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1 Head to the Lovebox festival

Lovebox arrives in east London this week. Friday and Saturday will see the likes of Chase & Status, M.I.A and Katy B perform at Victoria Park.

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The Botanist
Sloane Square
★★★★✩

Service is slow at The Botanist. It's not a deal breaker. But it's noticeable. Then again, the place is packed.

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I'm sat on a rooftop in Hoxton looking out over the glum greyness of London's near east. At least the showery weather's warm.

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COMMENT

By Tabitha Ronson

This run of good weather has sent me into meltdown - not because of the heat but because of attire.

I relish bad weather because it enables me to hide the growing mounds of flesh beneath layers of clothing. Not so when we're rivalling Rio.

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In many ways, a major new exploration of the quest for longitude at the National Maritime Museum is the story of Greenwich itself.

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LIFESTYLE

Having spent the summer watching sport, now's a good time to turn to participate yourself, writes Laura Williams.

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After 10 months sailing choppy waters around the globe, a group of intrepid sailors will return to St Katharine Docks on Saturday.

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A host of stars including Ardal O'Hanlon, Rich Hall, Nina Conti and David O'Doherty will be appearing at this year's Greenwich Comedy Festival.

Taking place in September, shows will be held at the grounds of the National Maritime Museum, near to its original home at the Old Royal Naval College.

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COMMENT

by Angela Clarke

I remember reading an article by a property journalist who wondered how much a flat had to cost before it warranted a silent bathroom extractor fan.

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Begin Again
(15) 104mins
★★★★✩

Actors secretly harbour a dream to be a musician and musicians want to be an actor one day." So says Brit James Corden, who turns up in this love song to the power of music which is heaving with job swappers.

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By Lucia Blash

Mention Chinatown to most Londoners and the likelihood of them conjuring up images of the lanterns of Gerrard Street is high.

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WHAT'S ON

Greenwich Park will host a skipping extravaganza this weekend, commissioned by Greenwich Dance for Big Dance 2014, as part of Royal Greenwich Festivals 2014.

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If you're sick of explaining the rules of the road to car drivers and you can't understand why people are shocked at the cost of your bike. Then you'll probably agree with these.

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LIFESTYLE

As the weather warms up, why not go beyond the confines of indoor pools and check out some of London's impressive lidos?

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A shindig gearing up enthusiasm for the Tour de France's visit to east London has created a buzz encompassing more than the cycling spectacle.

Mark Slankard, chairman of the Limehouse Community Forum coordinating this Sunday's free Le Tour De Limehouse Festival, said the celebrations would also revive a tradition.

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