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[31 Aug 2010 | By ]
London 2012 Shop open at St Pancras International

I was passing through St Pancras Station/Kings Cross on my way to Luton Airport, when I couldn’t help but notice that a London 2012 Olympics shop had opened, just after the Eurostar ticket office.

Events in London »

[31 Aug 2010 | By ]
Close Examination exhibition at the National Gallery

Visiting an art gallery is a high-brow activity, no? It’s something that I’ve always considered in the past. Before now, I had never visited an art gallery, which is shameful considering the multitude of such venues that we are blessed with here in London.

Food & Drink »

[26 Aug 2010 | By ]
Review: Teachi Restaurant in Camden

Teachi was surprisingly a restaurant that straddled two categories, with what seemed like a very Westernised menu at first, but upon closer inspection, revealed a whole range of authentic Malaysian and Chinese dishes.

London News »

[26 Aug 2010 | By ]
Show Your Support For The Asian Elephants Campaign

Some of our readers might remember my article written about the Elephant Parade in London back in June. The Elephant Family – the UK’s only charity that deals solely with the protection of Asian elephants and their habitat – organised the most colourful outdoor art event London had ever seen from May to July 2010.

Events in London »

[24 Aug 2010 | By ]
Next Door at The Cockpit Theatre

The Cockpit Theatre isn’t one of London’s best known, and it doesn’t come with West End glitz, but if the standard of performance of Next Door is anything to go by, it ought to be a must-visit destination. The inconspicuous theatre on the outskirts of Marylebone has a history dating back to 1969 when it was created by the Inner London Education Authority as a community theatre. It is now owned by Westminster City Council and run as part of the City of Westminster College.
Next Door is exemplary of the …

Places to Visit »

[20 Aug 2010 | By ]
First “Teenagers Only” Library in Westminster Opens!

Church Street Library has now opened after a £ 2.5 million refurbishment and is now equipped with its own 13-19 zone complete with its own gaming room, in order to attract more of the teenage population to its library.

London News »

[16 Aug 2010 | By ]
BT Tower Open To Public For One Day Only

In a big boost to the Open House biannual weekends, the BT Tower has joined the hundreds of venues across London which will open its doors to the general public for the first time since the early 1970’s.

The Inside Word »

[16 Aug 2010 | By ]
Afternoon Tea with Designer Zandra Rhodes

Think ’Zandra Rhodes’ and ‘fashion show’ and you might, like me, reject all that ‘fashion’ nonsense, preferring your Primark to Prada any day. So I was pleasantly surprised to experience a taste of affordable fashion at the Pure London Festival, Kensington Olympia, in a new range of exquisite, quality handbags, designed by none other than iconic fashion designer Zandra Rhodes.

Food & Drink »

[11 Aug 2010 | By ]
Review: Fishworks Seafood Restaurant

Coming from a family who absolutely loves seafood, I’m always excited when I come across a new restaurant specialising in seafood. One such place that I recently went to was FishWorks on Swallow Street, part of a chain of seafood restaurants across London where they not only have an emphasis on serving oysters, lobsters, and fish , but also having a fishmonger counter on the premises.

The Inside Word »

[11 Aug 2010 | By ]
London Postcodes Dominate List of Home Burglaries

Are your belonging safe in your home? Moneysupermarket did an analysis of claim figures and came up with the top 20 postcodes in the UK that had the highest burglary rates, and London postcodes made up half of them!