foodie ideas and inspiration, new culinary skills and specific cooking tips. Discover what's new in the wine, beer and spirits world and enjoy a load of artisanal shopping opportunities. Tickets are reduced to £14/£16 if booked in advance. Further announcements to be made.

From 25 Mar until 4 Oct

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£35 Nocturne Live at Blenheim Palace
Thu, 16 Jun 2022

Nocturne Live at Blenheim Palace

Festival

On 16-19 June 2022, Nocturne Live welcomes artists including Lionel Ritchie, Simple Minds, UB40, David Gray and more…

Nocturne Live turns The Great Court at Blenheim Palace into a grand arena, as befits the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill and invites guests to enjoy a unique music and dining experience that immerses them into the world-famous Baroque surroundings with exclusive access to the Palace for the evening.

From 16 Jun until 19 Jun

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What’s on near me?

Whether you're looking for something free to do or the perfect activities to do with the kids, you will find endless ideas. Browse by the type of event or activity you are looking for or simple browse everything for some inspiration.

Free things to do

If you are looking for ways to fill your evenings or weekends that don’t blow your budget then you will find plenty of activities that are free to attend. Visit the Natural History Museum, the National Maritime Museum, the V&A or the William Morris Gallery for free and take in plenty of British culture. You could also look for a food festival that offers free entry so you are in control of how much you spend (and you will find there are always plenty of free samples to nibble on!).

Unique things to do

For something a little bit out of the ordinary, the UK is a buzzing hub for weird and wonderful activities and events. Head for a Harry Potter themed afternoon tea, visit a fabulously quirky pop-up restaurant or keep your eyes peeled for various seasonal events that appear all over the UK.

Things to do near me

Are you looking for something local? We list events and what’s on all over the UK so whether it’s a food festival in the Capital or a fun dining experience in Edinburgh, explore events that are local to you.

Things to do with kids

Looking for some kid-friendly activities? Plenty of museums offer special experiences just for children. Food festivals are another great option as many have live music, entertainment and dedicated kids areas that are fun for all the family.

Things to do at the weekend

Don’t let the weekend pass you by in a flash, discover what’s on this weekend and make some last minute plans. Alternatively, look ahead at the year and promise yourself to do one event or fun activity per month, it’s a great way to ensure you catch up with friends and make the most of your days off.

Things to do in London

If you are looking for things to do in London then congratulations - you are going to be spoiled for choice with things to do. Discover pop-up food markets, festivals and all the best one off events in the City.