News

Thursday, December 25, 2014

As we come to the end of 2014 we look back at a year full of weird, wonderful and downright bonkers news in London. First up is January to June, when the shadow of Tube strikes hung over the capital:

Thursday, December 25, 2014
Londoners should be extra careful about driving the morning after a big night out  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Londoners should take extra care over driving the morning after a big night out, according to the drink and drug charity Swanswell.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Many people have left London for the festive period (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Christmas travel is well underway, with up to four million people going abroad over the festive period December 19 to January 3.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Tommy Main died after a party in Erith, leaving behind a three-year-old daughter  [Image from YouTube]

Tommy Main, 23, was at a sixteenth birthday party at a home in The Nursery on Sunday June 29 before he died of a heart attack.

Sport

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

West Ham striker Andy Carroll says manager Sam Allardyce is a grandmaster ready to tactically outclass Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho on Boxing Day.

Thursday, December 25, 2014
QPR players take part in a minute's applause for former employee Malcolm Oakley.  (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

QPR captain Clint Hill will be able to enjoy his Christmas turkey more this year than he did in 2012.

Thursday, December 25, 2014
Spurs Quiz

Is the season to be jolly, and with a busy Christmas period upon us the football really does take centre stage.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

The way we celebrate Christmas in London hasn’t changed all that much over years as these amazing old photos show - from last-minute shopping under the festive lights in the West End to catchting the train to see our loved ones. so enjoy these classic festive snaps from the capital:

Thursday, December 25, 2014
Carrots weren't always orange... (Photo by Joern Pollex/Getty Images)

A team of experts has drawn up a list little-known vegetable-related facts, which kicks off with a cast-iron excuse to shun Brussels sprouts on Christmas Day.

Monday, December 22, 2014
Around 25 per cent of the population self-identity as having no religion yet still enjoy the fun of Christmas (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

It’s Christmas time. We know this by the light-adorned streets, the mobility hazard posed by boxes of Quality Street, Roses and Celebrations in every supermarket’s entrance and, of course, the incessant radio-plays of Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You.

Quizzes

Chelsea Wikipedia quiz  (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Chelsea have had their fair share of club legends in recent times, but have also been the setting for some major flops.

It's been a crazy year...

2014 is almost over, and we’re looking over the last 12 months of headlines all misty-eyed.

Rockin' Santa!

If the answer is yes then test your knowledge of Christmas songs with our quiz.

Can you name this former Tottenham player? Try our quiz and see if you can get 15 out of 15!

This fun new Tottenham quiz will test even the most devoted Spurs fans’ knowledge...

West Ham Wikipedia quiz

This new West Ham quiz will test even the most devoted Hammers fans’ knowledge…

Try our fiendishly difficult new Arsenal quiz! Picture: PA

This new quiz will test even the most devoted Arsenal fans’ knowledge...

How well do you know Shoreditch? (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

From ancient Roman burial ground to bearded hipsters Shoreditch has always had a lot going on. Prove you know more about it than anyone else by taking our quiz:

Competitions

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Greenall’s The Original London Dry Gin, has added two new flavours to their gin range.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
The simple smartphone...

Do you ever find smartphones a little tricky to handle? Well then we have the perfect gadget for you!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Listen to your tunes in the tub!

During the festive season, there’s nothing quite like listening to some of your favourite Christmas tunes. Whether you’re decorating the tree, putting up Christmas cards or having a good soak in the tub.

With YouTube as a partner, the movie will have one of the most widespread releases in history.

There’s a whole load of such streets, and Royal Mail has told us all about them.

They planned to host a Christmas lunch for the homeless at the office building, which they dubbed Love HQ.

Five people remain in hospitals across Glasgow after the crash in the city’s George Square.

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London Bloggers

Around 25 per cent of the population self-identity as having no religion yet still enjoy the fun of Christmas (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

It’s Christmas time. We know this by the light-adorned streets, the mobility hazard posed by boxes of Quality Street, Roses and Celebrations in every supermarket’s entrance and, of course, the incessant radio-plays of Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You.

Thursday, November 27, 2014
The main room at the Museum of Comedy (Pic: Steve Ullathorne)

This week I visited the Museum of Comedy located at the corner of Museum Street and Bloomsbury Way in the crypt under St George’s Church.

Thursday, November 27, 2014
Bird Lovegod

I genuinely and honestly have only a slight problem when it comes to buying domain names.

Old London