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Is this London’s dullest man?

Posted at 10:00 am, October 22, 2014 in Fun London
dull man Hugh Barker Hedges

Reckon drain spotting, milk-bottle collecting and hoarding traffic cones sound dull? Well, you’re right. All of the above are the fave activities of the Dull Men’s Club (motto: ‘celebrate the ordinary’). Read the full post…

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Heat map of flat sharing vs affordability in London

Posted at 8:00 am, October 22, 2014 in Maps, Property
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Most of us have probably already worked out that the only way to afford to live in London is to sneakily turn that little sitting room into a third bedroom. That, or live in a cupboard. But have you ever wondered just how much more it would cost to have a little extra space? Well ponder no more, because flathunting website Find A Property has created a fun slidey heat map to show you where you can afford to live solo. As expected, options are fairly limited unless you’re drawing a six-figure salary. Pffft – who wants to live on their own anyway?

Check it out at splittable.co.

By Lucie Horton

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Where do all the tube trains go at night?

Posted at 5:30 pm, October 21, 2014 in Fun London

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‘Each Underground line has one or more train maintenance depots, which are very quiet during the day but hives of activity at night. Getting all the trains in and out of the depots is a carefully timetabled exercise and a huge logistical challenge- especially when you consider that the Northern line, for example, has 106 trains.

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Run for your life with new ‘Apocalypse Training’ fitness app

Posted at 4:15 pm, October 21, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Fun London, Outdoor London
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It’s dark by 7pm, jumpers and jackets are now firm staples of our daily outfit and umbrellas are compulsory. It doesn’t exactly make you want to throw on some Lycra and run around outside. A night in your onesie in front of the latest boxset and a takeaway sounds much better, right? Yeah, thought so. Well fitness instructor Adele Kirby reckons she can change our minds and help us blast off that extra layer of insulation we’ve gained by eating the treats circulating the office. Read the full post…

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Tickets for Tower Bridge behind-the-scenes tours are on sale now

Posted at 3:15 pm, October 21, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Fun London
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Good news London, tickets to this year’s engineering tours at Tower Bridge are on sale NOW! Here’s what to expect from the tour and how to book tickets. Read the full post…

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The UK’s favourite park is in London

Posted at 2:15 pm, October 21, 2014 in News, Outdoor London
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The next time you hear some ignoramus slating London for its lack of greenery, tell ‘em this: London is home to the best park in the UK!  Read the full post…

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Mayfair dining at the Colony Grill Room at The Beaumont

Posted at 1:15 pm, October 21, 2014 in Food & Drink

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No, it’s not the official HQ of that swarm of bees loitering at the end of your garden. The Colony Grill Room is actually a big new space from serial restaurateurs Corbin & King (the chaps behind the Wolseley, the Delaunay, Fischer’s, and so on). This time though, it’s a hotel dining room. Yup, that’s right, they’ve built some luxurious accommodation to go with a restaurant. Which means those bees will have somewhere to rest their furry little heads at night.

See what our reviewer made of the Colony Grill Room here.

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Russell Brand’s ten rules for revolution

Posted at 12:15 pm, October 21, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Fun London

russell brand © Ian Keltie

© Ian Keltie

Scourge of Fox News, famed shagger and emergent voice of the disenfranchised populous, Russell Brand is on the cover of Time Out London today. But it’s not us interviewing him. Oh no. In the true ‘power to the people’ spirit of Big Russ’s revolutionary ideals (as outlined in his new book, ‘Revolution’) we’ve let the masses do the talking. We put your questions to Brand, and he answered them in typically controversial styleRead the full post…

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Four things to do in your lunch break this week

Posted at 10:00 am, October 21, 2014 in Fun London
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Don’t spend this week’s lunch breaks snoozing at your desk, there’s plenty to do in London. Here are some ideas… Read the full post…

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Waitrose accidentally delivers deadly Brazilian spider to a south London home

Posted at 8:00 am, October 21, 2014 in News

brazilian wandering spider ©Geoff Gallice
© Geoff Gallice

Have you heard the myth about spiders laying eggs in the tops of bananas? Don’t google it, you’ll put yourself off bananas for life. Well, we don’t want to freak you all out, but a family in south London has experienced a spider-related incident even more terrifying than biting into a sack of baby arachnids. Read the full post…

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Brian Harvey is demanding to see David Cameron. RIGHT NOW

Posted at 5:45 pm, October 20, 2014 in Fun London, News

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Think ‘Brian Harvey’, and there are three things most people think. These are: Read the full post…

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In this week’s Time Out Magazine…

Posted at 5:30 pm, October 20, 2014 in Fun London
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From ‘what made you decide we need a revolution?’ to, ’my mate thinks you’re an Illuminati stooge’, in this week’s Time Out Magazine we put *your* thoughts and questions to Russell Brand. We also round up London’s most mouth-watering and artery-clogging indulgent dishes and try out the cosmopolitan menu at Sea Containers on the South Bank.  Read the full post…

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