Would you sleep on a desk for £74 a week?

Posted at 5:30 pm, October 1, 2014 in Property

Who needs wardrobes, a bedside table or floor space? Here’s an opportunity to de-clutter your life entirely by sleeping on a desk in Lewisham for just £74 per week, including bills.

£292 per month for a room with literally no floor space might sound pricey, but don’t go thinking you’re being ripped off: you also get a wifi box and a mattress as part of this sweet deal.

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The five best albums from September 2014

Posted at 4:30 pm, October 1, 2014 in Music & Nightlife

Hey, it’s October! When did that even happen? But hold on a sec – before you go rushing off into next month, take some time to listen to these five great albums that we rated in September. It’ll be well worth it. Read the full post…

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Half-price fish and chips, pasta-making and gruesome cakes: it’s LondOntheinside’s top tips for October

Posted at 4:15 pm, October 1, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Food & Drink, Top 5

House of Peroni

October doesn’t have to signal the beginning of TV and settee hibernation until spring arrives. There’s still loads to entertain us in this big old city of ours. Our mates at LondOntheinside tell us about five things they’re most excited about this month. Read the full post…

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The eight wildest moves from the DMC World DJ Championships

Posted at 3:15 pm, October 1, 2014 in Music & Nightlife

Watch out London, turntablists from all over the world are descending on the city this week for the DMC World DJ Championships at The Forum this Sunday October 5.

Held since the early ’80s, the DMCs are a chance for DJs to scratch, mix, juggle and generally jockey discs in the most flamboyant fashion possible. Because contestants only have six minutes to impress a panel of judges, the need to stand out means showmanship on an INSANE level. Read the full post…

Five London secrets you’ll learn in a new TV documentary

Posted at 2:15 pm, October 1, 2014 in Secret London, TV

West Norwood. Dollis Hill. Bromely. Not much to see there, you might think. But adventurer Rob Bell’s new documentary digs up some intriguing secrets about these and other unpromising London locales…. Read the full post…

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Happy World Vegetarian Day!

Posted at 1:15 pm, October 1, 2014 in Food & Drink
Grain Store

Today is ‘World Vegetarian Day’ – an odd ‘Day’ among many odd ‘Days’, not least because for most vegetarians, every day is vegetarian day. For many Buddhists, a large number of Hindus, and some schools of Christian faith (such as those in East Africa or Lebanon), meat-free days are a regular practice; while in the West, abstaining from meat and fish is usually an ethical choice, after consideration of animal welfare, the effect of the livestock industry on the planet, and health considerations. Read the full post…

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82 wonderful things happening in London this October

regents park © Mendhak

[Regents Park © Mendhak] 

It’s less trick and more treat this October, as alongside some sensational Halloween happenings, London is also offering up some top notch art, comedy, live music, and film. This autumn you can perfect your pastry at the Cake & Bake Show, don your deerstalker and explore a Sherlock Holmes exhibition, get down on the dance floor with Joy Orbison, or sample sensational new cuisine at one of the many new restaurants opening in the capital. So here we have it – London’s top treats for the next 31 days…

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Posta Coffee: café opens in Holloway post office

Posted at 10:00 am, October 1, 2014 in Food & Drink, News

post office coffee shop© Richard Ehrlich

A Crown Post Office on Holloway Road that closed down earlier this year has been replaced by a smaller, franchised post office on Seven Sisters Road with a rather unique feature, in the form of on-site café Posta (think Costa but with more envelopes). On our visit, the near-empty coffee shop (which occupies around half the floor-space) had all the atmosphere of an airport lounge. Our espresso was watery and the croissant was as crisp as the stuffing in a Jiffy bag. But they probably do a mean postal order. Posta, 116-120 Seven Sisters Rd, N7 6AE.

For better places to grab a cuppa, take a look at London’s best cafés and coffee shops.

By Richard Ehrlich

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Will you be taking part in Sainsbury’s #50pencechallenge?

Posted at 8:00 am, October 1, 2014 in News


Romford Road Sainsbury’s in Stratford just became the most famous supermarket in the country – but probably not for reasons the grocery chain would like. Read the full post…

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Have your say on the Bakerloo line extension

Posted at 5:30 pm, September 30, 2014 in News, Transport
bakerloo line extension

It’s official – the Bakerloo line is getting an upgrade and you can help to decide where it will go. Read the full post…

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Londoners use graffiti to tackle UKIP slogans

Posted at 4:30 pm, September 30, 2014 in News
cath graffiti

I’m no activist. I have been on two marches in my life. So when the alarm went off on Sunday, I rolled over back to sleep. Tipsily plotting to graffiti a UKIP poster is fun. Being shocked awake at 5.30am not so much. Then my friend texted: ‘are you here yet?’ So I guiltily cycled to Old Street, past slinky foxes owning the backstreets, to be ladder-holder and looker-outer on a four-woman mission. Read the full post…

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Like our Benedict Cumberbatch cover? You’ll love our GIF from the shoot

Posted at 3:30 pm, September 30, 2014 in Fun London

Apparently today’s Time Out cover might have caused a bit of a frenzy in certain online fan circles. Featuring the steely gaze and chiselled cheeks of Benedict Cumberbatch, it’s left Cumber-lovers around the world weak at the knees.

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