Entertainment

Tue, 15:09

It’s the last bank holiday for a while, so you better make the most of it! Luckily we have a round-up of some of the best things to eat, drink and do in London.

Mon, 07:27
Spacious, delicious, and with a truly cool speakeasy hidden below [Photograph by THE GAZTRONOME]

I’ve only been to Kentish Town twice in my life – and both times it has been for chicken.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Crispy squid

The National Portrait Gallery’s Portrait Restaurant is the perfect restaurant to enjoy a special occasion; floating high above Trafalgar Square, the venue offers a dazzling view of the London skyline, stretching from Nelson’s Column beyond the Houses of Parliament.

Monday, May 11, 2015
Bars across town will be offering special £5 taster flights [Photograph by Addie Chinn]

The capital is full of craft beer festivals, awash with whiskey tastings, and we even have a cocktail week – which is why it’s weird that we didn’t have a London Wine Week until last year.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Angelus interior

Nestled in a quiet west London mews, Angelus provides the perfect neighbourhood spot for an intimate meal. A former nineteenth century pub, and covert meeting place for political figures such as Winston Churchill, the venue exudes old world intrigue, highlighted with art nouveau flourishes throughout.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
So much better than any other London transport

“Come to London!” crows this tourist video from 1966. With the stylish couple gazing out across the river at Big Ben, it’s very cheesy, but we love it.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
(Picture: Kate Nelson)

What do you think of this piece of graffiti in Hackney Wick?

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
circa 1970:  Millwall footballer Barry Kitchener cooling off with a team mate (Photo by Express/Express/Getty Images)

In this Old London Blast from the Past, we bring you this great picture of the late Millwall footballer Barry Kitchener cooling off with a team mate after a sweaty match.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Gaylord restaurant has been established in the West End since 1966

Gaylord romances diners with its elegant banquet room, weighty linen tablecloths and spotless décor.

Thursday, April 30, 2015
A view over the financial district and St Paul's Cathedral towards the west of the city at sunrise on March 5, 2013 (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)

Lovely, lovely London. Is there a better skyline in all the world?

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Movies will be screened in a disused station in Charing Cross [Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images]

If you missed out on tickets to Underground Film Club, the movie show in a disused Tube station, then you may be in luck – organisers have added two extra dates.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Sam Smith said the decision

Singer Sam Smith has cancelled the rest of his Australian tour after doctors discovered a haemorrhage on his vocal cords.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Microsoft Health Band - Recommended

The change this device has had on me is nothing short of profound; within just two weeks of wearing it simple daily exercise has crept back into my life.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
This footage of Blackfriars Bridge was taken in 1896, but the video goes back even further to 1890 [Image fro YouTube]

We love some old London goodness here at London24, so this video really made our day: It’s a collection of some of the oldest surviving footage of the city.

Monday, April 27, 2015
[Image by Charley/Gallay/Getty Images/Zoah Hedges-Stocks]

It’s the ultimate test for movie buffs - a list of films, maybe a subtle clue if you’re lucky, and a list of names.

Monday, April 27, 2015
A zebra in Brixton?! Check out the tram, too.  [Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images]

You asked for it, so we’ve made it for you: one of our classic galleries of vintage pictures, dedicated to Lambeth.

Monday, April 27, 2015
The London Coffee Festival is the place to go for excellent espresso [Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images]

London’s coffee maniacs are about to emerge from their polished wood, exposed brick caverns and assemble in one bean-scented place for the London Coffee Festival 2015.

Friday, April 24, 2015
[Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images]

London will celebrate St George’s Day 2015 on Saturday 25th April with a feast and festivities in Trafalgar Square. Here’s our complete guide.

Friday, April 24, 2015
21st September 1931:  Workmen perch on top of scaffolding to repair the roof of the Docklands Club in Bermondsey.  (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Bermondsey was immortalised in Charles Dickens’ novel Oliver Twist and is renowned for its industrial heritage. Many warehouse buildings from the industrial days have survived today but have been redeveloped for residential and commercial use.

Thursday, April 23, 2015
French band Cleo T performing in St Pancras International

St Pancras International is hosting a series of concerts featuring up-and-coming musicians to make the evening commute a little more entertaining.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Bao Buns

There is nothing clumsy about Bull in a China Shop, which opened this week to wild anticipation from whiskey and chicken enthusiasts alike.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
(Left - right) Joss Whedon, Andy Serkis, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr [ Ian West/PA Wire]

Avengers: Age of Ultron is the hotly-anticipated sequel to one of the biggest superhero movies of all time, and fans came out in force to greet the actors behind Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow and Thor in west London last night.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Runners in last year's marathon (Pic by Tom Dulat/Getty Images)

The London Marathon is coming up on Sunday April 26, 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 21, 2015
Canary Wharf is one of the best places for spectators to watch the maraton [Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images]

The London Marathon takes place this Sunday (April 26). Here, we round up the best places and pubs for atmosphere and comfort.

Friday, April 17, 2015
Grab yourself a free tequila or a cheap tequila cocktail

Londoners love a freebie, especially one involving alcohol so if you happen to be passing any of these bars on Saturday at 6pm, make sure you make the most of this cheeky little offer.

Friday, April 17, 2015
Status Quo are playing an acoustic set on Sunday April 26 [Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images]

This is a special week in the music calendar. On April 18 music anoraks everywhere will be celebrating Record Store Day. Independent record shops across the UK will come together to celebrate their trade.

With special vinyl and CD releases on offer this is a great opportunity to put Spotify on hold and visit your local “music shop”. And how better to get in the spirit than popping down to a gig or two? Here’s a small taster of some of the best shows in town this week.

Thursday, April 16, 2015
27th July 1932:  Construction workers take a lunch break with the 300 ft high chimney of Battersea Power station, which was nearing completion, in the background  (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Battersea in south London is famed for the behemoth power station, its world-renowned cats and dogs home and its lovely park.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
The Microsoft Band wearable

London24 has been trialling the Microsoft Band before it launches to the UK market on April 15.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Picture: Nicholas Goodden

London photographer Nicholas Goodden has created these hypnotic cinemagraphs of London which show the city in all its glory.

Monday, April 13, 2015
Gary Tallowin is trialling the Microsoft Band for London24

London24 is previewing the Microsoft Band, the latest in wearable tech designed to help people live a healthier lifestyle.

Friday, April 10, 2015
Hopefully he had a car nearby and didn't have to get the bus with that lot

It was only a pretend heist, but one avid gamer still managed to walk away with £10,000.

Friday, April 10, 2015
Paul Simon and Sting will perform at the O2

Sometimes life can be confusing. Like whether a new runway should be built at Heathrow or Gatwick, or how SEVEN Fast And Furious films have been made.

Friday, April 10, 2015
Players on the iconic Hackney Marshes in 1953 (British Pathe)

Hackney and Leyton Football League has been running on Hackney Marshes since 1946.

Thursday, April 9, 2015
Jeremy Clarkson leaving his home in Kensington (Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA)

A flurry of bets have been placed on who will replace Jeremy Clarkson after he was sacked from Top Gear.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Dolls House

Revellers can rejoice; Islington’s newest member’s club isn’t as exclusive as you think.

Competitions

Time to experience the dizzy heights of London's tallest attraction!

Morgan Pryce, commercial property experts based in London are offering one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets to The Shard viewing platform in the city itself.

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Quizzes

Highbury Stadium (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Test your knowledge of famous football stadiums with this tricky quiz.

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You could bag yourself this signed Tottenham shirt!

London24 have teamed up with FootballFanager.com to give away a signed 2014/15 Tottenham shirt to one lucky Spurs fan.

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Arsenal history QUIZ

Test your knowledge of Arsenal’s history with 15 tricky teasers.

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