Listen up! London is the most influential city in the world

Posted at 8:00 am, August 20, 2014 in Fun London, News

City View. Photo: Umbreen Hafeez
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‘We got the power!’ So London, it turns out we’re kind of a big deal. According to American business publication Forbes, our fair city is more influential than New York, Tokyo, Paris, Beijing… and anywhere else, for that matter. Read the full post…

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Abseilers called in to clean Big Ben’s clock faces

Posted at 5:30 pm, August 19, 2014 in Fun London, News
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Now this is what you call a high-flying job. A team of four specialist abseilers are spending the week cleaning the clock faces of Big Ben, AKA the Elizabeth Tower (who actually calls it that?!).

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Sea Life London Aquarium gets some fishy visitors

Posted at 4:30 pm, August 19, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Fun London
Sea Life London Aquarium CLAWS exhibition

Head to Sea Life London Aquarium this week and you’ll catch a glimpse of more than just fish. From today (August 19) until August 25, the aquarium’s exhibiting 11 miniature model people.

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Toilets in training: get pissed at WC in Clapham

Posted at 3:30 pm, August 19, 2014 in Food & Drink
WC

Public toilets. They have many uses, of course, most of them not very savoury. Until, that is, a few years ago when some bright-minded persons started taking over derelict or abandoned public lavs and repurposing them. First came Attendant, a cute coffee shop fashioned from a former gents’ toilet in Fitzrovia; now there’s WC, a wine and charcuterie bar in Clapham.

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Peckish for a pop-up? The Art of Dining have got just the thing for you

Posted at 2:30 pm, August 19, 2014 in Food & Drink
The Art of Dining, Colour Palate, press 2014

The Art of Dining may be hosting their next event on Blandford Street, but this palatable pop-up should be anything but. The creators – Moro-trained chef Ellen Parr and set designer Alice Hodge – promise to change the colour and vibe of everything with each course, from the music to the mouth-watering grub. Want to know more?  Read the full post…

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Punmeister general Tim Vine officially has the funniest joke of the Edinburgh Fringe

Posted at 1:20 pm, August 19, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment

Tim Vine

With just one week to go before the world’s biggest comedy (and arts) festival, the Edinburgh Fringe, wraps up for another year, TV channel Dave has published its annual top ten jokes of the Fringe.

Tim Vine has picked up the gong for the second time for his one-liner, ‘I’ve decided to sell my hoover… well, it was just collecting dust’. Read the full post…

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Half-price food to celebrate opening of Shoreditch Dirty Burger

Posted at 12:20 pm, August 19, 2014 in Food & Drink

Dirty Burger opens in Kentish Town © Dai Williams
© Dai Williams

Warning, if you’re currently on a post-holiday diet, do not read on. Seriously. If, however, you have a rumbling stomach and a grumbling bank balance, get a load of Dirty Burger‘s half-price offer to celebrate the opening of their new Shoreditch digs at 13 Bethnal Green Road today and tomorrow. That’s right ladies and gents, you can get your mouth around some dirty buns and sides and save yourself 50 percent. You’re welcome.

Already bought lunch today? (Rubbish excuse!) Take a look at London’s best burgers and get planning your next burger binge.

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What’s the naughtiest thing you’ve ever done?

Posted at 11:00 am, August 19, 2014 in Fun London
Post-it note confessions

There’s the ‘I stole my boss’s car’ type of naughty and then there’s that kinky bedroom shit. Interpret the question as you will, then, but for this week’s Post-it note confessional, we want to know the naughtiest, most devilish things you’ve ever done.

Go on, spill. It’ll be cathartic. Probably. Read the full post…

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Rinse FM at Notting Hill Carnival: exclusive line-up announcement

Posted at 10:15 am, August 19, 2014 in Music & Nightlife
Rinse

Excited about Notting Hill Carnival? Us too – and you haven’t even heard yet what Rinse FM is planning. The legendary London radio station will be abandoning its Brick Lane offices for the weekend, and taking over the Rough But Sweet soundsystem for two days of cutting-edge sounds and good, good vibes. Oh, and one more thing: we’ve got an exclusive scoop on Rinse’s festival-sized headliners. #nbd Read the full post…

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Fancy a call from Sherlock Holmes? London’s Talking Statues start today

Posted at 8:00 am, August 19, 2014 in Free, Fun London, Outdoor London
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As of today (August 19), if you happen upon one of 35 selected public statues across London (and Manchester) you can swipe a code mounted nearby and listen to an audio monologue from the likes of Isaac Newton, Queen Victoria or Sherlock Holmes.

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In this week’s Time Out Magazine…

Posted at 6:30 pm, August 18, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment

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Wah! Summer is turning to autumn and our quota of days spent lazing on the park is almost up for 2014. In this week’s Time Out we give you the inside scoop on what to do with the last splashes of sunshine – from pedalos to pop-ups. Plus, we look back at all the summer’s trends.

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Behold London’s amazing rainbow house

Posted at 5:30 pm, August 18, 2014 in Fun London
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Does your house have a slide in it? No? Four million quid can put that right today.

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