Category Archives: Unusual

Festively themed winter bars

At this time of year it’s all fairy lights, frosty nights and celebrating the festive season with your nearest and dearest. Here are some of the best places to enjoy a hot cocktail and soak up some good cheer. Netil … Continue reading

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Like cute animals? This post will make you happy

A cynical attempt to use cute creatures to boost our ratings it may be, but I defy ANYONE not to find these critters anything but adorable. There’s also a serious point: Red squirrels are native to Britain but their numbers … Continue reading

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Diver Bill: Winchester Cathedral’s hidden hero

Tucked into the dark recesses of the south-east corner of Winchester cathedral is an 18inch-high statue. Not of a saint, a bishop or a king, but of a moustachioed man in a diving suit holding his bulbous helmet before him. … Continue reading

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London International Animation Festival

Director / Animator: Daniela Negrin Celebrating an impressive range of work from all over the world, the London International Animation Festival is back for its 8th year in a brand new home at the Barbican. This is the largest UK … Continue reading

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Alternative Olympics in pictures

Check out these British ‘sports’ that won’t be going for gold at the London 2012 Olympics.   And to see exactly why they stopped the official Cheese Rolling event, check out this video:     For more information on the … Continue reading

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Headless mummy hangs out at London university

It turns out that one of London’s mummies is the daddy of everything from gay and women’s rights to universal suffrage. When the philosopher Jeremy Bentham died in 1832, he left more than just a range of influential arguments; he … Continue reading

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London’s best rooftop bars, cinemas and pop-up gardens

If you’re sick of battling for tables in beer gardens or straddling gutters in order to enjoy a pint on a balmy summer’s eve, try these temporarily transformed spaces for something a little different. Dalston Roof Park Just off the … Continue reading

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Five of the best quirky hostels

It’s hardly necessary to point out how far youth hostels have come in the last twenty years or so. Gone are the fly-blown sheets, the aroma of unwashed socks and the hopeless reputation for being cheap but seldom cheerful. Now, … Continue reading

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Sharks again? Yes! Over 100 miles from the sea…

This famous fish out of water is simply known as ‘Untitled’ or the Headington Shark. It appeared overnight in a quiet suburb of Oxford on 9 August 1986 much to the bewilderment of local residents. The local council was not … Continue reading

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Can you guess who it is yet? Britain’s ropiest waxworks

Louis Tussaud’s House of Wax in the seaside town of Great Yarmouth has become something of a local legend. Lacking the glamour, the price-tag – entry is just £5 – and the queues of tourist staple, Madame Tussauds in London, … Continue reading

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