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There’s going to be a tube strike on Saturday night

Posted at 6:30 pm, March 6, 2015 in Transport
London Underground - Best and Worst Stations

Who’s got a birthday they ‘need’ to go to on Saturday but don’t really want to venture out for? Well, now you’ve got a legit reason to click ‘not attending’. Read the full post…

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Have you got the best beard in London?

Posted at 6:00 pm, March 6, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment

There’s some hairy business going down at Somerset House. You may well have heard about ‘Beard’, the new exhibition of photographs of hirsute gentlemen (and the odd gentlewoman), which has just opened at the venue.  Read the full post…

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Hot Tub Cinema returns to London and this time it’s tropical

Posted at 5:00 pm, March 6, 2015 in Fun London

Hot Tub Cinema - 20 August 2014 / London. Picture credit: Tolga Akmen© Tolga Akmen

It’s fitting that on what should be London’s warmest weekend of 2015 so far, aquatic movie mavericks Hot Tub Cinema announce their totally tropical new venture. The Tub Tropicana Tour features five-date stints in London, Birmingham and Bristol, throughout April, May and June, and will contain more neon flamingos, cocktails with umbrellas in them, eye shadow and spandex than can possibly be healthy. Read the full post…

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The curse of TfL’s hilariously hardline approach to theatre advertising at tube stations has struck again

Posted at 4:15 pm, March 6, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment
Bad Jews

Last year, we were surprised when playwright Mike Bartlett told us that the reason tube adverts for his hit play ‘King Charles III’ had Prince Charles’s face pixelated out was that it’s illegal to use his image on the underground. Read the full post…

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London’s going to be hotter than Corfu on Saturday

Posted at 3:15 pm, March 6, 2015 in News

It’s going to be SUNNY this weekend, y’all. Go, be free! Wear shoes without socks, jump in a lido and have a 99 in the park! Read the full post…

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Pie and mash – too old fash?

Posted at 2:15 pm, March 6, 2015 in Food & Drink
corrigan's mayfair pie

We’ve been going a bit pie crazy here in recent days, what with our mouth-watering round-up of the best pies in London and the arrival of National Pie Week. We’re not ashamed: anything tasty that comes inside a crisp, golden crust makes us quiver with helpless greed. And whether we get it at a flamboyantly upscale place like Bob Bob Ricard or a gloriously old-fashioned chippie like the Golden Union Fish Bar, we’re happy. Read the full post…

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41 fun things to do in London this weekend

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You’ve conquered the week, now let’s hear it for the weekend!  Head to an all-day party at Oval Space, celebrate the amazing women walking the planet at WOW festival or join a six-hour dancethon to raise money for Comic Relief. Here’s everything you need to know about this weekend…

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Clap along if you’re pleased that London now has a ‘happy café’

Posted at 12:00 pm, March 6, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment, Fun London
The Canvas Cafe

If you’re happy and you know it, you’re probably in London’s new ‘happy café’. Read the full post…

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Ten pop-ups you won’t want to miss this March

Posted at 10:00 am, March 6, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment, Food & Drink, Free, Fun London

Holi action at cinnamon kitche

Whether you’re searching for immersive dining experiences, a tasty film event, or you just want to chuck around some brightly coloured powered paint, this month’s tip-top pop-ups have got it covered.

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London’s cat café is one year old!

Posted at 8:00 am, March 6, 2015 in Animals, Arts & Entertainment
cat cafe © David Tett

These days, it feels like you can’t walk around London without some sort of niche café awaiting you. From cereal and porridge to board games, it feels like anyone with a bit of an obsession is opening shop and pulling in all the punters. But there had to be one that started it all. An original. An example for all. And that example, when it comes to crowd-funded gaffs at least, is Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium. Read the full post…

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Fourth Plinth: look Hans Haacke’s ‘Gift Horse’ in the mouth

Posted at 5:00 pm, March 5, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment
Fourth Plinth

At this morning’s grand unveiling of German artist Hans Haacke’s ‘Gift Horse’, the tenth Fourth Plinth commission, the Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: ‘There will be those of course who see this underfed beast, this emaciated quadruped as a warning, a memento mori, a symbol of the obsessive pursuit of austerity and the ‘George Osborne diet’ approach to life, but I say no, my friends, absolutely not.’ So what do you think of the bronze sculpture, which is based on an anatomical engraving by English painter George Stubbs? Is it the tonic we’ve been waiting for in these grim times? Or is it an invitation, as the artist hopes, to make connections and talk about art? Let’s saddle up for the debate to begin.

Find out more about Hans Haacke’s Gift Horse’. Which has been your favourite Fourth Plinth artwork? Vote here.

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There’s now a cereal and crisp sandwich café in Kingston

Posted at 4:15 pm, March 5, 2015 in Food & Drink
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First there was Cereal Killer Cafe on Brick Lane, then Belfast got a Crisp Sandwich Cafe. Now Kingston’s got a mash-up of the two. Read the full post…

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Spruce up your split ends at Blue Tit’s new Brockley salon

Posted at 3:15 pm, March 5, 2015 in Shopping & Style
Blue Tit salon

Put down the rubber gloves and forget about spring cleaning. If you’re anything like us, it’s your hair that’s in dire need of a seasonal shake-up.  Read the full post…

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On sale this week: The Strokes, Channel 4′s Comedy Gala, David Gilmour, Garbage and more

Posted at 2:00 pm, March 5, 2015 in Music & Nightlife
the strokes

Celebrate the start of March and, hopefully, the start of spring in the best way possible: by booking a shedload of tickets for great gigs, concerts and comedy shows. There’s lots of brilliant stuff on the radar this week, so make sure you’re up nice and early when tickets go on sale tomorrow morning – just don’t rush and end up tripping over your cape in the process.

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Oodles of noodles: it’s National Noodle Month

Posted at 1:00 pm, March 5, 2015 in Food & Drink
Koya, Soho

So far this year we’ve had umpteen National Food Days, including British Yorkshire Pudding Day, Breakfast Week, and of course World Nutella Day. We all know these pseudo-awareness days are dreamt up by jaded PRs who have flat-lined creatively, but still we can’t help getting sucked in – after all, who doesn’t want an excuse to stick their head in a jar of Nutella? Which brings us to National Noodle Month (or March, as it used to be known). Restaurants all over the capital – Chinese, Japanese and more – will no doubt be jumping onto the bandwagon, and we predict special menus galore crammed with the exquisite staple. Time to get slurping – but use your noodle to pick the best Chinese restaurants, Japanese restaurants, and ramen bars in London. By Nicola Arencibia

Check out London’s best ramen restaurants.

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Chefs know best: fill up for under a tenner with Michel Roux’s suggestions

Posted at 12:15 pm, March 5, 2015 in Food & Drink

michel roux jr © Bernard Zieja
© Bernard Zieja

Michel Rouz Jr, Founder of Le Gavroche

 Where would you go to eat for less than a tenner?

‘Probably Selfridges to get myself a salt beef sandwich [£8.95 for a regular size at The Brass Rail]. I especially like salt tongue: absolutely delicious. It’s cut to order so it’s cooked fresh every day and made in front of you – which I think is important – rather than being a pre-packaged sandwich.’ Read the full post…

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Dear Boris Johnson, it’s time for a beard tax

Posted at 10:00 am, March 5, 2015 in Fun London
Beard © Flickr: renderdan

© Flickr: renderdan

Dear Boris,

Please excuse my writing this open letter, but I’m sure you’ll understand that a time of crisis calls for such desperate measures. As you know, London faces huge financial pressures. The coming years will bring new challenges: a lack of housing and infrastructure, an increasing population, gentrification, social cleansing, cereal cafés. But to tackle these issues we need money, and (until your party donors get around to paying their tax bills) we just don’t have any. That’s why I’d like to propose a solution that could solve two of London’s biggest problems. It’s time to reintroduce the Beard Tax. Read the full post…

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Ride with pride: hop aboard the rainbow bus!

Posted at 8:00 am, March 5, 2015 in Transport

Remember when TfL rolled out London’s first rainbow zebra crossing to support anti-homophobia in sport? Well, they’re showing support for diversity in the city once again! Read the full post…

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Ten reasons to visit Soho’s new underground, tube-themed bar

Posted at 5:30 pm, March 4, 2015 in Food & Drink, Music & Nightlife, Photos of London

Cahoots©Rob Greig

Get ready, London’s getting a new 1940s themed underground bar called Cahoots and it opens tomorrow.

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There’s going to be a new picture of the Queen on our coins

Posted at 4:15 pm, March 4, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment
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Notice anything different about this coin? Anything at all? The more observant amongst you will have worked out that the above portrait of the Queen is a new addition. Read the full post…

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