Plus, constantly hitting the snooze button on your alarm? We ask the pros how to rise and shine |
Time Out No. #12 | Thu 17 September 2020 | Issue No. #2596
How the last six months changed London dating
We could explain in clear, informative prose, exactly what this article consists of. About how it covers all the ups and downs of trying to find romance during a pandemic in London. Or we could just tell you it contains the sentence ‘We ended up having sex in the rare bird enclosure’. Sometimes less is more.
Fingers on buzzers
Which eighteenth-century naturalist (after whom lots of streets are named) provided the British Museum’s original collection of exhibits?
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Top ten art exhibitions in London
Nine villages near London that time forgot
London’s best Sunday lunches
Stuff for you to do this weekend
Snoop around some fancy digs
Open House – the annual festival of architecture that lets you mosey around buildings usually closed to the public – is a little different in 2020. While some buildings are open to the great unwashed, most of it (as you’d expect) has gone online. Check out what’s on offer (the tour of Her Majesty’s Treasury caught our eye).
The best of the rest:
Painted ladies This weekend is your last chance to check out the Aubrey Beardsley exhibition . Prepare to have your preconceptions about the Victorians destroyed.

Digi-boot It’s an art fair. It’s a car-boot sale. It’s all online. Fill up on surprisingly affordable stuff this Sunday, courtesy of Gavin Turk and pals.

Food and that If you’re in the area, we strongly suggest you check out the now-weekly Herne Hill Market on Sunday.

Check out our full list of the best events, updated every day
Stay woke
Getting up, rising and shining, seizing the day. Waking early and resisting the urge to go immediately back to sleep is hard. You ever look at a London baker, or a morning DJ, and think ‘How the hell do you do it?” We did! So we asked a bunch of them how they get out of bed in the wee small hours.
London news that you can use
‘Rocks’ reviewed
Still in two minds about seeing ‘Rocks’? Read our five-star review
Hackney love
Comedian Sophie Duker on the east London street that changed her life
Brixton’s best
The best bits of the south London neighbourhood, as chosen by locals
Game on!
London’s getting a dedicated one of them new-fangled table-football bars. Goalatzio!
Feelgood links to ease the pain
You can now book tickets for next weekend’s London Podcast Festival

Great photos of kids playing in Belfast in the late 1980s

Please find us a barber who cares as much about our hair as this guy

A charming short film about a bloke who lives in an abandoned school in the mountains of Japan

Planning an NY trip? Check out this handy map for the best stuff to eat, drink and do
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