Going Out

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.

London's Food Markets

London’s Food Markets That Are A Must-Visit This Summer

London is a diverse city with numerous sights and activities, ranging from theatrical plays and nightlife like clubs and casinos to one-of-a-kind eating experiences. London is also a food lover's paradise, with a thriving...
My Fair Lady

Theatre Review: My Fair Lady

You might wonder whether My Fair Lady, with all its old-fashioned assumptions about class and gender, can be relevant in 2022. And it’s a good question, but maybe it misses the point of this...
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 AugustAn 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 LANDFever Events Until July 3The 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 HarteA 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...
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Strong Vision at Tate Modern

Strong vision - Admiring Lubaina Himid’s powerful and poetic work at Tate ModernWords Eve Herbert Over four decades, Lubaina Himid’s powerful and poetic work has made her an increasingly influential figure in contemporary art –...


Deborah Brett: an interview with the fashion journalist turned ceramicist

Absolutely London's Pendle Harte meets Deborah Brett to find out what made her change career for a new life in ceramics...
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