By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
'Solstice': The 'Manhattanhenge' glow - captured here by Instagram user Kyle_dc - that occurs when the sun aligns precisely with the street grid in Manhattan wasn't as impressive as in previous years
Photographers last night struggled to capture stunning images of the 'Manhattanhenge' phenomenon in New York - when the sunset aligns with the city streets - as rain clouds obscured the view on many blocks.
However a slew of images made it onto social networks as professional photographers struggled. The 'Manhattanhenge' glow that occurs twice annually when the sun aligns precisely with the street grid in Manhattan was not as impressive as in previous years.
With clouds from a nearby cold front and rain showers in the distance, the normally radiant glimmer that occurs when the sunset alignments illuminates both the north and south sides of every cross street was a bit of a damper.
Captured: A slew of images made it onto social networks as professional photographers struggled because of the bad weather conditions
Letdown: With clouds from a nearby cold front and rain showers in the distance, Manhattanhenge 2012 (pictured) was a damper
Those who were disappointed in the May 30 alignment that was expected at 8.16pm can get a second chance on July 11 at 8.24pm. The natural occurrence is spaced around the summer solstice. Manhattanhenge was given its name by astronomer Neil deGrasse Tyson in 2002.
He has said in the past that the reason this unique urban phenomenon occurred in Manhattan was due to a clear view to the horizon beyond the grid - as New York does across the Hudson River to New Jersey. The tall buildings which line the city's streets created a vertical channel to frame the sun. The best places to get a view are the Empire State or Chrysler buildings as well as along 14th, 23rd, 34th, 42nd, and 57th Streets.
Past: The unique urban phenomenon (pictured here in 2011) occurs due to a clear view to the horizon beyond the grid
Spectacular: The tall buildings which line the city's streets created a vertical channel to frame the sun
Stunning: Usually 'Manhattanhenge,' as seen here in 2009 (pictured), allows tall buildings to create a vertical channel to frame the sun
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Night of a million camera clicks as New Yorkers enjoy 'Manhattanhenge' when sun sets between the streets
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
Red, white and blue for Tower Bridge! Iconic London Landmark lit up by 4,000 lights for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee
By NICK ENOCH
Tower Bridge has gone red, white and blue in preparation for its starring role in the Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics
Tower Bridge has gone red, white and blue in preparation for its starring role in the Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics.
A new system using 3,800 LED lights was tested this week, allowing the bridge to gleam 'diamond white' for the weekend — at no cost to the taxpayer after a deal was struck between Mayor Boris Johnson, the City of London Corporation and London 2012 sponsors EDF and GE.
It will form the backdrop to Sunday’s pageant on the Thames, with the Queen reviewing 1,000 boats from the deck of the royal barge as it is berthed at HMS President, the Royal Navy’s riverside base in the capital.
A new system using 3,800 LED lights was tested this week, allowing the bridge to gleam 'diamond white' for the weekend
In preparation for the summer of celebration which will see both the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the Olympic games the iconic landmark was given a makeover and a spruce up worthy of being paraded in front of the eyes of the world.
The first test will be the Royal Jubilee Pageant on Sunday which will see the Queen and six senior members of the royal family travel down the Thames on the royal barge.
They will be accompanied by a flotilla of vessles of all shapes and sizes.
The pageant will conclude with a flypast of nine Navy helicopters in a diamond formation, led by a Second World War Swordfish biplane.
The display comes at no cost to the taxpayer after a deal was struck between Mayor Boris Johnson, the City of London Corporation and London 2012 sponsors EDF and GE
The bridge is set to shine like never before during the celebratory summer of 2012
In honour of the Queen: The decorated sheep will be on show during the farm's celebrations on Tuesday
The helicopters — Sea Kings, Lynx and Merlins — will fly two rotor spans apart at a height of 700ft.
Flypast director Lt-Cdr Barney Wainwright said: 'The pilot will be concentrating very carefully on his formation position. The pilots were briefed only last week by the admiral not to be distracted.'
Tower Bridge swung open today as ships old and new took to the Thames ahead of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee river pageant this weekend.
A small flotilla of vessels representing the Royal Navy's Royal Barge Honour Guard - including specialist armed police in speedboats - passed under the raised bridge as sailors from HMS Hurworth looked on.
British artists: Farmers Tom and Ivor Robinson spray the Union flag on to a fluffy lamb using a stencil
Meanwhile across the country, Jubilee fever has taken hold, with Woburn Safari Park celebrating with bunting, Union flags and even tea parties for its animals.
At a Darlington dog rehoming centre, a litter of puppies were given royal names to mark the occasion.
One enterprising farmer got his lambs involved by spray-painting them with the national flag. Back in London, HMS Hurworth acted the part of the Royal Barge but it will all look quite different on Sunday.
Also on the water was the Phoenicia - a replica of a 600BC trading vessel - which sailed through on its return from Sardinia.
Skippered by British adventurer Philip Beale, it was built in 2008 in the style of an ancient trading ship believed to have achieved the first circumnavigation of Africa.
Cupcake crazy: Black and white lemurs at the Bedfordshire safari park enjoy a wild tea party
Mr Beale's ship - which has also just completed a voyage tracing the Phoenician-Cornish tin trade route - is due to become a floating museum at nearby St Katharine's Dock.
On the day, ten naval vessels will surround the Queen's Barge, while almost a thousand other boats will take part in the procession.
Security for the pageant will be extremely tight, with Scotland Yard saying it is the biggest ever security operation for the Queen.
Police frogmen will carry out underwater searches while bridges and river banks will be monitored and all the boats taking part will be searched, the Evening Standard reported.
The Phoenicia, skippered by Philip Beale, passes under Tower Bridge
That's mint! A woman puts her hands next to the 60 Crowns coin created to celebrate the Jubilee. The coin is made of 60oz of fine silver and the crown is plated gold set with 60 diamonds
Smiling: Her majesty the Queen as she leaves the Caledonia Club in London after a regimental lunch today. She wore a stylish lavender and mint green outfit
Proud military wife defends her photograph of servicewomen breastfeeding in uniform after online attacks
By LOUISE BOYLE
Proud: Servicewomen Terran Echegoyen-McCabe, left, breastfeeds her twin daughters while wearing her uniform alongside colleague Christina Luna and her little girl at Fairchild Airforce Base outside Spokane, Washington
A photograph of servicewomen breastfeeding in public while wearing uniform has ignited a global debate.
The picture shows two mothers, Terran Echegoyen-McCabe and Christina Luna, both in active service, nursing their babies on an Air Force base.
The striking image has seen a flurry of comments, from supporters who say breastfeeding is a 'fundamental right' to another who compared it to 'defecating in uniform'. The photos were taken for the Mom2Mom Breastfeeding Support Group, set up by a military wife and mother-of-three to raise awareness of all women's rights to breastfeed in public.
Mrs Echegoyen-McCabe is pictured breastfeeding her 10-month-old twin girls on her lunch break during a drill weekend as a member of the Air National Guard. By her side is friend Mrs Luna who feeds her toddler.
Nurture: Founder of Mom2Mom Crystal Scott also posed with her son Roman to raise awareness of breastfeeding in public
Crystal Scott, founder of Mom2Mom, asked the women to pose for the support group she founded in January to help those who live and work at the Fairchild Air Force Base outside Spokane, Washington.
Mrs Scott has lived on the base for four years with her husband Kevin, an instructor, and their three children Gavin, ten, Aiden, four and one-year-old Roman.
It was her idea to asked photographer Brynja Sigurdardottir to photograph the mothers in their fatigues ahead of National Breastfeeding Awareness Month in August.
Following the photoshoot two weeks ago, the image of the military mothers breastfeeding was posted online and became a red-hot issue.
Mrs Scott told MailOnline: 'We were not expecting it. We went to bed and the next morning, we were getting calls, comments and emails.
Although there has been a rally of support, one Facebook comment compared the image of the mothers in uniform to 'urinating and defecating'.
Mrs Scott said: 'No one can agree on everything and everyone is 100 per cent entitled to their opinion. 'But to compare breastfeeding to other bodily functions like defecating and urinating? It's disheartening and saddening.'
She added: 'We've done nothing wrong. We're not disgracing the uniform, we are very proud.
'We can only hope that it brings positive changes not only for military but for women across the board to show them they don't have to hide in the closet.'
There are currently no clear regulations as to whether or not a military member in uniform is allowed to breastfeed.
Robyn Roche-Paull, a lactation consultant and a U.S. Navy Veteran wrote a book and has a blog called Breastfeeding in Combat Boots which aims to make women's position clearer while breastfeeding and serving their country.
As she writes: 'There are NO polices or regulations in any of the military branches that either approve OR disapprove of breastfeeding in uniform.'
She said that arguments against were based on the fact that it shows a woman to be nurturing and therefore 'unprofessional'.
U.S. law states that a woman may breastfeed her child at any location in a Federal building or on Federal property.
The public affairs department at Fairchild Air Force Base did not respond to messages for comment left by MailOnline.
Meet my mates: Professor Green ditches his posse to take Made In Chelsea girlfriend Millie Mackintosh as his date to ILL Manors premiere
By J J ANISIOBI and SARAH FITZMAURICE
I need you tonight: Professor Green takes Millie Mackintosh to the premiere of ILL Manors, in London's Leicester Square, where he met friends Plan B and Tinie Tempah
Hackney born rapper Professor Green ditched his posse to take posh girlfriend Millie Mackintosh as his date for the premiere of friend Plan B's new movie.
The Need You Tonight star's reality TV girlfriend mingled with the cream of London's cool urban scene at the premiere of Ill Manors at the Empire Cinema, in Leicester Square, London.
Among the celebrity attendees were Tinie Tempah, Britain's Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon and, writer and director of the film, Plan B.
Millie, 22, who stars in Made In Chelsea looked suitably stylish in a pair of cropped leather jeans, a slashed to the elbow blouse and Lanvin sandals.
Chelsea princess: Millie looked stylish in cropped leather jeans and a slashed to the elbow blouse
While boyfriend Professor Green, real name Stephen Manderson, ditched his jeans and trainers for black suit and a floral pattern T-shirt.
Last night he tweeted excitedly from the red carpet about seeing some of his friends from the world of music and said: 'Mad turn out... Everyone is 'ere!'#
And it appears that Millie had quite the appetite as she made short work of a large bucket of popcorn.
The cool kids: The rapper and the reality TV star have been dating for a few months despite coming under critisicm from fans
Stephen, 28, posted a picture of the remaining snack and said: 'Film hasn't even started and look what the bird has done to the popcorn! Liberties.'
Although Millie is considered the wealthy one in the pairing, she is heiress to the Mackintosh Toffee family fortune - the company that created brands such as Quality Street - it seems Stephen is well on the way to making his own pile of riches.
According to his company accounts, the rapper paid himself almost £200,000 last year. Figures for one of his companies show a turnover of £420,269 for 2011, which is only slightly less than 2010’s £468,347.
The company made a £178,086 profit last year and the rapping pro took a dividend payment from the business of £193,310. A huge increase compared to 2010 when he paid himself just £15,000.
‘I've got the giddiest knickers of my life…. please take me': Melanie Sykes, 41, tweets series of sexually-charged messages to 26-year-old toyboy beau
By SARAH FITZMAURICE
He's making her feel young: Melanie Sykes, who has been flirting on Twitter with her 26-year-old toyboy posted a snap of a naked photoshoot to the social networking site
It appears that Melanie Sykes is a woman in love, or in lust at the very least.
But while many couples choose to keep their racy messages to each other private, Melanie has been using the medium of Twitter to contact 26-year-old Jack Cockings.
The 41-year-old presenter sent a string of racy tweets, which could be seen publicly, about the couple's sexual exploits.
Melanie, who met Jack through the social networking site earlier this month, has since deleted some of the more outrageous posts.
In one particularly shocking tweet, she said that she had 'the giddiest knickers of my life' and told Jack: 'I've got the raging horn, please take me'.
In another, smitten Melanie wrote: 'Jack the rabbit I need some bunny love so hop to it!! Xxx boing boing!!! Loooooool xxxxxxx'.
Having a laugh: The pair have joked on Twitter about having sex together and have posted a series of pictures of themselves
He replied: 'Only if I can bounce into your face! Xxx', to which she asked: 'Will you fill mine? Xxx'.
Melanie later sent flirty tweets about the colour of her underwear and referring to his manhood she said: 'If its a winkle me & you are not gonna get on Lolx'.
Another of her Tweets read: ‘Get off Twitter and get back in bed! Xxx’ God you are insatiable! I love it! Xxx.’
The mother-of-two, who is known for fronting family-friendly shows told Jack: ‘My white jeans can't take it anymore gonna have to rip these babies off! X’ and ‘my throat is inflamed can you help? : )’.
Jack the lad: The 26-year-old posted a naked snap of himself to the social networking site covering himself with just a large leaf
As well as sharing a series of raunchy messages Melanie has also uploaded a series of snaps of her and Jack.
In one snap the couple are seen kissing while in another they are sat outside a shopping centre on children's rides.
Melanie's enthusiasm has been more than mirrored by her eager young man who told her: ‘I'm ready and very hard! Bouncy bouncy xxx’, she replied: ‘Me nips are up! tweak tweak!! Xxx’
She then quipped: ‘I've met this rabbit that is in dire need of my attention xx RSPCA.’
Less than impressed: Melanie looked unhappy as she headed out of the ITV studios this morning
He replied: ‘@MsMelanieSykes haha this rabbit has really naughty habits though... keeps practising for reproduction24/7 xxx’.
Melanie has even posted pictures of the pair kissing and canoodling on the micro-blogging site as well as snaps from photoshoots of herself nude and in sexy lingerie.
One particular snap, taken while she was modelling for a naked photoshoot will no doubt have grabbed Jack's attention, along with her 35,000 followers.
That's better! But Melanie later cheered up when she posed up with former Boyzone singer Keith Duffy
Jack, who said had a tattoo of his friend's name on his bottom for 'banter', certainly isn't shy about giving Twitter uses a vivid mental image of their exploits.
He posted: ‘Tweeting whilst hanging out the back of @MsMelanieSykes xxx’, to which she responded: ‘Get off yer phone & concentrate!’
And he announced: ‘A certain body part has gone from a night of throbbing to a morning of aching and near disfiguration! @MsMelanieSykes strikes again! Xxx'.
Cheeky cheeky: The pair have been tweeted provocative messages for the past month after 'meeting' on the social networking site
Most of these explicit posts have been deleted from both their accounts.
Melanie has made a career out of fronting family-friendly, light entertainment shows and her rude messages will stun younger fans and could concern TV bosses.
Comic Alan Carr has been following their steamy antics, intervening on Twitter after Jack wrote about her ‘hot ass’ to say: ‘will you two just get a room!!!!!!! Xx'.’
Jack initially sent flirty tweets to glamour model Jodie Marsh and pop star Cheryl Cole under the username @bespokespartan before turning his attentions to Melanie when they ignored him.
Former model Melanie, 41, says she has fallen 'hook, line and sinker' for Jack, in what she is calling an 'incredible modern day romance'.
Melanie, who shot to fame on the Boddingtons beer ads, finally succumbed to Jack's tweets earlier this month and met him at a bar in London's Mayfair.
Natural pose: Jack decided to post a snap of himself pumping some iron
Melanie replied: ‘Definitely going to have to be sound proof!!! Are you dry heaving yet Alan?!! Xxx’. And Jack tweeted: ‘and waterproof! Messy messy! Xxx’.
He also asked: 'Should I take @MsMelanieSykes in the ass tonight???’ and posted a picture of Melanie leading a donkey as the pair relaxed in Dorset.
Melanie responded: ‘Molly says yes! Cxx’, adding: ‘I've got the raging horn please take me @bespokespartan xx’.
She also tweeted: ‘@bespokespartan has got a stonker! Woop woop and f***ing beep beep! Xxx’.
Melanie, who has landed a new prime time ITV1 show with Mark Wright called My Man Can, complained of a hangover as she caught the train back to London on Wednesday.
She tweeted: ‘Hate this train it's taking me away from my Jack rabbit!! @bespokespartan god damn it!!! Xxxx
‘Think i'm slowly dying on this train hungover to f*** and me hearts breaking! Xxxx’.
He replied: ‘bloody train. I'll be back in London soon:) xxx’, to which she said: ‘That just isn't soon enough!!! : ( xxxx’.
The ex: Melanie was married to Daniel Caltagirone from 2001 to 2009 and the pair have two children together
He started a London-based roofing firm called JC Bespoke Leadwork in November 2011.
Melanie, who once dated Bros singer Matt Goss and actor Max Beesley, married Italian actor Daniel Caltagirone in 2001, giving birth to son Roman in 2002 and Valentino two years later. The couple divorced in 2009.
Earlier this year she was dating personal trainer Craig Eleftheriou, who is 13 years younger than her.
Melanie has appeared on I'm A Celebrity and reported for The Big Breakfast as well as fronting shows including Today With Des And Mel and Missing Millions.
She recently teamed up with TV chef Gino D'Acampo to present ITV1 daytime show Let's Do Lunch With Gino & Mel.
What would the viewers say! Melanie has found fame on family-friendly shoes like Today with Des and Mel
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
Cycling in style: Miley Cyrus wore a pair of designer shoes on her bike ride
She's been working out like crazy recently and was obviously planning to continue her healthy lifestyle with the purchase of a new $2000 Pedego electric bike.
But Miley Cyrus' pedal down to her local coffee shop fell flat today as she got a puncture. Wearing a sleeveless shirt, shorts and a pair of designer Chanel espadrilles, Miley seemed untroubled by the flat tire.
The actress and singer seemed completely unaware of the puncture and kept peddling away although she was obviously struggling.
Her boyfriend, Hunger Games star Liam Hemsworth, was nowhere to be seen so the Disney starlet was left to push her bike home alone.
Miley used to have an Electra Hybrid bicycle before upgrading to this newer model.
Coffee run: Miley was riding a new $2000 electric bicycle around Los Angeles
Flat tire: Miley did not get far before she got a puncture
The Hannah Montana star has had a busy time of late gaining both a new tattoo and a new puppy.
Miley, who already owns three other dogs, Lila, Floyd and Ziggy, and is an advocate of adoption, rescued Rottweiler-beagle mix Happy abandoned outside a Wal-Mart earlier this month.
And last Tuesday, she was seen visiting Manny Pacquiao's tattoo shop in Hollywood with her brother Trace and she left a few hours later with a huge bandage over her arm.
Struggling: Miley's seat also seemed very low as she pedalled along
Off balance: The Hannah Montana star has to push her bike home
Miley also has new film comedy called So Undercover on release next month.
The Party in the USA singer had to learn to fight and use guns for the role in which she snags a job with the FBI to pose as a sorority girl in order to protect a mobster’s daughter.
'I've been doing fighting, like learning how to box...mostly like street fighting, so knowing how to, like, if someone comes up from behind you, being able to defend yourself,' she said in a recent interview.
'I have a trainer and I have bruises everywhere from, like, kicking the bags... And I've learned how to use guns, which was really scary.'
Belieber fans go wild in Norway as police threaten a state of emergency and ask Justin Bieber to perform immediately
By J J ANISIOBI
You make me wanna shout: The 18-year-old screams out to the crowds of female fans from the safety of his hotel window
Justin Bieber kicked up a storm today as thousands of young, screaming fans overwhelmed and overpowered the police in Oslo, Norway.
The Canadian singer is in the country to perform what was supposed to be a secret and free concert in the Norwegian capital, however, local police are threatening to issue a state of emergency and cancel the event due to the fans.
Beliebers from across Europe had moved in swarms to Oslo Airport on Tuesday, then headed over to the star's rumoured hotel and set up camp.
The large number of fans took police by surprise and as more and more girls turned up, the boys in blue were forced to call in reinforcements.
Taking over: Justin Bieber fans took over Oslo, Norway, when they heard the star was due to perform a free concert in the capital
Fans assembled outside the Grand Hotel on Karl Johans Gate, but the Boyfriend singer was actually staying at the nearby Royal Christiania Hotel, which prompted a mass stampede when the girls found out.
Justin, 18, appeared briefly to wave at his followers but was later forced to evacuate the hotel because of security fears.
Cancelled: Justin Bieber's press conference had to be called off today because the fans were going crazy
Here's looking at you kid: The Canadian pop star takes a stance at his floor length window and continues to wave at fans
Today, the police admitted that they had lost all control of the huge number of fans and were unable to cope with the sheer size of the group.
It was announced on TV, last night, by Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) that Bieber would be playing a free concert at 9.20pm from a floating stage next to Oslo's Opera House.
Armed with the new information, around 15,000 fans swamped the venue and scrambled on to the roof of the opera house waiting to see Justin perform tonight.
Follow that car: Thousands of girls crowded the roads and stopped traffic from passing through in a timely fashion
The golden boy: Justin eventually took to the stage and performed six songs including four new ones
At last: His fans were happy to see their idol for the free concert which caused so much disruption to the Norwegian capital
Wedding belles: Drew Barrymore attends final dress fitting ahead of her big day alongside best pal Cameron Diaz
By GEORGINA LITTLEJOHN and IONA KIRBY
Best friends forever: Cameron Diaz accompanied Drew Barrymore to her final wedding dress fitting today
She revealed earlier this week that she knew her best friend Drew Barrymore was getting married even before she did.
And Cameron Diaz's close bond with her fellow actress was clear when she accompanied Drew to her final wedding dress fitting today.
The pair, who have known each other since they were teenagers, were spotted leaving the Chanel store in Beverly Hills with coy smiles on their faces.
Drew and fiancé Wil Kopelman, who picked up his attire in a garment bag, are due to tie the knot this weekend at her estate in Montecito, California - and Cameron is expected to be a bridesmaid at the ceremony.
The best pals were dressed casually as they left the fitting, with Cameron in a white T-shirt and aquamarine skinny jeans while the bride-to-be sported a baggy black top and boyfriend jeans, along with tan ankle boots.
Close bond: Cameron is expected to be a bridesmaid at the ceremony, due to take place this weekend
Cameron revealed to InStyle magazine that Drew's fiancé sought her out before he popped the question to ask for her blessing to the union and said: 'I knew Drew was getting married before she did!'
Keeping coy: The pair tried to stifle smiles as they left the Chanel store in Beverly Hills
And clearly she did give her blessing as Drew and Wil are now betrothed and also expecting their first baby together.
Babies seem to be the hot subject at the moment for Cameron, who is currently starring in the new smash-hit movie What to Expect When You’re Expecting.
Cameron plays Jules, an aspiring singer and a host to a weight loss fitness show who then has to face a surprise pregnancy and battle with boyfriend Evan, played by Glee's Matthew Morrison, on how to raise their child.
Groom to be: Drew's fiance Wil Kopelman was seen collecting his wedding attire from the store in a garment bag
Friends for life: Cameron, who has been pals with Drew since they were teenagers, knew Drew was getting married even before she did
Three years ago, the actress hinted that she didn't want to have children when she said: 'I think women are afraid to say that they don't want children because they're going to get shunned.
'I have more girlfriends who don't have kids than those that do. And honestly? We don't need any more kids. We have plenty of people on this planet.'
But she seems to have had a change of heart as she spoke to the magazine, and posed for a sexy shoot for the publication, about children.
Best friend: Drew Barrymore and her fiancé Wil Kopelman, who asked Cameron's blessing, arrive at their engagement party earlier this month
She said: 'Society definitely puts pressure on women to make them think their lives should go a certain way.
'I’ve never said I don’t want children - I just haven’t had children yet. I don’t know what’s going to happen in my life!
'I could end up adopting children. I could end up with a partner who already has children. Who knows? I’m not trying to fit into anyone’s box about how I should be. I just fit in my own box.'
What To Expect When You're Expecting: Cameron stars as a new mum in the movie alongside Glee's Matthew Morrison
Can't take my eyes off you... or my hands and legs: Keira Knightley intertwines herself with fiancé James Righton
By SARAH FITZMAURICE
What a love-ly ride: Keira Knightley drapes herself all over her fiancé James Righton as the pair left a romantic dinner date
Since they got engaged the pair have been seen indulging in several displays of PDA.
And it appears that Keira Knightley and James Righton can't even sit still in a car together without being all over each other.
The actress was seen wrapping her leg over her boyfriend after climbing into a taxi following a romantic dinner date.
It wasn't just her long limbs that were locked around her man the couple were sat with their arms intertwined.
Keira and James were seen starring at each other with a look of love as they left The Wolsley. They are a couple who are clearly over the moon to have gotten engaged and aren't afraid to show it.
Tender touch: James was seen stroking Keira's leg as the pair shared a giggle together
Keira dressed in a flowing black dress, which had one short side and one long side, which she teamed with a cropped light denim jacket.
She finished off her look with a pair of black strappy sandals and bright red nails.
James was seen tenderly stroking his fiancée's leg while the pair shared a joke together.
Simple style statement: The 27-year-old donned a black shirt dress with a cropped leather jacket and nipped in her waist with a brown belt for the date
It appears that the couple are only aware of each other and were seen sharing several lingering stares into one anothers' eyes.
Over the weekend the pair couldn't tear themselves apart as they browsed around the shops and the actress proudly flashed her engagement ring which sat glittering on her finger.
The ring is a single circular diamond set into a thin gold band.
Tickle touch: James was seen stroking Keira's thigh while touching her ankle as they sat in the back of the taxi
Keira was also wearing another ring on her left hand, a Love ring by Zoe and Morgan.
Last week a spokesperson for the star confirmed the pair were engaged after 15 months together.
The London-born star, 27, started dating the 28-year-old Klaxons rocker last year after being introduced by mutual friend Alexa Chung.
Diamond dazzler: The actress showed off her engagement ring
Keira opted for a cool summer look for their shopping trip over the weekend and was dressed in a light denim skirt and a plain white T-shirt.
She shielded her eyes from the sunshine in a pair of Chanel sunglasses.
James stepped out in a pair of light coloured trousers, a white T-shirt, a striped cardigan and a pair of Ray Ban glasses.
Since they started dating last year, the couple have kept their romance under wraps and are yet to pose together on a red carpet.
The Oscar-nominated star previously dated Pride & Prejudice co-star Rupert Friend for five years before splitting in January 2011.