As a Londoner and previous Time Out London intern Molly is excited to now be writing for Time Out New York. Molly is currently studying at Georgetown University majoring in English and Music, which leads to her generic passions of live music and reading. However, she also backs herself with her food-eating abilities, Boggle skills and camera work. Molly’s writing can be seen elsewhere for WGTB aka Georgetown Radio and The Georgetown Heckler.

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The UK’s 12 most beautiful train stations

The UK’s 12 most beautiful train stations

Whether you’re bidding bon voyage to loved ones or desperately ferrying luggage and pelting towards your platform, it can be easy to overlook the majesty of a train station. There are more than 2,500 across the UK, after all, and some of ‘em are a bit grotty. But others? Others brag some seriously stunning, innovative or historic architecture.  From the northern Scottish coastline to the rugged shores of Devon, there’s everything from cottage-like waiting rooms to grand city structures, and some are perched where you might least expect them. So grab your railcard and come aboard – these are the 12 most beautiful train stations in the UK. RECOMMENDED:🚞The most scenic train journeys in the UKđŸŒ€ïžThe best road trips in the UK🎭The best things to do in the UK🌃The best places to visit in the UK

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18 free concerts are taking over New York City this summer

18 free concerts are taking over New York City this summer

City Parks Foundation SummerStage has yet again partnered with Rise Up NYC to provide the big city with a slate of free concerts. There will be 18 shows in total, spread across all five boroughs throughout July and August.  RECOMMENDED: The best NYC concerts this July With this being the series’ third appearance, it’s becoming quite the NYC summer calendar staple. The concerts are designed to bring New Yorkers together to celebrate the diversity of New York. This is reflected in the sheer range of musicians included, from jazz and hip-hop artists to artists from other genres like pop and even classical. Previous years have seen the likes of Maxi Priest, Chrisette Michele and Wyclef Jean.  These outdoor concerts will be held in some of NYC’s most beloved locations from the Central Park SummerStage to Herbert Von King Park. As well as multiple sandy locations like Orchard Beach and Midland Beach, getting the audience in the summer spirit.  All of the line-up is yet to be released but here is how it stands currently: Bronx  August 1 (6pm): Chuck Chillout 40th Radio Anniversary Party at Crotona Park  August 2 (6pm): The Tedsmooth Freestyle Jam at Crotona Park  August 3 (6pm): King Promise at Crotona Park  August 20 (6pm): TBA at Orchard Beach August 21 (6pm): Hosted by La X96.3FM at Orchard Beach Brooklyn  August 8 (5pm): TBA at Wingate Park  August 9 (5pm): Hosted by 107.5 WBLS’ Dahved Levy at Wingate Park  August 10 (5pm): TBA at Wingate Park Manhattan  July 21 (7pm): Milly Que

NYC ranks in the top 10 for U.S. cities with the best dog parks

NYC ranks in the top 10 for U.S. cities with the best dog parks

LawnStarter has just pitted the 101 biggest U.S. cities against each other and this is how our big city ranked. The lawn care company has created a leaderboard of the best cities for dog parks using the following criteria: access, quality and climate. The accessibility is measured on dog parks per 100,000 residents, that is, human residents, not our furry counterparts. The quality is pretty self-explanatory and the climate surveys the weather conditions, which seems more of a fault of the city rather than the park itself.  RECOMMENDED: Here are NYC’s top 17 dog parks Boise City, Idaho, took the crown, sweeping in at first place with a, still-weak, score of 71.09. If this is the top scorer it seems America needs to up their dog park game. New York was able to scratch the top 10 coming in at a solid 8th place, not bad for the so-called concrete jungle. However, its overall score is only 51.61. Not ideal. The Big Apple did great in the quality criteria, ranking an impressive 1 - a big win for the city. Sadly New York’s unpredictable weather massively impacted their numbers with a depressing rating of 80. And coming in at an average result access ranked 34. Overall not too bad of a showing! If you’re thinking of moving because your chihuahua simply can’t take the 8th place ranking, here are the other cities taking up the top 10:  1. Boise, ID2. San Francisco, CA 3. Portland, OR4. Henderson, NV5. Tampa Bay, FL6. Arlington, VA7. Albuquerque, NM8. New York, NY9. Las Vegas, NV 10. Sa

Foo Fighters at Citi Field: everything you need to know for the NYC show

Foo Fighters at Citi Field: everything you need to know for the NYC show

The Foo Fighters are back in New York for their “Everything or Nothing At All” tour. This will be their second summer in a row of touring, which last year was in the wake of their 11th album But Here We Are. The Citi Field baseball stadium will house this legendary band whose members consist of Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear, Rami Jaffee, and Josh Freese. The rock group will take to the stage this July and play their alternative grunge hearts out.  RECOMMENDED: The best NYC concerts in July When are the Foo Fighters coming to NYC?  The rock ’n’ roll band is entering the big city not once but twice: Wednesday, July 17, and Friday, July 19.  What time will the rock band grace the stage?  The show is set to begin at 5:30pm (doors at 4pm), but the beginning time will be taken up by two openers. The Foo Fighters will then come on around the 7:30-8pm mark. The six-man band is renowned for their long concerts so the set could last up to and over two hours, might as well get your bucks worth! Can I still get tickets?  Yes! Fear not, there are still plenty of tickets up for grabs. Because of their doubleheader schedule there are a range of seats still available.  Will the price break my bank?  Citi Field has a whopping capacity of over 41,000 and so with all these different seats come varying price tags. The tickets have a starting charge of $80 and work their way up until around the $500 mark. The seats in the heavens are on the “cheaper” end and the standing Gene

You will soon be able to take a driverless shuttle around JFK Airport

You will soon be able to take a driverless shuttle around JFK Airport

The city’s biggest airport is innovating its transport system, but not in the way you think—on the ground. John F. Kennedy International Airport is about to incorporate two self-driving shuttles into its transit repertoire.  RECOMMENDED: This is how JFK ranked amongst other American airports. For now, these futuristic shuttles will only be found in the airport’s Lot 9, where they will run amongst the normal (a.k.a. human-driven) buses. Fear not though, because the autonomous duo will be clearly labeled, and their unusual appearance should be telling enough. Each vehicle is fit to carry eight seated passengers in addition to some standing space. However, during the test period, thrill seekers will sadly have to remain seated and buckled in.  The shuttles are owned by Ohmio, a New Zealand-based company, that uses new technology to create innovative transportation. Safety is a key aspect of the vehicles, and this will be administered by onboard attendants, who instead of driving will now make sure everything runs smoothly. The buses will be decorated with a large touch screen that operates the vehicle, but worry not, the attendant will be in charge of pressing the big green go button. The screen also displays the shuttle’s route so passengers can follow their journey. Photograph: courtesy of the Port Authority of NY & NJ This shuttle trial is all part of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s plan to explore new technology for improving convenience, safety and reliabi

Taylor Swift in London: Eras Tour timings, dates, set list, support acts and everything you need to know

Taylor Swift in London: Eras Tour timings, dates, set list, support acts and everything you need to know

Attention, Swifties. This is your reminder to get those friendship bracelets made, your Lover, Reputation or Speak Now outfits decided and the Tortured Poet's Department lyrics learned. The Eras Tour is arriving at London’s Wembley Stadium this weekend. The first London Eras show (of this initial run – she’s back in August) is on Friday.  Taylor has already landed on UK shores, having played three massive shows in Edinburgh and Liverpool, and another show in Cardiff. You can already get into the spirit of things, as official merch has gone on sale in London this week. There are also loads of events and parties happening to celebrate the Eras Tour. Social media has provided UK fans with a few glimpses of what to expect from the shows, which last a whopping three hours. Expect the biggest hits of Tay’s career, a couple of surprise songs and some truly epic stage production. If you were one of the lucky ones who managed to get tickets, here’s everything you need to know to prep for one of the most anticipated events of the year.  RECOMMENDED:👚 How to buy official Taylor Swift merch in London for her Eras tour🚇 How to get to Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour at Wembley Stadium🎒 Full list of banned items and the bag policy at Wembley StadiumđŸ„łÂ All the Taylor Swift events and parties happening in London for the Eras Tour🇬🇧 17 times Taylor Swift has mentioned London in her songsđŸŽ€Â Taylor Swift in the UK: Eras Tour timings, setlist and everything you need to know When is Taylor Swift’s E

Five new rainbow plaques have been announced for London

Five new rainbow plaques have been announced for London

With Pride around the corner, Saturday being the parade, all sorts of parties and events are being unveiled around the capital. Well Sadiq Khan, the London Mayor, has announced five new Pride-inspired plaques. They will be dotted around the city, celebrating notable people, places and events within LGBTQ+ history.  Funding was received from the Mayors’ Commission for Diversity in the Public Realm and Wandsworth Oasis. These are teams who take part in commemorating and identifying hidden LGBTQ+ heritage. The support was requested by the London LGBT+ Forums’ Network and Studio Voltaire.  The rainbow plaques are as follows:  Beautiful Thing in Greenwich. This is a celebration of the 1996 coming-of-age film, which covers a coming out story. The July 23 unveiling will be accompanied by the movie screening at Greenwich picture house  Black Lesbian and Gay Centre in Peckham. This was the first centre in Europe that supported this specific community Jackie Forster in Westminster. She was an extremely influential journalist and activist who helped found Sappho, the LGBTQ+ social group London Lighthouse in Ladbroke Grove. This is a centre for HIV and AIDS patience and they offer support for people disregarded after their diagnosis Section 28 in Haringey. This was a 1988 section that forbade councils from ‘intentionally promoting homosexuality’. It was repealed in 2003 but the site has been the location for many protests. The Council has since placed a Lesbian and Gay unit to show supp

The DLR is getting a load of new, shiny, high-end trains

The DLR is getting a load of new, shiny, high-end trains

The DLR (Docklands Light Railway) is expecting a mighty 11 extra trains. These will be new and improved with walk-through designs, real time audio and visual travel information, charging points and aircon. So no more sweltering, thank the lord.  They will be introduced from 2024 and testing has already begun. This mostly occurs during overnight engineering hours and planned closures, but later this year there will be day trials in between real trips. Not to worry though, the glamorous trains will be ‘colour wrapped’ so you won't mistake them for your usual. The endeavour was funded by the Government Housing Infrastructure Fund with the hope of increasing housing and job opportunities for the connected areas. The extra train capacity will create 10,000 new homes, mostly in the Royal Docks and Isle of Dogs.  Because of this additional 11 there will now be a whopping 54 trains rolling out. The DLR is already the busiest light railway in the UK and this will only increase, the network capacity will be enhanced by 60 percent.  All trains will be operating by 2026, so you have some time to prepare yourselves for journeys of absoloute luxury. A climate clock has appeared in Piccadilly Circus  Two London universities have been ranked amongst the world's top 10

St Paul’s is getting a new public square

St Paul’s is getting a new public square

The roads north of St Paul’s cathedral, AKA the gyratory, are set for a makeover. The area is being transformed into an open-space square, and the City of London has already approved the project. The construction will hopefully begin in 2025, which seems drastically far but it's only a year and a half away (scary stuff), and further planning is still needed. The public square will be 3000 sq m and has a weighty estimated cost of somewhere in the vicinity of £16m.  The pedestrianisation of part of the gyratory will hopefully reduce the local traffic, while improving air quality and road safety. These roads were built in the 1970s and the specific area that will be transformed is between the old Museum of London and St Paul’s underground station. To counter these closures a new two-way lane will be added on Newgate Street and from St Martin Le Grand up to its junction with Angel Street.  The revamp fits nicely with London’s ambition to have more open spaces. This currently unnamed site will be bigger than Aldgate Square. The competition of the open spaces has begun. The area’s designs will apparently compliment the already-green space of the Christchurch Greyfriars Church Garden.   The square will be filled with seating areas, further greenery and night lights, perfect for recreational hanging out and work breathers! Can’t wait. Harry Styles is arriving at Madame Tussauds All the London Pride Parade road closures you need to know  

A Harry Styles waxwork is coming to Madame Tussauds

A Harry Styles waxwork is coming to Madame Tussauds

In June, Harry Styles graced London’s shores with his Love On Tour Wembley shows. Well if you were unable to see him due to the sheer impossibility of nabbing tickets do not worry, here's your chance.  Sort of 
 he’s coming to Madame Tussauds! Super fans will know that Hazza has already appeared in the iconic wax museum but this was back in the One Direction days, before his solo career took off, and since the sculpture has been sadly retired to back office. Shame.  Thousands of fake celebs have appeared in the gallery, but the last really big unveiling was arguably Lady Gaga, 12 years ago. So this is very exciting to both pop fans and wax enthusiasts everywhere. Seven other Harrys have been dispatched to other Tussauds venues across the world, and of course one in the founding London location. The great reveal will be July 17. The question is: can the great Madam Tussauds create a wax feather boa. Everything you need to know about London July train strikes Here are the best LGBTQ+ club nights in London 

Eyeball tourists from this penthouse overlooking the London Eye

Eyeball tourists from this penthouse overlooking the London Eye

This monumental penthouse apartment lies on the the 10th floor of W, one of the eight buildings in the new(ish) South Bank complex. It's now for up for sale so if you have any cash lying around
 it’s going for a modest £17,000,000. The apartment, obviously, occupies the whole floor with its four bedrooms, four bathrooms and, you guessed it, two kitchens. Who knew you needed more than one? This waterside digs is a whopping 3778 sq ft, not too shabby, and it has a modern interior with an open-plan setting and mammoth windows. This makes sense as it is what’s outside the home that is of greatest importance: the overwhelmingly up-close London Eye. And if the windows aren’t near enough the flat comes with multiple terraces, where you can enjoy a nice Thames breeze while watching tourists go round and round and round. The site is part of the South Bank revamp, so as you’d expect, it’s fitted with all the big-budget trimmings, including a health club, swimming pool, spa and sauna. Sounds like its residents will never have to leave the building.  So, if you're feeling extravagant (or delusional) check out the over-the-top space here. Another extravagant penthouse is also for sale in Neal's Yard Everything you need to know about London train strikes this July

Calling all trainspotters: you can now stay the night in a disused railway station

Calling all trainspotters: you can now stay the night in a disused railway station

In the grand scheme of things, train stations can be quite charming. They can be even more charming when they’re free from stressed-out crowds, delay announcements and pigeons.  Rowden Mill Station in Bredenbury, Herefordshire, closed for use in 1953. Now, it has been transformed into a seriously unique holiday home – offering train enthusiasts the opportunity to spend the night in the peaceful spot near the Malvern Hills and Wye River Valley.  There are three housing options available, with the most extravagant being the 1960s Saloon Coach which is decked out with two bedrooms and sleeps four people. The carriage sits on the second platform and is almost completely surrounded by grass and woodland, with picnic and BBQ facilities on hand to make the most of the luscious backdrop. Photograph: Rowden Mill Station Photograph: Rowden Mill Station The two other sleeping options are located in what used to be the actual station: the Parcel Office, which sleeps two guests in one bedroom, and the Station Building, which hosts four guests across two bedrooms. All three properties are fitted with a kitchen and bathroom. The owners of Rowden Mill, Cecilia and Paul, bought the neglected station from a family who had previously carried out a refurbishment. Keen to develop it further, the couple acquired antique furniture and kept to a vintage theme for the decor.  Prices for a weekend stay Rowden Mill Station range from £205 to £405. Find out more and book here. ICYMI: Its officia

For sale: a lavish Tudor mansion that Henry VIII bought for his fourth wife

For sale: a lavish Tudor mansion that Henry VIII bought for his fourth wife

We all know Henry VIII for his six marriages – and it turns out that if you have that many wives you need lots of properties to house them. This East Sussex home, named Wings Place, is one of them and it’s now on sale for £2.25 million. It was granted to the king’s fourth wife, Anne of Cleves. This was the shortest of his marriages, lasting an epic six months. This not-so-humble abode is in Ditchling, near Lewes. A mix of Tudor style and more modern design, the house has a timber frame, brick chimneys and a ‘priest hole’, as well as a remodelled kitchen featuring large windows, an island and underfloor heating. The three-floored pad has three bedrooms, two oak staircases and inglenook fireplaces basically everywhere. The home also has a fancy drawing room and ‘east wing’, as well as a panelled library which leads to a stone terrace. The cellar has plenty of traditional amenities – boilers, a hot water tank, wine storage – and outside you’ll find a sloping garden which leads to a stream with views of the South Downs.  Between 1540 and now there has been another celeb inhabitant: presenter Jamie Theakston, who owned the house for 11 years. The residence is a Grade I-listed and the estate agents Jackson-Stops is offering open-house tours, so if you’re not quite willing to drop a couple mill, you can still take a spin around the property anyway. ICYMI: These are the 10 most popular walks in the UK. Plus: A remote pub is offering a free pint to all those who trek there.