10 Places To Cool Down For The Summer

What’s cooler than cool? Iced coffee! London Town is getting warmer and warmer, and when the weather’s hot, you don’t necessarily want a piping hot cappuccino or latte to get your caffeine fix right? Luckily for us, we’ve got some damn fine iced coffee here too at some of the city’s best coffee shops. So … Read more

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2022 Report

The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition is an annual highlight for London culture. It is the world’s oldest open submission exhibition. What does that mean? It means that anyone can enter their work to be considered for inclusion. Yes, anyone. So, we get to see artworks from incredible Royal Academicians and artists most will never have … Read more

Summer tours of the Aga Khan Center in King’s Cross

An unassuming white building behind King’s Cross conceals a wonderful interior and rooftop garden. This is the Aga Khan Center, opened in 2018 to house several divisions of the Shi’a Ismaili charity and its design incorporates a collection of gardens, courtyards and terraces all based on Islamic principles. It’s also open for tours. While it … Read more

Covid-19: Hong Kong lawmaker slams gov’t hotel quarantine policy as rooms run out for summer

Hong Kong is running out of Covid-19 quarantine hotel rooms to cope with inbound travelers in summer. A lawmaker urged authorities to regulate agencies occupying hotel capacity, deploy government isolation facilities and consider scrapping hotel quarantine for returning Hongkongers. A designated quarantine hotel in Hong Kong. Photo: GovHK. Under Hong Kong’s current Covid-19 rules, all … Read more

Summer Lights: Beautiful Free Art Trail Returns To East London

Laura Reynolds Summer Lights: Beautiful Free Art Trail Returns To East London An installation by Liz West at Summer Lights 2021. New artworks will be unveiled this year. Photo: Tabish Khan (@londonartcritic) Love a light festival but hate the cold winter weather that goes with them? Solution = Summer Lights. The free festival launches on … Read more

London Overground’s Barking Riverside station to open this summer

Transport for London (TfL) says that it is bringing forward the launch of London Overground services on the extension to Barking Riverside, following good progress being made in the completion of the station commissioning and testing stages. Extract from tube map (c) TfL Construction work on the 4.5km extension from Barking station to the new … Read more