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Up to 40% off the RSC’s ‘Don Quixote’ at Garrick Theatre
Up to 40% off the RSC’s ‘Don Quixote’ at Garrick Theatre

Tickets to the Royal Shakespeare Company’s take on Cervantes’s literary masterpiece

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41% off two tickets to Junction 2 Launch Party at Tobacco Dock

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25% off a Henna tattoo at Pavan Henna Bar

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50% off tickets to two Royal Philharmonic Orchestra concerts

Exclusive tickets to magical performances by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

2-for-1 tickets to Elmgreen & Dragset: ‘This Is How We Bite Our Tongue’
2-for-1 tickets to Elmgreen & Dragset: ‘This Is How We Bite Our Tongue’

Catch the Scandinavian duo’s latest exhibition, which we awarded four stars

Up to 43% off ‘Bat Out of Hell’ at Dominion Theatre
Up to 43% off ‘Bat Out of Hell’ at Dominion Theatre

Exclusive tickets to the bold Meat Loaf musical we gave four stars

Eat all the pizza for £20 at this epic battle
Eat all the pizza for £20 at this epic battle

We're hosting a showdown with London's best pizza-makers – and you're invited

25% off ‘Divine Proportions’ at The Vaults
25% off ‘Divine Proportions’ at The Vaults

Tickets to see this female-led immersive dining experience our critics loved

Up to 40% off Lost Lectures: ‘The Electrograph’
Up to 40% off Lost Lectures: ‘The Electrograph’

Exclusive tickets to a night at London’s first off-grid culture club

Up to 62% off tickets to ‘Eric Cantona, The Return Of The King’
Up to 62% off tickets to ‘Eric Cantona, The Return Of The King’

Get up close and personal with the iconic footy star at this exclusive theatre event

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Watch the stars of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ completely boss a Queen trivia quiz

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Watch the stars of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ completely boss a Queen trivia quiz
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In stranger news: Timothée Chalamet introduced Steve Carell to Kid Cudi
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This is not a drill! Fleetwood Mac are playing Wembley next summer
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Here are the fabulous costumes you missed at Alternative Miss World
Exclusive: we get the first look at the Royal Court’s 2019 season

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Exclusive: we get the first look at the Royal Court’s 2019 season
West End latke legend Gaby’s Deli is closing

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West End latke legend Gaby’s Deli is closing
Get shipfaced on London’s pirate-themed boat bar

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Get shipfaced on London’s pirate-themed boat bar
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Carnaby Street’s Queen-themed Christmas lights have been unveiled
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This Londoner is fighting to save Deptford’s community garden
London’s coolest new shopping district opens this week

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London’s coolest new shopping district opens this week
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The best things to do this week

Show of the week: ‘Company’
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Show of the week: ‘Company’

Don’t miss Marianne Elliott’s production of Stephen Sondheim’s 1970 musical comedy, with hero Bobby now heroine Bobbie. It’s found hidden depths in what was already a stone-cold classic and deserves to go down as a game-changer. 

Mariah & Friendz: Screamlover
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Mariah & Friendz: Screamlover

Keep your clown wig on for a drag-circus-dance-party tribute to horror movie tropes. Prepare for a smouldering evening of bad ‘cell’ service and erotic shower murders as well as killer performances from Baby Lame, Crystal Beth and Freida Slaves. 

Restaurant of the week: Hatched
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Restaurant of the week: Hatched

Hit up this simple, stripped-back modern European restaurant that’s great for people who are Serious About Food. For W1-quality food in SW11, you’ll struggle to find better.

Edward Burne-Jones
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Edward Burne-Jones

Tate Britain hosts this exhibition dedicated to the Pre-Raphaelite artist Edward Burne-Jones. Expect a feast for the eyes with plenty of gold leaf, luscious colours, knights of the realm and maidens with flowing locks. 

Skyline Skating
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Skyline Skating

Slip and slide your way across the capital’s second rooftop ice rink and the only one in the West End. A collab with Sipsmith, it also features a hot gin hideaway, weekly cocktail masterclasses and nooks for cosying up in. 

Museums at Night
Museums Museums at Night

Explore London’s most interesting institutions after closing time as Museums at Night returns. From candlelit tours to after-dark talks, there’s a whole heap of twilight treats on offer.   

‘Wise Children’
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‘Wise Children’

Catch Emma Rice’s adaptation of Angela Carter’s final novel. Nobody makes theatre like Rice does – and this show careens forward on sheer brio.   

Diwali on the Square
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Diwali on the Square

The Festival of Lights celebrations will feature traditional religious performances along with contemporary Asian dance, yoga sessions and tons of tasty vegetarian street food. 

Show of the week: Kerry James Marshall: ‘History of Painting’
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Show of the week: Kerry James Marshall: ‘History of Painting’

See this as a micro-narrative about the place of black bodies and black artists in art history. It’s dark, stormy, aggressive painting that feels shocking just by making you realise how white museums and galleries are. 

‘The Inheritance’
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‘The Inheritance’

Transferring from a wildly successful Young Vic run to the West End, Matthew Lopez’s play is a two-part, seven-hour reimagining of an Edwardian novel. This is a witty, encyclopaedic survey of twenty-first-century gay life in New York.

Bar of the week: The Pembury Tavern
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Bar of the week: The Pembury Tavern

Hackney’s Five Points Brewing Co may now be the proud parent of this historic Hackney boozer, but pints and pizza are still the main focus. What was a slightly knackered pub has been updated without losing its sense of self. Definitely an on-point purchase.

Film of the week: ‘The Hate U Give’
Film Film of the week: ‘The Hate U Give’

Watch this adaptation of a bestselling young adult novel flagging up the scourge of police shootings in the US. It’s an undeniable howl for justice and accountability.

MCM London Comic Con
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MCM London Comic Con

Find dealer stalls, special guests, masses of manga and plenty of cosplay at the UK’s biggest modern-pop-culture convention.

Africa on the Square
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Africa on the Square

Live music, traditional dance, fashion, food and crafts will fill Trafalgar Square for this massive showcase of African culture.

Little Gay Brother Halloween Rave
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Little Gay Brother Halloween Rave

Expect spooky lewks, sickening drag shows, gasp-inducing dancers and sleek beats that don’t quit until the early hours at this anything-goes party. It’s sure to attract some super-freaks. 

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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.

The top ten museums in London
Museums The top ten museums in London

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Things to do Outdoor London

The 100 best cheap eats
Restaurants The 100 best cheap eats

The 50 best cocktail bars
Bars and pubs The 50 best cocktail bars

Secret London
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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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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

Sleepyhead review
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Sleepyhead review

Engagingly surreal puppet romp about a naughty baby and his rabbit pal

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

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

Wicked review
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Wicked review

The musical witches of this 'Wizard of Oz' prequel are still casting a spell over the West End

The Lion King
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The Lion King

Kids will go wild for this majestic jungle musical

Faulty Towers the Dining Experience
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Faulty Towers the Dining Experience

'Faulty Towers: the Dining Experience' returns for 2017. This review is from the 2012 run. Farty Towels; Watery Fowls; Flowery Twats; the misspelling of...

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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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 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. 

11 marvelous places to have afternoon tea in Manchester
Restaurants 11 marvelous places to have afternoon tea in Manchester

Manchester might be well-established as a haven of nightlife, from its rich musical heritage to its modern clubbing meccas. But if you want to head out for an altogether more civilised excursion, then it’s also got heaps of places, from the cute to the cash-splashing, to treat yourself to the ultimate in decadent eating: high tea. 

The 9 best museums to visit in Oxford
Museums The 9 best museums to visit in Oxford

If the city of Oxford is known for anything, it’s providing an education that’s second to none. But you don’t need three years and a student loan to leave Oxford feeling like you’ve learned a thing or two.

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

If you're travelling from further afield, Newcastle might not be top of your list as a city to visit. But those in the know are already familiar with the idea of Newcastle as one of Britain's best cities. 

The 21 best bars in Manchester
Bars and pubs The 21 best bars in Manchester

From delicious dive bars and brilliant boozers to chic cocktail bars with pricey drops and panoramic views, this city has it all when it comes to getting a bit squiffy. 

11 tip top places for afternoon tea in Liverpool
Restaurants 11 tip top places for afternoon tea in Liverpool

Then Liverpool's got more picture perfect afternoon tea venues than you can shake a mop-top haircut at. So if you love them (yeah, yeah, yeah), then here's 11 spots guaranteed to send you all in a spin.

The 9 best museums in Liverpool
Things to do The 9 best museums in Liverpool

Well-known and long-respected for its thriving independent arts and music scene, Liverpool has more recently expanded its museums offer. 

The best afternoon teas in Edinburgh
Restaurants The best afternoon teas in Edinburgh

At Edinburgh’s major hotels, afternoon tea gives us all the chance to experience a window into the high life without paying for a suite – or splashing out on a Michelin-starred tasting menu with wine flight. 

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