Take to the streets.
Retna: the Hallelujah World Tour
What: Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld and Andy Valmorbida present the L.A.-based artist’s first solo exhibition in London.
Why: Thirty new works influenced by traditional gang-style graffiti, Incan and Egyptian hieroglyphics and Asian calligraphy.
When: To 27 June. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: The Old Dairy, 7 Wakefield St., WC1N 1PB.
Banksy | War Boutique
What: Renowned urban street artists move indoors to make a peaceful statement.
Why: Be a lover not a fighter.
When: Today-9 July. Mon.-Fri., 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Andipa Gallery, 162 Walton St., SW3 2JL (020 7589 2371).
The Corner Room
What: Chef Nuno Mendes (Viajante) opens a quaint, affordable Parisian-style bistro in the corner of an East London hotel.
Why: Weekly changing dishes like asparagus with slow-poached eggs and sea bass with crushed potato and watercress.
When: Mon.-Fri., 7-10 a.m. & noon-10:30 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 7:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
Where: Town Hall Hotel, Patriot Sq., E2 9NF.
Open Garden Squares Weekend
What: Hundreds of private garden squares (including Eaton Square, St. Mary’s Secret Garden and Fulham Palace Meadows Allotment) open their gates to the public.
Why: Branch out.
When: Sat. & Sun.
Where: Various locations around London. Tickets (£7.50-£10) available in person. For details, go to opensquares.org.
Christopher Kane Sample Sale
What: Up to 70 per cent off ready-to-wear and accessories from the London Fashion Week favourite.
Why: Less is more.
When: Today, 5-9 p.m.; Fri., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Londonewcastle Depot, 1-3 Wenlock Rd., N1 7SL.
A Sky Full of Kindness
What: Popular paper-cut artist Rob Ryan hosts an informal talk and group discussion about his first children’s book.
Why: A cut above the rest.
When: Thurs., 6:45-8 p.m.
Where: V&A Reading Rooms, 8 Exhibition Rd., SW7 2HF (020 7225 0594). To reserve a space, email email@example.com.
Photo: Courtesy of Retna