This is one way to get dog owners to scoop the poop

Posted at 2:30 pm, August 21, 2014 in News
Spelthorne Borough Council

‘What a cute picture of a little kid eating chocolate… oh, OH GOD.’  That’s the standard reaction to this anti-dog fouling poster commissioned by Spelthorne council.

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This is Ceilidh: have a knees-up at this raucous theatrical dance party

Posted at 1:45 pm, August 21, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Fun London
This is Ceilidh

What would we do without ceilidhs? The Scottish traditional dance has become increasingly popular in recent years. So much so, it’s now the norm to strip the willow in a country barn after a wedding, rather than get pissed in a hotel bar and listen to ‘Agadoo’.  Read the full post…

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Get your caffeine kicks at Soho Grind

Posted at 12:30 pm, August 21, 2014 in Food & Drink
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Fancy a Soho grind? No, it’s not a dodgy 1970s dance akin to the Hustle, or something seedier still, though it will help satisfy some animalistic cravings – but only of a caffeinated nature. It’s the name of a new coffee shop in Soho, and the sibling of the popular Shoreditch Grind café in, you guessed it, Shoreditch. Read the full post…

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Arboreal Lightning: dance with a massive, interactive tree of lights

Posted at 10:00 am, August 21, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Fun London
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Pretend you’re wandering through the magical, illuminated jungle in ‘Avatar’ at this giant interactive light installation, which transforms our movement and sounds into a spectacular flickering of lights.

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Scorpion lollipop anyone? Pestaurant pops up in St Paul’s today

Posted at 8:00 am, August 21, 2014 in Food & Drink, Fun London
Grasshoppers, Crickets and Giant Scorpions On the Menu To Celebrate 85th Anniversary Of Rentokil

Where meat is concerned, some people enjoy a bit of an adventure, while others prefer not to stray far from the beaten track. The occasional foray into the realm of experimentation has only served to confirm that I am definitely one of the latter. In Bali last year I was chewing away at a morsel of ‘ricefield eel’ when I became convinced that I was swallowing what I’d call ‘garden worm’. I don’t suppose I was, but there was no way I could finish it. I had to hide it under the snail satay that I’d also abandoned after the first brave mouthful. Read the full post…

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Today, in shit flat news: buy a cupboard for £7,500

Posted at 5:40 pm, August 20, 2014 in News
Quilliam Property Services

© Quilliam Property Services

Just when you thought you’d heard all the weird London housing news, more stories have arrived on the horizon. Here are three you need to know about.

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Have a stab at solving a murder at A Door In a Wall’s latest mystery

Posted at 4:30 pm, August 20, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Fun London
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Uh oh, there’s been a murder! We’re calling all sleuths, puzzle solvers and detectives to investigate the horrific death – fake blood and all – of Don Gowin, the famous 1970s horror film star who has been mindlessly killed in London Bridge after he revealed the secrets from one monstrous day in his recently released autobiography. Okay, that might be a bit over-dramatic. Everyone’s safe, don’t worry, but live interactive games company, A Door In a Wall, is bringing their latest instalment of murder mystery to the streets of London Bridge and Bermondsey Street from October 3-November 2 and tickets go on sale tomorrow. Read the full post…

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Discover how to survive a zombie apocalypse at Nerd Nite London

Posted at 3:30 pm, August 20, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Fun London
Nerd nite biscuit

Don your thick-rimmed glasses and button up your shirt as tomorrow (August 21) Nerd Nite London will be teaching you how to salvage civilisation after a super flu has wiped out half of the world, and equip you with the best ways to survive a zombie apocalypse. Nerds unite for a gorgeously geeky evening – the future of the planet needs you! Read the full post…

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2014 Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award nominees are announced

Posted at 3:00 pm, August 20, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, News

The nominees for the biggest gong in the comedy world – the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award – have just been announced. The prize (formerly known at the Perrier Award) is the most prestigious out there for live comedy, and previous winners include Steve Coogan, Lee Evans, Frank Skinner and Daniel Kitson.

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This is what London looks like from the International Space Station

Posted at 2:30 pm, August 20, 2014 in Photos of London
London from Space ©NASA

London from Space, 2014 ©NASA

Prepare to have your life put into perspective: NASA has shared an aerial snap of London taken from the International Space Station.

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Five quirky pop-ups happening this week in London

Posted at 1:15 pm, August 20, 2014 in Food & Drink, Fun London, Top 5

Jacob's #SnackHappy Parlour

London sure loves a good pop-up these days. Whether you want to trick your tastebuds with a blue cheese ice cream, print your Instagram snaps onto a marshmallow or munch down a meal of pigeon and bugs, this week’s tip-top pop-ups have got it covered. Read the full post…

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Five London hip hop acts you need to know about right now

Posted at 12:30 pm, August 20, 2014 in Music & Nightlife
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Often dismissed as the sole preserve of teenage conspiracy theorists and stoner manchildren, hip hop in the UK appears to be having a moment. With trap saturating this summer’s festival line-ups, and Britain’s only hip hop weekender BoomBap welcoming a record number of heads through its gates this year, there’s never been a better time to dust off your hi-tops and head out to catch some city-grown spitters. Here are five that deserve your full attention.

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