Things to do in London

Take a trip to Newbury and you’ll find plenty of hidden attractions in the town and the surrounding west Berkshire countryside.

Monday, November 16, 2015
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A major exhibition celebrating modern cycling is set to open at the Design Museum in London Bridge on Wednesday.

Monday, November 16, 2015
Thai Square Spa are also opening a new centre in Northumberland Avenue

Wednesday is hump day. So as I walked swiftly (read ‘rushed’) from Covent Garden station to Thai Square Spa I was hoping the hour would calm me down - and it did.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Here are some of the best things to do in central London the tourist bus won't show you (Picture: Getty)

Central London has so much more to offer than the Tower and Madame Tussauds. Here are suggestions for quirky and unusual places to visit in the capital. We’ve got everything from ridiculous restaurants to speedboat rides - take a look!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
The Doctor Who Festival is at London ExCel from November 13 to 15  (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

Three years after thousands of Doctor Who fans marked the show’s 50th anniversary with a celebratory convention at London ExCel, the Time Lord is returning to the venue for a follow-up.

Sunday, November 1, 2015
South Lodge Hotel is a 45 minute drive from the South Downs National Park

Waking up to a panoramic view over the lawns in South Lodge Hotel is an experience to savour. A night or two in this tranquil countryside estate will wash the chaos of London out of your hair.

Friday, October 30, 2015
Relax with a glass of wine by a roaring fire (Picture: Steven S/Flickr)

As the winter cold begins to bite, we bring you a list of the best winter pubs in London. These are the pubs to visit when it’s dark at 5.30 and drinking fine ale by the fire is all you want to do.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Just how spooky can a night out in London for Halloween 2015 get? (Picture: Royal Parks)

It’s spooky and there is often alcohol involved (for adults only of course) - what’s not to love about Halloween? If you don’t know where to go out in London on Saturday October 31, look no further. Here is our guide to the capital’s haunted hollows...

Monday, October 26, 2015
Derren Brown is remaining tight-lipped about the details of his attraction at Thorpe Park

Derren Brown, the acclaimed British maestro of mind control, has teamed up with Thorpe Park to create the world’s first ‘fully immersive psychological attraction’.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Maggot racing was among the activities on offer

A dead body has been found in the grounds of the Natural History Museum – and it’s up to you and a team of amateur sleuths to solve the crime.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Mike Reiss has written for the Simpsons for 25 years (Picture: Crystal Palace International Film Festival)

Simpsons fans can learn the secrets of the hit show as screenwriter Mike Reiss flies in from LA to give a rare talk in London.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Birdies Crazy Golf Club will open under The Vaults at Waterloo

A new crazy golf course is set to open under the vaults at Waterloo where punters can try their hand at a nine-hole course while supping on cocktails and chowing down on tasty treats concocted by a Hawksmoor head chef.

Thursday, October 15, 2015
The Bootleg Club

The Bootleg Club – an extravagant 1920’s style party hosts its’ first Mad Hatter’s Cocktail Party on the 7th November. Guests will enjoy flamboyant floorshows, Mad Hatter activities, live band performances, cocktails, general debauchery and good old-fashioned fun.

Monday, October 12, 2015
Take a trip through the century that got us where we are today

If you love cocktails, art and history, you can immerse yourselves in all three in an event that showcases the tastes, sounds, sights and even smells of the twentieth century at The Apartment in The Hoxton Hotel.

Friday, October 2, 2015
(Photo: John O'Reilly for ZSL)

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.


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The release of the John Lewis advert has become an much-anticipated event in recent years. Picture: John Lewis/PA

Christmas adverts have boomed in recent years with the likes of John Lewis, Marks and Spencer and Tesco leading the way.

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We all know David Beckham, but can you name all 10 mystery England stars?

It’s the international break, so it’s time for an England quiz.

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As part of a series to celebrate multicultural London, we’re testing you on London’s Jewish history, culture and of course food (yes, there IS a question about beigels).

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Fans make their way towards Upton Park (pic: Nick Potts/PA Wire)

Football fans travel up and down the country following their club but how much do they know about stadiums?

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