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Watch a show-off London biker get stopped by the police for pulling a wheelie

Posted at 1:20 pm, November 19, 2014 in Fun London

Ah, another viral video where a show-off driver films himself clowning around on London’s roads. But this one’s a little different. Read the full post…

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Just opened: Smoking Goat brings authentic Thai food to Denmark Street

Posted at 12:15 pm, November 19, 2014 in Food & Drink

smoking goat
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Smoking Goat – not recommended, you might think, any more than drinking bong water or drying banana skins for illicit use. No, we’re not referring to a new legal high but instead suggesting you go to a new café-bar nestled among the guitar shops on Denmark Street. It’s hipster-styled and serves craft beers (natch), but the really good news is that it cooks up a short Thai menu of remarkable quality and – dare we use the word – authenticity.

By Guy Dimond

Fancy being Thaied-up? Roll up for the full Smoking Goat review. They don’t take bookings though so head down early and be prepared to queue.

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Too cool to fall: the trees near Parliament have their leaves removed by hand

Posted at 10:00 am, November 19, 2014 in News

We do things at a certain pace here in London, and that pace is best described as ‘AAAAARRRRRRGH!’ A tendency towards impatience is seemingly built into all of us.
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Happy World Toilet Day!

Posted at 8:00 am, November 19, 2014 in News
Toilet

This is no bog standard Wednesday, it’s World Toilet Day! No we aren’t taking the piss and this isn’t a day dedicated to toilet humour, it’s actually a day to raise awareness for the 2.5 billion people around the world who don’t have the luxury of a safe toilet.

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Disabled Londoner to take on the Underground Tube Challenge

Posted at 5:20 pm, November 18, 2014 in News, Transport
Tube Station. Photo: Umbreen Hafeez

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Braving the Central line at rush hour is commendable, but tackling 270 stations in one day is hardcore! The Underground Tube Challenge is an incredible feat for anyone, and disabled ex-TfL employee Benjamin Holt is doing it in a wheelchair.

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The countdown is on for the new You Me Bum Bum Train show

Posted at 4:15 pm, November 18, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment
you me bum bum train

UPDATE – The next You Me Bum Bum will take place from March to May 2015. Tickets will go on sale on December 7 and cost £45.99 + booking fee.

It’s been almost three years since London last heard from cult immersive theatre experience ‘You Me Bum Bum Train’… but now a mysterious 19-day countdown has appeared on the group’s website, ticking away the minutes until the release of tickets for a new show. Read the full post…

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Stop this madness – we’ve reached the tipping point of ‘optional’ service charges

Posted at 3:20 pm, November 18, 2014 in Food & Drink, News
Tips

Is this is a new low for the ‘optional’ service charge? At Lobster Kitchen in Bloomsbury, we queued at the counter, paid the bill, then took our seat at the rough-hewn tables of this new seafood diner waiting for our dishes to be brought to the table. Then we noticed on the bill: ‘optional service charge’ of £6.12, which worked out at 12.5 percent. Read the full post…

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Save the Children’s celebrity Christmas jumper jumble

Posted at 2:15 pm, November 18, 2014 in Fun London, Shopping & Style
Supermodel Erin O'Connor models a Christmas jumper for Save the Children

It’s nearly time to root out that fabulously hideous Christmas jumper. Oh stop acting like you’re too cool for a tinsel-adorned Rudolph knit complete with flashing LED lights, everyone loves a good Chrimbo sweater. For the past couple of years, Save the Children has been raising money with its #xmasjumperday and this year it’s taking it one step further with a celebrity Christmas jumper jumble sale.

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Cheap thrills: great gigs this week for a tenner or less

Posted at 1:15 pm, November 18, 2014 in Music & Nightlife
Open Mike Eagle at The Old Blue Last

Payday is still feeling pretty distant, huh? Don’t worry: you can still catch some great live music this week without digging deep. Here are five shows this week that’ll set you back less than a tenner, leaving you more cash for that post-gig pint. Read the full post…

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London, what’s your biggest regret?

Posted at 11:30 am, November 18, 2014 in Fun London
Post-it note confessions

Whoever said that you only regret the things in life you didn’t do clearly didn’t know half of the stuff we’ve been up to! Have you been YOLOing too hard, behaving badly and making supreme silly screw-ups? Imagine we gave you a time machine – what would you like to go back and change? Tell us and we promise not to judge you. Much.*
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Honest Burgers is giving away 100 free burgers every day this week

Posted at 10:20 am, November 18, 2014 in Food & Drink, Fun London
Honest Burgers

Put down that sweaty ham butty and abandon the leftovers of last night’s disappointing dinner. This week Honest Burgers is giving away a whopping 500 free burgers. Here’s how to get one…

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Photo of the day: BT Tower Iron Giant

Posted at 8:00 am, November 18, 2014 in Photos of London
BT IRON GIANT © Robert John

It’s the BT Tower, but as you’ve never seen it before. Since 2012 graphic designer Robert John has been looking at London and using Photoshop to create what he sees in his mind’s eye. A new book, ‘Re: Imagining’, pairs 14 of John’s images with stories inspired by the visuals.

And while you’re here, take a look at some more of Robert’s great pictures of London… Read the full post…

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