Category: London

London is a city that attracts visitors from all over the world. They come to see the historic buildings and get a taste for the city of the past, as well as to admire the stunningly modern architecture of buildings like the Shard. But just how accessible is the city? When those wonderful ancient buildings…

This year sees the 57th annual BFI London Film Festival taking place in the city. For two whole weeks the very best new films will be aired as part of London’s calendar of cultural events. If you are thinking of the event only in terms of feature presentations then you would be mistaken. Productions screened…

The iconic Last Night of the Proms takes place on September 7th and though the Royal Albert Hall will be packed to the rafters with people decked out in the red, white and blue of the Union Flag, there is more to the last night than simply being a part of that enthusiastic audience. A…

If you have spent any time wandering around London you will no doubt have come across at least a dozen buildings that you wished you could have looked inside. The splendour of the architecture making you wonder if it reflected on the inside, or simply that the buildings are locked off from public access, having…

Don’t let the name fool you, the Great River Race has nothing to do with two university canoe teams pitting their oars in battle along the Thames. The Great River Race is all together a lot more fun. The first race was organised in 1988 and despite the newness of the event, organisers were staggered…

If you have never heard of a ‘mela’ before, let alone ever been to one, you should be prepared to have all of your senses stimulated and overwhelmed. ‘Mela’ is translated as ‘to meet’ in Sanskrit and really describes a large gathering of people who come together in celebration, in essence a festival. Just as…

The IncrEdibles event at Kew Gardens runs from May through to November and takes visitors on an occasionally surprising journey through the world of edible plants. Many people look at the glasshouses that fill Kew as places for the growth and housing of beautiful, rare and exotic plant life, failing to realise that there are…

Everyone likes to spend time at the beach during the summer, and the population of London are no different. Luckily this year they have a beach right on their doorstep. No, London hasn’t somehow shifted to a coastal location, but it has come up with an enterprising way of getting sand into the city. There…

Canary Wharf is generally associated with the world of finance, but this summer it will be alive with the sound of live jazz. From Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August Canada Square Park in Canary Wharf will be host to the city’s biggest and best free jazz festival. This is a festival that is well…