In pictures: Hillingdon flash flooded with two weeks worth of rain

Posted at 5:45 pm, July 28, 2014 in News, Transport

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Ever commuted barefoot? Travellers at Ruislip Manor Station did this morning when they had to wade through ankle-deep water to catch their train after a flash flood in west London.  Read the full post…

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What do we know about the Secret Cinema ‘Back to the Future’ fiasco?

Posted at 4:45 pm, July 28, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Secret London

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Okay – so we now know that the latest Secret Cinema event, themed around Robert Zemeckis’s much-loved 1985 time-travelling film ‘Back to the Future’, has so far been nothing but a balls-up. Secret Cinema’s largest event so far was meant to open in east London last week. But then the organisers cancelled Thursday night’s press preview at very short notice. Then they cancelled the first public night on Friday (also at short notice). And finally, on Saturday, they announced that they were cancelling all planned events until the evening of Thursday July 31. Read the full post…

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16 candid photos of people on Brick Lane from Janssem Cardoso

Posted at 3:30 pm, July 28, 2014 in Photos of London

Photographer Janssem Cardoso got in touch to show us his series of candid Brick Lane portraits. We rather liked them, so here they are. As usual, click on any photo to have it large. Read the full post…

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Mind the closing doors: catch a film in Old Street Station

Posted at 2:45 pm, July 28, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Fun London, Transport


I’m going underground (going underground)…’ Those aren’t my words, but the words of Paul Weller and his Jam pals. What the Modfather couldn’t possibly have imagined back in the olden days (did they even have electric trains then?) was that he could one day be going underground to watch an actual film.

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Who was your worst flatmate?

Posted at 1:45 pm, July 28, 2014 in Fun London

We’ve all had one. Go on, spill the beans about yours… Read the full post…

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45 glorious things to do this week in London


Shake off your Monday blues and take a look at some of the great stuff going on this week. Shuffle along to Danny Boyle’s film festival, try a newly opened Greek restaurant, or party at Your Mum’s House. So. Much. Fun. To. Be. Had.  Read the full post…

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Can you spot the London location?

Posted at 10:00 am, July 28, 2014 in Maps


Just how well do you know our fair city? Try this addictive quiz from GeoGuessr, which will plonk you down at five random London locations on Google Street View and ask you to click on a map where you think you are. Your final score after a few rounds will be calculated on how near (in metres and yards) you were to being correct. Read the full post…

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Shuffle Festival, ‘Aliens’, 1950′s rock ‘n’ roll rebellion and more of this week’s great film events

Posted at 8:00 am, July 28, 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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The Big Tramp: take a night-time tour of London for charity

Posted at 5:30 pm, July 27, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment
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Fancy a stroll with a difference? On September 6 London-based theatre group Cardboard Citizens will stage ‘The Big Tramp’, a night-time fundraising hike through town as part of their wider programme of projects aimed at helping the homeless. Read the full post…

Overheard in London: this week’s #wordonthestreet

Posted at 3:30 pm, July 27, 2014 in Fun London

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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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Which type of London walker are you?

Posted at 12:30 pm, July 27, 2014 in Fun London
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Strolling around London isn’t always a walk in the park. Use Jonny Ensall’s spotter’s guide to steer clear of problem pedestrians. Illustrations David Ziggy Greene. Read the full post…

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Londoners’ top ten guilty pleasures

Posted at 10:15 am, July 27, 2014 in Fun London
fried chicken ©Arnold Gatilao

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You like em too! Go on, admit it! Read the full post…

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