Where to avoid the World Cup in London

Find something other than football to entertain yourself during the 2010 World Cup

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Say balls to the World Cup with our guide to avoiding the footie. Here Time Out's squad of top-flight editors pick their cultural diversionary tactics to make all the madness go away

  • London Literature Festival

    Author Bret Easton Ellis, oceanographer Sylvia Earle and mathematician Marcus du Sautoy deliver iconoclastic mental keepy-uppy.

  • Dans Le Noir

    Rating: 3/5 30-31 Clerkenwell Green, Farringdon, EC1R 0DU

    You’re guaranteed no World Cup at sight-depriving restaurant sensation Dans le Noir, because you have to dine in complete darkness...

  • ‘Icarus at the Edge of Time’

    Royal Festival Hall

    Based on Brian Greene’s children’s story, this performance combines music by Philip Glass and visuals by young British video artists ...

  • ‘Kurosawa and his Influence’

    If you hate football but have a penchant for watching men hurt one another outdoors, check out the BFI’s ‘Kurosawa and his Influence