Have a gander at this award-winning goose

Posted at 5:30 pm, September 13, 2014 in Fun London, Photos of London
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[Photo: Lee Acaster / British Wildlife Photography Awards]

How much swag can one goose have? The answer is, evidently, ‘loads.’ This strutting anserine beauty was captured by Lee Acaster and won him the British Wildlife Photography Award of 2014. Says Lee, ‘it was a real privilege to have such a close encounter with a wild bird in the very heart of London. I vividly remember the excitement I felt as she patiently waited for me to get the shot, and I knew immediately this was a once in a lifetime opportunity, I’m just grateful that she didn’t lose interest as quickly as my children do when I’m taking photographs of them.’

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Twist and drink at Altitude while celebrating the 20th anniversary of ‘Pulp Fiction’

Posted at 3:30 pm, September 13, 2014 in Deals, Fun London, Music & Nightlife
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No party is complete without someone twisting and flicking the Vs on the dance floor. Fact. And that’s all down to the absolute cult classic that swept into our cinemas an unbelievable 20 years ago, ‘Pulp Fiction’. Yup, the Oscar-winning film that made the world either fall in love with Quentin Tarantino’s particularly dark sense of humour was released back in 1994, making us all feel ridiculously old. But forget about that stiff hip and that sore back. Celebrate the genre-defining film and party like Vincent Vega and Mia Wallace at Jack Rabbit Slims on Friday September 26! Read the full post…

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Home grown veggies and pie-eating competitions at these Tooting food festivals

Posted at 12:30 pm, September 13, 2014 in Food & Drink, Fun London
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As denizens of SW17 already know, Tooting is the new Shoreditch. But more than just being a thrilling, diverse and remarkably affordable place to live (okay, maybe it’s not the new Shoreditch), it’s also rapidly becoming one of London’s best food villages. For proof, look no further than these two new food festivals. Read the full post…

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Urban cheese, manor houses, football and craft beer: it’s Tottenham’s best bits

Posted at 10:15 am, September 13, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Food & Drink

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Cast off your preconceptions, we’re heading up the High Road Read the full post…

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Three great places to party this weekend

Posted at 6:00 pm, September 12, 2014 in Music & Nightlife

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Do you get more loved-up on Fridays than Robert Smith and The Cure? Do you enjoy Saturday nights more than Whigfield? Are Sunday mornings even easier for you than they are for Lionel Richie and the Commodores? If the answer to all three questions is a resounding ‘YES!’, then congratulations, you are officially a weekend person and will doubtless love our recommendations for where to party over this coming weekend. Plus, you can find more top parties and great club nights over at our our Clubs page. Read the full post…

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Head ‘over the rainbow’ at Arsenal tube station this weekend

Posted at 5:00 pm, September 12, 2014 in News, Transport
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Visiting Arsenal tube station this weekend? Prepare for a warm welcome. TfL’s fitted the Highbury station with a rainbow zebra crossing to show support for Stonewall’s campaign to kick homophobia out of football. Read the full post…

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Home-grown fun at the Urban Food Fortnight 2014

Posted at 4:15 pm, September 12, 2014 in Food & Drink
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There’s plenty of potting and pickling going on in the capital these days, as home food production is back in vogue. From September 12-28, London’s home-grown foods are being celebrated with Urban Food Fortnight. There will be opportunities to meet producers, celebrate the seasons and get down and dirty on city farms. Taking place across many of London’s green spaces, kitchens and eateries, events range from gardening workshops to pop-up dinners, farm visits, harvest festivals and cookery classes.

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Have you got what it takes to tackle London’s Three Peaks Challenge (aka running up three skyscrapers)?

Posted at 3:15 pm, September 12, 2014 in Fun London

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Getting up all those flipping steps when the lift’s out of action at the tube is the closest many of us Londoners will get to Everest ­– but a new charity challenge on Sunday October 5 is set to bring mountaineering to the capital. Kinda. This Sunday (September 14) is your last chance to register for London’s very own version of the Three Peaks Challenge. But instead of the crags of Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon, the peaks in question are those of some of London’s tallest buildings ­– The Gherkin, the tower formerly known as the Heron Tower (now called the Salesforce Tower) and 200 Aldersgate. Read the full post…

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London Design Festival 2014: six things you won’t want to miss

Posted at 2:15 pm, September 12, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment
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The city is about to look even more stylish than usual because the London Design Festival is taking over. Natasha Polyviou picks out highlights from the dozens of dazzling events set to pop up around town. Read the full post…

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Hundreds of George Osbourne masks given away in Teddington

Posted at 1:15 pm, September 12, 2014 in News
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With Halloween only 39 days away, it’s time to start planning your outfit. While sexy witch and skeleton might be the obvious choices, we’ve found an alternative and cheap solution.

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45 flippin’ fabulous things happening in London this weekend

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[ Photo: London in my lens]

This weekend sees a handful of festivals land in the capital, and they all look pretty great. Head to Hampstead and Highgate Literary Festival for writing workshops, Ceremony Festival for an electronic danceathon or London Design Festival to see the best creative talent around. Here’s what’s happening in London over the next few days…

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The Holy Shits: what happened at last night’s ‘secret’ Foo Fighters’ gig

Posted at 11:00 am, September 12, 2014 in Music & Nightlife
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The Holy Shits. A great name for a band, or a terrible one? Well, it’s certainly better than their real name: Foo Fighters.

Dave Grohl and co played a ‘secret’ London gig last night at new skatepark/diner/music venue House of Vans, under the ‘Holy Shits’ pseudonym. It’s one of three low-key gigs ahead of their headline set at the Invictus Games Closing Concert on Sunday.

850 fans were treated to a free (!) two-hour, hit-packed set under the railway arches of Waterloo. Time Out was there to see Grohl get dripped on by damp from the ceiling, and him and the rest of the Foos sure did seem to be having a lot of fun. Read the full post…

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