15 beautiful photos from this year’s Open House Weekend

Posted at 6:15 pm, September 22, 2014 in Fun London, Photos of London

Some of London’s most iconic buildings opened their doors to the public last Saturday and Sunday as part of the annual Open House Weekend. Read the full post…

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In this week’s Time Out Magazine…

Posted at 5:30 pm, September 22, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment
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Lindsay Lohan has landed. In this week’s Time Out, we talk to the movie-starlet-turned-teen-tearaway-turned-stage-actress about her life in London and forthcoming role in ‘Speed The Plow’. Read the full post…

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Discounts, deals and drinks at Fashion’s Night Out 2014

Posted at 4:30 pm, September 22, 2014 in Shopping & Style

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After upping sticks to Manchester for last year’s event, Fashion’s Night Out is back in London to celebrate all things stylish. Stores on Oxford Street, Regent Street and South Molton Street will be plying shoppers with discounts, deals and free champagne – we’ve picked out the best bits. Read the full post…

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Video: angry driver escapes tow truck by reversing off the back

Posted at 3:45 pm, September 22, 2014 in Fun London, News
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Sure, getting your car towed for parking (illegally) is a pain in the backside (damn laws!). But would you go as far as this guy in Walthamstow who climbs onto the tow truck, gets into his car and rides straight off the back? Read the full post…

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Writing on the wall: help republish a book of 1970s unseen London graffiti

Posted at 3:00 pm, September 22, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Fun London, Photos of London
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After 38 years out of print, Roger Perry’s cultural commentary and graffiti book ‘Writing on the wall’ may soon be republished. George Stewart-Lockhart, an art historian and publisher, has set up a Kickstarter campaign to fund the republication of this old gem, but for the dream to become a reality it needs your help. Read the full post…

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36 fantastic things to do this week in London

Posted at 2:00 pm, September 22, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Food & Drink, Music & Nightlife, Shopping & Style

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Looking for something to shake up your week and make it go a little faster? Why not suss out the stars at the Astronomy Photographer of the Year exhibition, perfect your putting in a Shoreditch warehouse or start your Wednesday morning on the dancefloor with a raucous rave before you’ve even had breakfast. Here are this week’s London highlights…

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‘Gone Girl’ the movie: everything we hoped it would be

Posted at 1:10 pm, September 22, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment
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It was the tube read of 2013 – a twisty, unputdownable thriller about a missing wife, a suspicious husband and a small town in uproar. When ‘Gone Girl’ made bestseller lists worldwide, a big screen adaptation was inevitable – but it could so easily have gone horribly wrong. We were thrilled when it was announced that ‘Zodiac’ and ‘The Social Network’ director David Fincher would be making the movie, with the novel’s author Gillian Flynn writing the screenplay. Everyone’s favourite comeback kid Ben Affleck plays the husband, Nick Dunne, and the brilliantly talented Brit Rosamund Pike takes the trickiest part of all as his missing wife Amy. Now the film has landed, and we’re thrilled to report that it’s a five-star blinder: wickedly funny, savagely intelligent and gripping throughout. Expect critical love, Oscar glory, and mega box office takings when ‘Gone Girl’ is released on October 3. Read the full post…

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Ciao, Roma: A Rome-themed House of Peroni is back in October

Posted at 12:00 pm, September 22, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Food & Drink
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On Friday October 3, the House of Peroni is bringing four floors of Italian food, culture and music back to Holborn – and this time the month-long event’s dedicated to Rome. Yup, the city that brought latin, Sofia Loren and spaghetti carbonara to the world is coming to London ­­– here are five things to look forward to at the HoP. Read the full post…

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Peter Lorre Season, BBS all-dayer, Doc ‘n’ Roll Festival and more great film events happening this week

Posted at 10:00 am, September 22, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment
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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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Seven types of conversation every Londoner dreads

Posted at 8:00 am, September 22, 2014 in Fun London
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Hell is other people. Specifically, these people. Read the full post…

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Overheard in London: this week’s #wordonthestreet

Posted at 6:15 pm, September 21, 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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There’s no place like (a London) home

Posted at 3:30 pm, September 21, 2014 in Fun London
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What’s special about this living room? You are looking at London’s newest National Trust house. Maybe. The NT is showing the world how Londoners live today by temporarily selecting an ordinary home as its thirteenth London property. The winner’s abode will be opened to the public for a weekend (irritating stewards provided) and they’ll get £2,000 in furniture vouchers. So it could be our deputy theatre editor Daisy Bowie-Sell’s 1980s one-bed flat in Forest Hill. Here’s why she thinks her flat’s so ordinary it’s standout. Read the full post…

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