London Culture

Interesting stories about Portobello Road

THE STORY OF PORTOBELLO ROAD

Deciding to write a book on Portobello Road, where would local resident Julian Mash begin, wonders Lisa Hedlund? It all starts with a film…

Kensington and Chelsea family charity event

CHARITY FUN DAY IN CHELSEA

Parenting blog Kensington Mums has teamed up with the Kensington and Chelsea Foundation to host Summer Sparks Family Day on 7th June The family charity event will be taking over St Michael’s Church and its lovely garden in Chester Square, in Chelsea, for a day of activities for children nine and under. The aim of […]

Events happening during Chelsea Flower Show in London

WHAT’S ON FOR CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW

While tickets for Chelsea Flower Show are being sold for a small fortune, and going like hot cakes, there’s lots of things to do during the Flower Show that you don’t need a ticket for. We round-up some of the best afternoon teas, pop-ups and floral fancies   South Kensington’s Bibendum has designed its own secret […]

Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts new solo album

NOTTING HILL’S ASHLEY ROBERTS GOES SOLO

She has conquered the TV world, now Notting Hill local Ashley Roberts is returning to her first love of music by releasing her debut solo single and album Following an incredibly successful few years conquering the medium of television, Notting Hill local Ashley Roberts has gone back to her first love of music to announce […]

Champagne & Fromage represents the new breed of shops in Brixton Village

THE MODERN BRIXTON REVOLUTION

As Made in Brixton begins filming, Elliot Tucker takes a look at the transformation of one of south London’s most vibrant communities A new reality TV show following in the footsteps of Made in Chelsea and The Only Way is Essex is to be aired this autumn; and this time it’s set in south London. […]

Self-Portrait in Black and White by John Sheppard’

THE PHOTOGRAPHERS OF TOMORROW

University of Kent presents Untitled 2014, an exhibition featuring the work of undergraduate photographers. Could the next Rankin be among them?  University of Kent presents Untitled 2014, an exhibition featuring the work of 14 photographers currently taking the BA (Hons) Photography Course at K College, Tonbridge. The event runs from Tuesday 20 to Saturday 24 […]

Chelsea Fringe; the alternative to Chelsea Flower Show

TOP EVENTS TO SEE AT CHELSEA FRINGE

A bee inspired exhibition is just one of the highlights at the 2014 Chelsea Fringe The Athenaeum Hotel, home to the lush green living wall – a vertical garden, is offering city gardeners the chance to learn more about its secrets from one of its creators Daniel Bell. Taking place on 20 May, the exclusive […]

LONDONERS MOST LIKELY TO FOSTER

Londoners are the most likely people to consider becoming a foster carer in England, according to a poll released by leading charity the Fostering Network The YouGov poll, published to coincide with the start of Foster Care Fortnight (which runs 12-25 May), found that 26% of adults in London would consider becoming a foster carer […]

Mark Hix tasting menu at Clerkenwell Design Week

FOOD & WINE PAIRING FROM MARK HIX

Mark Hix and The Perfect Cellar collaborate with The Clerkenwell Collection on a special food and wine tasting menu for Clerkenwell Design Week To launch its presence at Clerkenwell Design Week next week, The Clerkenwell Collection has collaborated with top London chef Mark Hix and its in-house wine specialists The Perfect Cellar, to create a […]

John Lewis celebrates 150 years

JOHN LEWIS CELEBRATES 150 YEARS

John Lewis marked its 150 anniversary by inviting the likes of Alice Temperley, Nicky Haslam and Jasmine Guinness to party on its rooftop gardens recently John Lewis brought old Victorian London to life at its 150th birthday, launching the Stories of a Shopkeeper exhibition. Jasmine Guinness and Nicky Haslam joined to admire the recreation of John […]