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Make the most of the capital with our guides and round-ups focused on going out in London. From clubbing and comedy, to dining out, drinking and gigging, we’ve got something to suit every occasion.
Widely known for its nightlife scene, London has some of the world’s best bars, clubs and music venues. We tell you which are hot and which are not. We tell you where to dine, where to drink and where to dance. But it’s not all after-dark; our going out section covers art, culture, theatre, London activities, date night, pop-ups and more.

Whether you need inspiration for a hen-do, a 30th birthday or a Saturday night with mates, you’ll find everything you need right here. We’ve also jam-packed the section with fun activities, cultural reviews and content on capital’s best pop-ups. Get booking and you’ll never have a boring weekend.

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Our Top Picks For A Girls’ Night Out in London

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The London Agenda: This Month’s Best Cultural Events

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5 Pop-Up Cocktail Bars to Have on Your Radar

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Theatre Review: The Welkin

Absolutely London reviews The Welkin, a new play by Lucy Kirkwood at The National's Lyttleton Theatre By Pendle Harte Despite its setting in mid-18th century rural Suffolk, The Welkin feels contemporary in many ways. Issues of...
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5 Unmissable London Events to Book Now

From a James Bond themed exhibition to Kew Garden's annual orchid festival, here are five London events happening in February and March to book now By Pearl Boyd 5 London Events to Book Now Women of the World...
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6 London Theatre Shows To See In January

Looking for some January entertainment? Here are 5 London theatre shows to see this month, from a historical play to a circus extravaganza.
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Expired: Give the gift of dance this Christmas at the Karen Hardy Dance Studio

Give friends and family an unforgettable Christmas present with discounted gift experiences at the Karen Hardy dance studio
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The Best Christmas Activities In London

From a Christmas baking workshop to a festive afternoon tea, here are the best Christmas activities to do in London this year
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The Best Winter Rooftop Bars in London

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Where to See the Best of London’s Christmas Lights

It's soon time for London's gloomy streets to become illuminated with dazzling festive displays... Here's where to see the best of London's Christmas lights

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5 Places to Explore London Culture Online

From digital exhibitions to live streams, here's where to get your fix of London culture online  By Zoë Delmer-Best With museums, galleries and theatres closed due to...