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Overheard in London: this week’s #wordonthestreet

Posted at 6:30 pm, February 1, 2015 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! 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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Beautiful London wedding venues you probably don’t know about

Posted at 3:30 pm, February 1, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment

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Searching for London wedding venues can feel like shopping on a hangover: everything looks the same, you can’t seem to afford any of it and you just feel queasy.

Which, of course, is totally mad, given that wedding planning should be just about the funnest thing you ever do. We asked venue experts Hire Space for five venues to give you some inspiration and to reinvigorate your hunt!  Read the full post…

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Pho for a fiver, hirata buns and NME Awards shows: it’s LondOntheinside’s tips for February

Posted at 12:30 pm, February 1, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment, Food & Drink

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Our mates at LondOntheInside have rounded up five things they’re excited about this month… Read the full post…

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Top of the pods: this month’s comedy podcast pick

Posted at 10:15 am, February 1, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment
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Comedians Telling Stuff

Who’s the host? London-based Danish stand-up Sofie Hagen. Read the full post…

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Sleep with Sherlock on Valentine’s Day

Posted at 5:30 pm, January 31, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment, Fun London

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Okay, hold your horses. We know we may have turned up the temperature a few degrees with that headline but we haven’t become Benedict Cumberbatch’s pimp, soz. But don’t turn away too quickly because we still have a great opportunity for you to spend a night with the great, fake detective on Valentine’s Day. Read the full post…

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Curious about Crossrail? There’s a new exhibition at the London Transport Museum just for you

Posted at 3:30 pm, January 31, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment, Transport
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This Sunday, the London Transport Museum’s new exhibition, ‘Breakthrough: Crossrail’s Tunnelling Story’, will open its doors to us transport loving, Crossrail curious Londoners. Read the full post…

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Tenpin Bowl, steel framed bikes and a climbing centre: it’s the best bits of Finsbury Park

Posted at 10:15 am, January 31, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment, Food & Drink, Fun London, Music & Nightlife

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Finsbury Park has more to offer than just a giant Arsenal club shop. Read the full post…

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Fox news: fox visits Caffé Nero in the BBC

Posted at 6:15 pm, January 30, 2015 in Animals, News

It’s so chilly outside that even London’s foxes are sneaking indoors for a snuggle on the sofa and a caramel macchiato. This YouTube vid documents the moment one of the ginger critters sneaked into a branch of Caffé Nero at BBC HQ New Broadcasting House. No, unfortunately it doesn’t queue up and order a takeaway coffee, it actually looks really scared as it darts around the store between chairs and under tables. Poor thing. He just wanted a caffeine fix.

For more recent London animal news take a look at:

Britain’s loneliest dog Biscuit is finally taken

Polar Express: a massive polar bear took the tube this morning

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The hottest bars and restaurants we reviewed this week

Posted at 5:30 pm, January 30, 2015 in Food & Drink

This week brought a full house of dining and drinking treats, with nary a dud in sight. A trip to Marylebone newcomer Twist at Crawford proved that it’s not only the Salt Yard Group (the brains behind Dehesa et al) who can nail the concept of border-hopping Spanish/Italian tapas. There wasn’t a single thing about this lovely restaurant that we didn’t like: every dish, from knobbly fettuccine with mushroom and truffle sauce to sweet prawns counterpointed by an earthy Jerusalem artichoke purée, showed real talent from the kitchen. Read the full post…

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Points of View: you have opinions, we have answers

Posted at 4:30 pm, January 30, 2015 in Fun London
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Welcome to the first of our Points of View series. This is your chance to tell us what you think of Time Out and for us to tell you that you are just plain WRONG. Okay, no really, this is a safe space – you talk, we listen. Think of it like a modern day letters page. Remember letters? Us neither.

It’s been a temperate week at Time Out towers, for once. The heating has given up the ghost, you see, finally bringing the temperature down to the point where we’re not all perspiring into our rooibos. Seriously, it’s like an inescapable journalistic sauna in here most of the time – sweat dripping onto our notebooks, smudging our shorthand like salty tears. It’s a sort of media-world ‘Apocalypse Now’, but without Marlon Brando breathing heavily in a dark corner. Except when Geoff’s in; he has asthma.  Read the full post…

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A matter of laugh and death: what to expect at the Joseph Grimaldi service

Posted at 3:30 pm, January 30, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment, Fun London
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Ever wondered what sort of funny business you can expect at the annual Joseph Grimaldi Service? Natasha Polyviou gets a couple of real clowns to spill the beans. Read the full post…

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Protest: march to City Hall to demand better housing for London

Posted at 2:33 pm, January 30, 2015 in Property
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Rents are too high, landlords are douchebags and there aren’t enough council houses: it’s time to stop moaning and do something about London’s housing crisis. Read the full post…

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