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It’s surprising how much it happens in this global city: last orders comes before you’re ready for it, and you’re left with the choice of finding a 24-hour off-license or getting the nightbus whilst disconcertingly sober.

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Formidable Vegetable Sound System's Charlie Mgee and Mal Webb

Antipodean rockers, Formidable Vegetable Sound System managed to “cultivate” a wildly dancing crowd at Lovebox on July 19.

Yesterday, 18:47
Take advantage of the sunshine with London's best urban beaches (Picture: Stuart Leech)

You don’t have to go on holiday to spend some time at the beach as the seaside is coming to London this summer. We profile the best places to feel the sand between your toes in the capital:

Yesterday, 12:01
London icon Mama Charlotte will be dishing up the goods on the rooftop at the Queen of Hoxton [Photo by Chris McIntosh for Mama's Jerk Station]

Get ready for Carnival with Queen of Hoxton’s Chicken Jerk-Off challenge! The bar has invited four of London’s hottest (and we mean HOT) jerk vendors to an all-day cook-off on the rooftop to compete to see who cooks the best chicken.

Yesterday, 18:56
Lightning filled the sky as Damon Albarn headlined on Saturday. Picture Marc Sethi

While some artists spend thousands on special effects to add that wow factor to their sets, Damon Albarn it seems just has a quick word with the gods.

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Calvary: one of the many exciting drinks on the menu

Like the name suggests, visiting Communion Bar in Camberwell feels like being initiated into a group where artisanal cocktails are sacred.

Saturday, July 26, 2014
Britpop At The BBC

Not a definitive round-up, but a fair stab at summing up the mid-‘90s guitar scene by the Beeb.

Friday, July 25, 2014
Marty McFly has been known to put in an appearance at the o2 Islington Academy... [Photo courtesy of Club de Fromage]

Looking for something different to do? London24 is on hand with the best retro places to go out.

Friday, July 25, 2014
The set of Secret Cinema doesn't look quite ready. Picture by Alex Pickup.

This picture shows how the Secret Cinema Back to the Future set looked at 11.30am on Friday 25 July.

Thursday, July 24, 2014
The racy film tells the story of the forbidden romance between Anastasia Steele and the enigmatic Christian Grey. [Youtube]

The first trailer for the film of sexy smash-hit book Fifty Shades Of Grey has finally been released! You can take your first look at the enigmatic Christian Grey, played by Northern Irish actor Jamie Dornan, below, but we’re most excited about the exclusive version of Beyonce’s Crazy In Love!

Thursday, July 24, 2014
The Eid al-Fitr party in Trafalgar Square promises to be fun, fantastic, and free! (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Check out our five-minute guide to celebrating the end of Ramadan in London.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Gramercy Arms - The Seasons Of Love

Considered, refined and varied adult pop from this mongrel NY band.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Prince George took a trip to the Sensational Butterflies at the National History Museum just before his first brithday. Why not take your little princes and princesses there? (Photo by John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

It’s lovely to have the kids home for the summer, but keeping them occupied for six weeks can be tricky. That’s why London24 has got a big list of ideas to keep those little hands busy! Whether they love getting lost in a book, getting messy, or getting outside, you’ll find something fun to do here.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Adam Levine will get to show off his infamous moves when Maroon 5 come to London in September (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for Caesars Entertainment)

It might not be until September, but get excited: the iTunes Festival is coming back to London, and you need to be get in there fast to win free tickets. The ‘Happy’ singer and the band with moves like Jagger are headling the free month-long festival at the Camden Roundhouse .

Monday, July 21, 2014
Pete Doherty (L) and Caral Barat (R) of The Libertines on stage at Hyde Park. The band have promised fans something different for their Alexandra Palace show. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)

Libertines fans attending the Alexandra Palace shows in London should expect to hear something a ‘little bit different’ the band has revealed.

Friday, July 18, 2014
Pork at Bacchus Sundays

Award-winning Bacchus Pub & Kitchen’s little sister has launched in a new location celebrating good food, good friends and Sundays.

Thursday, July 17, 2014
BERLIN 1945: A view of the ruins to be seen on the Hermann Goering Strasse, formerly one of the most important streets in the centre of the German capital, Berlin. These former residences have been totally destroyed by a combination of Allied bombing and the fierce battle for the city in 1945. (Picture part of PA Second World War collection).

Berlin is a city of desolation in 1946. Ravaged by the bombs of the Second World War, its buildings have been reduced to empty shells or rubble and its inhabitants have seen their loved ones wiped out - with more bodies being uncovered every day.

Thursday, July 17, 2014
Lily Allen performing on the Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset.

Two Door Cinema Club has cancelled their headline performance at the Latitude Festival.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
The crowds at Cornbury Festival

Summer music festivals are as popular as holiday camps for families these days – and after a weekend at Cornbury Festival, it’s easy to see why.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Honeyblood - Honeyblood

Kicking tunes that balance raw garage-rock elements and heaps of emotion from this female duo.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Book now for the underwater disco in Camden (Pic: Camden Council)

Get your groove on at an underwater disco in a Camden swimming pool this weekend.

Monday, July 14, 2014
Sebastien Tellier - L'Aventura

The esoteric French wunderkind takes a new, tropical tack on his electro-adventure.

Saturday, July 12, 2014
Lewis Watson - The Morning

Singer-songwriter with broad appeal and a bagful of tunes? Step forward, Mr Watson.

Friday, July 11, 2014
Bicycle jousting is a headline event at the Chap Olympiad [Photo by Nick Mann]

London got a whole lot smarter this weekend with the Chap Olympiad.

Thursday, July 10, 2014
Formiddable Vegetable Sound System

A band with a message to spread are coming to east London’s Lovebox Festival to entertain audiences with their unique sound.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Example - Live Life Living

Example treads water on this glut of imagination-free club anthems.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Ride a Routemaster at the Finsbury Park festival (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

If you’ve ever fancied riding an original Routemaster bus then now’s your chance as more than 100 of the iconic vehicles come to Finsbury Park this weekend.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Kanye performed on both Friday and Saturday after Drake pulled out due to sickness

We sent three reporters to review this year’s Wireless festival in Finsbury Park. This is what they said...

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Rotorino Interior

Rotorino is the latest project from Dock Kitchen head chef and food columnist Stevie Parle.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
The Apollo Theatre just after the dramatic collapse in December [Picture by Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire]

West End play The Curious Incident Of The Dog In the Night Time reopens at the Gielgud Theatre today, six months after the original run was cut short when the ceiling of the theatre collapsed during a performance.

Monday, July 7, 2014
Indigo at Rich Mix in Shoreditch

Is it a cafe, is it a restaurant? Is it a bar? It’s not clear when you walk in.

Friday, July 4, 2014
Arcade Fire headlined the British Summer Time stage in Hyde Park

The giants of rock, metal and pop descended upon the Royal Park to put on some of the most anticipated shows of the year.

Friday, July 4, 2014
Richard Reed Parry and William Butler of Arcade Fire perform on stage at British Summer Time Festival at Hyde Park on July 3  (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

If you didn’t get a ticket to Arcade Fire’s gig at British Summer Time in Hyde Park last night then sate yourself with these amazing pictures which show the superstar band in action - just days after their headline performance at Glastonbury.

Thursday, July 3, 2014
Drake has cancelled his Wireless London performance (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for ESPN)

Rapper Drake has pulled out of his headline appearances at this weekend’s Wireless Festival in London, leaving fans devastated.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Remember Remember - Forgetting The Present

Third LP is an engrossing ensemble effort that pushes post-rock into pleasant new territories.

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Does your music knowledge stretch from The Rolling Stones to Rudimental, Spandau Ballet to Siouxsie and the Banshees? If so then test it out with our London bands quiz:

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