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Show of the week: ‘The Cane’
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Show of the week: ‘The Cane’

Catch the ‘Shopping and Fucking’ writer’s first major work in aeons, which really does feel like vintage Ravenhill. It’s ominous, it’s powerful, and Nicola Walker is sensational. 

Up at The O2: Christmas Choirs
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Up at The O2: Christmas Choirs

Hear choirs belting out seasonal classics and sip on steaming mulled wine 52 metres above the ground on this Christmassy climb up the roof of The O2. 

Restaurant of the week: Coal Office
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Restaurant of the week: Coal Office

This King’s Cross newbie comes from the crew behind The Palomar and The Barbary, and has a menu that reads like their beautiful baby. Expect all the flavours of modern Jerusalem and dishes that will live on in your dreams. 

‘Hansel and Gretel’
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‘Hansel and Gretel’

Humperdinck’s 1893 opera for kids is as warm as a witch’s kitchen and as dark as the forest outside. This kitschy, witty new production centres on a lopsided gingerbread cottage impaled by a giant knife. It’s both sweet and shiver-inducing.

Show of the week: Kris Lemsalu: ‘4LIFE’
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Show of the week: Kris Lemsalu: ‘4LIFE’

Goldsmiths CCA has been converted into a little shop of psychedelic horrors for the Estonian artist’s show filled with ceramic-and-fabric installations about metamorphosis. It’s a chance to get lost in a surreal, magical universe.

Film of the week: ‘Mary Poppins Returns’
Film Film of the week: ‘Mary Poppins Returns’

Delivering old-school, kite-flying, chimney-sweeping nostalgia, Disney’s improbable sequel – coming 54 years after the original classic – is a risk that magically pays off. See it for a spoonfulof pure cinematic sugar.

‘Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018’
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‘Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018’

Catch this annual celebration of THE NEXT BIG THINGS in art. The show is back at the South London Gallery and the must-sees include work by George Stamenov, Kamile Ofoeme and Yushi Li. 

‘The Tell-Tale Heart’
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‘The Tell-Tale Heart’

This verrrry free adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s short story is gross. We’re talking hacked-limbs-and-ruptured-organs gross. It’s also feverishly enjoyable and surprisingly Christmassy.

Olafur Eliasson and Minik Rosing: ‘Ice Watch’
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Olafur Eliasson and Minik Rosing: ‘Ice Watch’

Nordic art superstar Olafur Eliasson has installed 24 huge blocks of ice outside Tate Modern. Each one was lifted from the sea after falling from the Greenland ice sheet. Watch the blocks melt for a chilly reminder that climate change means more than just barbecue summers for ever. 

Bar of the week: Cocteleria
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Bar of the week: Cocteleria

The Soho branch of modern taqueria Breddos has turned its basement into a bar that plays with trad Mexican flavours in the same way it toys with them on its inventive food menu. Margaritas are a given – there are six twists on the classic – and the Horchata Martini is the ultimate festive drink.

‘The Favourite’
Film ‘The Favourite’

Director Yorgos Lanthimos warps his period piece – it’s loosely based on the rivalry-filled court of Queen Anne – into a Lewis Carroll-esque comic nightmare. Go to see Olivia Colman, who’s hilarious and heartbreaking as the unstable monarch.

Winter Choirs
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Winter Choirs

Silent night? Not at Queen Elizabeth Hall where you can see and hear some of London’s best community choirs blast out everything from seasonal songs to classical, choral, jazz and pop ballads. 

‘East End Suffragettes: The Photographs of Norah Smyth’
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‘East End Suffragettes: The Photographs of Norah Smyth’

Get an intimate insight into Sylvia Pankhurst’s socialist suffragette movement at this exhibition of remarkable photographs taken 100 years ago by women’s rights activist Norah Smyth. It’s a snapshot of an extraordinary moment in women’s social history. 

‘We Live in an Ocean of Air’
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‘We Live in an Ocean of Air’

This super-trippy VR installation uses breath sensors, heart monitors and scent-dispersal systems (yikes!) to explore our connections to nature.

Christmas at Netil Market
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Christmas at Netil Market

We love this quaint mini market, which includes stalls purveying artisan coffee, baked goods and crafts. There’s even a rotisserie. It’s running a series of four Christmas fairs where you can find one-of-a-kind gifts, with the latter two taking place on December 15 and 22. 

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Shoreditch
Shoreditch

Indie shops, ace nightlife and tasty street food

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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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Winterville
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Winterville

Festive playground Winterville is back in Clapham Common and features more dancing, eating, laughing, drinking and skating than you can shake a snow globe...

Christmas at Kew Gardens
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Christmas at Kew Gardens

West London’s Kew Gardens glow with magical illuminations for the festive period

Dedicated to Kanye – All Yeezy Christmas Party
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Dedicated to Kanye – All Yeezy Christmas Party

A special festive edition of the Kanye club night that plays the hip hop lightning rod's hits all night long. Sadly, Yeezy has never recorded his...

Father Christmas at the Royal Albert Hall
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Father Christmas at the Royal Albert Hall

Discover the winter wonderland that awaits you inside the Royal Albert Hall. Already a building brimming with charm, the elves have laid on lashings of...

42nd Street review
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42nd Street review

A spectacular revival for the glitzy American musical classic

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

This dazzling hi-tech drama from the National Theatre is a story of a family struggling to cope

Skandihus Pottery Classes
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Skandihus Pottery Classes

When work gets too stressful or your every day feels mundane, do you often think ‘That’s it! I’m quitting and going to become a...

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.

Christmas Labyrinth from Backyard Cinema
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Christmas Labyrinth from Backyard Cinema

At this year's Winterville Backyard Cinema have brought their Christmas Maze, festive movies and giant beanbags to Clapham Common. Set in an...

Lily Allen
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Lily Allen

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Things to do The 31 best things to do in the United Kingdom

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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. 

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Things to do The 20 essential things to do in Stockholm

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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. 

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