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The ‘Taste of London’ festival kicks off on June 15th; check out our article for a handy discount code on tickets!

The Taste of London festival is back for another year from Wednesday 15th June to Sunday 19th June. Taking place at Regent’s Park, you can expect delicious dishes from the very best of the worlds’ eateries. You can also watch live demos by top chef, listen to live music, enjoy a glass of champagne and […]

Thanks to this map, you can now match your hotels or destinations postcode to the nearest tube stop!

So, you’ve got the address of the City Marque apartment you’re staying in. You’ve grabbed a tube map too. But how do you figure out which tube or train stop you actually need to head towards for check-in. This new map might help! Designed by Londonist reader Graham MacFarlane, he’s put the corresponding postcodes right […]

Fancy a free 15-minute lesson Elton John’s Piano? Yes, really! Here’s how…

Here is some London news you probably didn’t expect to see? How do you fancy a free lesson on Sir Elton John’s very own piano? Now in-situ at St. Pancras, Founder of the Fireworks Music School Barbara De Biasi will be teaching lessons on a piano donated by Sir Elton John. Why, you ask? The […]

Oo er! New London Mayor Sadiq Khan has put Eustons’ HS2 plans ‘on hold.

London has a new Mayor and he is not wasting anytime on making executive decisions and expressing firm viewpoints. Sadiq Khan has said that he thinks the new HS2 railway line, set to connect London with other UK cities, is a ‘wonderful idea’. However, he has also said that he ‘shared the concerns’ of local […]

Fancy seeing London by foot? Discover a 5+ mile walk along the Thames with a spectacular panorama!

Always seeing London from the inside of a train or the front seat of a taxi? Or maybe you rarely see it at all, thanks to a daily commute on the Underground! Make a change and start seeing this incredible city in real life, via a city walking tour. Stretching from Belvedere Station westwards, to […]

All these Uber journeys are making us forget that normal black cabs exist! News from that camp this week, though; they’re going electric!

A whopping £273.8 million has been raised by the owners of London’s black cabs in order to turn them clean. But no, we don’t mean a mass car wash! The Chinese company who own the iconic taxis aims to make the entire fleet electric. The project will launch in 2016, and be followed by the […]

See design, art, transport and everyday life to collide at Designology, the brand new exhibition at the London Transport Museum.

A brand new exhibition has opened up at the London Transport Museum, and it’s one for those of you who love your art and design. Designology is all about the aesthetics of public transport, from the posters, maps, signs and tickets we all associate with London travel. You’ll be able to view items that are […]

Have you seen where The Museum of London is moving to?!

With a collection of 6 million objects, it will be no easy feat for the Museum of London will be attempting soon, when they move to a brand new London venue. Moving from the Barbican to Smithfield Market, the move is expected to take around 5 years. However, by the time they are settled in, […]

Catherine Tate heading to London in November

She exploded into our lives in the Catherine Tate Show back in 2004, and since then has played a Doctor Who companion and starred in The Office. 12 years later Catherine Tate is bringing a live version of her breakout show to London. The Catherine Tate Show Live will roll into London on Monday 14th […]

Tickets for a mysterious new play at the Royal Court now on sale…

Writing a short article about a play is pretty difficult when there is no plot announced yet. That is exactly what we are doing here however! The new play from theatrical innovator Anthony Neilson does have a name- ‘Unreachable’. It also has a cast, which includes Matt Smith. TV fans will know him as a […]

Discover The House of Time and Wonder

To celebrate the release of new movie ‘Alice Through The Looking Glass’, which is now in cinemas across the country, Time Out are hosting a four-day event over in Spitalfields. From May 19th to May 22nd, The House of Time and Wonder will take up residence in a beautiful, four storey London town house. Games, […]

British Summer Time hits Hyde Park in July

The British Summer Time festival hasn’t been around for long. However, it is quickly developing a role as a favourite in many Londoners’ calendar. This years festival runs over 10 summer days; ranging from Friday July 1st to Sun July 10th. Over these 10 days there are six live shows, each with a unique line […]

The BBC Good Food Show arrives in London

May 20th to May 22nd sees the BBC Good Food Show head to London’s Excel. The organisers have promised three days of demonstrations, shows, interviews and panel discussions. These will be coming from a huge range of celebrities, from TV stars like Davina McCall through to professional chefs like James Martin. The Great British Bake […]

Birdies Rooftop Crazy Golf in Shoreditch is back for another season!

You’ve probably already heard of the Rooftop Film Club. Yes, they’re the guys and girls who bring you open-air, cinematic goodness in London each summer. Well, this summer season they’ve gone one further by bringing you Birdies Rooftop Crazy Golf! The golfing experience for cool kids first occurred in winter of 2015, when a whopping […]

A new installation from Kew Gardens opens in June

Scientific research doesn’t just inspire medical cures, you know. In fact, it has inspired the brand new installation from Kew Gardens, The Hive. It looks at the health of bees and other pollinators, and the vital role they play in the world. Designed by Wolfgang Buttress, expect orchestral sounds, LED lighting and thousands of pieces […]

Bear Grylls due to perform a one-night spectular in Wembley

Bear Grylls sets out on a UK tour circuit in October, visiting cities like Sheffield and Glasgow along the way. But what kind of a UK tour would it be if he wasn’t coming to London as well. He will be doing a date at the SSE Arena, Wembley Park, on the 7th October. Celebrating […]

Madam Butterfly opens at The London Coliseum

Crowned as ‘the most beautiful show of the year’, Madam Butterfly is now on at The Coliseum. The Coliseum is the home of the English National Opera, also known as the E.N.O. A heart-wrenching story of unrequited love, Madam Butterfly is a firm favourite in many an Opera fans heart. However, it is also regarded […]

Sundance London is back June 2nd- 5th. Now you know the when, find out where and what to expect…

The Picturehouse Cinema in London’s West End plays host to the UK edition of the Sundance Film Festival in June. Running from Thursday 2nd June through to Sunday 5th, it aims to bring audiences four days of cinematic wonders. It’s not just new movies on offer though; documentary is a big part of the long […]

Tickets for the slide at the Arcelormittal Orbit are on sale now

Opening on June 24th is something Londoners across the capital have been getting excited about for a while now. The worlds highest and longest tunnel slide will be wrapping its way around the Arcelormittal Orbit in Straford. Best of all, tickets can now be bought to try it yourself! The slide was originally created by […]

City Marque will soon launch its latest property: Southbank Serviced Apartments

Watch out for the launch of City Marque’s latest property, Southbank Serviced Apartments! Featuring two bedrooms and two bathrooms that can accommodate up to four guests in either a same level or a bi-level duplex flat, this property will accept bookings from London visitors starting in late May. Travellers can expect comfort and quality in […]