Yesterday, 13:21

We love this vintage video from the British Pathe archives, shot in the back of a classic London taxi.

Sunday, October 4, 2015
Tasteful seasonal touches brightened up starched white tablecloths (Photo: Zoah Hedges-Stocks)

Galvin Bistrot de Luxe surprises in several ways. Firstly, it’s in Baker Street. This is not where you expect to find a restaurant from the Galvin brothers, whose other efforts have upmarket addresses such as Park Lane and Harrods.

Friday, October 2, 2015
(Photo: John O'Reilly for ZSL)

There’s plenty to do with your kids in London this Halloween, and this year’s events suggest it will be even scarier than the last.

Thursday, October 1, 2015
The Game of Thrones Halloween party will be held at The Three Compasses in Dalston  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Whether you’re a White Walker, Night’s Watchman, Wildling, Dragon, Stark or Lannister, leave your differences at the door and party like Winter’s never coming this Halloween.

Friday, September 25, 2015
Guests can enjoy bottomless Cointreau Fizz cocktails

If popping to Paris for the weekend is not an option, then there’s a chance to enjoy a French inspired cocktail brunch right here in the capital.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Take a trip down memory - er, we mean Petticoat Lane

We love this century-old footage of the East End’s famous Petticoat Lane Market.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
The Travellers by Cedric le Borgne floating over Londonderry at Lumiere 2013 (Photo: Chris Hill)

London will be graced with a free light festival in January 2016, and Lumiere London is set to draw in the crowds with stunningly beautiful glowing sculptures.

Friday, September 18, 2015
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Take a trip down memory lane in the corner of London that locals affectionately call Stokey.

Friday, September 18, 2015
The secret courtyard is very rarely open to the public (Picture: The House of St Barnabas)

Festivals are not just a summer thing. Bring in autumn in style with a silent disco in a secret Soho courtyard at the world’s first not-for-profit membership club, The House of St Barnabas.

Thursday, September 10, 2015
Freddie Foreman

A plot was hatched to murder the notorious Kray gangsters who ruled London’s underworld from their East End “evil empire of crime” in the 1960s, it has emerged. Only their arrests and subsequent jailing at the Old Bailey in 1969 saved their lives, a former gang leader admits on camera.

Monday, September 7, 2015
Novelty sombreros are banned at Tequila & Mezcal Fest  (Photo: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

If you long to go down Mexico way, you don’t have to hop on a plane - head to Old Spitalfields Market and check out the UK’s only festival dedicated to its best bits: tequila, mezcal, and fabulous food!

Monday, September 7, 2015
40a Dawlish Avenue is a 'green exemplar' (Picture: Will Pryce)

Open House London 2015 will give everyone the chance to visit buildings in the capital they would never otherwise be able to access, including 10 Downing Street, a fantasy Victorian flat and The Gherkin.

Friday, September 4, 2015
20th June 1947:  Housewives queuing for potatoes during rationing at Westmorland road, Camberwell  (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

Today, creative south London hub Camberwell is well known for its world-famous art college and as the birthplace of Florence Welch from Florence and the Machine. The area has always had a strong community and you’d have been hard pressed to find a better-stocked shop than Mr and Mrs Reg Harris’s in 1968, with cereals and jars of pickled onions crammed into every crevice. Here, we bring you 12 pictures of Camberwell spanning almost eight decades.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015
(Photo: Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)

Four unique and fascinating scuplutres have been unveiled on the Thames foreshore today - where they will be covered up and revealed by the tide each day.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Forget the Aperol spritz of yore; here's what you should be drinking

2014 was the summer of the paloma and the Aperol spritz, but what are the best new offerings for sundown sipping?

Monday, August 24, 2015
David O'Doherty

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.

Friday, August 21, 2015
Formerly homeless guide, Henri leads a fascinated group (Picture: Unseen Tours)

Grab the chance to help people rebuild their lives and see a hidden side to London by taking a walking tour with homeless guides.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Shops on top of one another is so 'convenient for the housewife'

Brixton, Walthamstow, Hackney...all have been the subject of intense debate over gentrification. But what about Mayfair, one of London’s most exclusive enclaves?

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Plymouth Aerial View

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.

Monday, August 17, 2015
Big Mother, on the side of soon-to-be-destroyed Charles Hocking House in Ealing (Picture: Joce Division)

Stik began daubing his now iconic figures on the sides of east London buildings while he was homeless in the early 2000s. He talks to London24 about his life, the capital and his amazing stick people.

Monday, August 17, 2015
Joe's Oriental Diner

Joe’s Oriental Diner, the new venture form Scott Hallsworth of Kurobuta fame, offers tapas-like plates infused with pan-Asian flavours, which are perfect for sharing with beer.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Named after the title character in a Mesopotamian epic, Gilgamesh, in Camden Lock market, inspires awe upon entry.

Friday, August 14, 2015
People in fancy dress play dodgeball in aid of Mencap

‘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.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Pressure is showing in Empire Cinemas from August 21

Four deep sea divers fight to stay alive, stranded 650ft below the ocean’s surface, in Pressure.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
30th July 1912:  The platform of the Central London Railway extension at Liverpool Street Station. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

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 .

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Just like these guys, we always wanted to hang out in Monica and Rachel's apartment (Photo by NBC/Newsmakers)

Comedy Central is throwing a ‘FriendsFest’ on Brick Lane this September and we could not BE any more excited.

Friday, August 7, 2015
The hotel is in the small town of San Giuliano Terme, just outside of Pisa

It’s clear to see why the Grand Duke of Tuscany chose to summer at Bagni Di Pisa in the 18th century. This is a palace fit for nobility.

Friday, August 7, 2015
June 25, 1968: Pedestrians in St George's Walk, a new shopping precinct in Croydon. (Photo by Mike Barnes/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

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.

Thursday, August 6, 2015
You can see Gywneth Paltrow's Emma on the big screen

If you love Regency romance, you need to head down to Brunswick Square this September, where a Jane Austen mini-festival is being held to celebrate 200 years since Emma was published.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Impossible is on until August 29, visit impossiblelive.com to book tickets

A magic show is a tough sell in this day and age, what with cinemas pumping out fantastic concepts exponentially year on year.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015
1979:  Hill's Garage at Leytonstone during the petrol shortage. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)

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.

Friday, July 31, 2015
Pizza Rossa Selection

The square slice pizza artisans at Pizza Rossa have made their home at The Pump, the old petrol station on Shoreditch High Street, which is now a thriving street food market.

Friday, July 31, 2015
Richard O'Brien will be returning the the iconic role this autumn (Photo: Gaye Gerard/Getty Images)

Rocky Horror fans rejoice - not only is the cult hit coming back to London, but creator Richard O’Brien will be reprising his role as the narrator for the first time in over 20 years.

Friday, July 31, 2015
The whiskey bar boasts a huge collection of Scotland's finest

Sounding at first hearing like some sort of low-rent male stripper experience at your local town hall, Boisdale is in fact one of the swankiest places to chow down in the Canary Wharf skyline.

Friday, July 31, 2015
Free live music event for the whole community in Hackney (Picture: Acoustic Sunday)

An afternoon of live music will be echoing around Hackney on August 2, featuring new talent, plenty of food and a lot of community spirit.


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