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

Mon, 12:38
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.

Mon, 12:04
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.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Feeling thirsty? We tell you where to find the perfect pint in London this summer  (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)

The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and brewers from across the world are descending on London with top-quality beers. We tell you where to grab a pint - or several - in London this summer.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Traditional afternoon tea is wonderful, but if you're on the lookout for something a bit different, read on! (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!

Tuesday, August 12, 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?

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.

Friday, June 20, 2014
Bluebird's in Chelsea have installed these giant tennis balls for the occasion

Wimbledon starts this Monday and, if you can’t get down to centre court over the next two weeks then check out this list of the best places to soak up some serious tennis.

Thursday, June 19, 2014
(Picture: PA Images/Sophie Duval)

Sure it’s been fun so far, but there is a lot more football to come, and if you’re already getting sick of the World Cup then check out these ideas to avoid the action from Brazil:

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Looking for a great place to watch the World Cup in London? You've come to the right place (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

With the World Cup due to kick off tomorrow night we run the rule on the best places to watch the big games and stay out to celebrate the feast of Brazilian football in London:

Friday, June 6, 2014
Soho's finest chefs are coming together this weekend to raise money for the tiny Soho Parish Primary School

‘Feast’ isn’t usually a word that comes to mind when you think of school fetes, but this weekend a primary school in Soho will see star chefs from restaurants like The Ivy, Polpo and Hix come together to raise money and cook up a storm at Soho Food Feast.

Monday, June 2, 2014
The Arvo Vulcan played a significant role in the Falklands War and a minor one in the James Bond film Thunderball

You’ll have to be faster than a fighter-plane if you want to sit in one.

Thursday, May 29, 2014
© Paul Underhill

Thousands of devoted dance music lovers braved the downpour and descended onto Damyns Hall Aerodrome for the second incarnation of We Are FSTVL.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
London-based band Teleman will play at Secret Garden Party this July

You might not have heard of London-based four-piece Teleman yet. But in the coming months, when the band will release their debut album Breakfast and perform at popular festival the Secret Garden Party, all that is bound to change.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
(Photo: Lorenzo Iero)

This weekend around 100,000 people attended a Comic Convention (ComicCon) in London’s Excel Centre.

Friday, May 9, 2014
Andy C. Pic: Andrew Attah.

When I finally speak with Andy C he’s busy running through the soundcheck for a six-hour set in one of London’s biggest nightclubs.

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