London Beer Dispensary in Brockley – all pub, no bar

Posted at 6:00 pm, September 19, 2014 in Food & Drink, Fun London

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© Kim Lightbody

The Late Knights brewery in Penge has opened its first pub amid the bright lights of Brockley. A brewery tap, as such a pub is known, is often a good thing – you’ll be getting the beers served as the brewery intended. But this is no ordinary pub, as it has no bar. That’s right, nothing to lean across while trying to get the bar staff’s attention, nowhere to rest your beer mat, and nothing to lean on while scribbling on the back of a fag packet. Instead, beers are dispensed by friendly staff next to the barrels at the side of the room. Cosy.

To find out more about this innovative approach, read our review.  Take a look at London’s best craft beer bars and pubs here. 

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Three parties you need to know about this weekend

Posted at 4:30 pm, September 19, 2014 in Music & Nightlife

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Can you smell that? That’s the weekend approaching, faster and furiouser than Vin Diesel ever did. Make sure you’re ready for said weekend when it hits by swotting up on the very finest parties and club nights our wonderful city has to offer. As well as the three corkers below, you can also find more fun over at our Clubs page. Read the full post…

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Dancing in the streets: rave your way to the finish line with Electro Dash

Posted at 3:30 pm, September 19, 2014 in Music & Nightlife
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Martha & The Vandellas did it. Bowie and Jagger did it. Even Van Halen did it. Now it’s your turn to dance in the streets! For one night only (Sat Sep 20), Electro Dash will be taking over the ExCel Centre for a night of raving and running.

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How do you plant a tree on top of a 580ft skyscraper?

Posted at 2:30 pm, September 19, 2014 in Food & Drink, Fun London

With the Sky Garden opening in December, we’re starting to get very excited about the ‘floating garden’ that will sit at the top of 20 Fenchurch Street. Read the full post…

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40 glorious things to do this weekend in London

Clive Aldenhoven

[Photo: Clive Aldenhoven]

You’ve nearly made it through another week so why not reward yourself by taking a look at all the fun things on offer this weekend! Watch the Great Gorilla Run, take a masterclass is mixology, dine in the sky in a suspended restaurant, or take in some gorgeous new arts from Yayoi Kusuma or Cerith Wyn Evans. Or try and do all 40 things – we dare you!

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Even a thunderstorm couldn’t stop tech nerds queueing for the iPhone 6

Posted at 12:30 pm, September 19, 2014 in News

 

In case you hadn’t noticed – the iPhone 6 went on sale today. So far, it’s been a calm and casual affair. A couple of fans popped into the near-empty stores earlier this morning, declared the new model ‘overpriced’ and decided to stick with iPhone 5. Other than that no news to report.. Read the full post…

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In pictures: striking photos of last night’s lightning!

Posted at 11:30 am, September 19, 2014 in Photos of London

Lightning in London

Unless you’re an incredibly deep sleeper, chances are you were woken up last night by a succession of rumbling, crashing and banging. After assuring yourself you hadn’t woken up mid-robbery, you may have attempted to sleep through it (yeh, good luck with that!). If you were too busy cursing the noise to look out the window, you missed quite the light show! Take a look at these awesome photos… Read the full post…

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Swing back to the ’60s for the Classic Car Boot Sale

Posted at 10:00 am, September 19, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Fun London, Shopping & Style, Transport
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Ladies, cinch that waistline, slick on some rouge lippy and slip on some gloves. Fellas keep it cool in a monochrome get-up and get your Alfa Romeo Spider revved up. The Classic Car Boot Sale is just around the corner and it’s going to be retro heaven complete with wallpapered cars, dancing and vintage vocals.   Read the full post…

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15 things that you (probably) didn’t know were made in London

Posted at 8:00 am, September 19, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Food & Drink

Wine, cheese, bells, boxer shorts… there are tons of things made right here in the capital that you just wouldn’t expect. From ‘rolled gold’ spectacles in Hackney Wick to fuzzboxes in High Barnet, Eddy Frankel tracks down the locally made items you will want to get your hands on. Read the full post…

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Tincan: would you pay £22 for a tin of fish?

Posted at 6:15 pm, September 18, 2014 in Food & Drink
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© Paul Winch-Furness

Only in London might you find an ‘exciting new restaurant’ (their words) that serves tinned seafood but not much else – and makes this a selling point. This pop-up has lots of pretty tins, opened to order, and served with bread and lettuce leaves. No starters, no puds, no coffee or tea – just sardines, pilchards, octopus and so on, at alarming prices (£7-£22 per tin). Read the full post…

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Good news for the South Bank’s skaters: the Undercroft is safe!

Posted at 5:15 pm, September 18, 2014 in News
Southbank Skaters Undercroft

 

[Photo: Rafa Esteve]

It’s taken three months of discussion, but we’ve finally got good news for the skaters, BMXers and graffiti artists of the South Bank.

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How to drink like a Londoner: the best rooftop bars in London

Posted at 4:30 pm, September 18, 2014 in Food & Drink, Outdoor London

Franks Peckham

The sun is out. Who knows how long it will last. Make the most of it by heading to one of these rooftop bars.  Read the full post…

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