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Wicked idea: London’s first Theatre Cafe

Posted at 1:30 pm, November 27, 2014 in Food & Drink, News

theatre cafe© Ben Hewis

Cat cafés? Boring. Post Office cafés? Old news. Theatre cafés? Say what now? Yep, there’s a new contender in the battle to find the weirdest thing to twin with our daily caffeine intake. Read the full post…

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Christmas Shopping 2.0: Phone apps to avoid the festive frenzy

Posted at 12:15 pm, November 27, 2014 in Shopping & Style, Technology
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As December fast approaches, London is bracing itself for an influx of up to 40 million Christmas shoppers, all feverishly spending in anticipation of the big day. With this year’s festive spending expected to eclipse £1 billion, the unofficial starting gun will be sounded on this Friday, November 28 – known as ‘Black Friday’ across the pond – in what is predicted to be the busiest weekend of the entire period. Yikes.

Before you ride into battle and join the festive fray, here are a few tips on how to beat the rush, armed only with your trusty smartphone. Just make sure you’re fully charged…

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In pictures: The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities

Posted at 10:00 am, November 27, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, News
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After a tremendously successful Kickstarter campaign, Viktor Wynd raised £16,090 of his £10,000 target and The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art and Natural History is now officially open.  Read the full post…

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The most and least burgled boroughs in London are…

Posted at 8:15 am, November 27, 2014 in News, Property
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Residents of Finchley, Acton and Ruislip – make sure you lock up tight tonight, for you live in the most burgled boroughs in the city. Read the full post…

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Free skincare products and advice in Soho tomorrow

Posted at 5:15 pm, November 26, 2014 in Shopping & Style
Indeed beauty product

Here’s another thing to add to Londoners’ long list of woes – apparently the big smoke is wrecking our skin, too. Oh great. It’s all thanks to the airborne pollution that we’re faced with every day, which encourages spots and wrinkles.

To help sort out our skincare problems, Indeed Labs is taking over Golden Square tomorrow with a massive Eden Project-esque dome (as you do). Inside, a crack team of make-up artists will be on hand to transform tired city complexions. You’ll also be able to pick up full-sized samples of the brand’s Nanoblur primer – an instant fix that nixes the appearance of lines and airbrushes over dodgy skin, which would usually set you back about 20 quid. Your face will thank you for it.

Nanoblurred Pop-up, Golden Square, W1F, Tube: Oxford Circus, Find out more at indeedlabs.com, Thu Nov 27. 11.30am-3pm.​

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Jump for joy: the world’s longest urban trampoline is coming to London

Posted at 4:15 pm, November 26, 2014 in Fun London, News

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It looks like 2015 is going to be an epic year for Londoners, as we’re set to become the proud owners of the world’s longest trampoline.
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The light that will never go out: God’s Own Junkyard comes to Soho

Posted at 3:15 pm, November 26, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment
God's Own Junkyard

Before Chris Bracey finally lost his battle against prostate cancer on November 4, the 59 year-old artist had been planning to bring the best bits of his neon paradise, God’s Own Junkyard, from Walthamstow to the salacious heart of the city. Despite his passing, the exhibition is going ahead and opens today at Lights of Soho on Brewer Street. Read the full post…

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Unusually large passengers, strikes, re-routing and Crossrail: it’s London’s latest transport news

Posted at 2:15 pm, November 26, 2014 in Transport

Tube GIF: never-ending tube train looks like it's going towards you forever (or away from you!)[Photo: Robbie Khan]

Hey transport fans, here’s some hot London news…

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Get your gobble on: where to celebrate Thanksgiving in London

Posted at 1:15 pm, November 26, 2014 in Food & Drink

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Gather together and give thanks for all of these great Thanksgiving feasts available to devour this Thursday November 27.

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Food for thought: how to eat for a good cause

Posted at 12:15 pm, November 26, 2014 in Food & Drink, News
Key Frame One empty can charity

We’ve already blogged about the Trussell Trust’s ‘Trussell Can’ initiative for raising money for food banks that feed the needy. At participating delis, you buy an empty can for £3 and then hand it back, so the deli can sell it to someone else (learn more about the scheme here, and get a list of participating delis here).
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Win tickets to see Ross Noble in Hammersmith

Posted at 10:00 am, November 26, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Competition
Ross- Noble © Andy Hollingworth

The Northern master of spontaneous surrealism, Ross Noble, is back on the road with his latest stand-up tour, ‘Tangentleman’. He’s heading to the Eventim Apollo Hammersmith next week – December 3-5 – and ahead of his freewheeling flights of fancy landing in London we have 15 pairs of tickets to give away to you, our faithful blog readers. Read the full post…

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Visualised: the 3,500 planes that fly into or out of London each day

Posted at 8:15 am, November 26, 2014 in Maps, Transport
NATS Visualisation 1

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Yes it is, it is a plane. In fact there are over 3,000 flights arriving or departing London each day, and National Air Traffic Control has released a rather lovely video visualising 24 hours of UK airspace traffic. Read the full post…

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