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Will ‘Transcendence’ satisfy Johnny Depp fans?

Posted at 6:15 pm, April 17, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment
Johnny Depp

It was only last August – on the release of big-budget disaster ‘The Lone Ranger’ – that we at Time Out asked the question ‘Is it time for Johnny Depp to call it a day?’ Now his new film ‘Transcendence’ is arriving in cinemas (it opens on Friday April 25), and the question still lingers: does this once-mighty cinematic force have anything new to offer? Read the full post…

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Killing time in Waterloo: five great places near Waterloo station

Posted at 5:30 pm, April 17, 2014 in Top 5

Waterloo station facade
Photo by Tristan Appleby

Even the most experienced of Londoners will, at some point, find themselves with an hour or two to kill in a neighbourhood they’ve never bothered to explore before. So you’re at a Tube station with a heavy bag, an empty stomach and a need to pass the time with something more intriguing than a meal deal; what now? Just consult this handy guide. These are the five best venues within 500m of Waterloo station.

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The ultimate selfie? How to create a 3D chocolate version of yourself

Posted at 4:30 pm, April 17, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Food & Drink, Fun London
Sonya Barber © Rob Greig

Always wanted to eat a tiny version of yourself made out of chocolate? Us neither. Surely that’s just confectionery cannibalism! But when we were invited to Harvey Nichols to try out iMakr and Rococo’s new chocolate 3D modelling in honour of the film ‘The Double’, we weren’t about to say no. Read the full post…

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Five alternative Easter Egg hunts around the city

Posted at 3:30 pm, April 17, 2014 in Food & Drink, Fun London
Baileys egg hunt - Harvey Nichols

Want to celebrate Easter with an egg hunt? Of course you do. Here are five great chocolatey trails happening this weekend. Ready, steady, hunt! Read the full post…

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Where to find the best chocolate Easter treats in London

Posted at 2:30 pm, April 17, 2014 in Food & Drink
Artisan du Chocolat

Looking for a sweet treat this weekend? Of course you are. Here’s a great chocolate shop near you… Read the full post…

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55 ways to have an amazing Easter Bank Holiday weekend in London

Pic: Sarah Melhuish

[Families on the South Bank. Pic: Sarah Melhuish]

Got the Friday feeling… on a Thursday? That’s because workplaces are getting ready to shut down for a four day weekend Easter extravaganza. WOOP! Here’s what you should be doing when you’re not BBQing, recovering from the previous night’s antics or stuffing your face with chocolate… Read the full post…

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Cannes Film Festival 2014 line-up announced

Posted at 12:45 pm, April 17, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment
Cannes announcement - Timothy Spall

The line-up for the Cannes Film Festival (May 14-25) was announced this morning – and it looks especially juicy for anyone who loves cinema in all its guises from all over the globe. Eighteen films will compete for the Palme d’Or, won last year by the brilliant ‘Blue is the Warmest Colour’. Of those, two are British – veterans Mike Leigh and Ken Loach return to the Croisette with ‘Mr Turner’ and ‘Jimmy’s Hall’. The first is a biopic looking at the end of the life of the nineteenth-century painter JMW Turner (that’s Timothy Spall playing him above). The second is a tragic but rousing tale of a communist outlawed in 1930s Ireland. Read the full post…

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Weekly food market launches in Camden Lock Place

Posted at 12:15 pm, April 17, 2014 in Food & Drink
Big Apple Hotdog

Usher in the Easter weekend break on Thursday April 17 by heading down to the first night of a new, weekly food market at Camden Lock. From 6pm-11pm, street vendors including The Rib Man, Cheeky Italian and The Grilling Greek will be joining on-site vendors such as the newly-relocated Big Apple Hot Dogs (above) and Honest Burgers in Camden Lock Place. Music from resident DJs and free table tennis and table football should help keep the evening chill off. There are only eight new food vendors in total, but – unlike some other Camden Lock stalls – this will be quality over quantity.

Camden Lock, Chalk Farm Road, NW1 8AF. 020 7267 7695. Camden or Chalk Farm tube. Thursdays 6pm-11pm.

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Free fun this Easter at The Lock Tavern Festival

Posted at 10:00 am, April 17, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Music & Nightlife
Lock Tavern, Camden

There’s no shortage of bars and pubs in Camden, but The Lock Tavern is pretty much our favourite. It’s on the classy side of ‘dive bar’, there’s a garden and a roof terrace, and its reputation for booking cutting-edge live music has been hard-earned in an area that more often plays host to provincial indie boys in fedoras.
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A bumpy ride: Londoners reluctant to give up their seats for pregnant women on the tube

Posted at 8:00 am, April 17, 2014 in Transport
Georgina Kotjan

You see a pregnant woman standing on the tube. You’re comfortably resting your bum on a luridly patterned seat cushion. She’s awkwardly hoisting a bellyful of baby. Do you give up your seat? Probably not, according to a study by University of Westminster student Georgina Kotjan, who recently spent ten hours standing on the tube wearing a fake bump and ‘baby on board’ badge to see how many people let her sit down.

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Identified Flying Object lands back at King’s Cross

Posted at 5:30 pm, April 16, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Fun London
Identified Flying Object

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it that glowing cage artwork in King’s Cross? Correcto! French artist and architect Jacques Rival’s IFO – Identified Flying Object – landed behind the station in 2011. After a brief sojourn, the nine metre-high rainbow birdcage is back lighting up people’s commutes at Battle Bridge Place, between King’s Cross and St Pancras stations. So next time you’re in the area, follow the bright lights for a little swing inside the sculpture or look to the skies as they promise that it will be hoiked up into the air on ‘special occasions’.

Find out more at kingscross.co.uk or find more stuff happening in King’s Cross

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Help save national treasure Kew Gardens

Posted at 4:30 pm, April 16, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, News
kew gardens

We were deeply saddened to hear news that the one of our favourite green spaces in London is under threat from government cuts. Kew Gardens is a wonderful 300-acre World Heritage Site housing over 30,000 species of plants and is one of the best places in the city for a rural retreat. Lovely walks, picnics, hot houses and flower gazing aside, the Royal Botanic Gardens are also a world-leader in conservation and botanical science. Now, due to government cuts, Kew has a £5 million deficit for this year and will need to cut over 120 jobs. The majority of posts lost will be in science and public engagement – this means that whole areas of important work are likely to be halted. Read the full post…

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