Things to do in London

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The cocktails are divine and expertly made by waiters who know what they're talking about

The feel is upmarket but the prices are not. Head to 68 and Boston if you work anywhere near Soho and fancy a mid-week, reasonably priced and well-made cocktail in classic, wood-panelled surroundings.

Monday, April 25, 2016
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In a short time, in a secret location not that far away, a Star Wars restaurant will arrive in London.

Monday, April 18, 2016
Try not to get stuck in this (Photo: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

The London Marathon is coming up on Sunday April 24, and as it’s one of the largest mass participation events in the world, there’s going to be a fair bit of travel disruption - but don’t worry, we’re here to guide you through the road closures.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
The slide is lifted into place

If you’re wondering when the world’s longest tunnel slide is due to open, you haven’t got too much longer to wait.

Thursday, April 7, 2016
Club night Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet

Nikki Spencer, 55, is the founder of Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet (HSDY), a club night playing ‘70s and ‘80s soul, disco and funk aimed at people in their 30s, 40s and 50s who still want to go out dancing to their favourite music but somewhere where they won’t be judged.

Monday, April 4, 2016
We can't get you to the finish line, but we do know some other good places to watch the marathon (Photo:Tom Dulat/Getty Images)

It’s one of London’s biggest events, and it feels like we all know someone who is taking part this year, so here’s our round-up of the best places to cheer up the runners at the 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon.

Monday, March 28, 2016
The Great Wall of Vagina is made up of 400 unique vulva (Picture: Jamie McCarthy / Sh!)

A new and unusual art exhibition has arrived at a female-oriented sex shop in Shoreditch. London24 spoke to Jamie McCartney about his eye-catching work The Great Wall of Vagina, a sculpture made up of 400 plaster casts of unique vulvas.

Thursday, March 10, 2016
We're really sad that we couldn't think of an appropriate pun for this (Photo: Up at The O2)

The Globe may be famous for its Shakespeare performances, but to celebrate the Bard’s 400th birthday, his work is coming to a whole new arena.

Thursday, March 3, 2016
Fans of a cold brew or a bespoke filter coffee will not be disappointed

London24 chatted to Ludovic Rossignol, director of the insanely popular London Coffee Festival, about the coffee scene in our great city and where it’s headed. We also got some top tips on making your own caffeinated creations at home.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Held at a secret East London hideaway, this covert den will be filled with sandbags, black out curtains, military bunk beds, a swing dance hall and a live music stage

A covert east London den will be filled with sandbags, black out curtains, military bunk beds, a swing dance hall and live music on March 5. It’s time to dress up and party like your great-gran!

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Remember, your Mum carried you for nine months. The least you can do is give her a nice day out in the capital. (Picture: PA Images)

If you’re a student or recent grad living in London the likelihood is your pretty strapped for cash. After rent and those obligatory after work drinks there’s not much left, but you want to take your Mum somewhere nice on March 6. Here are seven eye-opening and fun things you can do together on Mother’s Day for under £20, letting you bond without breaking the bank.

Monday, February 22, 2016
Eat the rainbow for just 50p (Picture: Brick Lane Beigel)

New York’s celebrated and stunningly colourful Rainbow Bagels have arrived in one east London bagel shop. WE ARE EXCITED.

Monday, February 22, 2016
One crucial blacklisted London item is shopping on Oxford Street, especially at weekends (Picture: Getty)

London is an incredible city, but there are certain things you should not attempt while visiting. If you do any of the following, you may end up miserable, cold, yelled at or just plain disappointed. Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
The Academy of St Martin in the Fields, who recorded the original film soundtrack, will play the score to the movie Amadeus

Catch epic movies including Gladiator, ET and Amadeus on a giant screen in one of London’s iconic venues, accompanied by internationally renowned musicians playing the soundtracks. Sounds amazing? Read on.

Friday, February 5, 2016
Here at London24 we look this excited for pancake day (Picture: Getty)

Pancakes are amazing, but we’ve all had them with lemon and sugar. Here is our guide to London’s most unusual Shrove Tuesday offerings, from deep fried mars bar concoctions to ‘mancakes’. Eat up!

Monday, February 1, 2016
designmynight events for February

We have a rather eclectic mix this time around. From a David Bowie tribute, channelling your inner Roman gladiator.. and of course the Superbowl.

Thursday, January 28, 2016
Four great ways to start your weekend

Check out these top London events from designmynight to help plan the perfect weekend

Friday, January 22, 2016
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Stuck for ideas about what to do on V Day? We’ve got an exhaustive list of what’s on in London - and if none of these ideas tickle your fancy, check our Alternative Valentine’s Day ideas.

Friday, January 22, 2016
Prosecco, lots of beer and Superbowl: some people's idea of heaven

Here’s our round-up of the best things to do in London from now until February 7th.

Thursday, January 21, 2016
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Are you at a loss as to where to go out this weekend? Or are you a PR intern desperately reaching for fresh ideas before your boss comes back from a boozy client lunch?

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Because you can have flowers and chocolates any day of the year

Whether you’re spending it with friends or just have a schmaltz allergy, we’ve got loads of ideas for a Valentine’s Day way more exciting than the norm.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
No ice in sight! (Photo: Sipsmith/Ham Yard Hotel)

We’re not sure we would, but London’s latest rooftop pop-up is based on this strange idea - proving that G&T and roof bars aren’t just for the summer.

Sunday, January 17, 2016
Get the lobster to share (Picture: Andrew Lunn)

Just walking into the London Capital Club through old, tucked away doors is exciting - and the sustenance inside lives up to the location.

Sunday, January 17, 2016
The Oncelers brighten up the stage with their green hair (Picture: Manuel Harlan)

This inventive, visually engulfing and perfectly scored show manages to make its ecological, anti-greed point without ever feeling like a diatribe.

Thursday, January 14, 2016
Kelly, who runs Fitness Fox London

It’s all very well starting out the New Year with good intentions to shed a few extra pounds and get into shape. But good intentions all too easily fall by the wayside.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Circus of Light by Ocubo is a giant big top projected on the side of the Granary Building in King's Cross. Featuring acrobats, jugglers, dancers and performers, a magical animated world of music and mayhem will descend on Granary Square.

Lumiere London promises to be one the city’s most spectacular events. Here’s our five-minute guide.

Monday, January 4, 2016
(Photo: Weli)

London’s first Chinese lantern festival is coming to Chiswick House Gardens this February to see in the Year of the Monkey with over 50 giant, hand-made lanterns.

Friday, December 4, 2015
What could be better than a Lord of the Rings marathon in a cinema?! (Picture: PA Images)

What better way to bring in the New Year than to watch all the extended editions of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit back-to-back in a Leicester Square cinema? BRING IT TOLKEIN.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
You're bound to have an awkward encounter with the photocopier

The era of crimping, perms, ridiculous shoulder pads and wine bars...who can forget the 80s?

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
(Picture: Secret Cinema)

Secret Cinema have released very scant details of their new event in London in February next year.

Sunday, November 29, 2015
A painting of The Judgement of Paris dinner

Take a trip to Newbury and you’ll find plenty of hidden attractions in the town and the surrounding west Berkshire countryside.

Monday, November 16, 2015
(Picture: Brompton)

A major exhibition celebrating modern cycling is set to open at the Design Museum in London Bridge on Wednesday.

Monday, November 16, 2015
Thai Square Spa are also opening a new centre in Northumberland Avenue

Wednesday is hump day. So as I walked swiftly (read ‘rushed’) from Covent Garden station to Thai Square Spa I was hoping the hour would calm me down - and it did.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Here are some of the best things to do in central London the tourist bus won't show you (Picture: Getty)

Central London has so much more to offer than the Tower and Madame Tussauds. Here are suggestions for quirky and unusual places to visit in the capital. We’ve got everything from ridiculous restaurants to speedboat rides - take a look!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
The Doctor Who Festival is at London ExCel from November 13 to 15  (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

Three years after thousands of Doctor Who fans marked the show’s 50th anniversary with a celebratory convention at London ExCel, the Time Lord is returning to the venue for a follow-up.

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Yummy traditional afternoon teas for two

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Quizzes

Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp celebrate (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

They tore defences apart throughout the 1990s and 2000s but how quickly can you match up eight classic Premier League strike pairs from years gone by?

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Who will you choose?

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Remember this former Arsenal starlet?  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

From Hasselbaink to Henry, we all remember the Premier League’s star names during the noughties but how many less heralded faces can you recognise?

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England players Alan Shearer (l) and Steve McManaman (r) celebrate with goalscorer Teddy Sheringham.  (Photo by Ben Radford/Allsport/Getty Images)

Can you believe it has been 20 years since England hosted the European Championships and football came home? We’ve put together a tough quiz that will test your knowledge of that feast of football.

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