London Culture

John Lewis celebrates 150 years

JOHN LEWIS CELEBRATES 15O YEARS

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of John Lewis, the department store will be holding an interactive exhibition charting its history, and opening a new roof garden to London at its Oxford street store

The best swimming pools in London

FIVE OF LONDON’S TOP SWIMMING POOLS

Whether outdoor or in, London boasts a wealth of fantastic swimming pools for the beginner and expert alike. New book Swimming London, by Jenny Landreth, details the stand outs and here we pick out our five favourites

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Ad Feature ICONIC WEDDING DRESSES AT V&A

This summer, the V&A will be overcome with wedding fever with an exhibition that celebrates the history of bridal attire, we speak to curator Edwina Ehrman ahead of the opening

Murano, Angela Harnett

CHEF ON TOP, ANGELA HARTNETT

The celebrity chef has a long food association with Mayfair, firstly at the Connaught and now at Murano. She tells us the secrets to her success

MAYFAIR FASHION DESIGNER JOHN ROCHA

John Rocha has been at the top for 30 years and his Mayfair boutique is testament to a glittering fashion career A long and illustrious career has befallen John Rocha and his flagship boutique on Dover Street in Mayfair is an enviable address. It would seem a long way away from his beginnings, having studied at […]

Mumford and Sons and The Old Queen's Head

WHY NORTH LONDON’S MUSIC SCENE IS BOOMING

From The Old Queen’s Head to the Scala, many a big name in the music industry today set out on the route to stardom on a North London stage. BBC Radio 6 presenter Chris Hawkins helps us look at the five of very best The North London music scene is incredibly strong. There’s a real […]

Hampton Court Music Festival, summer 2014

THREE OF THE BEST LONDON FESTIVALS

Jools Holland at Hampton Court, Paloma Faith in Regent’s Park or Goldfrapp at the Old Royal Naval College, there are some seriously civilised music events coming to London this summer

Battersea Flower Station

SOUTH WEST LONDON’S BEST GARDEN CENTRES

Spring has sprung and when better to get out and spruce up your garden? South-west Londoners, the good news for you is that SW London is rich with excellent garden centres. Here’s four of best… Battersea Flower Station Battersea Flower Station was set up by a small team (all from Wandsworth) who left their corporate […]

Sala Bianca 1955, The Glamour of Italian Fashion, V&A

THE GLAMOUR OF ITALIAN FASHION AT THE V&A

Discover the designs of Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Missoni and more at the V&A’s latest exhibition

Richmond Park's Isabella Plantation

TEN WAYS TO ENJOY THE ROYAL PARKS IN THE SUMMER

Spring has sprung and we’re set for an unseasonably warm run up until June, so while it’s lovely and sunny, get out there and enjoy our Royal Parks. From jazz in Greenwich Park and theatre in Regent’s Park to bat hunting in Hyde Park, there’s plenty of fun to be had…  Row your boat 
Hire a rowing boat […]

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