Latest Quirky London News

Yesterday, 18:07

To all those people saying ‘all I can afford to buy in London is a cupboard’ I hope you’re happy now, after a west London estate agent put a tiny storage space up for sale.

Yesterday, 11:49
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You wouldn’t know it to look at it, but beautiful Clissold Park in Stoke Newington harbours vicious predators that will “consume any animal they can catch” and carry a disease that can kill humans and dogs.

Tue, 18:37
Alfred Ajani was spotted at Waterloo this morning (Picture: Twitter/@JayrokOnline)

A graduate found success with an unorthodox method of jobseeking after he stood at Waterloo station with a placard stating his credentials during rush-hour.

Tue, 11:30
The man was spotted walking along the railway lines outside Liverpool Street, bicycle and golf clubs in hand (Picture: Twitter/@jamowalto86)

Dozens of trains going in and out of Liverpool Street this morning were delayed or cancelled thanks to a man who thought it would be a good idea to wander down the tracks with a bicycle and set of golf clubs.

Tue, 09:33
Being Human actor Russell Tovey voices Alan Turing, father of the modern computer  [Photograph by Lee Ryda]

London’s statues have come to the life with the help of top British actors and smartphones!

Mon, 13:24
The team wore ear-defenders to protect themselves from the deafening chimes © UK Parliament/Stephen Pike

Today cleaners with a head for heights abseiled down London landmark Big Ben to give the clockface a good scrub.

Mon, 11:44
Hackney's Carriage: easyCar Club has gifted the borough of Hackney its own taxi, decorated in the traditional East End 'pearly' style. [Photo by David Yiu]

It sounds too good to be true, but now you can rent a Hackney Carriage for a whole day for just a tenner – if you live in Hackney.

Friday, August 15, 2014
Pic: RSPCA

These pictures of four-weeks old kittens George and Elton sporting the latest in haute cat-ure might be the cutest thing you’ll see today.

Friday, August 15, 2014
@bjornthomassen took his tiger costume very seriously, even transforming his eyes with freaky contact lenses!

WARNING: This article contains bare bottoms.

Friday, August 15, 2014
The House of Wolf account has been hacked

The website and Twitter account of posh Islington restaurant and bar House of Wolf was hacked by what appears to be an ex-employee with an axe to grind over not being paid.

Friday, August 15, 2014
No, not this one. London's ballsiest job ad is actually below, in the article. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

A ‘top London PR agency’ hunting for an alcoholic, ‘disturbed’, borderline criminal member of staff who is on anti-depressants, doesn’t care about global warming, and can fart and chew gum at the same time, to be a Senior Account Manager, “whatever the hell that is”.

Friday, August 15, 2014
Nathan Sawaya's Lego brick sculpture 'Yellow'... coming to Brick Lane, of course

Lawyer-turned-LEGO artist Nathan Sawaya has turned the children’s toy into a complex art form that has toured the world.

Friday, August 15, 2014
Will Boris Johnson be laughing when Gabriella sends up his political ambitions on stage?  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

BoJo superfans rejoice – a Mayor of London musical is in the works!

Thursday, August 14, 2014
Runners at last year's event [Photo from ZSL]

Tonight, hundreds of people will run naked through London Zoo to raise money for endangered tigers.

Thursday, August 14, 2014
An artist's impression of how the trio of swimming pools could look off the North Bank of the Victoria Embankment [Image by Picture Plane Ltd]

It could soon be possible to go for a swim in clean, fresh water on the Thames – because a visionary London architect has plans to float a swimming pool on the river.

Thursday, August 14, 2014
Will you help make the London Bubble Football League a reality? [Photograph courtesy of LBFL]

The world’s silliest sport could be coming to London, if one woman has her way.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
This is why you don't make eye contact with people on public transport [Photo from youtube]

We thought we’d seen everything at London24, and then we saw this man stitched into a figure-hugging suit made from raw chicken skin, going about his business in London. You know, catching the DLR at South Quay, having a stroll, popping into Pret - whilst covered in chicken skin.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
The Rottweiler is desperate to find new owners to look after her

A mournful Rottweiler has been nicknamed ‘Permanently Sad Dog’ by staff at Battersea animal centre after her depressed expression has meant nobody has taken her home.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Robots are to give art fans a night at the museum with a series of after-hours tours around Tate Britain through an award-winning project.  Alexey Moskvin/Tate Britain/PA Wire

Robots are to give art fans a night at the museum with a series of after-hours tours around Tate Britain.

Monday, August 11, 2014
The video shows the men leaping from the terrace of a restaurant 48-storeys up in Canary Wharf (Picture: EpicTv)

If you’re not that great with heights then this video is probably not for you...

Friday, August 8, 2014
Giant sculptures of Sean the Sheep will arrive in London

Giant sculptures of Shaun the Sheep will arrive in London and Bristol today ahead of a public arts trail next summer.

Thursday, August 7, 2014
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water... [Photo courtesy of Youtube]

Boaters on Finsbury Park lake were terrified when a giant shark fin sliced through the water towards them.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Some fish made out of condoms at the new exhibition

Giant fish made out of condoms will be the subject of a new exhibition being held in Hoxton.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Remember, a zebracorn is for life, not just for Christmas!  [Photo courtesy of Christies's auction house]

Famous London auction house Christie’s is selling all the weird and wonderful things that won’t fit into their normal categories.

Monday, August 4, 2014
You find some weird stuff inside computer towers, appraently (Picture: Computer Solutions London)

From snakes, lizards and frogs to a creepy miniature doll’s house a laptop repair firm sheds light on the most bizarre things left inside Londoners’ computers.

Friday, August 1, 2014
This booty-shaking class promises to burn calories and be a laugh [Photo by Graham Turner]

A London club is hosting a hands-on, booty-out twerking workshop to get London’s ladies ready for Notting Hill Carnival!

Thursday, July 31, 2014
Kim Kalkowski, owner of Cakes 'n' Treats in Camden Town, says she has been unfairly targeted by anti-fascist groups

The owner of a vegan cake shop fears for her business after anti-fascist activists launched a “mistaken” campaign to stop people visiting her store.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Fancy somewhere different for dinner? [Photo courtesy of Events In The Sky]

This new London restaurant in Canary Wharf perched high in the sky lets diners experience Michelin-starred food from 100ft up.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
The killer shark lurking among the fish in the Islington shop

An animatronic shark was installed in a fishmongers in Islington to scare the hell out of customers and promote unlikely sequel Sharknado 2.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Lawn moo-ers: The cows take over Bedfords Park on Wednesday 30 July [Picture by Ray Bowler, secretary of the  Red Poll Cattle Society]

A park in Greater London will be using a cutting-edge way to keep its grass short: cows!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
The chair appears to move of its own accord - or perhaps there is a ghostly explanation?

The spooky goings on apparently took place just hours after a psychic medium took to the stage in Romford. Coincidence? Almost certainly...

Monday, July 28, 2014
33 Portland Place looks peaceful on the outside, but if these walls could talk... [Photo from Google StreetView]

A swanky 24-bedroom house in the West End that was Britian’s answer to the Playboy mansion is up for sale – because its fraudster owner needs the cash for legal fees.

Sunday, July 27, 2014
A tight squeeze (Yui Mok/PA Wire)

Scores of fun runners donned giant sumo wrestler suits to take part in a race around Battersea Park.

Friday, July 25, 2014
The two parts of the chair were inspired by the curves of an anonymous male model [Photo courtesy of Gigi Barker][Photo courtesy of Gigi Barker]

A London designer has created a unique chair designed to look, feel and smell like human skin.

Friday, July 25, 2014
The 'fire ants' were first found in this country when a colony of 35,000 were electrocuted gnawing through wires at a National Trust property in Gloucestershire [Photo courtesy of April Nobile / © AntWeb.org]

Hate creepy-crawlies? Then look away now! There are fears that ‘super ants’ who are attracted to electricity and cause fires are coming to London, after a colony was found in a house in Hendon.

TOP Stories

Yesterday, 16:31
Syrian activists in Kafranbel pay tribute to the murdered American war journalist

The video of US journalist James Foley being beheaded by a jihadi with what appears to be a London accent has been shared millions of times around the world already.

Yesterday, 16:12
Hyacinth Brown is still recovering from the heart attack in hospital.

An elderly pastor suffered a heart attack after police burst through her door in an early-morning drugs raid which her family say was a “massive mistake.”

Yesterday, 12:40
This undated image shows a frame from a video released by Islamic State militants that purports to show the killing of journalist James Foley  (AP Photo)

An American journalist has been beheaded on video by an ISIS fighter in Syria - who is believed to be from London.

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The Renault ZOE follows on from the introduction of the electric Fluence ZE and Twizy, but unlike the former, the ZOE was designed from the ground up as an electric vehicle.

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London Bloggers

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Will the relaxtion of the rules on phone use open the floodgates to selfie madness at The National Gallery (Picture via Getty)

Will the National Gallery become selfie central after it removes the ban on photography to avoid confusion over visitors using the new Wi-Fi?

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
The television programme Whose Line is it Anyway? showcased the art of improv

Now that whole regiments of London comedians have dissolved in the festival mists north of the border it’s a good time to sample a different sort of humour.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Carlisle Bay in the Caribbean has 9 courts

Tennis anyone? Wimbledon might be over but that’s no reason to let the racket get dusty.

Quizzes

Can you find the animals hiding in London station names? (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

You may not realise it but there are animals hiding in stations across London? Play our quiz and see if you can you find them:

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Can you guess the Tube station just from the outside? (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

How well do you know your Tube stations? Can you guess these Underground stops from the pictures taken outside them?

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But which London?! [Photo courtesy of Basher Eyre]

You might know London like the back of your hand, but how well do you know the other Londons - and London landmarks - across the world?

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