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She Was Just Sitting On A Sidewalk When He Asked Her To Join Him For An Awesome Duet

Traveling the world with a piano not far behind him, Dotan Negrin loves to set up shop on city streets to stop passersby in their tracks.

After six years of traveling, he brought his piano back to New York City where it all began in 2010, but this time, he wasn’t alone. A musician by the name of Ada Pasternak was sitting on the curb nearby when Negrin had an awesome idea. Why not ask her to join him?

The two of them took everyone’s breath away with their impromptu street performance.

Say what you want about the internet, but I’m personally pretty excited that it lets us enjoy moments like these no matter where we are.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/violin-sidewalk/


21 Cheap Date Ideas In London

Save your pennies.

We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to share their favourite budget London tip. Here’s what they said:

1. Visit the Hunterian Museum

 

Budget: Free

“One of the best and most overlooked museums in my opinion is the Hunterian Museum, which is a 5 min walk from Holburn station. It’s kinda creepy, but SO interesting. It’s full of preserved specimens, medical equipment, skulls/skeletons, abnormalities, that kinda thing.”

Suggested by Steff Louise Gros on Facebook

2. Get crafty at Drink Shop & Do

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Budget: Tea from £2.80

“Drink Shop & Do at King’s Cross have some fab activities including Lego Robots and Lionel Rich-Tea Biscuits – all absolutely free! The only thing you have to fork out for that’s less than a fiver is their delicious cocktails and coffees”.

Suggested by Maz Norton on Facebook

3. Pick up cheap seats at the National Theatre

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Budget: From £5

“£5 standing tickets at the National Theatre. Just don’t pick Hamlet!”

Suggested by Alex Friend on Facebook

4. Stroll around Camden Market

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Budget: Free

“Walk around Camden Market. It’s completely free but it’s one of my favourite places in London, just a great, interesting place to visit and see even if you don’t buy anything. A lot of the food is cheap too, I had a lovely mixed Thai curry for just £4 when I was there.”

Suggested by Jack Hessey on Facebook

5. Go for a nature walk

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Budget: Free

“The Pergola and Hill Garden near Hampstead Heath, Kenwood House (not free) and grounds (free) on Hampstead Heath, Richmond Park, walking along the riverbank from Richmond to Teddington, grabbing a cheapish lunch in Broadway Market and walking along the canal back to Angel. Plenty of options.”

Suggested by Jo Bromilow on Facebook

6. Buy a snack at Borough Market

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Budget: Free

“One of my favourite things to do in London, on a Saturday morning, is wander around Borough Market. It can be a little crowded in peak tourist season but the atmosphere is great and if you can resist the temptation to buy all of the Turkish delight, cheese and brownies (something that I’ve never accomplished) then it’s free! That’s true of so many great markets in London.”

Suggested by Louise Brain on Facebook

7. Or find hidden treasures at Maltby Street Market

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Budget: Free

“I love Borough market but it is so crowded so I go to Maltby market just round the corner instead now. if you haven’t been then it’s worth checking it out.”

Suggested by Paul Bee on Facebook

8. Climb the Monument

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Budget: £4

“Climb The Monument (£4) and enjoy the amazing view!”

Suggested by jenniferp4536f2b7e

9. Pick up a new read at Books For Free, Stratford

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Books For Free

 

Budget: Free

“Go book ‘shopping’ at BooksForFree in the Stratford Centre – they have hundreds of books and you can take up to twelve at a time for you to keep.”

Suggested by 20s0mething

10. Snuggle up at the British Library

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Budget: Free

“The British Library. Could spend days there.”

Suggested by reneed49e0b5534

*Note: The photo on the left is of the reading room at the British Museum, which is another lovely option. It is currently closed.

11. Go window shopping in Covent Garden

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Budget: Free

Suggested by emilyg47e5692de

12. Snoop in cabinets at Grant’s Museum

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Budget: Free

“Free and amazing.”

Suggested by emmaaliceg

13. Feed the ducks in Hyde Park

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Budget: Free (if you have some bread at home)

“Buy a loaf for bread for £1 and feed the ducks at Hyde Park.”

Suggested by /michellec42b0862af

14. Soak up the sun at Dalston Roof Park

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Budget: £5

“Dalston Roof Park is a place with great views, and movie screenings, music and art all summer long. It costs just £5 for a membership that is good the entire season. Also, just around the corner is Dalston Eastern Curve Garden. It’s a (free!) urban oasis. You can relax with a cup of coffee or tea, attend a workshop or simply stroll the garden.”

Suggested by joem45ac45347

15. See what’s happening on the South Bank

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Budget: Free

“Walk along the South Bank, there’s always something going on, even if it’s skateboarding, same as Covent Garden (although a cup of tea will probably set you back over a fiver!). There’s several art trails through the City too and I love paying a visit to the book sellers by Waterloo – they always have some crazy things.”

Suggested by becik

16. Take a trip on the Emirates Cable Car

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Budget: £3.40

“Me and my mum went on the Emirates cable cars yesterday! £3.40 single ticket and we had some amazing views of London.”

Suggested by nataliec47a92351e

17. Soak up some culture at the National Portrait Gallery

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Budget: Free

Suggested by hibahn

18. Say hello to the animals at Hackney City Farm

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Budget: Free

Suggested by @no1cheesecake

19. Go the the top of One New Change

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Budget: Free

“Wellcome Collection is good, also the view at the top of One New Change is beautiful!”

Suggested by emmag4509041ca

20. Visit the Sky Garden

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Budget: Free

“You can also book a day to go to the Sky Garden at 20 Fenchurch Street, also free!”

Suggested by emmag4509041ca

21. Have a pint outside.

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Budget: The price of a pint.

“Order a pint, sit outside.” Stuck for ideas? Why not start here.

Suggested by kelseyrivera

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Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/ailbhemalone/london-for-under-ps5


She Was Sleeping Quietly In The Back Seat…And Then The Music Came On!

There’s nothing that this adorable trio of sisters enjoys more than dancing in the car. Every time their favorite song plays over the speakers, they simply drop everything and dance the day away…even if they’re asleep.

But what on Earth could provoke such a response? It’s not what you’d expect — not Sesame Street, or that that song from Frozen. Instead, it’s the theme song from one of the most popular movies of the ’80s.

Who knew that an Eddie Murphy movie could have such a positive effect on toddlers?

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/sleep-dancing/


An Actual Owl Café Is Coming To London In March

It’ll be a hoot.

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Following concern from some animal welfare groups regarding the provision of alcohol, the café released a statement explaining that the event will now be alcohol-free:

The organisers are working with the Westminster Council and the U.K. government’s Animal Health Inspector – Markets and Consumer Protection at the Animal Health and Welfare division to make sure that the event has addressed everything to ensure the birds’ welfare. Their welfare is top priority and the removal of “alcoholic cocktails” is aimed to remove any possible cause of danger. We want to create a unique event whose ultimate objective is to create awareness for the owl conservation.

All attendees will be briefed at arrival on how to behave during the event. They will also be briefed that owls should not be considered as pets and the event itself is to raise donation for the species’ conservation.

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2. There are owl cafés in Japan and they are amazing.

3. And now there’s one coming to London.

4. Annie the Owl is a pop-up cocktail bar, with OWLS.

The organizers tell BuzzFeed Life in an email:

“We are a bunch of people who run events and pop ups. We thought it was a good idea to bring this concept to London and also help the conservation of owls in the UK. For this we are working with Locappy (a start-up – their mascot is an owl and they are passionate about it, hence they are helping us out) and The Barn Owl Centre.”

5. The bar will be open for one week in March, from the 19th to the 25th.

On their Facebook page, the organisers explain that “Owls like the nights! They are nocturnal, hence Annie the Owl is not a café but a bar.”

6. The owls are professionals, the organisers tell BuzzFeed Life.

“There will be a minimum of five owls. All owls featured on the site (above) will be present at the venue/event. We would like to add that all owls are trained to be around public and they will be accompanied by professional falconers.”

7. Tickets cost £20 per person, and include two drinks.

Each session lasts two hours, and there will be 100–120 places per day.

The profits from ticket sales will be donated to The Barn Owl Centre, a charity which helps conservation of wildlife and birds in the UK.

8. Want to go? Apply for a ticket here.

To find out more, find Annie the Owl on Facebook and Twitter.

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The organisers have released a statement to reassure those concerned about the owls’ welfare:

The event which runs for seven days, is a sit down event, where all members of public will be seated during all times at the venue. The organisers have also made sure the noise and background music will be kept to minimal and an owl will only have around 10-12 members of public around him/her at a given time. … The organisers have also made sure that people attending the event wouldn’t be allowed to touch the animals, if not felt appropriate by the professional falconers who accompany them.

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Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/ailbhemalone/an-actual-owl-cafe-is-coming-to-london-in-march