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The light that will never go out: God’s Own Junkyard comes to Soho

Posted at 3:15 pm, November 26, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment
God's Own Junkyard

Before Chris Bracey finally lost his battle against prostate cancer on November 4, the 59 year-old artist had been planning to bring the best bits of his neon paradise, God’s Own Junkyard, from Walthamstow to the salacious heart of the city. Despite his passing, the exhibition is going ahead and opens today at Lights of Soho on Brewer Street. Read the full post…

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Unusually large passengers, strikes, re-routing and Crossrail: it’s London’s latest transport news

Posted at 2:15 pm, November 26, 2014 in Transport

Tube GIF: never-ending tube train looks like it's going towards you forever (or away from you!)[Photo: Robbie Khan]

Hey transport fans, here’s some hot London news…

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Get your gobble on: where to celebrate Thanksgiving in London

Posted at 1:15 pm, November 26, 2014 in Food & Drink

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Gather together and give thanks for all of these great Thanksgiving feasts available to devour this Thursday November 27.

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Food for thought: how to eat for a good cause

Posted at 12:15 pm, November 26, 2014 in Food & Drink, News
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We’ve already blogged about the Trussell Trust’s ‘Trussell Can’ initiative for raising money for food banks that feed the needy. At participating delis, you buy an empty can for £3 and then hand it back, so the deli can sell it to someone else (learn more about the scheme here, and get a list of participating delis here).
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Win tickets to see Ross Noble in Hammersmith

Posted at 10:00 am, November 26, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Competition
Ross- Noble © Andy Hollingworth

The Northern master of spontaneous surrealism, Ross Noble, is back on the road with his latest stand-up tour, ‘Tangentleman’. He’s heading to the Eventim Apollo Hammersmith next week – December 3-5 – and ahead of his freewheeling flights of fancy landing in London we have 15 pairs of tickets to give away to you, our faithful blog readers. Read the full post…

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Visualised: the 3,500 planes that fly into or out of London each day

Posted at 8:15 am, November 26, 2014 in Maps, Transport
NATS Visualisation 1

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Yes it is, it is a plane. In fact there are over 3,000 flights arriving or departing London each day, and National Air Traffic Control has released a rather lovely video visualising 24 hours of UK airspace traffic. Read the full post…

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In memoriam: the 16 best Facebook photos from White Heat at Madame Jojo’s

Posted at 6:17 pm, November 25, 2014 in Music & Nightlife
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As you’ve probably heard by now, Madame Jojo’s has closed down. The Soho venue lost its licence after a fight broke out between bouncers and a member of the public outside the front door. Read the full post…

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Video: London’s best lamb chop has been sent into space

Posted at 5:00 pm, November 25, 2014 in Food & Drink, Fun London
Lamb Chop In Space

If you’d written a novel called ‘Meatspace’, how would you promote it? By sending some meat into actual space, of course! Read the full post…

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Wild tales and tango treats at the Argentine Film Festival

Posted at 3:30 pm, November 25, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment
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Britain’s diplomatic relationship with Argentina may have been slightly strained this year, but what better way to heal those rifts than with four days of great movies, free-flowing wine and saucy dancing? The Argentine Film Festival kicks off this Thursday November 27 and continues over the weekend at both the Ritzy and Hackney Picturehouses, offering a strong selection of recent blockbusters from the South American nation, plus a handful of smaller titles. Read the full post…

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Hop on board the neon knitted Routemaster

Posted at 2:30 pm, November 25, 2014 in Fun London
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This week’s weather forecast is predicting cloud, cloud, cloud and maybe some rain to mix things up a bit. No need to despair though, 7Up is sending a super bold Routemaster around the city to brighten things up. Read the full post…

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Kate Middleton pregnant and naked in North London

Posted at 1:30 pm, November 25, 2014 in Fun London
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We’re guessing the Duchess of Cambridge didn’t actually balance a baby crown on her belly and pose for this nude portrait, which popped up on Caledonian Road last week.  Read the full post…

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Sorry, ‘Frozen’ is actually about…what?

Posted at 12:30 pm, November 25, 2014 in Fun London
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Disney’s blockbuster animated hit is coming back to cinemas this winter. And some people have some very strange ideas about the hidden meanings behind the snowy tale of sisters Anna and Elsa. Read the full post…

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