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Bucking the trend: take a ride on Steam & Rye’s new rodeo bull

Posted at 10:00 am, April 16, 2014 in Fun London
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You know what really settles the stomach after a night of excessive eating and drinking? A gentle ride on a rodeo bull – said no one ever. We don’t advise testing out Steam & Rye’s new £60,000 hydraulic-powered Las Vegas bucking bronco after having a vast amount of bevvies, but luckily you won’t see too much spewing as there’s a drink and ride breathalyser test to pass before you can get in the saddle. So if you think you’ve got the balance (and the stomach) to take on the UK’s first professional standard rodeo bull, head down one Monday evening to give it a try. Or just get a good seat and watch city workers wearing cowboy hats and ponchos get hurled through the air. The choice is yours.

Read our review of Steam & Rye

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Imagine the future of medicine with funnyman Dara O’Briain

Posted at 8:00 am, April 16, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment
Imagining the future of medicine

If there’s one person capable of making science even more fascinating than it already it is, it’s this guy. No, not Professor Brian Cox. Why is everyone so obsessed with Brian Cox? It’s TV funnyman and your favourite mathematical physicist, Dara O’Briain.

On April 21, the Irish comedian is hosting an event at the Royal Albert Hall where a plethora of speakers from around the world will be ‘Imagining the Future of Medicine’ during an afternoon of discovery and wonder. Among the speaks are ‘Bad Science’ author Ben Goldacre, the world’s eleventh most patented living inventor Jay Walker plus former TED speakers Tali Sharot and Sarah-Jayne Blakemore. And to top things off, there will also be a performance from the London Olympic Opening Ceremony singers The Kaos Singing Choir for Deaf and Hearing Children. Tickets are on sale now so don’t waste your Bank Holiday Monday, learn something new instead.

Tickets were £30, now £20! Buy yours now at uk-offers.timeout.com.

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BoJo flies high in this ace new mobile game

Posted at 5:30 pm, April 15, 2014 in Fun London
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CityMapper has him teleporting. The Olympics had him zipping (and dangling). And now you can make BoJo have a flapping good time thanks to an ingenious clone of the ridiculously successful twitch game, ‘Flappy Bird’. Since the creator of the original game removed it from sale earlier this year, clones have been popping up right left and centre – including Drake and Miley Cyrus themed games along with approximately 100 other clones in total – but we only have eyes for one: ‘Flappy Mayor’.

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Eggspensive news: Harrods window display gets egged (Fabergé egged, that is)

Posted at 4:30 pm, April 15, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Fun London, News
Third Imperial Easter Egg

If pointlessly decadent golden eggs are your thing, get yourself along to Harrods. The Knightsbridge department store has collaborated with Fabergé, to create window displays that showcase the world of the famed Russian jeweller, from its notorious Imperial Easter Eggs to today’s contemporary creations. Read the full post…

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Sundance London is coming: here are five ways to get involved

Posted at 3:30 pm, April 15, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment

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Next weekend sees the launch of the Sundance London Film Festival at the O2, the little sister of the independent festival in Park City, Utah. Showcasing the best titles from this year’s US festival alongside a number of special events and classic Sundance favourites, it’s an unmissable event for film lovers. Here are five ways to take part. Read the full post…

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Watch Disclosure’s full live set at Ally Pally

Posted at 2:15 pm, April 15, 2014 in Music & Nightlife

Disclosure © Flickr: @Kmeron

It sucks when you miss out on a really great gig, but here’s the next best thing. Over the next few weeks, in association with LoveLive, we’ll be bringing you unseen videos of top bands and artists performing live here in London. Grab a front-row spot and watch high-quality video of the whole set, as some of today’s biggest musical names perform breathtaking live shows.

This week, we’re streaming Disclosure’s huge homecoming gig, which took place at Alexandra Palace last month. We picked garage-pop masterpiece ‘Settle’ by the Lawrence brothers as the best album of 2013, and right now you can watch them bring it to life in front of a crowd of 10,000 mad-for-it Londoners, with a cast of great guest vocalists including Sam Smith, AlunaGeorge and Sasha Keable. Grab your headphones, hit play and enjoy the first of our LoveLive performances – and don’t forget to check back for sets over the next few weeks by Haim, Bombay Bicycle Club, Clean Bandit and more.

Watch Disclosure live at Alexandra Palace now.

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18 reasons to celebrate the Purple Wedding (spoiler alert!)

Posted at 1:15 pm, April 15, 2014 in TV
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After four long years, fans of the hit HBO fantasy show can finally celebrate one of the deaths in ‘Game of Thrones’. After gasping over Ned Stark, weeping over Drogo and full blown crying after Robb Stark and the gang, we can finally say ding-dong, the dong is gone! Yes, Viserys Targaryen suffered a spectacular golden shower and Mirri Maz Duur went up in flames but there was one death that has been on everyone’s minds and last night, King Joffrey finally bit the dust. Read the full post…

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Eyes on the sky, people: the International Space Station will pass over London TONIGHT

Posted at 12:00 pm, April 15, 2014 in Fun London, Outdoor London

 International Space Station © Nasa

If you see a bright object soaring across the London sky this evening, don’t start shrieking, crying, or hysterically tweeting Will Smith for help. Because what may at first glance seem like the early stages of an alien invasion is in fact just a harmless little visit from the International Space Station, which is due to fly over the city at approximately 9.02pm tonight.

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Get yourself pretty with a free spa in the city

Posted at 10:00 am, April 15, 2014 in Shopping & Style
Broadgate Wellness Spa

In need of a treat? You’re in luck, especially if you work near Broadgate Welcome Centre, as it’s launching a totally FREE two-day spa to give London a little ‘me time’, after a study revealed 85 percent of city workers rarely find the time to pamper themselves.

Popping up in the middle of the city, the spa will offer trendy treatments including Hatha yoga and mini-manicures in an attempt to pepper Londoner’s busy schedules with a slice of nice. Space NK will be offering advice on skincare, Virgin Active will be detoxing the mind with meditation sessions and Charles Worthington will be sharing styling secrets so you’re ahead of the game. What’s the catch? Spaces are limited so get booking ASAP.

Broadgate Wellness Spa will be at the Broadgate Welcome Centre on April 23-24. For availability and booking head to broadgate.co.uk.

 

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Words of note: strangers leave sticky notes for passers by

Posted at 8:00 am, April 15, 2014 in Fun London
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Living in this city can be hard work at times. Rushing about, being smashed into strangers on the tube, working like a gherkin. Sometimes you just need someone to say a kind word and everything can feel a million times better. Well one generous soul did just that last week when they left these little sticky notes of joy at Westminster station to cheer up passers by. Read the full post…

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Catch them while you can: mega movie preview in tomorrow’s Time Out

Posted at 5:56 pm, April 14, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment
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Ohhh we do love a man in spandex. If you feel the same, you’ll want to check out tomorrow’s issue of Time Out Magazine where ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ star Andrew Garfield reveals that it took three people and a giant shoehorn to get him into his stretchy suit. We’ve also rounded up the other blockbuster films coming out this summer and created a handy quiz to work out which ones you should watch. Read the full post…

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What’s the biggest lie your parents ever told you (or the funniest thing you’ve told a child?)

Posted at 4:30 pm, April 14, 2014 in Fun London
Post it confessions

Did your parents ever tell you something you believed into adulthood? Have you concocted a porkie to get your kids to shut up? If so, tell us for a confessional feature in next week’s magazine – oh, and here on the blog, obviously. It’s all completely anonymous. (Bonus points if you write it down on a Post-it and send us the photo.) Read the full post…

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