11 Things We All Forgot That Happened During The London 2012 Olympics

Missing swans, giant pants and Jake Baiting … the forgotten details of the London 2012 Games. We all remember the sporting triumphs. We recall fondly the general buzz about town and the unfailing cheerfulness of the volunteer “London Ambassadors” army. We might even harbor a shred of nostalgia for Wenlock and Mandeville, the much derided … Read more

The Elizabeth Line Has Been Added To The New Tube Map

The central section of the May 2022 tube map. Click or tap for larger version. We’re still not sure we actually believe that the Elizabeth line is finally opening next week, but it’s now been officially added to the tube map. There is no going back. The latest edition of TfL’s official tube map is … Read more

What The Fork! Get 50% Off At 100+ London Restaurants At This Food Festival

This is a sponsored article on behalf of TheFork. Seafood specials at Seasons Chelsea Bistrot Foodies! Have we got a treat for you. Eat your way around over 100 London restaurants this fortnight, and get 50% off the food bill. That’s right, restaurant discovery and booking site TheFork has brought TheFork Festival back to the … Read more

Jubilee Bank Holiday Transport In London: Elizabeth Line, Night Tube, Purple Buses

In London during Jubilee bank holiday weekend on 2-5 June? Here’s what you need to know about the transport situation. Special Jubilee buses are already up and running. Image: TfL Getting into London Clearly this is a very special bank holiday indeed, because there are no line closures planned for routes into ANY of London’s … Read more

The City Of London Dragons: It’s About Time They All Had Names

Click or tap for larger image. The Square Mile’s dragons have never been named. These are our suggestions. The City of London is guarded by 14 watchdragons. These fearsome beasts stand over the major routes into the City, and are 3D representations of the dragons that feature on the City’s coat of arms. In all … Read more

Review: The Objects Speak For Themselves At British Museum’s Feminine Power

This work by Judy Chicago depicts a female God. Tr The Trustees of the British Museum The British Museum is rampant with statues, but this is the first time I’ve seen one slithering down the wall towards me like something out of a horror movie. The sculpture, by contemporary artist Kiki Smith, is of Lilith, … Read more

Celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee At St Paul’s Cathedral

This is a sponsored article on behalf of St Paul’s Cathedral. For centuries, St Paul’s Cathedral has been a place of national celebration here in the UK and, this year, it’s commemorating something extra special – the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee! The London landmark and working church certainly knows a thing or two about Royal Jubilees … Read more

The latest release of London Underground themed whiskies

The third batch of London Underground themed whiskies has been released by London’s Bimber Distillery, produced in conjunction with Transport for London (TfL). Release No.3 showcases four new stations: Camden Town, Canary Wharf, Notting Hill Gate and Tower Hill – each featuring iconography presenting unique pieces of London’s history, and adorned with labels and packaging … Read more

Where To Eat Pasta In London

The brown crab cacio e pepe at Manteca, Shoreditch. Image by Lydia Manch. Things change fast in the time of coronavirus. Check on venue websites and social media ahead of visiting for the most up-to-date details. Okay, this one was hard. London’s got good pasta these days. Word about a halfway decent cacio e pepe … Read more

An Incredible Open-World Adventure Is Coming To London

Leave behind reality as you know it and step into the extraordinary world of Phantom Peak this summer. The brand new open-world adventure will be opening in Surrey Quays this August; a pocket of steampunk spectacle unfurling among the concrete labyrinth of London. This ‘Venice Of The West’ is an exciting, cinematic escape from normality, … Read more