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The Gruffalo Is The Perfect Intro To Theatre For Kids

Londonist Rating: ★★★★☆

West End theatre may not be an obvious summer activity for toddlers, but this summer several are opening their doors earlier in the day to offer entertainment for very young children. On the day we visited, Soho was sweltering and the cavernous theatre provided a welcome escape from More




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London News Roundup

Guess where David Hasselhoff’s favourite pub is. Photo by James Beard in the Londonist Flickr pool.

  • Party in Shooter’s Hill turns ugly.
  • London-based children’s campaigner Camila Batmanghelidjh criticises the government as she leaves the charity she’s been working at for 20 years.
  • It’d be handy having a Muslim Mayor, <a target="_self" More

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Weekend Walk: A Canalside Amble Through West London

Continuing our series of ambles around Greater London. This week, we head to the extreme west of London and follow the Grand Junction Canal.

Vital statistics

Distance: 7.8 km (4.8 miles)
Terrain: Flat (we’re on a canal towpath), but scaling a hill for the climax
Start: Uxbridge station
Finish: Harefield (then short bus ride to More


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Bookish Harper Lee Adaptation Honours Classic Novel

Ava Potter as Scout Finch and Tommy Rodger as Jem Finch. Photographer Manuel Harlan.

Londonist Rating: ★★★★☆

Harper’s Lee first and — until recently — only novel celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2010, but although it’s more than half a century old, it continues to enchant and horrify in equal measures.

The More


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Celebrate The Remarkable Matchwomen Of The East End

126 years ago, 1,400 women and girls walked out of the Bryant and May match factory in Bow, in defiance of horrendous working situations. It was an audacious and unprecedented move — one which paid off in spades, and paved the way for the modern labour movement. Tomorrow (4 July), More


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What’s The Best Pub In Clapham?

That’s not a pub.

Every month, we ask readers to nominate their favourite pubs in a particular area of town. This time round, we’re heading to Clapham. The pubs with most nominations will find their way into our Best Pubs in London site (if they’re not already there), and we’ll More