This is the kind of place that makes us wish we had four hands so we could give it four thumbs up. Set up at the bequeath of Sir Henry Wellcome, pharmaceutical entrepreneur, philanthropist and extremely wealthy man, this place carries on his good work by exploring the interconnections between science, art and life. Not only does it put on super interesting free exhibitions, it has a strange and spacious library (with over 750,000 books), a big cafe and shop area, scientific oddities at every turn and lecture halls which host fascinating discussions. Running through everything they do here is the desire to have us reflecting on what it means to be human - and it really works. The curation is top notch and there's definitely a big budget to splurge with shows that are always startlingly high-tech and impressive.
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The Last Tuesday Society
For a drink with a difference, head to The Last Tuesday Society in Hackney where the clientele are as motley mixed as the cocktails. Take a pew at the bar and indulge in a Shrunken Head (spiced rum, honey, mint, lime, apple juice, absinthe) or a Dr.Flamingo (tequila, Aperol, peach liquor, lemon, drop of Tabasco, egg white). Don't be surprised to see the odd live snake or pickled heart in a jar and don't forget to check out their intriguing talks hosted by a roster of fascinating guests.
Sir John Soane's Museum
Left exactly as it was when he died, the house of 19th century architect John Soane is a three-house-wide labyrinth of curiosities. On display are an incredible array of famous artworks, sculptures, furniture and artefacts. If you have limited time be sure to check out the sarcophagus of the Egyptian king and the picture room in which the famous painted series 'The Rake's Progress' by William Hogarth hangs. But don't come with limited time - everything is worth swooning over for quite a while. Plus it's all free, bro.
Coming Clean: Life As A Naked House Cleaner
Cumming to a home near you, Ethan Mechare’s play about unconventional sexual desire has been a persistent feature in London’s queer theatre calendar. There’s a lot to love about Coming Clean: it embroils you in a world you might not have encountered before, and it feels voyeuristic because it’s normally set in a random person’s flat. If you’ve ever wondered what life as a naked house cleaner was like - and really, who hasn't - Ethan’s experiences really are the best education you’re likely to get. You know, straight from the horse’s mouth and all that. The show will be in Wood Green on 15th April, a secret location to be confirmed on 22nd April, and Bounds Green on 4th, 5th and 6th May.
Robert Henke: Lumiere III
Get to know Robert Henke. Best known as one half of the minimal techno duo Monolake, the Berlin-based 'computer music' artist is one of the most progressive names working in the field of digital arts. His glitchy, hypnotic works are made from computer-generated sound and images, which he then re-arranges and modulates based on mathematical principles and controlled random operations. At this performance, he'll be premiering the third edition of his Lumière project, in which electronic soundscapes are punctuated by lasers to create an immersive audiovisual experience. The first performance of the show will be opened by electronic composer Tristan Perich, and it is currently sold out. The second performance still has tickets going, so get on it.