Arcelor Mittal Orbit

Abseiling at the Arcelor Mittal Orbit

If seeing London from the open top of a Routemaster bus is just not cutting it for you, then abseiling down the Mittal Orbit might just do the trick. The Orbit is the UK’s tallest sculpture and ...

A giant puppet of a man at the Greenwich & Docklands Festival

Greenwich + Docklands International Festival

Now in its 26th year, the Greenwich + Docklands International Festival (GDIF) has grown dramatically since its humble beginnings in the late 1990s. Indeed, the 2019 event featured over 300 performance...

Open House London participant St Pancras Renaissance Hotel

Open House London

Ok, admit it. We’ve all done it. Who amongst us hasn’t taken a cheeky peak into someone else’s home as you’ve walked  past a row of houses? The urge to look is irresistible, isn’t it? Befor...

The Peter Pan Cup

Here’s one for the brave or the foolhardy among you. This annual Christmas day swim pits man against the elements as members of the Serpentine Swimming Club take to the frequently freezing water...

Hampstead Walking Tour

Hampstead Village Walk

If I live a good, moral life (well, I can always start now), I do not want to go to heaven because I’d much rather go to Hampstead. In reality though, with property prices being what they are, the Ham...

A beautiful view of Little Venice on a London Walks walking tour

Little Venice Walk

“Little Venice is the prettiest and most romantic spot in town” boasts the London Walks website, and after two hours of postcard pretty scenery, it’s hard to disagree. The area is an...

Dewey Finn playing guitar in the School of Rock

David Bowie Walking Tour

Not content to merely describe the life of the late musical icon, Bowie Tour London goes much further, recreating the music that made him famous. lt’s a bold strategy but one the company have mo...

The Lord Mayor’s Show 2022

This article describes the 2021 show. Details of the 2022 show will appear here. The Lord Mayor’s Show has been a focal point of life in London for over 800 years. The event, which takes place on the ...

The Globe is staging an open air cinema weekend this November

The Globe Open Air Cinema Weekend (postponed)

A month after reopening for site tours, the Globe has announced that it is staging an open air cinema weekend next month. Shakespeare on Screen is set to debut at the iconic Bankside theatre from the ...

Houseplant hideaway

Houseplant Hideaway

Well, this is different. This November, thejoyofplants.co.uk are inviting nature lovers to experience a couple of hours in their new nature focused pop up, The Houseplant Hideaway. The installation, w...

MMayfair Garden

MMayfair Garden

From the team behind London’s most exciting series of markets comes a fabulous new addition to the Mercato family – MM Mayfair Garden. The venue, which has set up shop in the recently refurbished Brow...

How to support the arts in London during the coronavirus crisis

Supporting The Arts in London During The Coronavirus Crisis

It’s easy to take the arts for granted in London. The city is so choc a bloc full of world class institutions that we can sometimes forget just how good our cultural sector is. Or, gripe at minor issu...

Eid In The Square

Eid In The Square

Celebrate the end of Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting, with this fantastic free event in Trafalgar Square. Eid In The Square is a joyous celebration of Muslim culture with music, dance, food &...

Africa On The Square

Africa On The Square 2020

Bringing all the vibrance, energy, beauty and excitement of modern day Africa to central London for one breathtaking day, Africa On The Square is a not to be missed event at London’s Trafalgar Square....

Italian Parade in Clerkenwell

The Clerkenwell Italian Parade

If you’d like a taste of Italy without setting foot outside the capital, then you really need to visit Clerkenwell this July. For that’s when the area, which is home to a thriving community of Italian...

Hyde Park 10k

Hyde Park 10K

OK, I what you’re thinking. Does London really need another 10k? However, before you rush to judgement, please note that this is not just another 10k. It’s the Hyde Park 10k. That’s right, London’s mo...

Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens

If your idea of heaven is strolling around a tropical garden, or even if it’s not, there’s something for everyone at West London favourite Kew Gardens. Stretching to over 300 acres, the Royal Bo...

Guide to Tower Bridge

Guide to Tower Bridge

Often confused with the simpler yet less aesthetically pleasing London Bridge, Tower Bridge is one of the great icons of the English capital. Depicted on countless t-shirts, mugs, hats, scarfs and bag...

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