Overheard in London: this week’s #wordonthestreet

Posted at 5:30 pm, December 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!

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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Three ways to be good this Christmas

Posted at 3:30 pm, December 21, 2014 in Fun London

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1. Buy Christmas dinner for someone who needs it
For a donation of just over £20, Crisis will offer support, advice and three hot meals (including Christmas dinner) to a homeless person at one of its shelters this winter. Skip that night in the pub and direct the pennies you save to www.crisis.org.uk. Read the full post…

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An alternative ranking of Time Out’s 100 best dishes

Posted at 12:30 pm, December 21, 2014 in Food & Drink
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Last week we delivered a list of London’s most coveted plates in our countdown of the 100 best dishes in London, with the top 100 broken down into bite-sized categories that included the best breakfasts, desserts and street food snacks. But here’s an extra (and fairly essential) ranking of Time Out’s 100 best dishes. Read the full post…

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Christmas countdown: the best festive fun happening in London today

Posted at 10:15 am, December 21, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment
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Start by losing yourself in Christmas, literally, at the Vauxhall Christmas Tree Maze (Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, £4.50), also featuring an ice rink, street-food stalls and a craft market next to a labyrinth of decorated nordmann firs. Read the full post…

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Five ways to have fun with frozen water this winter

Posted at 3:30 pm, December 20, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment

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Drink at the coolest bar in town
If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to get pissed in an igloo – and let’s face it, we all have – the Ice Bar is probably the closest you’ll get. Located just off Regent Street, it’s exactly what the name suggests: a bar where the walls, tables and even glasses are made from imported Swedish ice. And, of course, it’s the perfect place for a drunken rendition of ‘Let It Go’. 31-33 Heddon St, W1B 4BN. Oxford Circus. Read the full post…

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Printstant gratification: London’s best quick fix Christmas presents

Posted at 12:30 pm, December 20, 2014 in Shopping & Style

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Up gift creek without a paddle? Print out an instant gift voucher from one of these amazing London places. Flo Wales Bonner gets picking and clicking. Read the full post…

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Tree-hugging, neon lights and Turkish wedding parties: it’s the best bits of Harringay

Posted at 10:15 am, December 20, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Food & Drink, Shopping & Style

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Harringay will put a spring in your step, and an inch on your waist. Read the full post…

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Message of the bottles: book this wine tasting course now

Posted at 5:30 pm, December 19, 2014 in Food & Drink
London's best wine tasting courses

Still stuck for a Christmas present for your special person? If he or she is mad keen on wine and eager to learn more, the best present you can give is a six-week beginner’s course run by Michael Schuster, one of the country’s leading wine educators. At £299, it is not like buying a jumper. But these six evenings, which take place in Hatton Garden, are going to change their life forever. Alternatively, if you have a New Year’s resolution to learn more about vino, this could be your present to yourself. But also note: the courses are popular, so early booking is a good idea.

For other recommended wine courses in London, take a look here.

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The best pubs with real fires in London

Posted at 5:15 pm, December 19, 2014 in Food & Drink

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It’s getting colder and darker. Time to find a nice cosy spot for a drink… Read the full post…

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Ten Instagram pictures you probably took this year

Posted at 4:15 pm, December 19, 2014 in Fun London
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Photos: @manaalkhatri, @sharontakhar, @weareallinthegutters, @ashleyscarborough, @oliviababe, @09aimeeaimee

1. The Martin Creed selfie

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Three great grottos to meet Father Christmas in London

Posted at 3:15 pm, December 19, 2014 in Fun London

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Have you been naughty or nice?

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‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’ in stats

Posted at 2:30 pm, December 19, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment
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Hearken, fans of ancient data, for here is the saga of ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’ in statistical form. Andy Hill is full of Middle-earthly facts and figures. Read the full post…

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