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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.

Fashion Freak Show

What’s on in July: All the Best in Art & Culture

Absolutely's guide to what's on in July, here's all the best in art and culture London has to offer this month. FASHION FREAK SHOW Roundhouse Theatre Until 28 August An explosive combination of musical, theatre review and fashion...
Festa Portuguese Festival

What’s On This Weekend- FESTA, The Portuguese Food & Wine Festival

A Portuguese food and wine festival is coming to London for the very first time, courtesy of Bar Douro. If you can't make it to Portugal this summer, don’t worry, you’ll be able to...
Giffords Circus

Absolutely Meets Tweedy the Clown From Giffords Circus

All the world loves a clown, Absolutely meets Tweedy the Clown from Giffords Circus to discuss big top life.  Interview Pearl Boyd  How did you get to be a clown? Did you have any kind of formal...
What's on in June

What’s on in June: All the Best in Art & Culture

Absolutely's guide to what's on in June, here's all the best in art and culture London has to offer this month.   DOPAMINE LAND Fever Events Until July 3 The cardinal museum rule of “no touching” has been long...
Punchdrunk Theatre's The Burned City

Absolutely Reviews Punchdrunk Theatre’s ‘The Burnt City’

Absolutely reviews 'The Burnt City', a new immersive production by Punchdrunk Theatre that is a stylish, exciting and disorientating depiction of the fall of Troy. Words Pendle Harte A couple is dancing on a vast concrete...

Fashioning the Rose at the Garden Museum

'Wild & Cultivated- Fashioning the Rose', on now at the Garden Museum explores the use of roses in fashion from the Victorian era to today and celebrates British gardening.  Words Pearl Boyd The rose and...
Liam Young, Planet City

What’s on in May: All the Best in Art & Culture

Absolutely's guide to what's on in May, here's all the best in art and culture London has to offer this month. OUR TIME ON EARTH  Barbican Centre  5 May - 29 August  The Barbican’s newest group exhibition wants...
H E R O ( )

Strong Vision at Tate Modern

Strong vision - Admiring Lubaina Himid’s powerful and poetic work at Tate Modern Words Eve Herbert Over four decades, Lubaina Himid’s powerful and poetic work has made her an increasingly influential figure in contemporary art –...
Looking for new books to read

Here is our top reads for 2022

Looking for new books to read? Absolutely has a great recommendation for you from local author Aliya Ali-Afzal. Is it just us or does January seem to be the longest month ever? Those long, dark...
London's hottest happenings

London’s hottest happenings this month

Absolutely London has rounded up London's hottest happenings this month which includes Christmas at Kew, Festive Fayre & more. Event - Christmas at Kew Until 9 January 2002 at the Royal Botanic Gardens Enjoy annual after-dark festivities...

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Get Growing With a Hartley Botanic Greenhouse

A Hartley Botanic Greenhouse in the garden offers a whole new dimension to the garden and different gardeners use them in different ways. Greenhouses...