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Thu, 14:01

A parrot owner is suffering “off the scale” stress after losing his pet of 22 years in Islington on Saturday evening.

Wed, 13:51
A view of London including the 'ugliest building in the UK',  the Walkie Talkie (on the left) (Picture: PA Images)

The City of London skyscraper nicknamed the Walkie Talkie has won a bitter-tasting first prize in an annual competition to name the UK’s ugliest building.

Friday, August 28, 2015
Jeremy Corbyn.

A disposable coffee cup used by Jeremy Corbyn as sold in an online auction for £51.

Friday, August 28, 2015
A Game of Thrones White Walker would not stand for any Tube strike

From the inspirational to the downright bonkers, here are 23 things you’d only see in London.

Friday, August 28, 2015
Coral Knockton with son Oscar and Amanda Stone with son Jake at the college

Stunned east London college students are dumfounded after discovering they all failed their IT course – having been told they had passed, some even with distinctions.

Thursday, August 27, 2015
The kaleidoscope brightened up London's Southbank (Picture by @marmaladestudio)

A giant kaleidoscope has brightened up London’s Southbank this morning on an otherwise dull and dreary day.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
The event aims to counteract the stigma around striptease and celebrate the art of pole-dancers and strippers (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

A stripping festival could be coming to Shoreditch – but the dancers need your help.

Monday, August 24, 2015
The cat cafe's shutters were spray-painted on Thursday night (Photo: Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium)

East London institution Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium has been struck by vandals, who have spray-painted “free the cats, free the $” across the shutters of the much-loved cat cafe.

Thursday, August 20, 2015
Wildlife officer Pc Anthony Kiddle rescued the horses. Picture: @MPSHaroldWood

Two horses found wandering down a road today had been on the run for a week after escaping from a farm.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
The Artic wolf is worth £32,000

We’ve all been there - you have Sunday night session and invite some randoms back to your Chelsea flat. Next minute, your stuffed Arctic wolf worth £32,000 has been stolen.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Will Brooker is spending a year transforming himself to resemble David Bowie's many personal styles (Picture: Kingston University)

An academic is spending 12 months living as incarnations of pop icon David Bowie at different points in his 40 year career. Ch-ch-ch-changes much?

Monday, August 17, 2015
Eating disorder survivor Jae West invited passing Londoners and tourists to draw hearts on her body (Picture: YouTube)

Eating disorder survivor Jae West stood in her underwear at Piccadilly Circus and asked passersby to draw a heart on her body ‘to support self acceptance’.

Monday, August 17, 2015
The playground takeover and ice cream festival for adults is one of a kind

An adults-only ice cream festival featuring alcoholic pops and liquid nitrogen frozen delights will appear in a Hackney playground this month - complete with slides and swings. It’s time to play!

Sunday, August 16, 2015
Prince Charlesmand Camilla seem as puzzled by daleks as we are by this video (Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

We’ve seen some odd sights on the streets of London, from a man who walks pet ducks, to a man on a leash being dragged around Farringdon, but we couldn’t help but smile at this video.

Friday, August 14, 2015
Two tiger streakers enjoy the day at London Zoo (Picture: ZSL)

Londoners were asked to ‘strip off and bare all for Tigers’ and run naked through London Zoo yesterday. Here are pictures of hundreds taking up the (chilly) challenge.

Thursday, August 13, 2015
See, smell, hear and taste the sea in this giant shell on Southbank next Wednesday (Picture: National Trust)

A 4D seaside experience will wash up on Southbank for one day only, giving busy Londoners the chance to see, smell, hear and taste the ocean this summer without leaving the city.

Thursday, August 13, 2015
Slide the City was due to come to Wembley Park

A spectacular 100metre slide will not be coming to Wembley Park next week as planned.

Thursday, August 13, 2015
This 'studio apartment' is a real bargain

This advert for a ‘studio apartment’ in London’s West End seems almost too good to be true.

Thursday, August 13, 2015
Who doesn't love a good pizza? (Photo by Joe Kohen/Getty Images)

We’ve had beer festivals, burger festivals, wine festivals and even a kebab festival - and now finally it is the turn of the humble pizza to get its own festival in London.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
The 'sinister' Generation of Z poster was banned from the London Underground

A ‘distasteful’ monster poster advertising a ‘live zombie experience’ has been banned from the London Tube and Overground because it could scare children.

Friday, August 7, 2015
Okay, so he might not have wings or breathe fire, but Ganas is still a pretty big deal

Okay, so he didn’t exactly fly in on his own wings, but London Zoo does have a new komodo dragon, called Ganas.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Skip the strike by taking a free rickshaw home (Picture: Payfriendz)

An app is offering free rickshaw rides through London today to help commuters beat the strike and get home with minimal stress (and some fresh air).

Tuesday, August 4, 2015
The Tube strike will be made a little sweeter for Londoners by some free chocolate (Picture: Cadbury)

New app Gett will deliver Londoners a bag of Cadbury Twirl bites to the office during Thursday’s Tube strike - completely free.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Danny Dyer is reacting to Twitter trolls in a comic fashion (Picture: PA Images)

Actor Danny Dyer has caused a storm on Twitter by dishing out witty comebacks to users criticising him and his “straight to DVD” films.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
You either olive them or hate them  (Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Londoners love a good old whinge, and there are few better ways to vent your emotions than a full-on online rant.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Mock up of the new helter-skelter at Olympic Park, Stratford (Picture: London Legacy)

A 178m long helter-skelter is going to be wrapped around Anish Kapoor’s famous ‘Orbit’ in Stratford for Londoners to zoom down at six metres per second.

Monday, July 27, 2015
Londoners will now be able to summon chilled champagne to their doors in 10 minutes (Picture: Gett)

Champagne, sir? London’s bubbly fans can now get the luxury beverage delivered to their doors within 10 minutes - with one catch.

Friday, July 24, 2015
UBER rolled out free Walls ice cream around the world today (Picture: Jonny Garratt)

Uber cars are roaming London today delivering Walls’ frozen delights to (not so warm) Londoners as part of an international PR stunt.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
The official calorie Tube map - yummy (Picture: Treated.com)

Getting off the Tube just a few stops early can help Londoners burn off that cheeky Nandos, a new map produced by doctors shows.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
The pop-up cat homing centre can be packed up into a van and move wherever cats are wanted

The first pop-up cat homing centre is opening its temporary doors in Mitcham, before moving around the capital encouraging Londoners to adopt an adorable homeless feline.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Breathe in alcohol through your eyeballs at Alcoholic Architecture (Picture: Bompas and Parr)

A new London pop-up bar featuring a ‘walk-in cloud of breathable cocktail’ will arrive in Borough Market at the end of the month.

Monday, July 20, 2015
The swan census on the Thames takes place in the third week of July every year (Picture: PA Images)

London is counting chick...no, swans today as the ancient annual tradition of Swan Upping starts on the Thames, seeing the majestic birds counted and tagged.

Thursday, July 16, 2015
(Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

The Mayor of London is doing his monthly #AskBoris session today, and as usual, amongst the serious questions about the housing crisis, firefighters’ pensions, and the rise of Uber, there have been some really, really weird queries from the electorate on Twitter.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
The brightly coloured bird is now home at London Zoo

Camden’s famous wandering peacock - a fugitive on the run from London Zoo for the past year - has finally been caught after gutsy nursery workers launched a rescue operation.

Monday, July 13, 2015
The pirates in Pall Mall (Picture: HISTORY channel)

Commuters and tourists were shocked by what looked like eighteenth-century pirates brandishing knives at London landmarks this morning.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015
The Cuban

The Cuban is set up like an old relative’s house in a tropical country – doors thrown open in welcome.

Monday, April 13, 2015
Vintage fashion shopping is a joy in London (Photo by Graham French/BIPs/Getty Images)

In with the old, out with the new. This is the mantra of the best London vintage shoppers today, whose aesthetic of effortless chic is becoming more sought after.