Greenwich Comedy Festival will once again play host to a stellar line-up of A-list comics next month including Reginald D Hunter, Adam Buxton, Rich Hall, Bridget Christie, David O’Doherty, Tim Key, Sara Pascoe and Richard Herring.
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.
‘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.
We’ve been trawling the photo archives again for historic pictures we know London24 readers love, and have found these fascinating shots of the city’s Tube network. While some sights are becoming rare – like reading a broadsheet on a morning commute or even buying a ticket from an office - others are becoming depressingly common…we’re talking Tube strikes. Let us know what old pictures you’d like to see by tweeting @KateNelson999 .
It’s been the butt of a thousand suburban jokes but more and more Londoners are moving to Croydon enticed by good transport links and affordable housing. But what was it like before the office blocks and new-build estates sprung up? Here we take a look back at this south-east London enclave through the decades, contrasting the once quaint old town with more modern developments.
Bordering Walthamstow and Forest Gate, Leytonstone in east London is known for its good pubs, long high road and churches. Former residents include the film director Alfred Hitchcock, Blur’s frontman Damon Albarn and footballer David Beckham, who was born there before moving to Chingford.
London already has plenty of retro bars, but this latest pop-up doesn’t look like a black and white film because it’s vintage - it looks like a black and white film because everything in it is black and white!
As the austerity of the 1940s released its grip on London fashion and music exploded, bringing with it rock n roll, Teddy Boys and greased comb-backs. Here, we bring you 11 nostalgic pictures from the 1950s of the city looking super slick and glamorous.