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Where to watch the London Marathon 2015

Where to watch the London Marathon 2015

It’s that time of year again! We get to feel like athletes for the day by cheering on strangers dressed as fluffy chickens.

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Five great things to do around London in April

By Moya Maxwell

Moya Maxwell, chair of Unique Venues of London, picks the best culture, sport and art in the capital

Food restaurants eating out

The hottest restaurants and food trends for Spring

Hungry? Try some hybrid cuisine or go hipster at Hoi Polloi. In other big news: brunch, Blacklock and breakfast radishes

Meerkat

Gutted about the loss of Orange Wednesdays? Meerkat Movies has saved the day

By Sophie Hobson

And you’ll be able to get two-for-one cinema tickets on Wednesdays OR Tuesdays

Ceru restaurant

Why we’re in danger of losing our independent restaurants

New restaurants are struggling to launch and expand in London as demand for space has outstripped availability, says DeVono Property director Adam Landau

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Review: Inventing Impressionism at the National Gallery

By Harry Cockburn

Overflowing with some of the world’s most famous paintings, this exhibition has struck gold

Spray-painted dress Alexander McQueen

Five must-see cultural events in London this March

By Moya Maxwell

From Mothering Sunday to the anatomy of crime  – Moya Maxwell on what to do in London this March

Wine glasses

These are the 10 most popular types of wine in the UK

By Sophie Hobson

We aren’t exactly known for our oenophilia here in Blightly.

Margaret Thatcher

Do you sleep more or less than these industry and political leaders?

By Sophie Hobson

The Iron Lady only took four hours of her 40 winks a night. What about Gates, Trump and Obama?

Twist at Crawford

Twist at Crawford: A restaurant that defies categorisation

By Sherelle Jacobs

Twist at Crawford is like a David Lynch film. Completely baffling, but excellent

Starbucks

Now you can get drunk in Starbucks! They’re serving beer and wine

By Robyn Vinter

Coming to a bland, impersonal coffee house near you

Roman Abramovich super yacht

Cinema, submarine and missile defence system not enough for Abramovich’s yacht

By Rebecca Hobson

Chelsea FC owner, Roman Abramovich, has sent his super-yacht – the Eclipse – to Germany for a refit.

The Shard, Bermondsey

Why are 100 British landmarks getting re-named? (Hint: to please the Chinese)

By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Want to buy a suit? Head to the “Tall, Rich, Handsome Street”.

Successful chaps smoking cigars

The best places to buy and enjoy cigars in London

For those who believe there is smoke without fire

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