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

Friday, November 21, 2014
(Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Winter is here, and it’s time to get your skates on, with our comprehensive list of the best ice rinks all over London...Starting with Central London

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.

Monday, November 10, 2014
[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.

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.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Who could resist such a cute character?  [Photo by John O'Reilly for ZSL London Zoo]

Even though the winter school holidays are shorter than the summer break, the cold weather can make it harder to find ways to entertain the kids. Never fear; London24 is here with our top five ways to have fun and stay warm this October half term.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
We know all the best places to give yourself the chills this Halloween [Photograph by Chispita_666}

Too big for trick-or-treating, but still love Halloween? Here’s the grown-up’s guide to London24’s favourite holiday.

Friday, October 3, 2014
BorisBeerhouse, the mascot of the Bavarian Beerhouse

Giant beers, giant pretzels and giant brass instruments, what isn’t there to like about Oktoberfest? And if you don’t fancy going to ‘official’ party in Kennington Park then there are loads of German pubs and bars in London to get the (almost) authentic experience.

Friday, October 3, 2014
Pork? ...Or red velvet cake?  [Photography by Nathan Pask for Miss Cakehead]

As the nights get longer, London24 gets darker, and we have some spooky Halloween treats for you in the form of Cakeageddon, the world’s first edible horror farm!

Thursday, October 2, 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.

Thursday, October 2, 2014
Do you have what it takes to be the UK Rock Paper Scisorrs Champion?

If you fancy a crack at the rock, paper, scissors title apparently you’ll need to use an avalanche, memorise a gambit and master the art of cloaking.

Friday, September 19, 2014
You can feel like David Beckham at the Olympic opening ceremony on a crazy Thames powerboat trip (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)

Want to make the most of the river? Whether you want to sail, paddle, or party, we’ve got a way for you to get out on the water!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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, September 15, 2014
If you're terminally indecisive, London Cocktails In The City will let you visit 13 different bars at once!  (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for HELPS Teas)

The nights are getting darker earlier, and it’s time to retreat from the beer garden into the warm. London24 brings you the best drinks festivals to keep you warmed up and topped up this autumn.

Monday, September 15, 2014
A traditional afternoon tea is lovely, but our quirky options are even better! (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!

Thursday, September 11, 2014
Fancy a pint by the river in south west London? Well check these five pubs out

The sun may be gone for now but for those confident of an Indian summer here are some awesome place for a pint by the river at these glorious pubs on the banks of the Thames in south west London:

Monday, September 8, 2014
Sue Perkins poses with a proud prize-winning chihuahua ©Julia Claxton

Primrose Hill was turned into a puppy-lover’s paradise at the weekend as dogs and celebrities descended to raise awareness of puppy farming,

Sunday, September 7, 2014
Spectators were wowed by fire dancers at the unique event [Photograph by Sebastian Lefebvre]

Don’t worry, the iconic building hasn’t burned down!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Why IS the Thames that colour? Come to think of it, why is it eve n called the Thames?  (Photo by Tom Shaw/Getty Images)

London24 tackles your burning Thames questions, from “is the water safe to drink?” to “why is it that colour?”

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Love the river? Find out how to make the most of it with this season of events (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

The Totally Thames festival kicks off in September, bring a whole range of weird and wonderful watery things to do to our city!

Monday, August 25, 2014
Red Market transforms an Old Street car park into an urban oasis [Photograph by Chris McKeon]

Ibiza is coming to east London with an awesome Balearic experience at RED Market, on Old Street.

Friday, August 22, 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?

Friday, August 22, 2014
We can't get your a tour in the Tardis, but Caitlin can take you to some of the places that it's been!  (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

Fans everywhere are getting excited for the return of Doctor Who to television screens on Saturday night, and now you can take a tour of London locations where the cult show is filmed!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
More than one million people are expected to enjoy this year's Notting Hill Carnival. It is the largest street festival in Europe and was first held in 1964  (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)

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

Monday, August 18, 2014
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.

Monday, August 18, 2014
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.

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