Entertainment

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Secret Cinema organisers had yet another marred opening night at one of their events this evening which resulted in them offering compensation to fans.

Friday, June 26, 2015
John Legend in his chic leather jacket (Picture: Getty)

The 20,000 seat O2 arena was packed with adoring female fans last night to hear John Legend, where his incredible voice and piano panache hit home.

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.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Eat your heart out, Sir Ian McKellen (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

If you love animal cafes but yearn for culture, you’re in luck: a Hoxton theatre is putting on a play of Shakespeare’s King Lear with a cast almost entirely composed of sheep.

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.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Pulpo

One of the newest faces in Spanish cooking, Omar Allibhoy is creating a buzz with his new offering, Tapas Revolution.

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.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
The legend, the Twitter account, the kebab shop (Photo: Google StreetView)

Mangal 2 is a legendary Dalston kebab shop with an even more legendary Twitter account. Why is Mangal 2 so great? It knows exactly what Londoners want:

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
(Picture: jasonhawkes.com / @jasonhawkesphot)

While you were busy dancing at Field Day, aerial photographer Jason Hawkes was capturing these impressive pictures from above.

Monday, June 8, 2015
Customers queueing up to be served drinks through the window of a pub on Whitechapel Road in 1910 (Photo: Graham Hill/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Before cereal cafes, hipsters, and even the Krays, we take a look at east London through the ages

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
The Perkin Reveller Restaurant

Set against an iconic backdrop of one of the city’s most famous landmarks, Perkin Reveller, - named after one of Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales characters - is another ‘Crown Jewel’ close to the Tower of London.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
The Culloden hotel and spa in Belfast, Northern Ireland

Just a stone’s throw from bustling Belfast is the enchanting Culloden estate, one of the most luxurious retreats to grace the shores of Northern Ireland.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
We found this photo in the archives from March 1976 and had to use it [Photo by Monty Fresco/Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images]

London is awash with beautiful single people, all trying to find it each other, whether that’s through apps, dating sites or the old-fashioned way - but we’ve found a pretty weird way to find love: smelling stinky t-shirts at a pheromone party.

Monday, June 1, 2015
We were sat next to a huge stuffed lion

Famous for rollicking parties, 3000-strong, lectures, workshops and events featuring death, beauty, art, taxidermy and everything in between the realm of pataphsyics, the Last Tuesday Society’s foray into food is just as exciting as its other endeavours.

Monday, June 1, 2015
Jar Kitchen Interior

Though Jar Kitchen had a relatively discreet opening, crowds will undoubtedly be flocking to its doors for a taste of the fresh, fun dishes on the menu.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Find out how to cook the perfect barbecue food [Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images]

Summery weather is here (well, some of the time) and barbecue season approaches! We’ve got some top tops here from Michelin-starred chef Steve Smith, from the Bohemia restaurant in Jersey.

Saturday, May 23, 2015
Finger-lickin' good

Bunsmiths is the food pop-up that took over the residency at Bethnal Green’s The Sebright Arms after Lucky Chip moved on to The Old Queen’s Head.

Friday, May 22, 2015
Believe it or not, beer is only one of the things on our list [Photograph by Tommaso Tagliaferri]

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.

Monday, May 18, 2015
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
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.

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Escape to the picturesque sights of Cornwall

Summer is finally here, and what is the number one holiday location in the UK during the warmer months? Cornwall, of course!

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Adrenalin junkies, this one's for you!

An icon of British engineering and a consistent favourite of James Bond, there are few names quite as legendary in motoring as Aston Martin.

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£100 worth of pet goodies up for grabs!

Animal lovers rejoice! It’s time to treat your pooch or spoil your kitty with a hamper worth £100 from Feedem.

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