Things to do in London

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

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.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
John Bradley-West, who plays Samwell Tarly, has a go in the Iron Throne at the opening of the Game of Thrones exhibition (Picture: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire)

Game Of Thrones fans can live the dream and sit on the Iron Throne as a massive exhibition of props, costumes and artefacts from the series opens at the O2.

Thursday, February 5, 2015
[Photograph by Michael Tiritas]

It’s LGBT History Month, and with Valentine’s Day drawing near too, London24 wants to celebrate love in all its forms.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Here are the best pubs to watch all the 6 Nations action unfold in London (Picture: PA)

This year’s Six Nations kicks off on Friday with a colossal match between England and Wales in Cardiff - so we’ve put together a list of the best places to get stuck in to the rugby in London:

Friday, January 23, 2015
Forget kettlebells and skipping ropes... (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

There’s no reason why you need to pound the pavements or be bored on the treadmill if you want to get fit in London. Just go to ninja school or swing a sword instead!

Saturday, January 10, 2015
[Photograph by Shayaharony]

Though Paris is known as the city of love, it seems more and more people are finding beautiful spots in London to pop the big question to their partners.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015
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, January 5, 2015
There's still time to get your skates on! [Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images]

It’s not too late to go ice skating this winter! Winter Wonderland might be gone, but there will be ice rinks in the capital until the end of February, in case you should fancy a romantic Valentine’s Day skate under the stars...

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
The Bayeux Tapestry on display

Caen in northern France is a hidden treasure with history in the air.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014
You, next year [Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images]

Is your New Year’s resolution to get fit, lose a few pounds, or maybe run the London Marathon? Whatever your goal, we’ve got all the right gear to help you get kickstarted come January 1.

Monday, December 29, 2014
The New Year's Day Parade: inexplicably American (Photo by Sion Touhig/Getty Images)

The London New Year’s Day parade is an annual tradition and 2015 is set to be bigger and better than ever. Instead of nursing a hangover indoors, getting out in the fresh air to watch the spectacle. Here’s everything you need to know!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014
St James' Court, A Taj Hotel Lobby

With the run up to New Year well under way, using up those last days of holiday to jet off somewhere warm may be impossible - with limited time to plan and spiralling Christmas prices. But, though the next few months may be cold and dreary, there is no other city quite like ours and taking steps to enjoy it is easier than you think.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
The Big Wheel  [Photograph by Mikael Buck with Sony QX30]

This is a Christmas gallery with a difference - all of these pictures of Victoria Park’s Winterville were taken with a smartphone...

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Sara with a Galapagos giant tortoise at London Zoo

Kitted out in blue overalls and spade in hand I’m ready to shovel some poo. This might not sound like much fun but the poo in question is rather exotic - it came from a group of zebras.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Narrator Alan Titchmarsh with Sonya Cullingford as Mole. Picture: Johan Persson

If you’re dreading taking the kids to see the local panto this year, with its garish guffawing and worn-out innuendos, be grateful for Wind In The Willows at the Vaudeville.

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