August 2011

Video: 24 Hours On Rivington Street

Video: 24 Hours On Rivington Street

A new time-lapse video squeezes one day in Shoreditch into two minutes. | By Franco Milazzo
Paralympic Competition Schedule Released

Paralympic Competition Schedule Released

Start preparing your ticket bidding strategy now. | By Lindsey
Ticket Alert: Gigs on Sale Friday 26 August

Ticket Alert: Gigs on Sale Friday 26 August

Kaiser Chiefs, Whitesnake reformed, Chimaira, Cashier No. 9, J Cole, Lux and - er - Olly Murs. | By johnmcga
Extra, Extra

Extra, Extra

Thursday's other news. With a heavy police presence. | By SallyB2
Pictures and News From Battle Of Waterloo 2, Leake Street

Pictures and News From Battle Of Waterloo 2, Leake Street

Dozens of graffiti artists competed in this year's competition beneath Waterloo station. | By Franco Milazzo
London Food & Drink News: 25 August 2011

London Food & Drink News: 25 August 2011

Opportunities to enjoy an Indo-Malay seafood feast, to celebrate Eid, to win Le Cordon Bleu's new scholarship or to sip some whisky or some beer in a casual and friendly atmosphere. | By tikichris
Theatre Review: South Pacific @ Barbican

Theatre Review: South Pacific @ Barbican

Brilliant songs + great characterisation = spine tingling | By Sam Smith
In Pictures: Inside The 1960s Oxford Street HMV

In Pictures: Inside The 1960s Oxford Street HMV

Get nostalgic for old time record shopping | By Lindsey
Designers in Residence 2011: In Pursuit of Imperfection @ The Design Museum

Designers in Residence 2011: In Pursuit of Imperfection @ The Design Museum

Leather, tarnished metal, chipboard furniture, and a rather fun clock... | By Zoe Craig
Things To Do In London On The Cheap: 26 August - 1 September

Things To Do In London On The Cheap: 26 August - 1 September

Notting Hill Carnival, Alternative Village Fete, U Fest, Bookstock, Under the Stars, Portobello Film Festival and more | By Lindsey
The Museum Of Everything Returns With Exhibition #4

The Museum Of Everything Returns With Exhibition #4

They're back, and they've got some new digs. | By M@
In Pictures: Dr Clive's Circus presents...The Heavy Petting Zoo

In Pictures: Dr Clive's Circus presents...The Heavy Petting Zoo

The funky freakshow that is Dr Clive's Heavy Petting Zoo rolled into town last weekend. | By Franco Milazzo
Preview: Crafty Fox Market Returns to Brixton

Preview: Crafty Fox Market Returns to Brixton

Get crafty after dark at The Dogstar on Coldharbour Lane | By Zoe Craig
Music Preview: Newham Under The Stars

Music Preview: Newham Under The Stars

Four nights of free musical entertainment in Central Park, East Ham. | By Lindsey
Danny MacAskill Bikes Around London

Danny MacAskill Bikes Around London

Parkour on a bike | By Lindsey
Notting Hill's Travel Bookshop About To Close

Notting Hill's Travel Bookshop About To Close

Or can two mystery buyers save it in the final reel? | By Rachel Holdsworth
Vote For The Orange Ice Cream Van To Visit Your Postcode

Vote For The Orange Ice Cream Van To Visit Your Postcode

Free ice cream cones if the van comes your way (sponsored post) | Sponsor
Help For Riot Affected Businesses: The High Street Fund

Help For Riot Affected Businesses: The High Street Fund

A new charity to relieve short-term hardship for struggling shops affected by the London riots | By Lindsey
Southbank Centre Auctioning Off Beach Huts From Today

Southbank Centre Auctioning Off Beach Huts From Today

Get in there quick if you want one. | By Franco Milazzo
Extra, Extra

Extra, Extra

Midweek news. Today's trajectory takes us from Notting Hill via the Tate, thence to the Olympic Village and Barking. | By SallyB2
London's Lost Pubs: A Photographic Guide

London's Lost Pubs: A Photographic Guide

A remarkable one-man photographic project to capture London's vanished boozers. | By M@
Preview: Richard Alston Dance Company @ Saatchi Gallery

Preview: Richard Alston Dance Company @ Saatchi Gallery

Contemplate moving forms amongst static sculpture | By Lindsey
Book Grocer: 24-31 August

Book Grocer: 24-31 August

The week ahead in literary London. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Preview: David Lynch Film Day

Preview: David Lynch Film Day

"In dreams, you're mine.... all the time" | By Dean Nicholas
Riots A "One-Off Event", Says Fate-Tempting Politician

Riots A "One-Off Event", Says Fate-Tempting Politician

A "newly-primed timebomb" under the Prisons Minister's career? | By Dean Nicholas
In Pictures: The Wild Boy's Ball @ Kensington Palace

In Pictures: The Wild Boy's Ball @ Kensington Palace

There was a rather lovely masked ball at Kensington Palace last week. Were you there? | By Franco Milazzo
Delicious Maths Failure On Metro Front Cover

Delicious Maths Failure On Metro Front Cover

You do the math. They didn't. | By M@
In Pictures: BMX Test Event @ The Olympic Park

In Pictures: BMX Test Event @ The Olympic Park

Take a look at the dramatic action as the world's leading BMX racers test out the Olympic track. | By London_Duncan
London International Animation Festival @ Barbican Centre

London International Animation Festival @ Barbican Centre

Aims to 'dispel the popular misconception that animation is just cartoons for kids'. | By M@
BBC Launches Map Showing 3G Coverage

BBC Launches Map Showing 3G Coverage

Help for those sick of waving their smartphone around in the air to snag a signal | By Dean Nicholas
Tube Closures: TfL Giveth, TfL Taketh Away

Tube Closures: TfL Giveth, TfL Taketh Away

As District and Circle lines return to full health, the Jubilee is diagnosed with a bad case of the 'planned engineering works'. | By Dean Nicholas
Extra, Extra

Extra, Extra

Tuesday news, roving from Jack the Ripper to street dancing. | By SallyB2
Music Preview: Le Mystere Des Voix Bulgares @ Barbican

Music Preview: Le Mystere Des Voix Bulgares @ Barbican

The Bulgarian State Radio & Television Female Vocal Choir sing ancient folk songs that will make your spine tingle | By suke
In Pictures: Basketball Test Event @ The Olympic Park

In Pictures: Basketball Test Event @ The Olympic Park

A report from the London Prepares basketball tournament. | By Dean Nicholas
Interview: DJ Yoda, King Of Cut-And-Paste

Interview: DJ Yoda, King Of Cut-And-Paste

Ahead of his audio-video extravaganza next month, we speak to DJ Yoda about his show, the recent riots and where to get the best bagels in town. | By Franco Milazzo
Arts Ahead: What’s On In London 23 – 29 August

Arts Ahead: What’s On In London 23 – 29 August

Our pick of London's art, theatre and exhibitions opening this week | By Zoe Craig
Book Review: Shit London by Patrick Dalton

Book Review: Shit London by Patrick Dalton

Popular blog gets its own toilet book. | By M@
Competition: Win Free Concert Tickets for a Year with Songkick

Competition: Win Free Concert Tickets for a Year with Songkick

Win free concert tickets for a year with Songkick (sponsored post) | Sponsor
Met Decided To Hold All Riot Suspects In Custody

Met Decided To Hold All Riot Suspects In Custody

Policy of not using cautions, whatever the offence, described as a "blanket ban" by lawyers and may have been unlawful. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Preview: Film4 FrightFest

Preview: Film4 FrightFest

The annual celebration of twisted genre movies returns to Leicester Square for five days of horror, fantasy, and ludicrously bloody gore. | By johnn
V&A To Star In BBC Four Season: Handmade In Britain

V&A To Star In BBC Four Season: Handmade In Britain

Three, three-part series and a selection of individual hour-long films will look at all aspects of the decorative arts | By Lindsey
What's for Lunch? The Rib Man, Brick Lane

What's for Lunch? The Rib Man, Brick Lane

Brick Lane's Rib Man: some of the best barbecued pork in London and it only costs a fiver! | By tikichris
In Pictures: Taking Boris Bikes to Paris

In Pictures: Taking Boris Bikes to Paris

Find out what happened when two London bloggers took Boris Bikes for a day out to Paris. | By tiredoflondon
Free Wifi Comes To 100 London Pubs

Free Wifi Comes To 100 London Pubs

BT and Heinken are the latest commercial companies to offer free wifi in the capital. | By Rachel Holdsworth
What's Your Perfect Holiday Match?

What's Your Perfect Holiday Match?

Find your ideal holiday destination and get travel money delivered to your door (sponsored post) | Sponsor
Free Beehives For Businesses

Free Beehives For Businesses

Holborn's getting its very own honey | By Lindsey
Extra, Extra

Extra, Extra

And the rest of the day's news. | By M@
Dance Review: Summer House @ The Place

Dance Review: Summer House @ The Place

Surreal summer dance making, learning, sharing and performance. | By Londonist