Things to do in London

Friday, March 20, 2015

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.

Monday, December 8, 2014
[Photograph by Hope In Heels]

Ever fancied doing a charity run, but sweaty trainers and tracksuit bottoms aren’t for you? Then you need to know about London’s most fabulous fun run.

Thursday, December 4, 2014
This gorgeous picture of Winter Wonderland from the air was taken by the Met Police Service Air Support Unit

We’re a little bit in love with this aerial photo of Winter Wonderland, taken by our friends at @MPSinthesky.

Monday, December 1, 2014
The Minecraft Action Figures is expected to be a top-seller this Christmas

From an £8 Minecraft figure to a £400 electric go-kart the toys expected to be at the top of children’s wish lists for Christmas 2014 have been revealed.

Monday, December 1, 2014
[Photograph by Daniel Lewis]

Forget Trafalgar Square for New Year’s Eve - imagine you’re in Times Square and wait for the ball to drop at London’s best ping pong bar.

Thursday, November 27, 2014
The main room at the Museum of Comedy (Pic: Steve Ullathorne)

This week I visited the Museum of Comedy located at the corner of Museum Street and Bloomsbury Way in the crypt under St George’s Church.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
The Southbank Christmas Market offers a traditional day out (Photo by Dan Dennison/Getty Images)

Forget Oxford Street: here are the best Christmas markets in London to make your shopping a treat, not a chore.

Friday, November 14, 2014
Don't be left in the cold like these guys (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

We know it can be hard to tear yourself away from the sofa and Netflix at this time of year, so we gathered together the best winter warmers to get you out of the house.

Friday, November 14, 2014
Come check out the best Christmas pop-ups in London this winter

Fancy swerving the usual Christmas markets in London and trying something a bit different this year? Well check out the London24 guide to the best festive pop-ups in the capital:

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
You too could compete in the stunning setting of Hyde Park (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Forget gentle strolls and twee picnics in the park. In 2015, try a gruelling triathlon to prove that you’re as tough as an Olympian.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
(Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Everybody loves fireworks, so we thought we’d run down the best places to see the London skyline lit up for Bonfire Night this year:

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Fans inspect the new wax figure of the Sherlock star for flaws. They found none. Cumberbatch is perfect. [Yui Mok/PA Wire]

Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch is starring in another ‘Imitation Game’ as his likeness was unveiled at Madame Tussauds today.

Thursday, October 16, 2014
(Picture: Nicholas Goodden)

“I shoot street photography because I guess, like anyone, I love people watching.”

Thursday, October 16, 2014
Climbers arrive at the sunset summit during an Up the O2 expedition

Spending an evening 52 meters above ground gazing out over London’s skyline no longer has to be a pie in the sky idea.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Check out the best Halloween films in London

What better way to frighten yourself silly this Halloween than sat in a darkened room with some of the scariest films in cinema history unfolding in front of you. We’ve put together a list of the best spooky screenings in London, see them if you dare…

Friday, October 10, 2014
A raven perches by the site where Anne Boleyn was executed [Photograph by Phillipe Kurlapski]

It’s a typical horror movie scene: a moonlit night, a creepy tower – and the ominous cawing of a raven.

Competitions

Munch on a tasy three course dinner at The Refinery!

“Where to go for a drink near Great Portland Street?” was previously met with blank expressions and shrugs for those local to the area, not anymore, thanks to the opening of The Refinery at Regent’s Place, the eighth bar and restaurant from hugely-successful group Drake & Morgan.

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Quizzes

Can you guess which politicians make up these coalition lovechildren?

As the election draws near, there’s been lots of talk about another coalition, which got us thinking: What would it look like if Boris Johnson and Ed Miliband had a baby?

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Fulham Wikipedia quiz

Prove your credentials as a true Fulham fan by taking our Whites Wikipedia quiz.

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Crystal Palace Wikipedia quiz

Crystal Palace have had their fair share of legends down the years, with many former Eagles enjoying glittering careers.

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