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The Bacon Scones At This Covent Garden Restaurant Are Everything You Dreamed They Would Be

Home to the bacon scone: Frenchie Covent Garden. Photo by Nicolas Buisson Frenchie Covent Garden has a set lunch menu now. That’s big news if you’ve wistfully eyed up the standard menu — leaking modern French decadence all over your… Continue Reading →

Major New West End Market Reveals Its Incredible Street Food Line Up

Super Tacos brings charcoal cooking and authentic tacos to Market Halls Victoria Market Halls launches its flagship venue next month, following its pattern of transforming grand but disused buildings into foodie havens. In anticipation, it has announced 11 of the… Continue Reading →

Check Out These Amazing Pizzas Of Art!

Thomas by John Tombstone Everyone love a good pizza art, but these are exceptionally tasty. 50 pizza boxes are going on display at Atom Gallery in Stoke Newington — for Can I Get A Slice?. Each has been used as… Continue Reading →

See London’s Twinkling Christmas Lights On A Vintage Routemaster Bus Tour

What’s better than sitting on a bus, watching London’s Christmas lights roll past your window? Sitting on a vintage Routemaster bus watching the Christmas lights, that’s what. This Christmas, London Transport Museum runs Christmas Lights and Sights tours on board… Continue Reading →

Want To Go To Mars? You Might Change Your Mind At The Design Museum’s Colossal New Exhibition

Here’s our destination. Image credit: Ed Reeve Would you want to be one of the first humans to live on Mars? Sure, you’d be a pioneer, but perhaps the lack of a breathable atmosphere and -55° days are enough to… Continue Reading →

Move Into A Beautiful New Home By Christmas And Get An Incredible Incentives Package

This is a sponsored article on behalf of Aspire at St Bernard’s Gate. On the hunt for a new house? Whether you want to buy your first home, or you’re looking to upgrade, St Bernard’s Gate might just be your… Continue Reading →

Where Are The Free Drinking Water Fountains In London?

The average London adult buys a shocking 175 plastic bottles a year. To do its bit in its fight for the environment, London has installed almost 80 drinking fountains city-wide. The plan is to eventually have over 100. The initiative,… Continue Reading →

We Took A Ride On This Miniature Railway In An East London Beer Garden

Best pub garden ever? Ever since we visited Vytopna Railway Restaurant in Prague — a joint which serves you beers via miniature train — we’ve had a notion to do something similar in London. But now, a pub in Leytonstone… Continue Reading →

Things To Do Today In London: Friday 18 October 2019

Oval Night Market is back Things to do SICILY FEST: Bring back a small taste of summer at SicilyFest — the event’s second London outing this year. All manner of food and drink from the Italian region is on offer… Continue Reading →

National Portrait Gallery Rewrites Pre-Raphaelite History With A Feminine Twist

Marie Spartali Stillman by Ford Madox Brown. One of 12 women in this show. Photograph: National Portrait Gallery Red haired beautiful women staring intently out of the painting, tick. Over the top mythological scenes, tick. So far this sounds like… Continue Reading →

Extinction Rebellion Aren’t Going To Save The Planet By Targeting Public Transport

Photo: Ben Gillespie A rather disturbing video made the rounds on social media this morning. Shocking moment angry commuters drag two #ExtinctionRebellion protestors off the top of a train in Canning Town and attack them. pic.twitter.com/EZAMa9tT2t — Mahatir Pasha (@mahatir_pasha)… Continue Reading →

This Model City Made Entirely From Gingerbread Is Going On Display In London

© Luke Hayes A scaled-down city made entirely of gingerbread is on display at Somerset House this Christmas. Gingerbread City is an exhibition by the Museum of Architecture, and the biscuity buildings are the works of various different teams of… Continue Reading →

Selfridges Has Just Unveiled Its Christmas Windows

It may only be October, but Christmas has well and truly arrived at one of London’s best-loved department stores. Over 100 Selfridges elves toiled for 10 days to set up its festive windows, which this year have a bit of… Continue Reading →

This Map Colour Codes London’s Buildings Based On Their Age

Love London History? Join our Facebook group, Londonist Memory Machine. A new online map colour codes London’s buildings based on their age. Colouring London divides London up into 20-year long age brackets, the oldest of which is 1660-1680 and the… Continue Reading →

See The Gates To The Euston Arch At National Railway Museum

Image Public Domain The giant arch at Euston station (above) was demolished in the 1960s, to much anger. But it hasn’t entirely vanished. Many of the stones have been recovered from an east London waterway, and there are tentative plans… Continue Reading →

9 Excitingly Exotic Dishes You Can Make Using Regional Shops In London

Krishnan Subramanyan tells us how to discover exciting new dishes through local London shops, stocking exotic ingredients. Make use of all the regional shops on your doorstep In June 2017, I started a project called Cook every Country. The idea… Continue Reading →

Things To Do Today In London: Thursday 17 October 2019

Carradine’s Cockney Sing-a-long is a right old knees up Things to do AFFORDABLE ART FAIR: London’s been awash with art fairs this month, but the Affordable Art Fair is aimed at your every day art fan, rather than wealthy collectors…. Continue Reading →

Benches With Really Awful Views: Send Us Your Nominations

Few benches command such a noble vista as this slatted specimen. The handy seat offers world-beating views of the Tilbury freight logistics yard. It’s perfect for the six or seven people in the world who enjoy viewing freight logistics yards…. Continue Reading →

The Writer Of Rent’s OTHER Play Returns To London

Photo: Jamie Scott-Smith Everybody loves Rent, Jonathan Larson’s mega-hit rock opera based on La Bohème. And everyone’s about to love it even more, as Netflix have just optioned the rights to a filmed version directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Everybody also… Continue Reading →

Christmas Dinner In London: Where To Eat In The Capital On Christmas Day 2019

Christmas at The Savoy Which restaurants are open in London on Christmas Day 2019? Whether you’re visiting London over the festive period, or are a Londoner wanting to dodge the cooking (or washing up), we’ve put together a guide to… Continue Reading →

Crazy Churros Cafe The Knot Has Launched An Outrageous Afternoon Tea

The Knot launches a new afternoon tea Psychedelic South Kensington cafe The Knot Churros has launched an afternoon tea — and as you’d expect, it’s a far cry from your traditional sarnies and scones offering. The ‘I’m so freaking grateful… Continue Reading →

7 Spooky Halloween Day Trips From London

Fright Nights at Colchester Zoo Pumpkin trail at Winkworth Arboretum, Surrey National Trust-owned Winkworth Arboretum is at its best in autumn, the towering trees turning various shades of red and yellow. Half term offers even more reasons to visit, as… Continue Reading →

Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Makes A Brilliant Return To The Natural History Museum

Given the look of surprise it’s easy to see why this is the overall winner. Copyright Yongqing Bao. A marmot reacts with an almost human look of surprise as it’s ambushed by a fox, a puma slams into the side… Continue Reading →

Indulge Your Downton Abbey Fantasies At This Glamorous 1920s Afternoon Tea

Fans of Downton Abbey and The Great Gatsby, take note. There’s a new, 1920s themed afternoon tea in town, so expertly executed that even Maggie Smith’s sour-faced Lady Violet might be forced to crack a smile. The Nineteen Twen-Tea take… Continue Reading →

London’s 10 Spookiest Street Names

Ten London addresses that are perfect for Halloween… Hanging Sword Alley, City of London Most City alleys hold little menace beyond the smell of urine. This snickleway, though, is a literal cut-through. The odd name recalls a pub that once… Continue Reading →

London’s Best Bars For Vegan Wine

Buzzy, good-looking and entirely vegan: The Spread Eagle in Homerton. The Spread Eagle, Homerton Plant-based boozing doesn’t come much stronger than The Spread Eagle, with all the wine, cocktails and beers in this gorgeous Homerton spot 100% vegan. It’s none… Continue Reading →

Win £300 To Spend On Unforgettable Experiences In London And Beyond With Klook

This is a sponsored article on behalf of Klook. Whether you’re planning a solo adventure, a hot date, or an epic family day out, consider it sorted, with Klook. This award-winning platform is your new one-stop destination for incredible experiences… Continue Reading →

Things To Do Today In London: Wednesday 16 October 2019

The Black Flamingo Cabaret at Kings Place Things to do 21ST CENTURY FERLINGHETTI: Celebrate poet, publisher, painter and activist Lawrence Ferlinghetti —who marked his 100th birthday this year — at a new exhibition, opening today. See examples of his work… Continue Reading →

Ride A Vintage Jubilee Line Train On A Hidden Section Of Track

Prince Charles in the cab of a Jubilee line train on its official opening. Image: TfL Fancy riding a tube train on a central London section of track not normally open to the public? Of course you do. To mark… Continue Reading →

Prism Sheds Refracted Light On Filmmaker With Dementia

Photo: Manuel Harlan Terry Johnson’s Prism provides an illuminating glimpse into the creative but confused mind of double Oscar-winning British cinematographer Jack Cardiff. As an elderly man with dementia, he re-lives moments from a career that saw him collaborate with… Continue Reading →

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