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- London's blue Barclays bikes look set to turn red as Santander takes over the sponsorship.
- Waltham Forest Council is facing severe criticism over its plans to cut social housing on Leytonstone’s Montague Road Estate.
- London's most dangerous junctions for cyclists have been revealed — no surprises that Elephant and Castle roundabout tops the list.
- After the cat cafe, the cereal cafe and the porridge cafe comes London's first owl cafe — but you'll have to enter a ballot to go.
- From the ridiculous to the sublime, possible designs for the Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge have been revealed.
- We've been on our fair share of London rooftops, but have you been paying attention? Test yourself in our rooftop quiz.
- As the novel Alice in Wonderland turns 150, we look at the London places linked to Lewis Carroll's tale — plus Alice themed events.
- Video: who keeps the Thames clean, and how do they do it?
- The day the Football Association toasted Hitler.
- There's more to churches than praying. Find out about other activities going on in London churches.
- Because one cat cafe isn't enough, Bob (of A Street Cat Named Bob fame) and his human James Bowen, are crowdfunding to open another, in Covent Garden.
- Want to avoid the crowds at London's big museums, or find a smaller museum you've (probably) never heard of?
- As Led Zeppelin reissue their epic 1975 double album Physical Graffiti, we cast an eye over 10 London landmarks where the band forged their legacy in the capital.
- Don't want to cook and can't be arsed to go out? Get gourmet food delivered to your door instead.
- Goya's macabre and nightmarish drawings are brought together for an historic showcase at Courtauld Gallery ★★★★★
- Beautiful is a non-stop musical voyage that will leave you swaying in your seat to classic tunes by singer-songwriter Carole King ★★★★★
- Ralph Fiennes triumphs in George Bernard Shaw’s Man And Superman at National Theatre ★★★★★
- Sculpture Victorious at Tate Britain is a visual treat ★★★★☆
- New Soho restaurant Blacklock is excellent value, but you’d better bring your stamina ★★★★☆
Things to do
- Heading to the cinema? March sees a slew of films heavy with local London talent.
- Whatever your multiverse, the London Super Comic Convention is coming.
- Be hugged by a singer, while blindfolded, by a singer who is also singing, while hugging you. Confused? Scared? Read on.
- Did the First World War really change the lives of London women? This event investigates.
- Northern (English) food meets tapas at this supperclub. Cauliflower cheese croquette, anyone?
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