Alternative London

Unusual events, indie shopping and our critics' guide to secret London

This latest quirkiest London events

  • Disney pop-up boutique, Harrods

    Free Shopping Until Jan 1 2013, Harrods

    Pink, sparkly and a girly haven, the new Harrods Disney pop-up shop, complete with Princess Parlour, has opened on the fourth floor.

  • A House of Leaves

    FreeCritics' choice Art Until Feb 23 2013, DRAF

    The inaugural exhibition at the newly located David Roberts Art Foundation draws on the gallery's collection including pieces by Louise Bourgeois and Gerhard Richter.

  • Tim Walker, Story Teller

    FreeRecommended Shopping Until Jan 27 2013, Somerset House

    A major exhibition of photographer Tim Walker's work, the show presents Walker's strange world of dream-turned-reality with prints of his most famous works.

  • Manhwa - Story and Painting 2012: The Colours of Korean Comics

    FreeNew Around Town Nov 1-21, Korean Cultural Centre

    An exhibition of 50 paintings by 19 celebrated Korean comic book artists.

  • Twilight pop-up shop at Harrods

    Free Shopping Nov 10-25, Harrods

    For the Cullen look - think flawless skin, sparkling eyes and blood red lips - head up to Harrods' new fourth floor Twilight beauty pop-up.

  • Behind Closed Doors

    Recommended Around Town

    Our 'Behind Closed Doors' events invite you inside some of the capital’s most hidden gems, most of which are not open to the public.

  • Comics, Manga & Co - The New Culture of German Comics

    FreeNew Around Town Nov 3-Dec 15, Goethe-Institut

    An exhibition of German comics, representing two generations of artists.

  • The Artists of Spitalfields Life

    FreeNew Around Town Nov 7-24, Ben Pentreath

    Ben Pentreath's lovely Bloomsbury shop hosts a selling exhibition of work curated by Spitalfields Life blogger The Gentle Author.

  • Hip Hop Karaoke

    Recommended Alternative Nightlife Until Jan 31 2013, The Social

    If you've ever fancied yourself as a Missy, Eminem, Beastie or Snoop, then here's your chance to act out some rap fantasies.

London's secret museums

Syon House and Park

Brentford , Middx, TW8 8JF

The Percys, the Dukes of Northumberland, were once known as 'the Kings of the North'. Their old h...