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Friday, September 19, 2014

Want to make the most of the river? Whether you want to sail, paddle, or party, we’ve got a way for you to get out on the water!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Naked Boys Reading does exactly what it says on the tin. [Photograph by VANEK London]

From the World Naked Bikeride to Streak For Tigers, it seems that Londoners are looking for any excuse to get their kit off.

Monday, September 15, 2014
If you're terminally indecisive, London Cocktails In The City will let you visit 13 different bars at once!  (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for HELPS Teas)

The nights are getting darker earlier, and it’s time to retreat from the beer garden into the warm. London24 brings you the best drinks festivals to keep you warmed up and topped up this autumn.

Monday, September 15, 2014
A traditional afternoon tea is lovely, but our quirky options are even better!  (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

As it’s National Afternoon Tea Week, London24 is bringing you the best spots for tiffin in the capital. Forget the obvious choices like the Ritz and Harrods; we’re here to show you something a bit different!

Thursday, September 11, 2014
Fancy a pint by the river in south west London? Well check these five pubs out

The sun may be gone for now but for those confident of an Indian summer here are some awesome place for a pint by the river at these glorious pubs on the banks of the Thames in south west London:

Monday, September 8, 2014
Sue Perkins poses with a proud prize-winning chihuahua ©Julia Claxton

Primrose Hill was turned into a puppy-lover’s paradise at the weekend as dogs and celebrities descended to raise awareness of puppy farming,

Sunday, September 7, 2014
Spectators were wowed by fire dancers at the unique event [Photograph by Sebastian Lefebvre]

Don’t worry, the iconic building hasn’t burned down!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Why IS the Thames that colour? Come to think of it, why is it eve n called the Thames?  (Photo by Tom Shaw/Getty Images)

London24 tackles your burning Thames questions, from “is the water safe to drink?” to “why is it that colour?”

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Love the river? Find out how to make the most of it with this season of events (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

The Totally Thames festival kicks off in September, bring a whole range of weird and wonderful watery things to do to our city!

Monday, August 25, 2014
Red Market transforms an Old Street car park into an urban oasis [Photograph by Chris McKeon]

Ibiza is coming to east London with an awesome Balearic experience at RED Market, on Old Street.

Friday, August 22, 2014
Whatever your poison, we can offer you a watering-hole with a difference (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for HELPS Teas)

Bored of pints and packets of peanuts? Want to impress a date with somewhere quirkybut don’t fancy paying Shard prices?

Friday, August 22, 2014
We can't get your a tour in the Tardis, but Caitlin can take you to some of the places that it's been!  (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

Fans everywhere are getting excited for the return of Doctor Who to television screens on Saturday night, and now you can take a tour of London locations where the cult show is filmed!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
More than one million people are expected to enjoy this year's Notting Hill Carnival. It is the largest street festival in Europe and was first held in 1964  (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)

Notting Hill Carnival is a massive street party that takes over Notting Hill every year with Caribbean culture, food and music.

Monday, August 18, 2014
Rat Race adventuers slither their way over floating obstacles  [photos:Tom Miles]

Rat Race adventurers invaded east London’s Royal Docks to splash out on a challenge testing their fitness—as well as raise funds for homeless families.

Monday, August 18, 2014
Unknown

Dan Blackledge, co-founder of Unknown Croatia, one of the summer’s breathtakingly scenic festivals, has shared his thoughts on this year’s highly anticipated project.

Friday, August 15, 2014
The view from the ferris wheel over the replica Hill Valley town square in Stratford. Pic: Secret Cinema/Laura Little

About a mile from Hackney Wick station, improbably overlooked by the sleek glass-front of the Westfield mega mall, sits a replica of the small Californian town of Hill Valley circa 1955.

Thursday, August 14, 2014
Runners at last year's event [Photo from ZSL]

Tonight, hundreds of people will run naked through London Zoo to raise money for endangered tigers.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
The garden at the back of The Albion in Islington

Don’t worry the summer isn’t over yet, and to make the most of the sunshine we run down the best outdoor spaces for drinking in London, whether you fancy a slap-up meal, riverside views or watching sport.

Monday, August 11, 2014
The River Rat Race promises to be London's funnest, dirtiest, and messiest 10k run!

Are you ready to get wet, Londoners? Brace yourself for London’s first ever aquatic obstacle course!

Friday, August 8, 2014
House of Vans: No, it's not a second-hand Ford Transit dealership [Photo courtesy of House of Vans]

Waterloo is set to get totally radical as London’s first indoor skatepark opens on Saturday.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014
The Fortnum & Mason Banquet picnic certainly lives up to its name! [Photo courtesy of Fortnum & Mason]

What could be more idyllic on a summer’s day than a picnic in one of London’s green and leafy spots?

Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Harry Styles from One Direction at  the

As the Chiltern Firehouse gets a slap on the wrist over its standards of health and hygiene, London24 has rifled through our little black book to find you the other best places to spot celebrities in London. Try not to stare...

Friday, August 1, 2014
World Class

So we’ve already established that drinks trends are everywhere, potentially taking over from food trends.

Friday, August 1, 2014
Hackney WickED is a unique chance to explore artists' studios and meet the people behind some amazing work [Photo courtesy of Hackney WickED]

Today and all weekend, east London is going to get even cooler than usual with the brilliantly-named Hackney WickED festival, on and around the Hackney Wick ‘Riviera’ at Forman’s Fish Island and Swan Wharf.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Nightcapp was born when Graham's friends got fed up with him waking them up late at night for recommendations for bars [Image courtesy of Nightcapp]

It’s surprising how much it happens in this global city: last orders comes before you’re ready for it, and you’re left with the choice of finding a 24-hour off-licence or getting the nightbus whilst disconcertingly sober.

Monday, July 28, 2014
Take advantage of the sunshine with London's best urban beaches (Picture: Stuart Leech)

You don’t have to go on holiday to spend some time at the beach as the seaside is coming to London this summer. We profile the best places to feel the sand between your toes in the capital:

Monday, July 28, 2014
London icon Mama Charlotte will be dishing up the goods on the rooftop at the Queen of Hoxton [Photo by Chris McIntosh for Mama's Jerk Station]

Get ready for Carnival with Queen of Hoxton’s Chicken Jerk-Off challenge! The bar has invited four of London’s hottest (and we mean HOT) jerk vendors to an all-day cook-off on the rooftop to compete to see who cooks the best chicken.

Friday, July 25, 2014
Marty McFly has been known to put in an appearance at the o2 Islington Academy... [Photo courtesy of Club de Fromage]

Looking for something different to do? London24 is on hand with the best retro places to go out.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Prince George took a trip to the Sensational Butterflies at the National History Museum just before his first brithday. Why not take your little princes and princesses there? (Photo by John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

It’s lovely to have the kids home for the summer, but keeping them occupied for six weeks can be tricky. That’s why London24 has got a big list of ideas to keep those little hands busy! Whether they love getting lost in a book, getting messy, or getting outside, you’ll find something fun to do here.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Book now for the underwater disco in Camden (Pic: Camden Council)

Get your groove on at an underwater disco in a Camden swimming pool this weekend.

Friday, July 11, 2014
Bicycle jousting is a headline event at the Chap Olympiad [Photo by Nick Mann]

London got a whole lot smarter this weekend with the Chap Olympiad.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Ride a Routemaster at the Finsbury Park festival (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

If you’ve ever fancied riding an original Routemaster bus then now’s your chance as more than 100 of the iconic vehicles come to Finsbury Park this weekend.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Kelis will be performing at The Kopparberg Urban Forest tonight

Fresh from her Glastonbury performance, RnB star Kelis is set to perform at the opening of a new forest-style bar in Dalston tonight.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
They say in London you're never more than six feet away from a rat, so why not make friends with one?

Normally, the closest you’ll find to wildlife in a café is a free-range toddler or a particularly grizzly hipster beard, but after a cat café launched in East London, things have started to get…hairier.

Monday, June 23, 2014
Eurovision Song Contest winner Conchita Wurst is headlining Pride in London 2014 (Photo by Ragnar Singsaas/Getty Images)

Thousands of people from all parts of London’s LGBT+ community will take part in the Pride parade this Saturday, which culminates in a rally in Trafalgar Square.

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