Do it like a dawg: Paw Pageant 2014

Posted at 3:30 pm, August 24, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Competition, Fun London
paw pageant

This bank holiday Monday, east London’s streets will resound with the pitter-patter of immaculately clipped claws as the Old Spitalfields Paw Pageant returns. Canine-chic expert Sara White previews the pooch parade. Read the full post…

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A proper gastropub: Culpeper is a real East End London boozer

Posted at 12:30 pm, August 24, 2014 in Food & Drink
culpeper © Pantelis Petrou

© Pantelis Petrou

Sometimes, London seems to contain nothing in the way of places to eat apart from pop-ups serving ‘dirty’ cocktails in jam jars and pimped-up hot dogs to the hipster masses. Whatever happened to the honest-to-goodness London boozer? Or, better still, a handsome Victorian hostelry that’s been brought firmly into the 21st century without compromising its pub origins – meaning it still serves great beers, but also unfussy, simply presented, flavourful food. Can’t be that hard, can it? Read the full post…

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9 incredible GIFs of police officers dancing at Notting Hill Carnival

Posted at 10:15 am, August 24, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Fun London
Notting Hill Carnival - dancing police GIFs

Notting Hill Carnival is mere moments away – and we can’t wait! The street party is London’s annual chance to let its metaphorical hair down – and our police force is always keen to get involved.

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Notting Hill Carnival route and soundsystem map and essential info

Posted at 5:15 pm, August 23, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment
Notting Hill Carnival © Time Out

If you’re heading to Notting Hill Carnival this Sunday or bank holiday Monday, we’ve got everything you need for an awesome time (apart from guaranteed sun). Read the full post…

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Psychic Sonya predicts London’s next big sporting trend

Posted at 3:15 pm, August 23, 2014 in Fun London, News
Sonya Barber © Rob Greig

Your faithful blog mistress and amateur medium looks into her crystal ball and reveals what will be the next big thing.

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Last chance to catch these Summer pop-ups

Posted at 12:30 pm, August 23, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Food & Drink
TimeOut, On the Roof with Q

Summer might be drawing to a close (sob) but you can still make the most of its final days at these pop-ups

1. Q on the roof at Selfridges

No, not queue! Q as in Camden’s delicious Q Grill, which has taken up summer-long residence on the roof of Selfridges. A private elevator whizzes you up to the restaurant, which has been kitted out to feel like a secret garden. Catch some rays in opulent, postretail therapy splendour – far from any snaking lines of hot, irate shoppers. Selfridges, 400 Oxford St, W1A 1AB.  Until Sep 27. Read the full post…

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Parties, blood cake and pop-ups: it’s Shoreditch’s best bits

Posted at 10:15 am, August 23, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Food & Drink, Fun London, Music & Nightlife
Boxpark

Steer past the clichés and you’ll find this east London locale still buzzing. Read the full post…

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Which boozer do you belong in? The five types of London bars and pubs

Posted at 5:30 pm, August 22, 2014 in Food & Drink
hipster bar, ©David Ziggy Greene

Avoid getting trapped in the wrong watering hole with Jonny Ensall’s guide to London’s public houses. Read the full post…

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Video: Watch the animals at London Zoo get weighed and measured

Posted at 4:30 pm, August 22, 2014 in Fun London

Prepare for an afternoon dose of cuteness. The animals at London Zoo had their annual weigh-in yesterday and you can now watch it happen in this super adorable video.

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Hackney Wick: fashion capital of the world?

Posted at 3:30 pm, August 22, 2014 in Food & Drink, Shopping & Style
hackney wick market

From this Saturday, Hackney Wick will be home to a weekly style market with food, booze and music (and no, it’s not in a warehouse). Flo Wales Bonner gives you the fast facts. Read the full post…

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Club yourself silly this bank holiday weekend with three days of partying

Posted at 2:30 pm, August 22, 2014 in Music & Nightlife
The Hydra CREDIT Beth Marsh

Bank holidays apparently stem from MP and banker Sir John Lubbock wanting time off to watch local cricket matches, thus introducing the Bank Holidays Act of 1871. But hey, you don’t care about that, right? You just want an extra recovery day after a three-day bender, don’t you? It’s okay, we won’t judge you. We’ll even help you along the way by pointing you towards the finest nights from the wealth of parties taking place over this glorious three-day weekend. Thanks, the Right Honourable John. That next dancefloor banger goes out to you. Read the full post…

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Bargain hunt: revamp your flat at this mega SCP sale

Posted at 1:15 pm, August 22, 2014 in Shopping & Style
SCP Showroom

Are your defining experiences of shopping for furniture blue, yellow and covered in umlauts? It doesn’t have to be that way. Read the full post…

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