Secrets and stories from London’s Talking Statues

Posted at 12:45 pm, August 30, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Fun London
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The ‘Talking Statues’ project uses celebrity voices, via your mobile, to imagine what London’s sculptures might be saying. Andy Hill hears some of their stories. Illustrations Thomas Havell. Read the full post…

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Comedians, khachapuri and chippies: it’s Balham’s best bits

Posted at 10:15 am, August 30, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Food & Drink, Fun London, Shopping & Style
Balham market

Posh but pleasant, is this southerly suburb the most civilised in the city? Read the full post…

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Ten amazing Hyperlapse clips of London moving at super speed

Posted at 5:30 pm, August 29, 2014 in Photos of London

There’s no argument that London’s a fast-paced city: it’s colourful, it’s noisy and it’s full of angry commuters fighting their way down escalators. Now thanks to a little thing called Hyperlapse we can capture our city going about its business at an even quicker speed.

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We Brought Beer brings ‘growlers’ to Balham

Posted at 4:30 pm, August 29, 2014 in Food & Drink
growler © Rob Greig

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When was the last time you popped out to the off licence and picked up a growler? It’s becoming a more common occurrence these days, as growlers – the heavyweight glass bottles sold by beer off-licences to carry beer home in – are starting to appear all over London. In Balham, the new beer shop called We Brought Beer started trading in August, and has imported its weighty brown vessels from the States – which explains their hefty £12.50 price tag. Read the full post…

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Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award winner John Kearns announces London run

Posted at 3:30 pm, August 29, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment

josh kearns

The Edinburgh Fringe has just wrapped up for another year, and that means the results of the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards (the most prestigious comedy prize there is) are in. Out of the seven nominees (here’s the full list) this year’s gong went to tonsure wig and false teeth-wearing absurdist John Kearns (pictured above, minus the get up) for his unique, superbly constructed hour of stand-up, ‘Shtick’. You can read our review from the festival here.

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Three great club nights happening this weekend

Posted at 2:30 pm, August 29, 2014 in Music & Nightlife

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As ever, there are plenty of amazing club nights and parties taking place across London this weekend. We’ve picked out some highlights, below, that you really shouldn’t miss, but be sure to take a look at the rest of our clubs listings for lots more top party options. Read the full post…

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MakersCafe: 3D printing café opens in Shoreditch

Posted at 1:30 pm, August 29, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Food & Drink, Technology

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Three-dimensional printing’s all well and good, but walk into your standard copy shop and ask them to do you a 3D print? Yeah, good luck with that. Read the full post…

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43 superb things happening this weekend in London


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Hard week? Sit back and sip some champers at Tooting Bec Lido, have a picnic with the Disappearing Dining Club, or cut loose on the dance floor with serious sounds from Joe Goddard. Here are the best things happening in London this weekend…

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Five of the best pop-ups happening in London this weekend

Posted at 10:00 am, August 29, 2014 in Food & Drink, Fun London, Top 5

Christabel's Mad HATTERS Tea Party

London sure loves a good pop-up these days. Whether you’re mad for a themed brunch party, chocolate mint julep or a craft beer festival with a beautiful view, this week’s tip-top pop-ups have got it covered. Read the full post…

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London’s top ten dramatic entrances

Posted at 8:00 am, August 29, 2014 in Top 5
Mary Poppins

1. Mary Poppins arrives on the east wind
In PL Travers’s classic tale, the two children of the mildly dysfunctional Banks family are saved from lives of boredeom by the stern lady who floats in on the east wind to blow the competition away (what other nanny could ever compete with ‘A ‘Spoonful of Sugar’?). In childcare terms, dropping into Cherry Tree Lane on a parasol is about as stone-cold badass as it gets. Read the full post…

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TfL launches new map by kidding around with goats on the tube

Posted at 6:00 pm, August 28, 2014 in Transport

Commuters at Vauxhall station may have had a bit of a hold up this morning as a herd of goats went through the barriers. But what was this outing for the four-legged friends from neighbouring Vauxhall City Farm in aid of? A publicity stunt to mark the launch of a new overground map of the Victoria Line, of course. Read the full post…

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On sale tomorrow: Morrissey, Fatboy Slim, Ben Howard and more

Posted at 5:00 pm, August 28, 2014 in Music & Nightlife

Set your alarm, London: tomorrow morning it’s time to get booking for another week’s worth of hot music tickets. Here are the ones we’re particularly excited about… Read the full post…

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