Monty Python

The reformed comedy gang have added five more nights to their stint at the O2 next July. 'The response to our planned reunion has been very, very silly," said John Cleese. Tickets go on sale tomorrow (29.11.13), though it's still worth trying here for the original shows for 1-4 July.

Sir Elton John

The Rocket Man has called for the mass slaughter of reality TV contestants. 'With reality television, you get all these nightmare people who want to be successful, when you really want them to be assassinated,' he told the BBC.


London is to get its third Westfield mega-mall, this time in Croydon, on the site of the Whitgift centre, which was one of London's first modern shopping malls, not that it was called that back in 1968 when it opened.

Victoria Beckham

Posh Spice and David Beckham's new £60 million house in Kensington has two rooms designated for her shoe collection, as well as a tunnel to a 'secret location'.


With only a month to go, the London Christmas countdown moves up a gear this weekend. For starters, there's the Taste of London food festival and Winter Wonderland is now open in Hyde Park. More Christmas events here.

24-hour Tube Trains

London Underground are to run trains all night soon. The drawback is it looks like they'll be closing all the Tube's ticket offices to pay for the new timetable.

Kevin Chenais

The unwell 32 stone (230kg) Frenchman was banned from going back to France on the Eurostar, after already being shunned by British Airways and a shipping line. Next idea is to hire a taxi.

Monty Python

John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam are ready to reunite, possibly for a London stage show. 'A press conference is set for Thursday where the Pythons themselves will be unveiling their plans to work together again', said a spokesperson.

David Haye

Bermondsey's former World Heavyweight Boxing Champion looks to be ready to retire, following medical advice in the wake of a shoulder operation. 'The boxing gods keep hinting that enough is enough," said Haye, who has pulled out of a February bout with Tyson Fury. 'It's a crushing blow for me. Perhaps it just wasn't meant to be.'

London Jazz Festival

Courtney Pine and Wayne Shorter are just two of the big names taking the stage at the London Jazz Festival, which starts this weekend and carries on until 24 November. The Barbican, Ronnie Scott's and the South Bank centre are among the venues.

Prince Charles

The cinema off Leicester Square is to host a Breaking Bad marathon all-nighter on Saturday, 30 November, including all episodes and the series' pilot. Tickets, which are free, are available from tomorrow, 15 November. Also, today is the 65th birthday of the royal who shares the cinema's name.

Jessie J

The Voice judge belted out songs like Price Tag and Thunder from above the Selfridges awning last night, as she switched on the famous Oxford Street Christmas lights.

Boris Island

New plans have been released for the proposed Boris Island or London Britannia Airport in the Thames Estuary, featuring space-ship style terminal buildings. If the £47 billion scheme went ahead, Heathrow would have to close.

'Sir' David Beckham

The former England football captain is due to be handed a Knighthood by the Queen, according to a report today, fulfilling Victoria 'Posh Spice' Beckham's wish to join the country's upper classes.

Lord Mayor of London

From 11am until 2.30pm on Saturday, the Lord Mayor's Show takes centre stage, with a procession of floats three-and-a-half miles long, one of them the gilded 350 years-old state coach of the mayor himself. Route here and it's live on TV.