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Edwardian streets, Diwali lights and a ‘curry corridor’: it’s the best bits of Tooting

Posted at 10:15 am, October 18, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Food & Drink, Fun London
Tooting Bec Lido

An under-the-radar ‘curry corridor’ with some hot discount shopping. Read the full post…

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London lock-ins: man trapped in Waterstones and girl locked in a train

Posted at 5:30 pm, October 17, 2014 in News

Waterstones ©Martin Pettitt ©Martin Pettitt

Anyone planning to break into Waterstones in Trafalgar Square should take a leaf out of David Willis’ book. This guy just waltzed right in past the employees, took a seat upstairs and let them close the store while he was still perched upstairs cruising the wifi. Read the full post…

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Urine for a treat: London’s lavly transformed loos

Posted at 5:00 pm, October 17, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Food & Drink
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From cocktail bars to vintage clothing stores, a range of businesses are breathing new life into London’s disused public toilets. Dan Frost finds the best places to spend a penny. Read the full post…

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Tee Time: London’s best crazy golf courses

Posted at 3:30 pm, October 17, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Fun London
swingers © Rob Greig

All over the city, Londoners are gently stroking balls, filling holes and gripping their shafts. That’s right: there’s a crazy golf boom. What did you think we were talking about? Time Out’s own Tiger Woods (but without all the shagging) Alexi Duggins gives you a guide to where to engage in advanced foreplay around London.

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50 wonderful ways to spend this weekend in London

Mike Murray

[Photo: Mike Murray]

Whirl your way into the weekend with one of these fantastic events happening across the capital. Get a sugar rush at The Chocolate Show, get down to some French electro pop at the Village Underground, binge yourself silly on some brilliant artwork from one of the many art fairs or new openings gracing the city over the next few days. Here’s everything you need to know to bag yourself some fun…

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Poutine: London’s answer to cheese chips and gravy

Posted at 1:00 pm, October 17, 2014 in Food & Drink

Poutine © Rob Greig

©Rob Greig

Love chips? Adore cheese? Crave gravy? You are in for a hearty treat, because there’s a comfort food from Québec that combines all three! Allow Eddy Frankel to introduce poutine. Read the full post…

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Classical music jams, debates and Latin lessons at the Battle of Ideas

Posted at 11:30 am, October 17, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment
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There’s a lot to talk about at the moment and this annual festival of public debate, now in its tenth year, is a forum for the discussion of important issues. The weekend’s line-up of 350 speakers includes the Barbican’s managing director Nicholas Kenyon, finance journalist Daniel Ben-Ami, former cabinet minister David Mellor and Swedish psychiatrist Dr David Eberhard. ‘Should We Fear Democracy?’, ‘Big Data: Big Danger?’ and ‘Ukraine: Cold War Rebooted?’ are just some of the questions to be addressed in the 80 sessions scheduled. Between debates try to learn Latin in 30 minutes, join a classical music jam or simply spark your own conversations at the evening drinks receptions.

Find out more at battleofideas.org.uk.  Sat Oct 18 and Sun Oct 19. Day tickets £55, £30 concs; weekend £100, £45.

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Woollen wonder: Museum of London create new Sherlock-inspired tweed

Posted at 10:00 am, October 17, 2014 in Shopping & Style
sherlock tweed

Calling all you Sherlock fans – you’re probably well aware that the Museum of London’s ‘Sherlock Holmes’ exhibition opens today. In fact you’re probably queuing outside right now. However, you might not know that to celebrate the iconic fictional detective, the Museum has created a brand new tweed inspired by the cape and hat worn by the man himself. And no, we don’t just mean Cumberbatch. Using colour references from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories, the Museum worked with Christys’ hats and tweed pros Lovat Mill to create an original tweed for a flat cap and deerstalker to be sold in the museum. And they’re rather nice – if you’re in the market for woollen winter headwear! The hats have their own window in Liberty until Sunday October 19 so take a peek if you’re passing. Read the full post…

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A day in the life of a Londoner – illustrated by the capital’s best paintings

Posted at 8:00 am, October 17, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment

Waking up at 7.30am

'Abstract Painting No 5' - Ad Reinhardt. © ARS, NY and DACS, London 2014

(Abstract Painting No 5‘ by Ad Reinhardt © ARS, NY and DACS, London 2014)

Absolute sheer and utter darkness. Cheers autumn, like we had no issue with getting up for work back in September when sunlight was still a thing. Read the full post…

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The three best club nights happening this weekend

Posted at 5:00 pm, October 16, 2014 in Music & Nightlife
sink the pink

Let’s keep things simple. You + the weekend + a city with heaps of amazing club nights = party time. Take your pick from the three below or visit our Clubs page for more top options. Read the full post…

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Frieze London 2014: the condensed highlights

Posted at 4:00 pm, October 16, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment
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It’s all change over at the fair-mothership Frieze London, which opened on Tuesday to the press and well-heeled VIPs. The reconfigured layout designed by Universal Studios, takes up a bigger footprint in Regent’s Park, to accommodate the 162 galleries, that’s twelve up on last year. The spacious corridors make for a more relaxed viewing experience and when you’re going to see thousands of art works, this is what matters.

So once you’re in, where the hell do you start? Here are just a few exhibits not to miss. Read the full post…

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On sale tomorrow: Noel Gallagher, Bill Maher, Royal Blood and more

Posted at 3:00 pm, October 16, 2014 in Music & Nightlife
noel gallagher

From a Britpop icon and an American comedy king to the long-awaited new play by Tom Stoppard, here are the hottest tickets going on sale this week. Ready, steady, book! Read the full post…

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