Say it with a ring: give your loved one a bronze arsehole for Christmas

Posted at 6:30 pm, December 22, 2014 in Fun London
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Still looking for that one-off Christmas gift for that special someone? How about a bronze bumhole? Alexi Duggins gets his arse cast for posterity. Photography David Sandison

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Six brilliant places to do your last-minute Christmas shopping

Posted at 5:30 pm, December 22, 2014 in Shopping & Style
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So, with crushing inevitability, you’ve left all your shopping to the last minute again. At this late stage in the game, Oxford Street is a no-go, unless apocalyptic shop-floor scenes and punch-ups by the checkout are your bag. Like the helpful elves that we are, we’ve rounded up the best independent stores for gift-gathering. Read the full post…

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Help save Denmark Street

Posted at 4:30 pm, December 22, 2014 in Music & Nightlife
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In the game of heritage destruction bingo currently being played in central London, it looks like Denmark Street’s number is up. Last week it was announced that legendary venue the 12 Bar Club will be evicted in January. Now the home of London’s music shops is fighting for the same conservation status as places like Hatton Garden and Savile Row. Stars such as Pete Townshend and Marc Almond are among 18,000 signatories to a petition. Sign up and stick it to the man, man.

Sign the petition now.

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In this week’s Time Out Magazine…

Posted at 3:30 pm, December 22, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment

It’s the LAST MAGAZINE OF 2014! We know, we can’t believe it either. In this week’s mag, you’ll find a plethora of delights. We’ve got the best of 2015 broken down into pop-ups, tweets, drones, property, porn, apps and cats, plus our predictions for the year ahead. We’ve got a guide to the January sales, an interview with Amy Adams, a 2014 music quiz and all you need for a banging NYE!

Grab your magazine at your local tube station tonight or tomorrow morning, find it at a mainline station or pick it up from one of hundreds of locations across London, or subscribe for 50p a week

You can also buy this week’s issue from Wednesday on your Apple or Android device, so you can swipe, pinch and scroll through at your leisure.

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London on Instagram: @HousesofLDN

Posted at 2:30 pm, December 22, 2014 in Photos of London
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HousesofLDN is a photography project curated by a group of friends: Karen, Sabrina, Rosella and Steffi.

The four were regularly meeting up to explore new areas of London when they decided to start running an Instagram account together. Falling in love with the architecture of the city, they decided to start a feed celebrating the best photos taken of London’s houses.

We asked them to give us a tour of London via their Instagram account. Read the full post…

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Spend less, eat well: where to go for London’s best affordable meals

Posted at 1:30 pm, December 22, 2014 in Food & Drink

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Our list of the 20 best restaurant openings of 2014  is not restricted to places that only the one percent can afford. There’s only one restaurant on the list that we classify as luxury (£121 and above for two with wine and service). And since that’s the Chiltern Firehouse, where you can’t get a table unless you’re a Hollywood AAA-lister (or head of state, at the very minimum), the cost is irrelevant. Read the full post…

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33 merry events happening in London this week

Posted at 12:30 pm, December 22, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Food & Drink, Free, Fun London, Music & Nightlife, Outdoor London

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If you’re spending Christmas in London this year, you’re in for a treat! Take a Christmas Day bike ride through the beautifully quiet streets, a walking tour of the London Samuel Pepys would have known, or cheer on the Serpentine Swimming Club as they race through icy waters. Here are all the things you need to know for the best festive Xmas week in the capital. Merry Christmas everyone! 

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‘ET’, ‘Back to the Future’ trilogy and other film fun happening over the next two weeks

Posted at 10:30 am, December 22, 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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Christmas countdown: the best festive fun happening in London today

Posted at 9:15 am, December 22, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment

There are only a few days left for buying presents, so pick up any last-minute gifts (or for most people: actually start your Christmas shopping) at the Tate Modern Christmas Market where you can rummage for crafty bits, jewellery, toys and more. Read the full post…

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Overheard in London: this week’s #wordonthestreet

Posted at 5:30 pm, December 21, 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!

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:​.

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Three ways to be good this Christmas

Posted at 3:30 pm, December 21, 2014 in Fun London


1. Buy Christmas dinner for someone who needs it
For a donation of just over £20, Crisis will offer support, advice and three hot meals (including Christmas dinner) to a homeless person at one of its shelters this winter. Skip that night in the pub and direct the pennies you save to Read the full post…

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An alternative ranking of Time Out’s 100 best dishes

Posted at 12:30 pm, December 21, 2014 in Food & Drink

Last week we delivered a list of London’s most coveted plates in our countdown of the 100 best dishes in London, with the top 100 broken down into bite-sized categories that included the best breakfasts, desserts and street food snacks. But here’s an extra (and fairly essential) ranking of Time Out’s 100 best dishes. Read the full post…

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