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Friday, February 5, 2016
Here at London24 we look this excited for pancake day (Picture: Getty)

Pancakes are amazing, but we’ve all had them with lemon and sugar. Here is our guide to London’s most unusual Shrove Tuesday offerings, from deep fried mars bar concoctions to ‘mancakes’. Eat up!

Monday, February 1, 2016
designmynight events for February

We have a rather eclectic mix this time around. From a David Bowie tribute, channelling your inner Roman gladiator.. and of course the Superbowl.

Thursday, January 28, 2016
Four great ways to start your weekend

Check out these top London events from designmynight to help plan the perfect weekend

Friday, January 22, 2016
(Photo: Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)

Stuck for ideas about what to do on V Day? We’ve got an exhaustive list of what’s on in London - and if none of these ideas tickle your fancy, check our Alternative Valentine’s Day ideas.

Friday, January 22, 2016
Prosecco, lots of beer and Superbowl: some people's idea of heaven

Here’s our round-up of the best things to do in London from now until February 7th.

Thursday, January 21, 2016
(Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)

Are you at a loss as to where to go out this weekend? Or are you a PR intern desperately reaching for fresh ideas before your boss comes back from a boozy client lunch?

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Because you can have flowers and chocolates any day of the year

Whether you’re spending it with friends or just have a schmaltz allergy, we’ve got loads of ideas for a Valentine’s Day way more exciting than the norm.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
No ice in sight! (Photo: Sipsmith/Ham Yard Hotel)

We’re not sure we would, but London’s latest rooftop pop-up is based on this strange idea - proving that G&T and roof bars aren’t just for the summer.

Sunday, January 17, 2016
Get the lobster to share (Picture: Andrew Lunn)

Just walking into the London Capital Club through old, tucked away doors is exciting - and the sustenance inside lives up to the location.

Sunday, January 17, 2016
The Oncelers brighten up the stage with their green hair (Picture: Manuel Harlan)

This inventive, visually engulfing and perfectly scored show manages to make its ecological, anti-greed point without ever feeling like a diatribe.

Friday, January 15, 2016
Soho looking stunning (Photo: Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)

After months of anticipation, free light festival Lumiere has finally come to the capital - and very fine it looks too!

Thursday, January 14, 2016
A man walks on The Blue Bridge over the partially frozen lake in St James's Park in January 2013 (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

If you disregard the hellish travel, people sniffling on the Tube and it getting dark at 1.30pm...London can actually look rather stunning in sub-zero temperatures.

Thursday, January 14, 2016
Kelly, who runs Fitness Fox London

It’s all very well starting out the New Year with good intentions to shed a few extra pounds and get into shape. But good intentions all too easily fall by the wayside.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016
1927:  Children walk and play outside the Chinese Freemason Society in Limehouse in London's Docklands (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

Did you know Limehouse in east London was famous for its opium dens in the 19th century? It was London’s original Chinatown and one of the city’s most important docks. These pictures show the now-trendy area in years gone by.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Circus of Light by Ocubo is a giant big top projected on the side of the Granary Building in King's Cross. Featuring acrobats, jugglers, dancers and performers, a magical animated world of music and mayhem will descend on Granary Square.

Lumiere London promises to be one the city’s most spectacular events. Here’s our five-minute guide.

Monday, January 4, 2016
(Photo: Weli)

London’s first Chinese lantern festival is coming to Chiswick House Gardens this February to see in the Year of the Monkey with over 50 giant, hand-made lanterns.

Monday, December 28, 2015
Flower children in Trafalgar Square (Photo: YouTube)

Former flower children will love this look back at 1960s Britain, which shows hippies lounging about in the sunshine by the fountains in Trafalgar Square.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015
A Claw crab burger

Unique pop-up diner Claw has reinvented the classic burger, in its mission to return the humble crab back to British plates – and they’re serving them up in an old-school Dalston pub.

Monday, December 21, 2015
Coming soon to a street near you?  (Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The dust has barely settled from the worldwide hysteria over Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but its Peckham-born start John Boyega told fans in Brixton last night that the sequel would start filming ‘within’ weeks.

Friday, December 18, 2015
In the second half the audience became part of the show

I was unsure what to expect when arriving at Sadler’s Wells for what turned out to be a spectacular and eye-opening evening, where the audience were given an insight into London’s dance scene and the life of one of its main stars, Hakeem Onibudo.

Friday, December 18, 2015
Garden of Light will be in Leicester Square (Photo: Matthew Andrews)

London is going to be all lit up in January when the Lumiere festival arrives in town from January 14 to January 17.

Thursday, December 17, 2015
Jose Mourinho had a marathon run at Chelsea (Picture: PA Images)

As Jose Mourinho has now been sacked by Chelsea after their poor form this season, it seems like the right time to share this collection of video moments starring ‘The Special One’ in happier times. Enjoy.

Thursday, December 17, 2015
Gemma Chan as ruth (centre) with Ron Cook as max (seated) and Gary Kemp as Teddy

The Homecoming is about as perverse, odd and downright menacing as plays get while still remaining within the pale of polite society.

Saturday, December 12, 2015
The interior of the restaurant

If you’re after a stylish and modern Japanese restaurant in the heart of Theatreland, Murakami is sure to take centre stage.

Friday, December 4, 2015
What could be better than a Lord of the Rings marathon in a cinema?! (Picture: PA Images)

What better way to bring in the New Year than to watch all the extended editions of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit back-to-back in a Leicester Square cinema? BRING IT TOLKEIN.

Friday, December 4, 2015
If you love whisky and meat, this is the place to be (Picture: Maze Grill)

Basically, don’t go if you’re a vegetarian - even the cocktails have meat in them. (The Maple Bacon Old Fashioned is made with ‘bacon fat washed Jack Daniels’). However, if you’re someone who loves tender meat and smooth whiskey, head to maze Grill Mayfair for a full-on culinary experience.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
You're bound to have an awkward encounter with the photocopier

The era of crimping, perms, ridiculous shoulder pads and wine bars...who can forget the 80s?

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
(Picture: Secret Cinema)

Secret Cinema have released very scant details of their new event in London in February next year.

Sunday, November 29, 2015
A painting of The Judgement of Paris dinner

Take a trip to Newbury and you’ll find plenty of hidden attractions in the town and the surrounding west Berkshire countryside.

Thursday, November 26, 2015
The National Theatre being constructed. It was designed by architect Sir Denys Lasdun.  (Photo by Graham Wood/Evening Standard/Getty Images)

Visiting London’s South Bank is now a rite of passage for tourists. But in 1951 the National Theatre, the Royal Festival Hall and other iconic buildings were under construction for the Festival of Britain. Check out these pictures and video of South Bank back in the day.

Thursday, November 26, 2015
Mounted policemen control the crowds overflowing onto the pitch before the FA Cup Final between West Ham United and Bolton Wanderers at Wembley Stadium. It was the first final to be held at Wembley, with an estimated attendance of 200,000. The game became known as the 'White Horse Final' for the actions of PC George Scorey and his white horse Billy (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

From iconic games and players to victory parades and behind the scenes snaps, we bring you 13 pictures all West Ham fans should see.

Monday, November 23, 2015
(Picture: Christabel's)

London is a foodie’s paradise. We’ve got the best events from cookery classes to pop-ups, workshops and secret supper clubs taking place across the city.

Monday, November 23, 2015
(Picture: Night Tales)

We’ve kindly rounded up the best nights out in London this week to save you the effort....

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Picture: Stepgen Fothergill

Did you know there’s an art gallery in London run by Tube staff?

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Are you at a loss as to where to go out this weekend? Or are you a PR intern desperately reaching for fresh ideas before your boss comes back from a boozy client lunch?

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Harry Redknapp is all smiles (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Budding Jim Whites and Harry Redknapps this is the quiz for you. We’ve put together 10 tricky questions to test how much attention you’ve been paying to London January deals in years gone by. Can you score 10/10?

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Harry Kane of Spurs (r) takes on Mesut Oezil of Arsenal during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Tottenham  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Who scored in the Capital One Cup final? Who swapped Arsenal for Palace in January? Wrack your brains and see if you can answer 12 questions about 2015.

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Jose Mourinho of Chelsea celebrates winning the 2014/15 Premier League title  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Jose Mourinho’s two spells at Chelsea have been far from quiet but how much do you remember about what the special one said, did and signed? Take our tricky 10 questions and find out.

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