Things to do in London

Thursday, May 26, 2016
Whoever came up with the concept of a wine week is a hero.

London Wine Week is back over the bank holiday weekend, so head to Devonshire Square for a decadent four-course wine-paired experience at the Disappearing Dining Club pop-up.

Friday, May 20, 2016
The Film with Live Orchestra series is always popular - so book fast

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, May 20, 2016
The views from The London Helicopter were spectacular (Picture: Naomi Ackerman)

This whirlwind bird’s eye view of the capital is exhilarating and would make a brilliant special occasion treat for visitors and Londoners alike.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Bold orange yolks, warm sourdough and pea flour drop scones. Nom.

Their elegant, fizz-filled, no thought spared, mouthwatering brunch makes HIX Mayfair the ideal occasion destination.

Friday, May 13, 2016
Summer dating in London can be so much fun (PA)

London has plenty to offer in terms of quirky and unusual places and activities for summer dates. From urban axe throwing to twilight kayaking on the Thames, these ideas should give you plenty of inspiration.

Friday, May 13, 2016
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Love getting fit, but getting bored of your usual routine? We’ve rounded up some of the quirkier yoga classes that London has to offer so you can mix it up this summer.

Friday, May 13, 2016
Hate the gym? Try out one of these outdoor ways to get fit (Picture: Wireless)

Summer is here - so what are the best ways to get fit outdoors in London? Here’s a handy guide to the huge variety of activities on offer in parks, on rooftops and along rivers in the capital.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
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As the mercury rises, so does our need for ice cream. Check out our favourite destinations for a hot summer’s day.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Hampstead Heath bathing ponds is the classic image one has of London's summer outdoor swimming scene (Picture: PA Images)

The sun is out and Londoners want to swim under blue skies. Here is a guide to the best lidos and outdoor swimming pools and ponds in London in 2016. It’s splashy time!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
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!

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.

Competitions

Win a BMW 1 series

There are fewer cars currently on the market more stylish and exciting than the BMW. Known all over the world as one of the best car manufacturers, the BMW is renowned for sleek designs and fantastic high quality workmanship.

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Kindle 7 inch tablet

Are you looking for a brand new gadget to help you stay connected on the go and make that long journey home a bit more entertaining? Look no further. MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Kindle Fire 7” Display Tablets! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

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Quizzes

If you remember this lot you'll love our new West Ham quiz!

One for the West Ham anoraks out there, 18 fiendish questions designed to test your knowledge to the limit.

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If this guy rings a bell you'll love our 17 question West Ham quiz (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

We’ve taken a trip down memory lane and dug up some fantastic West Ham squad photoshoots but how many of those in claret and blue can you name?

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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?

Find out with our quiz - based on policies, not people.

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Transport

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