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27 Things To Do In London On A Sunday

  • Monday July 2nd 2018
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1. The London Eye

See all of London in one go and from every angle on a Sunday when you take a trip on the London Eye.

2. Brick Lane Market

It’s wacky, weird, wonderful and a must-do place to shop, eat and hang out on a Sunday in London.

3. Columbia Road Flower Market

A stone’s throw from Brick Lane is London’s most famous flower market. Head up there about 3pm on Sunday to bag an end of day bargain.

4. Take a tour of Wembley Stadium

See the player’s tunnel, manager’s bench and the England dressing room.

5. Madame Tussauds London

Get up close and personal with all your favourite celebrities and have a selfie-extravaganza with your friends at Madame Tussauds.

6. Visit a local farmers’ market

Think about where your food comes from and then cook up a storm after shopping at your local farmers’ market. Open on Sundays are: Ally Pally (Muswell Hill), Blackheath, Camberwell, Chatsworth Road, Earls Court, Greenwich, Herne Hill, Highgate Hill, Islington, Marylebone, Peckham, Parsons Green, Queens Park, Tottenham Green, Walthamstow, West Hill. (See all the London markets here.)

7. See a West End show

Some shows have Sunday performances including The Lion King, Thriller Live and Matilda.

8. The London Dungeon

Learn about London’s history while having some scary fun with live actors in 19 shows and with including thrilling rides at the London Dungeon.

9. Take games and a picnic to the park

Choose your favourite London park, or one you’ve never been to before, and pack your blanket and a good book. Or gather your mates with a picnic, frisbee and a game of rounders. Check out 23 of London’s Best Parks here.

10. The London Eye River Cruise

Setting sail from right beneath the London Eye, this 40-minute circular cruise is a lovely boat trip where you’ll get to see some of London’s top sights and hear some fascinating London facts from the river.

11. Shop until you drop

Or until 6pm at least, when most of the bigger stores will shut on a Sunday (opening around midday). Head to Oxford Street, Westfield Stratford City or Westfield London in White City for the best high street shopping.

12. Walk the South Bank

Our walking guides will take you through exploring the South Bank from Westminster Bridge to Blackfriars Bridge or from Blackfriars Bridge to Tower Bridge on a Sunday stroll.

13. Shrek’s Adventure!

Shrek’s Adventure! is a family attraction which will take you and your little ones on a journey like no other. Along with Shrek you will meet a whole host of friends including Cinderella, Puss in Boots, the Muffin Man and, of course, Princess Fiona. But it’s cheeky Donkey who will lead the way and kick off your madcap adventure with a magical 4D bus ride.

14. Ride your bicycle

Take your bike or hire a Santander cycle and hit the parks and the Regent’s Canal. Herne Hill Velodrome hold novice women’s sessions every Sunday (you need a track induction first - first Sunday of every month).

15. Borough Market

Britain’s most renowned food market is an amazing place to buy produce, eat street food or drink and dine in one of the surrounding bars and restaurants.

16. Maltby Street Market

Maltby Street could be seen as Borough’s younger and cooler little brother. Open 11am - 4pm on a Sunday under the Ropewalk railway arches, the market nurtures startup traders.  

17. SEA LIFE London

Explore the creatures of the deep - the coasts, lagoons, shipwrecks and rock pools of SEA LIFE London on the South Bank.

18. Go on a pub crawl

Pick a few pubs at your leisure - maybe some of the city’s oldest (Nell of Old Drury, Ye Olde Mitre, Prospect of Whitby), or smallest (The Dove, The Rake, Cask and Glass).

19. Take afternoon tea

Quintessentially British and a fabulous way to spend a Sunday afternoon in the capital with small sandwiches, scones, pastries, tea and champagne.

20. Have a spa day

Relax at the end of the week and rejuvenate to start another one refreshed. The Berkeley Spa has a rooftop swimming pool overlooking Hyde Park, Aman Spa has its own waterfall and for more unusual treatments try Spa Illuminata.

21. The Sunday roast

Nothing is more traditional in Britain on a Sunday than the Sunday roast - meat, veggies, roast potatoes, Yorkshire puds, stuffing and gravy. Try the aptly named Roast restaurant in Borough Market.

22. Jazz at Ronnie Scott’s

Ronnie Scott’s host a family friendly jazz lunch on Sundays. Tickets are from £12 with music from 1-3pm and the option of having lunch.

23. Go to the cinema

Going to the cinema in London has really become an event to savour again. The cinemas are beautiful - you’ve got the Edwardian style cinemas, independent cinemas, those serving great snacks and drinks (including wine), the IMAX with the biggest screen in the UK, cinemas with sofas or fully reclining seats, take a picnic and do it al fresco, or go in secret.

24. Go to the quiet City

The City and surrounding areas can be eerily quiet on a Sunday, the shops, bars and restaurants that would normally be bustling at lunchtime and after work during the week are a place to relax. Head to Liverpool Street and check out Old Spitalfields market and Breakfast at Tiffany’s, do some shopping near St Paul’s and visit Postman’s Park, or have a drink or two outside on West India Quay.

25. Stand up paddle

Hire boards and take lessons with Active 360 and get out on the Thames. They have branches at Kew Bridge, Putney, Paddington Basin and Brentford Lock.

26. Bottomless brunch

The latest craze sweeping the bars and restaurants of London on the weekend is the bottomless brunch. Pay a fixed price and get unlimited drinks and/or food within a couple of hour window.

27. Have some laughs

End your week the right way with a load of laughs at the Comedy Store. It’s the amazingly inventive improv of the Comedy Store Players on Sunday nights with top comedians like Paul Merton and Josie Lawrence.

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