Five quirky pop-ups happening this week in London

Posted at 1:15 pm, August 20, 2014 in Food & Drink, Fun London, Top 5

Jacob's #SnackHappy Parlour

London sure loves a good pop-up these days. Whether you want to trick your tastebuds with a blue cheese ice cream, print your Instagram snaps onto a marshmallow or munch down a meal of pigeon and bugs, this week’s tip-top pop-ups have got it covered. Read the full post…

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Five London hip hop acts you need to know about right now

Posted at 12:30 pm, August 20, 2014 in Music & Nightlife
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Often dismissed as the sole preserve of teenage conspiracy theorists and stoner manchildren, hip hop in the UK appears to be having a moment. With trap saturating this summer’s festival line-ups, and Britain’s only hip hop weekender BoomBap welcoming a record number of heads through its gates this year, there’s never been a better time to dust off your hi-tops and head out to catch some city-grown spitters. Here are five that deserve your full attention.

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Today: half-price food at Bleecker St. Burger in Spitalfields

Posted at 10:00 am, August 20, 2014 in Food & Drink
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London carnivores, this is your lucky day! Not only is Dirty Burger offering 50 percent off food in its new Shoreditch abode today, but now just down the road, Bleecker St. Burger is also taking 50 percent off all food from its truck in Old Spitalfields Market from 11.30am until 8pm. In fact, the two are so close that you could probably eat at one, take the money you saved, stroll on up the road (to burn off a few of the beefy calories) and treat yourself to a second tasty patty. Just don’t blame us if you get the meat sweats after.

Or just take a look at London’s best burgers – you’ll have to pay full price though!

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Listen up! London is the most influential city in the world

Posted at 8:00 am, August 20, 2014 in Fun London, News

City View. Photo: Umbreen Hafeez
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‘We got the power!’ So London, it turns out we’re kind of a big deal. According to American business publication Forbes, our fair city is more influential than New York, Tokyo, Paris, Beijing… and anywhere else, for that matter. Read the full post…

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Abseilers called in to clean Big Ben’s clock faces

Posted at 5:30 pm, August 19, 2014 in Fun London, News
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Now this is what you call a high-flying job. A team of four specialist abseilers are spending the week cleaning the clock faces of Big Ben, AKA the Elizabeth Tower (who actually calls it that?!).

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Sea Life London Aquarium gets some fishy visitors

Posted at 4:30 pm, August 19, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Fun London
Sea Life London Aquarium CLAWS exhibition

Head to Sea Life London Aquarium this week and you’ll catch a glimpse of more than just fish. From today (August 19) until August 25, the aquarium’s exhibiting 11 miniature model people.

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Toilets in training: get pissed at WC in Clapham

Posted at 3:30 pm, August 19, 2014 in Food & Drink
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Public toilets. They have many uses, of course, most of them not very savoury. Until, that is, a few years ago when some bright-minded persons started taking over derelict or abandoned public lavs and repurposing them. First came Attendant, a cute coffee shop fashioned from a former gents’ toilet in Fitzrovia; now there’s WC, a wine and charcuterie bar in Clapham.

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Peckish for a pop-up? The Art of Dining have got just the thing for you

Posted at 2:30 pm, August 19, 2014 in Food & Drink
The Art of Dining, Colour Palate, press 2014

The Art of Dining may be hosting their next event on Blandford Street, but this palatable pop-up should be anything but. The creators – Moro-trained chef Ellen Parr and set designer Alice Hodge – promise to change the colour and vibe of everything with each course, from the music to the mouth-watering grub. Want to know more?  Read the full post…

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Punmeister general Tim Vine officially has the funniest joke of the Edinburgh Fringe

Posted at 1:20 pm, August 19, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment

Tim Vine

With just one week to go before the world’s biggest comedy (and arts) festival, the Edinburgh Fringe, wraps up for another year, TV channel Dave has published its annual top ten jokes of the Fringe.

Tim Vine has picked up the gong for the second time for his one-liner, ‘I’ve decided to sell my hoover… well, it was just collecting dust’. Read the full post…

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Half-price food to celebrate opening of Shoreditch Dirty Burger

Posted at 12:20 pm, August 19, 2014 in Food & Drink

Dirty Burger opens in Kentish Town © Dai Williams
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Warning, if you’re currently on a post-holiday diet, do not read on. Seriously. If, however, you have a rumbling stomach and a grumbling bank balance, get a load of Dirty Burger‘s half-price offer to celebrate the opening of their new Shoreditch digs at 13 Bethnal Green Road today and tomorrow. That’s right ladies and gents, you can get your mouth around some dirty buns and sides and save yourself 50 percent. You’re welcome.

Already bought lunch today? (Rubbish excuse!) Take a look at London’s best burgers and get planning your next burger binge.

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What’s the naughtiest thing you’ve ever done?

Posted at 11:00 am, August 19, 2014 in Fun London
Post-it note confessions

There’s the ‘I stole my boss’s car’ type of naughty and then there’s that kinky bedroom shit. Interpret the question as you will, then, but for this week’s Post-it note confessional, we want to know the naughtiest, most devilish things you’ve ever done.

Go on, spill. It’ll be cathartic. Probably. Read the full post…

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Rinse FM at Notting Hill Carnival: exclusive line-up announcement

Posted at 10:15 am, August 19, 2014 in Music & Nightlife
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Excited about Notting Hill Carnival? Us too – and you haven’t even heard yet what Rinse FM is planning. The legendary London radio station will be abandoning its Brick Lane offices for the weekend, and taking over the Rough But Sweet soundsystem for two days of cutting-edge sounds and good, good vibes. Oh, and one more thing: we’ve got an exclusive scoop on Rinse’s festival-sized headliners. #nbd Read the full post…

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