Sweeney Todd musical in London’s oldest pie and mash shop

Posted at 2:30 pm, August 26, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Food & Drink
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We’re really hoping Tooting Arts Club‘s new theatre project isn’t just a ruse to lure audiences to their untimely deaths. Read the full post…

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Ketchup at the ready! National Burger Day is approaching

Posted at 1:30 pm, August 26, 2014 in Food & Drink
Honest Burgers

One of many such odd occasions invented by marketers, ‘National Burger Day’ (actually, very London-centric) is fast approaching in all its greasy, gluttonous glory. Whether you’re serious about sliders or just want a fast food indulgence, a bunch of your favourite burger joints will be offering a 20 percent discount tomorrow, August 27. Read the full post…

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36 fun things happening in London this week

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[Photo: Domingo Leiva]

If you hit it a little too hard this bank holiday, don’t worry, there aren’t any more until Christmas Day. There’s plenty of fun things happening in the mean time though! Grab some grub on the roof of Selfridges, watch some free gigs at Rough Trade or check out some of the best ‘paper craft’ illustrators in the capital, plus plenty more…

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Joan of Arc, ‘Inland Empire’, ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ and more great film events happening this week

Posted at 10:00 am, August 26, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Top 5

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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Didn’t get tickets to see Kate Bush? Go to one of these alternative events instead

Posted at 8:00 am, August 26, 2014 in Fun London, Music & Nightlife
Kate Bush

What’s that noise? Probably the sound of thousands of smug people wafting their Kate Bush tickets in the face of their unlucky ticketless mates. Yes, tonight is the first of the Bushmeister’s ‘Before the Dawn’ unexpected comeback gigs. Good for you guys. Have a funerific time. Just don’t post too many photographs of Wuthering Heights flailing on Instagram will ya? Cheers.

As for the rest of us who won’t be watching her Kateness at Hammersmith Apollo, don’t despair! There are loads of great alternative Kate Bush events happening throughout her live dates. They kick off tonight with ‘F*uck! I didn’t get Kate Bush tickets’ at Hackney Picture House, and in the coming weeks there’s the ‘Night of a Thousand Bushes’, Kate Bush tribute bands galore and more Bushy fun.

So stop crying and go to one of these alternative Kate Bush nights instead. Here’s our predictions for what will happen at the Kate Bush gigs!

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In this week’s Time Out Magazine…

Posted at 6:30 pm, August 25, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment
Time Out Magazine

The long weekend may be almost over but fear not, there is something to look forward to – tomorrow is Tuesday so that means there’s a brand spanking new Time Out Magazine ready to fill your diary with delights. Read the full post…

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Alexi Duggins asks: How can we stop pedestrians pissing us off?

Posted at 3:15 pm, August 25, 2014 in Fun London
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Life in London: so many issues. Our inquisitive editor-at-large addresses the ones that nobody dares (or cares) to. This week: wanting to clobber other London walkers. Read the full post…

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A tribute to Robin Williams: ‘Mrs Doubtfire’ screening

Posted at 12:30 pm, August 25, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Fun London
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It has been almost two weeks since the tragic passing of comedy legend Robin Williams, and to remind us of his incredible vivacity and infectious humour, Hackney Downs Studios are screening one of his best films. And as an added bonus, all proceeds go to Mind charity.

The Russet will be screening classic film ‘Mrs Doubtfire’ and serving up dinner, nibbles, popcorn and cakes on Tuesday August 26. Not only will this be a great chance to regress and have a good giggle, it’s also a chance to help out Mind, a charity who provide advice and support to people suffering from mental health issues. You can buy your tickets from billetto, who are also donating their booking fee to Mind.

Tickets are £6 and it takes place Tuesday August 26. Doors open 7:30pm for 8pm start. The Russet, Amhurst Terrace, E8 2BT. Are you a Robin Williams fan? Take a look at his life in quotes.

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Top ten weird traditions in London

Posted at 10:15 am, August 25, 2014 in Fun London, Top 5
Peter Pan Club

1. Peter Pan Cup
What finer way to spend Christmas morning than stripping down to your smalls and swimming 100 yards (yes, yards) across a central London lake? Exclusively for plucky members of the Serpentine Swimming Club, this chilly annual dip dates back to 1864, but acquired its name in 1904 when Neverland creator JM Barrie presented the winner’s gong. Alternatively, when the big day comes you could just stay in, drinking Prosecco and watching ‘Moonraker.’ Each to their own. Read the full post…

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Overheard in London: this week’s #wordonthestreet

Posted at 5:30 pm, August 24, 2014 in Fun London


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!

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Do it like a dawg: Paw Pageant 2014

Posted at 3:30 pm, August 24, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Competition, Fun London
paw pageant

This bank holiday Monday, east London’s streets will resound with the pitter-patter of immaculately clipped claws as the Old Spitalfields Paw Pageant returns. Canine-chic expert Sara White previews the pooch parade. Read the full post…

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A proper gastropub: Culpeper is a real East End London boozer

Posted at 12:30 pm, August 24, 2014 in Food & Drink
culpeper © Pantelis Petrou

© Pantelis Petrou

Sometimes, London seems to contain nothing in the way of places to eat apart from pop-ups serving ‘dirty’ cocktails in jam jars and pimped-up hot dogs to the hipster masses. Whatever happened to the honest-to-goodness London boozer? Or, better still, a handsome Victorian hostelry that’s been brought firmly into the 21st century without compromising its pub origins – meaning it still serves great beers, but also unfussy, simply presented, flavourful food. Can’t be that hard, can it? Read the full post…

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