Hot Tub Cinema get noughty on a rooftop in Shoreditch

Posted at 10:00 am, August 27, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Fun London
Hot Tub Cinema © Todd Pacey

Those aquatic movie mavericks at Hot Tub Cinema have been on a roll this year. After holding screenings in the former Shoreditch train station and dedicating film programmes to the ’80s and ’90s, the crew are back and this time they’re going all noughties on us. From September 17-22 HTC is returning to its old haunt atop Rockwell House in Shoreditch, which means jaw-dropping views across London.

From way up high you’ll be able to feast your eyes on a fine selection of classic noughties flicks, including ‘Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy’, ‘Team America: World Police’ ‘Bridget Jones’s Diary’ and ‘The Hangover’. Best of all, you can do it while kicking back in a hot tub and sipping your tipple of choice like a total boss – a boss in Speedos, that is. Okay, so the weather at the moment doesn’t exactly scream ‘prime hot tub conditions’, but if there’s one thing Londoners have it’s a sturdy resolve when it comes to rubbish weather – especially when hot tub-related antics are added into the equation. And if you’re still craving a nostalgic fix after the film finishes, there’ll be noughties tunes played and a fancy dress competition when the movies end.

Find out the full list of films being screened and get booking your Hot Tub Cinema tickets now.

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If you’re wondering how far tube trains travel at peak time…

Posted at 8:00 am, August 27, 2014 in Maps
Spatial Analysis ©

…then wonder no longer! Behold this marvellous creation from the boffins at Spatial Analysis, who took performance data released by TfL and fashioned it into an easily digestible map.

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Police helicopter captures marriage proposal with heat sensor cameras

Posted at 6:00 pm, August 26, 2014 in News, Photos of London
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Twitter/MPSinthesky

Think cooking a slap-up dinner for your significant other is pretty romantic? Think again. A loved-up guy in north-west London’s just gone and outdone every other boyfriend in the city. Read the full post…

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Photo of the day: Kilburn Park Station tube sign tells it like it is

Posted at 5:00 pm, August 26, 2014 in Fun London, Technology
@techinicallyron

It seems that TfL has taken a ‘new’ approach to crowd control, pets, smoking and bouncing appendages at Kilburn Park Station.

Thanks to @TechnicallyRon for this little beauty!

More tube fun:

A strongly-worded video about keeping your feet off the seats

20 golden rules of tube etiquette 

If tube lines were people, this is what they’d be like

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Moving soon? This app will help you choose where to live

Posted at 4:30 pm, August 26, 2014 in Transport

Planning to move flat/house/cupboard this autumn? Here’s a handy little device to help you choose which areas to look in.

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In photos: a very rainy Notting Hill Carnival 2014

Posted at 3:30 pm, August 26, 2014 in Fun London

© Maria Brosnan

In what was pretty much the wettest Carnival ever, revellers proved they weren’t made of sugar and came out in full force for the spiciest event in London’s calendar.
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Sweeney Todd musical in London’s oldest pie and mash shop

Posted at 2:30 pm, August 26, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Food & Drink
pie and mash shop

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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