43 superb things happening this weekend in London


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Hard week? Sit back and sip some champers at Tooting Bec Lido, have a picnic with the Disappearing Dining Club, or cut loose on the dance floor with serious sounds from Joe Goddard. Here are the best things happening in London this weekend…

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Five of the best pop-ups happening in London this weekend

Posted at 10:00 am, August 29, 2014 in Food & Drink, Fun London, Top 5

Christabel's Mad HATTERS Tea Party

London sure loves a good pop-up these days. Whether you’re mad for a themed brunch party, chocolate mint julep or a craft beer festival with a beautiful view, this week’s tip-top pop-ups have got it covered. Read the full post…

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London’s top ten dramatic entrances

Posted at 8:00 am, August 29, 2014 in Top 5
Mary Poppins

1. Mary Poppins arrives on the east wind
In PL Travers’s classic tale, the two children of the mildly dysfunctional Banks family are saved from lives of boredeom by the stern lady who floats in on the east wind to blow the competition away (what other nanny could ever compete with ‘A ‘Spoonful of Sugar’?). In childcare terms, dropping into Cherry Tree Lane on a parasol is about as stone-cold badass as it gets. Read the full post…

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TfL launches new map by kidding around with goats on the tube

Posted at 6:00 pm, August 28, 2014 in Transport

Commuters at Vauxhall station may have had a bit of a hold up this morning as a herd of goats went through the barriers. But what was this outing for the four-legged friends from neighbouring Vauxhall City Farm in aid of? A publicity stunt to mark the launch of a new overground map of the Victoria Line, of course. Read the full post…

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On sale tomorrow: Morrissey, Fatboy Slim, Ben Howard and more

Posted at 5:00 pm, August 28, 2014 in Music & Nightlife

Set your alarm, London: tomorrow morning it’s time to get booking for another week’s worth of hot music tickets. Here are the ones we’re particularly excited about… Read the full post…

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Last chance saloon: drinking fads of the summer

Posted at 4:00 pm, August 28, 2014 in Food & Drink, Fun London
cynar gin fizz

Summer may be almost over but these still time to enjoy these trendy beverages…

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Five reasons to see Shunt’s ‘The Boy Who Climbed Out of His Face’

Posted at 2:30 pm, August 28, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Fun London
© shunt

Last night I gingerly ventured to North Greenwich to see Shunt’s latest production ‘The Boy Who Climbed Out Of His Face’. I was a tad nervous after reading our theatre editor Andrzej Lukowski’s review where he says ‘at least two sections are actively terrifying, and there’s a concerted effort to make things feel as awkward for the audience as possible.’ If you also read that review and got the fear, fret not. I enjoyed it and survived to tell the tale*. Here are five reasons to part with a tenner and go see it before it closes at the end of September. Read the full post…

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Chat to some strangers this weekend at Talk to Me Day

Posted at 1:45 pm, August 28, 2014 in Fun London
Talk to me London

Unless we’ve had a pint or something’s on fire, we Londoners tend not to be too chatty with strangers. It’s nothing personal, of course – we’re sure everyone else in the tube carriage is absolutely lovely, but then again that floor isn’t going to stare at itself. It’s a shame though, because this city is full of awesome people, with awesome things to say. Read the full post…

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Pick your own with London’s best foraging groups

Posted at 12:45 pm, August 28, 2014 in Food & Drink, Outdoor London
© Rob Greig

© Rob Greig



An informal online network focused on neglected food resources. Regular foraging and fruit picking events include plum gathering on Tottenham Marshes.  Read the full post…

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Water way to go! Jumping, snoozing and rescuing: London’s swimming news

Posted at 10:00 am, August 28, 2014 in News
© Thames Baths Project

As summer rolls unstoppably into autumn, Londoners are desperate for a final dip before cold grips the city for good. Frankly, it’s leading to some pretty odd behaviour.

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‘Birdman’ launches the Venice Film Festival

Posted at 8:00 am, August 28, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment

The Venice Film Festival got underway last night with a gala screening of ‘Birdman’, the latest feature from ‘Amores Perros’ director Alejandro González Iñárritu. But our roving reporter Cath Clarke has already seen the film, and has sent back a glowing review. Read the full post…

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See magician Dynamo ‘levitate’ over the Shard

Posted at 5:45 pm, August 27, 2014 in News

So, you thought it was cool when Dynamo ‘walked on water’ across the Thames. And, well, it was. But now he’s pulled off an even more impressive trick.

Londoners were totally freaked out (and mildly confused) at lunchtime when it appeared there was a figure levitating above the Shard. It wasn’t an almighty Illuminati wizard summoned by the giant sparkling triangle though, it was good old Dynamo pulling a prank on us.

The magician – whose real name is Steven Frayne – hinted that he was responsible for the spectacle with a Facebook post at around 3pm. A snap of a cloudy sky, it said: ‘The view is great up here #lookup.’

Remember this Dynamo trick?

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