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Tue, 17:35

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.

Mon, 16:45
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.

Thursday, June 11, 2015
Is this everything that's missing from your life?

As the advert states, “Yes, this is really happening. This is not a dream” - and the erotic replica of the Iron Throne could be yours “if you want it badly enough”.

Thursday, June 11, 2015
Enthusiasts indulge in the (currently) legal high at Glastonbury (Photo: Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Around a thousand protesters are expected to descend on Trafalgar Square and huff laughing gas before a new government bill bans it and other similar ‘legal highs’.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Weapons haul uncovered in the drugs swoop

A haul of lethal weapons has been uncovered in London’s East End during a drugs sweep in a secluded cul-de-sac near Victoria Park, it has emerged.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
(Picture: Fiona Hanson/PA Archive)

The Naturist Foundation’s Real Ale & Jazz Festival encourages consistent nudity while enjoying a pint and insists revellers bare all in the sauna and swimming pool.

Monday, June 8, 2015
You could wet your whistle with Walter White

After feathers flew over the Annie the Owl cocktail pop-up featuring live birds, the same team have come up with something even more controversial - a cocktail bar in a ‘meth lab’.

Monday, June 8, 2015
Fancy a fried seagull egg? (Picture: London24)

Any doubts over Walthamstow’s gentrification may have just been put to bread after it emerged the local Spar is selling seagull eggs.

Monday, June 8, 2015
(Picture: Stu Mayhew)

A ‘balloon regatta’ launched from Shoreditch Park Sunday morning and drifted in a multi-coloured haze across London’s skies to promote the Lord Mayor’s Appeal.

Friday, June 5, 2015
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A pub inside King’s Cross Station just got a wedding license, so it’s time to take your groom, owl and broom and head to Platform 9 3/4.

Friday, June 5, 2015
Playing Rod Stewart too loudly got a Dagenham resident into trouble  (Picture: PA Archive/Press Association Images)

Wake up, Maggie – I think I got something to play to you! Some guys have all the luck – but Michael O’Driscoll, of Oval Road South, Dagenham was fined £1,000 and ordered to pay £2,000 in costs at Romford Magistrates’ Court for indulging in his penchant for the tousled singer a little too loudly.

Monday, June 1, 2015
[Photo David Fortune]

A giant dinosaur resembling a T-Rex has been seen lying under what looks like a bloodstained blanket in south London.

Friday, May 29, 2015
[Photo Assemble and Simon Terrill]

A foam playground based on brutalist concrete play areas from the 1950s and 60s is opening in central London.

Thursday, May 28, 2015
(Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

A London artist has started a campaign for an anti-Margaret Thatcher museum in an attempt to “reclaim” her legacy from “sycophants” like David Cameron and Tony Blair.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
An artist's impression of how the slide will look

Although the ArcelorMittal Orbit tower is a pretty distinctive site in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Londoners haven’t really taken it into their hearts in the same way we have Tower Bridge, the Gherikin, or even the Shard - but that could be about to change with plans to turn it into a giant helter-skelter.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
The Mr Men in London book will be available from June 4th

The Mr Men will become Londoners on June 4 when a new book featuring them on a Big Smoke day trip is published.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
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Britain’s grumpiest tree has been spotted growing in Blackheath Park in Greenwich, south east London.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Take a dip in the King's Cross Pond Club

A huge new natural outdoor swimming pond will open to the public in the heart of busy King’s Cross on Friday - just in time for the bank holiday weekend.

Monday, May 18, 2015
You don't see this every morning! [Photograph by Mikael Buck/Airbnb

If you saw this strange sight this morning, we can explain everything. You really DID see a house floating down the rover - and it is real.

Thursday, May 14, 2015
This black cab has been embalzoned with a rainbow as part of the International Day Against Homophobia [Photograph from Transport for London]

A classic London black cab has been transformed with a LGBT pride rainbow to mark the Internation Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia on Sunday May 17.


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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.