TfL launches new map by kidding around with goats on the tube

Posted at 6:00 pm, August 28, 2014 in Transport
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Commuters at Vauxhall station may have had a bit of a hold up this morning as a herd of goats went through the barriers. But what was this outing for the four-legged friends from neighbouring Vauxhall City Farm in aid of? A publicity stunt to mark the launch of a new overground map of the Victoria Line, of course. Read the full post…

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On sale tomorrow: Morrissey, Fatboy Slim, Ben Howard and more

Posted at 5:00 pm, August 28, 2014 in Music & Nightlife
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Set your alarm, London: tomorrow morning it’s time to get booking for another week’s worth of hot music tickets. Here are the ones we’re particularly excited about… Read the full post…

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Last chance saloon: drinking fads of the summer

Posted at 4:00 pm, August 28, 2014 in Food & Drink, Fun London
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Summer may be almost over but these still time to enjoy these trendy beverages…

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Five reasons to see Shunt’s ‘The Boy Who Climbed Out of His Face’

Posted at 2:30 pm, August 28, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Fun London
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Last night I gingerly ventured to North Greenwich to see Shunt’s latest production ‘The Boy Who Climbed Out Of His Face’. I was a tad nervous after reading our theatre editor Andrzej Lukowski’s review where he says ‘at least two sections are actively terrifying, and there’s a concerted effort to make things feel as awkward for the audience as possible.’ If you also read that review and got the fear, fret not. I enjoyed it and survived to tell the tale*. Here are five reasons to part with a tenner and go see it before it closes at the end of September. Read the full post…

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Chat to some strangers this weekend at Talk to Me Day

Posted at 1:45 pm, August 28, 2014 in Fun London
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Unless we’ve had a pint or something’s on fire, we Londoners tend not to be too chatty with strangers. It’s nothing personal, of course – we’re sure everyone else in the tube carriage is absolutely lovely, but then again that floor isn’t going to stare at itself. It’s a shame though, because this city is full of awesome people, with awesome things to say. Read the full post…

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Pick your own with London’s best foraging groups

Posted at 12:45 pm, August 28, 2014 in Food & Drink, Outdoor London
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An informal online network focused on neglected food resources. Regular foraging and fruit picking events include plum gathering on Tottenham Marshes.  Read the full post…

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Water way to go! Jumping, snoozing and rescuing: London’s swimming news

Posted at 10:00 am, August 28, 2014 in News
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As summer rolls unstoppably into autumn, Londoners are desperate for a final dip before cold grips the city for good. Frankly, it’s leading to some pretty odd behaviour.

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‘Birdman’ launches the Venice Film Festival

Posted at 8:00 am, August 28, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment
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The Venice Film Festival got underway last night with a gala screening of ‘Birdman’, the latest feature from ‘Amores Perros’ director Alejandro González Iñárritu. But our roving reporter Cath Clarke has already seen the film, and has sent back a glowing review. Read the full post…

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See magician Dynamo ‘levitate’ over the Shard

Posted at 5:45 pm, August 27, 2014 in News

So, you thought it was cool when Dynamo ‘walked on water’ across the Thames. And, well, it was. But now he’s pulled off an even more impressive trick.

Londoners were totally freaked out (and mildly confused) at lunchtime when it appeared there was a figure levitating above the Shard. It wasn’t an almighty Illuminati wizard summoned by the giant sparkling triangle though, it was good old Dynamo pulling a prank on us.

The magician – whose real name is Steven Frayne – hinted that he was responsible for the spectacle with a Facebook post at around 3pm. A snap of a cloudy sky, it said: ‘The view is great up here #lookup.’

Remember this Dynamo trick?

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See Lena Dunham in conversation with Caitlin Moran

Posted at 5:30 pm, August 27, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment
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Listen up Lena fans, I know you’re counting down the days until her new book ‘Not That Kind Of Girl’ is released at the end of September, but now there’s a new date to put in your diary – October 31. That’s the big day when Ms Dunham will be making her only London appearance to shoot the breeze and chat about her new book with fellow author Caitlin Moran at the Southbank Centre. Anyone familiar with Lena’s work (‘Girls’ and ‘Tiny Furniture’) will know that this is guaranteed to be a candid, funny and highly entertaining evening. In fact, we reckon tickets are going to fly out of the door faster than Adam running topless across NYC in the ‘Girls’ series two finale. Tickets cost £30 (which includes a copy of the book, which you can get signed) and are going on sale tomorrow morning (August 28) at 10am. Good luck!

Find out more about Lena Dunham’s talk and book tickets at southbankcentre.co.uk.

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15 most common misconceptions about London

Posted at 4:30 pm, August 27, 2014 in Fun London
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If you’re not from London, but you live in London, here’s a scenario you might recognise. It’s Christmas. You’ve headed back to your parents’ place (Yorkshire, for me) and you’re in the pub – chatting to your old friends about your new life. They’ll often have an opinion on London: the tube’s too crowded; the rents are extortionate; the people are rude. ‘No thanks,’ your mate will comment, with an aura of smugness you’ll find it hard not to resent. ‘London’s not for me. I’ll stick here, thanks very much, where a pint doesn’t cost £18.’ Read the full post…

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Bronze memorial statue of Amy Winehouse to be unveiled in Camden Town

Posted at 2:15 pm, August 27, 2014 in News

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© Oscar Lasa

On what would have been Amy Winehouse’s thirty-first birthday, this September a permanent bronze statue of her will be unveiled in Camden Town. Here’s a sneaky peek of what it will look like: Read the full post…

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