The five best albums from August 2014

Posted at 6:15 pm, September 1, 2014 in Music & Nightlife
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Summer’s gone, everyone – move along, nothing to see here. Yes, there’s a bit of half-hearted, last-gasp sun due this week, but it’s still definitely time to start cupboard-diving for your winter coat. We had some great times in August, though, didn’t we? Here’s our sunsoaked, Instagram filtered nostalgic montage of the five best albums from last month. Listen at your leisure while sipping tea and sniffing sadly. Read the full post…

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Converse want to sneak you in to some free London fun

Posted at 5:15 pm, September 1, 2014 in Free, Fun London
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Converse are out to convince everyone that shoes are boring and sneakers are awesome. How are they supposed to do that? By hooking you with a ton of free stuff, that’s how. Read the full post…

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Five unmissable events at the Scalarama Film Festival

Posted at 4:15 pm, September 1, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment
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The annual Scalarama Film Festival aims to rekindle the spirit of London’s famed fleapit picture palace, the Scala, by rounding up movie fans and DIY exhibitors across the country for a month of screenings in pubs, clubs, galleries and even a few actual cinemas. Taking place throughout September, the festival’s London programme is stuffed to bursting with everything from the most far-out grindhouse and arthouse movies to family events, triple bills and parties. There are far too many incredible happenings to list here, so we’ve selected five particularly eye-catching items that you really won’t want to miss.

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Killer cocktails, free shaves and meat sweats: it’s LondOntheinside’s top tips for September

Posted at 3:15 pm, September 1, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Food & Drink, Free, Fun London

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Laters summer! Now that the beach holidays are done and dusted it’s time to satisfy your grumbling bellies, enjoy London’s best cocktails and chill with some folky vibes. Our mates at LondOntheinside tell us about five things they’re most excited about this month… Read the full post…

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Past ‘MasterChef’ winners take over kitchen of pop-up restaurant and bar

Posted at 2:15 pm, September 1, 2014 in Food & Drink
MasterChef Restaurant and Bar

The nation laughed, cried and salivated as Ping Coombes stole our hearts and stormed her way to ‘MasterChef’ victory earlier this year. What’s next, Ping for Prime Minister? (Better than some of the other contenders, that’s for sure.) Okay, not quite, but Ping has teamed up with this year’s ‘MasterChef’ runners-up Luke Owen and Jack Lucas to host the first week of the MasterChef Restaurant & Bar pop-up from September 2. The kitchen will be taken over by a different team of ‘MasterChef’ cooks from the telly for five weeks until early October. Read the full post…

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Santantango, Pickpocket, Logan’s Run and more great film events happening this week

Posted at 1:15 pm, September 1, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment

Each week, we round up the most exciting film events happening in London over the coming week, from pop-ups and one-offs to regular film clubs, outdoor screenings and festivals. Here’s this week’s top five… Read the full post…

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70 sensational things happening in London this September

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[ Photo: Qurban Mohebi ]

Listen up London, September is going to be FUN! Explore a labyrinth of colour in Clapham, sample delicious dishes from past winners of ‘MasterChef’, snap up a ticket to the Horst photography retrospective, or wave goodbye to summer at a rooftop party in Hackney. Here are 70 fabulous things to look forward to this month.

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Tickets go on sale for Gingerline’s latest secret supper club adventure

Posted at 10:00 am, September 1, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Food & Drink, Fun London

Gingerline © Emli Bendixen

Bored of just eating in plain old bog-standard restaurants? Searching for something more daring with your dinner? Look no further as tickets are about to go on sale for the next Gingerline dining extravaganza. For the uninitiated, Gingerline is a top-secret supper club that pops up at stops along the east London stretch of the London Overground. You don’t know what to expect, what you’re going to eat or where it will be until one hour before when you’ll receive a text with instructions. Over the last four years they’ve fed 10,000 intrepid diners in old churches, basements and whole different galaxies across London.  Read the full post…

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Take me to the river: 16 great things happening by the Thames

Posted at 8:00 am, September 1, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Fun London, Music & Nightlife, Outdoor London

The Mayor's Thames Festival/Adam Lister
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You might think you know the Thames, but have you paddled along it during a kayak rave? As the ‘Totally Thames’ festival launches today to celebrate the pulsing artery of this city, Eddy Frankel heads from the London Wetland Centre in the west to the Thames Barrier in the east in search of the top riverside attractions. Read the full post…

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Overheard in London: this week’s #wordonthestreet

Posted at 6:30 pm, August 31, 2014 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!

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Alexi asks: ‘People who film gigs on their phones – can they be stopped?’

Posted at 3:15 pm, August 31, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Fun London
Alexi Duggins © Rob Greig

Life in London: so many issues. Our inquisitive editor-at-large addresses the ones that nobody dares (or cares) to. This week: concertgoers-cum-amateur videographers Read the full post…

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London’s top ten invisible curiosities

Posted at 12:45 pm, August 31, 2014 in Fun London

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1 ‘Untitled (A Curse)’
In 2012 the Hayward Gallery exhibited a 1992 artwork by American conceptualist Tom Friedman. The twist: the piece was an 11-inch-diameter sphere of space, which the artist had paid a witch to put a curse on. Amazingly, in 2001 it sold at auction for £22,325. Whoever bought it was pretty savvy: it requires next to no dusting, it goes with any design scheme and the cat will be happy too. Or totally freaked. Read the full post…

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