Dance the weekend away at these three great club nights

Posted at 6:00 pm, August 1, 2014 in Fun London, Music & Nightlife
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Clocking off time is upon us, which means it’s time to party like a trooper. Luckily for you, London has more than a few choices when it comes to clubs, so take your pick and dive in. If you’re not sure where to start, here are some choice selections from the weekend’s clubbing highlights for you to explore and enjoy, and for more top parties and club nights, visit our Clubs page pronto. Read the full post…

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Secret Cinema’s ‘Back to the Future’ reviewed

Posted at 4:45 pm, August 1, 2014 in Fun London, Secret London
secret cinema back to the future © Al Overdrive

© Al Overdrive

Secret Cinema’s latest event – based around the 1985 hit ‘Back to the Future’ – is their biggest yet. But will its enormous popularity also be its downfall? Alex Plim put on his 1950s threads and joined the party to find out. Read the full post…

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Red Bull Culture Clash 2014 line-up just announced

Posted at 4:00 pm, August 1, 2014 in Music & Nightlife
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People who think music is a friendly and fluffy pursuit for like-minded aesthetes are dead wrong. It’s war, people. And the richest battleground for musical warfare is Red Bull Culture Clash, an annual event which takes its cues from Jamaican soundsystem culture and pits big-name bass acts against each other in front of 20,000 people at Earls Court.

This year’s line-up has just been announced, and sees London grime champs Boy Better Know take on NYC rhyme syndicate A$AP Mob (featuring A$AP Rocky) as well as Rebel Sound, which is made up of sub-woofer punishers Chase & Status, Shy FX and David Rodigan. Battle commences on October 30, with tickets costing £20.

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Music, food and fashion at Visions Festival tomorrow

Posted at 3:00 pm, August 1, 2014 in Music & Nightlife
Visions Festival

After a sold-out launch last year, Visions Festival hits Hackney tomorrow for round two. It’s a simple set-up: one day, one wristband, four venues and a couple of dozen of the coolest musical acts on the planet right now. There are also markets (one on a rooftop) selling street food, vintage clothes, designer fashion and zines, a tattoo art exhibition and more arty stuff. At £30, tickets are ridiculously cheap for a line-up this good – we’d definitely recommend advance booking, though there’ll be a few tickets available on the door. Basically, this’ll be great and you should go. Trust us.

Check out our six must-see acts at Visions Festival, then buy your ticket sharpish.

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Free burritos, superjuice and psychedelic rock ‘n’ roll: it’s LondOntheinside’s top tips for August

Posted at 2:15 pm, August 1, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Food & Drink, Fun London, Secret London
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Wondering what to do with yourself this August? Our mates at LondOntheinside have got a few ideas for you… Read the full post…

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Hot Tub Cinema screens ’90s classics in the abandoned Shoreditch Underground station

Posted at 1:30 pm, August 1, 2014 in Fun London
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There’s no rest for the Hot Tub Cinema crew. The tubs are still warm from their 1980s film rooftop bonanza and they’ve already announced their next wet and wild adventure. From August 14 to 21, they’re heading back down into the brilliant old Shoreditch Underground station just off Brick Lane and screening 1990s nostalgic flicks including ‘American Pie’, ‘Clueless’, ‘Pretty Woman’, ‘Austin Powers’ and ‘There’s Something About Mary’ followed by a ’90s music after-party.

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Sew sweet! ‘The Cornershop’ filled with felt groceries opens tomorrow

Posted at 12:30 pm, August 1, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Free, Fun London, News

Artist Lucy Sparrow has spent the past seven months stocking a full-size corner shop with her handcrafted goods made entirely of felt and wool. With the help of a successful Kickstarter campaign, Tower Hamlets Council and the Arts Council, she has dedicated her days to cutting and sewing 4,000 cuddly items including tins of beans, packets of refreshers, tampons, ready meals and milk cartons.

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This fish cray: Five tips for throwing a successful Swedish Crayfish Party

Posted at 10:00 am, August 1, 2014 in Fun London
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August is finally here and that can only mean one thing – it’s Crayfish Party season! If you’re wondering what the heck I’m babbling on about, allow me to introduce you to this wonderful Nordic tradition, natively known as Kräftskiva. I popped my Crayfish Party cherry last summer when my Swedish flatmate threw one in our house and have never looked back.

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58 marvellous things happening in London this August

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Enjoy local craft beers, classic films on warm summer evenings and laughing yourself stupid in pubs? Then you’re going to love August. There are loads of awesome things going on – get these in your diary pronto. Read the full post…

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Sobriety tags: Boris Johnson’s latest crime-fighting idea for London

Posted at 5:45 pm, July 31, 2014 in News

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Pounding head, farts for burps and a big old black bracelet around your ankle – this could be the new hangover triumvirate of doom for boozy Londoners, thanks to a high-tech scheme launched by Boris Johnson this week. Read the full post…

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Donate £2 to charity and get a free milkshake at Shake Shack

Posted at 4:45 pm, July 31, 2014 in Food & Drink, Free, Fun London
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Forget bucket shaking for charity, from this Friday (August 1) Shake Shack in Covent Garden will be shaking up some tasty complimentary shakes for visitors who donate £2 or more to Action Against Hunger. Read the full post…

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The ultimate guide to tube etiquette: 20 things you need to know to be a good commuter

Posted at 3:45 pm, July 31, 2014 in Fun London, Transport
© Robbie Khan

© Robbie Khan

Riding the tube: it’s harder than you’d think. There are mistakes to be made on every platform, at every escalator, behind every pack of confused tourists. It’s all too easy, in fact, to mess things up – resulting in disaster! Or, at least, the seething, passive-aggressive stares of grumpy Londoners.

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