Our April 2020 highlights
South Bank pop-up The BBQ Club returns next month, and this year you can reserve a private picnic spot right by the Thames - plus a gourmet hamper for four.
Romesh Ranganathan - who is seemingly never off TV these days, with his own sitcom 'The Reluctant Landlord', Dave's 'Judge Romesh' and a team captain on 'A League of Their Own' – is back on tour. His material's smartly written, told with a permanently pissed-off persona.
The team behind 'The Play That Goes Wrong' hit the funnybone again.
On the first Wednesday of every month, the stage at legendary Camden venue The Dublin Castle is reserved for literary rock stars. Rather than mosh pits and head-banging, here you’ll find a more erudite group ready to discuss books with a musical bent and listen to a banging DJ set inspired by the tuneful text.
Andrew Lloyd Webber's gothic spectacular is totally '80s in the best possible way.
Books and booze? Yes please! Rebel Book Club was created after founders Ben Keene and Ben Saul-Garner failed to find a club encouraging them to read non-fiction.
The musical witches of this 'Wizard of Oz' prequel are still casting a spell over the West End.
Turn off your phone and take a stroll around the Rainham Marshes Nature Reserve. It's guided by RSPB experts, who'll be able to help you tell your mallards from moorhens.
Tim Minchin's wickedly good story of a schoolgirl genius is still irresistible.
At 300 metres long and with 40 hazards, this giant inflatable obstacle course really is one huge beast. See if you can beat the wobble (and tackle the 18 metre-long mega slide), before thrashing around in a unicorn ball pit.
The silent disco phenomenon reaches new heights at these exclusive Time Out events. Pick your channel and choose your side as three DJs battle it out over separate wireless channels, playing the best in pop, rock and party classics, while you dance the night away at 1,000ft. The View from The Shard is the visitor attraction at the top of Western Europe's tallest building, The Shard. With unparalleled, panoramic views, it offers visitors a unique perspective on the capital.
Watch the adaptation of food writer Nigel Slater's memoir, Toast. Set in 1960s West Midlands and it'll also set your tastebuds well-seasoned.
Prints from art's greatest miserablist. The eyes of his works follow you around the room, and they'll haunt you when you leave.
Formerly Flea at Flat Iron Square, this vintage and makers' market has moved to Vinegar Yard, bringing heaps of old books, clothing, specs, and cameras with it.
Want to catch the cherry blossom season? Hurry, it won't stick around for long - here's were to get your bloss on in London.
There's a lot to like about Easter in London – two whole days off, gratuitous chocolate consumption and if we're lucky, some springtime sunshine. Spend the year's first bank holiday hitting up spring fairs, wild nights out and giant Easter Egg hunts.
This sleeper hit Canadian musical is set in the days after 9/11. It's a beautifully crafted hymn to the power of community.
Dabbers at the ready for this big boozy bingo night in a classic London bingo hall. There are big prizes up for grabs, a hilarious host, pop-up restaurants, mixologists and live music.
Joaquín Sorolla's a big deal in Spain, but little known in the UK. That's about the change with this neat show of portraiture, landscapes, social painting and dazzling sea scenes.
The V&A goes bigger than a post-war circle skirt with this massive retrospect of the great designer. This is the biggest fashion exhibition the museum has staged since ‘Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty’ and it looks hot.
It's the exhibition whoever invented the scream emoji has been waiting for. The British Museum stages a huge exhibition of Norway's most famous painter, Edvard Munch, focusing on the artist's unique ability to crystalise intense human emotions like grief, sorrow, jealousy and desire.
American artist Jenny Holzer’s work is decades’ worth of statements, aphorisms, quotes and poetry. She takes words and sentences and plasters them over the streets, prints them on cups and condoms and sends at lightspeed along LED columns.
A lesser-known fact about the Dutch painter is that he was a bit of an Anglophile. Here's your chance to admire his artworks alongside those by British artists who, in turn, owe a debt to Van Gogh.
He's done it again, he's done it again, Anish Kapoor, he's done it again. Head over to Ealing and get a load of his really shiny creations. Be prepared to be discombobulated (in a good way).
Check out Dolly Parton's own musical adaption of her hit 1980 film. It's gloriously OTT - and they do the title song four times.
Gather your newt eyes, fetch the cauldron and dust down the tarot cards: Wellcome Collection has a new exhibition exploring the magic of magic.
The ionic filmmaker movies, ‘A Clockwork Orange’, ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’, ‘Dr Strangelove’ and others, are famous for involving some of the most ambitious sets ever created. This is your chance to see props, costumes, photographs and other memorabilia.
Back in 1815, a French artist named Pierre Prévost climbed the tower of St Margaret’s Church in Westminster and started sketching. Although the 100-foot panorama he created was lost, the 20-foot painting he made as a dry run survived. Bought last year by the Museum of London, it's now on public display until September. Head down and time-travel – without having to worry about cholera, Napoleon or the Corn Laws.
Giant machines symbolising the death of industrial Britain. It's overwhelming and poignantly sad.
Sara Bareilles's smash hit Broadway musical about a pie-baking waitress has made the leap across the pond for its West End run; Katharine McPhee stars as its lead.
Get clued up on the latest scientific research in the UK. With 15,000 families of fruit flies on show, it might just put you off your dinner.
This year-long arts festival celebrates refugees from Nazi Europe and highlights their impact on British culture. Expect a vibrant and all-encompassing programme of exhibitions, performances and events across a variety of London venues.
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