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Design & Style

Why Bloomsbury is so tricky to locate

Matthew Ingleby on the historic enclave untethered to the name of any tube station

Culture

Peccadillo Sofa Club: celebrate Pride Month with Before Stonewall + live Q&A

The perfect way to mark the start of a very different lockdown Pride Month

Culture

Rupert Everett in new queer comedy Rush to be screened online

Don’t miss the streaming of the play originally scheduled to run at Trafaglar Studios 2

The exterior of Housmans bookshop
History

Housmans: the story of a ghostbuster and a radical bookshop

Caledonian Road’s pioneering bookstore owes its existence to an exorcist, says Andrew Whitehead

LGBT

Pet Shop Boys: Being Boring at 30 – and 14 more underrated classics

It’s three decades since Behaviour and its flagship single were released. Stephen Emms salutes 15 lesser known anthems

Design & Style

A beginner’s guide to….Shoe The Bear

A new series profiling online brands to explore during the lockdown. First off, superior Danish footwear

Culture

King’s Cross live venue Lafayette now open at Goods Way

It’s three-in-one fun: come for the streetfood and speakeasies – and stay for a gig

Art

Crazy golf in Coal Drops Yard ‘will celebrate Bagleys and The Cross’

This rather sedate new ‘club’ – or is it an art installation? – is open for six weeks only

Film & Theatre

Happily Ever Poofter, King’s Head Theatre: ‘hilarious and moving’ – review

Kicking off LGBT History Month, this clever gay love story re-imagines Disney classics

Art

What’s the ArcelorMittal Orbit’s twisty tunnel slide really like?

It’s not for the faint-hearted: whizz around Anish Kapoor’s famous Stratford sculpture at speeds of 15mph