Plus, snap up tickets for the Andy Warhol exhibit at the newly reopened Tate Modern and find out which London restaurants won’t be returning |
Time Out No. #5 | Tue 25 August 2020 | Issue No. #2595
Get set for Carnival
For the first time in more than half a century, Notting Hill Carnival won’t be happening over the August bank holiday. Except that it will. This coming weekend, you can catch three days of virtual Carnival action, streamed across four channels, including live DJ sets from King Tubby’s and Rampage soundsystem, plus tons of stuff around Carnival culture and Black history. Crack open a Red Stripe at 10am and get one of your housemates to charge you a quid every time you use the toilet – it’ll be like you’re there.
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Time for your 15 minutes
Tate Modern has reopened and – with it – its tremendous Andy Warhol retrospective. Unlike some other blockbuster exhibitions which have emerged from lockdown only to sell out straight away (the V&A’s kimono show, for instance), there are still tickets for the Lord of Pop Art. Also, it’s great. All the Andy faves: Elvis, Brillo boxes, fatal car crashes and Liz Taylor’s giant face. As the platinum icing on the cake, there’s even a display case of his silvery wigs.
The best of the rest:
Out you go! It’s the last week (officially) of Eat Out to Help Out, but don’t get stressed out, check out Time Out’s list of out-there places to get out to and get out to them. Over and out.

Plants for days The other week, the Barbican Conservatory opened to the public and was a huge hit (though it was terrifyingly hot during the heatwave). It’s now extended its opening times, so you can visit seven days a week for some lush tropical vegetation and 1970s vibes.

Secret gig Join the Campfire Club on Wednesday evening for a live stream of an acoustic show from Nick Hart and Ewan McLennan in the extraordinary surroundings of one of London’s most secretive and fascinating houses, the riverside Master Shipwright’s Palace in Deptford.

Check out our full list of the best events, updated every day
London restaurants that have closed
London’s fantastic dining scene is gradually coming back to life in various oddball ways, but inevitably some places have not been able to survive. We pay tribute to some of the great, landmark and newsworthy places that Time Out has written about over the years that have sadly announced they won’t be reopening post-lockdown, including The Ledbury, Tramshed and The Cereal Killer Café.
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