Plus, these ace restaurants are extending Eat Out to Help Out into September |
Time Out No. #6 | Thu 27 August 2020 | Issue No. #2595
This is not a drill: free beer is coming
Did you spend your 2020 birthday shut indoors, sadly cheersing yourself in front of a webcam? We feel you, pal. The curse of Lockdown Birthday affected us too. On the upside, those heroes at Fourpure are offering free pints to you and anyone else unlucky enough to be born between March 14 and September 1. Get yourself down to their mahoosive taproom on Bermondsey Beer Mile (it reopens this Saturday) and bring some kind of proof showing your date of birth.
Fingers on buzzers
Old London Bridge’s foundations were allegedly made from which material?
More from our delightful website
The best rooftop bars in Shoreditch
The top London restaurants doing home delivery
100 best thriller films of all time
9 UK destinations that look nothing like the UK
Stuff for you to do this week
Party starters
London’s biggest party is becoming London’s biggest online party. Grab a Red Stripe, crank your speakers and tune in for three days of virtual Carnival vibes, streamed across four channels. There’ll be personal memories from the street party’s pioneers, live-streamed DJ sets from King Tubby’s and Rampage, and steel-pan band performances. Plus, Spotify has a whole microsite dedicated to the weekend, so you’ll never be stuck for a Carnival playlist.
The best of the rest:
You, outside, now! London’s biggest celebration of outdoor theatre is filling Greenwich with colourful performances for 16 days from Friday. Look out for circus acts, dance performances and large-scale installations from Bernadine Evaristo, Luke Jerram and many others.

Out and proud South London DJs Harry Gay, Wacha and Passer are streaming another LGBTQ+ party live from their living room to yours on Friday night.

Stay up Make the most of our last long summer evenings at this alfresco bash. The roads around The Oval in Hackney will be closed on Friday and Saturday night to make way for street-food trucks, craft stalls, bars and DJs.

Check out our full list of the best events, updated every day
Keep eating out to help out
Slap. That sound you can hear? It’s people all across the city slapping their foreheads in disbelief as they look at their bill at the end of dinner. That discount goes a long way doesn’t it? We, the city of London, have fallen in love with slightly cheaper restaurant food. The good news is, a bunch of Time Out-approved places have decided to keep the scheme going into September. 2020: maybe not so bad after all.
Feeling crafty?
Of course you are. And tomorrow at 6pm, you can get involved in a Mexican paper-flower decoration workshop as part of our (final!) Fajita Friday Fiesta with Old El Paso. Tune in on our Facebook page and join Joanna from Crafty Party Box. Just think: you and the family, sitting down to a delicious Mexican feast with a colourful floral centrepiece you’ve all made together. Magic! Click below for a list of materials you’ll need to craft along.
London news that you can use
The gladdest rags
Carnival extra! Read about the most OTT costume in the history of the event
More cheese, please
There’s an all-you-can-eat deal at London’s cheese conveyor belt. Oh yes!
Masked balls
London’s struggling nightclubs have put forward a plan that could allow them
to reopen
Big-screen beauty
Francis Lee’s must-watch new one, ‘Ammonite’, is closing the BFI London Film Festival
Feelgood links to ease the pain
Coppers! Fascinating photos of British police in the 1980s

Some incredibly accomplished card-throwing right here

Ever wondered how to say ‘TikTok’ in sign language? This is the Insta account
for you

Adding Bill Murray’s face to old paintings is always funny
Insects taking off in super, super slow motion.
Fb Tw Is