London Culture Guide 2019 — winter edition

Posh pub games, postwar café culture and how to do art in Zone 5 — plus a guide to what’s on this winter

Old-style games with a modern twist are hitting the bullseye with a new generation

Aspiration not gentrification lies behind attempts to engage with the arts in this much-mocked part of east London

For years it was a home from home for refugees from Nazi Germany, now a new show brings it back to life

How issues of race, representation, gender and power cross the Atlantic

From Steve McQueen’s schools project to candlelit concerts, an at-a-glance guide to events and evenings out

Forget Bloomsbury and Hampstead – today’s writers find their inspiration in Tooting, Clapham and Greenwich

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Where to follow the capital’s lost waterways this summer

When the sun arrives, all of east London seems to gravitate to this vibrant spot

Critics of London’s first ‘Borough of Culture’ argue money is better spent on tackling violence. Does it have to be one or the other?

An at-a-glance guide to summer in the city

Many are drawn to the city for its rich and varied scene but some residents and artists can no longer afford to participate

Londoners looking for an antidote to screen enslavement and urban isolation are increasingly going back to class

How did a young Londoner thrown out of school end up writing a book with Britain’s biggest rap star?

London’s finest have an international feel, making for ideal eating, drinking and present-shopping opportunities

For a working-class girl, swinging sixties London made culture accessible for the first time

In summer the capital’s green scene truly comes alive. Here are some favourites

The Kinks’ Ray Davies, comedian Lolly Adefope and writer Olivia Sudjic on how the city shaped them

From wetsuited triathletes to tattooed teens, outdoor swimming pools are the perfect Petri dish for observing the city’s tribes

This summer experimental and established groups are innovating with pop-up programmes and unusual venues

Why venues like Rowans Tenpin Bowl are cultural gems too

The capital has a fine selection for lovers of the sparkling fruity stuff

Many of the city’s grassroots venues have closed. Can the decline be halted?

‘The debate is like a brawl between London and the rest of the country’

Culture has transformed Peckham. Can it also counter the effects of gentrification?

Dogs welcome: the places to go with your pet

The pick of London’s restaurant counters

Life-long Londoners pick what they love most about their city