BEST Events In London
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Zanele MuholiTate Britain
London, SW1P 4RG
Born in South Africa, Muholi came to prominence in the early 2000s with photographs that sought to envision black lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and intersex lives beyond deviance or victimhood.
Muholi’s work challenges hetero-patriarchal ideologies and representations, presenting the participants in their photographs as confident and beautiful individuals bravely existing in the face of prejudice, intolerance and, frequently, violence.
While Muholi’s intimate photographs of others launched their international career, their intense self-portraits solidified it. This exhibition will present the full breadth of Muholi’s photographic and activist practice.
Heather PhillipsonTate Britain
London, SW1P 4RG
Every year Tate Britain invites an artist to create an exciting new commission for the grand spaces of the Duveen Galleries at the heart of the building. In 2020 the commission will be by British artist Heather Phillipson.
Previous artists have included Mark Wallinger, Martin Creed, Fiona Banner, Simon Starling, Phyllida Barlow, Pablo Bronstein, Cerith Wyn Evans, Anthea Hamilton and Mike Nelson.
Liverpool BiennialTate Britain
London, SW1P 4RG
Visit free exhibitions and events taking place across Liverpool's public spaces, galleries, museums and online from 11 July to 25 October 2020.
Liverpool Biennial is renowned for commissioning leading international artists to make and present work in the context of Liverpool.
The EY Exhibition The Making of RodinTate Modern
London, SE1 9TG
This major exhibition will present Auguste Rodin as a radical artist who rebelled against sculptural traditions and invented new ways of making sculpture.
This exhibition will offer a unique insight into Rodin’s processes, highlighting the crucial role of plaster in his work. Visitors will be able to meander through the exhibition, which will evoke the informal atmosphere of the studio, discovering lesser-known pieces and new aspects of Rodin’s masterpieces.
The realisation of this landmark exhibition is possible due to a unique collaboration with the Musée Rodin, who have offered Tate unprecedented access to their collection. It features over 150 works, many of which have not been seen outside of France before.
Although Rodin is best known for his bronze and marble sculptures, his genius was as a modeller, who captured movement, emotion, light and volume in pliable materials such as clay and plaster. A stockpile of plaster body parts allowed him to experiment with fragmentation, assemblage and repetition, exploring infinite groupings and poses. Unlike his predecessors, his finished works include traces of their creation, challenging conventional conceptions of beauty.
Wandsworth Bridge Road
London, sw6 2ty
Welcome to Neverland's Winterland! Escape to a magical Alpine paradise! Enjoy hot mulled wine around our fire pit or sip a glass of Prosecco whilst gazing at the stars. Groove to our DJ tunes on your sofa in our Austrian Alpine Lodge
The Big London BakeThe Castle Tooting
38, Tooting High Street
London, SW17 0RG
Challenge your friends at London's multi award winning bake off! All the ingredients are good to go, a top baker at your side, an irresistible monthly baking theme, an unforgettable experience and one winner. It’s time to unleash your competitive cooking streak.
The Murdér ExpressPedley Street Station
Arch 63, Pedley Street
Let us take you back to the early 20th century, when travelling by train for pleasure was still in its infancy.
Alcotraz: Cell Block Two One TwoAlcotraz Penitentiary
Shoreditch, 212, Brick Lane
London, E1 6SA
Hidden behind unassuming shutters lies Alcotraz, a secret prison staffed with guards to help you successfully smuggle liquor past the Warden and get it into the hands of the longest-serving inmates.
Following the recent outbreak, The Warden has re-developed the prison to ensure maximum security for inmates and staff. Grab your gang, sit in your own private cell and safely enjoy one of London's most unique cocktail experiences.
Inspired by Hollywood Movies and TV that have brought to life America's most infamous prison, Alcotraz is London's first immersive theatrical cocktail bar. From the orange jumpsuits upon entrance, to the real metallic cells, Alcotraz becomes the perfect backdrop to enjoy a drink within an epic yet intimate environment. When convicted to Alcotraz, inmates are taken into an exciting world of mischief as they are instructed by notorious bootlegger Clyde Cassidy to smuggle-in liquor to be used to make delicious, bespoke cocktails.
You won’t find a set menu of drinks here…after all, it is prison! The working inmates of Block Two One Two will be serving unique, personalised cocktails behind bars using the liquor that visiting convicts will have smuggled in and your personal tastes. As new inmates you can expect to see your illegally smuggled liquor combined with liqueurs, bitters and homemade syrups to make bespoke, contemporary and classic cocktails perfect for your time behind bars.
Be as creative as you can with your attempts to smuggle-in liquor. Alternatively, Cassidy has got the Guards on your side who have their own system for hiding contraband. Just make sure the Warden doesn’t catch you.
The Bletchley: Decode yourself into cocktailsChelsea Funhouse
459, King's Road
London, SW10 0LR
A cocktail bar like no other, inspired by Alan Turing and his team of cryptographers, who successfully broke the Nazis Enigma code during World War Two at Bletchley Park and, it's estimated, shortened the war by two to four years. Enter an immersive world of code-breaking and cocktails where the traditional walls of an escape room are broken down. Use WW2 Enigma machines and protocols and Sherlock's deduction principals to help our mixologists create personalised cocktails for you. The Bletchley is located in the basement of Chelsea Funhouse, where you can also find our Chelsea Black bar upstairs - perfect for a post-mission espresso martini. Try it, agents.
The Magic HourSheraton Park Lane Hotel
London, W1J 7BX
We would like to reassure everyone that shows are open, and fully complaint with government guidelines.
Magic & Mind-Reading can be booked now, and The Magic Hour will re-open from Friday 23rd October. 2020. Seating is limited to 30 per show at this time, with a maximum of 6 persons per booking, so get tickets early to avoid disappointment. Groups will be socially distanced and must follow our COVID compliant policy. For any vouchers or bookings held prior to 19th March 2020, please contact us to arrange your booking. Bookings can be ammended up to 12 noon on the date of performance.
The Magic Hour is London's premier parlour magic show.
It was awarded the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame Award in 2019, Traveller's Choice Award 2020, and has been running every week for over 7 years to 5 star reviews and sell out audiences. Quite simply - it is an intimate immersive magic experience not to be missed.
Enter the wood panelled drawing room of London's luxurious Sheraton Grand Park Lane Hotel for this spellbinding show of magic and illusion in the style of the Victorian masters of deception. Join Tony Middleton 'Sonic', as seen on Penn & Teller: Fool Us, and journey back in time to discover secrets and stories from the Golden Age of Magic. Named in the top 10 things to do in London (TripAdvisor), and the No.1 Halloween show (Metro 2017), you will witness the impossible as objects vanish, time stops still, and spirits write messages from 'the other side'.
Shows run all year round on Friday nights, and tickets are released 2-3 months in advance.
Moonshine Saloon: Western Cocktail ExperienceMoonshine Saloon
London, EC3A 7DB
Be a part of the story by bringing your own liquor and joining the illicit moonshine smuggling gang of the Wild West!
Combining immersive theatre with a world-class cocktail experience, Moonshine Saloon transports all guests from the streets of London to the streets of the Wild West on the promise of making a fortune in an illicit moonshine smuggling operation at the top of its game.
A visit to Moonshine Saloon will see you become a part of the story as you bring your own liquor and become the beating heart of a covert liquor operation led by the self-styled King of the Moonshiners, and Wanted Man, Clyde Cassidy. With the Law previously coming close to catching Cassidy, the Saloon makes the perfect meet-point for new outlaws to join the gang and learn the art of smuggling and supplying illicit liquor during the Great American Frontier. Within the Saloon, outlaws can rub shoulders with the local's, try their luck at card or dice games or perhaps be trusted enough to receive a close-up inspection of Cassidy's notorious Moonshine Distillery.
Discretion from visitors is paramount so the local Tailor will ensure you look like the locals and don't attract any unwanted attention from the Sheriff or any other bandits passing through the Saloon. With the Sheriff having come close to catching Cassidy before, a tip-off about the true covert nature of the Saloon may just be the opportunity to find evidence to see Cassidy's empire crumble. Don't go wagging your tongue when the Sheriff starts asking questions or you may just blow the whole operation.
Throughout the experience, visitors are served bespoke, delicious cocktails that are expertly prepared by a team of world-class mixologists. As visiting bootleggers you can expect to see your illegally smuggled liquor combined with liqueurs, bitters, homemade syrups and garnishes to make bespoke, contemporary and classic cocktails.