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The Man In The White Suit Feels Like A Knock Off One Man Two Guvnors

Photo: Nobby Clark When a ‘much-loved’ ‘classic’ movie is 70 years old, it’s OK to stop treating it like holy writ, right? Director Sean Foley had a huge success with The Ladykillers, turning the gentle fifties Ealing comedy into a… Continue Reading →

Glowing News! Winter Lights Returns To Canary Wharf In January 2020

Submergence by Squidsoup at Canary Wharf Winter Lights 2019. Photo: Londonist Free light festival Canary Wharf Winter Lights will return to east London in January 2020. The sixth outing of the annual festival brings 25 illuminated installations dotted to the… Continue Reading →

Uncover London’s Subterranean Secrets At This Incredible Immersive Exhibition

This is a sponsored article on behalf of London Transport Museum. Factory Workers at Plessey, 1941 © TfL London is home to the oldest subterranean railway in the world. And throughout its 156 year history, the London Underground has done… Continue Reading →

Delicious Things To Do In London For Chocolate Week 2019

Image: Shutterstock Ah, Chocolate Week. Two of the most beautiful words in the English language. But what can you do to mark this auspicious occasion? Read on. Tony’s Chocolonely afternoon tea at Bluebird Chelsea One of our picks for the… Continue Reading →

A 48-Storey Apartment Block Is Being Built Near Tate Modern

A CGI of Bankside Yards from Millennium Bridge 600 new homes will be built and 14 railway arches will be restored as part of a new development next to Tate Modern. Work has just begun on constructing Bankside Yards, a… Continue Reading →

Bag A Bargain At South London’s Utterly Lovely East Street Market

In an age of new-fangled pop ups, shopping trends and eye-watering prices, it’s something of a miracle that East Street Market remains unspoilt. Street trading has taken place in the Walworth area since the 16th century — East Street Market… Continue Reading →

Things To Do Today In London: Friday 11 October 2019

Have a go at Latin dance classes Things to do BOOKSHOP BIRTHDAY: Kew Bookshop celebrates its 30th birthday by giving customers a chance to meet a range of famous authors over two days. Today, Travis Elborough, Melvyn Bragg and Konnie… Continue Reading →

Postcards From The Edge: Islander At Southwark Playhouse

In the relentless in-your-face power shower of the Edinburgh Fringe, Islander was a relaxing bath, with marine salts and probably candles because there was a power cut. Photo: Ali Wright It’s an unusual, experimental musical piece which works against all… Continue Reading →

Ban Eating And Drinking On The Tube? Here’s What Would Happen

The Chief Medical Officer, Dame Sally Davies, has suggested in her latest report, that the junk food epidemic among younger people should be tackled in part with an outright ban of food and drink on public transport (except ‘fresh water’)…. Continue Reading →

Ghostly Cupcakes And Devilish Cocktails: Terrifying Food And Drink To Eat In London This Halloween

Eat and drink your way around town this Halloween with these special menus, spooky items and other foodie specials. Halloween cupcakes at the Hummingbird Bakery If Hummingbird Bakery’s Heinz cupcakes don’t send shivers down your spine, how does a zombie… Continue Reading →

Five Brilliant Ways To Reclaim Your Weekends With Klook

This is a sponsored article on behalf of Klook. London Night Bike Tour. Click here for details. The weekend can really fly by, can’t it? You spend ages perusing some of the incredible events London has to offer but, when… Continue Reading →

A Hello Kitty Cuddly Toy Pop-Up Opens On South Bank This Month

Some would say she doesn’t look a day over nine (lives), but Hello Kitty turns 45 this year, and she’s celebrating with… a pop-up. For one day only, a cuddly toy emporium dedicated to the pretty kitty opens on South… Continue Reading →

Lovely Bubbly! These Festive Hot Tubs Are Popping Up By The Thames

Nordic-style hot tubs with waiter service are popping up beside the Thames this winter. They’re part of Winterland London’s Alpine Club, which also has ski cabins, winter igloos, and lashings of warming food and drink. The hot tubs are available… Continue Reading →

Get A Free Tattoo This Month At This South London Parlour

Williams at work. Image: Marc Sethi Tattoo artist Ricky Williams has a two-year waiting list, and usually charges over £150 an hour. But for one day this month, he’s offering tats totally free. View this post on Instagram ▪️Micro pup… Continue Reading →

This Is When Covent Garden’s Christmas Lights Are Switched On For 2019

Image: Shutterstock Covent Garden’s Christmas lights will be switched on from Tuesday 12 November 2019. The official illuminating ceremony takes place in the Piazza that evening, with over 115,000 lights powering up in Covent Garden and the surrounding streets. The… Continue Reading →

Things To Do Today In London: Thursday 10 October 2019

Konnie Huq makes an appearance at the Royal Institution Things to do KNITTING AND STITCHING: Needles at the ready for The Knitting & Stitching Show, a celebration of the many different types of needlecraft. Browse stalls to stock up on… Continue Reading →

Clocks Away: Time Doesn’t Quite Stop At This Flowery New Afternoon Tea

Love food? Join our Facebook Group, Foodie Finds, to discuss all things edible in London. London’s not short of an afternoon tea or two, and believe us, we’ve eaten our fair share. So we can’t fathom how it’s taken us… Continue Reading →

The Secrets Of Blackfriars Bridge

It’s 250 years since the first ever Blackfriars Bridge was built, and 150 years since the present bridge was opened by Queen Victoria, so it’s high time we showed this London landmark some love. It may not get quite the… Continue Reading →

This East London Pub Has A Miniature Train In Its Beer Garden

Yes. Just yes. Image: Holly Tree Well this brings a whole new meaning to train beers… The beautiful Holly Tree pub in Leytonstone has just undergone a huge refurb, part of which includes a fully functioning miniature railway in the… Continue Reading →

Hidden London: Thoughtful Design And Fascinating Facts At London Transport Museum’s Best Exhibition Yet

Step inside for the secrets within Hidden London. I stand in front of what looks like an abandoned tube station, complete with overgrown vegetation and safety barrier. The doors part, revealing London Transport Museum’s Hidden London exhibition. The museum has… Continue Reading →

There’s Another People’s Vote March In London Later This Month

At the last People’s Vote march in March 2019 A third ‘People’s Vote’ march comes to London later this month — as protestors yet again congregate in the capital, fighting for a say on the ultimate outcome of Brexit. The… Continue Reading →

Marvel At This Tangled Postbox Which Has Appeared In East London

Photo: Marc Wilmot Mindbending artist Alex Chinneck has done it again. First there was the melting house. Next came the inverted pylon. Most recently was the building splitting down the middle. Now there’s this knotted postbox — titled Alphabetti Spaghetti… Continue Reading →

Review: This William Hogarth Exhibition Is The Most Debauched (And Probably Best) Exhibition You’ll See In 2019

The Orgy, from A Rake’s Progress It seems an odd thing to say, but everything that William Hogarth despised is what we love him for most. In the noisome London of the 18th century artist, criminals swing at Tyburn, horses… Continue Reading →

Things To Do Today In London: Wednesday 9 October 2019

In praise of small neighbourhood shops Things to do SURF FILM FESTIVAL: Ride the wave of the London Surf Film Festival, which takes place over four days, beginning today. The celebration of surf culture brings short and feature films, UK… Continue Reading →

Odyssey In Search Of Peace And Quiet In London

London is many things, but it is rarely peaceful and calming. A study by the Mental Health Foundation in 2018 found that 74% of people polled in the UK described that, over the past year, they had felt so stressed… Continue Reading →

Doughnut Time World: Swing By This Neon-Lit, Pastel-Coloured Indoor Playground For Adults

What do you get if you cross doughnuts with rope swings and a ball pit? A ruddy great mess, we imagine, but also: Doughnut Time World, Holborn’s new, neon-lit, pastel-coloured Instagram hotspot. The new venue is part of the Doughnut… Continue Reading →

The Best Beer Festivals In London In October 2019

It’s a busy month for beer festivals in London. We’ve rounded up the most notable opportunities for fermented excellence. 10-13 October: Pembury Tavern Green Hop Beer Festival It’s a triple-whammy: the intersection of Hackney’s excellent Pembury Tavern, the nearby Five… Continue Reading →

You’ll Barely Recognise East London In These 10 Photos From The 1970s And 80s

Giving it some groovy attitude, Brick Lane, 1977 It was an east London of cigarette smoking, hardcore perms, laundrettes and mac wearing wheeler-dealers. This was the world captured in black and white during the 1970s and 80s, by Paul Trevor…. Continue Reading →

Discover How Islamic Art Inspired The West At The British Museum

A painting of an Arabic school. © Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia. A flattering Western European painting of a nobleman is nothing special — hell the National Portrait Gallery is full of them. But this painting from the school of Italian… Continue Reading →

Everything You Need To Know About Extinction Rebellion’s Latest Protest

Photo: Ruth Davey Extinction Rebellion are back out in force. Here’s everything you need to know about their latest actions. When is it? Things kicked off today, Monday 7 October. What are they doing? Shutting down streets and bridges in… Continue Reading →

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