London

There’s a tube and rail mega-strike on the cards for next month

Everyone loves a tube strike, so we’re thrilled to find out that there’s one planned for October – and that railway staff on some London commuter …

Third man arrested in London Underground attack

British authorities have detained a third suspect in connection with Friday's bomb attack on London's Underground subway system, the Metropolitan Police announced Tuesday.<p>According to a statement, the 25-year-old man was arrested in the city of Newport, in southeast Wales. The Met Police also said …

Terrorism

19 Delicious Sandwiches That Brits Don't Realise Are Weird

If it can fit in a sandwich, we'll put it in a sandwich.

Brunch

Where to Eat in London Right Now

Our methodology is simple. We asked ourselves to be really honest, like “last meal” honest, about the food we live and fly for, and we canvased our trusted network of writers, chefs, and restaurateurs for the dishes they can’t stop dreaming about thereafter. What follows is the print-it-out …

Travel

9 pubs in (& around) London with the cosiest open fires

Autumn = lazy Sundays curled up with red wine at the pub, right? 🍂🍷🔥<p>Autumn has arrived. It’s officially getting colder, the leaves are turning, …

Travel

Double-decker bus crashes into Renzo Piano building in Covent Garden

A double-decker bus driver “miraculously” escaped unharmed after ploughing into a housing and shopping development in the heart of the West End.<p>The …

Covent Garden

Five ways to make your London life happier, according to a new study

Hey, you! Why so tense? Is it the struggle to pay £900 a month for a shoebox? The daily <i>lucha libre</i> for a seat on the tube? The fact that a pub in …

Happiness

Theresa May warns web giants they have TWO HOURS to remove terrorist material from the net or face huge fines

Web giants will get two hours to remove terrorist content after it has been posted online or face huge fines, Theresa May has revealed.<p>Facebook, …

Theresa May

Brace Yourselves Commuters: Rail Walkouts Are Planned For Same Day As Tube Strike

Workers on Southern rail, Merseyrail, Arriva Rail North and Greater Anglia are set to strike on 3 October and 5 October in disputes over the role of …

The Foo Fighters Pub Will Melt Your Ice-Cold Heart

I went to the merch-filled London boozer and their fans are just so nice, dammit.<p>I've got (another) confession to make: despite spending most of my teenage years being into ~rock music~ and having listened to "Everlong" probably over 600 times following the demise of an important two-month …

Music

Police are investigating a suspicious package near Holborn station in central London

Police are investigating a suspicious package near Holborn station in central London, Reuters has reported.<p><i>This breaking news story is being updated</i> …

Emporium Arcade Bar is Taking Over The Betty Space on Fulton Market

The Betty will close on Sept. 23<p>The West Loop/Fulton Market is getting an arcade bar at the expense of losing a cocktail lounge and restaurant, as <b>The Betty</b> will close on Saturday to make room for <b>Emporium Arcade Bar</b>’s third location. The Betty opened in 2015 and its most-popular drink may have been …

Can we turn the Whitechapel fatberg into biodiesel?

The human-waste bomb recently found clogging up a London sewer has an unlikely admirer – a Scottish renewable energy company<p>For a 130-tonne mass of grease, bound as hard as concrete by thousands of tampons, wipes and used tissues, the Whitechapel fatberg is in surprisingly high demand.<p>Last week, …

UK News

Third man arrested after London tube bomb

British police say they've made a third arrest in connection with a tube attack in Parsons Green, London, that injured 30 people.

Parsons Green

Green light for Millicent Fawcett statue in Parliament Square

• <b>Mayor of London’s planning application given the go-ahead by Westminster City Council</b>• <b><br>Work will begin on historic statue later this year, with a model</b> …

Referendums

Nine London Street Signs That Will Make You Look Twice

From typos to namesakes, London's street names are full of interest.John Carpenter Street, EC4 Image by Dun.can in the Londonist flickr pool.Horror …

Mansion Global Daily: London’s Luxury Outlook, Montreal Makes Buyers Swoon, and More

Mansion Global’s daily round-up of the latest luxury real estate news from around the world<p>The British capital, still facing Brexit uncertainty, will …

Real Estate

Components to make a bomb are appearing in Amazon’s ‘Frequently Bought Together’ tool

<b>Bomb-making ingredients are being suggested to people innocently looking to purchase other items on Amazon.</b><p>An algorithm used by Amazon suggested …

Parsons Green

Lambeth is London’s STI capital for the second year running

Bad news, south Londoners. The latest figures on STIs in London have just been published, and Lambeth is top of the table – with Southwark in second …

Hong Kong billionaire buying $424m London Office

by Jack Sidders<p>Hong Kong billionaire Angela Leong has bought a historic building in London's Aldwych district for about £250 million ($424 million), …

Australian News

London's Leadenhall market briefly evacuated after reports of suspect package

LONDON (Reuters) - Leadenhall market in London's financial district was briefly evacuated on Tuesday after reports of a suspicious package in the …

The City

Dezeen readers get 50 per cent off tickets to designjunction during London Design Festival

<b>Dezeen promotion:</b> designjunction – one the key exhibition spaces at this year's London Design Festival – is offering Dezeen readers a special 50 per …

Is this Cotswolds pub the prettiest B&B in the UK?

The Swan at Ascott is the second project from husband and wife team Willow and Charlie Crossley

Oxfordshire

British finance watchdog to implement European payments shake-up

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's financial watchdog said on Tuesday it will implement European Union rules aimed at opening the banking sector to greater competition.<p>The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2), will also make payments cheaper and more secure.<p>…

Business

The Wigmore, London

Our verdict on the Langham Hotel's newly-opened luxe pub<p><b>The buzz</b><p>Well heeled Londoners will already be familiar with luxury hotel The Langham, …

Scotch Eggs

Caring at home for a child with cancer can leave family members with risky tasks

Angela Cooper arrived home from work to discover that her daughter's temperature had spiked to 102 degrees, a sign that the teenager, who has cancer, had a potentially deadly bloodstream infection. As Cooper rushed her daughter to the hospital, her mind raced: Had she done something to cause the …

Health Care

White Hart Lane Fire: Blaze Erupts At Warehouse In North London

Some 20 fire engines and 120 firefighters tackle blaze.<p>Around 120 firefighters are tackling a huge fire at a warehouse on White Hart Lane in north London.<p>Some 20 fire engines were sent to the blaze which was about a mile away from Tottenham Hotspur’s former ground - which is known as White Hart …

London Fire Brigade

First picture of baby who police have called Harry after finding him abandoned in park

A newborn baby is being treated in hospital after being abandoned in a park wrapped in a white blanket.<p>The boy, named Harry by medical staff, was …

East London

British police investigating suspect package in Holborn, central London

LONDON (Reuters) - British police were investigating reports of a suspicious package near Holborn, central London, on Tuesday and have sent specialist officers to the scene, a spokeswoman said.<p>Pictures on Twitter showed several police cars and officers in the cordoned-off street.<p>The spokeswoman …

World News

The cities where tens of thousands have problem debts

<b>In at least 10 areas of the UK more than a fifth of the residents are missing bill payments repeatedly, according to research.</b><p>New figures from the Money Advice Service suggest inner-city areas are the worst affected.<p>In Newham, in the east end of London, and Sandwell in the West Midlands, at least …

West Midlands