62 brilliant ways to spend the bank holiday weekend

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It’s time to party! The largest street festival in Europe is back and alongside the main parades, steel bands, and mega soundsystems, a huge offering of warm-up and after parties are taking place across the city. Check out some of the best below. Or if you need a break from all that dancing, why not head to a ‘Hawaiian ping-pong party’, get spooked at FrightFest, or catch some free theatre by the river. Here’s the best things happening in London from Friday to Monday…

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London on Instagram: @marcmorz9

Posted at 10:00 am, August 22, 2014 in Photos of London

Welcome to our new ‘London on Instagram’ series! Over the coming weeks, we’re going to profile some of London’s best Insta-snappers and their incredible pictures. Read the full post…

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Video: Hey Londoners, don’t be a c**t

Posted at 8:00 am, August 22, 2014 in Fun London, Transport

Sorry to say it but people can really be a bunch of doucheholes sometimes. So much so that Sebastian Handley aka the ‘bard of Lewisham’ was compelled to write a whole song pleading with people to not be a load of c**ts. Trust us, it’s a very cathartic listen, especially if you’ve got the rage and HATE people who put their feet up on seats on public transport. Maybe don’t blast it out of the speakers at work though, as the C-bomb is repeated throughout. On the other hand, maybe do! Could teach your annoying co-workers a thing or two… Read the full post…

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Central and Waterloo & City line strike happening tomorrow

Posted at 6:30 pm, August 21, 2014 in News, Transport

Attention Central and Waterloo & City line commuters! If you were planning on taking the tube tomorrow, think again.  Better dig out those walking boots as it’s time for another tube strike! Read the full post…

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Meet canine performance artist Marina Abramopug

Posted at 4:30 pm, August 21, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Fun London
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If you like contemporary art that gives you paws for thought, especially if you’re having a ruff day, then prepare to meet your new favourite artist, Marina Abramopug. The furry little creative has been performing her latest work outside the Serpentine Gallery where her megastar namesake Marina Abramović was partaking in the final days of her own ‘512 Hours’. Participants were invited to sit opposite Abramopug and lock eyes with her in an almost exact recreation of Abramovic’s famous The Artist Is Present. Her ‘assistant’, Hannah Ballou, promises that new works are being planned as we speak. Read the full post…

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Oh dear. New app promises to find you a bar that’s still serving

Posted at 4:30 pm, August 21, 2014 in Food & Drink, Free, Technology
Emma Stone

It’s a too-familiar tale. The pubs have closed and once again you’re meandering through the streets with your buddies looking for that mythical bar that never closes. Only this time there’s no need to admit defeat and go back to that Spanish place with the awful music (you know the one), for help is at hand.
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On sale tomorrow: Caribou, Example, Lily Allen, Duke Dumont and more

Posted at 3:30 pm, August 21, 2014 in Music & Nightlife

Another Friday approaching means another fine selection of upcoming, genre-straddling gigs for you to peruse. So, set your alarms nice and early for tomorrow morning and make sure you don’t miss out on grabbing tickets when they go on sale. Check out our ‘Just announced‘ list for more great shows.

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This is one way to get dog owners to scoop the poop

Posted at 2:30 pm, August 21, 2014 in News
Spelthorne Borough Council

‘What a cute picture of a little kid eating chocolate… oh, OH GOD.’  That’s the standard reaction to this anti-dog fouling poster commissioned by Spelthorne council.

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This is Ceilidh: have a knees-up at this raucous theatrical dance party

Posted at 1:45 pm, August 21, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Fun London
This is Ceilidh

What would we do without ceilidhs? The Scottish traditional dance has become increasingly popular in recent years. So much so, it’s now the norm to strip the willow in a country barn after a wedding, rather than get pissed in a hotel bar and listen to ‘Agadoo’.  Read the full post…

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Get your caffeine kicks at Soho Grind

Posted at 12:30 pm, August 21, 2014 in Food & Drink
soho grind

Fancy a Soho grind? No, it’s not a dodgy 1970s dance akin to the Hustle, or something seedier still, though it will help satisfy some animalistic cravings – but only of a caffeinated nature. It’s the name of a new coffee shop in Soho, and the sibling of the popular Shoreditch Grind café in, you guessed it, Shoreditch. Read the full post…

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Arboreal Lightning: dance with a massive, interactive tree of lights

Posted at 10:00 am, August 21, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Fun London
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Pretend you’re wandering through the magical, illuminated jungle in ‘Avatar’ at this giant interactive light installation, which transforms our movement and sounds into a spectacular flickering of lights.

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Scorpion lollipop anyone? Pestaurant pops up in St Paul’s today

Posted at 8:00 am, August 21, 2014 in Food & Drink, Fun London
Grasshoppers, Crickets and Giant Scorpions On the Menu To Celebrate 85th Anniversary Of Rentokil

Where meat is concerned, some people enjoy a bit of an adventure, while others prefer not to stray far from the beaten track. The occasional foray into the realm of experimentation has only served to confirm that I am definitely one of the latter. In Bali last year I was chewing away at a morsel of ‘ricefield eel’ when I became convinced that I was swallowing what I’d call ‘garden worm’. I don’t suppose I was, but there was no way I could finish it. I had to hide it under the snail satay that I’d also abandoned after the first brave mouthful. Read the full post…

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