The 100 best comedy movies: the funniest films of all time
Comedy gets no respect, no respect at all. Actually, that’s not entirely true: everyone loves to laugh, and everyone has their favourite comedy movie to throw on when in need of a mood enhancer. But it’s also a genre frequently overlooked by cinema’s award-givers and canon gatekeepers – despite the fact that making a truly great, lasting comedy is one of the hardest achievements in film to pull off. It’s an artform largely dependent on context: what causes an audience to double over in hysterics in 2024 might be met with blank stares just a few years later, let alone a half-century.And so, those that have kept us cracking up for decades are truly special. To put together this list of the 100 greatest movie comedies ever, we asked comedians like Diane Morgan and Russell Howard, actors such as John Boyega and Jodie Whittaker and a small army of Time Out writers about the movies that make them chuckle the hardest, and for the longest amount of time. In doing so, we believe we’ve found the 100 finest, most durable and most broadly appreciable laughers in history. No matter your sense of humour – silly or sophisticated, light or dark, surreal or broad – you’ll find it represented here. Recommended: 🔥 The 100 best movies of all-time🥰 The greatest romantic comedies of all time🤯 33 great disaster movies😬 The best thriller films of all-time🌏 The best foreign films of all-time
The 10 best things to do in Benidorm
You either love or hate Benidorm, but we can bet a lot of its judgement is from people who don’t know how to do the city right. If you love music, come for Low, Benidorm’s yearly indie festival, and if you want to hang with the locals, turn up much later then you think at Benidorm’s restaurants and bars. As a tourist here, you’ll get a fun holiday in the sun at a great price, and who can say fairer than that, huh? And as the cherry on the cake, Benidorm’s golden beaches are some of the loveliest anywhere in Spain, and its skyscraper hotels are backed by rugged mountains full of superb hiking and biking trails. Here are the best things to do in Benidorm. RECOMMENDED:📍 The best things to do in Spain⛰️ The most beautiful sights in Spain🏖️ Europe's best city breaks for 2024 At Time Out, all of our travel guides are written by local writers who know their cities inside out. For more about how we curate, see our editorial guidelines.
The 13 best things to do in Sorrento
Ready for trees bearing huge, waxy lemons, ice-cold limoncellos in the sun and patio seats in the speckled shade? Then you’re ready for Sorrento, which looks a little bit like something straight out of a fairytale but is actually real, we tell you. Sorrento is lined with waterside restaurants, open piazzas, little antique shops and miles and miles of clear blue water, but there’s plenty of activities to get stuck into in this coastal town. From day trips to the best views around, here are the best things to do in Sorrento. RECOMMENDED:🏨 The best hotels in Sorrento🏖️ The best places to visit in Italy🇮🇹 Italy's prettiest villages and towns⛰️ The most beautiful places in Italy At Time Out, all of our travel guides are written by local writers who know their cities inside out. For more about how we curate, see our editorial guidelines.
Cheap things to do in London: 50 fun things to do for less than the cost of a pint
It might sometimes seem like the only way to have fun in this city is to spend a wodge of cash, but there are actually loads of brilliant things to do in London for less than the price of a pint. You can ride a pedalo, dance the night away, neck oysters, or sample some of the city’s finest culture (think Shakespeare at the Globe or baroque murals at London’s very own ‘Sistine Chapel’ aka the Painted Hall). So don’t just fade away watching Freeview and waiting for payday – get out there and enjoy the best cheap stuff the capital has to offer. Recommended: tuck into London’s best cheap eats.
The 11 best things to do in Paphos
Sometimes it’s hard to believe that the charming city of Paphos, a little harbour city in the southwest of Cyprus, actually exists. But we’re here to reveal that not only is Paphos a real life place, it’s as beautiful as the photos show it. In fact - it’s better. For one thing, Paphos is romantic. And that’s not just because it’s the birthplace of Aphrodite (though that is pretty cool). It’s because of the mosaics all over the city, telling ancient stories. The sea coves at coral bay. The sunsets on the beach. Paphos is just waiting to be explored. Here are the best things to do when you visit. RECOMMENDED:🏖️ The best beaches in the world📍 The best things to do in the world🇬🇷 The best places to visit in Greece At Time Out, all of our travel guides are written by local writers who know their cities inside out. For more about how we curate, see our editorial guidelines.
19 amazing UK castles you can actually stay in
Fancy feeling like a king or queen for the weekend? Or just getting the gang together for a getaway which is slightly bougier than usualy? The UK is the castle capital of the world, and luckily for us, many are available to stay in. Whether you stick to a single room or all agree to splash out on an opulent staycation, you’re pretty much guaranteed a royally good night’s sleep at one of these absolutely cracking castles. We can’t guarantee there’ll be no peas under your mattress, though... RECOMMENDED:🌲The best tree houses you can actually stay in🏩The very best Airbnbs in the UK🏔️The most breathtaking hikes in the UK☀️The best places to visit in the UK in 2024 For more about how we curate, see our editorial guidelines and check out our latest travel guides written by local experts. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, see our affiliate guidelines.
The best Christmas shops in London
Tis the season when avoiding consumerism is pretty damn near impossible: stockings must be filled, loved ones must be spoiled, and it's all too tempted to pick up a few dainty knicknacks for the tree. So embrace the joys of Christmas shopping by scouring London's retailers for goodies as festive lights displays twinkle overhead. Yes, you could get your shopping done in one mad dash through a department store or by filling your online basket to the brim. But there's something supremely satisfying about traipsing around this city, and supporting London’s small (and big) businesses during a tough time. That’s why we’ve put together a list of brilliant Christmas shops from all around around the capital, where you can pick up gifts that people will remember for years to come for all the right reasons. Festive dons like Harrods and Liberty are in there, of course (they’ve been hanging their tinsel since September) but we’ve got indie stores too, from arty museum giftshops to cute boutiques, geeky bookshops to top menswear spots. Get your wrapping paper at the ready and start shopping. RECOMMENDED: Read our complete guide to Christmas in London.
The 13 best things to do in Canterbury
Though Margate and Whitstable often seem to get all the glory, you’d be a fool to sleep on Canterbury, a grown-up type of town with a hell of a lot going for it. Like its neighbours, it’s got a great pebbly beach, tons of trendy food spots and lots and lots of architecture to gaze at on your long afternoon walk. So as certified Canterbury lovers, we’ve rounded up the very best things to do on your day trip (a one-hour train from London, just saying), your weekend or your week-long hol. We’ve got family-friendly activities, cool wine bars, trendy coffee shops and more, but what makes it really special is Canterbury’s famous cathedral. Everything on our list is ranked to help you plan the ideal day out. Here are the best things to do in Canterbury. RECOMMENDED:☀️ A perfect day in Canterbury📍 The best things to do in Margate📍 The best things to do in Whitstable📍 The best things to do in Kent
The 13 best things to do in Málaga
A look at the usual lists compiling the best things to do in Málaga makes one thing clear: the capital of the Costa del Sol has long been overlooked in the race for top cultural destinations in Spain. That has slowly been changing since 2003, when the long-awaited Museo Picasso finally opened, kick-starting a cultural resurgence that has led to a whole flew of fancy new museums, including the only outpost of the Centre Pompidou outside of France. Add a couple of cliff-top Moorish castles, a pocket-sized Roman Theatre, a winsome little old town full of tapas bars and quirky boutiques, plus a newly primped-up port and fabulous beaches, and this exuberant little city on Spain's stretch of the Med can truly boast it’s got the whole package. Without further ado, here are the best things to do in Málaga right now. Recommended: the best Airbnbs in MalagaRecommended: the best hotels in Malaga Done something on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutDoList and tag @TimeOutEverywhere. Find out more about how Time Out selects the very best things to do all over the world.
The 20 best friendship movies of all time
In the movies, love gets all the love. But what about friendship? Platonic relationships can often loom larger in our lives and define who we are even more than romantic ones. Certainly, it’s a more universal experience. Not everyone can claim to have been in love, but everyone has bro’d down and/or girl crushed at some point. So let’s raise a glass to those films about buddies, pals, homies, mates – whatever you want to call them. We asked the Time Out staff to name their personal favourite friendship flicks. We enjoy the company of these cinematic friends so much, it’s almost like we’ve come to see them as friends themselves. Recommended: 🤣 The 100 best comedy movies💓 The 100 best romantic movies of all-time✍ The 100 best animated movies of all-time
Les 21 millors coses per fer a Amsterdam
Amb la xifra de visitants en continu augment, sembla que Amsterdam continua sent tan popular com sempre entre els aficionats a les escapades urbanes, i el nombre de coses que fer a Amsterdam creix més cada temporada. Fins i tot per als residents, la naturalesa sempre canviant de la ciutat ofereix multitud de llocs que explorar. Si bé l'hedonista vida nocturna de la capital holandesa encara atreu hordes de comiats de solter i a aquells que volen gaudir de la festa conseqüent, Amsterdam és molt més que taboles fins a l'alba i drogues legals. Explora el majestuós Jordaan, passa l'estona als voltants elegants de De Pijp, o passa per Oost, on els fruiters turcs de la vella escola es troben un al costat de l'altre amb restaurants increïblement moderns, cafeteries on prendre el brunch i tot tipus de boutiques. Culturalment, és una de les destinacions més eclèctiques i diverses d'Europa, i amb molts dels seus projectes de renovació i regeneració ja completats, Amsterdam és més vibrant que mai. Has fet alguna cosa en aquesta llista i t'ha encantat? Comparteix-ho amb l'etiqueta #TimeOutDoList i etiqueta @TimeOutEverywhere. També pots trobar més informació sobre com Time Out selecciona les millors coses per a fer a tot el món.
A unique space for east London’s queer bookworms
‘I was born and raised in London, and I’ve always loved visiting places like the queer bookshop Gay’s the Word and the UK’s first Black bookshop, New Beacon,’ says Raye, one of the book lovers behind Bethnal Green Road’s new bookshop, The Common Press. ‘Most mainstream bookshops will [focus on minority writers for] Pride Month or Black History Month, and then, outside of those, everything kind of gets pushed to the side. There’s a lot of power in reading, so we wanted to create a space that prioritises intersectionality and all people from marginalised identities.’ The Common Press opened in August as part of Glass House, a new LGBTQ+ multidisciplinary venue that also encompasses an events space, podcast recording booths and an adjacent bar and restaurant. It may not be the only bookshop in London to exclusively sell literature by and for queer people or people of colour, but it is the first that also creates space for these people to hang out and socialise. Open from 10am until early evening every day, the bookshop also functions as a small café serving hot drinks and snacks to customers who fancy spending time there reading their new purchases, catching up with friends or getting some work done. ‘A lot of events in queer spaces are focused on drinking and nightlife. Glass House has a bar and restaurant, but we also wanted to offer something that is centred around knowledge and learning,’ explains Raye. That’s why The Common Press hopes to offer a range of events to help f
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Neon Naked Death Drawing
When most Londoners get decked out in Halloween fancy dress, it’s usually because they’re heading out to a party, going out trick-or-treating or because they work at The London Dungeon. Not the models at this life-drawing sesh. They’re donning neon body paint and costumes – think: creepy clown and zombie outfits – for a special sketching class this spooky season. Capture their deathly appearances and then try your hand at designing your own neon craft beer label on the free can of Northern Monk you’ll get on entry if you fancy paying a couple of quid more.
Caravel is a restaurant on a boat, but don’t expect any ahoying. It’s on a boat with a vibe so distinctly unboaty that you’ll forget you’re floating on Regent’s Canal until the moment you need to climb back on to dry land to pop to the loo. (The only ones are in its sister restaurant next door, whose jetty picnic tables make a great spot for a pre-dinner, Haribo-tasting, rum ’n’ coke old-fashioned, FYI.) Until then, you’ll feel more like you’re at the kind of local bistro that might be used as the set of a classic London romcom. The walls are painted dark green and tilt inwards, cocooning each table. Service isn’t rushed. Tables aren’t crammed in. An open doorway at the back of the boat allows for nosy glimpses of the surprisingly chill kitchen. (When I visited, Eric Clapton blared out from there towards the end of the night.) If you’re a fan of St John, Jolene or Rochelle Canteen then you’re probably going to love the menu here. Caravel is run by brothers Fin and Lorcan Spiteri, the sons of two of London’s most renowned restaurateurs (mum Melanie Arnold is the co-founder of Rochelle Canteen and dad Jon Spiteri is the co-founder of Session Arts Club). The brothers have racked up an impressive CV; they’ve worked at some of London’s biggest restaurants including Quo Vadis, Oldroyd and 69 Colebrooke Row. Overall? Caravel is, in my opinion, the best date restaurant I’ve ever been to Now, they’ve taken over a restored barge next door to Studio Kitchen. The food is a run of prop
Football Crazy, Football Mad
Football, it’s good. If you’re a fan of the beautiful game then you’ll probably be interested to hear about this new exhibition in Hoxton. Football Crazy, Football Mad will run from Nov 18-21 at Hoxton Arches and is the work of creative agency Patterns of Play. The plan? A look at the intersections of football, art and design around the world. Thirty artists will be displaying pieces – so expect a good show. And, in case the whole thing leaves you gagging for a kick-about, the whole thing is reasonably near the astro at Haggerston Park
Before I tell you any more about my trip to Brutto, I need to get The Giant Mural out of the way. A frenzied painting of a blue, three-eyed man, a gorilla with a port glass, Keith Lemon (?!) and many other surreal things getting sucked into a black hole. I sat facing it for three hours and hated it. No work of restaurant art has ever left me feeling so unsettled, which is a shame because everything else about my visit to the big Tuscan-inspired trattoria was so relaxed it was almost meditative. So, I’m going to pretend the mural doesn’t exist and won’t mention it again. Brutto is the latest opening from Russell Norman, who founded Polpo (that Soho Italian small-plates spot known for really good spritzes). It’s on one of those streets near Smithfield that looks like the set of ‘The Muppet Christmas Carol’, but the vibe inside is much more ‘a restaurant that the love interests from an ’80s New York romcom would go to’ than ‘a hangout for Scrooge and Tiny Tim’. It’s wood-panelled and moodily lit – even at lunch time. The tablecloths are gingham, light fittings have napkins flopped over them and walls are pastel green and dotted with art that Norman collected while researching the space. Meanwhile, a soundtrack of soul and Neil Young made sure things stayed very, very chilled while I was there. (At one point I spotted one of the bar staff dancing and whistling along to ‘Harvest Moon’ between orders.) My pal and I kicked off our lunch with three lots of St John bread. Like every
We’re in the midst of a Billie Piper renaissance and I am very much here for it. Last year the former pop star and Doctor Who actor brought us I Hate Suzie, an intense, chaotic drama series about fame, womanhood and toxic relationships. Now she’s released Rare Beasts, her directorial debut and a kind of anti-romcom that’s also... intense, chaotic and a lot about womanhood and toxic relationships. Piper stars as Mandy, an unconfident single mum who works in TV and is trying to keep a handle on her life as her son and parents fight for her attention, her boss demands she comes in earlier, and her mates present her with trays of coke. Then along creeps a man. Not a charming man. In fact, a cruel, arrogant, cold man. The kind your mates would never want you to date. She settles – and so begins a very bleak romance. It’s not a perfect movie. Sometimes it moves very slowly. Other times the acting is so big it becomes pantomime. But what Piper is incredible at (in both this and I Hate Suzie) is taking the raw, intense, angry energy, that builds when you’re forced to spend too much of your life tackling the toxicity of masculinity around you, and pouring it out like a long line of acid shots for viewers to chug. Her decision-making as a director is fearless (we see women gurning sweatily, at one point Mandy flashes her arsehole, moments of cruelty have real bite). And the result is feminism in its realest sense. Not feminism with an empowering, girl-boss message but feminism that s
Who doesn’t love a good old mean-spirited scam? Whether it’s Hustle, Hustlers, The Hustle, American Hustle or just someone up the road telling you about how Mrs Green at Number 19 got mugged off by a guy pretending to sell micro pigs: stories about lies, cons and heists (even mediocre ones) are exactly the kind of shit every single human on the planet lives for. How else would you explain four Ocean’s movies?That’s why it’s so shocking that Miranda July’s new film – a comedy about a family of con-artists – is so, so boring. You enter her world expecting tension-laced stories of scheming and deceit to screech and cackle about. Then you’re delivered a painfully slow family drama where idiosyncrasy trumps emotion and themes of isolation and family dysfunction get lost in the zaniness. At the heart of the story is Old Dolio (Evan Rachel Wood), an Avril Lavigne-looking 26-year-old whose oddball parents have never shown her affection, only the tools of the conning trade. (She can crack a supermarket’s CCTV system in minutes, but she’s never had a hug from her mum.) The trio scramble to pay the rent via scams: stealing from storage units, falsifying lost baggage. Then two things happen. First, Old Dolio stumbles into a parenting class where she learns about the love your mum and dad are actually supposed to give you. Then the trio meet the bubbly Melanie (Gina Rodriguez) on a flight to New York, invite her to start heisting with them and suddenly Old Dolio is breaking out of the cag
‘Second Act’ is not, by any traditional metrics, a good movie. The dialogue is clunky and the plot swings from one unrealistic moment to another. If you’re someone who likes serious films, you may have checked out long before the bit where Jennifer Lopez releases some doves to hilariously catastrophic effect. That said, one day I will be regularly revisiting it on Netflix – probably with a few friends and a bottle of rosé. It’s a zingy tale of mistaken identity that evolves into something bigger, and Lopez effortlessly pulls off funny and charming in the lead role. She plays a supermarket worker who quits her job when she’s overlooked for promotion (in favour of a younger man, inevitably) and then fakes her way into a big-city company. It’s like ‘Maid in Manhattan’ meets ‘Working Girl’, with a bolted-on adoption subplot. But it’s the career focus that makes it work, even when it doesn’t. It’s like a noughties romcom pumped full of 2019’s gender and class politics: the male colleagues are slimy buffoons; the women are sweary and outspoken. Lopez’s character experiences the highs of empowerment, but also falls flat on her face a few times. As a female viewer you feel very much in on the joke. It’s rare and exciting to see the relatable pain of being a woman at work explored in mainstream comedy. For anyone who’s endured workplace sexism, it’s comedy as catharsis.
The bright pink walls of Rasa in Stoke Newington are almost as bold as the flavours in their south Indian dishes. Opened in the mid-1990s, the vegetarian Keralan joint still serves solid basics – masala dosa and chewy coiled paratha are always wholesome and moreish – as well as poppadoms, achappam and pappadavadai snacks, too. The spice here isn't the kind to blow your head off either. Instead, delve into unusual dishes like moru kachiathu, a turmeric-infused, sweet-sour runny yoghurt dish made with mango and green banana for authentic Keralan flavour. Bagar baingan from Hyderabad, is a creamy, ultra-savoury delight; made of aubergines and ground cashew nuts, and pairs perfectly with puffed poories. Better still, everything on the menu is priced at less than a tenner, with many dishes around the £5 mark.
The Time Of Their Lives
Take two much-loved British actresses, put them in scenarios that could have been ripped from an ‘Inbetweeners’ movie and you’ll get ‘The Time of their Lives’. Joan Collins (Alexis from ‘Dynasty’) stars as a fierce, washed up Hollywood actress who flees her old people’s home to go to a funeral in France. Pauline Collins (‘Shirley Valentine’) plays her warm but downtrodden partner in crime. Together they find a new lease of life on an impromptu road trip on the Continent. The journey sees them challenge ageist and sexist stereotypes with scenes involving stealing cars, smoking weed and having casual sex. On the surface it’s all fun and games, but lurking below are themes of controlling husbands, failed life choices and, above all, death. This film should be like a ‘Shirley Valentine’ sequel but unfortunately falls a little flat. It’s badly paced, has too many plotlines crammed in and gives Joan’s character one-liners that come off as mean rather than Alexis-sassy. Both she and Pauline Collins deserve better.
If you’re looking for a traditional panto, Wilton’s Music Hall’s ‘Mother Goose’ is a solid choice - and not only because the venue is the oldest surviving grand music hall in the world. Like Wilton’s 2015 take on ‘Dick Whittington and his Cat’, this year’s show is also written by Roy Hudd. He’s a veteran on the panto scene and appears as dame and lead role Mother Goose. The performance follows the kind-hearted older woman as she adopts a goose that lays golden eggs. The decision leaves her lured in by money and beaut, meaning that, of course, she’s heading towards her comeuppance. Although – call me a vain millennial – I actually don’t blame her for getting obsessed with her looks, since the rest of the cast call her ugly all the time. Mother Goose’s struggle is presented via two spirits: Virtue (played as being all sugar and spice) and the camp, swaggering, scene-stealing Vanity. The best scenes were the silliest: a performance of ‘Twelve days of Christmas’ performed at ever-increasing pace inevitably went awry with comical consequences, and some heckling from the crowd spiced things up. The dance routines were strong – especially a saucy number that started with three female dancers in skimpy outfits (so far, so everyday sexism). But then they were joined – in a woke twist – by two lads in bondage gear. The jokes weren’t quite as spicy. While there were some Brexit and Trump mentions, Hudd’s dame mainly kept her humour traditional, i.e jokes about pulling her knickers up.
The First Monday in May
Every year the Costume Institute at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art holds an exhibition. The show is opened by an A-list fundraiser hosted by Vogue editor Anna Wintour on the first Monday in May. It’s the kind of party you’ll almost definitely never get an invite to, but this film from Andrew Rossi gives us an intimate insider glimpse. We see Wintour doing the table planning and Bradley Cooper dancing awkwardly with Rihanna. Thing is, while the access granted is captivating, it’s not the most interesting part of this documentary. Neither are the questions posed at the start about whether fashion and celebrity have a place in a museum. The interesting stuff, unexpectedly, is actually the making of the exhibition ‘China: Through the Looking Glass’. Curator Andrew Bolton (who’s from Lancaster) plans to bring together collections inspired by the country and present them in the museum’s China exhibit. The clothes he’s picking are beautiful, but the majority of them are by white Western designers who openly admit to being inspired by movies and a fantasy of the country’s women, thus appropriating its culture. We see Bolton and Wintour challenged again and again by – often Chinese – journalists and collaborators for playing into orientalism and stereotyping of the country. Whether Rossi knows it or not, this is one of the most compelling discussions of appropriation and the ignorance of the fashion world in ages.
‘Friend Request’ ergenlik çağında evine kalmaya gittiğiniz arkadaşınızla korkarak izlediğiniz filmlere benziyor. Korkutucu ve biraz ucuz, fakat zamanın ruhunu yakalamayı başaran bir film ‘Friend Request’. Okulun popüler kızlarından Laura, hiç arkadaşı olmayan birini Facebook’ta arkadaş olarak kabul ediyor. Sonuç? Facebook üzerinden yayılan ve Laura’nın arkadaşlarının tek tek ölmesine neden olan bir lanet. Filmde gözlerinizi kapatıp yanınızdakine sarılmanıza neden olacak korkutucu ölüm sahneleri var. Fakat Laura’nın arkadaşları o kadar bencil tipler ki, onların ölümlerinden zevk bile alabilirsiniz. “O ölü kaltağı arkadaş listenden sil,” gibi ucuz diyaloglar ise filme bambaşka bir mizahi boyut katıyor. ‘Friend Request’ korku filmi klişelerini ve korkunç çocukluk anılarını, büyücülük hikâyeleriyle harmanlıyor. Tıpkı ‘Scream / Çığlık’ (1996) ve ‘The Ring / Halka’ (2002) gibi arkadaşlarla beraber izlendiğinde tat verecek bir film var karşımızda. Sosyal medya daha önce hiç bu kadar korkutucu olmamıştı.
When is the Queen’s funeral, how can I attend and where is the procession?
On Thursday September 8 2022, Buckingham Palace announced the death of Queen Elizabeth II at the age of 96. Now plans are in place for her funeral in London. If you want to pay tribute to the monarch, here’s everything you need to know about watching and attending. RECOMMENDED: the full schedule and timings for the Queen’s funeral. When is the Queen’s funeral? The Queen’s state funeral will take place on Monday September 19. After lying in state for four days, her coffin will be moved from Westminster Hall to Westminster Abbey. The procession will start at 10.35am when the Queen’s funeral cortege, carried by The State Gun Carriage of the Royal Navy, drawn by 142 sailors, will carry her coffin to the abbey, arriving at 11am. The big procession will take place after the event. This parade will end at Hyde Park Corner, at which point the coffin will travel by road to Windsor Castle. Find out where to see the funeral procession here, and read the full schedule here. What time is the two-minute silence? At the end of the service, just before noon, there will be a national two-minute silence. Where is the Queen’s funeral being held? The funeral is taking place at Westminster Abbey. Elizabeth II will be the first British monarch to have her funeral there since 1760. What time is the Queen’s funeral? The state funeral begins at 11am. See the full schedule and timings for the funeral here. Will there be a bank holiday for the Queen’s funeral? Yes. King Charles III approved the day
There will be a massive military procession for the Queen on Monday
With news of the Queen’s death earlier today, plans are now being put into place for her funeral. While that won’t be held until Saturday 17 (more on that here), London will start paying tribute to her from today. One major event worth knowing about is the military parade that will take place on Monday. Taking place down the Mall, through Horse Guards Parade, and past the Cenotaph, the parade’s route is long enough to fit around a million well-wishers. Apparently, the logistics behind the massive event are based on those used for the London 2012 Olympics. Wondering what to expect? The route being used is very similar to that for the Queen Mother in 2002. There were more than 1,600 people involved in that parade including military marching bands. The time of the event hasn’t been announced yet, but we’ll update this post as soon as we find out. The nearest tube stations will be Hyde Park Corner, St. James’s Park, Charing Cross and Green Park, though there will no doubt be travel restrictions and selective closures in place. When is the Queen’s funeral, how can I attend and where is the procession? Some of the more unusual things happening in London following the Queen’s death. What will happen when the Queen dies?
The Queen has died at the age of 96
It’s a tragic and momentous day. Queen Elizabeth II has died at the age of 96. The news was announced by Buckingham Palace this evening. In a statement the palace said: ‘The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and the Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.’ Elizabeth – who was born in 1926 – became monarch of the UK in 1953. She is known for introducing the tradition of the ‘royal walkabout’ – getting up close and personal with the crowds who’d come to see her rather than keeping a safe distance – as well as being a mother to Prince Charles, grandmother to Princes William and Harry and fan of jazzy hats. Her husband Prince Philip died in April 2021. RECOMMENDED: What happens now that the Queen has died? No matter how you feel about the royals, her death marks a moment of change in our country. In the coming weeks you can expect to see Charles crowned as King and our stamps and money changed to show the face of our new monarch. Her funeral will likely take place in ten days’ time, on Saturday September 17 – an official ‘day of national mourning’. The service will be held to an audience of 2,000 guests at Westminster Abbey followed by a procession down the Mall. It will be shown on big screens around the city and country. In the meantime, you can expect to see the UK go into a period of mourning. In London, Big Ben will be muffled, venues will close early and there’ll be designated areas around the city whe
2022年9月8日は、悲劇的で極めて重大な日となった。 イギリス女王である、エリザベス2世が96歳で死去した。このニュースは、バッキンガム宮殿が同日夜に発表。宮殿は声明で「女王は今日の午後、バルモラルで安らかに息を引き取られました。（新）国王と王妃は、今晩バルモラル城にとどまり、明日ロンドンに戻る予定です」と述べた。 1926年生まれのエリザベス2世が、イギリスの君主になったのは1953年。彼女はチャールズ皇太子の母、ウィリアム王子とハリー王子の祖母であり、カラフルな帽子の愛好家でもあった。夫のフィリップ殿下は2021年4月に死去している。 またエリザベス2世は、自分に会いに来た群衆と安全な距離を保つのではなく、間近で接するという「ロイヤルウォークアバウト」という伝統を導入したことでも知られる。 王室をどう思おうが、彼女の死はイギリスという国の「変化の瞬間」を意味する。今後数週間のうちに、チャールズ3世が国王として戴冠し、切手や貨幣が新しい君主の顔に変わることになる。 エリザベス2世の葬儀は、18日（日）にウェストミンスター寺院で2000人の参列者を前に行われると見込まれている。その後、ザ・マルを行進する予定。その模様は、市内外の大型スクリーンで放映されるだろう。 葬儀の日、イギリスは喪に服すことになる。ロンドンではビッグベンの鐘の音は弱められ、店などは早く閉まり、市民が献花できる場所が設けられる。 関連記事 『The Queen has died at the age of 96（原文）』 『英国王室ゆかりの地を巡るオンラインツアー、無料招待の参加者を募集中』 『東京でこの秋行くべき英国展・フェア3選』 『3万輪の真紅のバラ咲く「屋上庭園」がホテルニューオータニに登場』 『隈研吾が設計する英国アンティーク博物館「BAM鎌倉」が誕生』 『約40年間停止していたロンドンの発電所、総合商業施設として再生』 東京の最新情報をタイムアウト東京のメールマガジンでチェックしよう。登録はこちら
Padella has shared the recipe for its iconic pici cacio e pepe
Sick of everyone else’s lockdown pasta looking better than yours? It’s time to step away from the easy gnocchi recipe you found on BBC Good Food and delete all your Bon Appétit tabs (although this chickpea and tomato brothy pasta is very delicious. Strongly recommend). The main player of the pasta game has unleashed a recipe for a beige meal so flavourful it’s been a Time Out hype dish. Yes, Padella has revealed the secret to its iconic pici cacio e pepe. You can read the full recipe below, but here are some tips our writer Bobby Palmer found out when he chatted to chef-owner Tim Siadatan about how to make the big dog of Italian noodle bowls: ‘The key to any unctuous sauce is pasta water. If you combined the cooked pici, cheese and butter without it, it would split and be nasty. The water helps the fat melt properly. Traditional cacio e pepe uses only pecorino, but we use a Neal’s Yard Dairy aged parmesan too. They use it for cheese plates and think we’re mad for putting it in a sauce.’ Pici cacio e pepe Serves 4 For the pici Ingredients 375g white bread flour180ml water1 tablespoon olive oilPinch fine sea salt Process Add the flour to a mixing bowl and make a well in the middle. Mix together the water, olive oil and salt and pour into the well. Start incorporating the flour into the water-olive oil-salt mixture until a dough starts to form. Once it forms, take the dough out, transfer to a clean table and start kneading it until it becomes smooth. With a rolling pin, sha
We asked London chefs to sum up 2020 in a single photo
This week sees one year since the WHO declared Covid-19 a pandemic. To mark the anniversary, Time Out is looking back at the past year in cities around the world, and ahead to what the future could hold. We could be wrong here, but we’re pretty certain that London’s chefs and restaurateurs never signed up to become contestants on ‘The Apprentice (But It’s Actually Your Whole Life for a Year)’. Although that’s probably what the past 12 months have felt like for them. Since the pandemic kicked off last March, each month has brought new and impossible challenges for these knife-wielding saints. It’s like Lord Sugar (appropriately) has been stood behind them all year yelling ‘Launch a food charity FROM SCRATCH!’, ‘Start making impossibly fiddly desserts as TAKEAWAYS!’, ‘Become a SHOPKEEPER!’, ‘Invent a thing called DIY MEAL KITS!’. The prize for the restaurants that succeeded? Simply keeping their business alive. This feature is a tribute to all those cooks and business owners who have had to fight so hard over the past year. We asked some of London’s restaurant top dogs – from Yotam Ottolenghi to Angela Hartnett – to share one personal photo that sums up the past 12 months for them. The results are a touching insider glimpse at their creativity, struggle and community spirit. Photograph: Time Out 1. Yotam Ottolenghi, NOPI ‘A bunch of our chefs from Ottolenghi and the NOPI kitchens are pictured here after a busy afternoon cooking for kids at Manorfields Primary school. Who
Rosa’s Thai has revealed the recipe for its beef massaman curry
Saiphin Moore, founder of Rosa’s Thai, first cooked a massaman curry for a dinner party when she was living in Hong Kong. ‘Because I was from the north of Thailand,’ she says, ‘I didn’t grow up with this dish as it’s more popular in the south. Over the years, I've perfected the recipe and I have been using it ever since.’ Now the dish is one of the most popular on the menu at the East End restaurant. This is how you make it at home. Beef massaman curry What you need to buy 1⁄2 teaspoon cumin.Five cardamom pods.Five cloves.One small cinnamon stick (or 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon).Two tablespoons vegetable oil.Two generous tablespoons massaman curry paste.Three bay leaves.One medium onion, roughly chopped.400ml coconut milk, plus extra to serve.One teaspoon caster sugar.Two tablespoons Thai fish sauce (use two teaspoons of salt instead for a vegetarian version).Two tablespoons tamarind paste.One potato, peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces.200g beef sirloin, cut into bite-sized pieces. (You can swap the beef for a firm tofu, and cut into one-inch chunks for a veggie-friendly version.)Two tablespoons of beef or vegetable stock (optional).Two tablespoons roasted cashew nuts.Five pieces of chopped pineapple.Sea salt.Steamed rice, to serve. What you need to do 1. Roast the cumin, cardamom, cloves and cinnamon in a dry frying pan set over a medium heat, stirring continuously for a few minutes, until their aroma fills the air. Crush the spices using a pestle and mortar and set asi
In pictures: hundreds of Londoners donate supplies for Ukrainian refugees to Polish community centre
Londoners. Nice people, aren’t we? That was proven this weekend when hundreds of us queued outside the White Eagle Club in Balham to donate supplies to Ukrainian refugees arriving in Poland. The donations were offered up in response to a request on social media, and piles of supplies built up at the London Polish venue, including pillows and duvets, clothes, toys and sanitary products. ‘The response is great,’ Magda Harvey, the club’s owner, told PA. ‘People are really helping. And it’s not just Polish people that are coming and bringing stuff. It’s amazing,’ she said. ‘People that are crossing the border have just got a small backpack and maybe a small suitcase and what they are wearing. They’ve got nothing.’ The club is still collecting donations for the people of Ukraine, with drop-off times from 9am to 7pm, Tuesday to Thursday and 10am to 5pm on Sundays. The address is 211 Balham High Road, SW17 7BQ. Right now, wanted items include helmets, torches, batteries, plasters, black bin bags, drones, bulletproof vests, binoculars, knee protectors, portable generators, walkie-talkies, wound dressings, army clothes and first aid kits. You can find a full list here. At the White Eagle Polish Club in Balham to drop off some things for Ukrainian refugees in Poland. Looks like half of London got there before me ❤️🇺🇦🇵🇱🇬🇧 pic.twitter.com/D9A4ZyCKKd — Darren Hague (@dhague) February 27, 2022 At the White Eagle Club in Balham. People are being so generous & donating loads.BUT
And the winner of Time Out’s Clash of the Slices is...
The winner of Time Out’s Clash of the Slices has been revealed. Yard Sale beat Pizza Pilgrims in the final of the knockout tournament, which finished on Time Out’s Instagram Stories this morning. The vote came after nine days of competition between some of London’s most popular pizzerias. Sixteen venues – Franco Manca, Pizza Union, Mike’s, Firezza, Voodoo Ray’s, Santa Maria, Pizza Pilgrims, Theo’s, Yard Sale, Zia Lucia, Gordo’s, Rudy’s, Four Hundred Rabbits, ICCO, Homeslice and L’Antica Pizzeria de Michele – all took part. Readers voted for their favourites through group stages, quarter-finals, semi-finals and the final. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Yard Sale Pizza (@yardsalepizza) There were many close rounds throughout the tournament (Santa Maria, for example, mobilised its cult-like following to beat pizzerias with much bigger operations in London). The final was the closest head-to-head of all though. Pizza Pilgrims created videos, sent newsletters and enlisted the support of stars like Andi Peters to try and secure a win. Meanwhile Ed Gamble backed Yard Sale, whose bosses sent a text out to all its fans encouraging them to vote. The result? The sourdough slingers beat the Neapolitan boys by just four votes: 4,566 to 4,562. A trophy’s in the post to our Clash of the Slices champion. In the meantime we want to express our gratitude to all the brilliant pizzerias that took part. It was so much fun and we hope to bring it back, bigger and
Pancake Day meal kits and deliveries from London restaurants
First up, we should point out that this is a safe space for pancake orderers. Sure, not making your own on Pancake Day is a pretty lazy move. They require roughly three ingredients and about 10 minutes of your time to make. But we’re not here to judge. We’re here to enable. If you want to spend your hard-earned cash on perfect takeaway pancakes or a bougie pancake meal kit then we say go for it. You deserve it. These are unprecedented times after all. But if you are going to order pancakes on March 1, at least get yourself some good ones. Where The Pancakes Are You’d have to be pretty obsessed with pancakes to open a restaurant dedicated to them. And the good folk at Where The Pancakes Are certainly are. They’ve launched a series of £45 Pancake Day meal kits for half-arsed (and cash-rich) pancake makers around the city. They come with everything you need to make fancy buttermilk pancakes, plus your choice of toppings from blueberries or bacon and Canadian maple syrup. A good (if expensive) treat. Polo Bar This legendary Liverpool Street caff is doing a special series of pannies to celebrate this year’s PD. They’re opening up their pancake hatch and will be available from February 23-March 1 on Deliveroo and Uber Eats and cost around £11. Expect super-decadent toppings like sticky toffee pudding, banoffee and Lotus biscuit and cookies and cream. View this post on Instagram A post shared by The Breakfast Club Cafs (@thebrekkyclub) The Breakfast Club You
10 life-changingly good takeaway sandwiches in London right now
In the era of the posh takeaway, status subs, chunky ciabattas and whopping focaccia are the new kings. In fact, our city is awash with tasty sarnies right now. Here are some of the best for your discerning tastebuds. And if you're in the market for a bit of imaginary globe-trotting, do check out The Big Site's list of the best sandwiches in the whole entire world. 1. Cold Cuts from Dom's Subs What’s on it? Bresaola, gabagool, salami, mortadella, provolone, vinegar peppers, lettuce, tomatoes and mayonnaise on a semolina sub roll. Your eyes are not deceiving you: This Cold Cuts sub (£10) from Dom's Subs deploys a quartet of meat – from ruby red bresaola and nut-studded mortadella to Tony Soprano-approved gabagool and peppery salami. The veg accessories add much-needed crunch and acidity, while the chewy semolina roll ensures no ingredient goes rogue. It’s the kind of sub that requires some mouth stretches before you dive in. London is very much a sandwich city, and Dom’s is now our leader. 2. Dusty Knuckle's Veggie Option What’s on it? Pumpkin seed tahini, coriander and lime chutney - salad of mixed soft herbs and pickled red onions. At some point in Lockdown 1 (don’t ask us when, time is blurry) Time Out’s art director posted a picture of a takeaway sandwich on the office Slack that caused uproar. It was giant. It was crusty. It looked so, so delicious. And it was from the Dusty Knuckle bakery of ginormous crusty potato sourdough fame. The socially conscious spot (in Dalsto
‘Emily in Paris’ in London, imagined
‘Emily in Paris’ star Lily Collins announced on her Instagram yesterday that the show has been renewed for two more seasons. You might wonder why that is news that we, Time Out London, would cover, considering the show follows an American marketing exec who moves to Paris, France, not London, England. Well, it’s because Season 2 ended with lots hanging in the balance. Emily was choosing between staying in Paris and returning to Chicago, while her British crush Alfie had just moved back to London. It left viewers asking: what if she followed him back to Blighty for Season 3? Well, we’ve imagined just that… Scene 1 [EXT: THE MALL, DAY] ‘Get out of the bleedin’ way!’ Emily has just stepped out of Heathrow Airport. It’s commuter time and The Mall is chockablock with red buses and black cabs as gloomy Londoners try to make their way to work. It’s pouring with rain. She’s here for business – pitching a campaign to important British tea brand PG Tips – but also pleasure: will she be able to make it to The City to track down former banker beau Alfie before she flies back to Paris, France? Scene 2 [INT: BLACK CAB, DAY] Emily’s driver takes a shortcut to her meeting via Wimbledon tennis club, Tower Bridge, trendy Dalston, the Houses of Parliament and Snaresbrook. Scene 3 [INT: CAFÉ, DAY] Emily arrives at a caff in Leicester Square, orders a pot of tea and Instagrams it with the caption ‘exciting things brewing!’. Scene 4 [INT: CAFÉ, DAY] God, Emily feels stupid. Here she is, dre