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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

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.

Thursday, July 9, 2015
(Picture: Beach East)

Beach East, the UK’s largest urban beach will open at Stratford’s Olympic Park this weekend.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Ruby the pygmy goat (Picture: RSPCA)

The RSPCA say the adorable pygmy goat found roaming through St. Helier park, Carshalton last Friday has now been given a permanent home by her rescuer.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Paul wants the culprit 'brought to task'

It doesn’t take Mel Gibson to work out the meaning behind these symbols, which mysteriously appeared on playing fields overnight.

Monday, July 6, 2015
Prince William cleans a toilet (Picture: PA Images)

London’s ultra-wealthy are paying thousands for their offspring to get ‘real world internships’ even if that involves scrubbing loos, according to their merchant-bank advisors.

Friday, July 3, 2015
Back to school time (Picture: The Art of Dining)

Claptonwill call the register and tick off a school dinners themed pop-up restaurant offering posh grub, homework and a milk monitor to east Londoners

Friday, July 3, 2015
Who could resist this sweet little guy? (Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Of course you do! The UK may have been hit by a heatwave but it’s raining cats and mogs at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home - who have seen a 30 per cent increase in unwanted kittens on this time last year.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Eugenie Bouchard (Picture: PA Images)

BBC Tennis tweeted that Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard was given a dress code penalty at Wimbledon for having her bra strap showing, but tournament officials told London24 this was not the case.

Monday, June 29, 2015
Make mine an Earl Grey (Photo: Brew)

There’s nothing Londoners love more than having a nice cuppa, and going to the pub. But until now, these two things have normally been separate.

Friday, June 26, 2015
Metropolitan Police Commissoner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe

A drink driver has written an incredible letter to police praising the officer who arrested him and helped turn his life around.

Thursday, June 25, 2015
(Picture: Supper Tub)

It was inevitable, really, after the hot tub cinema and an endless cycle of pop-up theme restaurants, that someone would try to combine the two - and now Supper Tub is here.

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Batman Cape and Cowl exhibition (Picture: Tom Dymond)

Just in time for the launch of massive new video game Batman: Arkham Knight, celebrities and artists have designed life-size versions of the hero’s costume to go on show in Shoreditch.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Colourful condoms (Picture: Getty)

Three Ilford teens just won the TeenTech Awards with their idea for an STI-detecting condom that turns different neon shades for herpes, chlamydia and syphilis.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Original toastie combinations (Picture: Cheese Posties)

A grilled cheese sandwich is the ultimate comfort food and, with Londoners’ help, a new company will deliver fresh toastie ingredients to your door. Yum.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
The original Crystal Maze Master Richard O'Brien will welcome you in a special video (Photo:YouTube)

After a successful crowdfunding campaign, the hit nineties gameshow The Crystal Maze is coming back - and now you have your chance to run around the Aztec, Medieval, Industrial and Future Zones before jumping into the Crystal Dome itself!

Monday, June 22, 2015
Blobfish (Picture: James Joel/Flickr)

A blobfish pop-up cafe will be arriving in east London next summer with its wacky-looking subjects on full display.

Monday, June 22, 2015
London Bridge commuters had a bright start to Monday morning (Picture: @ibberation)

Monday morning was far from a dull affair at London Bridge this morning after commuters were greeted by a giant rainbow pavement.

Thursday, June 18, 2015
Good old eggs benedict (Picture: Chalky Whyte)

Peak London strikes again as a cafe billed as a ‘specialist poached egg bar’ opens its doors in Dalston today. No yolk.

Thursday, June 18, 2015
(Boris with one of his trademark bikes. Picture: Dominic Lipinski / PA Wire)

The London Mayor was caught on camera telling a taxi driver to ‘f**k off and die’ in Islington earlier this month.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
(Picture: Lisa Maree Williams/ Getty)

London’s first trampoline park will offer an academy and breathtaking freejumping sessions for children and adults alike in a 27,000 sq ft play area in West Acton.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
The people asked for a giant waterslide, and Liptons brought them a giant waterslide (Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images)

Thousands of you said you wanted a London ‘slip n slide’ - and now there is one! But you need to be quick, because the ticket sign-up for this epic waterslide closes tonight.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
(Picture: London24)

Londoners were surprised to see a Game of Thrones White Walker prowling the city streets, on the Tube and visiting iconic landmarks including Tower Bridge.

Monday, June 15, 2015
(Picture: Isabel Infantes)

Hundreds of nude cyclists rode around London on Saturday for the World Naked Bike Ride 2015.

Friday, June 12, 2015
(Picture: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty)

It is the day that baffles tourists and bombards the eyes - yes, the World Naked Bike Ride is returning to London in all its glory this weekend.

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Take in the stunning sites of London from the summit of the O2!

Up at The O2 has teamed up with London24 to give one lucky reader the chance to experience urban mountaineering this summer with an exhilarating 90-minute climb across the roof of one of London’s most iconic landmarks.

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London Bloggers

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.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Eating the right foods can significantly improve your mood

Think sweet treats make you feel better? ‘Comfort foods’ could be adding to your misery.