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Celebrate 4/20 with our top 19 stoner songs

Posted at 10:15 am, April 20, 2014 in Fun London, Music & Nightlife
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It’s been a big couple of years for cannabis in London. Last March, figures revealed a 15 percent increase in cannabis factories, prompting Crimestoppers to release weed-scented scratch and sniff cards to help people smell out neighbours growing the green stuff. We have to admit that we were mildly sceptical about the whole thing, but we had to eat our words after police said that 3,500 tip-offs had been voluntarily offered up by the the public. That’s quite a lot of smelling and snitching.

Then, earlier this month, police said that they had discovered ‘buttloads of ganj farms’ (or something to that effect), so we made a map of London’s weed hotspots. Seems like London’s love of the potent herb isn’t waning.  Read the full post…

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Damon Albarn on puppets, heroin and fatherhood

Posted at 5:15 pm, April 19, 2014 in Music & Nightlife
Damon Albarn

In next Tuesday’s Time Out Magazine, music editor Oliver Keens sits down with an official London Music Legend: Damon Albarn. A serial multi-tasker, best known for Blur and Gorillaz but also involved over the years with half a dozen other projects, Albarn is about to release his debut solo album, ‘Everyday Robots’. Read the full post…

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Go cocoa loco with six of London’s craziest chocolate-based treats

Posted at 2:15 pm, April 19, 2014 in Food & Drink, Shopping & Style
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Eggs are not the only way to roll with it this Easter. Tania Ballantine serves up London’s craziest chocolate-based treats.

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Noodles, dildos, dancing and basement bars: it’s the best bits of Soho

Posted at 12:15 pm, April 19, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Food & Drink, Music & Nightlife, Shopping & Style
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The lowdown on the West End’s most deliciously decadent spot…

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The upper crusts: discover London’s best bakeries

Posted at 10:15 am, April 19, 2014 in Food & Drink, Shopping & Style
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If you’re after a fine loaf in London, there’s no shortage of decent spots these days. But which are the best? We’ve tirelessly munched our way through the finest boules, baguettes, spelts and sourdoughs (and the odd hot cross bun) to find the finest boulangeries and bakeries in the capital.

Here’s our pick of London’s best bakeries.

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Islington’s Old Queen’s Head gets the fairground treatment

Posted at 6:15 pm, April 18, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Food & Drink, Fun London
The Great British Fair, Old Queen's Head

Islington pub the Old Queen’s Head is set to channel the fairground spirit for the second year in a row as it welcomes back The Great British Fair, which will transform the tavern into a British fun fair featuring games, live music and fresh food. Read the full post…

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Witness a vinyl resurrection this Easter at Record Store Day

Posted at 4:15 pm, April 18, 2014 in Food & Drink, Music & Nightlife, Outdoor London
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Sure, this weekend is supposed to be a celebration of Christ’s resurrection but quite frankly there’s now a bigger bash kicking off in town. Stealing Jesus’ thunder big time this Bank Holiday is Record Store Day, a day of festivities thrown in the name of independent music shops across the globe. Forget egg-hunting, bunny-petting and church-going this Saturday (Apr 19) and join some of the Record Store Day merrymaking that’s set to take place throughout the capital. Read the full post…

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The Cat & Mutton pub on Broadway Market reopens

Posted at 2:15 pm, April 18, 2014 in Food & Drink

Cat & Mutton pub © Londontheinside

London Fields! Sunshine! Beer! You just know it’s going to be bonkers in Broadway Market over Easter with this combination, but isn’t that all part of the fun? Best of all, though, the Cat & Mutton gastropub has just reopened in time for the unseasonably warm spring weather. So you know the score: sun lotion, warm jacket for later – and plenty of cash for that cab home, because you’re not going to be using public transport after a few drinks at the Cat & Mutton. Guy Dimond 

Read our full review of the Cat & Mutton.

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Close encounters of the furred kind: where to see London’s cutest critters this Easter

Posted at 12:15 pm, April 18, 2014 in Outdoor London

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Apparently taking a quick break at work to look at pictures of cute animals increases our productivity. But that’s nothing compared to the feelgood factor of seeing the real thing. So, step away from the screen, says Katy Dillon – here’s where to find the cutest critters in London this Easter.

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Eat your way across the globe at the World Street Food Festival

Posted at 10:15 am, April 18, 2014 in Food & Drink
Real Food Festival

Hurrah – it’s a Bank Holiday weekend. Which can either mean:

a) Spending lots of time on the motorway
b) Spending lots of time at the garden centre/DIY store
c) Spending lots of time eating and drinking Read the full post…

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Will ‘Transcendence’ satisfy Johnny Depp fans?

Posted at 6:15 pm, April 17, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment
Johnny Depp

It was only last August – on the release of big-budget disaster ‘The Lone Ranger’ – that we at Time Out asked the question ‘Is it time for Johnny Depp to call it a day?’ Now his new film ‘Transcendence’ is arriving in cinemas (it opens on Friday April 25), and the question still lingers: does this once-mighty cinematic force have anything new to offer? Read the full post…

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Killing time in Waterloo: five great places near Waterloo station

Posted at 5:30 pm, April 17, 2014 in Top 5

Waterloo station facade
Photo by Tristan Appleby

Even the most experienced of Londoners will, at some point, find themselves with an hour or two to kill in a neighbourhood they’ve never bothered to explore before. So you’re at a Tube station with a heavy bag, an empty stomach and a need to pass the time with something more intriguing than a meal deal; what now? Just consult this handy guide. These are the five best venues within 500m of Waterloo station.

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