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How to celebrate National Martini Day

Posted at 5:30 pm, June 18, 2015 in Food & Drink
Legends of the Martini

What a happy coincidence! This year’s National Martini Day – tomorrow, June 19 – happens to fall on a Friday.  That means you can celebrate with abandon, perhaps even getting into the spirit of the drink as celebrated by the American writer Dorothy Parker:  Read the full post…

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On sale this week: Duran Duran, Eagles Of Death Metal, Marilyn Manson, Mötley Crüe and more

Posted at 5:00 pm, June 18, 2015 in Music & Nightlife
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Tickets for these great gigs go on sale bright and early tomorrow morning, so get booking to make sure you don’t miss out. And if there’s nothing in our list below that grabs you, make sure you check our just announced page for more of the biggest and best London gig announcements.  Read the full post…

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Five reasons to go to the Sink the Pink’s Summer Ball

Posted at 4:30 pm, June 18, 2015 in Fun London, Music & Nightlife
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1. It’s high camp debauchery for all

These annual bashes from polysexual party masters Sink the Pink are becoming the stuff of nightlife legend, thanks to a mix of music, dancing, drag, performance and pure filthy fun. Read the full post…

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Cracking idea: a poached egg café is coming to Dalston

Posted at 4:15 pm, June 18, 2015 in Food & Drink
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If you thought we’d reached peak niche café, you’re wrong: a new poached egg bar is the foodie haunt you never knew you needed. It comes from the people at Foxcroft & Ginger and will be hosted at Beyond Retro’s Dalston store on Stoke Newington Road.  Read the full post…

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Arnold Schwarzenegger cycled around London on a Boris Bike this week

Posted at 3:00 pm, June 18, 2015 in News
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There’s a new Terminator movie coming out on July 2. Yep, really. Another one.  Read the full post…

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Eight great days out for Father’s Day

Posted at 2:30 pm, June 18, 2015 in Food & Drink, Fun London
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It’s almost Father’s Day: the one day a year your old man can be assured he’s not just a glorified cabbie/money-lender/DIY-doer. So, show him some love and take him to one of these family-friendly days out on June 21.

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Uber’s putting on secret gigs across London tonight

Posted at 2:15 pm, June 18, 2015 in Music & Nightlife, Secret London
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The people behind Uber always have something mysterious up their sleeves, but their latest project actually seems quite cool.  Read the full post…

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#SaveBermondsey: help halt plans to destroy this 143-year old tin factory

Posted at 1:30 pm, June 18, 2015 in News, Property
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News of plans to demolish some of our city’s longest-standing buildings is coming in fast and furious. Bermondsey has been hard hit, and we’ve just learned that a decision has been made to replace a 143-year old tin factory with an eight-story metal-cased Network Rail building. Read the full post…

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There’s a new members’ club themed pop-up

Posted at 12:45 pm, June 18, 2015 in Food & Drink
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When it comes to foodie pop-ups, Disappearing Dining Club has got it down. And for their latest culinary party, DDC is coming to LASSCO Rope Walk in Bermondsey. Catering to our thirst for alfresco eating and drinking, they’re hosting a four-weekend-only series named Swallows & Amazons. Read the full post…

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Colin O’Brien’s new book captures 70 years of ‘London Life’

Posted at 10:00 am, June 18, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment, Photos of London
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London’s landscape is constantly changing, and while we’re gaining some great new landmarks, we’re also fast losing some long-loved ones. It’s easy to forget how our city has transformed through the years, but it’s something that’s perfectly documented by Colin O’Brien’s new street photography book ‘London Life’. Read the full post…

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Hole lotta love: the most intriguing London underground spaces

Posted at 8:00 am, June 18, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment, Fun London, Secret London
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There’s an amazing world beneath our pavements. Chris Waywell and Dan Frost explore some magical underground alternatives to surface-level London fun.

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Plate of Thrones: it’s the Game of Thrones-themed supper club

Posted at 6:00 pm, June 17, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment, Food & Drink
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Sad times: ‘Game of Thrones’ is over for another year. And what do you do when you’re sad? Why, try to plug the hole in your heart with food, of course. Read the full post…

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In pictures: 10 of London’s most interesting listed buildings

Posted at 4:30 pm, June 17, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment
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It isn’t just National Trust properties that get ‘listed’. Historic England will give special protection to any landmark that reveals stories about an area’s history. In fact, 510 London landmarks were given listed status in 2014 – here are ten of the most unusual. Read the full post…

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Nearly a third of Londoners are teetotal

Posted at 3:30 pm, June 17, 2015 in Fun London
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We Londoners have a bit of a rep for fast living. But it turns out that not all of us follow the age-old work-hard, play-hard philosophy. Read the full post…

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Four ways you can help DIY Space create a new London community centre

Posted at 2:30 pm, June 17, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment
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Wouldn’t it be lovely if London had one big community centre where people could host or go to gigs, meetings, exhibitions and more? It would! Which is why DIY Space For London has been tirelessly fundraising since 2012 to build one. The group recently acquired a 3,000-square foot warehouse just off Old Kent Road and now they need your help to turn their vision into a reality. Here’s how to get involved:  Read the full post…

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Can it be true? London restaurants need to stop serving up food in tins

Posted at 1:30 pm, June 17, 2015 in Food & Drink
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When civilisations or cultures peak then fall into decadence and decline, good taste and judgement are often the first victims: just think of dictators’ palaces, the last days of disco, footballers’ hairstyles, or Jeremy Clarkson’s taste in cars. And so it is with restaurant dishes. Fans of the wonderful Twitter feed We Want Plates will already be familiar with the many crimes against food perpetrated by sensation-seeking restaurants who serve food on roof tiles, on bits of wood, in jam jars, in enamel pie tins, in little tin buckets and worse. Read the full post…

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Cheap thrills: great gigs this week for a tenner or less

Posted at 12:00 pm, June 17, 2015 in Music & Nightlife
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You don’t necessarily have to shell out big to see great live music – catch talented acts every night at the city’s smaller, more reasonably priced venues. Here are five budget-friendly gigs this week. Read the full post…

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You might prefer this unofficial tube map to the original

Posted at 10:00 am, June 17, 2015 in Fun London, Maps, Transport
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This month the new Tube map was unveiled and it’s fair to say people were pretty miffed. Stations were too close for people’s liking and the greyscale fare zones confused people’s eyes. So, to ease our cartographic woes, the people at City Metric kindly introduced us to a redesigned map they found on Wikipedia which was much more geographically on-point. And now they’ve offered up a second alternative, that’s also arguably easier to understand than TfL’s version. Read the full post…

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Do the downward-facing dog with Dishoom

Posted at 8:00 am, June 17, 2015 in Fun London
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If, like us, your main motivation to exercise is for the guilt-free gorging you do immediately afterwards, then our favourite Bombay-inspired eatery is serving up the perfect fitness class for you. This July, Dishoom is hosting its very first yoga event, RISE, which involves a guided yoga session followed by breakfast at the Granary Building, just minutes from its King’s Cross restaurant. Read the full post…

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Eurgh, the average London rent just hit £1,500

Posted at 5:30 pm, June 16, 2015 in Property
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Fancy a reminder of just how shit renting in London is? Of course you do! Read the full post…

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