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Cyclists beware: London’s most dangerous junctions have been revealed

Posted at 2:00 pm, March 3, 2015 in News, Transport
Dr Bike

We’re all aware of how dangerous cycling in London can be. Despite the bright Lycra, the fluro jacket and the flashing lights, accidents still happen. If you’ve got a loved one cycling in each morning, you may worry about that awkward turn or that busy roundabout, but where are the real danger hotspots for London’s cyclists? Read the full post…

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Three mighty meaty ways to celebrate Pie Week in London

Posted at 1:00 pm, March 3, 2015 in Food & Drink
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Of all the spurious food based national day/weeks, Pie Week is one we can definitely get on board with. Whether you’re after sampling award-winning pork pies, eating Gordon Ramsay’s fancy concoctions or you want to create your own pie-fect meat filled masterpiece, London pie week has it covered (with a pastry lid). Check it out… Read the full post…

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If you do just #OneGoodThing this month, go to The Connection’s pop-up in Soho

Posted at 12:00 pm, March 3, 2015 in Shopping & Style
Percival, donators to One Good Thing pop-up 2015

Homelessness charity The Connection wants your stuff. They’ll be setting up the One Good Thing shop at 2 Berwick Street, Soho, which will be open every day from March 2-31. They’ll be selling second-hand designer and vintage jewellery, bags and clothes donated by members of the public, as well as local shops, including men’s clothing store Percival and Soho Bikes. As well as raising money for the homeless, the One Good Thing initiative will offer homeless people that The Connection work with a chance to gain retail skills by working in the shop. To find out how to donate, visit connection-at-stmartins.org.uk.

Take a look at London’s best pop-ups.

By Danielle Goldstein

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Who runs the world? Girls! Let’s celebrate all the ladies this March

Posted at 10:00 am, March 3, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment
Femme Fierce mural for International Women's Day

For more than a century March has been the official month to celebrate all the independent women out there, with March 8 marking International Women’s Day. In China, Nepal and Madagascar it’s even a public holiday solely for the ladies! We may not get the day off here in the UK (can we make that a thing?), but we do get treated to a whole host of awesome goings on. We’ve gathered a few of the finest happening throughout the capital to whet your appetites.

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Giles Coren doesn’t welcome the first hints of spring one little bit

Posted at 8:00 am, March 3, 2015 in Fun London
People sunbathing and enjoying the heatwave in a London park. By smanfa on Instagram.

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They were mowing the grass in the little strip of ‘park’ behind my office last week. I could tell because when I threw open the window – insofar as you can ‘throw’ a small square of reinforced prison glass that barely pivots on a rusted central joint – I caught the unmistakeable scent of London grass being cut. Which is, of course, the smell of a winter’s worth of dogshit being muckspread by a council lawnmower. No wonder the guy wears a hazmat suit. Read the full post…

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In this week’s Time Out magazine…

Posted at 6:15 pm, March 2, 2015 in Fun London
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Did you see that? Outside the window earlier today? ACTUAL SUN. Spring has finally arrived (thank goodness) and in this week’s Time Out we’re celebrating the best of London this season – from golden daffs to fluffy chicks.

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The Dalstonist guide to Hackney’s hidden treasures

Posted at 5:15 pm, March 2, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment, Food & Drink, Secret London, Shopping & Style
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It’s almost impossible to walk through Hackney these days without stumbling across a pop-up restaurant or an immersive theatre performance. But that’s not to say the borough’s lost its capacity to surprise. We asked brilliant east London experts Dalstonist to name ten Hackney experiences that you might just have missed. Here’s what they had to say. Read the full post…

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Single and ready to mingle? Here are the best dating nights in March

Posted at 4:15 pm, March 2, 2015 in Dating, Fun London

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Spring is here, and if you’re feeling down in the dumps about your single status, then look no further. Whatever you’re into, our resident dating expert Charly Lester has found something to put the spring back into your step!

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Free burgers, gospel vocals and soft launch discounts: it’s LondOntheinside’s tips for March

Posted at 3:15 pm, March 2, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment, Food & Drink, Free, Fun London, Music & Nightlife

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Our mates at LondOntheInside have rounded up five things they’re pretty damn excited about this month. Read the full post…

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Bye bye Barclays: TfL rolls out new red Santander Boris Bikes

Posted at 2:15 pm, March 2, 2015 in News, Transport
Santander Cycles Announcement - Red Boris Bikes (Photo by Steve Bardens/ Getty Images for Santander)

© Steve Bardens/ Getty Images for Santander

Wave goodbye to the blue days of Barclays and say howdy to the newly branded, shiny red ‘Santander Cycles’. After offering to throw a whopping £43.75m at Boris’s cycle initiative, the Spanish banking group became the official new sponsor. Londoners should see the red Boris Bikes roll out across the city from April, followed by the promise of more than 1,000 new docking stations and a flashy new app to access the bikes with. Read the full post…

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85 bloomin’ lovely things to do in London this March

Spring blossom in London. (Photo: Teresa Gomez, http://instagram.com/broganinlondon)

March, you’re already looking beautiful! The sun is shining, winter finally seems to have passed and London is jam-packed full of wonderful events, parties and great new shows to get excited about. As ever, we’ve compiled a list of the coolest goings on in the capital so all you have to do is work out how you’re going to fit it all in. Planners at the ready, people… 

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Chefs know best: Salt Yard’s Ben Tish recommends his favourite street food, markets and more

Posted at 12:15 pm, March 2, 2015 in Food & Drink

Ben Tish © Louise Haywood-Schiefer
© Louise Haywood-Schiefer

Ben Tish, Head chef at Salt Yard

Where can you get a good meal out for less than a tenner?

‘There’s a Pakistani restaurant called Tayyabs in Whitechapel which I’ve been going to for years. It’s always a bit of scrum, not somewhere you’d go for a romantic meal, but it is what it is. And consistently very good.’ Read the full post…

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The history of hip hop, Czech Surrealist horror, ‘Psycho’ with a live soundtrack and more film fun

Posted at 10:15 am, March 2, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment
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Each week, we round up the most exciting film events happening in London over the coming week, from pop-ups and one-offs to regular film clubs, outdoor screenings and festivals. Here’s this week’s top five… Read the full post…

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Quit your job, become a… pathology technician

Posted at 8:00 am, March 2, 2015 in Fun London

Carla Valentine

Carla Valentine, 32 Technical curator at Barts Pathology Museum

How did you get into pathology?
‘I grew up reading Agatha Christie and Sherlock Holmes. For me it was all about how pathological changes could be used by the investigator to solve a crime and put someone in prison. So I worked as an embalmer’s assistant at a funeral home, then got a degree in forensic science and eventually a job in a mortuary.’ Read the full post…

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Overheard in London: this week’s #wordonthestreet

Posted at 3:20 pm, March 1, 2015 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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Top of the pods: this month’s comedy podcast pick

Posted at 3:20 pm, March 1, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment

No Such Thing as a Fish

No Such Thing as a Fish

Is that really true? Biologically speaking, it is. The animals we collectively call ‘fish’ don’t all descend from the same common ancestor. Read the full post…

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Chefs know best: Story’s Tom Sellers reveals his guilty pleasures and secret haunts

Posted at 12:30 pm, March 1, 2015 in Food & Drink

Tom Sellers © Ed Marshall

Tom Sellers, Head chef at Story

Do you have any guilty pleasures?

‘If I’m at a motorway services, I’m a sucker for a McDonald’s or a Subway. And I really like Meat Liquor, which is kind of fast food. I’m not sure it counts as a guilty pleasure, but I also love beans on toast at home.’ Read the full post…

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Eat to the beat: Disco Soup are turning food waste into party fuel

Posted at 10:30 am, March 1, 2015 in Food & Drink, Fun London

Soup Disco © Jack Latimer

How do you stop perfectly edible food going to waste? With disco, of course! Alexi Duggins meets the Londoners turning leftovers into dancefloor fuel. Photography Jack Latimer Read the full post…

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Rachel Claire of I Love London Town reveals her top five secret London spots

Posted at 5:30 pm, February 28, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment, Food & Drink, Fun London
Abney Cemetery

Editor of I Love London Town Rachel Claire lets us in on her favourite secret places in London. Read the full post…

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Same difference: we try out Selfridges’ gender-neutral clothing

Posted at 3:30 pm, February 28, 2015 in Shopping & Style

Androgynous clothes selfridges ©Rob Greig©Rob Greig

Selfridges is about to launch the capital’s first gender-neutral shopping department. But can men and women really share a wardrobe? Time Out workmates Katie Dailey and Oliver Keens spend a week in matching outfits to find out.
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