Plus, where to pick pumpkins and the original Dishoom branch is reopening |
Time Out No. #18 | Thursday 8 October 2020 | Issue No. #2599
Oh hey, it’s the world’s coolest neighbourhoods
What makes a neighbourhood cool? A high flat-white-to-person ratio? Visible tote bags? Constant, ubiquitous jazz music? Or is it, in the light of The Bastard Virus, a sense of community, togetherness and local spirit? We think it’s the latter, and we have put in order what we at Time Out believe to be the 40 coolest neighbourhoods in the whole damn world. Did anywhere in London make the cut? Yes! Kind of.
Fingers on buzzers
Tyburn Tree was a famous execution site. What’s the area it stood on now
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Dance! Art! It’s time to get reacquainted
with culture
Remember exhibitions? Remember dancing? Head to the Barbican to get to know the work of maverick dancer and choreographer Michael Clark. This is the first major exhibition to explore his work through film, photography, paintings and sculptures, as well as his legendary collaborations with cult icons like Leigh Bowery, Sarah Lucas, The Fall and Wolfgang Tillmans.
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Home improvements If spending more time at home has left you feeling sick of the sight of your Ikea Billy bookcase, upgrade your flat with some bargains from Peckham Salvage Yard, open this Saturday and Sunday. Look out for twentieth-century furniture, rustic French homeware and reclaimed industrial fixtures.

Street eats New Things opening feel particularly cheering right now. It’s good news, then, that Broadway Market is trialling a new street-food market. Traders will be peddling their wares there for the next few weeks on Fridays between 2pm and 8pm.

Sweet treats Let’s face it: your enthusiasm for baking has probably worn off by now. Thankfully, some of London’s top chefs will be doing the hard work for you at London Bakers Against Racism, a virtual bake sale raising funds for The Black Curriculum. Get your orders in by 3pm on Saturday and they’ll be ready to pick up on Sunday.

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Eats out east
Mambo founder Abby Lee has given us a virtual tour of her favourite food spots in Hackney Downs. Turkish supermarkets, Japanese rolls and Israeli sandwiches. All the good stuff.
London news that you can use
Pumpkin pickin’
The best opportunities to fiddle with plump gourds in and around the London area
On the rails
London’s underground postal train, the Mail Rail, is opening back up
Mad art
In the market for ‘violent and totally absurd’ art? Step this way
New vibes
Everyone’s second favourite Dishoom (Covent Garden) is reopening
Time Out asks
Show us your best roast of the autumn
‘Roxie’s in Earlsfield. Beef was 👍’

‘Blacklock Shoreditch. Unfathomably exquisite!’
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Feelgood links to ease the pain
A nice collection of 1940s and ’60s photos of London in the snow

Avast! A swashbuckling selection of old-world piracy cases from the Old Bailey

South London market yields extremely cool diary/recipe book

The 100 sequences that changed the world of animation