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Into the spirit: London’s best independent distilleries

Posted at 4:30 pm, October 23, 2014 in Food & Drink
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London’s craft beer craze grabs the headlines, but there are many excellent distilleries across the city creating small-batch gins, vodkas and liquers, too. Eddy Frankel and Euan Ferguson dive into the drinks cabinet. Read the full post…

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On sale tomorrow morning: George Ezra, Public Service Broadcasting, Sleater-Kinney, Above and Beyond and more

Posted at 3:00 pm, October 23, 2014 in Music & Nightlife
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Got anything planned for 9am tomorrow morning? You do now: you’re going to be clicking for gig tickets when they go on sale, primarily the great shows we’ve flagged up below. And then get ready for Round Two at 10am. For more top live music options, make sure you check out our ‘Just announced‘ page. Read the full post…

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Rustic charm and bunny ravioli at Rabbit in Chelsea

Posted at 1:40 pm, October 23, 2014 in Food & Drink
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So you loved The Shed, did you? You know, the place in Notting Hill that basically looks like a shed from the outside, but sneakily has a fantastic Modern British small plates restaurant inside? Well, Rabbit – an homage to their ‘proper country boy roots’ – is from the same people. Only this time, it’s in Chelsea.

Read our full review of Rabbit.

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What a pheasant surprise! Colourful Chinese bird spotted in London

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