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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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43 fabulous things happening this weekend

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Well hello there payday! Wondering how to spend your weekend of replenished bank account bliss? How about a cocktail in an underground loo? Some drunken dancefloor democracy? Some powerful war photography? Or there’s always just jumping into a massive room full of white balls (obviously our personal favourite). Here’s a bunch of cracking ways to enjoy this marvellous weekend. Read the full post…

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Wireless Festival 2015 line-up: Drake is headlining – for real this time

Posted at 12:00 pm, January 30, 2015 in Music & Nightlife

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Remember when Drake dropped out of headlining Wireless last year, and London got a double-dose of Kanye (in full rant mode) instead? Good news, everyone: the world’s smoothest Canadian is back on top of the bill for 2015. Wireless returns to Finsbury Park on July 3, 4 and 5, and Drake’s set to croon his heart out as a headliner on Friday night. We’re pretty sure he’s actually going to show up this time, too, so prepare to get v v emotional. Read the full post…

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Meet GoodSAM: the app that could save your life

Posted at 10:00 am, January 30, 2015 in Technology
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Thanks to the success of Grindr, Tinder and Uber, there are now heaps of apps that match two people together using their location. And while those apps are all pretty useful, GoodSAM – the latest to harness the technology – is the only one that could save your life.  Read the full post…

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Run away with the circus without leaving London

Posted at 8:00 am, January 30, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment, Fun London
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This weekend is the annual Clowns’ Church Service, held in east London to remember Joey Grimaldi, the father of modern clowning. It’s a wonderfully surreal spectacle of clowns dressed up in their Sunday best. If you’ve always dreamed of running off and joining the circus, here’s a few places you can get a circus fix without leaving zone 4. Read the full post…

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Goodbye Dippy: a history of the Natural History Museum’s entrance hall

Posted at 5:00 pm, January 29, 2015 in Fun London
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Dippy, the Natural History Museum’s famous diplodocus, is being replaced by a blue whale skeleton. He’s not the first to get booted out of the museum’s entrance hall, though. Here’s a timeline of its last 130 years. Read the full post…

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On sale this week: The Who, Clarence Darrow, Drenge, Van Morrison, ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic, Jungle, Kevin Bridges and more

Posted at 4:00 pm, January 29, 2015 in Music & Nightlife
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It’s been a mighty week for live announcements, with all kinds of ace gigs, concerts, comedy shows and theatre runs appearing. Take full advantage of all this great stuff and make sure you get booking tickets tomorrow morning. And remember, if you’re after more live music, there’s plenty to be found over at our Just announced page. Read the full post…

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Amazeballs: There’s a big ball pit in west London and you can go play in it

Posted at 3:00 pm, January 29, 2015 in Free, Fun London

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Have you ever gazed longingly at the ball pits in Ikea and wished that you were wildly frolicking in there, instead of having an argument about Billy bookcases? Join the club. Well we’ve got great news – there’s a big ol’ ball pit for grown-ups right here in London and you can get involved!

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Watch Time Out London’s deeply strange 1980s commercial

Posted at 1:30 pm, January 29, 2015 in Fun London, TV

The 1980s were a pretty weird decade and our advertising was no exception. Creatively titled YouTube channel ‘UK TV Adverts / Promos’ has unearthed this deeply odd Time Out commercial – there’s no dialogue and  a lot of robots, climaxing in a robot saying ‘TIME OUT’ in a robot voice. And that’s pretty much it! Take that, Don Draper. Read the full post…

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Three great nights out this weekend

Posted at 12:30 pm, January 29, 2015 in Music & Nightlife
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Stuck for ideas for where to find some fun this weekend? Let us guide you towards three top parties taking place. And if none of the below push your buttons, remember there are plenty more club nights, parties, pop-ups and one-off events over at our Clubs page. Read the full post…

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Get transported into ‘Kingsman’ (while you’re in Westfield)

Posted at 10:15 am, January 29, 2015 in Shopping & Style
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Much-hyped Colin Firth flick ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service‘ is out now, and the makers of the film are giving you the chance to immerse yourself in its world (while you’re actually in Westfield).  They’ve teamed up with Google to set up a booth in the shopping centre where fans can see themselves in one of three key scenes from the movie, dressed in clothes from the Mr Porter x Kingsman Collection. Read the full post…

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In pictures: New York’s old subway cars are buried at sea

Posted at 8:15 am, January 29, 2015 in Photos of London, Transport
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Here in London, old tube trains are usually recycled in some form or another: donated to the London Transport Museum, bequeathed to other, lesser railways, or simply melted down and turned into fizzy drink cans. Read the full post…

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