Plus, our tribute to Time Out founder Tony Elliott
Time Out #2 | Monday 24 August 2020 | Issue #2593
We tried all the DIY meal kits and some of them were really good
Lockdown had some unexpected benefits. You saved money on travel, did a bit more exercise than you anticipated and finally, finally started reading ‘Ulysses’ (the fact you didn’t keep reading it is beside the point). Another good thing? The proliferation of DIY meal kits, where top restaurants send you all the ingredients to make their dishes and you get to feel like a Real Chef by assembling and cooking it yourself. We tried pretty much all of them so you don’t have to. You’re welcome.
Fingers on buzzers
Which brass body part is affixed to the wall of Admiralty Arch at the top of The Mall?
Stuff for you to do this week
Back with a bang
The Imperial War Museum is reopening with a poignant installation from legendary Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei. Filling the museum’s bombastic atrium with life-sized diagrams of explosive devices – from WWI hand grenades to nuclear missiles – ‘History of Bombs’ is eerie, but weirdly beautiful. Pre-book your free entry ticket online.
The best of the rest:
Dance dot com: London’s enduring daytime clubbing duo Secretsundaze (aka Giles Smith and James Priestley) will be filling your ears with six hours of beats live-streamed from Oval Space at 2pm on Friday. The whole thing is raising money for their crowdfunder to help the record label survive the Covid crisis.

Saddle up: Bicycles are usually banned at Kew, but for today only visitors can BYOBike and spend a balmy evening cruising around the botanic gardens. The action starts at 5.30pm, and adult tickets are £20.

Save stand-up: Help the UK’s endangered comedy scene by tuning into this fundraiser streamed live from The Clapham Grand on Sunday at 6.45pm. Pub Landlord Al Murray, Jayde Adams, Dane Baptiste and Don Biswas are among those providing the lols. Streaming tickets are free, or pay £9.99 for a seat on the ‘Zoom front row’.

Check out our full list of the day’s best events, updated every day.
Our tribute to Tony
Our founder, Tony Elliott, passed away on July 17. The man had a truly enormous impact on London, touching the lives of zillions of people over the course of five decades. Not only would Time Out not exist without him (obviously), it’s safe to say London itself would look, sound and feel very different had Tony not done his thing. We asked dozens of people who knew him for their reminiscences and tributes.
More from our delightful website
Little gigs
We went to investigate a new type of (very intimate) concert
German jams
Berlin plans to turn its parks into open-air clubs. Fantastisch!
‘Over’ drive-in cinemas? Prepare thyself for London’s first cycle-in cinema
Noodles now
Bone Daddies’ Eat Out to Help Out offering is definitely worth a look
Time Out asks
How’s London looking in the sun?
‘Primrose Hill picnics in the sun every time!’
‘Sunset over Canada Water’
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Feelgood links to ease the pain
Excellent compilation of truly game-changing cinematography

Luxury bread making from Japan

We’re kind of obsessed with the idea of a Miles Davis chilli recipe

Probably the coolest descent of a staircase we’ve ever seen
This map shows you live lightning strikes in the UK 
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