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44 sweet things happening in London this week


[Photo: @spectrum12345]

Wakey wakey, people – the week ahead is looking pretty fantastic. Get down and disco with DJ Harvey, explore east London’s finest cuisine on a food tour of the best bakeries, restaurants and shops, or catch some classic French cinema at the BFI. What more could you ask for? Here are the best things to do in London this week… 

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London on Instagram: @spectrum12345

Posted at 10:00 am, October 20, 2014 in Photos of London
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Paul Earl is an NHS Administrator who lives in the outskirts of London. Usually snapping the streets of Shoreditch, he describes himself as a versatile photographer who likes to capture the buzz of the city. He says: ‘If I had a style I would say street photography with an arty twist!’

We asked him to give us a tour of London via his Instagram account @spectrum12345. Read the full post…

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‘Pulp Fiction’ in a pub, Illuminations Festival, Frightfest Halloween All-Nighter and more great film events happening this week

Posted at 8:00 am, October 20, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment
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Each week, we round up the most exciting film events happening in London over the coming week, from pop-ups and one-offs to regular film clubs, outdoor screenings and festivals. Here’s this week’s top five… Read the full post…

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Overheard in London: this week’s #wordonthestreet

Posted at 6:15 pm, October 19, 2014 in Fun London


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!

Like Word on the Street? We’ve now made a book of these little beauties! ‘Word on the Street: Ridiculous Things We’ve Overheard in London’ is out now, £6.99. To buy a copy, visit: timeout.com/wotsbook​.

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Blitzed in Fitz: a crawl of Dylan Thomas’ favourite Fitzrovia boozers

Posted at 3:30 pm, October 19, 2014 in Fun London

time out pub ©Emma Kelly
This year marks the centenary of the birth of Dylan Thomas. With a festival celebrating his connection to Fitzrovia on the horizon, Eddy Frankel sets out to learn something about the Welsh poet by visiting his favourite London watering holes. Illustration Emma Kelly

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In pictures: after-hours at the Tate Modern

Posted at 12:35 pm, October 19, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment

A few weeks back we took a behind-the-scenes tour of the Royal Opera House with some of the best Instagrammers in London. This week the photo pros took an after-hours tour of the Tate Modern, snapping the empty museum in all its eerie, serene glory. Here are some of the best pics. Read the full post…

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Alexi asks: Can we all stop saying: ‘There’s a cold going around’?

Posted at 10:15 am, October 19, 2014 in Fun London
alexi © Rob Greig

Life in London: so many issues. Our inquisitive editor-at-large addresses the ones that nobody else dares (or cares) to. This week: the thing people say when you’re ill. Read the full post…

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Six unexpected sitcom cameos

Posted at 6:15 pm, October 18, 2014 in TV
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Inspired by the bizarre news that highbrow German filmmaker Werner Herzog (‘Aguirre the Wrath of God’, ‘Fitzcarraldo’, ‘Grizzlyman’) is to appear in loveable US sitcom ‘Parks and Recreation’, we’ve compiled six of the oddest sitcom cameos. Short, long, hilarious, toe-curling – all bases are covered. Read the full post…

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Contribute your cycling stories to the Near Miss Project

Posted at 3:30 pm, October 18, 2014 in Transport

The Near Miss ProjectIt would be nice if ‘car-doored’ wasn’t a verb at all let alone one that gets used often by cyclists in London. Cycling to work shouldn’t be an extreme sport. If you have started your day swearing at a taxi driver or raising a fist at a bus The Near Miss Project want to hear from you. Read the full post…

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Best restaurants near free-to-view art

Posted at 12:30 pm, October 18, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Food & Drink

All that culture can make your stomach rumble! Here’s where to eat near to some free art…

Q Grill


Just the place to go after you’ve hit the fashionable Zabludowicz Collection on Prince of Wales Road. Find US grills and first-rate cocktails in this dark, sexy joint. 29-33 Chalk Farm Rd, NW1 8AJ.   Read the full post…

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Edwardian streets, Diwali lights and a ‘curry corridor’: it’s the best bits of Tooting

Posted at 10:15 am, October 18, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Food & Drink, Fun London
Tooting Bec Lido

An under-the-radar ‘curry corridor’ with some hot discount shopping. Read the full post…

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London lock-ins: man trapped in Waterstones and girl locked in a train

Posted at 5:30 pm, October 17, 2014 in News

Waterstones ©Martin Pettitt ©Martin Pettitt

Anyone planning to break into Waterstones in Trafalgar Square should take a leaf out of David Willis’ book. This guy just waltzed right in past the employees, took a seat upstairs and let them close the store while he was still perched upstairs cruising the wifi. Read the full post…

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