April 2011

London Stand Up And Sketch Comedy: 1-7 May

London Stand Up And Sketch Comedy: 1-7 May

Our pick of where to find the funny this week. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Alternative London Workouts #16: Aerial Fitness

Alternative London Workouts #16: Aerial Fitness

A fantastic and hugely fun way to get fit that basically amounts to… playing. Hurrah! But be warned: it will make you want to run away and join the circus. | By Victoria Rudland
In Pictures: Celebrating Royal Wedding Day Around London

In Pictures: Celebrating Royal Wedding Day Around London

There are stacks more wonderful pictures in the Londonist Flickrpool and many more to come. | By Lindsey
Walk London: Jubilee Walkway

Walk London: Jubilee Walkway

Follow in royal footsteps on this central London walk, perfect for newcomers to the city. | Sponsor
Extra, Extra

Extra, Extra

A few snippets of non-nuptial related news for you, London. | By Lindsey
On The Streets Of London For Royal Wedding Day Build Up

On The Streets Of London For Royal Wedding Day Build Up

Photos of wedding well wishers out on the streets thanks to our Flickrpool photographers. | By Lindsey
(Not The) Royal Wedding Live Blog

(Not The) Royal Wedding Live Blog

Minute by minute coverage of all the day's events. Except for one. | By M@
Google Celebrates Royal Wedding

Google Celebrates Royal Wedding

Google doodles London for the big day. | By BethPH
Extra, Extra

Extra, Extra

Thursday news. Wedding free. | By SallyB2
London Food & Drink News: 28 April 2011

London Food & Drink News: 28 April 2011

Heston Blumenthal, Henry Blofeld, the cicchetti-sation of Central London and more in this week's food and drink news round up. | By Londonist
London Word Festival Review: Intergender Wrestling / The Goodbye Library

London Word Festival Review: Intergender Wrestling / The Goodbye Library

Simon Munnery takes on the ladies, and a perfectly pitched night of sweet lament to libraries from Emmy the Great and Jack Underwood. | By Rachel Holdsworth
London Burlesque Week Opening Party

London Burlesque Week Opening Party

From avant garde to erotic, sexy circus artists, novelty acts, classic and new strip tease. | By Londonist
The Gunmakers Beer Festival

The Gunmakers Beer Festival

The fine Clerkenwell pub gets even more beery than usual. | By Joelg
Things To Do In London Over The Long Weekend: 29 April - 2 May

Things To Do In London Over The Long Weekend: 29 April - 2 May

One amazing long weekend of stuff to do and we haven't even touched on wedding related activity here. | By Lindsey
Arson Attack on Iranian Hunger Strikers

Arson Attack on Iranian Hunger Strikers

Asylum-seekers campaigning against deportation say they will continue in their protest. | By BethPH
Police Raid Squats Across London

Police Raid Squats Across London

Several people have been arrested following police raids on squats. The day before the Royal Wedding. O rly? | By Rachel Holdsworth
Tomorrow: (Not The) Royal Wedding Live Blog

Tomorrow: (Not The) Royal Wedding Live Blog

Is there anything happening in the world that isn't the royal wedding? Yes, and we're liveblogging it. | By M@
Nature-ist: Westway Garden, Ladbroke Grove

Nature-ist: Westway Garden, Ladbroke Grove

A surprisingly quiet slice of green behind Ladbroke Grove station. | By Londonist
London's Top Historic Houses And Stately Homes

London's Top Historic Houses And Stately Homes

Ideas for your weekend. | By M@
Pollution Not Improved By C-Charge, Say Scientists

Pollution Not Improved By C-Charge, Say Scientists

What's Boris Johnson going to do to improve London's air quality? | By BethPH
TONIGHT: Big Chill House Relaunch Party

TONIGHT: Big Chill House Relaunch Party

Check out the anglepoise lamps and festival inspired art tonight from 7pm. | By Lindsey
Preview: Royal Alleycat Bicycle Treasure Hunt

Preview: Royal Alleycat Bicycle Treasure Hunt

As that lot leave the Abbey, get on your bike for treasure hunt charity fun. | By Londonist
Extra, Extra

Extra, Extra

Our daily dose of newsworthy allsorts, from breastfeeding to boxing. | By SallyB2
Slowalk (In support of Ai Weiwei) @ Tate Modern Saturday 30 April

Slowalk (In support of Ai Weiwei) @ Tate Modern Saturday 30 April

Be part of a meditative walk in the Turbine Hall this weekend. | By Lindsey
Obligatory Royal Wedding Food and Drink Offers

Obligatory Royal Wedding Food and Drink Offers

Whether you're looking to dine like a future king or taking a let them eat Kate mentality toward the royal wedding, here's a narrowed down list of restaurant and bar specials going on in honour of Will and Kate's big day. | By tikichris
This Week's London Cabaret Zingers 27 April - 1 May

This Week's London Cabaret Zingers 27 April - 1 May

See if you can guess the connection between some of this week's Zingers: a drag Prince William, a Kate Middleton burlesque routine, the alternative wedding night reception and a trip down the Thames. | By Franco Milazzo
Jim Goldberg Wins Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2011

Jim Goldberg Wins Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2011

The winner of the prestigious photography prize was announced last night at P3. | By Lindsey
New Sculpture For Olympic Park Revealed

New Sculpture For Olympic Park Revealed

RUN: a new permanent piece of public art for 'Lizzy' Park. | By Lindsey
Theatre Interview: Dan Reballato

Theatre Interview: Dan Reballato

We speak to Dan Rebellato, Professor of Contemporary Theatre at Royal Holloway about his new play Chekhov in Hell, his London roots, government cuts and modern bullshit. | By Franco Milazzo
Book Grocer: 27 April-3 May

Book Grocer: 27 April-3 May

The week ahead in literary London: the London Word Festival continues apace, plus test out AV before the referendum at Utter!. | By Rachel Holdsworth
TONIGHT: Draft Works @ Royal Opera House

TONIGHT: Draft Works @ Royal Opera House

Dancers from the Royal Ballet try their hand at choreography. | By Lindsey
Preview: Land of Kings Festival, Dalston 28-29 April

Preview: Land of Kings Festival, Dalston 28-29 April

Music and art in E8 this Thursday and Friday night. | By Lindsey
Festival of Britain Celebrations: Top 10 Picks

Festival of Britain Celebrations: Top 10 Picks

Our pick of the best events from the Southbank's special summer season. | By M@
Olympic Ticket Ballot: What Are Your Chances?

Olympic Ticket Ballot: What Are Your Chances?

Anxious about how much money you've got riding on Olympic tickets? Read on. | By London_Duncan
Extra, Extra

Extra, Extra

Our just-three-days-to-go news round-up. | By SallyB2
London's Top 10 Green Museums

London's Top 10 Green Museums

Beehives, bowsers, wormeries and "not so sexy" LEDs: the stories behind London's greenest museums | By Zoe Craig
Arts Ahead: What's On In London 26 April–2 May

Arts Ahead: What's On In London 26 April–2 May

Your (very nearly) Royal Wedding-free guide to what's on in London's theatres, galleries and exhibition spaces this week | By Zoe Craig
In Pictures: Royal Wedding Tat

In Pictures: Royal Wedding Tat

A selection of royal garments, august condoms and the Queen stood in front of a fried breakfast for some reason. | By M@
Theatre Review: Wittgenstein @ Riverside Studios

Theatre Review: Wittgenstein @ Riverside Studios

Grabs philosophical enquiry by the shoulders and gives it a good shake. | By Londonist
The Mysterious Bollards Of King's Cross

The Mysterious Bollards Of King's Cross

Up against trees and in pointless places: what are these bollards for? | By M@
Bank Holiday Extra, Extra

Bank Holiday Extra, Extra

Bank Holiday news. Good for Bomber Command; not so good for parakeets. | By SallyB2
In Pictures: Backstage At Madame JoJo's

In Pictures: Backstage At Madame JoJo's

We boldly go behind the scenes of one of London's premier cabaret venues. | By Franco Milazzo
Olympic Ticket Ballot: Last Minute Strategy Update

Olympic Ticket Ballot: Last Minute Strategy Update

Our thumbnail guide to demand for those last minute Olympic ticket buying dilemmas. | By London_Duncan
Monday Miscellanea

Monday Miscellanea

This week in London's history: murders, epic horseback journeys, the rebuilding of a palace and the inspiration for a well-known landmark. | By Dave Haste
London Faces £175m Penalty Over Olympics Air Quality

London Faces £175m Penalty Over Olympics Air Quality

London's air quality is so poor, the EU are on the verge of fining us £300m and the IOC may withhold broadcasting revenue. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Week In Geek: 25 April-1 May

Week In Geek: 25 April-1 May

Packing in more geeky goodness than an osmium lasagne. | By M@
Easter Weekend Round-Up

Easter Weekend Round-Up

Egg-stra! Egg-stra! Read all about...the other stuff going on around town. Have a peaceful, happy Easter. | By SallyB2
Sunday Seasoning #74

Sunday Seasoning #74

Blossom porn. | By Dave Haste