Things to do in London

Friday, October 2, 2015

There’s plenty to do with your kids in London this Halloween, and this year’s events suggest it will be even scarier than the last.

Thursday, October 1, 2015
The Game of Thrones Halloween party will be held at The Three Compasses in Dalston  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Whether you’re a White Walker, Night’s Watchman, Wildling, Dragon, Stark or Lannister, leave your differences at the door and party like Winter’s never coming this Halloween.

Friday, September 18, 2015
The secret courtyard is very rarely open to the public (Picture: The House of St Barnabas)

Festivals are not just a summer thing. Bring in autumn in style with a silent disco in a secret Soho courtyard at the world’s first not-for-profit membership club, The House of St Barnabas.

Monday, September 7, 2015
40a Dawlish Avenue is a 'green exemplar' (Picture: Will Pryce)

Open House London 2015 will give everyone the chance to visit buildings in the capital they would never otherwise be able to access, including 10 Downing Street, a fantasy Victorian flat and The Gherkin.

Friday, August 21, 2015
Formerly homeless guide, Henri leads a fascinated group (Picture: Unseen Tours)

Grab the chance to help people rebuild their lives and see a hidden side to London by taking a walking tour with homeless guides.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Plymouth Aerial View

A weekend in Plymouth is a chance to reconnect with the sea and a perfect antidote to the rat race of London life. Dating back to the Bronze Age, it is the site where the Pilgrim Fathers departed from in 1620 and boasts a strong naval history, which means there is also plenty to see and learn.

Friday, August 14, 2015
People in fancy dress play dodgeball in aid of Mencap

‘If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball’ - prove yourself (as well as your film buff knowledge) at the UK’s largest fancy dress dodgeball tournament and make a difference to the lives of disabled people at the same time. Win win.

Friday, August 7, 2015
The hotel is in the small town of San Giuliano Terme, just outside of Pisa

It’s clear to see why the Grand Duke of Tuscany chose to summer at Bagni Di Pisa in the 18th century. This is a palace fit for nobility.

Thursday, August 6, 2015
You can see Gywneth Paltrow's Emma on the big screen

If you love Regency romance, you need to head down to Brunswick Square this September, where a Jane Austen mini-festival is being held to celebrate 200 years since Emma was published.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Impossible is on until August 29, visit to book tickets

A magic show is a tough sell in this day and age, what with cinemas pumping out fantastic concepts exponentially year on year.

Friday, July 31, 2015
Free live music event for the whole community in Hackney (Picture: Acoustic Sunday)

An afternoon of live music will be echoing around Hackney on August 2, featuring new talent, plenty of food and a lot of community spirit.

Thursday, July 16, 2015
Freerunning summer camps will run in July and August (Picture: Kelly Reeves Photography)

London24 got an exclusive interview with Sebastien Foucan, freerunning founder and James Bond movie star, on his daredevil experiences and why he has brought London its first trampoline park.

Monday, July 13, 2015
The Minerva Bath at Thermae Btah Spa

Hampered by building delays, soaring costs and rows over peeling paint, Bath’s Thermae Spa was in the headlines for all the wrong reasons.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
You can run as nature intended or get messy with tiger-themed body paint (Photo: Johnny Green


London Zoo is asking people to swap their clothes for tigerstripe body paint in a naked charity jog around the wildlife park.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
(Picture by Olivier Ouadah)

The masked superheroes of Mexico will do battle in Bethnal Green’s York Hall next weekend in a three-day extravaganza.

Sunday, June 28, 2015
Secret Cinema disappointed fans again

Secret Cinema organisers had yet another marred opening night at one of their events this evening which resulted in them offering compensation to fans.

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Last year's London Pride Parade was record-breaking but organisers want this year to be even better

Pride in London, the capital’s biggest one-day event, is approaching, and after more than 750,000 people came out to celebrate in the rain last year, the organisers expect gay Pride in London 2015 to be even bigger!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Brudenell Hotel in Aldeburgh

Looking out over the endless sea and spotless pebble beach, listening to the waves brushing against the shore, you could not feel further away from the hustle and bustle of London.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
The crowd in Granary Square, King's Cross, cheers as Andy Murray wins Wimbledon

Wimbledon starts on June 29 so here are five of the best outdoor screens, bars and pubs in which to watch toned tennis players hit those balls.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

With the longest day fast approaching, and warm weather on the way, ZSL London Zoo is offering visitors a unique way to spend a balmy summer evening.

Monday, June 15, 2015
A young Darth Vader with Stormtroopers in a desert landscape. Picture: Camilla Greenwell.

Secret Cinema presents Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back offers genuine fans of the series a truly out of this world experience, but doesn’t feel as good as it could have been.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
The Culloden hotel and spa in Belfast, Northern Ireland

Just a stone’s throw from bustling Belfast is the enchanting Culloden estate, one of the most luxurious retreats to grace the shores of Northern Ireland.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
We found this photo in the archives from March 1976 and had to use it [Photo by Monty Fresco/Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images]

London is awash with beautiful single people, all trying to find it each other, whether that’s through apps, dating sites or the old-fashioned way - but we’ve found a pretty weird way to find love: smelling stinky t-shirts at a pheromone party.

Friday, May 22, 2015
Believe it or not, beer is only one of the things on our list [Photograph by Tommaso Tagliaferri]

It’s the last bank holiday for a while, so you better make the most of it! Luckily we have a round-up of some of the best things to eat, drink and do in London.

Monday, April 27, 2015
The London Coffee Festival is the place to go for excellent espresso [Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images]

London’s coffee maniacs are about to emerge from their polished wood, exposed brick caverns and assemble in one bean-scented place for the London Coffee Festival 2015.

Friday, April 24, 2015
[Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images]

London will celebrate St George’s Day 2015 on Saturday 25th April with a feast and festivities in Trafalgar Square. Here’s our complete guide.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Runners in last year's marathon (Pic by Tom Dulat/Getty Images)

The London Marathon is coming up on Sunday April 26, 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 21, 2015
Canary Wharf is one of the best places for spectators to watch the maraton [Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images]

The London Marathon takes place this Sunday (April 26). Here, we round up the best places and pubs for atmosphere and comfort.

Friday, April 10, 2015
Hopefully he had a car nearby and didn't have to get the bus with that lot

It was only a pretend heist, but one avid gamer still managed to walk away with £10,000.

Friday, March 20, 2015
Battlefield Hardline: Live will have you hiding behind anything you can find to avoid being seen

Dying repeatedly on the virtual battlefield was, in hindsight, a clear indicator of how non-lethal I was about to be in real life.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
The multiplayer mode lets up to eight people get in on the action

You know the colourful light-up fountains in King’s Cross’ Granary Square? You can use your phone to control them in a huge game of Snake.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
The floor where a murder took place (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

A remarkable new exhibition on the history of forensics, featuring the floor where a man was killed, mortuary slabs and bullet-riddled brains is opening at the Wellcome Collection.

Friday, February 13, 2015
Visitors to the Magnificent Obsessions exhibition look at record covers collected by Mexican artist Dr Lakra  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images for Barbican Art Gallery)

Even world-famous artists have a soft spot for the kitsch, the cheesy and even downright tat as this exhibition of their own collections goes on display at the Barbican.

Thursday, February 12, 2015
Tastes can be created at the push of a button using the electronic lolly (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

What drives our desire to eat? Is it our own appetite - or maybe it’s food tricking us into it, or the bacteria in our gut, or even the colour of the spoon we use.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
The beautiful Tropical Extravaganza at Kew Gardens

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, London24 reporter Dominic Gover selects the Top 5 most romantic places in London to take that special someone.


You won't need to fork out for groceries for a while!

Asda, one of the country’s leading supermarkets, prides itself in being one of the cheapest places to shop, so you can be sure that your money will go a long way here!

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Shop till you drop!

Here’s your chance to treat yourself to a new wardrobe and a whole lot more with this MyOffers competition to win an incredible £2,500 to spend at Primark on whatever you like!

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Dalmatians are represented in this emoji, but can you guess the 10 dog breeds in our picture quiz?

Welfare charity, Dogs Trust, has unveiled a series of dog “emoji” images for use on applications like Twitter and Facebook - but can you identify the 10 breeeds in our quiz?

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Take the quiz and see if you can name the 15 Gunners  (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Can you name the Arsenal players based only on their squad numbers?

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Petr Cech of Arsenal  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Test your knowledge of this season’s new arrivals with our 2015 transfer window quiz.

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Pearly Kings and Queens gather in the Guildhall Yard for their annual Harvest Festival  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Whether you’re a born-and-bred eastender or live in (whisper it) west London, rhyming slang is always good for a laugh.

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