To mark its 50th anniversary, Time Out will throw a huge party in London in Granary Square, King’s Cross on Saturday September 29 from 5pm to 11pm. Time Out 50 will be a one-night birthday bonanza celebrating the very best of London across food, drink, performance, cabaret and music. A limited number of tickets to join the party are available at timeout.com/50party for £30 (per person, including a welcome drink and entertainment, excluding food). The party offers the chance to sample the best of the city right now – in one place, on one night: the city’s most amazing street food will be offered, handpicked by Time Out London’s Food editor Tania Ballantine and delivered by KERB. There will be cocktails from a curated bar, featuring the city’s finest drinking institutions and former winners of the Time Out Bar Awards.
Party guests will also get to feast their eyes and ears on boundary-pushing, soul-enriching performances and finish the night shaking it to some ace London DJs selected in collaboration with music lovers’ destination Spiritland.
Bompas & Parr will bring to life the world’s biggest gin cloud, east London drag collective The Glory will present cutting-edge cabaret, London’s coolest choir Some Voices will revamp hits by legendary Londoner David Bowie, Southbank Centre will showcase choreographer Holly Blakey with a specially curated performance, there will be feminist wrestling from EVE, a complimentary ginny tipple from Sipsmith for each party goer, and many more acts, artists, treats and daytime activities will be announced in the coming weeks. The iconic brand’s 50th anniversary party will be part of a series of events throughout September. An exhibition will open from 12th September 2018 to 3rd March 2019 at London’s Museum of Brands: Time Out 50: 50 Years, 50 Covers will show fifty amazing magazine covers and the stories behind them, charting how Time Out has reflected, shaped and become an inseparable part of urban life around the world. A 128-page book of the same name is published by Unicorn on 21st September, available at timeout.com/50 and from all major bookshops and online retailers for £20.
The event location, Granary Square, is closely connected to Time Out, with King’s Cross the home to Time Out’s headquarters since December 2017. The public square – the largest of its kind in Europe – is right at the heart of King’s Cross, on the banks of Regent’s Canal and adjacent to Coal Drops Yard, the new Heatherwick Studio-designed shopping and lifestyle district set to open in late October 2018. Granary Square is where in Victorian times barges unloaded their goods and today, 1,000 choreographed fountains, bars, cafés and restaurants attract locals and visitors to explore this part of the capital.
Time Out was born in London in 1968 when Tony Elliott, at the age of 21, created a magazine at his mum’s kitchen table – partially funded by a £70 birthday gift from his aunt – to help Londoners explore the exciting new urban cultures that had started up all over the city. Fifty years on, Time Out’s mission remains the same as it was when it first started: to inspire and enable people to make the most of the city. Today, it is a leading global media and entertainment brand helping millions of people discover the best of 108 cities in 39 countries with its websites, apps, magazines, offers, live events and Time Out Market: the world’s first food and cultural market based on editorial curation, bringing the best of the city’s restaurants, bars and cultural experiences together under one roof. The first Time Out Market opened in 2014 in Lisbon and attracted 3.6 million visitors in 2017, making it the country’s most popular attraction. By the end of 2019, new Time Out Markets are set to open in Miami, New York, Boston, Chicago and Montreal.