Latest Quirky London News

Licking Nutella off a spoon while binge-watching Netflix is everyone’s guilty pleasure, right? Well now you can make sure people keep their hands off your jar as personalised Nutella will be available at the click of a button from next week.

Barri Ghai, Founder and Lead Investigator at The Ghostfinder Paranormal Society, will investigate your 'haunted' home

Londoners looking to prove their homes aren’t haunted before selling them are being offered a helping hand from paranormal investigators.

Perri's receipt shows the charge for women's clothes at the top

Most shoppers have accepted the 5p charge for plastic bags in supermarkets, but £12 for four of them is another story.

Yesterday, 17:42
Deborah Willemen said she felt like she had 'lost a limb' after the bike was stolen at 3am on Saturday morning (Picture: Deborah Willemen)

‘It was like losing a limb’: A Tottenham single mum needs your help after her life-altering cargobike was (ineptly) stolen by a thief in the dead of night.

Yesterday, 07:02
Rapper Wiz Khalifa performing on stage on a 'PhunkeeDuck personal transportation device'  (Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Police have tweeted that it is illegal to ride a ‘swegway’ in public.

Friday, October 9, 2015
In Germany Oktoberfest is a raucous but manageable affair (Picture: Getty)

The much-hyped London version of Munich’s Oktoberfest has been cancelled at the last minute by its organisers ‘due to unforeseen circumstances’, leaving thousands to seek refunds.

Thursday, October 8, 2015
Nothing to see here (Photo: Joe Innes)

This stripy little fella went for a ride on the Central Line on Monday, and we are heartbroken that we didn’t get to meet him.

Thursday, October 8, 2015
The London Porridge Championships 2015 will be held at Whole Foods Market on Friday October 16 (Picture: Rude Health)

Is it too hot, too cold or just right? You can decide for yourself (while sampling the most elaborate oaty dishes the capital has to offer) at the 2015 London Porridge Championships next week. The result is a crucial one - who makes the city’s best oats?

Friday, October 2, 2015
There will even be a gravy fountain to accompany your roast delights (Picture: Getty)

In the latest instalment of all things brilliantly bizarre, a potato pop up is coming to London, complete with its own gravy fountain for dipping.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Darts fans love nothing more than dressing up...(Picture: Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)

Flight Club, a bar which aims to ‘blow apart the classic pub game of darts’ will open its doors on October 26 in Worship Street, not far from Shoreditch and Old Street.

Monday, September 28, 2015
(Photo: Nailcat)

Every Londoner knows that it’s really uncool to carry a Tube map or, God forbid, get caught looking at the big ones in Tube stations. In fact, before the advent of CityMapper, we were perpetually getting lost and ending up at Cockfosters just to avoid looking like tourists.

Monday, September 28, 2015
A woman adds more body art to her leg at the London Tattoo Convention 2015 (Picture: Getty)

The London Tattoo Convention 2015 returned for the eleventh time this year and featured more than 400 of the world’s most talented tattoo artists. It was a sight to behold.

Thursday, September 24, 2015
A London bubble bath from a bygone era... Nancy Robert soaks in a Building Exhibition in Olympia, London in the 1950s  (Picture: Getty)

A champagne bubble bath pop-up bar is coming to Shoreditch next month, where waiters will pour you chilled bubbly as you soak (solo or en-masse) in foamy heaven.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Olive Elisa Day shared this picture of a charming homemade sign on the Facebook group Shit London

It’s a dislike that binds Londoners - in fact, all humanity - together: People leaving dog poo in the street.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
(Photo: Kristina Kashtanova for East London Strippers Collective)

If you’ve ever swung awkwardly round a Tube pole whilst a bit drunk on the last train home (and cringed about it the next day), you’ll appreciate the strength and grace that has gone into these beautiful posters.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
What's your job again? (Picture: Kate Nelson)

If you relish the thought of working in a burger joint and understand that means mustarding the energy to craft a masterpiece of beef each day then why not take on this full time roll at Loaded in Stoke Newington High Street?

Monday, September 21, 2015
Isn't he just the cutest patootiest?  (Photo: Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

Apropos of nothing, we’ve decided to make this adorable gallery of everyone’s favourite farmyard friends.

Monday, September 21, 2015
They say pigs can't fly, but David Hameron soared over the finishing line [Ben Birchall/PA Wire]

In light of the mudslinging happening today, we thought we’d reintroduce the micro pig which is actually called David Hameron.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
The view of Westminster Abbey from Henry V's secret chapel (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)

These beautifully atmospheric and eery pictures reveal Henry V’s secret chapel at Westminster Abbey, never opened to the public before. To mark the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt, Westminster Abbey will conduct special tours of the king’s chantry chapel. The chapel sits above the medieval King’s tomb within the Shrine of Edward the Confessor. Tour places will be allocated by ballot, scroll to the bottom for ballot details.

Saturday, September 12, 2015
Will Our Glorious Leader install solar panels in Number 10? (Photo: Carl Court/Getty, Gary Tallowin/Archant)

After months of waiting, Jeremy Corbyn has won the Labour leadership contest. We imagine what things will be like for Londoners if he becomes Prime Minister.

Friday, September 11, 2015
In the dark with glowing candles (Picture: eBay/Doug Peters)

A ginormous six metre high cake (complete with candles) was spotted by many drifting happily down the River Thames yesterday evening.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

A young fox got into a difficult spot after she got stuck head-first in an old campervan tyre in a garden in Hounslow at the weekend.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
David Vaz sent a letter to the queen with £50 as a gift to congratulate her on breaking Queen Victoria's record

Royal superfan David Vaz was so excited about the Queen becoming the country’s longest-serving monarch today that he sent her £50 to buy ‘herself her favourite cup of tea’.

Thursday, September 3, 2015
Charlie the parrot

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

Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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
(Photo: Kristina Kashtanova for East London Strippers Collective)

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’.


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Saturday, September 26, 2015
Vintage Salt

Vintage Salt, in Liverpool Street, is wonderfully atmospheric, like stepping back into a dining room at a period seaside resort.

Friday, September 25, 2015
Pickled sardines

On a dreary main road where high rise flats line the horizon Rootdown restaurant stands next to a busy roundabout.