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Chow down on £2 ‘booritos’ at Chipotle this Halloween

Posted at 8:00 am, October 31, 2014 in Deals, Food & Drink
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When you’re finishing work this today and wondering where to grab a quick bite to eat before your Halloween celebrations, head over to Chipotle for a cheeky £2 ‘boorito’ (see what they did there?). All you need to do to qualify for this bloody good offer is turn up in your fancy dress (or smudge your eyeliner and scruff up your hair and claim you’re a zombie). Read the full post…

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Do one, Halloween! Three non-Halloween places to party this weekend

Posted at 5:30 pm, October 30, 2014 in Music & Nightlife

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Are you vexed by the various vampires queueing up to get into your favourite club at this time of year? Bored of bats hanging behind the bar? Are you sighing in sheer despair at all the scrawny skeletons staggering around? Are the zombies giving you the urge to catch some ZZZZZZZs? In short, are you sick to the bloody teeth (sorry) of Halloween everywhere you look, when all you want to do is hit a club? Read the full post…

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Rugby team play stripping game on tube train because BANTER

Posted at 4:30 pm, October 30, 2014 in Transport
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Another day, another douchebag rugby lad story.

Earlier this month, we had the LSE university team facing criticism for sexist leaflets. This time, it’s the Imperial College boys who’ve been kicked off a tube train for apparently stripping on board.  Read the full post…

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On sale tomorrow: Ben Howard, Belle and Sebastian, Tony Bennett with Lady Gaga and more

Posted at 3:30 pm, October 30, 2014 in Music & Nightlife
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Did someone say ‘payday’? Yes, it’s that time of the month when being a wage slave trapped in an unjust capitalist paradigm doesn’t seem quite so bad. Enjoy it while it lasts, by booking for one of these fab upcoming events before they all sell out and you’re left weeping and trawling ticket resale websites. Read the full post…

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Queen Mary University researcher developing Shazam for birds

Posted at 2:30 pm, October 30, 2014 in Technology
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A researcher from Queen Mary University is launching a new app designed to recognise and identify birdsong. (It’s a bit like Shazam but for different species of birds rather than shit songs in loud bars.)  Read the full post…

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Four fantastic and free food giveaways

Posted at 1:15 pm, October 30, 2014 in Deals, Food & Drink, Free

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If you’re feeling the pre-payday pinch and longing for something more delicious than a reduced egg butty from Sainsbos, feast your eyes on these great food giveaways to satisfy that rumbling tummy. Read the full post…

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Queen of Hoxton’s rooftop wigwam returns for another winter

Posted at 12:30 pm, October 30, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment
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A wigwam on a roofop in the middle of Shoreditch? Don’t mind if we do. Yes, WigWamBam is back for 2014 on top of the Queen of Hoxton. This year the candle-lit hideaway is inspired by Britain’s wild outdoors, with moss-covered tree stumps, tangled vines and views of the stars (if you can see them through the light pollution). Think toasting marshmallows around an open fire and you’ve got the right idea.

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London on Instagram: @mervinkaye

Posted at 10:00 am, October 30, 2014 in Photos of London
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While Mervin Kaye’s Insta-pictures always have the same distinct style, he rarely photographs the same spot twice. He says: ‘I always do some research during my free time for spots that I have not visited yet and try to put my own twist on them.’  Read the full post…

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Exclusive: Pillow Cinema comes to Shoreditch

Posted at 8:00 am, October 30, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Fun London
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What’s better than watching a film all snuggled up in bed? Watching something on a big screen whilst lounging on a bean bag, propped up on comfy pillows and being served drinks and snacks, that’s what! Well, that’s what the folks behind wet and wild film party Hot Tub Cinema are hoping, as they launch their brand new concept: Pillow Cinema! Read the full post…

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#mushalloween: see some of the spookiest exhibits in London museums

Posted at 5:15 pm, October 29, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment
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Halloween’s on the horizon and museums around the world are celebrating by posting pictures of their most spooky exhibits on Twitter with the hashtag #mushalloween.  Read the full post…

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Bum tomatoes in Essex taste like crap

Posted at 4:15 pm, October 29, 2014 in News
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Don’t own a garden but want to eat fresh tomatoes off the vine? Then head out to Rochford in Essex, where you’ll find them growing wild. Oh, but wait, they’re growing in the middle of a railway line. And, according to rail union the RMT, they’ve sprung forth from human waste. Yup, this particular plant (snapped by an RMT member) has apparently grown from tomato seeds in passenger excrement dumped on to the tracks from train toilets, then fertilised by yet more commuter bowel bombs. Newer trains have inbuilt sewage tanks, but older ones empty their payload of nutrient-rich manure on the go. The lesson: don’t eat spag bol in Essex. It’s made with what Italians call poomodori.

For more quirky London news take a look at these ladies trying to visit every single museum in London

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Tredwell’s: Marcus Wareing’s latest delivers divisive dinners

Posted at 3:30 pm, October 29, 2014 in Food & Drink
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Some restaurants seem destined to divide opinion. In the week following the opening of Tredwell’s, the new restaurant from celebrity chef Marcus Wareing, I’ve been accosted by several colleagues telling me either how much they disliked their experience at Tredwell’s, or how much they enjoyed the food. Could it be that some people focus on the food, while others are more sensitive to other aspects of dining out, such as the noise level and the prices?

Read on to find out what our reviewer thought of it.

By Guy Dimond

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