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Get half-price festive food and drink today at MeatLiquor

Posted at 1:15 pm, November 24, 2014 in Deals, Food & Drink

Your Monday is about to get a lot better. As everyone gears up for Christmas, our inboxes are more stuffed than a turkey with emails about restaurants’ special festive menus. But this one caught our hungry eye. MeatLiquor is launching its XXXmas menu today and it looks damn tasty. There’s an XXXmas burger, (a sausage and stuffing patty with roasted turkey, bacon, cranberry sauce and gravy – pic above), the XXXmas Dog (a sausage with added turkey slices, cranberry coulis and sprinkled with stuffing – pic below) and Xmac & Cheese (deep-fried macaroni fused together with camembert and stilton, served with cranberry and port sauce), oh and some new cocktails to warm your cockles. Sweet lord. Read the full post…

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Old togs, new tricks: Refashion your wardrobe at Somerset House

Posted at 12:15 pm, November 24, 2014 in Shopping & Style
refashion day

A day-long event at Somerset House will teach Londoners how to bring knackered clothes back to life. Flo Wales Bonner is sew into it. Read the full post…

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Help save London’s only book barge, Word on the Water

Posted at 10:00 am, November 24, 2014 in News

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It’s any book-lover’s, boat-lover’s, dammit London-lover’s dream: a 100 year-old Dutch barge converted into a floating library, moored on Regent’s Canal in leafy, tranquil west London. We’re talking about Word on the Water, London’s only floating bookshop. As well as selling second-hand paperbacks at two for a fiver and kids’ books for a quid (take that, Amazon!), for the last four years book barge man Chris Screech and his crew (including his cat) have been serving up acoustic sets, poetry readings and general good vibes like they’ve never even heard of Jeff Bezos.  Read the full post…

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If you do one thing this week: listen to Serial

Posted at 8:15 am, November 24, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment
serial podcast

Everyone is talking about Serial. No, we’re not having a spelling seizure and talking about ‘cereal’ (although the Cereal Killer Cafe has also been a big talking point recently). Over at Time Out Towers, we’re completely obsessed by Serial, the podcast from the creators of another of our other fave radio podcasts This American Life and it seems like we’re not alone. Serial was the fastest podcast to reach five million downloads and is currently the most downloaded podcast in the UK and USA. Read the full post…

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Overheard in London: this week’s #wordonthestreet

Posted at 5:30 pm, November 23, 2014 in Fun London
wots overheardlastweek

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!

Like Word on the Street? We’ve now made a book of these little beauties! ‘Word on the Street: Ridiculous Things We’ve Overheard in London’ is out now, £6.99. To buy a copy, visit: timeout.com/wotsbook​.

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Should London be a national park?

Posted at 3:30 pm, November 23, 2014 in News, Outdoor London

regents park © Mendhak
© Mendhak

Close your eyes and imagine standing in a national park. We’re gonna take a guess and say you’re surrounded by trees, frolicking down rolling hills with the birds tweeting as they fly overhead. What you’re probably not picturing is being shoved onto a stuffy train or power-walking through the crowds on Oxford Street where the tweeting is done by excited tourists and fashion bloggers.

Well times are a-changing people, and a campaign working to have London awarded National Park status is well on its way. Here’s what we know so far.

Read the full post…

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The best places to chow down in Kentish Town

Posted at 12:30 pm, November 23, 2014 in Food & Drink
anima e cuore

Kentish Town used to be a gastronomic wasteland; no longer. Following on from the opening of tiny but outstanding Anima e Cuore, we’ve put together an area guide listing KT’s gastro highlights. K-Towners have never had it so good.

Take a look at more of our area guides here.

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This ‘Hipster Business Name Generator’ is EVERYTHING

Posted at 10:30 am, November 23, 2014 in Fun London

Gawwwd… don’t you hate it when you’re about to open the next big trendy hangout and you just can’t think of the right name? Finding something that’s pretentious enough to keep the losers out is tough. Read the full post…

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Seven ways to impress with your London address

Posted at 5:15 pm, November 22, 2014 in Property

Want to make out you live somewhere far cooler than you actually do? Jessica Cargill Thompson can help. Read the full post…

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Counter culture: London loves board games

Posted at 3:30 pm, November 22, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Fun London
Pub Games

Forget the video variety, the coolest games in town are played on table tops. Alexi Duggins visits London’s first board game café and discovers the old craze that’s sweeping the capital anew. Read the full post…

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Have a field day feasting in Clapham Common’s new park café

Posted at 12:30 pm, November 22, 2014 in Food & Drink
fields clapham common

Clapham couldn’t be described as being short of good places to eat or even good cheap places to eat. But Clapham Common has always lacked a decent park café: lovely park, but seriously underachieving places to eat and drink. This has all changed with the arrival of Fields, in a shoebox of a prefab building next to the skate park. It may not look like much from the outside, but venture inside for some of the best cheap eats in Clapham.

By Guy Dimond

Read the full review of Fields.

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Hackney’s Stonehenge, a specialist jean vendor, homely pubs and great pizza: it’s the best bits of Clapton

Posted at 10:15 am, November 22, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Food & Drink, Fun London, Music & Nightlife
Clapton Hart

Denim! Pizza! Beer! Clapton is east London’s beating heart. Read the full post…

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