Instagram account reveals the secret lives of London pigeons

Posted at 10:00 am, September 17, 2014 in Fun London
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Introducing your new favourite Instagram account: @pigeon_stories. Launched a week ago, the satirical feed reveals the untold tales of ‘the vermin of the sky’. Yup, we may spend our London lives ducking and dodging the ‘winged rats’, but it turns out they have feelings too. Read the full post…

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Five things to do on an uncomfortably hot London bus

Posted at 8:00 am, September 17, 2014 in Fun London
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Oh shiiiiit, the temperature on London’s buses has breached the legal limit for livestock AGAIN. That’s right – despite the fact the weather’s been pretty cool over the past couple of months, Boris’s new Routemaster-style buses are burning up. Read the full post…

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Watch out, London’s pavements are exploding

Posted at 6:15 pm, September 16, 2014 in News

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Panic on the streets of London! Westminster Council yesterday released a CCTV video of a a massive fireball exploding out of a pavement in Piccadilly in July. We’ve written about London’s exploding pavements before, but they’re back in the news this week because Westminster is asking Ofgem (the power regulator) and the UK Power Networks operator why exactly there are on average almost two terrifying pavement explosions every single week. Which seems like a fair question to us. Read the full post…

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Dance to decide at the Scottish Referendum YesNoDisco

Posted at 5:15 pm, September 16, 2014 in Free, Music & Nightlife, News

Though making big decisions while drunkenly boogie-ing around on the dance floor may not seem a great idea at first (think beer goggles and one-night stands), Amy Smith and Lilia Prier-Tisdall’s YesNoDisco taking place tomorrow sounds like an excellent choice.

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Power your car on your leftover coffee grounds

Posted at 4:00 pm, September 16, 2014 in Fun London, News, Technology
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London is a city of coffee addicts. There’s nothing we love more than an ethical Kenyan brew from Monmouth, a slow-brewed cup from Prufrock and a quirky espresso in the urinal at Attendant. In fact, we drink an estimated 200,000 tonnes of coffee every year. But what to do with all those left over coffee grounds? Use them as compost? Make a face mask out of them? How about running a car on them? Read the full post…

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Video: Man races the Circle line and wins!

Posted at 2:30 pm, September 16, 2014 in Fun London, Transport
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We’ve all heard of ‘Man vs Food’, now it’s time for ‘Man vs Tube’.

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How to eat like a Londoner: late summer alfresco eats

Posted at 1:30 pm, September 16, 2014 in Food & Drink, Outdoor London

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Don’t give up on the idea of outdoor dining just yet! There’s a good few more pleasant September evenings to come for an alfresco supper (finger crossed) Read the full post…

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Support Andrew Logan’s Alternative Miss World 2014

Posted at 12:30 pm, September 16, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment
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If you’re not yet familiar with Alternative Miss World, you’re in for a treat. Artist Andrew Logan has been throwing raucous parties based on the Miss World forumla since 1972 featuring contestants  men, women, robots and animals! After a five year break, he’s back with another of his legendary parties and this time he’s taking over the Globe on October 18 and co-hosting with none other than Grayson Perry, an Alt Miss World veteran!  Read the full post…

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In pictures: foamageddon hits the River Lea!

Posted at 10:00 am, September 16, 2014 in News
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The River Lea in Hackney Marsh has been hit by an unstoppable man-made monster: The Foam. Escaping from the weir at Lea Bridge Road and almost 10ft deep, it’s been blowing around the nearby parks and pathways and has totally consumed the river in places.  Read the full post…

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Contactless cards on the tube: here’s what you need to know

Posted at 8:00 am, September 16, 2014 in Transport

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Contactless payments have been accepted on London buses since December 2012, so it was only a matter of time before these Oyster-usurping marvels made the jump to the big leagues. That time is now: from today you’ll be able to use your contactless debit card on trains, tubes, the DLR – anywhere you use your Oyster. Woah. Read the full post…

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In this week’s Time Out Magazine…

Posted at 5:45 pm, September 15, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment

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If the term ‘Made in London’ conjures up cringeworthy tattoos, it’s time to think again. This city is brimming with people creating amazing physical things with their fair hands and this week’s Time Out Magazine is dedicated to the artisan trades that are alive and well in the capital. There’s tofu being made on Brick Lane, bikes from Croydon, smoked salmon in Stoke Newington, bells in Whitechapel, honey in Brockley and cola in Dalston. Who knew? If you like to shop local (and even if you don’t), you need to read this.

Elsewhere in the mag we have a chat with Jessie Ware, Douglas Booth and Cerith Wyn Evans, pick out London’s best party venues, learn how to forage, find out about living on a narrowboat, get drunk on autumnal cocktails, review the new Aphex Twin album ‘Syro’ (and give it ★★★★☆ FYI), check out the newest nightlife spots, drink the city’s best cider and choose our top ten beautiful buildings. Phew! Enjoy…

Grab your magazine at your local tube station tomorrow morning, find it at a mainline station or pick it up from one of hundreds of locations across London, or subscribe for 50p a week

You can also buy this week’s issue from Wednesday on your Apple or Android device, so you can swipe, pinch and scroll through at your leisure.

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Video: someone held a club night on a Northern line train

Posted at 4:30 pm, September 15, 2014 in Fun London

Q. Is there anything worse than the tube journey between Zone 3 pre-party and Zone 1 super-club? A. Yes, many things.

BUT we do admit spending 20 minutes in awkward silence while you sip ‘orange juice’ out of a water bottle really isn’t the ideal way to get hyped for a Big Night Out. Luckily some clever clogs have found an excellent solution. Read the full post…

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