LIFE in London

What do you think about when you think about London? Is it Samuel Johnson saying “who’s tired of London is tired of life”, or Joe Strummer singing “London calling at the top of the dial/ And after all this, won't you give me a smile”, or do you picture yourself as Hugh Grant on one of his walkabouts in About a Boy?

Where is your favourite spot? A cosy bookshop in Soho? Fabric on a Friday night? Or maybe Tate Modern’s new terrace?

What do you do to unwind in this big city? Run along Regent’s Canal? Treat yourself to a nice meal in Exmouth Market? Or visit a small museum off the beaten path?

Regardless of what your answer to the questions above might be, LIFE in London is a series designed to inspire you to make the most of your experience in this unique city. 

This year, we're running smaller events, including guided tours of the area around the LSE campus. Places on these tours are very limited, and bookings open a week in advance of the event. We're also providing the routes and an overview of each of the places we're visiting so you can do the walk yourself.

The latest information about upcoming LIFE in London events can be found in our weekly update email

Here's some of what we've done this year.

LIFE in London: A Walk of ArtRoute overview.

LIFE in London: Law WalkRoute overview.

LIFE in London: Movie Locations Walk.

LIFE in London: Harry Potter Walking Tour

LIFE in London Politics & Diplomacy Walk. Route overview.

LIFE in London: St Paul's Cathedral Organ Recital

LIFE in London: Tower of London

LIFE in London: Southwark Parkrun

LIFE in London: 20th and 21st century art at Christie's

LIFE in London: Twelfth Night at the Globe

LIFE in London: London Eye River Cruise

LIFE in London: Skygarden

LIFE in London: Tate Late @ Tate Modern

LIFE in London: Mozart and Beethoven at the Southbank Centre

LIFE in London: Unseen Tour of Soho

LIFE in London: Lord Mayor's Show

LIFE in London: Graffiti in the East End

LIFE in London: Mixing it up - Painting Today at the Hayward Gallery