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The UK’s largest outdoor Festival of Fitness is coming to Hackney in 2019

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The UK’s largest outdoor Festival of Fitness is coming to Hackney in 2019
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London could get a 1,000-foot skyscraper called The Tulip
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Five totally free things to do in London this week
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Overheard in London: this week’s #wordonthestreet
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Get free Doughnut Time treats in Zone 1 tomorrow
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Meet one of London’s few female black cab drivers
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London’s street vets need your help to look after homeless pets
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A big meet-up for Insta-famous dogs is coming to London and you’re all invited
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The best things to do this week

‘Hadestown’
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‘Hadestown’

See Rachel Chavkin’s musical theatre staging of Anaïs Mitchell’s acclaimed 2010 ‘folk opera’ album ‘Hadestown’. It’s a musically thrilling, lyrically eccentric articulation of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth with some exceptional casting.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra
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Unknown Mortal Orchestra

If you think rock is completely dead, you need Ruban Nielson’s guitar-playing in your life. UMO’s psych songcraft is in a league of its own right now – and you can experience it live on Wednesday at the Royal Albert Hall, no less. 

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
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Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

The Grinch would have a real job stealing all the Christmas from Hyde Park’s massive celebration of the festive period, which is back for its twelfth year. Head along to the opening night on Thursday. Christmas must be here! 

Restaurant of the week: Native
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Restaurant of the week: Native

The larger SE1 incarnation of this gorgeous restaurant celebrates all things wild and just-plucked from these fair isles. Everything is Native. It’s the best restaurant to arrive in these parts since Padella. 

Tits London Pop-Up Shop
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Tits London Pop-Up Shop

Get your purse out for the ladies at a shop showcasing women designers. With 10 percent of proceeds going to the CoppaFeel! breast cancer awareness charity, these are the kinds of stocking-fillers we can all get behind.

Silvana Light Maze
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Silvana Light Maze

Wembley Park is going all out to turn London eyes Brent-wards this Christmas, with a dazzling glass labyrinth for visitors to meander through. And the switch-on, on Wednesday, happens to coincide with the launch of a new Boxpark in the area in December. 

Scandinavian Christmas Market
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Scandinavian Christmas Market

London’s Finnish and Norwegian churches provide the backdrop for this fair selling Nordic treats. Add a glug of glögg and you’ll soon be feeling merry.

Show of the week: ‘Dara Birnbaum’
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Show of the week: ‘Dara Birnbaum’

Pioneering American video artist Dara Birnbaum steals and manipulates images of conflict in this show about propaganda and surveillance. It’s terrifying – and very, very necessary.    

Film of the week: ‘Shoplifters’
Film Film of the week: ‘Shoplifters’

Catch Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Dickensian tale about a group of impoverished people getting by the best they can in a run-down shack. It’s another charming and affecting example of Kore-eda’s special brand of tough-but-tender humanism.

Flo Brooks: ‘Scrubbers’
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Flo Brooks: ‘Scrubbers’

Brooks creates a universe full of double meanings in this show where every clean, gleaming surface has a thick sheen of filth and grime. It’s a great bunch of ideas, painted brilliantly and with real humour. 

Dennis Severs' Annual Christmas Installation
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Dennis Severs' Annual Christmas Installation

Step into a Spitalfields Christmas circa 1724, as this frozen-in-time house gets its festive makeover.

‘Home Futures’
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‘Home Futures’

The Design Museum’s latest exhibition is filled with more than 150 domestic designs, all created with the intention of revolutionising how we conduct ourselves behind closed doors. 

Bar of the week: Dick’s Magic Tiki Bar
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Bar of the week: Dick’s Magic Tiki Bar

Hit up Dinerama’s low-lit ski lodge bar. Drink hot wine or frozen toffee vodka in front of a log fire and take in the mountain views. Okay, it’s just wallpaper, but it definitely beats views of the 149 to Edmonton Green rolling by. 

The Kiln Rooms Christmas Sale
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The Kiln Rooms Christmas Sale

Pieces from more than 90 up-and-coming potters will be spread across two Kiln Rooms locations for this three-day sale. Meet the makers while you shop for wheely good gifts.

‘Macbeth’
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‘Macbeth’

Don’t miss director Robert Hastie’s intimate staging of ‘Macbeth’. He’s turned the beautiful wooden structure of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse into a haunted mansion for this fresh – even funny – take on the tragedy. 

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Time Out turns 50
Time Out turns 50

We’ve put our best covers on T-shirts, totes and posters – plus all of them in one awesome book. Buy them here.

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Restaurants The 100 best restaurants in London

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The 50 best cocktail bars
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Neighbourhood guides

Shoreditch
Shoreditch

Indie shops, ace nightlife and tasty street food

London by area
London by area

Check out our guides to every neighbourhood in London

Notting Hill
Notting Hill

Great cinemas, pretty pastel streets and the famous Portobello Road Market 

Greenwich
Greenwich

Home of Greenwich Mean Time and amazing London views 

Brixton
Brixton

A go-to haunt for foodies, clubbers, artists and rockers alike  

South Kensington
South Kensington

Home to iconic institutions and incredible museums 

Hackney
Hackney

Edgy restaurants, world-class coffee and ace independent shops 

South Bank
South Bank

A hub of cultural activity, state-funded arts and entertainment venues

King’s Cross
King’s Cross

Urban parks, canal-side fun and brilliant brunch spots

Soho
Soho

Bright lights, drinking dens and unforgettable entertainment

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Science Showoff presents: Never Explain
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Science Showoff presents: Never Explain

Science doesn't have to be serious. Join the badly-behaved science comedy panel show for an evening of chemistry, biology and physics-based...

Dinerama
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Dinerama

Set in a former bullion truck depot in Shoreditch, Dinerama is a food and drink market from Street Feast, London’s leading street food market company.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child review
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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child review

The biggest theatre hit of modern times bar none is Jack Thorne and JK Rowling's epic two-part eighth adventure for erstwhile boy wizard Harry Potter

Skandihus Pottery Classes
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Skandihus Pottery Classes

When work gets too stressful or your every day feels mundane, do you often think ‘That’s it! I’m quitting and going to become a...

The Lion King
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The Lion King

Kids will go wild for this majestic jungle musical

The Book of Mormon review
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The Book of Mormon review

Trey Parker and Matt Stone's naughty but extremely lovable comedy

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
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The Comedy About A Bank Robbery

The team behind 'The Play That Goes Wrong' hit the funnybone again

42nd Street review
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42nd Street review

A spectacular revival for the glitzy American musical classic

Matilda the Musical review
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Matilda the Musical review

Tim Minchin's wickedly good story of a schoolgirl genius is still irresistible

The Phantom of the Opera review
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The Phantom of the Opera review

Andrew Lloyd Webber's gothic spectacular is totally '80s in the best possible way

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As a visitor in Paris – or even as a Parisian – there’s something you just have to accept: it is impossible to do everything the city in one lifetime.

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We've rounded up some of the coolest places in town that you'll be itching to check out. 

101 things to do in Porto
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The 31 best things to do in the United Kingdom
Things to do The 31 best things to do in the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom – made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland - is a varied, fascinating country. You’ll find different dialects, celtic languages and unique communities, traditions, myths and legends. 

The 12 best things to do in Scotland
Things to do The 12 best things to do in Scotland

Scotland is a country famed for its natural beauty – its rolling glens and hills, its windswept western isles and pristine lochs – and while we’re not arguing with any of that, it’s also true that there’s loads more going on than pretty flora and fauna. 

The 20 essential things to do in Stockholm
Things to do The 20 essential things to do in Stockholm

In a city enriched with history and culture, you'll find plenty of great things to do in Sweden’s capital.

The 13 best things to do in Reading
Things to do The 13 best things to do in Reading

At first glance Reading isn’t a cultural icon; if you spent your teenage years in its vicinity you might still consider the Oracle shopping centre to be the Home Counties equivalent of The Dubai Mall. 

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