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Single space, single time, Locke is the story of one car journey and the events that happen during it that could unravel a man's family, job and soul....read more
For those that like to boast about their bar experiences, whether by old-fashioned word of mouth or new fangled Instagramming, the Beaufort Bar at The Savoy Hotel will prove irresistible. Forget the history and the rumours of what famous patrons got ...read more
Returning to the London stage for the first time in nearly 40 years, the inimitable Angela Lansbury reunites with acclaimed director Michael Blakemore to reprise her Tony Awar...read more
After a brief stint away, the IFO (Identified Flying Object) is returning to its home at King’s Cross. The art installation will be based in Battle Bridge Place, between King’s Cross and St Pancras stations, for people to enjoy; at night it will ligh...read more
It looks like a 1950’s greengrocer from the outside - complete with Covent-Garden-Flower-Market-esque alleyway alongside it - but this is no traditional pub relying on retro looks for its customers. The Green Man is a lively boozer in a sleepy part o...read more
It is one of Notting Hill’s most recognisable pubs and that’s no surprise because there is something always going on. From food festivals to live music, The Elgin is a very modern venue. Done up in that part grand dining room, part ale house, part ol...read more
Are you also called Peter Parker? Then it's your lucky day Pete...
Cineworld has started a search for all Spider-Man superhero namesakes across London.
Ahead of the highly anticipated release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on 16th April, Cineworl...read more
One of the world’s biggest DJ’s, we talk to Louie Vega about the London dance scene, his musical passions and Frankie Knuckles. ...read more
Fancy a bit of historical dining? Here are London’s oldest restaurants...read more
Easter in London means more bunnies, Easter egg hunts and special Easter-themed events than you can shake a stick at... so take a look at our pick of London's best Easter even...read more
From Forest Gate to Bethnal Green, we bring you the best new markets in East London. ...read more
We bring you our roundup of some of the Easter Bank Holidays best and brightest nights. ...read more
We speak to the irrepressible Ruby Wax about Beverly Hills in London, post-war housing an madams’ dungeons....read more
The Crown and Chairmen has smartened itself up in recent years but it retains the same buzzing atmosphere that it has always had. Located on Dean Street in the very heart of Soho, this is a pub that has no shortage of loyal followers. The self-appoin...read more
Every visitor to and resident of London has probably been to see the changing of the guard. It’s one of London’s most famous things-to-see. But who knew that you could take a peek behind the scenes at The Household Cavalry Museum, a living experience...read more
Walking through Fitzrovia at 7pm on a weeknight is a strange experience. Devoid of people, you think the crowds of media workers, shoppers and tourists must all be hiding somewhere. And then you walk into the Crown and Sceptre and there they all are,...read more
Can you believe it? It’s nearly Easter. Spring is in full blossom and the daffodils are out. So what does our capital have on offer?
PICK OF THE MONTH
Lululemon comes to London
For the yoga bunnies out there, we bring great Easter news. Spor...read more
Now much as we love Alfie the Chihuahua he can be spirited. No. Let’s be honest. He’s quite naughty. And that’s despite attending puppy classes when he was little, a daily run with professional dog walkers and a past brush with a not very effective d...read more
Like the vast majority of Londoners, we don’t get to stay in the city’s hotels too often. Which is possibly why we have such an attraction to their restaurants and bars. Contemporary cocktails, traditional afternoon tea, regal grandeur; whatever thei...read more
It has one of those names that immediately conjures up images of tacky central London cocktail bars and there is an element of that in the décor but Aqua at The Shard always has its exceptional views to fall back on. Located on the 31st floor of Lond...read more
There are people who love bowling and then there are people who think it is alright; you don’t often find anyone who just hates bowling. That’s probably why it is such a successful social pastime for us. What could be tedious about eating BBQ, drinki...read more
There are countless websites and guides telling you how to save the pennies or ‘splurge on a budget’, but none telling you how to splash the cash. So we’ve decided to redress the balance by putting together this guide to spending like there’s no tomo...read more
A huge new mural, designed by the illustrator Gregori Saavedra, has been revealed in King’s Cross. The mural depicts some of the new landmarks, restaurants and events of the neighbourhood.
The work has been created using a digital collage techniq...read more
I've long been a fan of Michael Kors watches - to be honest, who isn't? The rose gold number I got a few birthdays ago rarely leaves my wrist, and though the plating could do with a refresh I still love it. However with the new styles now available a...read more
After reading the novel, I recommended it to my teen daughter – who read it quickly and then consumed the two subsequent parts of the trilogy. As soon as she knew it was being made into a film, I was sworn to take her along.
So last night – after ...read more
Hooray hoorah, Whistles has introduced a personal shopping service to their Dover Street store!
Completely bespoke to your needs, they are on hand for every query, be it building a capsule work wardrobe of finding the perfect evening dress, even i...read more
A summer tan seems a long way away as I type this, gazing out of the window on to a grey-skyed garden, but I am nevertheless excited about the new Models Own Polish for Tans collect, their first ever designed especially to enhance and compliment a na...read more
I've discovered a gorgeous jewellery brand I think I might be spending some money on this weekend...
Laura Gravestock creates gorgeously intricate, feminine jewellery, inspired by her surroundings, be it her childhood spent in the Middle East & Sp...read more
I’ve always had a very soft spot for Motown music so I booked my tickets for The Four Tops and The Temptations at their final gig of their UK tour several months ago. I was especially excited as as they had guest stars Freda Payne and The Platters ap...read more
I do enjoy a quirky shoe, so these French Sole fancies will be going straight to the top of my shopping list when they launch mid April They're watermelons. Er, how amazing? Buttery soft suede trimmed with grosgrain ribbon, with a little slice of tro...read more
The Serpentine (Hyde Park)
If your head’s pounding there’s no better way to break through the fog than by stripping off and taking the plunge. Bath’s are good and everything but an outdoor pool is much better when you’re seeing double, so grab your ...read more
I was offered the opportunity to go back to my roots – literally digging around in the mud to find things that might be edible. Luckily, it was a beautifully sunny day and perfect weather for ambling around a forest when I took the half hour train jo...read more
I’m not normally to be found in burger joints. But I made an exception. When I mentioned I was going to Five Guys everyone seemed to know more about the chain than I did – most commented on the long queues outside the Covent Garden branch. But there ...read more
Though the weather is currently absolutely delightful in London town, it's inevitable that April showers will tear down on us at some point and being ever the good Girl Guide*, it's always best to Be Prepared.
Which is why dear reader I am sorely ...read more
Wandering through the arched entrance to the Rosewood Hotel out of the noise of scruffy High Holborn in search of Scarfes Bar is a little like straying into a scene from a filming of a Jane Austen novel: flat-capped grooms stand at attention, ready t...read more
Is the Tough Mudder Challenge a workout or a form of torture? A bit of both it would seem, as it’s an 18-20 km obstacle course where you have to belly-crawl through sludgy mud and swim through a tank of ice to succeed. But before you s...read more
I'm not sure about you, but I literally had no idea that Boden had such a great range of on-trend accessories at decent prices. It's a brand I've never really looked into, but aside from a decent offering of well-cut blazers, classic Breton tops and ...read more
Ok so I may have been slightly swayed by the fact that these Kurt Geiger pumps are actually called Laurel (that NEVER happens!) and therefore I am obviously meant to have them...
As the weather slowly warms up (it's officially summertime - can I g...read more
No my friends, your eyes do not deceive you. To celebrate the new Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition opening at The Barbican next week, PAUL, London's leading French artisan bakery, has introduced a Limited Edition éclair dressed in its very own Gaultier ...read more
Whether it’s a morning necessity, gathering with friends, place to work, or a relaxing treat for a delicious blend, the coffee shop has become an integral part of our daily life. To celebrate this exciting and diverse scene, the London Coffee Stop a...read more
Fashion designer, political activist
She continues to be Britain’s foremost maverick fashion designer after more than 40 years. She’s an avid campaigner for animal rights, human rights, and a supporter of the Campaign for Nuclear ...read more
We previously looked at the most expensive streets in London, where celebs, footballers and property magnates live behind tall hedges and alarmed gates. Now we scope out some of the cheapest neighbourhoods.
Much has changed in Erith since ...read more