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You can now stay in the real-life ‘Downton Abbey’ via Airbnb

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You can now stay in the real-life ‘Downton Abbey’ via Airbnb
Brompton Bike Hire is giving away 40 years’ worth of bike rides on World Car Free Day

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Brompton Bike Hire is giving away 40 years’ worth of bike rides on World Car Free Day
A second tube-themed Cahoots bar is coming, and you can be its ‘owner’

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A second tube-themed Cahoots bar is coming, and you can be its ‘owner’
Catch a glimpse at a baby Ewok at the Prop Store’s auction of movie memorabilia

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Catch a glimpse at a baby Ewok at the Prop Store’s auction of movie memorabilia
Banksy's chimpanzee painting is going on public display in London

Banksy's chimpanzee painting is going on public display in London
We’re calling it: Peckham is still London’s coolest neighbourhood

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We’re calling it: Peckham is still London’s coolest neighbourhood
Grab a half-price slice at Yard Sale Pizza’s new Hackney branch

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Grab a half-price slice at Yard Sale Pizza’s new Hackney branch
Chinatown is throwing a massive food giveaway to celebrate National Dumpling Day

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Chinatown is throwing a massive food giveaway to celebrate National Dumpling Day
A hologram of Whitney Houston is going on tour next spring

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A hologram of Whitney Houston is going on tour next spring
London finally gets a new, purpose-built music venue… and it’s massive

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London finally gets a new, purpose-built music venue… and it’s massive
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The best things to do this week

Open House London
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Open House London

More than 800 London venues are opening their doors once again for the annual Open House London weekend, and this year is going big on towers. Take a tour around the oldest building in Hornsey, head up Hackney’s St. Augustine’s Tower or, if you prefer to keep your feet firmly on the floor, don your hard hat for a talk at the as-yet-unfinished East End Women’s Museum construction site.

HowTheLightGetsIn
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HowTheLightGetsIn

Broaden your mind and your horizons at the ‘world's largest’ philosophy and musical festival, HowTheLightGetsIn. Held at Hampstead Heath's Kenwood House, attendees can listen in to speakers including economist and politician Yanis Varoufakis, broadcaster and journalist Emma Barnett, musician and visual artist Brian Eno, political activist and filmmaker Tariq Ali and many others, as they debate subjects from politics and art to philosophy and science. 

Black Food Festival
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Black Food Festival

You’ll find doughnuts, tacos and all the usual fare here, but with a twist. Everything – from squid linguini to charcoal ice cream – is 100 percent black.

Restaurant of the week: Master Wei
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Restaurant of the week: Master Wei

The food of China’s Shaanxi province is having a bit of a moment in London, and its the ‘wide belt’ biang biang noodles that have got everyone’s tongues wagging (and stinging if you go in for the szechuan chillies). This Bloomsbury spot does these terrifically, but it’s the cold liangpi noodles that steal the show.

Colourscape Music Festival
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Colourscape Music Festival

Enter this labyrinth of rainbow-hued tunnels and find musical performances that tip the experience into magical territory.

London Cartonera Book Festival
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London Cartonera Book Festival

Cartoneras are pieces of waste cardboard turned into colourful books by grassroots Latin American publishers. Learn how to make them from South American activists at these workshops at this first-time event for book lovers.

Urban Food Fortnight
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Urban Food Fortnight

Join foraging walks, make kombucha, try Hackney tea, food from Tottenham Ploughman and more at this series of foodie events celebrating grub grown in London.

Blackhorse Makers Market
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Blackhorse Makers Market

Visit the yard of this E17 workshop to shop at a food and makers’ market and buy gifts you won’t find on the high street.

Show of the week: ‘William Blake’
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Show of the week: ‘William Blake’

Turn the clock back at Tate Britain and experience a show of awe-inspiring art by Britain’s great mystic rebel. The poet, artist and printmaker crafted huge and detailed compositions on tiny canvases, which adds even more drama to his already spellbinding creations. It’s not green or very pleasant, but Blake’s art is very, very special indeed.

The Moth Mainstage
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The Moth Mainstage

One main stage, five storytellers and a lot of emotions: these are the ingredients of ‘The Moth’ podcast. See it recorded live in Union Chapel’s atmospheric surroundings.

Bar of the week: The Devereux
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Bar of the week: The Devereux

Although it’s already had almost three-and-a-half centuries of trade, The Devereux can be considered something of a new opening thanks to a recent refit. The facelift has brought the pub into 2019 – sustainably brewed beer is on tap, while there are dried out pasta tubes instead of straws – but it still has some of that old-world charm you’d expect from an establishment with such history.

North End Road Autumn Market
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North End Road Autumn Market

This year the annual street party has an eco theme. Go for music, markets and vegan munchies that are being served up from a whopping 150 stalls.

Film of the week: ‘Ad Astra’
Film Film of the week: ‘Ad Astra’

Brad Pitt has already served up an out-of-this-world performance this summer, and in James Gray’s ‘Ad Astra’ he’s done it all over again. Strap in for a thrilling, occasionally improbable, sometimes confounding, story of a man sent on a space mission to find his father, and possibly save the world.

Antiques Anonymous Vintage Market
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Antiques Anonymous Vintage Market

Eye up vintage gems as 80 antiques dealers set up shop on the streets of Marylebone. Street food, music and entertainment will accompany the action.

‘A Doll’s House’
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‘A Doll’s House’

Ibsen’s masterpiece has been rewritten as a postcolonial parable by the talented Tanika Gupta. While there are similarities with the original, there is an underlying allegory for the end of the empire throughout, with Anjana Vasan putting in a terrifically good performance as heroine Niru.

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The best of London

101 things to do in London
Things to do 101 things to do in London

Free things to do in London
Things to do Free things to do in London

The best day trips from London
Travel The best day trips from London

The best bars in London
Bars and pubs The best bars in London

The 100 best restaurants in London
Restaurants The 100 best restaurants in London

Outdoor London
Things to do Outdoor London

The 50 best galleries in London
Art The 50 best galleries in London

The top ten museums in London
Attractions The top ten museums in London

The 100 best hotels in London
Hotels The 100 best hotels in London

The 100 best cheap eats
Restaurants The 100 best cheap eats

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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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Most booked

Pixies
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Pixies

The pioneering alt rockers are back in London to scratch and scream their way through selections from their classic albums, plus their as-yet-untitled new LP...

‘Desperately Seeking Susan’
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‘Desperately Seeking Susan’

Susan Seidelman’s comedy starring Rosanna Arquette and Madonna will get you into the groove.

‘Bad Education’
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‘Bad Education’

One of Pedro Almodóvar’s finest: a nostalgic tale starring Gael García Bernal as a transgender performer.

Christeene
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Christeene

Now, this gig is a proper one-off. Christeene, the awesomely disturbing US alt-drag performer, pays tribute to Sinead O’Connor’s classic debut...

Fetty Wap
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Fetty Wap

The New Jersey singer-rapper best known for 2015 sleeper hit ‘Trap Queen’ touches down in London for an intimate headline gig. Expect to hear...

Global Design Forum
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Global Design Forum

Part of the London Design Festival, these week-long forums brings together some of the biggest names and thinkers in contemporary design. Join this very...

Bloody Funny Comedy
icon-location-pin Islington
Bloody Funny Comedy

Are you prepared for a bloody good time in aid of raising funds to help Bloody Good Period, an organisation aiming to tackle period poverty in the UK?...

‘Evita’ review
icon-location-pin Regent’s Park
‘Evita’ review

Jamie Lloyd’s swaggering revival brings new life to the classic musical

The Luna Cinema
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The Luna Cinema

Sneak into a gorgeous London palace or park after hours and watch a movie under the stars

London Queer Fashion Show
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London Queer Fashion Show

Watch more than 100 models of all sizes, sexualities, genders and abilities sashay down the runway in show-stopping, gender-fluid outfits made by LGBTQ+...

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

The Swedish capital is effortlessly photogenic from pretty much every angle

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

If you thought Cambridge was all bucolic riverside walks, then, well... you’re spot-on

The 101 best things to do in Paris
Things to do The 101 best things to do in Paris

This list should help you get a sense of this storied yet ever-changing city as it is right now

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

The capital of Bavaria (and beer) has experienced a major resurgence in recent years

The 11 best things to do in Athens
Things to do The 11 best things to do in Athens

Here’s how to get the best out of the cosmopolitan heart of Western culture

The 15 best things to do in Berlin
Things to do The 15 best things to do in Berlin

Whether you’re more into a ‘Museum Island’ or a 24-hour shape-throwing sesh

The 20 best things to do in Edinburgh
Things to do The 20 best things to do in Edinburgh

It wouldn’t be an overstatement to say quaint Edinburgh is a photographer’s dream 

The 21 best things to do in Budapest
Things to do The 21 best things to do in Budapest

You’d struggle find somewhere more permissive than central Budapest

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

Oxford has imposing spires and picture-postcard cobbles that few cities can match

The 22 best things to do in Milan
Things to do The 22 best things to do in Milan

It’s not all about shopping here: delve into history, art and heaps of excellent food

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