70 sensational things happening in London this September

Qurban Mohebi

[ Photo: Qurban Mohebi ]

Listen up London, September is going to be FUN! Explore a labyrinth of colour in Clapham, sample delicious dishes from past winners of ‘MasterChef’, snap up a ticket to the Horst photography retrospective, or wave goodbye to summer at a rooftop party in Hackney. Here are 70 fabulous things to look forward to this month.

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Tickets go on sale for Gingerline’s latest secret supper club adventure

Posted at 10:00 am, September 1, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Food & Drink, Fun London

Gingerline © Emli Bendixen

Bored of just eating in plain old bog-standard restaurants? Searching for something more daring with your dinner? Look no further as tickets are about to go on sale for the next Gingerline dining extravaganza. For the uninitiated, Gingerline is a top-secret supper club that pops up at stops along the east London stretch of the London Overground. You don’t know what to expect, what you’re going to eat or where it will be until one hour before when you’ll receive a text with instructions. Over the last four years they’ve fed 10,000 intrepid diners in old churches, basements and whole different galaxies across London.  Read the full post…

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Take me to the river: 16 great things happening by the Thames

Posted at 8:00 am, September 1, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Fun London, Music & Nightlife, Outdoor London

The Mayor's Thames Festival/Adam Lister
©Adam Lister

You might think you know the Thames, but have you paddled along it during a kayak rave? As the ‘Totally Thames’ festival launches today to celebrate the pulsing artery of this city, Eddy Frankel heads from the London Wetland Centre in the west to the Thames Barrier in the east in search of the top riverside attractions. Read the full post…

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Overheard in London: this week’s #wordonthestreet

Posted at 6:30 pm, August 31, 2014 in Fun London
word on the street


Every week you share the weird things you’ve overheard in London. Above, a few perplexing snippets from the past seven days – don’t forget to tweet us your own!

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Alexi asks: ‘People who film gigs on their phones – can they be stopped?’

Posted at 3:15 pm, August 31, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Fun London
Alexi Duggins © Rob Greig

Life in London: so many issues. Our inquisitive editor-at-large addresses the ones that nobody dares (or cares) to. This week: concertgoers-cum-amateur videographers Read the full post…

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London’s top ten invisible curiosities

Posted at 12:45 pm, August 31, 2014 in Fun London

hayward gallery

1 ‘Untitled (A Curse)’
In 2012 the Hayward Gallery exhibited a 1992 artwork by American conceptualist Tom Friedman. The twist: the piece was an 11-inch-diameter sphere of space, which the artist had paid a witch to put a curse on. Amazingly, in 2001 it sold at auction for £22,325. Whoever bought it was pretty savvy: it requires next to no dusting, it goes with any design scheme and the cat will be happy too. Or totally freaked. Read the full post…

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Witness the fitness: London’s most hardcore workouts

Posted at 10:15 am, August 31, 2014 in Fun London
The Viking Method, Laura Sagar, workout ©Rob Greig

About to go on holiday and just noticed the extra baggage around the waistline? This calls for drastic measures, so we enlisted some of the Time Out team to try London’s most effective bodyblasters. Have a go if you think these workouts sound hard enough.  Read the full post…

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Famous Londoners take on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Posted at 5:30 pm, August 30, 2014 in Fun London

Whatever you think about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, shit just got real. Why? Well, directors of the National Theatre Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr took part this week.

The Olivier Award-winners showered themselves in sub-zero water to raise awareness for mental health charity Mind. They appear in their video holding signs and looking sombre as they face their challenge.

The duo aren’t the only famous Londoners to take part in the chilly charity fundraiser. Here are some of our favourite clips of our capital’s finest completing the challenge.

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Win tickets to the premiere of ‘Pride’

Posted at 3:30 pm, August 30, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Competition

Very soon the new British film ‘Pride’ will be the sort of film even your gran has heard of (in a good way). This 1980s tale of gay activists decamping from Soho and camping it up in Wales to help striking miners has already drawn comparisons with big-hearted crowd-pleasers like ‘The Full Monty’ and ‘Billy Elliot’. Read the full post…

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Secrets and stories from London’s Talking Statues

Posted at 12:45 pm, August 30, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Fun London
talking statues illustration

The ‘Talking Statues’ project uses celebrity voices, via your mobile, to imagine what London’s sculptures might be saying. Andy Hill hears some of their stories. Illustrations Thomas Havell. Read the full post…

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Comedians, khachapuri and chippies: it’s Balham’s best bits

Posted at 10:15 am, August 30, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Food & Drink, Fun London, Shopping & Style
Balham market

Posh but pleasant, is this southerly suburb the most civilised in the city? Read the full post…

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Ten amazing Hyperlapse clips of London moving at super speed

Posted at 5:30 pm, August 29, 2014 in Photos of London

There’s no argument that London’s a fast-paced city: it’s colourful, it’s noisy and it’s full of angry commuters fighting their way down escalators. Now thanks to a little thing called Hyperlapse we can capture our city going about its business at an even quicker speed.

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