8 Lovely Things To Do In London On A Sunday

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London is always buzzing at the weekend, with people travelling from far and wide to make the most of our glorious capital. So how to make the most of a Sunday in the city? Here are our favourite things to do in London on a Sunday. 

8 Lovely Things To Do In London On A Sunday

Venture To Columbia Road Flower Market

For any budding flower fans, Sunday is the day to head to Columbia Road, a quaint street between Bethnal Green and Shoreditch lined with cute shops on one side and a weekly flower market on the other. In fact, this is London’s oldest flower market; expect bustling crowds, yells from street traders (listen closely for sweet deals), and plenty of happy dogs to boot.

Try A Farmers Market

From Alexandra Palace to Blackheath, Camden Lock to Greenwich, London bustles with lovely markets on a Sunday, ripe for the browsing. Alternatively, if you’re into vintage clothes, try Brick Lane or Portobello Road markets to find some hidden gems. If street food is more your jam, try Victoria Park’s weekly food market or hop across to ever-cool Broadway Market (famous Victorian street market on a Saturday, quieter food and floristry market on a Sunday).


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Wind Down In A Gallery

Culture vultures: when it comes to things to do in London on a Sunday, you’ll be pleased to know that the city is primed for art-lovers, with countless museums and galleries to explore. Why not make the most of your Sunday funday by visiting an exhibition? Here are our favourite exhibitions in London this year. Or take to the streets instead: there’s plenty of street art to be seen across the city, especially over in Shoreditch.

Stroll Along Regent’s Canal

Whether you’re looking for a west London stroll or an east London amble, Regent’s Canal is your best bet for a waterside walk that – despite the occasional towering city sights – feels strangely tranquil (that is if you find a sweet spot between crowds). To the west, sight-see Little Venice and Regent’s Park while, to the east, pretty Angel and Victoria Park await.

Entrance to the Regent's Canal walk

Grab A Coffee At An Indie Café

Before you embark on your canal journey (or during your stroll), pick up a tasty coffee from one of London’s many independent cafes. Or if you’d rather take it easy, sit in with a book and a delicious pastry.

Eat The Perfect Sunday Brunch

Whether it’s boozy or wholesome, a group of friends or a lovely daytime date, London is brimming with brunch destinations. Here’s our pick of the best.

Or A Scrumptious Sunday Lunch

If a roast is more your speed – ideal at the end of a long Sunday walk – then you’re in luck. Despite the city’s woeful lack of carveries, there’s plenty of delicious roast dinner venues awaiting your arrival, from cosy local pubs to Borough Market’s aptly named Roast. Just make sure you book ahead – roast restaurants book up quickly. Here are our favourite London roast spots.

A dish with traditional beef roast with gravy

Try A New Wellness Activity

If you’re a wellness newbie looking for things to do in London on a Sunday, why not take the opportunity to try out a new wellness trend or attend a new class? London is brimming with yoga studios, high tech gyms and alternative wellness venues (think crystal healing, sound baths, floatation therapy). Or, if you’d just like a wind down, visit one of London’s loveliest day spas

Featured image by Dominika Gregušová.