TK Maxx was to blame for my worst outfits while growing up near the Lewisham branch. Miles of cut-price "designer" clobber by unheard-of labels, where every other Wetherspoon's-ready shirt seemed to be made by Lambretta, who I thought did scooters.
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Sunday 26 May 2013
Lisa Markwell checks out Jamie Oliver’s reinvention of the classic diner.
Thursday 02 May 2013
A protester at the Occupy London camp site at the foot of St Paul's Cathedral has been cleared of raping a woman in one of the tents.
Monday 22 April 2013
VisitEngland has come up with a list of 101 Things To Do In England. On the evidence of the list, the reasons for staying put are not compelling.
Sunday 13 January 2013
As the Underground marks its 150th birthday, Simon Calder reveals some Piccadilly secrets
Sunday 16 December 2012
I have just taken my wife "up" to London for a big night out. She is a fabulous mum to our kids and puts up with me arsing around the world pretending to work while she does the real stuff. "Time to spoil her," I thought to myself.
Thursday 26 July 2012
i writers battle London's Olympic restrictions – and each other – to cross the capital
Friday 11 May 2012
The UK's biggest independent cinema chain, Apollo, is thought to be close to a sale to larger, private equity-owned rival Vue.
Monday 20 February 2012
Nominated for nine major theatre awards Ghost the Musical is a timeless fantasy about the power of love.
Friday 11 November 2011
An L S Lowry painting of an industrial landscape is set to fetch up to £1.8m when it is auctioned at Christie's in London next week. The 1944 artwork is one of 14 Lowrys belonging to the late multimillionaire caterer and hotelier, Lord Forte, who amassed his collection during almost three decades.
Tuesday 07 June 2011
Saturday 04 June 2011
Wednesday 20 April 2011
The 39 Steps is the hilarious comedy based on the 1935 Hitchcock spy film with four actors playing a minimum of 100 and ‘39’ roles!
Tuesday 19 April 2011
Etchings by Canaletto, engravings by Hogarth and prints by David Hockney can all be procured at the London Original Print Fair 2011 which opens its doors today.
Sunday 27 March 2011
Tuesday 08 March 2011
If each of us were to masturbate into the same cup, it would "produce more of worth to the British taxpayer" than the section of the civil service called the Strategic and Tactical Development Team (acronym STD. T) where Dave, a young Welshman living in London, has the misfortune to work. Nursing a Coke and an existential hangover and clad in a dark suit and tie, Dave – portrayed with a wonderfully nutty charm by Trystan Gravelle – makes us his captive audience in the panelled snug room of the Queen's Head pub in Denman Street near Piccadilly Circus. The epic futility of a bureaucracy effective only at sustaining its own pointless existence has made Dave come unhinged. As he points out, even the name of his department is an offence against reason – "strategic" and "tactical" cancelling each other out and "development" meaning anything you like.
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