As we enter 2023, our team put together a list of all the new and exciting things happening in London this year. From art classes to world-class exhibitions, here's our top five things to do on our radar for this year.

Eat

 

New to the restaurant scene in London is Palestinian restaurant Akub. Opened by innovative chef Fadi Kattan, Akub aims to offer a new take on Palestinian cuisine in the heart of Notting Hill. The menu indeed looks delicious with desert options like Dead Sea salt and tahini chocolate cake.

Learn more about Akub and chef Fadi Kattan here

 

Exhibition

Kudzanai Chiurai, We Live in Silence IV, 2017. Courtesy the Artist and Goodman Gallery. 

Checkout contemporary African photography at the Tate Modern this summer. A World in Common: Contemporary African Photography opens on 6th July, 2023.

Tour

A striking example of London's Brutalist architecture style, the Barbican offers weekly tours so that visitors can learn more about the history of the building as well as tour the campus. 

Book your architecture tour here

Music

 Photo: Barbora Solarova.

 

Considered to be the Jimi Hendrix of West Africa, Vieux Farka Toure is an acclaimed Malian musician famous for his rendition of desert blues. Hear his new album, Les Racines, performed live alongside his other classic tunes. Vieux Farka Toure will be performing at Kings Place in north London.

Book your ticket here

 

Create

 

Image: City Lit. 

 

City Lit offers a plethora of different courses and workshops available in a variety of different skills and disciplines: jewellery making, sewing, screen-printing, calligraphy. Learn a new skill this year, and enjoy making art in a night course or as part of a weekend workshop. 

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