Free burritos, superjuice and psychedelic rock ‘n’ roll: it’s LondOntheinside’s top tips for August

Posted at 2:15 pm, August 1, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Food & Drink, Fun London, Secret London
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Wondering what to do with yourself this August? Our mates at LondOntheinside have got a few ideas for you… Read the full post…

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Hot Tub Cinema screens ’90s classics in the abandoned Shoreditch Underground station

Posted at 1:30 pm, August 1, 2014 in Fun London
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There’s no rest for the Hot Tub Cinema crew. The tubs are still warm from their 1980s film rooftop bonanza and they’ve already announced their next wet and wild adventure. From August 14 to 21, they’re heading back down into the brilliant old Shoreditch Underground station just off Brick Lane and screening 1990s nostalgic flicks including ‘American Pie’, ‘Clueless’, ‘Pretty Woman’, ‘Austin Powers’ and ‘There’s Something About Mary’ followed by a ’90s music after-party.

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Sew sweet! ‘The Cornershop’ filled with felt groceries opens tomorrow

Posted at 12:30 pm, August 1, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Free, Fun London, News

Artist Lucy Sparrow has spent the past seven months stocking a full-size corner shop with her handcrafted goods made entirely of felt and wool. With the help of a successful Kickstarter campaign, Tower Hamlets Council and the Arts Council, she has dedicated her days to cutting and sewing 4,000 cuddly items including tins of beans, packets of refreshers, tampons, ready meals and milk cartons.

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This fish cray: Five tips for throwing a successful Swedish Crayfish Party

Posted at 10:00 am, August 1, 2014 in Fun London
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August is finally here and that can only mean one thing – it’s Crayfish Party season! If you’re wondering what the heck I’m babbling on about, allow me to introduce you to this wonderful Nordic tradition, natively known as Kräftskiva. I popped my Crayfish Party cherry last summer when my Swedish flatmate threw one in our house and have never looked back.

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58 marvellous things happening in London this August

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Enjoy local craft beers, classic films on warm summer evenings and laughing yourself stupid in pubs? Then you’re going to love August. There are loads of awesome things going on – get these in your diary pronto. Read the full post…

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Sobriety tags: Boris Johnson’s latest crime-fighting idea for London

Posted at 5:45 pm, July 31, 2014 in News

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Pounding head, farts for burps and a big old black bracelet around your ankle – this could be the new hangover triumvirate of doom for boozy Londoners, thanks to a high-tech scheme launched by Boris Johnson this week. Read the full post…

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Donate £2 to charity and get a free milkshake at Shake Shack

Posted at 4:45 pm, July 31, 2014 in Food & Drink, Free, Fun London
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Forget bucket shaking for charity, from this Friday (August 1) Shake Shack in Covent Garden will be shaking up some tasty complimentary shakes for visitors who donate £2 or more to Action Against Hunger. Read the full post…

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The ultimate guide to tube etiquette: 20 things you need to know to be a good commuter

Posted at 3:45 pm, July 31, 2014 in Fun London, Transport
© Robbie Khan

© Robbie Khan

Riding the tube: it’s harder than you’d think. There are mistakes to be made on every platform, at every escalator, behind every pack of confused tourists. It’s all too easy, in fact, to mess things up – resulting in disaster! Or, at least, the seething, passive-aggressive stares of grumpy Londoners.

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On sale this week: Damon Albarn, Foo Fighters, Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular, Roni Size Reprazent and more

Posted at 2:45 pm, July 31, 2014 in Music & Nightlife
Damon Albarn

Hooray, it’s payday! That means you’ve no excuse not to treat yourself to tickets to one of these big gigs, which got announced this week, and which range from Damon to ‘Doctor Who’ to D&B. Rise and shine early tomorrow (Fri Aug 1) for your best chance at booking: they’re all likely to sell out very quickly. Read the full post…

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#MuseumCats is our new favourite Twitter hashtag

Posted at 1:30 pm, July 31, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Fun London
Cat Christmas card from 1905  © Geffrye Museum Twitter

We know you’re probably thinking ‘more cats on the Internet? YAWN’ right now, but hear us out – you’re about to fall in love with #MuseumCats. The hashtag’s being used on Twitter by institutes across the world to share pictures of artefacts, artwork and architecture involving cats. Read the full post…

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FEAST on this: Tobacco Dock’s food festival returns

Posted at 12:30 pm, July 31, 2014 in Food & Drink

When it comes to food stalls, things are kicking off in Wapping this summer. First there was the opening of a new weekly food market in the area back in June, and this month it’s time for the FEAST food festival to return. Food vendors will include restaurants such as Hutong, Dirty Bones and Union Street Café, plus street food traders including Anna Mae’s Mac n Cheese, the Cheese Truck and more. There will also be live music, plenty of drinks and for the brave there’s an ‘eat your own taxidermy’ workshop to sign up for (£70). Tasty. If that all sounds like hard work, head to the ‘Tea House’ for a more zen-like experience with a relaxing cup of cha or full-on tea ceremony (£5).  Read the full post…

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Art Social 14: The House of St Barnabas’ new festival comes to Soho

Posted at 10:00 am, July 31, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment
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The House of St Barnabas‘ brand spanking new four day festival of art and culture comes to Soho today. It’s the charity’s first public arts festival and as well as a whole load of talks, workshops and live music, it’s a great excuse to explore the Grade 1-listed house and its lovely secret garden and chapel. Read the full post…

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