Fri, 14:42

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.

Fri, 10:06
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.

Thu, 15:14
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.

Tue, 14:08
The Microsoft Band wearable

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

Tue, 13:06
Picture: Nicholas Goodden

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

Mon, 15:51
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.

Thursday, April 9, 2015
The Microsoft Band helps people live a healthier lifestyle

Microsoft Band is the tech giant’s big entry into the wearable market and London24 was one of a handful of media companies invited to the UK press launch.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Dolls House

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

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

London’s poshest pooches will receive Michelin star service this weekend, at The Curious Canine Kitchen, Britain’s first holistic pop-up diner for dogs.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Den Udon

Den in Kings Cross is the latest venture to spearhead the renaissance of udon noodles and its timing couldn’t be better.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Alien came top of the scariest movie monster poll

It first appeared on screen almost 40 years ago, but Alien has come top of a list of most infamous movie monsters.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Goppa Pizzeria

Nestled on Homerton High Street, the ambient Goppa Pizzeria invites hungry punters in with a promise of rustic charm and a homestyle pizza experience.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
The audience join the musicians on stage at a New Age rock festival in Stoke Newington, north London, April 1993. (Photo by Steve Eason/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

From protests against the Vietnam war to Rolling Stones concerts in Hyde Park, these old photos capture the spirit of London’s hippies.

Where to watch the Grand National in London

London24 horse racing has teamed up with Great British Racing to find an array of venues for London sports fans to watch the Crabbie’s Grand National on Saturday.

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Ghostpoet - Shedding Skin

A live band energises this third instalment from the languid hip-hop maestro.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Late Night Tales - Jon  Hopkins

Hopkins brings home the bacon in the latest of this excellent, long-running mix series.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Gavin Ross playing Mark Renton in Trainspotting at The King's Head Theatre in Islington

If you see one piece of theatre in the next few weeks, make it Trainspotting at the King’s Head Theatre in Islington.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Alex Ferns as the Captain in Laurie Slade's adaptation of The Father. Picture: Simon Annand

The cramped dark of the Trafalgar Studios 2 theatre is the perfect setting for the creeping insanity and sense of isolation in Laurie Slade’s fresh adaptation of August Strindberg’s The Father.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Teardown of the inner mechanics of the Microsoft Band

Microsoft’s new wearable smart band which helps people to live more healthily is due to launch in the UK on April 15.

Friday, March 20, 2015
Battlefield Hardline: Live will have you hiding behind anything you can find to avoid being seen

Dying repeatedly on the virtual battlefield was, in hindsight, a clear indicator of how non-lethal I was about to be in real life.

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Firemen on a Simon Snorkel hydraulic platform fight to save Alexandra Palace in London from a fire, 10th July 1980. (Photo by Geoff Bruce/Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

1980s London was as colourful as it was chaotic.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
The Slow Show - White Water

Feted, mellow indie troubadours deliver on their early promise.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
The next Sherlock will be set in Victorian London

The next Sherlock special will be set in Victorian London, it has been revealed.

Monday, March 16, 2015
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Chasing Yesterday

The pop-rock icon’s songwriting pen still fires far too many blanks on his second album.

Friday, March 13, 2015
9th June 1977:  English comic actor Norman Wisdom amidst a crowd of young fans in Finsbury Park (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)

Finsbury Park is well known for its music, great pubs and of course the gorgeous park itself. These pictures show life in the north London area in times gone by. Which is your favourite? Tweet @London24

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Tigercats - Mysteries

Mysteries’ lightweight indie-pop with soul threatens to win your heart and mind.

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Flowers - Do What You Want To, It’s What You Should Do

This debut flits from light and breezy to spare and compelling with disarming ease.

Thursday, March 12, 2015
[Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images]

We’ve had a sneaky peak at the new Alexander McQueen exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum - and it looks amazing.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Mele e Pere is on Brewer Street in Soho

After a warm welcome in from a wet and windy night we were ushered through a dimly lit bar down to a large dining area.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
The multiplayer mode lets up to eight people get in on the action

You know the colourful light-up fountains in King’s Cross’ Granary Square? You can use your phone to control them in a huge game of Snake.

Monday, March 9, 2015
Just a normal day in London... [Image from YouTube]

Meet Angela and Michael. She was a secretary in Chelsea in the sixties, and he was her pet leopard.


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