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After some incredible firework displays lit up London last weekend, we feel slightly bereft. But we’re in luck as there are even more chances to see twinkly lights on Saturday. Plus, London’s Earls Court is holding a huge dog show for all of London’s pet lovers, and on top of that, we have two exciting events happening next week. So without further delay, bring on the weekend.

Lord Mayor’s Show (9th November)

It may be a bit of a pompous ceremony dating back to 1215, but it …

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Yep that’s right. Chessboxing is a ‘thing’. We thought it was made up too.

The chessboxing movement has taken London by storm in recent years, with many using the sport as a way to take out life’s daily stresses both physically and mentally. It’s not just those taking part that are besotted by the sport, it’s been a huge hit with spectators too.

“So how does it work?”, we hear you cry? Well, this hybrid sport combines three-minute rounds of upper-cuts followed up by four minutes of intense strategic …

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The London Underground is more than just a way of getting from A to B. It is one of the defining aspects of the city we all have a love/hate relationship with. The Tube has a history as deep and complex as its tunnels, and from tomorrow till 1st December, Londoners will get to explore a small bit of it in a most unusual way.

During November, the London Transport Museum and TfL are opening up London’s most famous ghost station, Read more …

The jumping crowds, the thudding bass, the over-priced beer… everyone loves a good gig. London has hundreds, nay thousands, of places you can go and listen to live music. From the crowds of the O2 and Wembley to the much smaller corner pubs and cafés, there are myriad genres and artists to choose from. We’ve selected a few places where we think a night of live music can’t be beat.

Oval Space, Bethnal Green

Oval Space first opened its doors …

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This Thursday sees the talented young people of Hackney take to the stage of the Hackney Empire, which is celebrating the incredible musical talents of the area’s youth.

The night will see over 300 of Hackney’s young people showing their exceptional gift for music. The performers are all from the borough’s primary, secondary and special schools, featuring students who have excelled at school and borough-wide ensembles.

This year the gala has a special twist and will incorporate the …

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