London's Cultural Guide



MUST DO: Bottomless booze, free street party – and unconsciousness

Drink endless cocktails on Sundays at Big Chill House. Plus the Cally Festival – and other ways to alter your perception this weekend


Cerys Matthews: ‘It’s the best job in the world’

The musician and radio presenter on her BBC 6 show, her upcoming festival, and why she’s hosting next weekend’s Poetry & Lyrics event in King’s Cross


MUST DO: Aston Martins, all-day parties & gin

Four very different ways to keep yourself amused in and around King’s Cross this week


Pet Shop Boys: Top 5 locations in Camden

Where was It’s a Sin recorded? Which late night haunt did the Boys frequent in the 1980s? What was King’s Cross actually about?

Health & Fitness

Why are all these DJs teaching yoga?

We speak to the selectors swapping hands in the air for hands to prayer


The rise of Tileyard Studios

How a faded industrial estate became an unlikely home to London’s hottest music community


Does UK nightlife belong in museum?

Pioneering after hours club Trade celebrates 25 years with a final 19-hour birthday bender this weekend, alongside an unlikely – but very welcome – exhibition, at Islington Museum


MUST DO: Courtyard Festival, King’s Cross

Green Man founder Fiona Stewart on their new four-day beer fest in Lewis Cubitt Square. And entry costs zilch


It’s not just the clubs: Notting Hill Carnival soundsystems silenced

Legendary Sancho Panza crew announce reluctant retirement; Norman Jay’s Good Times remains side-lined. What is happening to London’s biggest cultural event?


Top 5: music venues by Keston Cobblers Club

Where can you go any night of the week and have a “totally excellent evening”? The five-piece reveal their favourite north London spots