London’s top ten beautiful buildings

Posted at 12:30 pm, September 21, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Design

Photograph of Christ Church, Spitalfields, London - The Great Misto


[Photo: The Great Misto]

1. Christ Church Spitalfields
This icon of baroque ’n’ roll architecture was unveiled in 1729. Built from brilliant white Portland stone (which was also used to construct St Paul’s and Buckingham Palace) and dominated by a 207ft three-tiered tower, Nicholas Hawksmoor’s design has stood the test of time. Through all the turbulence that Whitechapel has experienced – Jack the Ripper on a murder spree, hipsters filling the place with coffee roasteries – Christ Church has remained a stunning statement of religious intent. Read the full post…

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The top ten new films on Netflix UK

Posted at 10:45 am, September 21, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment
New films on Netflix UK

Struggling to find something good on Netflix you haven’t watched yet? Here are ten films new to the catalogue in September 2014, all critically assessed by our expert film team. Happy viewing! Read the full post…

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Grab a takeaway vino at The Winemakers Club

Posted at 5:30 pm, September 20, 2014 in Food & Drink
winemakers club

The City’s full of ghastly wine bar chains lacking charm and personality, right? Wrong! But it does lack independently run venues with personal service and simple ambience. If this is what you’re yearning for, try The Winemakers Club. It occupies musty archways below Holborn Viaduct, and is empty apart from owner John Baum and a few hundred of his favourite wines. Baum sells these takeaway (mostly), but you’re also welcome to stay and drink wine on the premises. A wine preservation system keep eight whites and eight reds by the glass in tip top condition (from £3.50 for 125ml), and Baum is happy to guide you towards the wine of your dreams. Cheese, charcuterie and other snacks are also served (£8 for the larger plates). A curiosity well worth seeking out, with some unusual and terrific wines to boot.  Read the full post…

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Everyman Cinema pops up at Selfridges

Posted at 3:15 pm, September 20, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment
selfridges Everyman Cinema

If you’re like us and find yourself regularly gripped by a sudden and urgent desire to sit down with a big tub of popcorn while selecting a new body wash in Boots, or feel a strange urge to kick back with a romcom while contemplating the myriad possibilities of the two-for-£3 fruit and veg deal in Tescos, then you’re in luck: Selfridges and Everyman Cinemas have joined forces to create the world’s first in-store cinema, which means you can now shop and see a film under one very large roof. Read the full post…

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Buoyant economy: three great London businesses on water

Posted at 12:30 pm, September 20, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Shopping & Style


Taking over the barge used this summer by the awesome Floating Cinema folk, the International Village Shop brings a day of craft goods and produce from its impressive network of rural communities. Number 90, 90 Wallis Rd, E9 5LN. Sun Sep 21, 2pm-5pm. Read the full post…

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Open House 2014: ten popular places to visit this weekend

Posted at 10:15 am, September 20, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Free, Secret London
Leadenhall Building © Ben Rowe

© Ben Rowe

Open House Weekend is one of the annual highlights for Londoners clambering to get behind the closed doors of all the weird, wonderful, new and old buildings they pass by every day in the city. But where to start? It’s hard not to be overwhelmed by the massive amount of choice. Plus once you do decide, how do you know if there’ll be insane queues around the block or not? We got a heads up from the folks over at Open House. Here are their tips:

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London Beer Dispensary in Brockley – all pub, no bar

Posted at 6:00 pm, September 19, 2014 in Food & Drink, Fun London

london beer dispensary
© Kim Lightbody

The Late Knights brewery in Penge has opened its first pub amid the bright lights of Brockley. A brewery tap, as such a pub is known, is often a good thing – you’ll be getting the beers served as the brewery intended. But this is no ordinary pub, as it has no bar. That’s right, nothing to lean across while trying to get the bar staff’s attention, nowhere to rest your beer mat, and nothing to lean on while scribbling on the back of a fag packet. Instead, beers are dispensed by friendly staff next to the barrels at the side of the room. Cosy.

To find out more about this innovative approach, read our review.  Take a look at London’s best craft beer bars and pubs here. 

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Three parties you need to know about this weekend

Posted at 4:30 pm, September 19, 2014 in Music & Nightlife


Can you smell that? That’s the weekend approaching, faster and furiouser than Vin Diesel ever did. Make sure you’re ready for said weekend when it hits by swotting up on the very finest parties and club nights our wonderful city has to offer. As well as the three corkers below, you can also find more fun over at our Clubs page. Read the full post…

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Dancing in the streets: rave your way to the finish line with Electro Dash

Posted at 3:30 pm, September 19, 2014 in Music & Nightlife
Electro Dash, DJ, press 2014

Martha & The Vandellas did it. Bowie and Jagger did it. Even Van Halen did it. Now it’s your turn to dance in the streets! For one night only (Sat Sep 20), Electro Dash will be taking over the ExCel Centre for a night of raving and running.

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How do you plant a tree on top of a 580ft skyscraper?

Posted at 2:30 pm, September 19, 2014 in Food & Drink, Fun London

With the Sky Garden opening in December, we’re starting to get very excited about the ‘floating garden’ that will sit at the top of 20 Fenchurch Street. Read the full post…

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40 glorious things to do this weekend in London

Clive Aldenhoven

[Photo: Clive Aldenhoven]

You’ve nearly made it through another week so why not reward yourself by taking a look at all the fun things on offer this weekend! Watch the Great Gorilla Run, take a masterclass is mixology, dine in the sky in a suspended restaurant, or take in some gorgeous new arts from Yayoi Kusuma or Cerith Wyn Evans. Or try and do all 40 things – we dare you!

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Even a thunderstorm couldn’t stop tech nerds queueing for the iPhone 6

Posted at 12:30 pm, September 19, 2014 in News


In case you hadn’t noticed – the iPhone 6 went on sale today. So far, it’s been a calm and casual affair. A couple of fans popped into the near-empty stores earlier this morning, declared the new model ‘overpriced’ and decided to stick with iPhone 5. Other than that no news to report.. Read the full post…

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