Latest Quirky London News

Fri, 16:42
Why isn't it sinking?!

It sounds unbelievable, but two Londoners just sailed their fully-functioning houseboat made entirely from recycled cardboard on the Thames - and it didn’t sink.

Thu, 15:28
(Photo: Salaffina Dore, University of Westminster Students’ Union)

We never thought we’d miss exams, but we might be persuaded to resit our finals if we were as lucky as students at the University of Westminster, who this week got to play with cute baby animals.

Wed, 09:42
A standard Saturday night off Kingsland Road

A real wicker man is going to be burned before a screening of the 1970s cult classic at a pagan-inspired village fete in Dalston.

Wed, 08:09
Would you get up and get down? (Photo: YouTube)

After the sad news of Prince’s death, one Londoner decided to commemorate the music legend in the best way possible - busting out some very cool dance moves on the Underground.

Tue, 17:07
Getting a mortgage as a couple is 'more of a commitment' than having a child together for Londoners (Picture: PA Images)

Apparently getting a joint mortgage in London’s horrifically overheated housing market is a massive stepping stone for young couples.

Tue, 12:13
The slide will open in June. Picture: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Tickets are now on sale for the slide on the ArcelorMittal Orbit at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford - but you will still have to wait two months before you can whizz down it.

Tue, 11:44
Big Ben will stop ticking for months (Picture: Getty)

One of London’s best loved landmarks, Big Ben, is about to fall silent after hundreds of years bringing in the hour at Westminster.

Tue, 10:59
The winner of Chartered's young banker of the year 2016 award will 'rise above the rest' - or, as people are suggesting, do something else overhead (Picture: Chartered Banker / Twitter)

Chartered Banker posted an advert on the Tube featuring an unusual image and commuters are mocking it mercilessly.

Mon, 17:45
(Photo: Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)

In a short time, in a secret location not that far away, a Star Wars restaurant will arrive in London.

Mon, 17:22
(Photo Illustration by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Police are on the hunt for a dastardly driver who has been accused of deliberately driving through a puddle to splash pedestrians in Kentish Town.

Thursday, April 21, 2016
420 is a worldwide pro-cannabis rally (Picture: PA Images)

Thousands flocked to Hyde Park for a pro-cannabis rally yesterday as part of the international 4/20 movement which lobbies for the legalisation of marijuana.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
London's first naked food experience will pop up in June (Picture: Getty)

London’s first ‘naked food experience’ is arriving in the capital and everything inside will be ‘bare’ and completely natural, from the stripped back bamboo furnishings to the unclothed diners.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Poet-Tree: A Thousand Voices arrived in London Tuesday (Picture: Justin Gof)

The ‘Text-art Banksy’, poet Robery Montgomery, just unveiled the Poet-Tree in the heart of the City, an art installation made up of thousands of poems written by ordinary Londoners.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
(Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Archeologists have rebuilt a 2,000-year-old Syrian arch that was blown up by ISIS last year - in London.

Friday, April 15, 2016
Top London chef Dan Doherty spotted the oddity and commented: 'New station TfL?' (Picture: @DanDoherty_)

One Londoner spotted an unusual display screen while travelling on the Piccadilly Line to Heathrow Airport today. Could Pleaockfosters be the Underground’s newest station?

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
(Image: University of Cambridge)

Researchers have presented Mayor of London Boris Johnson with plans for an 80-storey tower that could be added to the Barbican - made from wood.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
The slide is lifted into place

If you’re wondering when the world’s longest tunnel slide is due to open, you haven’t got too much longer to wait.

Monday, April 11, 2016
Northwick Park Hospital

A pregnant woman who went to Northwick Park Hospital with stomach pains was shown a pornographic film in the waiting room.

Monday, April 11, 2016
Toilet to let: Is the idea potty or will he be flushed with success? (Photo: Max B/Uisen/Wikimedia Commons)

We know house prices in Highgate can be ridiculous, but now an enterprising homeowner thinks he could be flush if he can rent out his toilet.

Thursday, April 7, 2016
The punters couldn't believe they weren't allowed to use the toilets (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Punters at a comedy night in Haggerston were wetting themselves in more ways than one after a bouncer was hired to stop them using the toilet.

Thursday, April 7, 2016
The man thought it was appropriate to ask where to buy bacon (Photo illustration by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

A man concerned by Spanish nudists and a homesick expat asking where he could buy English bacon are among the most bizarre consular calls made by Britons abroad in the past year, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has said.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Is this a mysterious giant river monster? Who can say? (Photo: YouTube)

Does this mysterious video of the River Thames show a brief glimpse of the Loch Ness monster?

Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Joe Corre will be burning £5million of punk-related goods in Camden

The son of Dame Vivienne Westwood and Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren plans to burn £5m worth of punk memorabilia in Camden.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Robert Shorter's cats Soda and Tomoko managed to bring his mobile phone to him from the bedroom into the kitchen

When an elderly man fell and knocked his head, the last thing he expected was his two pet cats to come to his aid.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Pets will not be on sale, sadly (Photo: MJ Kim/Getty Images)

Synth-pop icons The Pet Shop Boys are opening a pop-up shop in Shoreditch’s Boxpark - but disappointly for all, it will not be selling pets.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016
It's a nailbiting game (Photo: Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Four years after we hosted the Olympics, London is once again going to be home to some of the world’s greatest athletes.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016
It's surprisingly hard to find an interesting picture of bubblewrap (Photo: 	SuziJane)

With a vast public transport network, Londoners are used to delays, even ones caused by the strangest things.

Monday, March 28, 2016
Thomas Gerry Redmond has been missing for 36 years (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

The family of a Tooting tattoo artist who mysteriously vanished are renewing an appeal to find him, over 35 years after he left home one summers day, never to be seen again.

Thursday, March 24, 2016
We just don't know (Photo: Iain Martin Coyle)

Twitter user Iain Martin Coyle spotted the Easter-themed effigy outside Tooting Broadway station this morning.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
(Photo: Battersea Dogs and Cats Home)

This kooky kitty needs a home - but hopes his spooky appearance won’t put people off of adopting him.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Hagrid is getting a makeover. (Picture: Tim Anderson)

Spring cleaning isn’t just for germophobes - it turns out prosthetic models need a quick once-over too. Watch Hagrid’s larger-than-life sized animatronic head getting restored ahead of Easter festivities at Harry Potter Studios London.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
South West Train staff clearly have a great sense of humour (Picture: Harry Wallop)

Trainy McTrainface is the new Boaty McBoatface. Where will this end?

Friday, March 18, 2016
One Wembley man apparently loved Bob Dylan and his ilk a little too much (Picture: Getty)

Residents in one Wembley street can finally get a good night’s sleep after a man who insisted on blasting out folk music throughout the night was ordered to stop and handed a whopping fine.

Thursday, March 17, 2016
These Camden police officers have a sense of humour (Picture: @MPSCamdenTnCSgt / Twitter)

Yesterday evening on the Grand Union Canal towpath, one drug dealer will have found a wittily triumphant note from police officers in place of his secret stash.

Thursday, March 17, 2016
The four horses were found wandering down Barnet High Street (Picture: Barnet police)

Mystery surrounds four horses found wandering down Barnet High Street.

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Saturday, September 26, 2015
Vintage Salt

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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.