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Batten down the hatches, turn down the lights and get ready for the spookiest time of the year. Love it or loathe it – Halloween is nearly upon us and soon it’ll be impossible to escape cobwebbed windows and ghoulish masks, so you may as well embrace it all and join the fun. There are endless Halloween events taking place around the city this year, but we’ve shortlisted five of the best to suit a range of ages… and levels of bravery.

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Living in London can sometimes be hectic. But look beyond the crowded streets and there are plenty of quiet places to relax in the capital. So if you’re ever feeling a bit wound up and in need of a bit of ‘me time’, head to one of these spots and treat yourself to a few pages in peace.

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Just north of our East Village homes spans more than 10,000 acres of beautiful open space in Lee Valley Regional Park. Created as …

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If you’re partial to a theatre trip or two, Stratford’s got some exciting news for you. Theatre Royal Stratford East has recently unveiled plans for a major new arts venue in Newham which could open as early as next year – and needless to say, we’re excited.

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The new theatrical destination, named The Red Crate, will be built in Stratford’s Cultural Quarter, adjacent to Theatre Royal Stratford East, Stratford Circus and Stratford Picturehouse. With 220 seats, the theatre will increase performances at Theatre Royal Stratford …

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October has arrived, and whilst we’re still mourning the fact that summer is rapidly slipping away, we can’t help but feel excited about the arrival of the new season. London is a beautiful and exciting place to be during the autumn, and although we may be waving goodbye to beer garden season, we are more than ready to welcome roast dinners and cosy pubs back into our lives. Still not convinced? Here are our top five places for a roast dinner to get you more in the mood.

 

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Like music? Like food? Like films? If you answered ‘yes’ to even one of these questions then this year’s Elefest in Elephant & Castle will definitely be your thing! The annual festival, which was founded 12 years ago by Rob Wray, is now a much-loved fixture in many Londoners’ calendars and this year is certainly no exception.

_DSC1829The quirky festival, which is sponsored by Delancey, kicked off yesterday and runs until Sunday. As ever, this year’s festival boasts a packed programme full of events in venues across …

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