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What a pheasant surprise! Colourful Chinese bird spotted in London

Posted at 12:45 pm, October 23, 2014 in News

Natasha Malhotra

Don’t panic or anything, but we have reason to believe an exotic bird is stalking NHS worker Natasha Malhotra across London. Read the full post…

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Forget Waterstones! We want to spend the night in these six London shops

Posted at 10:00 am, October 23, 2014 in Fun London

So you must have heard about the #waterstonestexan by now. How about the girl who got locked in a dark, abandoned train for the night? These unanticipated lock-ins appear to be becoming a bit of trend. And while spending the night in Waterstones is quite an appealing idea, we’ve come up with a dreamy list of six London shops we’d prefer to stage a sleepover in*.

*Time Out does not condone this type of behaviour Read the full post…

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Which type of London cyclist are you?

Posted at 8:00 am, October 23, 2014 in Fun London
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There are more than 30,000 cyclists on London’s streets every day. Which kind of pedaller are you? Euan Ferguson spins the story. Illustrations David Ziggy Greene. Read the full post…

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Photo of the day: the view from the top of a London crane

Posted at 4:30 pm, October 22, 2014 in Photos of London
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Don’t look down!

This stunning vertiginous image was submitted to Time Out’s Flickr page by photographer ‘Munk-e’ – it’s a self portrait, taken on the cab of a crane with a camera on a timer. ‘I’d rather not give the location,’ Munk-e told us via email. ‘I don’t want everyone thinking it’s a good idea and going and attempting it themselves. Part of getting up here required me to walk along a thin beam from a building out onto the crane, 15 storeys off the ground,’ although Munk-e later added ‘for the most part it’s really safe.’

Check out more photos by Munk-e at facebook.com/MonkeyUE.

Take a look at more great pictures of London here.

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Sup your way around the city with new book ‘Drink London’

Posted at 3:30 pm, October 22, 2014 in Shopping & Style
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Man walks into a bar – then another bar, and another, and another. Fear not, this isn’t a case for Alcoholics Anonymous. The man in question is Euan Ferguson, who gallantly and anonymously covers the pubs and bar scene for Time Out London. He’s just written a diminutive but informative book called ‘Drink London: The 100 Best Bars and Pubs’. Read the full post…

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Six amazing infographics reveal what London’s really like

Posted at 2:30 pm, October 22, 2014 in News




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A few fun facts for you stats fans: residents in Enfield are way happier than those in Hammersmith, Clapham is a great place to pull, and Islington (with a birth rate that’s way below average) is a great place to live if you want to avoid babies. Read the full post…

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Going Gaga: is it worth going to see Lady Gaga’s ArtRave tour?

Posted at 1:15 pm, October 22, 2014 in Music & Nightlife
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As the Lady brings her ArtRave tour to town, we debate whether she’s still got it Read the full post…

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64 Degrees is the new Pimlico hot spot

Posted at 12:30 pm, October 22, 2014 in Food & Drink
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Spring. Autumn. Times of year when it’s warm enough to ditch the coat, but cool enough to need a thin jumper. Where you can just gad about, happy as a clam. When it’s around 18 degrees celsius – which is actually 64 degrees fahrenheit. Can you see where we’re going with this? Nowhere, actually, because the 64 degrees in question is celsius – the temperature at which you’d slow-cook an egg, in the achingly fashionable way. This is the London outpost of an achingly fashionable Brighton restaurant, now open in a quirky Pimlico hotel.

Click here to see what we made of 64 Degrees

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Is this London’s dullest man?

Posted at 10:00 am, October 22, 2014 in Fun London
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Reckon drain spotting, milk-bottle collecting and hoarding traffic cones sound dull? Well, you’re right. All of the above are the fave activities of the Dull Men’s Club (motto: ‘celebrate the ordinary’). Read the full post…

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Heat map of flat sharing vs affordability in London

Posted at 8:00 am, October 22, 2014 in Maps, Property

Most of us have probably already worked out that the only way to afford to live in London is to sneakily turn that little sitting room into a third bedroom. That, or live in a cupboard. But have you ever wondered just how much more it would cost to have a little extra space? Well ponder no more, because flathunting website Find A Property has created a fun slidey heat map to show you where you can afford to live solo. As expected, options are fairly limited unless you’re drawing a six-figure salary. Pffft – who wants to live on their own anyway?

Check it out at splittable.co.

By Lucie Horton

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Where do all the tube trains go at night?

Posted at 5:30 pm, October 21, 2014 in Fun London

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‘Each Underground line has one or more train maintenance depots, which are very quiet during the day but hives of activity at night. Getting all the trains in and out of the depots is a carefully timetabled exercise and a huge logistical challenge- especially when you consider that the Northern line, for example, has 106 trains.

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Run for your life with new ‘Apocalypse Training’ fitness app

Posted at 4:15 pm, October 21, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Fun London, Outdoor London
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It’s dark by 7pm, jumpers and jackets are now firm staples of our daily outfit and umbrellas are compulsory. It doesn’t exactly make you want to throw on some Lycra and run around outside. A night in your onesie in front of the latest boxset and a takeaway sounds much better, right? Yeah, thought so. Well fitness instructor Adele Kirby reckons she can change our minds and help us blast off that extra layer of insulation we’ve gained by eating the treats circulating the office. Read the full post…

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