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Overheard in London: this week’s #wordonthestreet

Posted at 6:30 pm, January 25, 2015 in Fun London
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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: timeout.com/wotsbook​.

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Crossrail may make house prices jump by 50 percent

Posted at 3:30 pm, January 25, 2015 in News, Property, Transport

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Considering buying a new home near London? You’d better take a look at this. Read the full post…

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Where the cast of ‘Girls’ would hang out if they lived in London

Posted at 12:35 pm, January 25, 2015 in TV
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Lena Dunham’s ‘Girls’ is New York to its core, but what if it were set in London? Sonya Barber and Elizabeth Darke imagine how different the ladies’ lives would be on this side of the pond.  Read the full post…

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Let’s hear it for the boys! London squad Ascension Eagles call out for more male cheerleaders

Posted at 10:15 am, January 25, 2015 in Fun London
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Cheerleading: it’s just for bitchy US high-school girls and Kirsten Dunst, right? Wrong. Chris Mandle finds out what it takes to be a male cheerleader.  Read the full post…

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Five London venues set for big things in 2015

Posted at 5:30 pm, January 24, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment, Fun London
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London has finally been recognised as the best city in Europe for events, and 2015 is set to be the capital’s biggest year. Fabric’s triumphant avoidance of closure has set the tone for a massive year, with exciting renovations, brand new openings, and an iconic, world-famous new-comer. Looking to hire somewhere for an event? We asked the experts at Hirespace for five places set to be at the centre of the action in the coming months. Read the full post…

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We want a GIANT origami boat like this one

Posted at 3:30 pm, January 24, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment, Fun London, News

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The Big Bang Fair, which promotes careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects to young people, has designed and crafted an impressively large origami boat and set sail on Southwark Boating Lake.   Read the full post…

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The world’s best bar, pungent cheese, and Sherlock Holmes: it’s the best bits of Marylebone

Posted at 12:35 pm, January 24, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment, Food & Drink, Fun London, Music & Nightlife

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Get out of the gutter and hobnob with the stars in Marylebone. Read the full post…

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Superbowls: London’s gourmet grains

Posted at 10:15 am, January 24, 2015 in Food & Drink
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The Cereal Café proved that breakfast is big business. But it’s not all American and sugary: Andy Hill starts the day with the best of London’s gourmet grains. Read the full post…

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Petition to save all of the Eduardo Paolozzi Tottenham Court Road mosaic

Posted at 5:15 pm, January 23, 2015 in News, Transport

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Despite the obvious disruption to service, most people are enjoying the shiny new Tottenham Court Road tube station. But not everyone’s happy. Word is out that London will be losing part of its iconic Eduardo Paolozzi mosaics, and people aren’t happy about it. Read the full post…

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In pictures: Camden Market gets a street art makeover before being pulled down

Posted at 4:15 pm, January 23, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment
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London as we know it is rapidly disappearing. Everywhere you look there are construction sites and new towers scraping the skies. Tottenham Court Road is already unrecognisable, and now Camden Market is getting the same treatment. But before the vacated buildings are demolished, The Real Art of Street Art collective have struck up a deal with Camden council to add a splash of colour to the area that includes Hawley Street before it’s torn down next month. If you can’t get to Camden before then, have a sneak peak here…  Read the full post…

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Judge Bread: Sylvester Stallone is the new face of Warburton’s

Posted at 3:00 pm, January 23, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment

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In a stunning development that British Baker magazine called ‘a power-pairing of bakery meets Hollywood’, it was announced this morning that ‘Rocky’, ‘Rambo’ and ‘The Expendables’ star, Oscar-winning screenwriter, occasional director and lifelong art aficionado Sylvester Stallone is to be the new face of Warburton’s bread for a series of UK TV ads. Following reports that the company has been struggling in recent years, the recruitment of one of the world’s most recognisable stars is sure to remind everyone that old-school sliced bread is way better than any of that fancy artisan spelt nonsense. Read the full post…

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Extra tickets released for Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

Posted at 2:00 pm, January 23, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment, News
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Good news, fashion fans: the V&A has just released over 50,000 extra tickets for its jaw-dropping Alexander McQueen retrospective, ‘Savage Beauty’, due to massive public demand. It’ll also now run for an extra two weeks, now closing on August 2, with extra viewing slots to be made available in the early mornings and evenings. Read the full post…

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