Top 10 Things To Do In Notting Hill
The neighbourhood of Notting Hill in London today is a vibrant, exuberant and colourful reflection of its heady, diverse, rich and multi-cultural past. An eclectic mix of people, places and attitudes give this affluent and fashionable area a unique vibe, combining both the bohemian and the traditional. International financial traders rub shoulders with artists, musicians and writers in the many coffee shops, bars, and restaurants or behind handsome stucco-fronted pillar-porched houses, pretty mews dwellings and of course, regular flats.
Ahead of the Pack: 6 of London’s Top Dogs
Chinese New Year has arrived and as London celebrates the Year of the Dog with the biggest Chinese New Year celebrations outside of Asia, my thoughts turned to this city’s longstanding love affair with man’s best friend, the dog. There’s a lot of puppy love in the Great British capital – a phenomenal 200,000 dogs and counting call London home. That’s almost twice the size of the population of Reykjavik!
Top 10 Interesting Facts About Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens was born in 1812 at Portsmouth and was one of the first world superstars both in his own lifetime and ever since. He was recognised not only in Great Britain as a great writer but abroad, particularly France and the United States where he travelled extensively. He emerged as a writer in a stratospheric way in 1836, with Pickwick Papers and Oliver Twist.
Churchill War Rooms: The Nerve Centre of Resistance
The recent release of the Winston Churchill movie, Darkest Hour has brought one of London’s most popular tourist attractions into even sharper focus. The movie, in which Gary Oldman brilliantly captures the look, mannerisms and voice of Britain’s great wartime leader, is largely set in the Churchill War Rooms.
Top 10 Facts About The Changing Of The Guard Ceremony
Elite soldiers from 5 infantry and 2 cavalry regiments have been guarding the Monarch since 1660. These 7 regiments are called the Household Division. The Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace and St James Palace is a time honoured symbol of the British monarchy and a great example of British pomp and ceremony.
10 Things That May Surprise You About London’s West End – Theatreland
London is a “world class” city on many levels, and attracts visitors for a wide variety of reasons, and none more so than for its theatrical reputation, credentials and concentration of West End theatres, known as “Theatreland.” Today there are well over sixty theatres both large and small located in a fairly tight geographical area.
One of Africa’s greatest treasures, the 800-year-old golden rhinoceros of Mapungubwe, is to leave the continent for the first time […]Read more
On 2 September 2016, it will be exactly 350 years since the catastrophic Great Fire of London started in Thomas […]Read more
Marking the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter (1866-1943), the Victoria & Albert Museum will showcase a display […]Read more
2015/16 was the British Museum’s most successful year ever with nearly 6.9 million visitors (6,853,540) and a digital audience in […]Read more
People are taking more photographs today than ever before, but as they increasingly rely on smartphones, the traditional camera is […]Read more
The Notting Hill Carnival is the largest street festival in Europe and originated in 1964 as a way for Afro-Caribbean […]Read more
The open-air film festival returns with a mixed programme of UK premieres, old favourites and Cannes award-winning films, including comedies, […]Read more
Selected from 2,557 entries by artists from 80 countries around the world, the BP Portrait Award 2016 represents the very […]Read more
The new Tate Modern opened to the public on Friday 17 June 2016 with a record number of people (143,000) […]Read more
Summer is always a spectacular time of year to visit London and the rest of the United Kingdom. This year […]Read more
The Tower of London located on the north bank of the River Thames in central London is a top 10 London tourist attraction. Visitors are mainly drawn to the Tower of London to see the spectacular display of The Crown Jewels, part of the Royal Collection and still regularly used by Her Majesty The Queen.Read more
Successfully launched in 2015, the Embankment Summer Market, part of the Northbank Summer Festival programme of events makes a return […]Read more