Festivals

There are some fantastic light festivals coming to London this winter

There are some fantastic light festivals coming to London this winter

Glorious tunnels and Chinese lanterns to up your Instagram game
London's best alternative boats

London's best alternative boats

Take to the water.
11 Great Indie Cinemas In London

11 Great Indie Cinemas In London

Your date will be impressed.
11 Secrets of London's Eros Statue

11 Secrets of London's Eros Statue

A history of heartache and hooliganism.
Why You Should Start Planning For London2051

Why You Should Start Planning For London2051

A big year for the capital.
Has Surrey Street Mar Reached A Dead End?

Has Surrey Street Mar Reached A Dead End?

Fings ain't what they used to be.
Where To Buy Christmas Cakes From Around The World In London

Where To Buy Christmas Cakes From Around The World In London

Wow your festive guests with Japanese Christmas cake
Where To Get Science-y In London

Where To Get Science-y In London

For kids and adults.
In Pictures: London's Cutest City Farm Animals

In Pictures: London's Cutest City Farm Animals

Did we get your favourite?
The Best Pubs And Bars For Watching Euro 2016

The Best Pubs And Bars For Watching Euro 2016

There's this thing called Euro 2016 or something?
Where To Go Wassailing In London

Where To Go Wassailing In London

Welcome in the new year in an old way.
Winterville: Free Winter Festival In Victoria Park

Winterville: Free Winter Festival In Victoria Park

Winter Wonderland goes east.
Celebrate Roald Dahl 100 in London

Celebrate Roald Dahl 100 in London

From food to theatre.
Free Festival Comes To Kensington And Chelsea

Free Festival Comes To Kensington And Chelsea

Book quickly.
Free And Cheap London Events: 18-24 April 2016

Free And Cheap London Events: 18-24 April 2016

Bit cash strapped? We've things to do for under £5.
Things To Do In London This Weekend: 30 April-2 May 2016

Things To Do In London This Weekend: 30 April-2 May 2016

May Day or Doctor Who, cake or canals?
Free And Cheap London Events: 9-15 May 2016

Free And Cheap London Events: 9-15 May 2016

Boats, buskers and book launches.
Things To Do In London This Weekend: 16-17 April 2016

Things To Do In London This Weekend: 16-17 April 2016

Food, booze, vinyl and pants.
Free And Cheap London Events: 11-17 April 2016

Free And Cheap London Events: 11-17 April 2016

No money, don't worry.in
Things To Do In London This Weekend: 23-24 April 2016

Things To Do In London This Weekend: 23-24 April 2016

St George and the Marathon.
Things To Do In London This Weekend: 21-22 May 2016

Things To Do In London This Weekend: 21-22 May 2016

'Ave a proper cockney knees-up.
Massive Aqua Obstacle Course Coming To Battersea

Massive Aqua Obstacle Course Coming To Battersea

South London's answer to the Ally Pally waterslide
13 Ways To Celebrate Women's History Month In London

13 Ways To Celebrate Women's History Month In London

Comedians, scientists, rebels, musicians, engineers and more.
Enormous Free Festival Comes To East London

Enormous Free Festival Comes To East London

Build a massive cardboard house, then knock it down.
How You Can Run Your Own Free Film Festival

How You Can Run Your Own Free Film Festival

A step-by-step online guide is now live.
A Scandi Food And Drink Festival Is Coming To London

A Scandi Food And Drink Festival Is Coming To London

And its route it along the canals.
A Touch Of Brazil Comes To South London

A Touch Of Brazil Comes To South London

Who needs Rio?
Ticket Alert: Solve Clues To Find A Free Party In London

Ticket Alert: Solve Clues To Find A Free Party In London

All thanks to Boris Johnson.
A Look Around The Magical Lantern Festival At Chiswick House Gardens

A Look Around The Magical Lantern Festival At Chiswick House Gardens

Highly recommended family light show.
Halloween Events In London 2013

Halloween Events In London 2013

A scary number of events.
40th Anniversary Of Punk To Be Marked With Year-Long Celebration In London

40th Anniversary Of Punk To Be Marked With Year-Long Celebration In London

2016 is the year of the safety pin.
Discover The Switzerland You Didn't Know Existed At Zürich Meets London Festival

Discover The Switzerland You Didn't Know Existed At Zürich Meets London Festival

From Dadaism to EDM.
Could You Have Won Our Floating Thames Quiz?

Could You Have Won Our Floating Thames Quiz?

50 questions all about the river.
How To Stay Fit And Have Fun This June

How To Stay Fit And Have Fun This June

Stay fit and have fun in June.
New Year's Eve 2013: London Concerts & Quirky Parties

New Year's Eve 2013: London Concerts & Quirky Parties

Alternative ways to spend the last night of the year.
A First Look At Lumiere London

A First Look At Lumiere London

Pretty lights all over town.
Top Things To Do At The London Design Festival 2014

Top Things To Do At The London Design Festival 2014

Your guide to the 11th edition.
Join In With A Mass Karaoke Singalong Near Tower Bridge

Join In With A Mass Karaoke Singalong Near Tower Bridge

Plus free film and theatre shows.
Be Inspired By The Ideal Home Show With 2 For 1 Tickets

Be Inspired By The Ideal Home Show With 2 For 1 Tickets

Head to The Ideal Home Show between 18 March and 3 April.
7 Of The Best New Year's Eve Parties In London

7 Of The Best New Year's Eve Parties In London

YPlan's top picks.
The Best Festivals In London 2015

The Best Festivals In London 2015

You want a festival in London? We got it.
100 Ways To Explore Parts Of London You've Never Visited Before

100 Ways To Explore Parts Of London You've Never Visited Before

Get out and discover somewhere new.
Top 10 Art Exhibitions To See In May 2016

Top 10 Art Exhibitions To See In May 2016

From Jeff Koons to the Pre-Raphaelites.
A Tosser’s Guide To Celebrating Pancake Day In London

A Tosser’s Guide To Celebrating Pancake Day In London

Races, restaurants and a recipe.
Chocolate Festival Returns, Just In Time For Easter

Chocolate Festival Returns, Just In Time For Easter

Chocolate, chocolate everywhere.
Enjoy Regent Street Without The Traffic

Enjoy Regent Street Without The Traffic

An idyllic garden and pop-up catwalk.
Beautiful London-Themed Treats For National Stationery Week

Beautiful London-Themed Treats For National Stationery Week

Oh, you pretty things.
What's Open In London On Christmas Day 2013?

What's Open In London On Christmas Day 2013?

Why stay in with the Queen and Doctor Who?
Where To Watch This Year's London Marathon

Where To Watch This Year's London Marathon

Not Tower Bridge. Just no.
Climb A 500 Year Old Tower In London's Oldest Village

Climb A 500 Year Old Tower In London's Oldest Village

Climb a 500 year old tower in London's oldest village.
See Chinese Lanterns Shaped Like A Huge Dragon And A Life-Size London Bus

See Chinese Lanterns Shaped Like A Huge Dragon And A Life-Size London Bus

First festival of its kind in London.
Notting Hill Carnival's Top Sound Systems

Notting Hill Carnival's Top Sound Systems

And it's not just all about the reggae.
Free Outdoor Theatre And Concerts At Canary Wharf

Free Outdoor Theatre And Concerts At Canary Wharf

Spot of Shakespeare, or swing with style.
Ticket Alert: Summer Series At Somerset House

Ticket Alert: Summer Series At Somerset House

Artists include Laura Mvula and Everything Everything.
Free Film Festival Animates New Cross, Deptford And Herne Hill

Free Film Festival Animates New Cross, Deptford And Herne Hill

Free film screenings in south London.
St Patrick’s Day In London 2014

St Patrick’s Day In London 2014

A few ideas that go beyond swigging the black stuff.
Drive-In Cinema At Ally Pally

Drive-In Cinema At Ally Pally

Comedy, classics and romance are all on offer.
Mammoths And Mayday: Delve Into Croydon's Heritage

Mammoths And Mayday: Delve Into Croydon's Heritage

Croydon Heritage Festival is back.
Vegetarian London: Upcoming Food & Drink Festivals

Vegetarian London: Upcoming Food & Drink Festivals

Food and beer for veggies, vegans and the v-curious.
New Year's Eve On South Bank: Fireworks And Fizz

New Year's Eve On South Bank: Fireworks And Fizz

3, 2, 1, FIREWORKS!
London Festival Guide 2016

London Festival Guide 2016

The best (and the more dubious) from May-November.
How To Celebrate 4 July In London

How To Celebrate 4 July In London

Independence Day fun around the capital.
Pride In London 2016: In Photos

Pride In London 2016: In Photos

Sadiq, Lumley and a dog turn out to party.
See Battersea Power Station Transformed Into A Fire Garden

See Battersea Power Station Transformed Into A Fire Garden

A visual treat before it closes for development.
Free Entertainment In Covent Garden This Weekend

Free Entertainment In Covent Garden This Weekend

Solar-powered cinema and emergency poetry.
Who Gets A Street Art Festival? You Decide!

Who Gets A Street Art Festival? You Decide!

Voting is open.
Scandimania Comes To South London

Scandimania Comes To South London

Dulwich Picture Gallery exhibition goes out with a bang.
Picnic With Where's Wally and Meet The Gruffalo

Picnic With Where's Wally and Meet The Gruffalo

All at the Foyles Storybox children's literature festival
Family Things To Do In London For Chinese New Year 2016

Family Things To Do In London For Chinese New Year 2016

Celebrate the Year of the Monkey with your little monkeys.
Hello, 2014! London New Year Fireworks

Hello, 2014! London New Year Fireworks

Missed the whizzbangs? Never fear.
K-Pop And Kimchi At Korean Festival This Sunday

K-Pop And Kimchi At Korean Festival This Sunday

Plus load of people dressed like PSY.
All Aboard For The Canalway Cavalcade

All Aboard For The Canalway Cavalcade

Head to Little Venice for some fab family-friendly fun this bank holiday weekend.
Ahoy! London's Tall Ships Festival Returns

Ahoy! London's Tall Ships Festival Returns

Find your sea legs at Greenwich and Woolwich this Bank Holiday.
London Festival Of Architecture 2014

London Festival Of Architecture 2014

Explore the city with talks, walks and more.
Haggis And Whisky: Restaurants And Bars For Burns Night

Haggis And Whisky: Restaurants And Bars For Burns Night

Iron Bru sorbet and haggis burgers.
Where To Eat And Drink During The Notting Hill Carnival

Where To Eat And Drink During The Notting Hill Carnival

What's open and what they're serving.
Win VIP Tickets To Taste Of London Plus A Top Restaurant Dinner

Win VIP Tickets To Taste Of London Plus A Top Restaurant Dinner

5 pairs of tickets and top restaurant vouchers up for grabs - enter the competition now!
Gingers Rejoice! Redhead Day UK Is Coming

Gingers Rejoice! Redhead Day UK Is Coming

Special event celebrates redhead power.
5 Reasons To Book Your Taste Of London Ticket Now

5 Reasons To Book Your Taste Of London Ticket Now

What are you waiting for?
Top Things To Do During London Fashion Week SS15

Top Things To Do During London Fashion Week SS15

Book ahead for these fashionable events.
See In 2015 In Style At The London New Year's Eve Ball

See In 2015 In Style At The London New Year's Eve Ball

Banquet, unlimited drinks and 10% off tickets.
The Chocolate Festival Comes To Islington

The Chocolate Festival Comes To Islington

Drool...
London In The Easter Holidays

London In The Easter Holidays

Science, theatre and the obligatory Easter egg hunts
Five Weird And Wonderful Things To See At Lord's Cricket Ground

Five Weird And Wonderful Things To See At Lord's Cricket Ground

Spot them at the Ground's upcoming Anniversary Day
London's Floating Cinema Returns: Book Your Tickets Now

London's Floating Cinema Returns: Book Your Tickets Now

This year's programme is out of this world.
Our Pick Of This Year's London Festival Of Architecture

Our Pick Of This Year's London Festival Of Architecture

220 events to try.
Ticket Offer: Grand Designs Live 2015 At ExCel

Ticket Offer: Grand Designs Live 2015 At ExCel

Nine days of inspiration for the house and garden.
Escape Rooms: Will You Make It Out In Time?

Escape Rooms: Will You Make It Out In Time?

Crack the codes to the Pharaoh's Chamber.
How To Have A Fabulous Pride In London 2015

How To Have A Fabulous Pride In London 2015

Events kick off tomorrow.
Things To Do In London: Chinese New Year 2015

Things To Do In London: Chinese New Year 2015

The Year of the Sheep is coming.
Ten Things To Do During Urban Food Fortnight

Ten Things To Do During Urban Food Fortnight

City-sourced food, edible gardens and a chilli festival.
Explore Haunted London During The Month Of The Dead

Explore Haunted London During The Month Of The Dead

Halloween comes early.
London Music Festival Guide 2014

London Music Festival Guide 2014

Our pick of the best summer shindigs.
Ceilidhs, Pipes & Haggis: London Burns Night Parties 2014

Ceilidhs, Pipes & Haggis: London Burns Night Parties 2014

Dinner and dancing, poetry and partying.
Get Free Food And Drink In Brixton

Get Free Food And Drink In Brixton

Sign up to Secret Brixton.
In Pictures: Notting Hill Carnival 2014

In Pictures: Notting Hill Carnival 2014

The costumes, the crowds, the cloudbursts.
Festival Of Chocolate Makes Sweet Return

Festival Of Chocolate Makes Sweet Return

Three days of the good stuff in Islington.
Southbank Winter Festival — Can You Avoid Using The C-Word?

Southbank Winter Festival — Can You Avoid Using The C-Word?

Tickets on sale now for Christmassy shows.
Winter Has Landed At South Bank

Winter Has Landed At South Bank

Garner your festive spirit.
Top Things To Do At London Design Festival 2015

Top Things To Do At London Design Festival 2015

Giant installations, design trails and architectural tours.
New Fairground Comes To Haggerston

New Fairground Comes To Haggerston

Sorry, no carousel.
Londonist's Top Ten Pick Of The BBC Proms 2014

Londonist's Top Ten Pick Of The BBC Proms 2014

2014 Proms season goes on sale this weekend.
RideLondon: Weekend Festival Of Cycling

RideLondon: Weekend Festival Of Cycling

Ride round central London without the traffic.
Explore The Heygate Estate's Urban Forest

Explore The Heygate Estate's Urban Forest

Nope, we're not bark-ing mad.
Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival Returns To London

Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival Returns To London

40 teams will take to the water.
10 Proms Not To Miss This Summer

10 Proms Not To Miss This Summer

Jarvis Cocker, BBC Asian Network, Attenborough and other classics.
Free Jazz Festival In Canary Wharf This Month

Free Jazz Festival In Canary Wharf This Month

Lounge on the grass and listen to jazz for free.
The Cat In The Hat Is Coming To London

The Cat In The Hat Is Coming To London

Cat in the Hat and co heading your way.
Royal Albert Hall Launches First Film Festival

Royal Albert Hall Launches First Film Festival

A celebration of magic of the movies and cinema’s most stunning scores.
Things To Do In London Today: Friday 29 April 2016

Things To Do In London Today: Friday 29 April 2016

Discover Camberwell's freedom fighters.
Free Films In Peckham And Nunhead

Free Films In Peckham And Nunhead

Movies for zero pence in unusual locales.
Japanese Town Mascots Invade Trafalgar Square

Japanese Town Mascots Invade Trafalgar Square

What the actual hell?
Experience Glastonbury Without All That Mud

Experience Glastonbury Without All That Mud

Paddington Covers festivals are back.
City Will Be Bursting With The Arts

City Will Be Bursting With The Arts

Festival features a packed programme.
Camden Lock Live Rocks The Regent’s Canal This Friday

Camden Lock Live Rocks The Regent’s Canal This Friday

Free one-day festival with food and choons.
Preview: Balfron Tower Opens Up For A Day Of Special Events

Preview: Balfron Tower Opens Up For A Day Of Special Events

Rare chance to see inside landmark brutalist building.
Where To Watch Eurovision 2014 In London

Where To Watch Eurovision 2014 In London

Douze points or nul points?
Win A Totally Thames Package Full Of Riverine Goodies

Win A Totally Thames Package Full Of Riverine Goodies

And get INSIDE the bascule chambers at Tower Bridge.
Holi City: Why London’s Crazy About The Indian Festival Of Colour

Holi City: Why London’s Crazy About The Indian Festival Of Colour

What other festivals could take off?
A Melee Of March Film Festivals In London

A Melee Of March Film Festivals In London

Your month’s cinema sorted.
Things To Do In London: Friday 8 April 2016

Things To Do In London: Friday 8 April 2016

A certain purple cow returns to the South Bank.
World's First Time-Travel Agency Opens In Dulwich

World's First Time-Travel Agency Opens In Dulwich

See how the area used to be.
See Art Masterpieces From Across The Globe At Art16

See Art Masterpieces From Across The Globe At Art16

Londonist readers get 2 for 1 on tickets.
Get Insider Tips At Westfield's Beauty Unbound Festival

Get Insider Tips At Westfield's Beauty Unbound Festival

Month of Beauty takes over shopping centre.
Step Into The VAULT: Celebrated Festival Returns To Waterloo Tunnels

Step Into The VAULT: Celebrated Festival Returns To Waterloo Tunnels

Six weeks of magical miscellany.
Free Film Festival Comes To London Fields

Free Film Festival Comes To London Fields

With extra Ryan Gosling.
Step Into The Novels Of Austen And Woolf On A Literary London Tour

Step Into The Novels Of Austen And Woolf On A Literary London Tour

Literary Footprints Festival returns.
Learn About Jewish Culture Through Food

Learn About Jewish Culture Through Food

Know your teiglach from your tzimmes.
Bethlehem Unwrapped: Visit The Wall At St James's Piccadilly

Bethlehem Unwrapped: Visit The Wall At St James's Piccadilly

A festival of hope.
Things To Do In London: Thursday 21 April 2016

Things To Do In London: Thursday 21 April 2016

Celebrate Brenda or Bagpuss.
Poke About In London's Underground Past At Festival Of Archaeology

Poke About In London's Underground Past At Festival Of Archaeology

Climb down a well and explore the Tower of London beach.
Things To Do In London Today: Friday 20 May 2016

Things To Do In London Today: Friday 20 May 2016

Cycling festival and brewery open day.
How To Celebrate Chanukah In London

How To Celebrate Chanukah In London

Stuff yourself with fried food.
The Summer 2015 Festivals Guide

The Summer 2015 Festivals Guide

We help you make up your mind.
South Bank In Winter: Striking New Poster Unveiled

South Bank In Winter: Striking New Poster Unveiled

Winter Festival begins.
Tickets, Tweets And More: How To Do The London Film Festival

Tickets, Tweets And More: How To Do The London Film Festival

Glam it up with Hollywood celebs in your home town.
Where To Watch Super Bowl XLVIII In London

Where To Watch Super Bowl XLVIII In London

Find the best Super Bowl bash in the Capital.
Brand New Festival Brings Goldfrapp To Greenwich

Brand New Festival Brings Goldfrapp To Greenwich

Goldfrapp, Russell Watson and Jools Holland hit SE10.
Go Underground With King's College London

Go Underground With King's College London

Festival of Arts and Humanities goes subterranean.
Ice Cream And Slides...For Adults Only

Ice Cream And Slides...For Adults Only

Climbing meets cocktails in Clapton.
Festival Of Love Launches At Southbank Centre

Festival Of Love Launches At Southbank Centre

Playground slides, water fountains and a programme of love-based events.
In Pictures: Pride In London 2014

In Pictures: Pride In London 2014

Pink umbrellas and face paint.
Game Of Thrones Costumes, Cocktail Shakers And Calligraphy: It's London Craft Week

Game Of Thrones Costumes, Cocktail Shakers And Calligraphy: It's London Craft Week

Indulge in a cornucopia of crafty goodness.
Taste Your Way Through Zürich's Food Scene At Borough Market

Taste Your Way Through Zürich's Food Scene At Borough Market

There's way more to it than Swiss chocolate and cheese.
Ticket Alert: London Month Of The Dead

Ticket Alert: London Month Of The Dead

Halloween is coming sooner than you might think.
Preview: London Pride Guide 2014

Preview: London Pride Guide 2014

Where to dance and drink.
Wear A Kimono, Create Your Own Emoji: Japan Festival Comes To V&A

Wear A Kimono, Create Your Own Emoji: Japan Festival Comes To V&A

Plus a string puppet exclusive.
Another Summer Of Udderbelly Laughs At The Southbank

Another Summer Of Udderbelly Laughs At The Southbank

The purple cow is back.
Where To Celebrate St George's Day In London

Where To Celebrate St George's Day In London

Food, morris men and music.
London Indie And Rock Festival Guide 2012

London Indie And Rock Festival Guide 2012

Festival season starts this weekend - ours is a cider please
Greenwich + Docklands International Festival Spreads To Olympic Park

Greenwich + Docklands International Festival Spreads To Olympic Park

Nine days of spectacular free events.
Barbican To Open Avant-Garde Fashion Market In Hackney

Barbican To Open Avant-Garde Fashion Market In Hackney

Lego dresses, anti-drag queens and freaky street fashion.
Feast On All Things Foodie And Festive At Taste Of London

Feast On All Things Foodie And Festive At Taste Of London

And get a 20% discount on this festive edition.
Go Fly A Kite At Streatham Common Kite Day

Go Fly A Kite At Streatham Common Kite Day

Channel your inner Mary Poppins.
In Pictures: World Zombie Day 2014

In Pictures: World Zombie Day 2014

Apocalypse comes to London.
Go Deep Underground With VAULT Festival

Go Deep Underground With VAULT Festival

Art and theatre underneath the arches.
Danny Boyle's Shuffle Festival Returns In An East London Cemetery

Danny Boyle's Shuffle Festival Returns In An East London Cemetery

"The most fun anyone can have in a graveyard in Mile End".
Twin Festivals As King's Cross Square Opens

Twin Festivals As King's Cross Square Opens

Victorian street entertainment.
Get Your Geek On At The Barbican Weekender 2014

Get Your Geek On At The Barbican Weekender 2014

Loads of techy interactive fun.
Local Festival Lights Up Bloomsbury

Local Festival Lights Up Bloomsbury

From museums by torchlight to a real life satellite.
LGBT History Month In London: What's Going On When

LGBT History Month In London: What's Going On When

Our picks of the festival.
Lock Live Kicks Off Camden Market's Summer Season

Lock Live Kicks Off Camden Market's Summer Season

Free one-day boutique urban festival.
South Bank Winter: Valentine's Day

South Bank Winter: Valentine's Day

Activities for both romantics and sceptics.
Suffragette Festival Comes To East London

Suffragette Festival Comes To East London

A century of fighting for equality.
Mum's The Word: London's Best Treats For Mother's Day

Mum's The Word: London's Best Treats For Mother's Day

From tried and trusted spas to home-made chocolates.
Food Festivals In Clapham And Streatham This Weekend

Food Festivals In Clapham And Streatham This Weekend

Dig out your elasticated trousers.
Visit The Carnaby Street Shopping Party

Visit The Carnaby Street Shopping Party

20% off on goods and food, plus live events galore.
What's Behind The Jabberwocky Cancellation?

What's Behind The Jabberwocky Cancellation?

Fury as festival axed at last minute.
9 Things To Do During London Fashion Week

9 Things To Do During London Fashion Week

Fashion talks, exhibitions and craft workshops.
Fantastic Free Fun In Kensington And Chelsea with InTRANSIT

Fantastic Free Fun In Kensington And Chelsea with InTRANSIT

Events popping up all over.
Try Photography, Food Or Coding At Camden Create Festival

Try Photography, Food Or Coding At Camden Create Festival

Inaugural festival covers almost every facet of creativity.
Camden Crawl Shelved Until 2014

Camden Crawl Shelved Until 2014

Organisers work on 2014 revamp.
London's Grandest Drinking Establishment

London's Grandest Drinking Establishment

Great British Beer Festival returns to Olympia.
Leytonstone Festival Has Something For Everyone

Leytonstone Festival Has Something For Everyone

Sunset tours, a Cher-a-like and cheese-tasting.
2 For 1 Ticket Offer: Grand Designs Live At Excel

2 For 1 Ticket Offer: Grand Designs Live At Excel

Get inspired.
Station To Station Review: A 30 Day Cultural Explosion At Barbican

Station To Station Review: A 30 Day Cultural Explosion At Barbican

Vast, exciting takeover.
Feel-Good Greenery At Kew Gardens' Summer Festival

Feel-Good Greenery At Kew Gardens' Summer Festival

Plus, you can finally climb the Pagoda!
Party Beneath A Flyover In Canning Town

Party Beneath A Flyover In Canning Town

A village green among concrete.
Essential Film Festivals In London This April

Essential Film Festivals In London This April

No more Netflix.
Preview: Brixton Flavours Food Festival On Sunday

Preview: Brixton Flavours Food Festival On Sunday

Brixton bites.
Oxford And Cambridge Goat Race 2014

Oxford And Cambridge Goat Race 2014

No ifs, no butts.
London Collections: Men - A Bit Of A Damp Squib So Far

London Collections: Men - A Bit Of A Damp Squib So Far

Men in clothes walking up and down.
Seven Ways To Celebrate Australia Day On Sunday

Seven Ways To Celebrate Australia Day On Sunday

Not a Foster's in sight.
History And Hippies At Soho Literary Festival

History And Hippies At Soho Literary Festival

Plus, how to spot a psychopath.
Vault Festival 2014 Takes Over the Waterloo Vaults

Vault Festival 2014 Takes Over the Waterloo Vaults

Go underground!
Soul Superstars Come To Chingford This Weekend

Soul Superstars Come To Chingford This Weekend

Free concert and funfair in Ridgeway Park.
Oft-Postponed Blackheath Festival Lines Up Massive Attack And Frank Turner

Oft-Postponed Blackheath Festival Lines Up Massive Attack And Frank Turner

Yes In My Back Yard we say.
Meet Twin Peaks Cast Members At David Lynch Orgy In Whitechapel

Meet Twin Peaks Cast Members At David Lynch Orgy In Whitechapel

And drink some damn fine coffee.
Free Festival Of Theatre Straddles The Thames

Free Festival Of Theatre Straddles The Thames

Greenwich + Docklands International Festival is back.
Spiegeltent Lands At Canary Wharf

Spiegeltent Lands At Canary Wharf

Aerial circus, silent disco and a family rave.
Scary All-Dayer For Camden This Halloween

Scary All-Dayer For Camden This Halloween

There will be (fake) blood.
Victorian Ice Wells And Petrified Poo: It's The Festival Of Archaeology 2016

Victorian Ice Wells And Petrified Poo: It's The Festival Of Archaeology 2016

Plus flint knapping, deer skin tanning and an amazing church organ.
Get Ready For Christmas In London 2014

Get Ready For Christmas In London 2014

Are there really only five months to go?
Watch Live Carvings At The London Ice Sculpting Festival 2014

Watch Live Carvings At The London Ice Sculpting Festival 2014

London's about to get a bit cooler.
Unreliable London Literature And Radical History At Stoke Newington Literary Festival

Unreliable London Literature And Radical History At Stoke Newington Literary Festival

Punk, poetry, debate and more at this year's festival.
Find Your Fish In The Sea This Valentine's Day At London Aquarium

Find Your Fish In The Sea This Valentine's Day At London Aquarium

Late night tipples and turtles.
Why Should Kids Have All The Fairytales?

Why Should Kids Have All The Fairytales?

Five storeys of fairytales for grown ups this Christmas.
EFG London Jazz Festival Returns With Storming 2014 Line-Up

EFG London Jazz Festival Returns With Storming 2014 Line-Up

Top programme for festival's 22nd year.
London's New Summer Of Love

London's New Summer Of Love

Festival celebrates the L-bomb.
Day Passes For Londonist Afloat Now Available

Day Passes For Londonist Afloat Now Available

Have you got yours yet?
Valentine's Day In London: The Sopometer

Valentine's Day In London: The Sopometer

Quirkier events, ranked by cheesiness.
RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014 Coming Soon

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014 Coming Soon

Gardens and flowers galore.
A Fiesta Of Film Festivals And Events In London This February

A Fiesta Of Film Festivals And Events In London This February

Beyond the multiplex.
Celebrate Huguenot Heritage All Summer

Celebrate Huguenot Heritage All Summer

Festival weaves a rich tapestry of events.
The Bard Is Dead; Long Live The Bard: A Year-Long Celebration Of Shakespeare

The Bard Is Dead; Long Live The Bard: A Year-Long Celebration Of Shakespeare

What to see at Shakespeare400.
Book Tickets Now: Spitalfields Music Winter Festival 2013

Book Tickets Now: Spitalfields Music Winter Festival 2013

Site-specific, quirky and diverse musical experiences.
Kew's New Season Is Utterly Intoxicating

Kew's New Season Is Utterly Intoxicating

Learn about alcohol, coffee and magic mushrooms.
HippopoThames Arrives At Nine Elms: Podcast And Photos

HippopoThames Arrives At Nine Elms: Podcast And Photos

A big, bright new artwork on the river for Totally Thames.
In Pictures: Hackney Wicked

In Pictures: Hackney Wicked

Hipsters assemble for three day art festival.
Here's Your Chance To Busk In London

Here's Your Chance To Busk In London

Thanks to Busk in London.
London Beer Festival Round-Up: October

London Beer Festival Round-Up: October

Some great events for beer-drinkers this month.
The Bard's Birthday: Shakespeare 450

The Bard's Birthday: Shakespeare 450

One man in his time plays many parts.
Sprint Festival Of New Theatre Gets Off To Flying Start

Sprint Festival Of New Theatre Gets Off To Flying Start

Opening show Locus Amoenus is a winner.
Bank Holiday Family Fun: Tudors At The Tower Family Festival

Bank Holiday Family Fun: Tudors At The Tower Family Festival

Everyone loves the Tudors.
City On Fire: Homegrown Movies At BFI London Film Festival

City On Fire: Homegrown Movies At BFI London Film Festival

All the London-y films to follow.
Atchoo! Festival Marks 350th Anniversary Of The Great Plague

Atchoo! Festival Marks 350th Anniversary Of The Great Plague

Infectious walks, talks, music and drama.
Covent Garden Christmas Lights Switch On Tonight

Covent Garden Christmas Lights Switch On Tonight

Here's a time-lapse vid to set the mood.
Carey Mulligan, Benedict Cumberbatch And Cate Blanchett To Attend London Film Festival

Carey Mulligan, Benedict Cumberbatch And Cate Blanchett To Attend London Film Festival

Full programme announced today.
This Weekend: Festival Of Sport At The Olympic Park

This Weekend: Festival Of Sport At The Olympic Park

Frisbee, football, fitness and a bouncy cave?
Back To The Future Cast Headline London Film And Comic Con

Back To The Future Cast Headline London Film And Comic Con

Sigourney Weaver's there too.
Join Michael Rosen For Discover's Children's Literature Festival, The Big Write

Join Michael Rosen For Discover's Children's Literature Festival, The Big Write

Top children's authors and illustrators join in the fun.
Camden Crawl Line-Up Announced

Camden Crawl Line-Up Announced

Yes, it's time to battle through Camden's crowds to check out the best new indiepop.
In Pictures: Notting Wet Carnival

In Pictures: Notting Wet Carnival

Nothing dampens the Carnival spirit.
South Bank Winter: Beat The January Blues

South Bank Winter: Beat The January Blues

Christmas may be over, but the merriment continues.
58th London Film Festival Returns With Glitz And Glamour

58th London Film Festival Returns With Glitz And Glamour

Over 200 films to choose from in the capital.
The Lego Show Comes To The O2

The Lego Show Comes To The O2

Immerse yourself in bricks.
Things To Do In London Today: Tuesday 26 April 2016

Things To Do In London Today: Tuesday 26 April 2016

Music, art, comedy and aliens.
Explore The House Of St Barnabas: Art Social '14

Explore The House Of St Barnabas: Art Social '14

A four-day festival of art, music and creativity.
Streatham Comes Of Age: A Festival For All The Family

Streatham Comes Of Age: A Festival For All The Family

A week of fun.
See Top Street Artists In Action This Weekend

See Top Street Artists In Action This Weekend

Festival set for debut.
King's Cross Welcomes Curious Minds With New Festival

King's Cross Welcomes Curious Minds With New Festival

Specialists in the area share their knowledge.
Michael Palin And Hilary Mantel Celebrate Foyles' New Store

Michael Palin And Hilary Mantel Celebrate Foyles' New Store

Famous literary faces involved in bookshop's grand reopening.
Imagination Takes Over At Festival On Europe's Longest High Street

Imagination Takes Over At Festival On Europe's Longest High Street

Hit Streatham High Road for four days of creative goodness.
Want To Be Part Of The World's Biggest River Festival?

Want To Be Part Of The World's Biggest River Festival?

Totally Thames returns in September.
London Fashion Weekend Takes Over Saatchi Gallery

London Fashion Weekend Takes Over Saatchi Gallery

Get 20% off tickets.
South Bank Winter: Fun Family Days Out

South Bank Winter: Fun Family Days Out

Riverside fun with your loved ones.
Destination Star Trek: Everyone Who's Ever Been In Trek Is Coming To ExCel

Destination Star Trek: Everyone Who's Ever Been In Trek Is Coming To ExCel

Well, almost.
A Feast For The Senses: Food Festival Returns To Tobacco Dock

A Feast For The Senses: Food Festival Returns To Tobacco Dock

London's favourite food festival returns.
Watch The British Grand Prix At The London F1 FanZone™

Watch The British Grand Prix At The London F1 FanZone™

20% off tickets for Londonist readers.
Party Like It's Rio At Great British Carnival

Party Like It's Rio At Great British Carnival

Free family festival at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
The Thames Is Getting A Floating Festival

The Thames Is Getting A Floating Festival

Well, a miniature one anyway.
Silly Season: Three Wacky Races This Weekend

Silly Season: Three Wacky Races This Weekend

The Chap Olympiad, Tedfest and Soho Waiter's Race.
Deal Of The Day: All Things Vintage At Classic Car Boot Sale

Deal Of The Day: All Things Vintage At Classic Car Boot Sale

Retro shopping, dancing and fairground-riding.
This Year’s Camden Fringe Is Bigger Than Ever

This Year’s Camden Fringe Is Bigger Than Ever

Over 200 shows from across the arts spectrum.
In Pictures: Chinese New Year 2016

In Pictures: Chinese New Year 2016

Hey there, Year of the Monkey!
From Maya Angelou To Mandela: October Is Black History Month

From Maya Angelou To Mandela: October Is Black History Month

Talks, exhibitions, poetry and film.
Linton Kwesi Johnson To Headline Globe Road Poetry Festival

Linton Kwesi Johnson To Headline Globe Road Poetry Festival

Celebrating the diverse poetic traditions of London's East End.
Be Bowlered Over By The City Of London Festival

Be Bowlered Over By The City Of London Festival

Lots of free outdoor events and a giant hat.
Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas...In The Waterloo Vaults

Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas...In The Waterloo Vaults

Go Gonzo for this underground production!
10 Things We’ve Learned So Far At The London Film Festival

10 Things We’ve Learned So Far At The London Film Festival

Here's what we've picked up.
Free Arts Festival Is Back At London Bridge

Free Arts Festival Is Back At London Bridge

Soapbox science, drawing workshops and more.
Free Dance And Art At The Royal Opera House

Free Dance And Art At The Royal Opera House

Deloitte Ignite 2014 explores myth.
Cutting Edge Audiovisual Artists From Canada Come To The BFI

Cutting Edge Audiovisual Artists From Canada Come To The BFI

A treat for the eyes and ears.
Camden Crawl Moves To October

Camden Crawl Moves To October

The Camden Crawl moves from May to brighten up October.
Unwind At The Crystal Palace Overground Festival

Unwind At The Crystal Palace Overground Festival

Little bit of something for everyone.
Clerkenwell Design Week: Top Talks And Peculiar Venues

Clerkenwell Design Week: Top Talks And Peculiar Venues

Crypts and catacombs display great design.
Book Now: Bowie's Baby Ballroom At The Arcola Theatre

Book Now: Bowie's Baby Ballroom At The Arcola Theatre

Celebrate the life of the goblin king with your little princes and princesses.
February Is London's LGBT History Month

February Is London's LGBT History Month

Films, exhibitions and events every day.
In Pictures: Kew Gardens' Plantasia Festival

In Pictures: Kew Gardens' Plantasia Festival

Pagoda climbing, barefoot walking, gin-supping fun.
See Brockley Brightened With Street Art

See Brockley Brightened With Street Art

Chance to hear from the artists this week.
See The Hottest New Artist Talent For Half Price

See The Hottest New Artist Talent For Half Price

Get tickets to The Other Art Fair.
Totally Thames: All Aboard, We're Taking To The Water

Totally Thames: All Aboard, We're Taking To The Water

Find your river legs this September.
Meet The Makers At Feast

Meet The Makers At Feast

The faces behind the food festival.
Things To Do In London: Thursday 14 April 2016

Things To Do In London: Thursday 14 April 2016

Punk, coffee and a big boozy quiz.
Feast On Free Culture At The Camberwell Arts Festival

Feast On Free Culture At The Camberwell Arts Festival

Art, comedy, jazz, food and a dog show.
London Beer Festival Round-Up: November 2013

London Beer Festival Round-Up: November 2013

Beer: like fireworks in your mouth.
Tickets For Keats Festival 2014 On Sale Now

Tickets For Keats Festival 2014 On Sale Now

"Seasons of mists and mellow fruitfulness."
London Restaurant Festival Is Back

London Restaurant Festival Is Back

In case you needed an excuse to eat out.
Sparkle And Fizz: Oscar Night Action In London

Sparkle And Fizz: Oscar Night Action In London

And the Academy Award goes to ...
Passionate Travellers: Find Your Next Adventure At Olympia London

Passionate Travellers: Find Your Next Adventure At Olympia London

The annual travel and holiday show, Destinations, lands in London.
Blindfolds On: London Without Limits Is Back

Blindfolds On: London Without Limits Is Back

Fancy a blindfold visit to the farm?
Ten Things To Do At Feast

Ten Things To Do At Feast

What will you guzzle at the foody fest?
Come And Feast With Us

Come And Feast With Us

Feast food festival returns to Tobacco Dock.
London Indie and Rock Festival Guide 2013

London Indie and Rock Festival Guide 2013

Time to extend your overdraft as festival season gets underway.
Things To Do In London At The Weekend: 8-10 July

Things To Do In London At The Weekend: 8-10 July

Shubbak, Soho, Kilburn, Pop-Up, Watch This Space, London Street Photography, City of London, 1234 Shoreditch, Utopian arts festivals and stacks more.
London's Most Rock And Roll Street Party Returns To Camden

London's Most Rock And Roll Street Party Returns To Camden

Camden Rocks, and people roll (home, late).
South Bank Winter: Festive Fancies

South Bank Winter: Festive Fancies

Wrap up and get exploring.
Londonist Celebrates The Year Of The Bus

Londonist Celebrates The Year Of The Bus

A walking tribute.
Eat Cheese In A Treehouse And Wear A Virtual Reality Headset, In A Cemetery

Eat Cheese In A Treehouse And Wear A Virtual Reality Headset, In A Cemetery

That'll be Shuffle then.
Laugh It Up With This Exclusive Short From LOCO Film Festival

Laugh It Up With This Exclusive Short From LOCO Film Festival

Rest Stop tells the tale of a wayward tourist.
Vodafone London Fashion Weekend: New Fashion Trends, Designer Shopping And Alexander McQueen

Vodafone London Fashion Weekend: New Fashion Trends, Designer Shopping And Alexander McQueen

Londonist readers get 20% off tickets.
Salute Tooting At Tootopia

Salute Tooting At Tootopia

Festival starts today.
A Taste Of Mauritius…In North London

A Taste Of Mauritius…In North London

The Mauritian Open Air Festival returns.
East Meets West In Great London Bun Fight

East Meets West In Great London Bun Fight

St George has a lot to answer for.
An Angela Lansbury Film Festival Comes To Poplar

An Angela Lansbury Film Festival Comes To Poplar

Filigree, apogee, pedigree, perigee.
Watch Doggett's Coat And Badge Race 2014

Watch Doggett's Coat And Badge Race 2014

One of London's oldest sporting events.
Line-Up Announced For The London International Ska Festival 2014

Line-Up Announced For The London International Ska Festival 2014

Get your ska on across town this Easter.
Ticket Alert: A Door In A Wall's A Stab In The Dark

Ticket Alert: A Door In A Wall's A Stab In The Dark

Who killed Don Gowin?
Elastic Fantastic: London International Mime Festival Returns

Elastic Fantastic: London International Mime Festival Returns

It's mime time!
Internet Cats And Gummo Star At London Short Film Festival

Internet Cats And Gummo Star At London Short Film Festival

We lift the lid on this year’s programme.
Get A Taste Of Spain At Sadler's Wells Flamenco Festival

Get A Taste Of Spain At Sadler's Wells Flamenco Festival

Olé!
What To See At Hampstead And Highgate Literary Festival

What To See At Hampstead And Highgate Literary Festival

War stories, London memoirs and something for kids too.
Wandsworth Arts Festival Takes Over The Whole Borough

Wandsworth Arts Festival Takes Over The Whole Borough

Includes a Toast Temple. Seriously.
Indulge Mind Body And Soul At London's Grandest Sanctuary

Indulge Mind Body And Soul At London's Grandest Sanctuary

It's time to relax at Olympia London.
History, Family Fun And Even Fitness At Hither Green Festival

History, Family Fun And Even Fitness At Hither Green Festival

Hither Green Festival animates SE13.
In Pictures: Serpentine Christmas Day Swimmers

In Pictures: Serpentine Christmas Day Swimmers

80 take part in Peter Pan Cup race.
Nominate Your Neighbourhood For A Street Art Festival

Nominate Your Neighbourhood For A Street Art Festival

London needs more murals.
Korean Film Festival Puts Some Seoul Into London

Korean Film Festival Puts Some Seoul Into London

K-Classics and K-Classics-in-the-making.
This Week's Top London Dates: Festival Frenzy

This Week's Top London Dates: Festival Frenzy

Design, music, theatre, film, food. If this doesn't impress your date, we don't know what will.
Festival Declares Its Love For The Lea

Festival Declares Its Love For The Lea

Music, talks and pond dipping in Walthamstow this weekend.
Preview: Film4 Frightfest

Preview: Film4 Frightfest

Get ready to have the bejesus scared out of you.
London Tree Week 2014

London Tree Week 2014

Tree walks and exhibition.
South Bank Winter: A Guide To The Season

South Bank Winter: A Guide To The Season

Get that festive feeling.
Summer Series At Somerset House: A Preview Chat With Agnes Obel

Summer Series At Somerset House: A Preview Chat With Agnes Obel

"If you went to London you would buy records", Agnes Obel tells Londonist
Free Film Festival Returns To Peckham And Nunhead

Free Film Festival Returns To Peckham And Nunhead

More than 30 free screenings and special events over 10 days.
Make Mine A Double At London Transport Museum's Friday Late

Make Mine A Double At London Transport Museum's Friday Late

Part of the Museums at Night festival.
Ticket Alert: Don't Miss These London Gigs

Ticket Alert: Don't Miss These London Gigs

Tickets hotter than the mosh pit at a Hot Hot Heat gig.
A Londoner’s Guide To The Edinburgh Fringe

A Londoner’s Guide To The Edinburgh Fringe

From the human Jenga to the black pudding.
Festival Celebrates Air And Wind

Festival Celebrates Air And Wind

Let face it, it's going to blow.
PJ Harvey And A Four-Day-Long Reading Of Moby Dick

PJ Harvey And A Four-Day-Long Reading Of Moby Dick

London Literature Festival.
Rise Of The Non-Conformists @ Whitecross Street Party

Rise Of The Non-Conformists @ Whitecross Street Party

Mysterious exhibition comes to east London.
Massive Attack And Grace Jones Are Huge On Blackheath

Massive Attack And Grace Jones Are Huge On Blackheath

Two day music fest packs a serious punch.
Pedal Along To The UK Handmade Bicycle Show

Pedal Along To The UK Handmade Bicycle Show

Look mum, no hands!
London Without Limits Festival Launches Today

London Without Limits Festival Launches Today

Join the party in Carnaby.
Preview: CloudFest

Preview: CloudFest

Here's hoping for a cloudy weekend.
Toby Jones, Mark Hix, Henry Holland: This Is SohoCreate 2016

Toby Jones, Mark Hix, Henry Holland: This Is SohoCreate 2016

Talks, workshops, parties and open house tours make up this year's festival.
What's It Like Going On A Blind Date With A Blindfold On?

What's It Like Going On A Blind Date With A Blindfold On?

With added salsa.
Meet Londonist And Hear Top Thames Talks On HMS President

Meet Londonist And Hear Top Thames Talks On HMS President

We're all aboard HMS President this weekend.
Bhangra, Bollywood And Biryani: Mela's Back

Bhangra, Bollywood And Biryani: Mela's Back

Enormous free festival of South Asia.
1234 Shoreditch Festival Launch Party

1234 Shoreditch Festival Launch Party

Don’t simply read about a festival line-up, hear it announced at an all-night disco party.
Celebrate 200 Years Of Lord's Cricket Ground

Celebrate 200 Years Of Lord's Cricket Ground

Family Open Day on Sunday 22 June.
Blindfolded Dinners And Dancing For Fun Festival Of Awareness

Blindfolded Dinners And Dancing For Fun Festival Of Awareness

See less, do more.
Gorilla Circus Trapeze School Returns To Regent's Park

Gorilla Circus Trapeze School Returns To Regent's Park

Monkeying around for everyone.
Get Creative Inspiration At Makegood Festival

Get Creative Inspiration At Makegood Festival

Business advice from creative titans such as Cath Kidston.
Roll Up To Elefest In Elephant & Castle

Roll Up To Elefest In Elephant & Castle

And not an elephant in sight.
BFI Flare 2014: An LGBT Film Festival

BFI Flare 2014: An LGBT Film Festival

Annual LGBT film festival, newly labelled.
Unpublished Hitchhiker's Guide Material To Be Aired

Unpublished Hitchhiker's Guide Material To Be Aired

Chortle Comedy goes all bookish.
FutureFest: Visions Of The World Yet To Come

FutureFest: Visions Of The World Yet To Come

Edward Snowden headlines a visionary festival.
Book Tickets Now: Spitalfields Music Summer Festival 2014

Book Tickets Now: Spitalfields Music Summer Festival 2014

Shows for folk from the age of zero and upwards.
Art Social 15: Music, Film And Art Fill The House Of St Barnabas

Art Social 15: Music, Film And Art Fill The House Of St Barnabas

A week-long arts festival in the heart of Soho.
We Tried The RLSB Blindfolded Tour Of Borough Market

We Tried The RLSB Blindfolded Tour Of Borough Market

Tour the market...without seeing it.
Music Choice: London Festivals

Music Choice: London Festivals

Our round-up of London's best music festivals and outdoor gigs.
What's It Like Organising A Street Art Festival?

What's It Like Organising A Street Art Festival?

Not easy.
Get Arty At Westminster Abbey This Children's Art Week

Get Arty At Westminster Abbey This Children's Art Week

Plus printing in Peckham and tweeting in Twickenham.
Fairytale Yurt Comes To South Bank

Fairytale Yurt Comes To South Bank

Storytelling for grown ups and little ones.
Shining A Light On Neon Artist Rebecca Mason

Shining A Light On Neon Artist Rebecca Mason

New show will involve absinthe and other surprises.
Festival Preview: Lovebox Line-up Announced

Festival Preview: Lovebox Line-up Announced

An essential part of London's festival season returns with their best line-up yet.
Shuffle Festival: Art And Science In Abandoned Psychiatric Hospital

Shuffle Festival: Art And Science In Abandoned Psychiatric Hospital

Winter-themed events in a special venue.
Londonist Live Review: Aerosmith @ Hyde Park Calling

Londonist Live Review: Aerosmith @ Hyde Park Calling

Street Art Festival Scoops Grant

Street Art Festival Scoops Grant

Cash will be used for paint and equipment.
Competition: Win Free Concert Tickets for a Year with Songkick

Competition: Win Free Concert Tickets for a Year with Songkick

Win free concert tickets for a year with Songkick (sponsored post)
Build A Minecraft London At Southbank Web Festival

Build A Minecraft London At Southbank Web Festival

Talks, debates, performances and gaming.
Knitting, Astronomy And Graffiti Come Together At Festival

Knitting, Astronomy And Graffiti Come Together At Festival

Non-painting parts of street art event.
Preview: The 2014 London International Mime Festival

Preview: The 2014 London International Mime Festival

People pretending to do stuff so well that it becomes an art form.
Totally Thames: A Celebration Of The River

Totally Thames: A Celebration Of The River

Month-long festival announced for September.
How To Start Your Own Fun Palace In London

How To Start Your Own Fun Palace In London

Stella Duffy explains all.
Campaign Launches To Bring Back Bob Marley Mural

Campaign Launches To Bring Back Bob Marley Mural

Painting was knocked down for housing.
Good Times At Wormwood Scrubs

Good Times At Wormwood Scrubs

Norman Jay-curated festival let loose in September.
See Some Of The Best Of Arab Cinema

See Some Of The Best Of Arab Cinema

Safar film festival heads to the ICA.
Brockley Wins Street Art Festival Vote

Brockley Wins Street Art Festival Vote

The votes have been counted.
Bankside’s MERGE Festival Blends Art and Science

Bankside’s MERGE Festival Blends Art and Science

Free interactive event features a month of music, art and performance.
Londonist Afloat: Terrific Tales Of The Thames

Londonist Afloat: Terrific Tales Of The Thames

Alternative Thames talks on HMS President.
London SketchFest Champions Return After Year Of Glory

London SketchFest Champions Return After Year Of Glory

2014's best new act Gein's Family Giftshop are 2015's main feature.
Punk And Poetry Come To Portobello For Bank Holiday Weekend

Punk And Poetry Come To Portobello For Bank Holiday Weekend

Portobello Live! is back.
Watch Gigs For A Good Cause At London's Oxjam Mini-Fests

Watch Gigs For A Good Cause At London's Oxjam Mini-Fests

Ten mini-festivals all across the city.
Londonist Afloat: Join Our Quiz On A Boat

Londonist Afloat: Join Our Quiz On A Boat

50 fact-tastic questions along the Thames.
Visions Of Hackney This Weekend

Visions Of Hackney This Weekend

Second outing for the successful one-day festival.
11 Things We Learnt From London Fashion Week

11 Things We Learnt From London Fashion Week

What we'll all be wearing come spring.
Chance To Smell David Cameron's Roses

Chance To Smell David Cameron's Roses

Explore 200 of London's gardens.
Experience London From The River This Festive Season

Experience London From The River This Festive Season

With Christmassy City Cruises.
Discover Iranian Cinema: UK Iranian Film Festival 2013

Discover Iranian Cinema: UK Iranian Film Festival 2013

Now in its fourth year, and much to recommend.
Pictures And News From The Chap Olympiad 2014

Pictures And News From The Chap Olympiad 2014

Boris Bikes, brawn and superbly silly games.
Flamenco Festival London Kicks Off

Flamenco Festival London Kicks Off

Spanish passion at Sadler’s Wells.
Festival Preview: Wireless 2012

Festival Preview: Wireless 2012

Hyde Park’s summer of festivals kicks off with world class rap and dance.
Dylan Thomas's Fitzrovia Celebrated With Festival

Dylan Thomas's Fitzrovia Celebrated With Festival

Saluting the lilting Welsh lush.
Join In A Londonwide Book Club With Cityread

Join In A Londonwide Book Club With Cityread

Start reading Gillian Slovo's Ten Days.
Five-Week Festival Celebrates 40 Years Of Hip-Hop

Five-Week Festival Celebrates 40 Years Of Hip-Hop

Dead Prez and Jazzy Jeff on the bill.
Alternative Valentine's At London Dungeon And Madame Tussauds

Alternative Valentine's At London Dungeon And Madame Tussauds

Dine with the stars or die from the plague. Your choice.
Take A Walk On The Left-Field Side At InHOUSE Festival

Take A Walk On The Left-Field Side At InHOUSE Festival

Warehouses will turn into artist play-pens.
Hackney's Hidden History Revealed In App-Led Art Trail

Hackney's Hidden History Revealed In App-Led Art Trail

This hipster haven was once a tropical paradise and textile centre.
Festival Alert: 1234 Shoreditch

Festival Alert: 1234 Shoreditch

We don’t want to wish away summer, but September’s music’s looking pretty good
Meltdown Festival Round-Up Review And Pictures

Meltdown Festival Round-Up Review And Pictures

Highlights from a dark and dirty week of events.
Elvis Costello, Van Morrison, Sheryl Crow Announced For BluesFest 2014

Elvis Costello, Van Morrison, Sheryl Crow Announced For BluesFest 2014

Gigantic stars take over the Albert Hall in October.
Unappreciated London Gets Some Love At UnLondon Festival

Unappreciated London Gets Some Love At UnLondon Festival

Giving local kebab shops and back roads their due.
Ticket Alert: A Door In A Wall Presents 'The Diplomatic Corpse'

Ticket Alert: A Door In A Wall Presents 'The Diplomatic Corpse'

Find the murderer of the Paudaguayan ambassador.
Mubarak

Mubarak

Film And Music In Manor House Warehouses

Film And Music In Manor House Warehouses

The inHOUSE Film Festival happens this week.
Battersea Literature Festival Includes A Window With A View - And An Author

Battersea Literature Festival Includes A Window With A View - And An Author

Also see Joanne Harris, Richard Curtis and Mark Billingham.
Fringe! Film And Art Festival: Thoughtful, Provocative, Fresh

Fringe! Film And Art Festival: Thoughtful, Provocative, Fresh

Eye opening movies and more.
Short, Sharp Shocks At The London Short Film Festival

Short, Sharp Shocks At The London Short Film Festival

Start 2015 with a shot of the new.
Music And Movies Collide At New Everyman Festival

Music And Movies Collide At New Everyman Festival

Rock and roll, jazz and cowboys.
Spoken Word Festival: The Last Word At Roundhouse

Spoken Word Festival: The Last Word At Roundhouse

Poetry, rap, music and theatre.
British Horror Film Festival 2013

British Horror Film Festival 2013

British horror films get the spotlight in this small but deserving festival.
Festival Review: Hard Rock Calling 2012

Festival Review: Hard Rock Calling 2012

Bureaucratic killjoys and the rain could stop Hyde Park from rocking out.
Mimetic Festival Moves To Waterloo Vaults

Mimetic Festival Moves To Waterloo Vaults

A panoply of puppetry, mime and cabaret.
Catch These London Acts At Community Festival

Catch These London Acts At Community Festival

Revamp your iPod with these acts tipped to be the sounds of 2016.
Festival Review: Camden Crawl 2012

Festival Review: Camden Crawl 2012

Camden's crowds are no trouble as we hit the streets for the annual Crawl
Inside Out Festival: Great Ideas For Curious Minds

Inside Out Festival: Great Ideas For Curious Minds

Celebrating the culture from London's universities.
Sample Wales In London With Mini-Festival Hwyl

Sample Wales In London With Mini-Festival Hwyl

Music, dancing, cider and unpronounceable words.
Festival Preview: Lovebox 2012

Festival Preview: Lovebox 2012

Head to London's biggest outdoor club to celebrate a decade of disco and dance delights.
Get Inspired At Inside Out Festival

Get Inspired At Inside Out Festival

60 events, six days - mostly free.
Book Now For Winter Comedy At The Phoenix Fringe

Book Now For Winter Comedy At The Phoenix Fringe

Al Murray, Alan Davies, Bridget Christie and more.
Preview: LED Festival, Victoria Park

Preview: LED Festival, Victoria Park

Catch deadmau5's first ever headline outdoor event and only English festival this year
Deal Of The Day: The Bedford Rocks Festival

Deal Of The Day: The Bedford Rocks Festival

Head-banging fun.
The Last Word Festival: Picks From The Performers Themselves

The Last Word Festival: Picks From The Performers Themselves

Top tips from the tongue-tastic.
Pancake Race To Raise Funds For London’s Air Ambulance

Pancake Race To Raise Funds For London’s Air Ambulance

Flippin' pancakes.
Balloon Races And Skyscraper Sketches: It's Archikids Festival 2015

Balloon Races And Skyscraper Sketches: It's Archikids Festival 2015

Fab free festival returns to the Square Mile.
A Trio Of South London Festivals

A Trio Of South London Festivals

Crystal Palace Overground Festival, Sydenham Arts Festival and Streatham Festival, all in June/July.
Festival Celebrating Hip-Hop Culture Comes To Brixton

Festival Celebrating Hip-Hop Culture Comes To Brixton

Tame those two left feet and learn about the history of street dance.
Designers, Trends & Style Events At Vodafone London Fashion Weekend

Designers, Trends & Style Events At Vodafone London Fashion Weekend

Londonist readers get 25% off.
Festival Preview: 1234 Shoreditch

Festival Preview: 1234 Shoreditch

Festival season draws to a close with the ultimate showcase of London's underground.
Silence Is Golden At London International Mime Festival

Silence Is Golden At London International Mime Festival

There's more to it than invisible walls.
Ian McEwan's The Cement Garden At Vault Festival

Ian McEwan's The Cement Garden At Vault Festival

Dark deeds and hidden secrets under Waterloo Station
Celebrate National Paralympic Day With Liberty Festival

Celebrate National Paralympic Day With Liberty Festival

Loads of free outdoor activities.
Hackney Gets Female-Led Filmmaking Festival

Hackney Gets Female-Led Filmmaking Festival

No room for shades of grey at Underwire.
Archway Has A Way With Words

Archway Has A Way With Words

Fantastic lit festival returns to N19.
Anchorman v Bridget Jones & Ferris Bueller v The Plastics: Seeing Double In Kings Cross

Anchorman v Bridget Jones & Ferris Bueller v The Plastics: Seeing Double In Kings Cross

Plus some silent disco headphones.
Music Preview: Summer Series @ Somerset House

Music Preview: Summer Series @ Somerset House

Dramatic surroundings for unique music events on The Strand
Haute Couture Mixes With Everyday Styling At Vodafone London Fashion Weekend

Haute Couture Mixes With Everyday Styling At Vodafone London Fashion Weekend

The biggest pop-up fashion event in town.
Warehouse Party: Soundcrash Alldayer @ Oval Space

Warehouse Party: Soundcrash Alldayer @ Oval Space

All-day mini-festival takes over a former gasworks with dub beats and deep grooves.
London Korean Film Festival 2013

London Korean Film Festival 2013

The finest in contemporary and classic Korean cinema.
Meet Londonist At Feast On Sunday

Meet Londonist At Feast On Sunday

Come and say hello.
Watch Out For Watch This Space Festival On The Road

Watch Out For Watch This Space Festival On The Road

On tour in south London.
Book Now For Guffaws In Greenwich

Book Now For Guffaws In Greenwich

Stewart Lee, Stephen K Amos and Josie Long at comedy festival.
Embrace Your Inner Author At Two New Literary Festivals

Embrace Your Inner Author At Two New Literary Festivals

SE21 and NW6 debut their book festivals this month.
Arts Festival Unravels The Stories Of Deptford

Arts Festival Unravels The Stories Of Deptford

Including the demise of Kit Marlowe.
Get Stitched Up At Southbank Centre

Get Stitched Up At Southbank Centre

Join an attempt to make the world's biggest picnic blanket.
London Dance, RnB and Pop Festival Guide 2012

London Dance, RnB and Pop Festival Guide 2012

Don't forget your dancing wellies for some summertime London raving.
Deal Of The Day: 50% Off Food Meets Beer Festival

Deal Of The Day: 50% Off Food Meets Beer Festival

Ales and nibbles at Borough Market.
LIFT 2014: Pioneering Theatre, Global Stories & Social Change

LIFT 2014: Pioneering Theatre, Global Stories & Social Change

What will you experience?
Transform Your Green Space At GROW London

Transform Your Green Space At GROW London

You don't need a garden to get green-fingered in London.
Chelsea Fringe 2014: Horticultural Highlights

Chelsea Fringe 2014: Horticultural Highlights

A celebration of growing and greening.
Festivals Of Feminism: Speakers And On Stage

Festivals Of Feminism: Speakers And On Stage

Comedy, theatre, talks, puppets.
Trees, Walls and Conflict: The City Of London Festival 2013

Trees, Walls and Conflict: The City Of London Festival 2013

An abundance of activities for the Square Mile's annual arts festival.
Festival Preview: Field Day 2012

Festival Preview: Field Day 2012

The highlight of the hipster calendar is here, so time to enjoy the buzz bands.
Get Inspired By African Fashion At Olympia

Get Inspired By African Fashion At Olympia

Catwalk shows and a fashion marketplace.
Psychedelic Mini-Festival Takes Over Brixton's Windmill

Psychedelic Mini-Festival Takes Over Brixton's Windmill

This will not be a quiet event.
Imogen Heap Curates Reverb 2014 At Roundhouse

Imogen Heap Curates Reverb 2014 At Roundhouse

A weekend of music, technology, talent.
A Mint New Free Festival For Southwark

A Mint New Free Festival For Southwark

Kick up your heels at Mint Street Park.
The First Law Of Kipple

The First Law Of Kipple

Donate your banana guards and fake grapes.
Best Of Britannia Celebrates Top British Manufacturing, Film and Music

Best Of Britannia Celebrates Top British Manufacturing, Film and Music

Pop-up department store in a Victorian warehouse.
Book Tickets Now: Proms At St Jude's Music, Literary And Walking Festival

Book Tickets Now: Proms At St Jude's Music, Literary And Walking Festival

Nine days of all sorts at Hampstead Garden Suburb.
Ticket Offer: Culture, Catwalks And Cocktails At Stylist Live

Ticket Offer: Culture, Catwalks And Cocktails At Stylist Live

Hosted by Edith Bowman and Dawn O'Porter.
Join The Discussion About Democracy At Parliament Week

Join The Discussion About Democracy At Parliament Week

Politics can be cool.
Russian Film Festival 2013

Russian Film Festival 2013

London's 7th Russian Film Festival begins this week.
Londonist Live: Mika @ Koko : 22 Feb 07

Londonist Live: Mika @ Koko : 22 Feb 07

In Pictures: Day Of The Dead Ride

In Pictures: Day Of The Dead Ride

Cyclists celebrate the Mexican festival.
Short, Sharp And Sweet: London Short Story Festival

Short, Sharp And Sweet: London Short Story Festival

Novels? Pah.
Get Your Tickets To International Arts Extravaganza LIFT Festival

Get Your Tickets To International Arts Extravaganza LIFT Festival

Tickets on sale now.
Whose London Is It Anyway? Join The Debate

Whose London Is It Anyway? Join The Debate

Timely festival at Camden People's Theatre.
Catch The Next Big Thing At Goldsmiths' PureGold

Catch The Next Big Thing At Goldsmiths' PureGold

London university champions fine new sounds.
Mental Gymnastics At The 18th Mind Sports Olympiad

Mental Gymnastics At The 18th Mind Sports Olympiad

60 board game competitions and the Decamentathlon World Championship.
Deal Of The Day: Ski And Snowboard Show With Hot Chip DJ Set

Deal Of The Day: Ski And Snowboard Show With Hot Chip DJ Set

£9 off all things snowsporty.
How Far Have We Come Since Magna Carta?

How Far Have We Come Since Magna Carta?

An alternative celebration of the landmark charter.
A Moveable Feast Of Theatre In Kensington And Chelsea

A Moveable Feast Of Theatre In Kensington And Chelsea

The InTRANSIT Festival returns for eighth year.
Doc‘n Roll Festival Bids To Erase Memory Of Spiceworld

Doc‘n Roll Festival Bids To Erase Memory Of Spiceworld

Music meets film, which almost never goes wrong.
Hit Factory Live Cancelled

Hit Factory Live Cancelled

Plug pulled on Hyde Park pop festival.
Author, Poets And Comedians Head For Wimbledon

Author, Poets And Comedians Head For Wimbledon

BookFest is back.
Love The Ealing Music & Film Valentine Festival

Love The Ealing Music & Film Valentine Festival

Rock, raga and a man in a white suit.
Defected Records Takeover @BOXPARK Halloween Party

Defected Records Takeover @BOXPARK Halloween Party

You may win beer.
Londonist Afloat: Don't Miss The Quiz Boat This Friday

Londonist Afloat: Don't Miss The Quiz Boat This Friday

Think you're good enough to be king of the river?
Festival Alert: The Applecart Festival @ Victoria Park

Festival Alert: The Applecart Festival @ Victoria Park

Boutique festival returns for magical family fun.
Whet Your Appetite At This Nunhead Festival

Whet Your Appetite At This Nunhead Festival

17 day foodie joy.
Durga Puja By The Thames

Durga Puja By The Thames

Festival Alert: I’ll Be Your Mirror @ Alexandra Palace

Festival Alert: I’ll Be Your Mirror @ Alexandra Palace

American cult icons Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Grizzly Bear headline.
Creativity Mixes With Extravagance @BOXPARK For Valentine's Day

Creativity Mixes With Extravagance @BOXPARK For Valentine's Day

Plenty of fun for couples and singles.
Daunt Books Packs In The Authors For A Mini Festival

Daunt Books Packs In The Authors For A Mini Festival

Plus lots of lovely nibbles and drinks.
Michael Rosen And John Hegley Celebrate Legacy Of Keats

Michael Rosen And John Hegley Celebrate Legacy Of Keats

Performances, talks, films, workshops.
Festival Alert: Field Day Line Up Announced

Festival Alert: Field Day Line Up Announced

Typical, you get in the mood for christmas then it's time to start thinking about summer!
Party At A Modern Frost Fair

Party At A Modern Frost Fair

Free skating at Broadgate on Monday.
Queer Pagan Punk Season At BFI Southbank

Queer Pagan Punk Season At BFI Southbank

Two month-long retrospective of filmmaker Derek Jarman begins.
Go Guerilla Gardening And Plant Sunflowers

Go Guerilla Gardening And Plant Sunflowers

Plant seeds 1 May, enjoy summer flowers.
Spruce Up Your Pad At The Ideal Home Show

Spruce Up Your Pad At The Ideal Home Show

Everything including the kitchen sink.
Go To Bishopsgate Institute's 120th Anniversary Ball

Go To Bishopsgate Institute's 120th Anniversary Ball

A formal and fabulous, most historic party.
Classic Films And Live Comedy At LOCO Comedy Film Festival

Classic Films And Live Comedy At LOCO Comedy Film Festival

Laugh away the January blues.
Coffee And Ceilidh At Kings Place Festival

Coffee And Ceilidh At Kings Place Festival

Plus gin too.
Book Now For The London Latin Music Festival

Book Now For The London Latin Music Festival

Funk, samba, Afrobeat, hip hop, jazz and tango!
Video: 2014 London Film Festival In Review

Video: 2014 London Film Festival In Review

It's a wrap.
In Pictures: St Patrick's Day Celebration 2014

In Pictures: St Patrick's Day Celebration 2014

St Patrick's Day celebration 2014, not just Guinness.
Freedom And Poetry In The Dark At The London Literature Festival

Freedom And Poetry In The Dark At The London Literature Festival

Bibliophile heaven.
Culture Vultures Gather For SohoCreate

Culture Vultures Gather For SohoCreate

Talks and open houses.
Fabulous Family Arts Festival Fun For Half Term

Fabulous Family Arts Festival Fun For Half Term

Music, theatre, puppets, stories, art and dancing.
Shopping Meets The Catwalk At Vodafone London Fashion Weekend

Shopping Meets The Catwalk At Vodafone London Fashion Weekend

Londonist readers get 25% off tickets.
Seasonal Sonic Treats At Spitalfields Music Winter Festival

Seasonal Sonic Treats At Spitalfields Music Winter Festival

Exceptional music for the end of the year.
Festival Preview: BT River Of Music

Festival Preview: BT River Of Music

London becomes the centre of world music for an ambitious musical delight.
Free World Music Festival Offers World Cup Respite

Free World Music Festival Offers World Cup Respite

The World Cup's not the only global event coming our way.
Verve Festival Celebrating Diversity Opens With A Sassy Shrew Taming

Verve Festival Celebrating Diversity Opens With A Sassy Shrew Taming

Energetic Shakespeare kicks off new season.
UNKLE's James Lavelle Curates This Year's Meltdown

UNKLE's James Lavelle Curates This Year's Meltdown

Tickets on sale this week for popular Southbank Centre festival.
The Spice Is Right At Kew Gardens' Flavour Weekends

The Spice Is Right At Kew Gardens' Flavour Weekends

Eye-watering taste-testing in the name of science.
London On The Cheap: 6th August - 12th August

London On The Cheap: 6th August - 12th August

Shopping For A Good Cause: Boutique de Noel 2013

Shopping For A Good Cause: Boutique de Noel 2013

Original gifts and speciality foods on sale at Kensington Town Hall.
Gay Hip Hop + Streetwear Fashion = Gully Live Fashionz

Gay Hip Hop + Streetwear Fashion = Gully Live Fashionz

Free showcase tonight in Shoreditch.
Chris McCormack Picks His Camden Rocks Highlights

Chris McCormack Picks His Camden Rocks Highlights

Festival organiser shows a bit of favouritism.
Festival Review: M83 @ Somerset House Summer Series

Festival Review: M83 @ Somerset House Summer Series

Somerset House takes centre stage for a magnificant show.
Martin Scorsese Takes Part In Kinoteka Polish Film Festival

Martin Scorsese Takes Part In Kinoteka Polish Film Festival

Landmark films and a Thames cruise too.
Discover Young Talent At BFI Future Film Festival

Discover Young Talent At BFI Future Film Festival

Young aspiring filmmakers ahoy.
Camden Crawl 2014 Preview: Londonist Meets Rainer

Camden Crawl 2014 Preview: Londonist Meets Rainer

Spotlight on a hotly tipped London duo.
Crystal Palace International Film Festival

Crystal Palace International Film Festival

Two weeks of screenings, some free.
London Dance, RnB And Pop Festivals 2013

London Dance, RnB And Pop Festivals 2013

Get your glowsticks ready, there's a summer of dance festivals coming your way.
Mark WWI With Cityread London In April

Mark WWI With Cityread London In April

Events around Louisa Young's My Dear I Wanted to Tell You.
See Upcoming Talent At This Year's London Short Film Festival

See Upcoming Talent At This Year's London Short Film Festival

Screenings, discussions and help for film-makers galore.
A Simple Space At Udderbelly

A Simple Space At Udderbelly

Amazing Anti-Gravity Acts by Awesome Aussie Acrobats.
Real Christmas Trees Delivered By Creekside Christmas

Real Christmas Trees Delivered By Creekside Christmas

£5 off for Londonist readers!
Tom Hanks And Daniel Radcliffe Among This Year's London Film Festival Stars 

Tom Hanks And Daniel Radcliffe Among This Year's London Film Festival Stars 

Plan ahead, and you can get festival tickets too.
Just In Case You Missed Our Terrific Thames Talks This Weekend

Just In Case You Missed Our Terrific Thames Talks This Weekend

Listen to the song Nigel of Bermondsey made for us.
Explore The History Of The Local Press

Explore The History Of The Local Press

Part of Lambeth Heritage Festival.
Get Physical For Sport Relief

Get Physical For Sport Relief

Sporty challenges to raise money.
Fiction Festival At The British Library

Fiction Festival At The British Library

Top authors at the Folio Prize Festival.
New Music Biennial Showcases Weird And Wonderful Southbank Sounds

New Music Biennial Showcases Weird And Wonderful Southbank Sounds

For those who like their classical music fresh off the bone.
Clear Lines Festival Dispels Myths About Blurred Lines

Clear Lines Festival Dispels Myths About Blurred Lines

Sexual assault dealt with in frank and funny festival.
London’s Commuter Belt Festival Guide

London’s Commuter Belt Festival Guide

We heard rumours of fantastic festivals beyond the M25, it turned out to be true.
Highlights And Low-Blows From London Collections: Men

Highlights And Low-Blows From London Collections: Men

Panther stroll is the new catwalk – it’s the mens’ shows goddamit.
The Very First Hornsey Music Festival

The Very First Hornsey Music Festival

Free live music all weekend.
Festival Interview: Bombay Bicycle Club

Festival Interview: Bombay Bicycle Club

Bombay Bicycle Club talk about their amazing year, and reveal a new song for Reading Festival
Women Of The World Returns To Southbank Centre

Women Of The World Returns To Southbank Centre

Talks, performance, comedy and more.
Get En-Vogue At Southbank Fashion Festival

Get En-Vogue At Southbank Fashion Festival

Be quick for tickets to this weekend's events.
Deal Of The Day: Live Great British Bake Off And More

Deal Of The Day: Live Great British Bake Off And More

Unleash your flour power.
Jenny Wilson Talks Music And Nordic Ja Ja Ja Festival

Jenny Wilson Talks Music And Nordic Ja Ja Ja Festival

After a sold out Lexington show comes this festival appearance.
Insider Talks & Trends At Vodafone London Fashion Weekend

Insider Talks & Trends At Vodafone London Fashion Weekend

Londonist readers get 25% off tickets.
Dance Preview: Cloud Dance Festival - Showtime At Bernie Grant Arts Centre

Dance Preview: Cloud Dance Festival - Showtime At Bernie Grant Arts Centre

The festival returns to Tottenham with a new programme of hot dance talent.
Field Day 2008 Line-up Announced

Field Day 2008 Line-up Announced

Camden Crawl 2008: Day One Review

Camden Crawl 2008: Day One Review

Festival Review: Applecart 2012

Festival Review: Applecart 2012

Applecart’s defiance of the weather proves to be a very British festival.
Feis @ Finsbury Park - Pictures Of Festival Goers

Feis @ Finsbury Park - Pictures Of Festival Goers

Tis the season.
Join In With Songs And Stories About London

Join In With Songs And Stories About London

A family-friendly trip down the Thames.
Have A Cup Of Tea With Paul Cree: A Tale From The Bedsit

Have A Cup Of Tea With Paul Cree: A Tale From The Bedsit

Kick back and enjoy the story.
Festival Review: I'll Be Your Mirror 2012

Festival Review: I'll Be Your Mirror 2012

Alexandra Palace's foundations shook as Slayer hit the stage at IBYM.
See New And Established Acts At Sketchfest

See New And Established Acts At Sketchfest

Vote for your favourite new act.
Enjoy Industry Expert Talks & Get 25% Off Vodafone London Fashion Weekend

Enjoy Industry Expert Talks & Get 25% Off Vodafone London Fashion Weekend

Mingle with fashion curators, museum directors and make-up artists.
Moody Meltdown Starts Strong At The Weekend

Moody Meltdown Starts Strong At The Weekend

James Lavelle, Chrissie Hynde and Gilles Peterson at the Southbank Centre.
Disabled Artists Show Their Creativity Is Unlimited

Disabled Artists Show Their Creativity Is Unlimited

Arts festival returns to Southbank Centre.
Desertfest 2014 Brings Doom And Damnation To Camden

Desertfest 2014 Brings Doom And Damnation To Camden

Devil horns aloft in mass metal celebration.
Live Music Preview: Victoria Park Festivals

Live Music Preview: Victoria Park Festivals

Strong London Representation In The UK Festival Awards

Strong London Representation In The UK Festival Awards

Needless to say there's a Best Toilets category.
Gothenburg Comes to London With Way Out West Festival Preview

Gothenburg Comes to London With Way Out West Festival Preview

Gothenburg's Way Out West festival gives London music fans a preview of its 7th outing, at Electrowerkz..
Celebrate The Remarkable Matchwomen Of The East End

Celebrate The Remarkable Matchwomen Of The East End

No jokes about striking, thank you.
Serious Fashion At London Collections: Men

Serious Fashion At London Collections: Men

Spring/Summer 2015 collections hit the catwalks.
World War C: Two Cabaret Festivals Face Off This Month

World War C: Two Cabaret Festivals Face Off This Month

A new cabaret festival has angered many London performers.
Londonist Out Loud: A Podcast About London, 30 May 2014

Londonist Out Loud: A Podcast About London, 30 May 2014

The Spitalfields Music charity talks about the East End music scene, with N Quentin Woolf.
Preview: The Festival Of The World Presents Africa Utopia

Preview: The Festival Of The World Presents Africa Utopia

The best of Africa, coming to the Southbank.
Listen Up! Music Interview: Clock Opera

Listen Up! Music Interview: Clock Opera

Watch out, it's Clock Opera.
See Sketch Comedy In Soho This Week

See Sketch Comedy In Soho This Week

Some of the best sketch in town.
Cloud Dance Festival Comes To Bernie Grant Arts Centre

Cloud Dance Festival Comes To Bernie Grant Arts Centre

The return of the nomadic, independent dance showcase, making its Tottenham debut.
New Writing On The Radar At Bush Theatre

New Writing On The Radar At Bush Theatre

Inspiring shows and works in progress.
Get Involved In Parliament Week

Get Involved In Parliament Week

Connect with the mother of parliaments.
Book Ahead For A Summer Watersports Camp With YHA

Book Ahead For A Summer Watersports Camp With YHA

A week of watery adventures for 10-16 year olds.
Preview: Story Of London Festival

Preview: Story Of London Festival

Wimbledon BookFest Brings The Big Guns

Wimbledon BookFest Brings The Big Guns

How about Roddy Doyle, Margaret Drabble or Andrew Motion?
London On the Cheap: 27th August - 2nd September

London On the Cheap: 27th August - 2nd September

Fairground's Last Day: Watch Future Shorts And The England Game

Fairground's Last Day: Watch Future Shorts And The England Game

Film, food, football and Island Records.
Festival Preview: The Great Escape

Festival Preview: The Great Escape

Pack away your Oyster for a trip to the highlight of the music calendar
Poets From Across The Globe Descend On Southbank Centre

Poets From Across The Globe Descend On Southbank Centre

Ted Hughes's legend lives on.
Camden Crawl Ticket Sale And Variety Club Launch

Camden Crawl Ticket Sale And Variety Club Launch

A variety club night of music, comedy and proper entertainment marks the sale of early bird tickets
Exhibition Road: Riled Residents, Squabbling Explorers, Free Music

Exhibition Road: Riled Residents, Squabbling Explorers, Free Music

Nonclassical Presents Second 'Pioneers Of' Festival

Nonclassical Presents Second 'Pioneers Of' Festival

Series of live music, films and workshops.
The Summer Of Local Love

The Summer Of Local Love

Camden Crawl 2008: Day Two Review

Camden Crawl 2008: Day Two Review

Preview: Field Day 2009

Preview: Field Day 2009

Londonist Live: Stiff Little Fingers and Mark Stewart at Meltdown 2008

Londonist Live: Stiff Little Fingers and Mark Stewart at Meltdown 2008

Londonist Live: Yellow Magic Orchestra and Pivot at Meltdown 2008

Londonist Live: Yellow Magic Orchestra and Pivot at Meltdown 2008

London On The Cheap - 17th - 23rd September

London On The Cheap - 17th - 23rd September

New Band Interview: The Loose Cannons

New Band Interview: The Loose Cannons

London Design Festival 15-25 September

London Design Festival 15-25 September

Music Preview: Ether 08 at Southbank Centre

Music Preview: Ether 08 at Southbank Centre

Live Music Preview: The Camden Crawl

Live Music Preview: The Camden Crawl

A Plum Promotion

A Plum Promotion

Preview: Rock The Bells @ The O2

Preview: Rock The Bells @ The O2

More Summer Of Local Love

More Summer Of Local Love

Londonist Live: Hox To Dot Festival

Londonist Live: Hox To Dot Festival

Music Preview: Atmospheres 2

Music Preview: Atmospheres 2

LonLitPlus Update

LonLitPlus Update

The Book Grocer

The Book Grocer

Monday Miscellanea

Monday Miscellanea

Londonist introduces.... The Hoosiers

Londonist introduces.... The Hoosiers

Preview: Reverend and The Makers this weekend

Preview: Reverend and The Makers this weekend

Homefires IV

Homefires IV

Notes From The City

Notes From The City

The Thames Festival

The Thames Festival

Even More Summer Of Local Love

Even More Summer Of Local Love

Preview: Oxjam @ Old Queens Head

Preview: Oxjam @ Old Queens Head

Harvest It! Camberwell's Autumn Festival

Harvest It! Camberwell's Autumn Festival

Review: Hostage/ Bleach / Burn - Camden Fringe

Review: Hostage/ Bleach / Burn - Camden Fringe

No C Charge Suspension For Xmas

No C Charge Suspension For Xmas

Preview: Colombiage Festival

Preview: Colombiage Festival

London Lit Plus

London Lit Plus

The Gypsies are Coming to Town

The Gypsies are Coming to Town

Londonomics: The Big Money Chill

Londonomics: The Big Money Chill

July Is For Book Lovers

July Is For Book Lovers

Londonist Live Review: Mr Hudson AT The Library

Londonist Live Review: Mr Hudson AT The Library

La Linea: London Latin Music Festival

La Linea: London Latin Music Festival

Gui Boratto At Plastic People Tonight

Gui Boratto At Plastic People Tonight

Preview: Raindance Film Festival

Preview: Raindance Film Festival

How To Live: Thera-Pea Theatre

How To Live: Thera-Pea Theatre

Optronica: Addictive TV, Peter Greenaway

Optronica: Addictive TV, Peter Greenaway

London's Burning Man

London's Burning Man

The Ultimate New Orleans Bar Is Popping Up This October

The Ultimate New Orleans Bar Is Popping Up This October

The drinkable spirit of New Orleans
The Festival Of Radical Fun Takes Over At The Museum Of London

The Festival Of Radical Fun Takes Over At The Museum Of London

Including a coach trip to the edge of London and back.
Brexit, buff bodies and national borders are all hot topics at this year's Arts & Humanities Festival

Brexit, buff bodies and national borders are all hot topics at this year's Arts & Humanities Festival

Brexit, borders, and buff bodies.
A Quiz About The Thames: With An Actual Beefeater

A Quiz About The Thames: With An Actual Beefeater

Totally Thames event.
Head To East London To Bring In The Autumn

Head To East London To Bring In The Autumn

The Harvest Stomp is here.
How To Get Involved In London Fashion Week Without A Front Row Invite

How To Get Involved In London Fashion Week Without A Front Row Invite

Get ready to strut your stuff.
Head To Gastronomic Glastonbury This August

Head To Gastronomic Glastonbury This August

Fancy entering the Foodies Festival Bake Off?
Ally Pally's StrEATlife Festival Returns This August With DJ Yoda Headlining On Saturday 19

Ally Pally's StrEATlife Festival Returns This August With DJ Yoda Headlining On Saturday 19

Churros, craft beer and plenty of Pimms.
Museum of London is hosting an epic Roman festival this August - complete with gladiators

Museum of London is hosting an epic Roman festival this August - complete with gladiators

Head to this Roman festival.
Don't Miss Alexandra Palace's Awesome Summer Festival

Don't Miss Alexandra Palace's Awesome Summer Festival

Hurtle down a 100m waterslide or strap on your dancing shoes for a boogie in the forest
Fancy Giving Wheelchair Basketball A Go?

Fancy Giving Wheelchair Basketball A Go?

An epic deaf rapper takes to the stage.
Food, Taekwondo And K-Pop: Check Out The London Korean Festival

Food, Taekwondo And K-Pop: Check Out The London Korean Festival

Head to Olympia.
7 Reasons To Go To Alexandra Palace's Summer Festival

7 Reasons To Go To Alexandra Palace's Summer Festival

Fancy a giant waterslide?
Alexandra Palace Is Hosting A Street Food And Craft Beer Extravaganza

Alexandra Palace Is Hosting A Street Food And Craft Beer Extravaganza

Get ready for North London's biggest street food festival.
The UK's Craft Wizards Are Passing On Their Skills

The UK's Craft Wizards Are Passing On Their Skills

Grandfest is back.
Head To Ally Pally's Summer Festival This July

Head To Ally Pally's Summer Festival This July

Food and music galore.
Check Out This Dustin Hoffman Film Season At BFI Southbank

Check Out This Dustin Hoffman Film Season At BFI Southbank

Discover new films, or rewatch the classics
Win Yourself A Top-Notch Bike And Some Cycling Goodies

Win Yourself A Top-Notch Bike And Some Cycling Goodies

A bike, coffee, and some gorgeous cycling artwork to be won
Check Out This Urban Festival On South Bank

Check Out This Urban Festival On South Bank

Breakdancing battles and egg hunts.
10 Things To Look Forward To In London In 2017

10 Things To Look Forward To In London In 2017

Austen, athletics and a brand new museum
What To Do When You've Done Everything Christmassy In London

What To Do When You've Done Everything Christmassy In London

Because there's more to Christmas than grottos and ice rinks.
London's South Bank: An A-Z Of Winter Wonders

London's South Bank: An A-Z Of Winter Wonders

One-stop shop for everything festive in South Bank London
A Guide To The Lord Mayor's Show

A Guide To The Lord Mayor's Show

Fireworks, boats and massive wicker men.
Where To Get Into The Christmas Spirit In London

Where To Get Into The Christmas Spirit In London

Scrooges, look away now.
Celebrate London's Lost Clubs At The Night Museum

Celebrate London's Lost Clubs At The Night Museum

Learn about the city's historic nightlife.
Boxpark Heads South

Boxpark Heads South

Shipping containers set up south.
Discover The Dark Side Of London At The Night Museum

Discover The Dark Side Of London At The Night Museum

Talks, walks, and performances
Head To East London For This Festive Foodie Feast

Head To East London For This Festive Foodie Feast

See top chefs at foodie festival.
Dia De Los Muertos Parties In London

Dia De Los Muertos Parties In London

There's even Mexican wrestling
Don't Miss Ally Pally's Firework Fiesta

Don't Miss Ally Pally's Firework Fiesta

Tickets selling fast for fireworks extravaganza.
A guide to what to see at this year's London Jazz Festival

A guide to what to see at this year's London Jazz Festival

Our pick from the impressive line-up.
London's Diwali Menus And Food Events

London's Diwali Menus And Food Events

From special menus to foodie events
London's Diwali Celebrations Begin With Free Festival This Weekend

London's Diwali Celebrations Begin With Free Festival This Weekend

Dancing, food and more in Trafalgar Square.
A Chocolate Show is Coming to London

A Chocolate Show is Coming to London

Chocoholics, rejoice!
Brixton's Electric Avenue has had a facelift

Brixton's Electric Avenue has had a facelift

Following £1m refurbishment.
Everything you need to know about Museums at Night in London

Everything you need to know about Museums at Night in London

They had us at 'hipster druids'.
Everything You Need To Know About The Ally Pally Fireworks Festival

Everything You Need To Know About The Ally Pally Fireworks Festival

Book your tickets now.
Free Japanese Culture Festival This Weekend

Free Japanese Culture Festival This Weekend

Japan Matsuri Festival returns.
Model Houses Of Parliament Will Be Lit Up At Lantern Festival

Model Houses Of Parliament Will Be Lit Up At Lantern Festival

With added virtual reality.
There's A Free Malaysian Food Festival In Trafalgar Square This Weekend

There's A Free Malaysian Food Festival In Trafalgar Square This Weekend

Get stuck in.
Our pick of events at the London Podcast Festival

Our pick of events at the London Podcast Festival

Too much to choose from? These are our picks.
Bankside's bonkers Merge Festival is back

Bankside's bonkers Merge Festival is back

New Bankside art installation will make your eyeballs vibrate
Arrghhh! London's Month of the Dead returns this October

Arrghhh! London's Month of the Dead returns this October

Halloween in London lasts a whole month...
See Daniel Radcliffe And Ben Wheatley At Exclusive Film Event

See Daniel Radcliffe And Ben Wheatley At Exclusive Film Event

Featuring a Ghostbusters screening, where you get slimed (really).
Book Tickets For Alexandra Palace's Bonfire Night Fireworks Extravaganza Now

Book Tickets For Alexandra Palace's Bonfire Night Fireworks Extravaganza Now

Plus, there's a beer festival running at the same time
Oktoberfest Parties in London 2016

Oktoberfest Parties in London 2016

We want a pint of Hugh Hefnerweisse.
We've got discounted tickets for #FutureFest2016 @FutureFest

We've got discounted tickets for #FutureFest2016 @FutureFest

Explore the technologies of tomorrow at FutureFest
Don't Miss This London Fashion Weekend Ticket Offer

Don't Miss This London Fashion Weekend Ticket Offer

Save on the ticket price for this fashion extravaganza.
Your Photos: London's Burning

Your Photos: London's Burning

London commemorates 350 years since the Great Fire
Free Brazilian Festival Comes To Trafalgar Square

Free Brazilian Festival Comes To Trafalgar Square

Weekend plans sorted
In Photos: Notting Hill Carnival 2016

In Photos: Notting Hill Carnival 2016

All the colours of Carnival.
Our Quiz On A Boat Is Back

Our Quiz On A Boat Is Back

How much do you know about the Thames? Come to our floating quiz.
In photos: Friendsfest arrives in Haggerston Park

In photos: Friendsfest arrives in Haggerston Park

Hang out in Monica's apartment
Harry Potter, Psycho, ET and more with a live orchestra

Harry Potter, Psycho, ET and more with a live orchestra

A must-see for film-score fans
Everything You Need To Know About London's Burning And Great Fire 350

Everything You Need To Know About London's Burning And Great Fire 350

London's Burning is from the same people behind Lumiere Festival
Get Into The Notting Hill Carnival Mood With These Fun Events

Get Into The Notting Hill Carnival Mood With These Fun Events

Jamaican dancing, face painting, tribal drumming.
Book now for Open House London -- tours of restricted buildings:

Book now for Open House London -- tours of restricted buildings:

Enter ballots and reserve places.
120m Artwork To Be Set Alight In The Thames

120m Artwork To Be Set Alight In The Thames

Commemorative festival coming to the Square Mile.
Must-Read Guide To The Notting Hill Carnival 2016

Must-Read Guide To The Notting Hill Carnival 2016

Yup, it's still free.
Tickets for the Great British Beer Festival are on sale. Hop(s) to it

Tickets for the Great British Beer Festival are on sale. Hop(s) to it

Mine's a pint of everything.
12 Things You Need To Know About The Proms

12 Things You Need To Know About The Proms

Heading to The Proms for the first time this year?
Free Festival Puts Street Performers In The Spotlight

Free Festival Puts Street Performers In The Spotlight

Circus, theatre and music acts perform in Trafalgar Square.
The Tall Ships Are Back For Totally Thames Festival 2016

The Tall Ships Are Back For Totally Thames Festival 2016

Month-long celebration of the river.
Inflatable Hockey Pitch To Close Regent Street

Inflatable Hockey Pitch To Close Regent Street

Shopping thoroughfare goes traffic free.
Celebrate Eid In Trafalgar Square This Weekend

Celebrate Eid In Trafalgar Square This Weekend

And it's free
Free Family Fun: Archikids Festival 2016

Free Family Fun: Archikids Festival 2016

Lots of free family-friendly fun
Seen This Terrifying Border Control Garden?

Seen This Terrifying Border Control Garden?

Flower shows just got political
Touch a piece of Mars and watch a galaxy unfold in VR

Touch a piece of Mars and watch a galaxy unfold in VR

Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition is back
Behind The Scenes Look At Free Festival

Behind The Scenes Look At Free Festival

Flower roundels.
Have A Drink In Friends' Cafe Central Perk

Have A Drink In Friends' Cafe Central Perk

There's even Smelly Cat karaoke
How To Be A Big Kid In London

How To Be A Big Kid In London

It's playtime!
Where To Watch Fireworks In London: Bonfire Night 2014

Where To Watch Fireworks In London: Bonfire Night 2014

Whizzbangs by borough.
Day Of The Dead 2014: Sugar Skulls, Stories, Silent Disco And Sci Fi

Day Of The Dead 2014: Sugar Skulls, Stories, Silent Disco And Sci Fi

London's best Mexican-inspired events.
Things To Do In London: Halloween 2014

Things To Do In London: Halloween 2014

A scary amount of events.
Things To Do On New Year's Eve & New Year's Day

Things To Do On New Year's Eve & New Year's Day

London says hello 2014!
Things To Do In London Over Twixtmas: 26-30 December 2013

Things To Do In London Over Twixtmas: 26-30 December 2013

That bit between Christmas and New Year.
London Celebrates Day Of The Dead 2013

London Celebrates Day Of The Dead 2013

Parties, supper clubs and screenings around the capital.
Where To Watch Fireworks In London: Bonfire Night 2013

Where To Watch Fireworks In London: Bonfire Night 2013

Whizzbangs by borough.
YouTubers, Loony Tunes and Frozen: London's Big Family Festival

YouTubers, Loony Tunes and Frozen: London's Big Family Festival

See Youtube stars and CBBC favourites.
Londonist Out Loud: A Podcast For London, 13 January 2011

Londonist Out Loud: A Podcast For London, 13 January 2011

YARNfest is five-day celebration of storytelling, coming soon to film, theatre, literature and music venues across London.
Petition To Revive Rise Festival

Petition To Revive Rise Festival

The Book Grocer

The Book Grocer

Win Tickets to Hox To Dot

Win Tickets to Hox To Dot

Elsewhere in the Ist-a-verse

Elsewhere in the Ist-a-verse

Music Choice: Monday 20th August - Friday 24th

Music Choice: Monday 20th August - Friday 24th

Londonist Stays In

Londonist Stays In

London Lit Plus: The Last Day

London Lit Plus: The Last Day

Notes From The City

Notes From The City

Feel The Grass Between Your Toes

Feel The Grass Between Your Toes

Music: Ticket Alerts For Friday 1st June

Music: Ticket Alerts For Friday 1st June

Melting Down Again

Melting Down Again

China In London

China In London

Culture Crawl

Culture Crawl

The Times BFI 50th London Film Festival

The Times BFI 50th London Film Festival

Culture Crawl

Culture Crawl

Bank Holiday Music : Metro and TDK Weekenders

Bank Holiday Music : Metro and TDK Weekenders

Interview: Mimbre

Interview: Mimbre

Culture Crawl

Culture Crawl

Music in the Sunshine

Music in the Sunshine

Comfy Seats And Surround Sound, This Ain't No Festival

Comfy Seats And Surround Sound, This Ain't No Festival

Vaisakhi On the Square

Vaisakhi On the Square

Reading Announced

Reading Announced

The Londonist Literary List

The Londonist Literary List

Hellbent for Film: The 49th London Film Festival

Hellbent for Film: The 49th London Film Festival

Booking Ahead

Booking Ahead

Raindance Preview

Raindance Preview