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In a short time, in a secret location not that far away, a Star Wars restaurant will arrive in London.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
James Norton as Richard II  (Photo: The Globe)

Four hundred years ago, culture-hungry Londoners would cross the river to catch a new play by William Shakespeare. This month, the South Bank will be showing all 37 of them in a single weekend.

Monday, April 18, 2016
Try not to get stuck in this (Photo: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

The London Marathon is coming up on Sunday April 24, 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 12, 2016
The slide is lifted into place

If you’re wondering when the world’s longest tunnel slide is due to open, you haven’t got too much longer to wait.

Thursday, April 7, 2016
Club night Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet

Nikki Spencer, 55, is the founder of Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet (HSDY), a club night playing ‘70s and ‘80s soul, disco and funk aimed at people in their 30s, 40s and 50s who still want to go out dancing to their favourite music but somewhere where they won’t be judged.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Big Yaw picks up thousands of the Evening Standard property sections every Wednesday, but knows he will never, ever be able to afford his tiny rented flat. Now, he no longer reads the paper. (Picture: Ben Judah)

Ben Judah holds a mirror to the capital in his new book This is London and the reflection is not pretty.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Joe Corre will be burning £5million of punk-related goods in Camden

The son of Dame Vivienne Westwood and Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren plans to burn £5m worth of punk memorabilia in Camden.

Monday, April 4, 2016
We can't get you to the finish line, but we do know some other good places to watch the marathon (Photo:Tom Dulat/Getty Images)

It’s one of London’s biggest events, and it feels like we all know someone who is taking part this year, so here’s our round-up of the best places to cheer up the runners at the 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon.

Thursday, March 31, 2016
The beach will have more than 180 tonnes of sand (Picture: Studio 338)

South-east London nightclub Studio 338 is set to bring ‘London’s first ever full scale party beach arena’ to Greenwich this summer, for Ibiza-style events in Greenwich.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
23rd December 1967:  Old Compton Street (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)

These amazing old pictures of Soho reveal what life was like over the decades in one of London’s most iconic areas. They show the dapper chaps and ladies enjoying life on buzzing Carnaby Street, an elephant doing his best to board a bus on Shaftesbury Avenue and John Lennon and Peter Cook even make an appearance. Take a step back in time to see what Soho was like in days gone by. Don’t forget to share and tweet the gallery if you like it.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Pets will not be on sale, sadly (Photo: MJ Kim/Getty Images)

Synth-pop icons The Pet Shop Boys are opening a pop-up shop in Shoreditch’s Boxpark - but disappointly for all, it will not be selling pets.

Monday, March 28, 2016
The Great Wall of Vagina is made up of 400 unique vulva (Picture: Jamie McCarthy / Sh!)

A new and unusual art exhibition has arrived at a female-oriented sex shop in Shoreditch. London24 spoke to Jamie McCartney about his eye-catching work The Great Wall of Vagina, a sculpture made up of 400 plaster casts of unique vulvas.

Monday, March 21, 2016
(Photo: Paul Winch-Furness)

Bird’s third and newest outpost, on Camden’s Chalk Farm Road, has the celebrity stamp of approval. Harry Styles dined there in January and suddenly social media was awash with mentions of the gourmet fried chicken restaurant.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
'Taxidermy' mount by Joe Goldstein

Whilst avid cyclists might compare their steeds to works of art, Joe Goldstein literally transforms bikes into art you can hang on the wall.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Conor McGregor punches Nate Diaz during UFC 196 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

It’s the fifth and final round. Your fighter is bloodied, on the back foot with just five minutes to earn a last-gasp victory.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
(Photo: Mark Mainz/Getty Images)

Some people, distracted by all the lightsabers and soaring starfighters, might not have realised that Star Wars is one of the great philosophical tracts of our time.

Thursday, March 10, 2016
We're really sad that we couldn't think of an appropriate pun for this (Photo: Up at The O2)

The Globe may be famous for its Shakespeare performances, but to celebrate the Bard’s 400th birthday, his work is coming to a whole new arena.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Come and have a butcher's hook (Photo: British Pathe)

Take a trip east and back in time to the premier tourist attraction in Petticoat Lane in 1968: Cockneyland.

Monday, March 7, 2016
Peter Hobday as Carl. Picture: Stephen Cummiskey/National Theatre

Cleansed is a challenging play and no mistake. Rape, torture, incest, sex, death and love – it’s all here.

Thursday, March 3, 2016
A pool more like one you would expect at a smart hotel

Just walking from the station to this gym is uplifting. Newly opened Third Space sits right on the river and members sip fresh protein-filled smoothies while watching boats pass under Tower Bridge. The members’ club doesn’t disappoint once you get inside either, with a packed schedule of top-of-the-range classes, a stunning pool and immaculate changing rooms.

Thursday, March 3, 2016
Fans of a cold brew or a bespoke filter coffee will not be disappointed

London24 chatted to Ludovic Rossignol, director of the insanely popular London Coffee Festival, about the coffee scene in our great city and where it’s headed. We also got some top tips on making your own caffeinated creations at home.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
The Maids runs at Trafalgar Studios until May 21. Picture: Marc Brenner

Jamie Lloyd kicks off another year at the Trafalgar Studios with The Maids, an intensely psychological production that boasts three exceptional performances but when taken as a whole proves a tad too tortured and lacking in dynamism.

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Yummy traditional afternoon teas for two

MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Traditional Afternoon Teas for two at a location of your choice! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

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Quizzes

Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp celebrate (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

They tore defences apart throughout the 1990s and 2000s but how quickly can you match up eight classic Premier League strike pairs from years gone by?

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Who will you choose?

Find out with our quiz - based on policies, not people.

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Remember this former Arsenal starlet?  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

From Hasselbaink to Henry, we all remember the Premier League’s star names during the noughties but how many less heralded faces can you recognise?

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England players Alan Shearer (l) and Steve McManaman (r) celebrate with goalscorer Teddy Sheringham.  (Photo by Ben Radford/Allsport/Getty Images)

Can you believe it has been 20 years since England hosted the European Championships and football came home? We’ve put together a tough quiz that will test your knowledge of that feast of football.

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