Police: Do Not Ride Your 'Hoverboard' Around the Streets of London 

So you’ve just received and unpacked your brand new “hoverboard,” or self-balancing scooter, or “Swagway”—whatever you want to call it. No doubt you are delighted with your new toy, but don’t go riding it around the streets and sidewalks of London, because the cops say that’s illegal. »10/12/15 9:00am10/12/15 9:00am

Angry Mob Attacks Hipster Cereal Cafe in Protest Against Gentrification

Anti-gentrification activists calling themselves the “Fuck Parade,” toting torches, buckets of paint, and pig head masks on spikes, attacked a cereal cafe in London on Saturday night. The owners of the Cereal Killer Cafe said their staff and customers had to “barricade themselves” inside while the protesters wrote… »9/28/15 11:20am9/28/15 11:20am

Antique Shop Owner Accused of Killing Mother By Choking Her with Rosary Beads

A 61-year-old woman is accused of killing her 93-year-old mother by jamming rosary beads down her throat. An attorney for Francesca Martire doesn’t deny that she placed the rosary beads in her mother’s mouth, fearing that the older woman had fallen because of the devil, but says she didn’t choke her. »8/14/15 4:40pm8/14/15 4:40pm

Man Promises Women's Museum, Opens Jack the Ripper Museum Instead

In January of 2015, Mark Palmer-Edgecumbe, a former diversity chief at Google, had plans approved to build a museum in Whitechapel, London that would “retell the story of the East End through the eyes, voices, experiences and actions” of women. Six month later, construction covers have been removed to reveal few minor »7/29/15 5:35pm7/29/15 5:35pm

Definitely Steal These JW Anderson Looks From the Men's Section

As a designer, JW Anderson has always leaned unisex, even before chopping down gender bounds was more recently common. But for his Spring 2016 menswear line, shown this week at men’s fashion week in London, he’s further obliterated gender constructs and made a full collection of garments I am going to “borrow” from… »6/16/15 9:10pm6/16/15 9:10pm

Church of England Group Recommends Letting God Be a 'She' Sometimes

A group within the Church of England that successfully advocated for female bishops is now recommending that church liturgy alternate between “He” and “She” when referring to God. A member of the group, Rev. Judy Stowell, tells the Guardian that exclusively referring to God as “He” gives worshippers a “deficient… »6/01/15 11:30am6/01/15 11:30am

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Sect Bans Women from Driving Children to School

The London Evening Standard and the Jewish Chronicle are reporting that an ultra-Orthodox Jewish group in North London has banned women from driving their children to school. A group of teachers and rabbis reportedly sent out a letter saying women driving goes against “the traditional rules of modesty in our camp.”… »5/29/15 1:30pm5/29/15 1:30pm

Queen No Longer Among the UK's 300 Richest People 

Queen Elizabeth has slid down the pole and is no longer among the three hundred richest individuals in the United Kingdom. Somebody break the news to Prince George that he can have either an entire Toys R Us or an entire FAO Schwartz for Christmas, but not both. Down here among the hoi polloi one must make choices,… »4/29/15 2:20pm4/29/15 2:20pm

To Chill or Not to Chill: The Great Vacation Debate

I recently did something I’d fantasized about for a long time: I got on a plane and went to London and Paris. It was only for a week, but I immediately wrestled with the pressure of going so far away for so little time—how would we strike the perfect balance of chilling and seeing all the shit we were supposed to?
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Harry Potter Train Platform Marriage Proposal Nearly Thwarted 

A Texas man flew his girlfriend all the way to goddamn England to propose marriage at a specific train station that appears in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Only he arrived and discovered that the goddamn trains weren't running, and so he had to improvise. (His backup plan involved taking the bus.) »1/08/15 3:30pm1/08/15 3:30pm

Pregnant Woman Verbally Destroys Abortion Clinic Protesters 

A pregnant woman in London deployed a total and devastating verbal smackdown on a group of anti-abortion protesters filming women going into a clinic, calling them "hypocrites" and yelling at them to help children in need instead of harassing women in distress. The pregnant lady hasn't been identified, but the video… »12/04/14 4:45pm12/04/14 4:45pm