Things to do in London

 
 

It's time to love the Barbican

A maze of 21 residential blocks and a world-renowned arts centre, London’s Barbican was designed as a radical solution to urban living – but only now, 50 years after building started on the residences, is the world fully coming to appreciate it. An update by the author.

Cry Freedom in Hoxton

Let’s All Be Free returns for a third year with a programme of short films, performances and workshops taking place in October.

Je ne t'aime pas Croydon

A newspaper in France branded Croydon a ‘dull and monotonous’ suburb after its journalists were sent there to cover the games of their national team in the Rugby World Cup.

New Newham

East London’s £3.5bn plan for ‘Meatpacking District’ in Docklands gets go-ahead

Routed Master

When Mayor Boris Johnson said that, after spending millions of pounds, the design of the new RouteMaster busses would belong to the taxpayers of London, he surely meant it belongs to the bus building company.

Hidden from Prying Eyes

Private Eye has logged 100,000 land titles in the UK attached to tax avoidance jurisdictions. Check out your neighbourhood.

Tosh 3.0

Penny Dreadful Theatre brings you the life of the tosher: the sewer workers of Victorian London

Disconnected Croydon rat run

The good news was: Croydon closed Norbury Avenue to cars in favour of cycles as a test for a ‘quietway.’ The bad news is: the hell with it – car rule!

Lorries driving into London told not to make any left turns to make roads safer

Between 2008 and 2012 lorries were involved in 53 per cent of London cyclist deaths Transport for London is today implementing the first part of a new programme to make lorries that travel on the capital’s streets safer.

Boo

The Crystal Palace International Film Festival is screening its Best of Horror and SciFi night at the Stanley Halls, South Norwood, on September 19. Tickets are only £10.

Visit Crossrail in progress

Tickets go on sale tomorrow to visit Crossrail building sites at Liverpool Street, Farringdon, Tottenham Court Road, Pudding Mill Lane, and Custom House.

Crap development

The new Barratt home development in Enderby Wharf has a slight problem: it’s not hooked up to the sewerage. Every other day a truck comes to suck away the poo.

Searching for Spitman

For ten years, young men on West London council estates ‘have been meeting a person known as Spitman. Gathering in stairwells they’ll meet him and take their turn. All in exchange for cash. Is Spitman taking advantage of the boys? Are they taking advantage of him? This is a strange story that gets stranger the deeper you get.’

Hammerschlagen

Starting 1 September, you can hammer whilst getting hammered at a new bar in Dalston


Chris Cornell
Tuesday, 03 May (8:00 PM)

Royal Albert Hall

Chris Cornell
Tuesday, 03 May (6:45 PM)

Royal Albert Hall

Phil Cook and The Guitarheels
Tuesday, 03 May (7:30 PM)

100 Club

Tinashe, WSTRN, BB Diamond
Tuesday, 03 May (7:00 PM)

KOKO

The Movielife
Tuesday, 03 May (7:00 PM)

The Dome, Tufnell Park

Rita Coolidge
Tuesday, 03 May (7:00 PM)

Fairfield Halls

Aquilo
Tuesday, 03 May (7:30 PM)

Scala

Great Lake Swimmers
Tuesday, 03 May (7:00 PM)

The Forge

The Boxer Rebellion
Tuesday, 03 May (7:00 PM)

Oslo Hackney

Christian Scott
Tuesday, 03 May (6:00 PM)

Ronnie Scott's

Leyla McCalla
Tuesday, 03 May (7:30 PM)

The Slaughtered Lamb

Tory Lanez
Tuesday, 03 May (8:00 PM)

KOKO

Blonde Bunny
Tuesday, 03 May (12:00 AM)

Moth Club

Otoboke Beaver
Tuesday, 03 May (8:00 PM)

The Pipeline

Fantastic Negrito
Tuesday, 03 May (12:00 AM)

Royal Albert Hall

Amber Dee
Tuesday, 03 May (7:00 PM)

Lucky Pig

OUR MOTHER
Tuesday, 03 May (7:30 PM)

The Waiting Room

Leif Erikson
Tuesday, 03 May (7:30 PM)

Sebright Arms

JATA, Rosborough, Emmi
Tuesday, 03 May (7:00 PM)

The Social

NGOD
Tuesday, 03 May (12:00 AM)

Birthdays

Elliot Galvin Trio
Tuesday, 03 May (8:00 PM)

Vortex Jazz Club


Faded
Friday, 06 May (7:00 PM)

Retro Game Base

Symphonic Queen
Friday, 06 May (12:00 AM)

Royal Albert Hall

Slimzee
Friday, 06 May (12:00 AM)

Unknown venue

Lush, Pixx
Friday, 06 May (7:00 PM)

Roundhouse

Stick In The Wheel
Friday, 06 May (12:00 AM)

Foundling Museum

Heaven 17
Friday, 06 May (7:00 PM)

The Jazz Cafe

Knuckle Funk
Friday, 06 May (7:00 PM)

The Oak

Murphy James
Friday, 06 May (9:30 PM)

Admiral Nelson

Yorkston Thorne Khan
Friday, 06 May (12:00 AM)

Boileroom

Anne Frankenstein
Friday, 06 May (9:00 PM)

Sebright Arms

WorldService Project
Friday, 06 May (12:00 AM)

Kings Place

Henry Priestman
Friday, 06 May (12:00 AM)

Green Note

Rat Boy
Friday, 06 May (7:00 PM)

Electric Brixton

Tell Tale Tusk
Friday, 06 May (12:00 AM)

Jamboree

David Duchovny
Friday, 06 May (6:30 PM)

Union Chapel

Yung Lean, Adamn Killa
Friday, 06 May (7:00 PM)

KOKO

David Duchovny
Friday, 06 May (8:00 PM)

Union Chapel

Clark Tracey Quintet
Friday, 06 May (12:00 AM)

Vortex Jazz Club

Shawn Mendes
Friday, 06 May (7:00 PM)

Eventim Apollo

David Sanborn
Friday, 06 May (6:00 PM)

Ronnie Scott's

David Sanborn
Friday, 06 May (10:30 PM)

Ronnie Scott's

Chase
Friday, 06 May (7:00 PM)

The Borderline

Immaculate Fools
Friday, 06 May (7:00 PM)

Under the Bridge

Coffin Dodgers Disco
Friday, 06 May (10:00 PM)

Phoenix

Deadly Circus Fire
Friday, 06 May (6:00 PM)

The Underworld

AERA
Friday, 06 May (12:00 AM)

Village Underground

The Ragged Flags
Friday, 06 May (12:00 AM)

The Islington

Boot Led Zeppelin
Friday, 06 May (7:00 PM)

Half Moon, Putney

Riko Dan
Friday, 06 May (12:00 AM)

Unknown venue

Jeff Warner
Friday, 06 May (7:00 PM)

Secret Location

Lee Collinson
Friday, 06 May (7:30 PM)

The Ram Folk Club

JamieWC
Friday, 06 May (7:00 PM)

The Enterprise

Shift K3Y
Friday, 06 May (10:00 PM)

The Nest

Letz Zep
Friday, 06 May (12:00 AM)

The Dublin Castle

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