Plus, theatre returns at a social distance and the new restaurant in Peckham that almost never was |
Time Out No. #7 | Tue 1 September 2020 | Issue No. #2595
On your marks, get set, AUTUMN
Let us never talk of the summer of 2020 again. We’re writing that one off. A non-starter. As far as we’re concerned, this year begins at the start of September (aka today). Fortunately, this is shaping up to be a tremendous month for Londoners. We’ve got some big art. We’ve got a load of rooftop bars. We’ve got a design festival. We’ve got a brand new flower market! Peruse our list of this month’s best bits, and get some dates in that diary.
Fingers on buzzers
Which eighteenth-century London poet and artist was an early advocate of nudism?
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Stuff for you to do this week
Theatre, but not where you expect it
Get your theatre kicks at a friendly social distance as Greenwich and Docklands International Festival returns to the city. This week’s highlights? An illuminated 3D planet Earth, which you’ll find hanging in the already pretty extraordinary setting of the Painted Hall. A whole load of outdoor dance performances – from a Bauhaus-inspired ballet to a celebration of African style. Plus an installation exploring the beauty of clouds. Go get cultured!
The best of the rest:
Down by the river Today marks the return of the Totally Thames festival, a month-long celebration of that big old river in the middle of town. Expect archaeology walks, moonlit walks, history walks... just lots of walks, okay.

Baby talk Iconic queer venue The Glory is back serving up very fun things to do at a safe social distance, including an X-rated pub quiz (tonight!) hosted by drag princess Baby Lame.

Check out our full list of the best events, updated every day
South London’s best new restaurant almost didn’t exist
We went along to sample the vibe at Larry’s, a new Peckham diner that somehow weathered the storm of lockdown. We’re talking schnitzel, we’re talking pappardelle, we’re talking off-menu cocktails. No one south of the river should sleep on this place. In fact, no one should. Don’t let a crummy river get between you and perfect
potato latkes.
Shop Small.
Running a small business is tricky at the best of times – and that’s before you throw a lockdown into the mix. So, it’s pretty darn impressive that folks like Bardan (left) – who runs The Village Green Grocers in Charlton – has managed to keep his shop thriving. We’ve teamed up with American Express to celebrate independent businesses like Bardan’s. Click below for more great shops, and discover how to save when you spend, thanks to Shop Small by American Express.
London news you can use
On the scale
Look at that, it’s weigh-in day at London Zoo. Fine if ‘cute’ is your thing
Hype dishes
Find out what goes into the city’s most talked-about mouthfuls
The wire man
We get to know the sculptor whose work is synonymous with Notting Hill Carnival
Fresh-air films
Our newly updated list of London’s best outdoor cinemas
‘I’ve spent a lot of time on Instagram pretending I have a
golden retriever’
Overheard something weird or wonderful? Tweet us and you might see it here next week!
Feelgood links to ease the pain
A rare video of London life from more than a century ago

A great YouTube channel focusing on Pakistani street food

Watch fascinating lectures, on a range of subjects, from Gresham College

Jumping off a train into a river. Always a laugh
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