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Bag some free stuff at a Hackney Give and Take Day on Saturday

Posted at 4:40 pm, February 27, 2015 in Free, Fun London
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Looking for some bargain books and free furniture for your new pad? Or maybe you’ve got some bulky bits and pieces you want to get rid of? Head to a ‘Give and Take Day’ in Hackney on Sunday (March 1). It’s like Freecycle in real-life.  Read the full post…

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Top five proud London boasts

Posted at 3:30 pm, February 27, 2015 in Fun London


1. ‘I cycle everywhere’

It’s easy to spot one of London’s many cyclists. Not because they’re on a bike, but because anyone who pedals to work instead of suffering with sweaty strangers on the tube every morning will immediately tell you about it. They’ll place a sympathetic hand on your shoulder and say: ‘I just don’t know how you do it, you must be so unfit. Do you get ill a lot in winter?’ At which point you’ll try to say something witty back, but the mere effort of thinking will leave you short of breath. You win, cyclists. Read the full post…

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Erotic city: provocative dancefloor fun at La Freak Smut Cinema

Posted at 2:10 pm, February 27, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment, Music & Nightlife

 Smut cinema   

At La Freak Smut Cinema, party people are treated to visual kink as well as dancefloor fun, as Oliver Keens finds out.

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Chefs know best: where Chiltern Firehouse’s Nuno Mendes goes for a cheap meal

Posted at 1:30 pm, February 27, 2015 in Food & Drink
nuno mendes © Louise Haywood-Schiefer

© Louise Haywood-Schiefer

Nuno Mendes, head chef at Chiltern Firehouse

Where’s your favourite place to spend a fiver on food?

Broadway Market on Saturdays is a great place to go: there are lovely Indian ladies making amazing vegetarian food, and always a Mexican offering. I tend to head to a stall called Yum Bun which does slow-cooked pork belly served in little Chinese-style steamed buns with pickled cucumber, hoisin and chilli sauce [£4].’ Read the full post…

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43 wicked things to do in London this weekend

Posted at 12:30 pm, February 27, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment, Food & Drink, Free, Fun London, Music & Nightlife, Outdoor London

Darrell Godliman[Photo: Darrell Godliman]

Well done you lot! February = ✔. Reward yourself by taking a glorious walk through Epping Forest, pick up an extravagant ensemble at a panto costume sale in Hackney or laugh yourself silly at a 27-hour charity comedy event. Take a look below at our list below and start planning your weekend! 

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Buy one of Hackney Empire’s amazing pantomime costumes

Posted at 10:15 am, February 27, 2015 in Shopping & Style

Fed up of being outshone by that one mate who starts making their Halloween costume in August? Head down to Hackney Empire between February 28 and March 1 to snap up one of the theatre’s legendary panto costumes. Read the full post…

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There’s a new sex shop in Dalston

Posted at 8:00 am, February 27, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment
Cathie Pilkington

Dalston’s got a new sex shop. Before you get too excited, allow us to clarify.
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Three great nights out this weekend

Posted at 6:00 pm, February 26, 2015 in Music & Nightlife
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Party all weekend with our pick of the best club nights in town – from techno to disco to house. And if for some reason those fail to push your buttons, then maybe the plethora of club nights, parties, pop-ups and one-off events over on our Clubs page will. Read the full post…

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‘Cakeage’: are London restaurants ripping us off?

Posted at 5:15 pm, February 26, 2015 in Food & Drink
cake © Alex Plim

© Alex Plim

The issue of ‘cakeage’ has been in the news recently, with The Sunday Times, The Telegraph and The Daily Mail stoking outrage at restaurants’ corkage-style charges for diners wishing to bring their own celebratory cake to round off a special meal. Crumbs. Read the full post…

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Phewf, London smells! Here’s the fragrant history of five areas

Posted at 4:30 pm, February 26, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment
London mysteries - Napoleon's nose

We asked Dr Alex Rhys-Taylor, lecturer of sociology at Goldsmiths, how the smells of London’s past built the city we love today. Read the full post…

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Tell us about your best prank ever

Posted at 3:10 pm, February 26, 2015 in Fun London
Lent Post-its

Did you once turn all your housemate’s furniture upside down? Or prank your teacher by pretending to faint? Or replace every picture on your mate’s Facebook page with a photo of Sonny & Cher? If you’ve ever done a prank you’re proud of (or been on the receiving end of a hilarious trick) then let us know below. Don’t worry – it’s anonymous. Read the full post…

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Three new dating apps hotter than Tinder

Posted at 2:00 pm, February 26, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment
Spark dating app Station Banner

Think Tinder is still the hottest dating app? Get with the programme. New dating app Spark launches this weekend and they’ve been counting down the days on their website with some rather some nice London-centric photos to get us all in the mood for lurve. Our resident dating expert Charly Lester finds out how to send a Spark ahead of the launch on Sunday, and checks out some of the other new dating apps created for Londoners by Londoners. Read the full post…

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