In this week’s Time Out magazine…

Posted at 6:15 pm, April 20, 2015 in News
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This week we’re bringing you a special marathon-themed issue of Time Out. We’ve got tips for runners and spectators heading to the event as well our very own alternative marathon – 26-and-a-bit unmissable events, activities, exhibitions and eats. Read the full post…

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The mystery of the toast Taj Mahal found on the street in Peckham

Posted at 5:30 pm, April 20, 2015 in Fun London, News
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Something has happened. Something so puzzling that a dark shadow of mystery has fallen over London today. Along with, we imagine, a strong smell of burning bread and craft glue.

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Go see ‘The Money’ at Battersea Arts Centre and get a wad of cash

Posted at 4:15 pm, April 20, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment
The Money

In theatre company Kaleider’s new show ‘The Money’, you’re given a big wad of dollars and told to choose how you want to spend them. But before you immediately go out and book a ticket, it’s a teensy bit more complicated than that. You can only spend the money once you have come to a unanimous decision with the other audience members in the room on where to put your bucks.

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Tweed Run 2015 in pictures: the need for tweed over speed

Posted at 4:00 pm, April 20, 2015 in Fun London

It’s probably the politest peloton ever. On Saturday, the annual Tweed Run set off from Trafalgar Square (leaving behind them a number of confused tourists) and made their way through London on a 12-mile scenic jaunt stopping off for spots of tea (gin) and luncheon japes en route. 
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‘I was badly briefed.’ Three highlights from our Ed Miliband interview

Posted at 3:30 pm, April 20, 2015 in Fun London, News
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All photos: Cool Ed Miliband

In the run-up to the general election on May 7, we’re chatting to leading figures in all five major parties. In tomorrow’s magazine, Eddy Frankel interviews Labour leader Ed Miliband about gentrification, UKIP, Diet Coke and Joey Essex. #YOLO.

1. When he reveals his passion for pool

If drinking isn’t your thing, what’s your biggest vice?

‘I’m a secret pool player. Not quite a pool shark, but I’m better than people think. Though that’s probably quite a low bar, actually.

2. When he says ‘crumbs’

David Cameron is apparently Kim Kardashian’s thirteenth cousin. What reality TV star would you choose to be related to?

‘Crumbs, that is a tough question. Oh my goodness, Joey Essex? No, we’re not exactly separated at birth. Jermain Jackman? That is unlikely. You’ve stumped me.’

3. When he learns the word ‘YOLO’

Do you know what ‘YOLO’ means?

‘No. What does it mean?’

It stands for ‘you only live once’.

‘Is that right? That is a good philosophy for politics! It’s about a sense of adventure and doing what you want. Wow! I’ll use it from now on!’

Please don’t.

[He turns to his aides.] ‘If I said ‘YOLO’ to you, what would you say?’ [Silence.] ‘I was badly briefed.’

Read the full interview in tomorrow’s Time Out Magazine.

Also, check out our interviews with:

Nick Clegg: ‘’I can’t say I have very strong opinions [on Zayn Malik leaving One Direction], but it’s a very serious issue.’

Natalie Bennett: ‘This is where I prove I’ve never been cool on the subject of music.’

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Date night: pizza and beer blind date

Posted at 2:30 pm, April 20, 2015 in Dating

Marion Cam date

© David Tett

Every week, two lucky Londoners get to have a night or day out – and it’s on us! We sent Cam and Marion on a blind date, but did they hit it off?

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42 fresh things happening in London this week

Andre Adams[Photo: Andre Adams]

Bounce across the world’s largest blow-up bridge, chomp on an edible garden made from chocolate pebbles, tantalising tulips and a garden wall constructed with loaf bricks and Nutella, or head to Alexandra Palace for a 1950s-style drive-in movie. Here are all the best things to do in London this week.

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A cat film festival, an Avengers triple bill and more of this week’s best film events

Posted at 12:15 pm, April 20, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment


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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Gingerline launch a new Secret Island dining adventure

Posted at 10:00 am, April 20, 2015 in Secret London
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You never know what’s going to happen at a night out with Gingerline. The only thing that’s sure is that they’ll take you on some kind of culinary and geographical adventure. Their new project The Secret Island sounds even more intriguing than usual. They’re testing out a new format called ‘multidimensional dining’ where you’ll be transported to four edible dimensions. Kind of like ‘Interstellar’ but tastier, we reckon!

All we really know is that it’s happening for a month starting on May 19, it’ll be an immersive theatrical experience in a secret location near the east London bit of the Overground and you might have to go through some confined spaces. The Gingerliners say that ‘this will be nothing like what you’ve seen, felt or tasted’ and on that hyperbolic promise, we’re sold!

Tickets go on sale at midday today so be bold and book at

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Quit your job, become a… wine expert

Posted at 8:00 am, April 20, 2015 in Fun London
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Tom Harrow, 36, wine director of Honest Grapes Read the full post…

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Overheard in London: this week’s #wordonthestreet

Posted at 6:30 pm, April 19, 2015 in Fun London


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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Liberal Democrats leader Nick Clegg on Prince, the House of Commons bar and Zayn Malik

Posted at 3:30 pm, April 19, 2015 in News

In the run-up to the general election on May 7, we’re chatting to leading figures in all five major parties. Eddy Frankel met the Lib Dem head honcho to chat Godzilla, Prince and 1D.

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Watch and learn: we spent a day wearing the Apple Watch

Posted at 12:30 pm, April 19, 2015 in Shopping & Style, Technology
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The much-anticipated Apple Watch has almost arrived. It looks after David Phelan for a day in London: waking him up with butterflies, leading him by the wrist to a meeting and giving him a workout as a tiny personal trainer.

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Top five drunken London meals

Posted at 10:30 am, April 19, 2015 in Food & Drink, Fun London, Top 5

1. Kebab

Yeah, you could go to Green Lanes with all the other foodie bores for some ethically sourced lamb, served on a bed of angel tears and artisan houmous. But more likely is that you’ll spend the entire day getting bladdered in the pub and then, at closing time, grab a pitta pocket spilling over with floppy slices of ‘elephant leg’ the colour of a queasy zombie. Which is exactly what you’ll be in the morning.

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The cloves come off for National Garlic Day

Posted at 5:30 pm, April 18, 2015 in Food & Drink

Who would have guessed that stinky old garlic would have its day? National Garlic Day (yes, really) is on April 19 – but you’ll smell it coming for days beforehand, as the cloves are chopped and crushed in London’s restaurants.

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The register-to-vote deadline is this Monday – here’s how to register

Posted at 3:30 pm, April 18, 2015 in News
Register to vote in the United Kingdom for the elections.

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There are still over two weeks until Election Day (it’s on Thursday, May 7) but the deadline to register to vote for the political party you despise least is MONDAY, APRIL 20.  If you’ve moved house recently, you should register so that your name is on the list at your local polling station. Read the full post…

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If there’s one film you see this weekend, make it… ‘Dark Horse: The Incredible Story of Dream Alliance’

Posted at 12:30 pm, April 18, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment
Dark Horse

A documentary about a racehorse? Sure, it sounds like a movie to fall at the first fence. But ‘Dark Horse: The Incredible Story of Dream Alliance’ is one of those everyday stories that will have you stamping the floor like you’ve just put £20 to win on an outsider at the Grand National and suddenly it looks like it might win.

This simple, heartwarming film tells of a group of locals in a South Wales village who all club together to breed a horse and then each spend a few pounds a week on raising it. No one’s more surprised than them when the nag starts winning and…well, that’s enough of the story without spoiling it. Suffice to say, there are ups, there are downs, there’s a cameo from horsey heroine Clare Balding. So, leave your prejudices in the knacker’s yard and give this underdog doc a chance.

Read our review of ‘Dark Horse: the Incredible Story of Dream Alliance‘.

Check out the best new films in cinemas this weekend.

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A football cafe, cracking roasts and sports venues galore: it’s the best bits of Stratford

Posted at 10:15 am, April 18, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment, Food & Drink, Free, Fun London, Music & Nightlife

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Shopping and sport: Stratford’s got the lot (oh, and there’s culture too)

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Get on your soapbox at the Tate Modern this weekend

Posted at 6:15 pm, April 17, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment

Got something you’d like to get off your chest? A burning ambition to sound off/enthuse/rant in public? Then head to Tate Modern this Saturday, where between 2pm and 4pm all-comers are invited talk about a topic of their choice for one minute in the mighty Turbine Hall.

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The biggest and best new films in cinemas this weekend

Posted at 5:00 pm, April 17, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment
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The highest-profile new movie release this weekend is also by far the worst – though how a film starring Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace, Paddy Considine and Jason Clarke could be quite this bad is something we’re still trying to figure out. Based on a bestselling novel and set in post-war Russia, ‘Child 44′ follows Hardy’s Soviet cop as he tracks a serial killer despite the indifference of his superiors. It’s possible that Hardy may have met a Russian once, but he presumably had his fingers in his ears at the time because his accent is completely awful (but then, so is everyone else’s). Read the full post…

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