Best of 2007



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Come rain or shine, Time Out's critics are ceaseless in their vigilance, determined to bring you the best that culture has to offer. Now it's time for them to put their feet up and reflect on the year gone by. Here are their highlights (and the occasional low point) of 2007

  • Best of 2007

    Antony Gormley, 'Blind Light' Courtesy of the artist and Jay Jopling/White Cube, London. Photo © Stephen White

  • Around Town

    A new planetarium at Greenwich, the revamped Launchpad at the Science Museum and the National Theatre sprouting grass: some of the best museums, events and happenings of the last year.


    From Mark Wallinger at Tate Britain to the consistently impressive Camden Arts Centre: the best galleries, exhibitions and visual arts of 2007.


    Expect some surprise entries on our critics' list of 2007's best releases.


    2007 has been a great year for comedy, from Brendon Burns to Andrew Lawrence, and memorable solo shows from Stewart Lee and Jon Richardson, amongst others.


    The best classical and contemporary dance events of 2007, and one bona-fide stinker.

    Kids' shows

    Our critics remember a colourful year in kids' theatre productions, including the Unicorn's production of Michael Morpurgo's 'Billy the Kid'.


    It's been a year of big gigs and bigger tabloid stories, but Time Out's critics have made their personal selections of 2007's best albums, tracks and live action.

    Nightlife: cabaret, burlesque

    The best after-dark entertainment enjoyed by the members of Time Out's Social Club this year.

    Nightlife: clubs

    Eight of the hottest DJs and producers pick their highlights of 2007 and predict what's in store for 2008.


    From the Tour de France and the opening of the new Wembley to drug scandals and acrimonious departures, the highlights and low points of the year's sport in the capital.


    After an exceptional year in London theatre, our critics remember the highlights and predict who will rise to the top next year.And just in case you thought it was all rosy in the Smoke...

    The Crap List

    Time Out critics let off some steam with their suggestions of things that made London life hard to stomach in 2007.


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