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Photo of the day: Tesco buttermilk carton cock-up

Posted at 3:15 pm, October 28, 2014 in Fun London
tesco balls © Andy Burdens

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Uh oh, it seems that Tesco’s shares aren’t the only things that have gone limp. Yes, this buttermilk – ahem – package is also a bit of a cock-up. Thanks for the LOLs Tesco (and Reddit user Andy Burdens for spotting this).

Almost as good as the chocolate santa penis! Seen any other design fails? Let me know at @sonya_barber.

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It’s a jungle out there: ‘Shoreditch Wild Life’ as spotted by Dougie Wallace

Posted at 2:00 pm, October 28, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment

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It’s a fine line between peacocking and going to the shops in your pants, and this bloke is treading it with abandon, one flip flop at a time. Dougie Wallace’s new book of photographs of the human zoo (in a good way) that is Shoreditch contains a lot of debauchery, a lot of energy, a lot of fashion wishful thinking and a lot of things that are quite difficult to explain. Like monsieur here. Sorry, what are you laughing at, pal? Read the full post…

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Kids will love these London-inspired Halloween costumes

Posted at 12:45 pm, October 28, 2014 in Fun London
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Prepare for your daily dose of ADORABLE. London-based bloggers Ladyland have just rounded up seven children’s Halloween costume ideas inspired by the terrors of the capital. Read the full post…

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Introducing the entrepreneurs taking on Oxford Street for 12 hours only

Posted at 11:30 am, October 28, 2014 in Shopping & Style

Over the next week, six tiny businesses are taking over 36 South Molton Street on the corner of Oxford Street for 12 hours at a time. It’s the perfect opportunity to pick up some unique Christmas gifts. Read the full post…

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Four fab things to do in your lunch break this week

Posted at 10:00 am, October 28, 2014 in Fun London
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Oh HELLO Tuesday! Still feeling a bit foggy from the weekend? Don’t worry, here are four fun things you can do in your lunch hour to make this week fly by. Read the full post…

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How clean is the tube? We found out

Posted at 7:00 am, October 28, 2014 in Fun London, Transport

Last week, we saw a YouTube video of a person in an undisclosed city bashing a bus seat with a hammer. The result? Dust billowing into the air as if someone had attacked a vacuum-cleaner bag. It was gross. [Take a look above.] Read the full post…

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In this week’s Time Out Magazine…

Posted at 5:15 pm, October 27, 2014 in Fun London
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This week’s magazine is all about the power of the pub. We asked writers to spill the beans on the boozers they love – from ultimate football inns to Blitz survivors – and, with Kickstarted board games bar Draughts opening in Hackney, we’ve also rounded up with the best bars for games.
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Hacking the mac: a custom McDonald’s menu for London

Posted at 4:15 pm, October 27, 2014 in Food & Drink, Fun London

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This month, it’s 40 years since McDonald’s opened its Woolwich branch – the UK’s first Maccy D’s. You know what that means, right? Yep: means that menu’s getting a bit old. So we decided to take to London’s Big Mac merchants to test out the largely US-based practice of menu hacking – where you tinker with an eaterie’s de rigeur dishes to devise cheaper, (sometimes) more delicious versions. Here, using modified versions of US classics and the odd one we’ve made up ourselves, is London’s first hacked McDonald’s menu.  Read the full post…

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‘Interstellar’ blasts off: read our first-look review

Posted at 3:00 pm, October 27, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment
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‘The Dark Knight’ and ‘Inception’ director Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi adventure ’Interstellar’ is the most anticipated film of the autumn, and a hot tip for Oscar glory next year. The film takes audiences on a spectacular journey through time and space, as Matthew McConaughey’s rugged spaceship pilot searches for a new home for humanity, to replace the dying Earth. It’s got scope, scale, special effects and a cast to die for (McConaughey is joined by Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine and Matt Damon), but is it actually any good? Read the full post…

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Seven London nightmare Halloween costumes

Posted at 2:15 pm, October 27, 2014 in Fun London
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You’re dressing as a beefeater for Halloween? BIG WOW. Here are seven far more original ideas based on modern London horror stories. Read the full post…

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Another chance to visit the abandoned Aldwych tube station

Posted at 1:00 pm, October 27, 2014 in Transport
Aldwych Station © Sonya Barber

When we have to travel on a packed tube train, we hate it. But given the opportunity to explore an old commuter-free Underground station, we go wild. So you’ll be delighted to hear that the London Transport Museum is opening up the rarely frequented disused Aldwych Station for another round of tours from January 22 until February 15 2015.

Tickets for these tours will sell out faster than you can say ‘mind the gap’, so have your credit card details at the ready and get booking at ltmuseum.co.uk when they go on sale at 3pm

Can’t wait for January? Have a look at these photos of our visit down into the depths of Aldwych.

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38 great things happening in London this week

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[Photo: Ben Rowe]

Wake yourself up with a morning dance party at Oval Space, celebrate everyone’s favourite Time Out feature at the ‘Word on the Street’ book launch, or watch London’s hottest grime and rap crews battle it out at the Red Bull Culture Clash. Here are the finest things happening in the capital this week…

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