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An entire room of trampolines is coming to London

Posted at 4:30 pm, June 16, 2015 in Fun London, News

What’s better than a trampoline? 150 trampolines, of course! Read the full post…

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A peek inside Punchdrunk’s new book; and how Kanye West reacted when he saw ‘The Drowned Man’

Posted at 3:30 pm, June 16, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment
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Still moping about the fact that Punchdrunk’s stunning immersive theatre odyssey ‘The Drowned Man’ is no more? Well, you can now console yourself with ‘The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable’, a gorgeous coffee table book of images from the show taken by photographer Julian Abrams. Read the full post…

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If you do one thing this week: go eat at Food for Thought in Covent Garden

Posted at 2:20 pm, June 16, 2015 in Food & Drink
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We told you back in March that the beloved vegetarian restaurant Food for Thought was set to close after 40 years. I’m sorry to say that the end date is fast approaching – the last slice of quiche will be served this Sunday June 21. When I wrote that original blog, I thought perhaps I was the only one who would mourn this Covent Garden institution, but I was wrong. 57,000 people read the post and over 16,000 of you liked and shared it on Facebook. It seems that I was not alone in my love for this veggie stalwart. And I know I won’t be alone in having made multiple pilgrimages there since I found out it was closing (and not reopening elsewhere). Read the full post…

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Rubbish photos: a man has taken 25,000 pictures of litter in Fitzrovia

Posted at 1:15 pm, June 16, 2015 in Fun London

rubbish[Photos: Peter Foster]

It’s nice to have a hobby, isn’t it? Some people take up running, spend their time knitting elaborate jumpers or are really into pub quizzes. Not this guy though, it seems his favourite pastime is taking pictures of rubbish in Fitzrovia – and he’s truly dedicated to his art. Peter Foster has a whole Flickr account dedicated to Fitzovia litter, where there are thousands of pictures of rubbish bags, cardboard boxes and even dead birds on the streets of Fitzrovia. Read the full post…

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Clerkenwell Boy reveals his top four London foodie faves

Posted at 12:30 pm, June 16, 2015 in Food & Drink
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The Instagrammer-about-town shares his shots of a perfect food day out, for less than £20. Read the full post…

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Six new reasons to go to David Byrne’s Meltdown

Posted at 9:00 am, June 16, 2015 in Music & Nightlife
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We were already totally stoked (as the kids say) about this year’s Meltdown festival, curated by former Talking Head, prolific artist and good egg David Byrne. Today the next wave of the line-up is revealed, and we’ve got an exclusive look at some of the nifty additions to the bill. Stand by for apes, bikes and Eno – here are six extra reasons to head down to Meltdown. Read the full post…

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Giles Coren: ‘If a father’s “culture” can’t stop him hitting his children, then the law must’

Posted at 8:30 am, June 16, 2015 in News
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Beating a child is beating a child, says Giles Coren. No ‘allowances’  

I do not remember my father smacking me. Which is to say, I do not remember the actual moments of impact. My unconscious mind, thankfully, has done something clever with those. Read the full post…


In this week’s Time Out magazine…

Posted at 6:30 pm, June 15, 2015 in Fun London
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In this week’s Time Out, we’re going ice-cream crazy, rounding up the city’s best frosty treats and ice-cream sandwiches and speaking to Blur about their new album The Magic Whip. Geddit?  Read the full post…

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London’s Crystal Maze is nearly half way to its crowdfunding target (and it’s only been a day!)

Posted at 5:00 pm, June 15, 2015 in Fun London


Update: The Crystal Maze is now open!

When we first heard that the people behind London’s ‘Crystal Maze’ reboot were hoping to crowdfund £500,000 to pay for the project, it seemed like a very high target. But, it turns out WE ALL LOVE ‘THE CRYSTAL MAZE’.   Read the full post…

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There’s a giant water slide coming to King’s Cross

Posted at 4:00 pm, June 15, 2015 in Free, Fun London, Outdoor London
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Feeling a bit hot and flustered right now? Here’s one solution: get into your bathers and fling yourself down a dramatic 100-metre water slide, just behind King’s Cross station. Read the full post…

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In pictures: rebel artists staged a climate change protest in the Tate Modern

Posted at 3:00 pm, June 15, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment



A group of rebel artists staged a piece of protest performance art in the Tate Modern over the weekend. Known as Liberate Tate, the 75-strong collective put on a 25-hour show to call for the gallery to end its sponsorship with BP. Read the full post…

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39 lovely things to do in London this week

Patrizia Ilaria Sechi[Photo: Patrizia Ilaria Sechi]

Try the best food in the city at Taste of London, have a killer evening watching The Craft at the Alibi Film Club or catch some cracking comedy as the Edinburgh preview season kicks in. Enjoy!

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In pictures: the World Naked Bike Ride 2015 hits London

Posted at 12:30 pm, June 15, 2015 in Fun London, Photos of London

Cyclists gone green in #London #wnbr #wnbr2015 #wnbrlondon

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Did you spot a load of naked people on bikes this weekend? Don’t worry, it wasn’t the side-effect of a terrible hangover; the World Naked Bike Ride returned to London on Saturday and hundreds of protesters stripped off for a starkers cycle across the city. The event is an annual demonstration to raise awareness about global warming and cycle safety, and those taking part are encouraged to body paint, body glitter and go full on nudey-fancy dress. On Friday we brought you insider tips on how to stay sassy and chafe-free, now here are some of our favourite pictures from this year’s ride.  Read the full post…

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Wine, dine and bid goodbye to another season of ‘Game of Thrones’

Posted at 10:08 am, June 15, 2015 in Food & Drink, TV
Cast at Feast

As another ‘Game of Thrones’ season finale edges ever closer, Dalston’s Three Compasses is laying on a ‘Tale of Fire and Ice’ feast. The pub’s chef Tait Miller has collaborated with the East London Liquor Co. to provide the perfect accompaniment to the final episode of ‘Game of Thrones’ season five. So you are cordially invited to enjoy ‘red hot dragon wings’ with ‘G&oT’s as the inevitable bloodbath unfolds between 4pm and 11pm on June 15, with the finale being screened on their projector live at 9pm.

Find out more at 3compasses.blogspot.co.uk.

By Danielle Goldstein

Swot up on some Dothraki in preparation for the finale with our #wordonthestreet ‘Game of Thrones’ special.

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Quit your job become a… bladesmith

Posted at 8:15 am, June 15, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment
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James Ross-Harris, 25. Bladesmith at Blenheim Forge

Knife-forging: how do you make the cut?

‘I’ve always worked with metal. For a while I made bespoke furniture; then later, when I moved to London, I worked as a blacksmith for three years. During the weekends my business partner Jon and I used to mess around making knives. That led to us buying more and more tools. Before we knew it, we’d started a business.’ Read the full post…

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Overheard in London: this week’s #wordonthestreet

Posted at 6:00 pm, June 14, 2015 in Fun London
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Every week you share the weird things you’ve overheard in London. Above, a few perplexing snippets from the past seven days – don’t forget to tweet us your own!

Like Word on the Street? We’ve now made a book of these little beauties!  ‘Word on the Street: Ridiculous Things We’ve Overheard in London’ is out now, £6.99. To buy a copy, visit: timeout.com/wotsbook​.

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London could be getting a new version of ‘The Crystal Maze’

Posted at 3:07 pm, June 14, 2015 in Fun London
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Update: The Crystal Maze is now open and ready for bookings!

Always wanted to battle the Aztec zone, outwit the Industrial zone, master the Medieval zone, freak out in the Futuristic zone and end up flailing for gold foil in the Crystal Dome, all to the soundtrack of Richard O’Brien’s dulcet tones on the harmonica? Us too. Most kids who grew up in the 1990s will have wanted to go on’ The Crystal Maze’ more than they wanted to meet Jet from ‘Gladiators’. And that is A LOT. So when the show ended in 1995, our dreams were shattered (no, ‘Fort Boyard’ just isn’t the same). But now all those big kidult dreams could come true if Little Lion production company raise enough cash to build a mega interactive Crystal Maze game. The crowdfunding page goes live today and they’re hoping to raise mega bucks to make this a reality. Read the full post…

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Real ale, rock ‘n’ roll venues and tea with a view: it’s the best bits of Richmond

Posted at 1:15 pm, June 14, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment, Food & Drink, Outdoor London, Photos of London
Deer in Richmond

Views, food and that park – Richmond is the leafiest suburb in town. Read the full post…

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Top five things Londoners dream of

Posted at 10:17 am, June 14, 2015 in Fun London, Top 5
The Week Oret Coffee

1. A free Pret coffee

We all thought the free Pret coffee was an urban myth, something we never dared believe was real. Then, Pret revealed that giving away coffee was an official policy – staff can hand ’em out to whoever they want! When that news broke, almost every Londoner went home and stared at themselves in the bathroom mirror for a good few hours, muttering ‘Why not me? Am I really so ugly?’, as un-caffeinated tears streamed down their cheeks. It’s discrimination, really. Isn’t this why we have the Human Rights Act? Read the full post…

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How to be king of the jumble

Posted at 5:30 pm, June 13, 2015 in Fun London, Shopping & Style
Clapton Jumble Trail

The Clapton Jumble Trail is this weekend – an area-wide movement of rails and wallpapering tables from attic to pavement that will see E5ers join forces to buy and sell tat to and from one another in convivial fashion. Considering hosting a stall? Let Katie Dailey teach you how to jumble massively. Read the full post…

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