London Culture Guide

From Stormzy’s literary vision to floating festive films, a round-up of what’s happening in the capital

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?

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

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

A round-up of the best events, from an exhibition of Brexit ‘hellscapes’ to Christian Marclay on time

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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

Above the city’s heat and noise, you can eat, drink, see some art, play pétanque or watch a World Cup match

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