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Movies on the River
Movies on the River

Sunset cruises and exclusive film screenings on the Thames. From just £29

Gordon Ramsay's maze
Gordon Ramsay's maze

A three-course meal at the Gordon Ramsay restaurant we gave four stars  

Benito's Hat
Benito's Hat

A Mexican-style brunch with bottomless tacos and drinks at this ace taco spot

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The perks card that gives you more of what you really want in the city and beyond. This week's pick of the perks? Get a free Nutella pizza ring for dessert at Pizza Pilgrims! 

The Alchemy Bar
The Alchemy Bar

Four cocktails for a palatable £16

FEST Camden Singalong
FEST Camden Singalong

An interactive film screening, a party and bottomless bubbles

Rooftop Film Club - Roof East
Rooftop Film Club - Roof East

Catch your fave flicks on a rooftop with a free bag of popcorn

‘East Wall: Storm the Tower’ at Tower of London
‘East Wall: Storm the Tower’ at Tower of London

40 percent off tickets to this collision of music and dance at LIFT 2018

Lates at Brockwell Lido
Lates at Brockwell Lido

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L'ami Malo
L'ami Malo

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‘Jaws’, ‘Mean Girls‘ and ‘Get Out’ are all coming to Movies on the River this week

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‘Jaws’, ‘Mean Girls‘ and ‘Get Out’ are all coming to Movies on the River this week
Leave London for a restored Edwardian pool on the Thames

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Leave London for a restored Edwardian pool on the Thames
Don’t miss after-hours arts trail ‘The Wonder Project’ at Wakehurst

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Don’t miss after-hours arts trail ‘The Wonder Project’ at Wakehurst
Overheard in London: this week’s #wordonthestreet

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Overheard in London: this week’s #wordonthestreet
Things you only know if you’re a Soho sex shop manager

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Things you only know if you’re a Soho sex shop manager
4 brilliantly bizarre ways to spend this weekend in London

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4 brilliantly bizarre ways to spend this weekend in London
Say goodbye to Last Days of Shoreditch before it closes for good

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Say goodbye to Last Days of Shoreditch before it closes for good
Battersea Arts Centre is back with a message for Donald Trump

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Battersea Arts Centre is back with a message for Donald Trump
Watch ‘The Greatest Showman’ at a floating cinema this month

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Watch ‘The Greatest Showman’ at a floating cinema this month
This year’s London Film Festival opener is criminally good

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This year’s London Film Festival opener is criminally good
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The best things to do this week

Kaleidoscope Festival
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Kaleidoscope Festival

What is it? A new one-day music and arts festival. We’re promised a ‘world where music, performance, theatre and comedy embrace in a collision of beautiful noise, brilliant ideas and brazen colour’.Why go? It’s the first time in 30 years that the park and palace have been open for a festival. There’ll also be spaces opened up that haven’t been accessible to the public before. The line-up includes The Flaming Lips, Ghostpoet and Mystery Jets. 

‘The Lehman Trilogy’
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‘The Lehman Trilogy’

What is it? Sam Mendes returns to the National Theatre to direct a three-actor epic that charts the story of the Lehman brothers and the institutions that would go on to bear their name.Why go? It’s an elegantly told voyage through American history with a trio of electrifying performances.

Bar of the week: Green Room
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Bar of the week: Green Room

What is it? Neon signage, beautiful blooms and pastel hues: the latest bar at The Curtain hotel and members’ club is camera-ready – and she’s not shy.Why go? For amazing drinks (Crunchie-like cocktails, anyone?) created by The Curtain’s ‘director of beverage’ Jenny Willing, who used to be part of the team at Dandelyan.

Lambeth Country Show
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Lambeth Country Show

What is it? A famous party in Brockwell Park, bringing country pursuits as well as a banging music line-up to Lambeth. Why go?  There’s no need to up sticks for the countryside when you can watch sheep-shearing, sip locally made cider and see a veg-carving competition right here in London.

London National Park City Week
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London National Park City Week

What is it? More than 270 events and activities throughout the week celebrating the city’s green spaces, trees and waterways.Why go? It’s all part of the London Mayor’s plan to make the capital a National Park City in 2019. And taking part in this week of events will help make it a reality.

‘A Sort of Home’: 1970s Whitechapel
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‘A Sort of Home’: 1970s Whitechapel

What is it? An exhibition from photographer David Hoffman who took candid snaps while living in a squat in Fieldgate Mansions from the 1970s to the early ’80s, and a homeless shelter in Aldgate.Why go? To see some powerful images. The pictures of the area’s then-growing Bengali community are a joy.

Process!
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Process!

What is it? An offshoot of Somerset House’s exhibition ‘Print: Tearing It Up’, which charts 100 years of magazines, this weekend festival celebrates the most exciting mags on the London zine scene.Why go? For zine fairs and print workshops led by OOMK (One of My Kind), artists-in-residence at Somerset House Studios. Print is dead, long live… print!

Africa Utopia
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Africa Utopia

What is it? A festival celebrating Africa and its diaspora with four days of film, theatre, dance, literature and debates. Why go? Don’t miss Chineke! Orchestra and catch the UK premiere of Afrofuturistic film ‘Hello, Rain’ by award-winning Nigerian director CJ Obasi.  

Nocturnal Creatures
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Nocturnal Creatures

What is it? A new contemporary arts festival sprawling across the East End.Why go? Organised by the Whitechapel Gallery in association with Sculpture in the City, it’s a chance to see performances, video, sound and more pulse through the capital after dark.

‘Banksy, Greatest Hits 2002-2008’
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‘Banksy, Greatest Hits 2002-2008’

What is it? Street art maverick Banksy is the nation’s graffiti sweetheart and now Lazinc gallery has pulled together a show of his greatest hits from the years 2002 to 2008.Why go? These are Banksy’s golden years. Fans won’t want to miss this.  

Restaurant of the week: Ippudo
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Restaurant of the week: Ippudo

What is it? A new branch of the noodle specialist in Waterloo. Why go? If you’re hankering after a hot bowl of tonkotsu ramen, Ippudo will deliver the goods. These are dishes worth queuing for.

Show of the week: Evan Ifekoya: ‘Ritual without Belief’
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Show of the week: Evan Ifekoya: ‘Ritual without Belief’

What is it? An immersive sound installation filled with helium balloons, waves and piles of foam.Why go? To immerse yourself in contrasting ideas of gender, queerness and identity.

Show of the week: ‘As You Like It’
icon-location-pin Regent's Park
Show of the week: ‘As You Like It’

What is it? Shakespeare’s forest-set romcom gets the outdoor-theatre treatment in Regent’s Park.Why go? It’s a welcome dollop of mischief with strong performances and a fast pace. 

Film of the week: ‘A Prayer Before Dawn’
Film Film of the week: ‘A Prayer Before Dawn’

What is it? A real-life prison drama based on the story of former addict and Thai boxer Billy Moore.Why go? For a potentially star-making turn from Joe Cole.

Dock Beach
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Dock Beach

What is it? A golden stretch of sand in the London borough of Newham. Why go? Cool off by the alfresco pool at the dock edge, build a sandcastle or just kick back in the sand, sip on cocktails and put on your resting beach face.   

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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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Festibowl
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Festibowl

Back by popular demand, Festibowl will once again take over Finsbury Square with DJs, food, cocktails and – yep – lawn bowls. Prices depend...

‘The Great Gatsby’ review
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‘The Great Gatsby’ review

This immersive adaptation of the novel is a fun night out, if not great theatre

Movies on the River
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Movies on the River

Watch a movie on the top deck of a boat after a cruise along the River Thames

Rooftop Film Club: Peckham Rye
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Rooftop Film Club: Peckham Rye

Catch a movie under the stars at the top of the Bussey Building in SE15, with panoramic views over the city

Skylight
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Skylight

Have some (legal) fun in a former carpark at Skylight, a rooftop playground in Tobacco Dock, which is back for some summer fun. The Wapping rooftop...

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.

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 is the funniest musical in town

42nd Street review
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42nd Street review

A spectacular revival for the glitzy American musical classic

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

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

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