The BFI shop appeals to the better part of you. The part that says “no, I won’t watch Chris Waddle’s Greatest Dragbacks on YouTube – I’m going to plough through DVDs of Palme d’Or winners”. And the part that recklessly bought a record player. Dust it down and get Bernard Herrmann’s legendary sax score sashaying through the air.
Where? Science Museum
With the Power Up gaming exhibition on, the Science Museum is a trove of nerdy marvels, and this is the ultimate. The Final Boss. Forget dropping hundreds on an Oculus Rift, this squeezes VR out of the smartphone you already know and love/hate/can’t afford to upgrade because your rent’s so bloody expensive.
Where: Tate Modern
Six good-sized prints and one wooden frame. They’re iconic shots, too: Hockney’s A Bigger Splash is in there. Why not sneakily switch the one in the frame each day to convince your housemates they’re having a devastating mental breakdown? What larks!
Where: The Globe
Craft ale has certain associations. Odd blokes in Manowar vests. Nigel Farage. But these ones are different. They’ve got a light and zesty mouthfeel and are named after edifying Shakespeare classics, which eases the usual drinkers’ guilt. Tempest is a particular treat: a citrusy golden ale.
An international festival of light
Dinner in a decommissioned 1967 underground carriage
Half-price brunch and a HUGE fried chicken burger