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Got the munchies? Head to London’s weed-themed Cannabistro

Posted at 6:15 pm, May 28, 2015 in Food & Drink
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Ever smoked a joint and thought to yourself – ‘hmmm, I wish I was doing this at a quirky London pop-up restaurant except with more hemp and without the actual joint’? Well, you’re in luck.  Read the full post…

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Learn how to take over the world with your blog

Posted at 5:15 pm, May 28, 2015 in Fun London

Have you got a blog but only post one thing every six months? Or are you putting up loads but only your mum reads it? I’m hosting an afternoon on Sunday May 31, for bloggers of all levels, which should help give your blog a boost. I’ll be giving you all the behind-the-scenes goss on what goes into making this here blog, from how I grew it, my most successful posts and what I’ve learnt over the last four years as the blogmistress. I’ll be joined by Julie Falconer from A Lady in London, who’ll be giving you a foolproof guide to promoting your blog on social media, our very own dating expert Charly Lester, who’ll help you monetise your hard work and Mark Jenkins, who’ll tell you everything you need to know about pimping your blog design, SEO and boosting user experience. You’ll be able to ask questions specific to your blog and meet other London bloggers to swap tips. Hope to see you there! Sonya Barber

Book now at timeout.com.

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On sale this week: The Prodigy, Voices of Soul, Dave Chappelle, Doug Stanhope, Chance The Rapper and more.

Posted at 4:15 pm, May 28, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment, Music & Nightlife
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Get setting those alarms, people – all these great gigs and shows go on sale tomorrow morning. And you don’t want to miss out on any of the fun when it rolls around, do you now? Don’t forget to check our just announced page for the rest of this week’s biggest and best London gig announcements.  

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A pop-up bar serving only tap water is coming to Shoreditch

Posted at 3:15 pm, May 28, 2015 in Food & Drink

London’s latest one-hit wonder – ‘H2Only’ – is set to open in Shoreditch this Friday and this time the only item on the menu will be water. ‘Are they taking the piss?’ we hear you scream. Well, sort of – but for a serious issue. For one day only this pop-up containing a single cold water tap and a stack of cardboard cups will be open to raise awareness for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s H2Only Challenge. Read the full post…

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We Built This City: the souvenir shop with a cool twist

Posted at 2:15 pm, May 28, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment, Shopping & Style
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Up until this very moment, London souvenir shops have never been cool. They’re usually the home of sharp-elbowed tourists, barging their way through aisles of wind-up London buses, unofficial royal memorabilia and Lil’ Wayne vests. But, London’s just gained a new hip, cool, snazzy gift shop. The kind of gift shop you’re happy to take your cousins to when they come to visit. Read the full post…

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Meet London’s most terrifying new statue

Posted at 1:15 pm, May 28, 2015 in Animals, Arts & Entertainment, Fun London
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[Photo: Andrew Meredith]

If you go down to Marble Arch today, you’re in for a big surprise. Because there’s an 11-metre-high bronze cat-with-wings that screams at you FOREVER. Read the full post…

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Take away a freshly brewed play from a London market

Posted at 12:30 pm, May 28, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment
Chris Sonnex and Daniel Brodie Pimlico Market Stall (2)

Roll up! Roll up! Get your fresh theatre! A market stall selling theatrical performances is the latest wheeze from the ever-pioneering Royal Court Theatre. And we’re not talking about any namby-pamby hipster market – *looks meaningfully at Broadway* – but Tachbrook Street Market, an old-school affair in the oft-overlooked working class heart of Pimlico. Read the full post…

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Get free affogatos from We Walk The Line this afternoon

Posted at 10:00 am, May 28, 2015 in Food & Drink, Free
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If you’re looking for a caffeine fix in east London this lunchtime, head on over to Dalston Roof Park, because social entrepreneurs We Walk The Line are giving away free affogatos (a shot of coffee over a scoop of ice-cream). We Walk The Line is a coffee business with a conscience, which recently won Ben & Jerry’s annual sustainable business competition, Join Our Core. The business helps people struggling to find work to get their own coffee cart up and running and they’re currently running a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for the project. So once you’ve knocked back your freebie, you can do your good deed for the day and donate the money you would have spent on your midday mocha.

May 28, noon–2pm, Dalston Roof Park, The Print House, 18-22 Ashwin Street, E8 3DL.

Find out where to get your next coffee hit at one of the best coffee shops in London.

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Bargain alert: 11 of the best summer sample sales

Posted at 8:00 am, May 28, 2015 in Shopping & Style


A bumper crop of sample sales are hitting the capital just in time for the warm(ish) weather, allowing you to update your wardrobe (or your home) and still have money left over to blow on a budget flight. Here’s our pick of the best. Read the full post…

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Lights of Soho: Brewer Street is now the global home of creative neon art

Posted at 5:15 pm, May 27, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment, News
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Brewer Street has already been announced as the new hub of London style – it’s playing host to London Fashion Week from September. Now, the Soho road’s becoming the global home of creative neon art too. Read the full post…

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Rooftop farms, 3D-printed houses and underwater cities: architects predict the future of London

Posted at 4:15 pm, May 27, 2015 in Property

What will the future of London look like? Pretty damn sweet, if these predictions are in any way accurate. TV channel Yesterday asked a panel of architecture and engineering experts to predict how London’s landscape will change over the next 100 years, for a new programme called Impossible Engineering. This is what they came up with. Read the full post…

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Sing Happy Birthday at Ping Pong to get free dim sum

Posted at 3:15 pm, May 27, 2015 in Food & Drink, Free
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Fancy singing for your supper this Thursday May 28? Dumpling joint Ping Pong is celebrating its tenth anniversary by giving away free food and drink to anyone who sings Happy Birthday at one of the eight London branches. To get your hands on a free plate of dim sum and a drink, you’ll need to sing the entire verse of Happy Birthday to the maitre d’, manager or member of staff. And if you fancy sharing your rendition with the rest of the world on social media, tag your post #PingPongSingSong and you could win more free food, as they’re also giving away complimentary meals for two. Yes, you’ll probably feel like a bit of an idiot singing Happy Birthday to a random member of staff at Ping Pong, but if you want the freebies, start warming up your vocal chords pronto.

May 28, at all London Ping Pong branches.

Read more about the best dim sum restaurants in London.

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Pens ready, London! We’re looking for illustrators

Posted at 2:15 pm, May 27, 2015 in Design

The Time Out Studio is looking for London’s best illustrators to work with us on our magazine. Read the full post…

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London might be getting a 300-metre slip ‘n’ slide this summer

Posted at 1:30 pm, May 27, 2015 in Outdoor London
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[Image credit: Luke Jerram]

There’s not a lot you can’t do in London – the fact that we’ve got multiple cafés dedicated to cereal pretty much says it all. But there’s one thing we don’t have and that’s a GIANT WATERSLIDE.

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You can now rent your spare room to tourists without getting fined

Posted at 12:30 pm, May 27, 2015 in Property


Photo: Adrian Scottow

Feeling a bit strapped for cash before payday? Thanks to a change in the law, Londoners can now rent their spare rooms on a short-term basis and basically become Airbnb millionaires. Or at least earn a nice wad of cash. Read the full post…

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Head to Grandad’s Gallery this week and help tackle ageism

Posted at 10:00 am, May 27, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment


Older people are often dismissed by our youth-obsessed society, but a new London exhibition is hoping to tackle ageism face-on. Pop-up Grandad’s Gallery arrives in Camden today, and will show the work of 78-year-old artist Liam Gallagher until May 30.


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London ‘street graphs’ show full impact of the housing crisis

Posted at 8:00 am, May 27, 2015 in Property

Hackney: Average rent in 2005, 2010, 2015

Eurgh, London’s housing crisis! If things keep going the way they are now we’ll soon all be sleeping on bed-desks and in houses with trees growing through them. Probably 20 miles out of London.  Read the full post…

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A Wes Anderson double bill, Sci-Fi London festival, ‘Heathers’ and more of this week’s best film events

Posted at 5:15 pm, May 26, 2015 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…

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Go back in time and get afternoon tea for 7p at The Langham

Posted at 4:15 pm, May 26, 2015 in Food & Drink

There’s pretty much nothing you can get for 7p in London these days – possibly a handful of penny sweets but let’s be honest, inflation has definitely upped the price on those. But to celebrate its 150th anniversary, the five-star Langham Hotel is taking things back to a simpler (and cheaper) time and offering customers afternoon tea for a mere 7p – the price it would have cost in 1865. It’s an absolute bargain by anyone’s standards but especially when you factor in that the whole shebang normally costs a whopping £59 per person. The competition closes tomorrow (May 27) and there are 50 spots up for grabs. Try to bag yourself a table by entering here.

The Langham, 1C Portland Place, W1B 1JA. June 10.

Time for tea? Read our guide to the best afternoon tea in London.

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Video: this short film celebrates four brilliant London buskers

Posted at 3:30 pm, May 26, 2015 in Fun London, Music & Nightlife
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[Busker Joe Bucket plays... the buckets.]

Sure, London’s buskers can vary in quality, but collectively they’re a much-loved addition to our city’s audioscape. (Except maybe the bagpipers.)

The short film ‘Buskberry Grove’, directed by Chuck Iroegbu, captures performances from four of London’s more impressive street musicians. Watch below for the (arguably rather boybandish) singer-guitarist quartet Ogre Melodies, the mellow vibes of hang player Loris Baccala, lap guitarist Mex FS and and the frenetic rhythms of Joe Bucket. (No relation to Charlie. Or Hyacinth.)

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