Latest Quirky London News

Yesterday, 16:02

How much do you love free WiFi? Would you give up your eldest child for it? Of course not right? Well that’s exactly what 6 Londoners unwittingly did after being caught out by a security firm.

Yesterday, 14:09
Chriss Dodd questioned the supermarket whether the poster should be in full view of the customers

Sainsbury’s was forced to apologise after a motivational poster urging staff to squeeze an extra 50p from every customer was mistakenly put in the window of its Stratford store for customers to see.

Yesterday, 11:20
Not your usual sight at Holborn during rush-hour

When people say it’s a battle to get a seat on the Central Line at rush-hour they probably don’t mean you have to fight Spartan warriors...but commuters at Holborn Tube station had to do just that yesterday.

Yesterday, 09:24
The giant hippo has thrilled Londoners

The giant hippo which made its way down the Thames is back by popular demand and has found a new home at St Katharine Docks.

Mon, 10:07
Whisper is so scared she is terrified to leave her kennel

Agoraphobic rescue dog Whisper is so terrified of people and the outside world that staff at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home are finding it impossible to find her a new owner.

Sunday, September 28, 2014
Ffion Green (left) gets a tattoo done by Jo Harrision (right)

Thousands of body-art fans flocked to the International London Tattoo Convention’s 10th anniversary at Tobacco Dock.

Friday, September 26, 2014
The secret history of drugs like magic mushrooms will be explored  (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

From everyday to Class A – Kew Gardens is offering visitors the chance to try mind altering plants and find out more about what makes some mushrooms magic, why cannabis is so popular and how to make alcohol.

Friday, September 26, 2014
The car pulls off from the lights whilst still on red, with the police motorbike right next to it

Top tip: When planning on jumping a red light - try not to do it while a police motorcyclist is sat alongside you.

Thursday, September 25, 2014
A rogue street cleaner picking up potential evidence. Picture: James Galbraith

A rogue street sweeper navigated police tape labelled “do not cross” to clear litter from a crime scene.

Thursday, September 25, 2014
Peter Capaldi appearing on The Graham Norton Show (Ian West/PA Wire)

Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi has told how he was confronted by a shopkeeper pretending to be a Dalek.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
(Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Words are not quite enough to explain how awesome we think these sculptures made from Lego are.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
The couple were found on Hampstead Heath by the police helicopter last night (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

One ’courting couple’ spending the evening on Hampstead Heath last night were rudely interrupted by a police helicopter after officers were sent searching for a woman heard screaming.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
The three discount shops in Wembley High Road (Pic credit: Jan Nevill)

A fierce price war has broken out on the high street in Wembley after one store has dramatically slashed all of its prices from 99p to 89p.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
A red London bus is today's Google doodle

Today’s Google doodle is a London bus, the latest in a series of events celebrating the much-loved Routemaster.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
The London24 team after a big night out (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

If you’ve still not figured out what you want to do with your life, why not become a zombie? No, we don’t mean sitting in front of Netflix all day.

Monday, September 22, 2014
Steve Hooper and Mary Alexander with her unusual duck-shaped potato. Picture: Nigel Sutton.

A duck-shaped potato and “bitter and twisted” runner beans were the unlikely stars of a horticultural autumn show in Highgate.

Monday, September 22, 2014
The pop-up in Hoxton Square was supposed to run from October 24 to November 29 (Picture: Death Row Dinners)

A controversial pop-up in Dalston offering a ‘last meal’ experience seems to have shut before it even opened after a massive online backlash over its highly misjudged theme.

Monday, September 22, 2014
This Buckingham Palace guard got bored on duty and decided to perform some silly walks [Image from YouTube]

The dancing Grenadier Guardsman who became a viral internet sensation after he was videoed doing silly walks whilst on duty outside Buckingham Palace has been named as Samuel Holmes - who is unsurprisingly described as a “joker” by a mate.

Monday, September 22, 2014
So hungry you could eat a human? Now you can find out what that might be like... [Image from Messhead]

Are you a big zombie fan? Ever fancied feasting on human flesh? Er, actually, don’t answer that question…

Sunday, September 21, 2014
The crazy fundraiser took in some of London's most iconic landmarks [Photograph by  Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire]

London went ape on Saturday September 20 as over 600 people wearing gorilla costumes took to the streets to raise money for the endangered animals.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The show must go on: Models continue to walk down the catwalk at the Topshop Show Space despite a man falling through the roof (Picture: PA Images/Dominic Lipinski)

The show must go on at London Fashion Week, even if a builder crashes through the roof and falls 30ft to the ground apparently.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The man climbs into the car on the back of the tow truck and reverses it off (Picture: YouTube/Waltham Forest Council)

One driver was pretty keen on not getting his car towed away, so keen in fact he drove it straight off the back of the truck. Thank god someone was filming.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Does he make it through the doors in the nick of time?

Old university friends Noel Carroll and James Heptonstall teamed up to complete the ultimate London fitness challenge - racing the Tube!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Organisers say it goes some way to helping answer 'What would your last meal be?' (Picture: Death Row Dinners)

In what might possibly be London’s least tasteful pop-up, diners in Hoxton Square will get to experience a prisoner’s last meal at ‘Death Row Dinners’.

Monday, September 15, 2014
The towering sea of foam floating down the River Lea  [photograph by Kriss Lee, CLiPiCs Photography and Art]

A 10-foot-deep, mile-long mountain of foam invaded the tree-lined River Lea at the weekend in scenes reminiscent of spooky sci-fi drama the X Files.

Sunday, September 14, 2014
The bizarre 'nightclub' was set up on a Northern Line Tube train (Picture: YouTube)

Stepping on to a Tube train you should probably expect to see almost anything, but one passenger accidentally walked into a makeshift nightclub on the Northern Line.

Friday, September 12, 2014
This bizarre sight floated past Matt Perkins on Regents Canal - and immediately went viral on social media [Photograph by Matt Perkins]

What would you do if you saw a terrapin floating down a river on a dead fox? Take a photo, of course!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Spurred on the by the Scottish referendum, more Londoners now want independence of their own (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

After a poll revealed 20 per cent of Londoners want to secede from the rest of the UK, here are five things we need to sort out first.

Friday, September 5, 2014
Grant Mills with his terminally ill father John

We’ve all sat on the District line as it slowly trundles towards Upminster and thought: “I could probably run it faster than this” - but Grant Mills has decided to make those idle thoughts a reality.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
49(A) Glenwood Road is too narrow for an average three-seater sofa! [Photograph from McHugh]

You could get a two-bedroom house in Haringay for the knockdown price of £235k next month, but there’s a catch: it’s just 83 inches wide.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
The Woolwich Central Tesco has been voted not just the ugliest new building in London, but the ugliest new building in the COUNTRY! [Photograph from Google StreetView]

A development in Woolwich has ‘won’ the Carbuncle Cup, the competition for the ugliest new building of the year.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
This Buckingham Palace guard got bored on duty and decided to perform some silly walks [Image from YouTube]

A Grenadier Guard on duty outside of Buckingham Palace has apparently been captured on video twirling and performing silly walks - when he was supposed to be protecting the royal family.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Rare Bengal breed cat Bean pictured here with his brother Kato - who are known as the Beasts of Shepherd's Hill - is missing feared stolen

An exotic pedigree cat known as the Beast of Shepherd’s Hill has gone missing from its Highgate home and is feared stolen.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Florentijn Hofman poses with his weird and wonderful creation [Photograph by Steve Sills]

Don’t panic! The gigantic hippopotamus is completely friendly.

Monday, September 1, 2014
The winning shot, of the goose on the banks of the Thames, by Lee Acaster

A patient goose wandering next to the Thames under a stormy London skyline helped a photographer scoop the top prize in this year’s British Wildlife Photography Awards.


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Alice went missing nearly five weeks ago after leaving her home in Hanwell, west London.

RAF Tornadoes successfully destroyed a heavy weapons post and vehicle with a mounted machinegun in support of Kurdish troops.

George Osborne has reached his target weight on the 5:2 diet. Now, about the economy…

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9 minutes ago
Police on the towpath by the River Brent in Hanwell, west London, after the Alice Gross investigation became a murder inquiry (Steve Parsons/PA Wire)

Police in the search for missing schoolgirl Alice Gross have called the discovery of a body in the River Brent “devastating news” and have launched a murder investigation.

Yesterday, 18:16
DJ Neil Fox has been arrested over alleged historical sex offences against two women  (Photo by Neil P. Mockford/Getty Images)

The Magic Radio presenter Neil Fox has been taken off the air after being arrested over alleged historical sex offences against two women.

Yesterday, 17:56
Professor Gennadij Raivich was given a suspended sentence for sexually assaulting a woman who came to him looking for a sperm donor (Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

An ex-professor at UCL who operated a private sperm bank and fathered more than 50 children has avoided jail despite being convicted of sexually assaulting a woman who came to him looking for a donor.

London Bloggers

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The cast, including Josie Lawrence and Mike Myers

Simon Collins catches up with the improv impresarios, who despite being the world’s longest-running comedy show with the same cast, have lost none of the razor-sharp wit:

Monday, September 1, 2014
Do you really need an explanation for that?! (Pic by Serena Marinelli)

If you’ve ever seen an Italian movie, you would probably know how important body language is in the culture.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Don't waste any of your harvest

If you are now inundated with ripe tomatoes, juicy green beans, berries and herbs, don’t leave them to go stringy or mouldy because the freezer can go a long way to making your crops last well into winter.