Latest Quirky London News

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

Yesterday, 13:00
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.

Tue, 11:41
[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.

Mon, 10:14
'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.

Mon, 09:25
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.

Monday, February 23, 2015
Pedro couldn't see over his stable door (Picture: Dan Jones/Ebony Horse Club)

A group of children at a Brixton horse charity have created a special periscope for Pedro the Shetland Pony after he couldn’t see over his stable door.

Monday, February 23, 2015
Liz West has amassed more than 5,000 pieces of Spice Girls memorabilia

Music-mad Spice Girls fan Liz West has amassed more than 5,000 items of memorabilia of the all-girl group including clothing and thousands of CDs and posters.

Friday, February 20, 2015
The dumped rubbish created quite a pong. (Photo credit: Steve Golding)

Bin men dumped an unwanted smelly surprise onto a residential road in east London today.

Friday, February 20, 2015
Alex Chinneck has become known for his mind-bending public art in London (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for Vauxhall Motors)

Visitors to a car park on the South Bank will be confused to see an unusual way to leave your vehicle - upside down and suspended 15 feet in the air, riding a wave of ripped up tarmac.

Thursday, February 19, 2015
The happy couple [Photograph by Gerald Goh]

Remember the Game of Thrones feast we wrote about a few weeks ago? Well, for two GoT fans, it’s a night they’ll remember for the rest of their lives.

Thursday, February 19, 2015
The cast of Neighbours pay homage to their fellow soapstars

Neighbours legends Karl and Susan have paid tribute to their fellow soap stars in this hilarious EastEnders homage, wishing their London counterparts a happy 30th anniversary.

Thursday, February 19, 2015
The specially-made crest was designed by Duncan Titchmarsh, the UK's only certified LEGO professional

We’re saluting students at Middlesex University who painstakingly pieced together 44,000 LEGO pieces to create a giant crest from red and white building blocks.

Thursday, February 19, 2015
(Photo by Xurxo Lobato/Cover/Getty Images)

A convention celebrating ‘tiny todgers, compact cocks, wee willies, mini members, and dinky dicks’ is set to take place at the Rhythm Factory in Whitechapel.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
The flashmob cheered on commuters in Islington like they were in the Tour de France

Cyclists riding through Islington on their way to work got a surprise boost when a flashmob of adoring fans cheered them on as if they were Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome riding in the Tour de France.

Monday, February 16, 2015
The Shard - or should we say 'The London Cone'? (Photo by Jesse Toksvig-Stewart/Getty Images)

Fancy going up the London Cone? Travelling to the Magic Station or doing some shopping on Tall, Rich, Handsome Street? Well you will be if Chinese tourists get their way and rename all the capital’s landmarks.

Monday, February 16, 2015
Internal Clitoris (One Size Does Not Fit All) by Roxy Topia & Paddy Gould

An art gallery in Hackney is being transformed into a sex shop for a month, displaying all manner of odd art inspired by pleasure and fetishes, from dildoes shaped like horse members to sex toys made from crucifixes.

Thursday, February 12, 2015
Will the Porridge Cafe's offerings be as exciting as this porridge from Story?

After the cereal cafe, it was almost inevitable that someone would launch a rival breakfast-food-based cafe for the more health-concious monovores out there.

Thursday, February 12, 2015
Sasha Tandon receives a ridiculous amount of Valentine's Day cards and teddies

Woolwich singer Sasha Tandon has been forced to hire a storage unit after receiving too many Valentine’s Day cards.

Thursday, February 12, 2015
Metal fetish toys have increased in popularity but the Fire Brigade are warning people to play nicely (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

London Fire Brigade say they’ve seen an increase in people getting stuck in handcuffs and chastity belts since the release of the Fifty Shades of Grey book - with one poor bedroom adventurer getting two penis rings stuck for three whole days.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Are YOU one of the people clamouring for Marmite body paint?

It’s a nightmare for some but an erotic dream for others: Marmite is developing a edible body paint to take the spread from the kitchen into the bedroom.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
'Perfect Prefect' by Michelle Mildenhall

An acclaimed latex artist has found herself inundated with tens of thousands of pounds worth of commissions in the wake of Fifty Shades of Grey.

Monday, February 9, 2015
The suitcase owner ambitiously tried to reclaim his luggage containing a load of cannabis

They say train travel is among the greenest forms of transport but London rail staff were more than surprised to discover a suitcase containing a whopping £5,000 of cannabis.

Monday, February 9, 2015
No ring - or partner! - is necessary for this faux proposal flashmob [Photograph by Shayarony]

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and some wannabe Cupids are hoping to spread the love by holding a mass proposal flashmob in London.

Monday, February 9, 2015
The Cinnamon Club is putting squirrel on its menu with a special curry made with the rodent's meat (Picture: PA)

It’s more usually found in nearby St James’s Park than in the kitchen of a fine dining restaurant, but a posh curry house in Westminster has decided to put a rather unusual delicacy on its menu from today - squirrel.

Friday, February 6, 2015
Fancy taking a plunge?

Brave (or bonkers) souls will be jumping into 20 tons of icy water at the Olympic Park in Stratford tomorrow for the Polar Plunge challenge.

Thursday, February 5, 2015
@Hattirex thinks she looks like a Buffy vampire in this selfie with @susandollparts

With London being the birthplace of punk, it’s not wonder that edgy, alternative and just plain cool people flock to our city.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Guests will be encouraged to tip London's first hotel dog with a pat on the back or just give him a big cuddle [Photograph by Philip Toscano/PA Wire]

A hotel in Vauxhall has hired a new member of staff - a three-month-old miniature labradoodle puppy.

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A look at one of our previous Design Fairs

Chelsea Old Town Hall will be the venue for the renowned Desire Fair from 6-8 March 2015. This stunning mixed media jewellery and silversmithing event where visitors can purchase direct from contemporary designer makers selected from the best in the UK is an event not to be missed.

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Mothers Day is fast approaching, so we’ve rounded up some unusual and beautiful gifts for you to dazzle the most important woman in your life come March 15th.

A man has now been jailed for the attack which left the officer unconscious.

The thieves were in and out in one minute – much like in the films.

A manhole caught fire in a street in New York, causing evacuations from a nearby building.

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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.