Latest Quirky London News

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
(Tony Kershaw / SWNS.com)

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
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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.

Friday, May 8, 2015
Share a kiss for VE Day

London is set for three days of celebrations to mark 70 years since VE Day, the end of the Second World War in Europe.

Friday, May 8, 2015
The secret nightclub launches on May 14

The team behind Secret Cinema are set to launch a nightclub in London.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
[Photograph from IKEA]

IKEA are bringing a pop-up breakfast in bed cafe to Shoreditch - and it’s completely free!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
The identical twins behind the Cereal Killer Cafe are hosting a 'breakfast rave'

In something that might have stretched even Nathan Barley’s imagination, now comes the marriage of the cereal cafe and the ‘breakfast rave’.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
It's just controlled falling, really isn't it? [Image from YouTube]

If you’ve ever watched diving on the television and thought “well, that looks easy, this video is for you”.

Friday, May 1, 2015
An animal limb has been left on top of a bus shelter in Clapham. Pic: Riz Wasti

Bus passengers in Clapham have a bone to pick with whoever left a rotting goat leg to fester away on top of a bus stop.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Dr. Xander Alexander's Mad Scientist Soirée promises to be wonderfully weird [Photograph from Alex S./Yelp]

We write about a lot of quirky stuff at London24, but we’re pretty sure that the Mad Scientist Soiree is the barmiest one yet.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
The station as it stands nowadays [Photograph by Mike Quinn]

Down Street Tube station in Mayfair is to be given a new lease of life more than 80 years after it closed, as TfL invites businesses to move in.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
(Picture: Plonk)

From tomorrow legendary Dalston pool and snooker hall Efes will boast a 200ft crazy golf course.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Indentical twins Alan Keery (left) and Gary Keery are opening another cereal cafe in Camden Stables

The identical twins behind Brick Lane’s Cereal Killer Cafe are to open a second venue in Camden Stables on May 14.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
(Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)

East London council Barking and Dagenham is set to become the first in the country to use DNA testing to catch irresponsible pet owners who fail to clean up after their dogs.

Monday, April 27, 2015
(Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)

A cleaning service is using its app to offer London home owners with mice problems the chance to foster a cat for free, in order to get rid of rodent invaders.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Much loved poet and author Michael Rosen has been penning some sterling poetry on Twitter about Grant Shapps.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Robotic kitchen at work

Futuristic kitchen uses robotic arms to rustle up lobster bisque for panel of chefs

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Jack says running as a pair of testicles would have made Rob laugh 'so much'

A giant pair of testicles will make its way around the London Marathon race course later this month.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Ram Books, Holloway Road

A new business is helping bereaved families get rid of unwanted pornography in Holloway Road.

Monday, April 20, 2015
Ah sweet, weighing no more than a 3lb bag of sugar... new spring arrival at Spitalfields farm

The latest woolly arrivals down on the farm in London’s urban East End have been enjoying the spring frolicking in the sunshine.

Monday, April 20, 2015
Seriously, doesn't this look awesome? [Photograph from Up&Go]

In fact, it’s more like a giant bouncy bridge - the largest inflatable bridge ever built, in fact - and you can play on it from Wednesday April 22 to Sunday April 26.

Monday, April 20, 2015
The police woman impressed fans outside Wembley (Pic: Beanyman Sports)

This policewoman’s ball skills impressed football fans outside Wembley Stadium during Aston Villa’s semi final FA Cup clash with Liverpool on Sunday.

Monday, April 20, 2015
A man wearing a President Obama mask holds a giant spliff [Yui Mok/PA Wire]

Over fifty people were arrested yesterday as Hyde Park became ‘High Park’ at an cannabis legalisation demonstration.

Friday, April 17, 2015
(Pic: Theo Cohen for London Pet Show)

Man is responsible for some terrible acts of nature. But dog yoga - or ‘Doga’ as it’s known - might just take the biscuit for the most ridiculous.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Researching pictures of full English breakfasts for this article was a hard task for a hungry journalist... [Photograph by Ewan Munro]

A woman from Greenwich has started up a cooked breakfast delivery business - and hopes to expand across London.

Friday, April 10, 2015
Alisan has had its premises licence suspended (Pic credit: Angela Blake)

A restaurant in Wembley has been forced to close after it had its premises licence suspended following a serious of violent incidents including an attempted murder.

Friday, April 10, 2015
The fox cub trapped in the football net.

A fox cub, only a few weeks old, nearly scored an own goal when it caught its neck in a back garden football net.

Thursday, April 9, 2015
The sign was spotted by Emily Power

This intriguing sign was spotted in east London offering the princely sum of £50 for completing a 1000-piece jigsaw.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
The final piece [Photograph by @CandieBandit]

A Parisian man proposed to his girlfriend last week in the most east London way possible: with a graffiti mural in the tunnel near Shoreditch High Street station.

Monday, April 6, 2015
Fire chiefs are urging pet owners to be vigilant around heating equipment or they may end up in the dog house (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Animal lovers are being urged to let sleeping dogs lie after the London Fire Brigade had to put out a blaze started by the family pooch.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
[Photograph by Matt Alexander/PA Wire]

A six-foot-tall sculpture of Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch is going on display at Westfield Stratford City on Good Friday to celebrate Easter and the launch of a new television channel.

[Photograph by Tony Hisgett]

If you thought animal-themed businesses were running out of steam, what with the cat cafe, rat cafe, owl bar (and subsequent drama), micropig picnic and fox/hedgehog/squirrel space, you were wrong.

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The sell out 2014 event 32 Londoners, returns to the Coca-Cola London Eye!

The Coca-Cola London Eye is proud to announce that 32 Londoners will be returning this June, following last year’s sell out event. The event will feature 32 talks, in each of the London Eye’s 32 capsules on 32 extraordinary Londoners.

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You could take in stunning views of London over brunch at the Sky Garden

Celebrate lighter, brighter days with the chance of winning an indulgent brunch for two with a bottle of bubbles at Darwin, the cool and casual brasserie 36 floors up at Sky Garden.

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Time to experience the dizzy heights of London's tallest attraction!

Morgan Pryce, commercial property experts based in London are offering one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets to The Shard viewing platform in the city itself.

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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.