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Whoever said cinematic escapism was an indoor activity? Make the most of the open air this summer with our pick of the best outdoor film screenings in London
In this series of portraits — which includes a number of new paintings of the artist’s mother Darryll — Chantal Joffe tackles issues of aging, motherhood and invisibility
Sadler's Wells' Breakin' Convention, its international festival of all things hip-hop, returns for the 18th year with two programmes of live acts and a series of films
The composer Johann Sebastian Bach and his numerous family come under Nina Raine's microscope in the new play Bach & Sons at the Bridge Theatre
Emma Rice returns to the Old Vic with an adaptation of 1987 movie Bagdad Cafe. Sandra Marvin, Patrycja Kujawska and Le Gateau Chocolat star
Camden Live hosts a trio of in-person gigs at beloved music venues St Pancras Old Church and the Dublin Castle
Old Vic welcomes back studio audiences for the first time in 16 months with Harold Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter, directed by Jeremy Herrin, starring David Thewlis and Daniel Mays
J’Ouvert, the race-charged debut play by James Tait Black Award-winner Yasmin Joseph, opens as part of the Harold Pinter Theatre’s Reemerge series
Dodgems, DJ sets and devilishly good street food: Dodge at Somerset House is a colourful mini festival in the heart of the city
From authors discussing their latest works to artists on their practice and actors reflecting on life in the spotlight, here are the talks you won't want to miss
Escape the crush of London’s reawakening and indulge in natural charms at these gorgeous properties, still available for the late May bank holiday
Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, the love story to end all love stories, airs at Regents Park's Open Air Theatre in June
The final programme of the Royal Ballet's Spring/Summer season, Beauty Mixed Bill has a gala format with something for everyone. Tickets go on general sale on Friday 7 May
Find a host of London's best restaurants gathered together in pop-up form in Regent's Park for Taste of London
Sir Ian McKellen, on turning 82, will play Hamlet in a new age-blind production at Theatre Royal Windsor. He'll also play Firs in an adaptation of The Cherry Orchard
Verdi, Mozart, Rossini and Janacek welcome back live audiences for the summer festival – and the gardens should be lovelier than ever
Michael Ball reprises his role as Edna Turnblad in an all-new West End production of Hairspray
London Grammar, Jorja Smith, Jamie XX, Foals and Bombay Bicycle to headline All Points East 2021, with Field Day festival sandwiched in between on Sunday
Wilderness Festival returns with a unique blend of hippy, happy and dance-mad vibes, all in the idyllic setting of an Oxfordshire summer
The 2021 Summer Season at Shakespeare’s Globe includes a revival of the theatre’s hit 2019 production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Sean Holmes
Parisian restaurant Frenchie brings Continental flavours to Covent Garden
Stylish interiors, hot tubs and country walks: six stunning holiday homes with April availability
Crammed full of glorious and memorable songs and spectacular dance routines, the musical Anything Goes is set to open at the Barbican this summer
The Whitechapel Gallery is staging the largest exhibition of Eileen Agar’s work to date
Back to the Future: the Musical brings to the West End stage all the excitement of the hit 80s movie… and then some
For the centrepiece of the London Design Biennale 2021, artistic director Es Devlin has commissioned a forest of 400 trees for the courtyard of Somerset House
Junior doctor-turned-writer and comedian Adam Kay returns to the West End with This is Going to Hurt
Teen drag queen musical Everybody's Talking About Jamie is a young, fun and fresh celebration of being a little bit different
Country walks, log fires and crystal-clear waters can all be enjoyed from these gorgeous lodgings. Here are 13 picture-perfect UK minibreaks to book this year
The Russian secret service officer poisoned in his adopted home of London is at the heart of a new opera inspired by his career, marriage and assassination
Magical theatre adaptation of Man Booker-winning novel Life of Pi hits West End stage, after five-star reviews of sell-out Sheffield production
From the virtual rave in aid of a good cause to gourmet bundles to devour at home, here's how to spend a tamer-than-usual New Year's Eve in