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Thu, 09:05

Russell Brand will open his Trew Era Cafe on the New Era estate in Hoxton, east London today.

3D walkthrouh of the Mail Rail - ScanLab

A lost rail network which ran silently under London for centuries could become a virtual world at a new museum.

Wed, 10:21
Inside the Metropolitan Police's hidden Crime Museum at New Scotland Yard © Museum of London

For the first time ever, ordinary people will be able to see gruesome artefacts from the Metropolitan Police’s crime museum – normally only open to police officers and special invited guests.

Tue, 17:59
Frances Bacon has been banned from drinking in the pub which her family owns (Pic: Twitter/Dan Northcote-Smith

A pig which head-butted the customers of the pub it lived in has been served with a booze ban, landlords have said.

Friday, March 20, 2015
A man dressed as 'The Stig' delivering a petition (Picture: Lauren Hurley/PA Wire)

There was pandemonium in central London this morning as a man dressed as the Stig drove up to the BBC in a tank to deliver a petition demanding Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson be reinstated.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Samsam Bubbleman is the world's 'most famous bubbleologist' (Pic: Samsam Bubbleman)

The world’s most famous bubbleologist Samsam Bubbleman is attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the largest free-floating bubble near the London Eye this morning.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
(Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images)

The three chancellors George Osborne, Ed Balls and Danny Alexander took scrambled to get their hands on bank notes today during a Crystal Dome cash grab.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG [Photograph by Paul Downey]

With three-quarters of Brits drinking a cup of tea every day, it’s a controversial opinion, but Professor Mark Miodownik says we’re doing it all wrong.

Monday, March 16, 2015
The London to Dubai plane was forced to turn around (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

A British Airways plane from London to Dubai was forced to turn around and land after just 30 minutes because someone made such a mess of the toilet.

Monday, March 16, 2015
How do you eat yours? [Photograph by Travis Hodges]

Bruce Willis would be proud of this extreme food homage to his classic action movie - ‘Fry Hard’ takes no prisoners and promises to smother 100 different foods in batter.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Always wear clean underwear  [Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images]

The hashtag #GoodAdvicein4Words has gone viral - but we’re not sure all of it is ‘good’. The last one is definitely the best.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Cheeky in more ways than one

It seems someone at the NHS has been watching Fifty Shades of Grey, because partygoers at a kinky clubnight were handed out free NHS condoms - featuring a rather racy advert.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Secret Cinema announce Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Immersive film experience Secret Cinema has today announced its latest London project: Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
[Photograph from Petpiggies]

After the cat cafe, rat restaurant and owl bar, we asked what animal-themed night out would be next - and now we have the answer.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
This has to stop [Photograph by Ewan Munro]

It’s official: London is bored of burgers served on boards, sick of salads on slates, and just so over drinks in jamjars.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
The colourless figures on the Tube (Picture: Dulux)

A bunch of creepy colourless figures were seen stalking Tube stations around London this morning and freaking the hell out of passengers.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Two skulls from adults skeletons lay uncovered  at the Bedlam burial ground where over 20,000 Londoners are believed to have been buried between 1569 and 1738 [Photograph by Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA]

Archaeolgists have started digging up around 3,000 skeletons at the site of the new Liverpool Street Crossrail station - some of which may have been plague victims.

Monday, March 9, 2015
The iconic weasel woodpecker photo has been immortalised with a sign in Hornchurch (Picture: Twitter/Stephen Cross)

The incredible picture of a weasel riding on the back of woodpecker has been commemorated with a sign at the east London wildlife park where it was snapped.

Monday, March 9, 2015
We see female journalists just make it into the top ten...

Sometimes it feels like every single person in London is on a dating app, so what can set you apart from the crowds of competition?

Monday, March 9, 2015
Margaret and John Ross with Amigo - now safely back home (Picture: Archant/Marcus Taylor)

A couple in Hackney were left stunned after their pet cat returned home - weeks after they thought they had cremated him following a car accident.

Friday, March 6, 2015
The trampolie park will open in the summer in east London  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Boing boing! East London’s first ever indoor trampoline park will open this summer in Barking.

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Reuben the Springer Spaniel waits outside in his onesie before day one of Crufts 2015 [Photo by Joe Giddens/PA Wire]

As the annual Crufts dog show gets underway, we’re looking at what the pooches are wearing - and it seems onesies aren’t just for humans now.

Thursday, March 5, 2015
The fish is a grey koi carp like these ones - and is half a metre long! [Photograph by Ingrid Taylor]

A man reported his pet fish stolen today - but officers thought the situation was a bit, well, fishy.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Who doesn't like a good game of pass the parcel?

Any attempt to make boring commutes across London more fun is to be admired - and when it involves a game of pass the parcel then that’s even better.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
[Photograph by Bluebella]

Commuters at the newly-refurbished Tottenham Court Road Tube station got a surprise when a gang of underwear models turned the platform into a catwalk.

Monday, March 2, 2015
'Does this train go to 1945?' [Photograph from Cahoots]

A bar fitted out like old abandoned Tube station will whisk passengers back in time to the Blitz in 1940s Soho when it opens this week.

Monday, March 2, 2015
Jubilee is a real black cat, not just covered in Tube dust [Photograph from BCDH]

A stray cat who lived in Acton Town Tube station has finally found a new home - and it’s not even in Zone 6.

Friday, February 27, 2015
Red or brown sauce? Bread or bap? White or brown?

It’s the subject of countless greasy spoon arguments: should the perfect bacon sandwich be made with brown sauce or ketchup?

Friday, February 27, 2015
There are a number of owls set to be on hand to swoop in while you sip on a cocktail

The charity which was set to receive donations from Annie the Owl has backed away from the owl cafe and called the plans for a pop-up bar ‘abusive’.

Thursday, February 26, 2015
The couple 'having sex' on Charlton's pitch

A Vine video of a couple appearing to have sex on the pitch of Charlton Athletic football club’s pitch has gone viral.

Thursday, February 26, 2015
The bizarre artefacts were being handed out at London Bridge (Picture: Imgur/DocJawbone)

Commuters at London Bridge were left perplexed when instead of being handed their usual free paper they were given an intricately hand-drawn copy of the Guardian from four years ago.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Shaunna Baynes broke her nose and injured her hip in the fall

An Elvis fan who allegedly tripped over an air steward sprawled across the business class aisle of a flight has received £2,000 in compensation – from her own lawyer.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
We wouldn't want to be faced with a giant version of this on the way to work [Photograph by Sean Gallup/Getty Images]

We know train stations can be germ-ridden places, especially when they’re full of commuters in flu season, but Waterloo actually has a giant petri dish of bacteria in it.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

In London, we like to think that we don’t suffer fools gladly - but when asked to photograph a man and his ‘invisible friend’ on the Southbank, lots of us played along.

Monday, February 23, 2015
Owl cafes are already popular in Tokyo (Photo by Keith Tsuji/Getty Images)

The latest bizarre single-idea cafe to swoop into London is sure to be a hoot (sorry) as a pop-up cocktail bar in Soho plans to be full of owls. Yes, OWLS.

A brave PCSO fended the knife-wielding man off with a shopping basket.

Italy’s highest court today overturned last year’s convictions and declined to order another trial.

But what do other parties do with their 404 pages? This you’ll want to see.

London Bloggers

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
[Photograph by John Phillips/PA Wire]

Often referred to as a melting pot, London is a city renowned for its rich blend of cultures.

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.