London Culture

Islington’s most beautiful hidden gardens

17 OF ISLINGTON’S MOST BEAUTIFUL GARDENS

With Open Garden Squares Weekend taking place from 14-15 June 2014– it has inspired us to look at 17 floral gems around the Islington area

From food to antiques, North London boasts a multitude of markets to while away many an hour. Mark Kebble picks out 10 of the best

SEVEN NORTH LONDON STREET MARKETS

From food to antiques, North London boasts a multitude of markets to while away many an hour. Mark Kebble picks out seven of the best

Oliver Sharp runs the Blackheath and Greenwich branches of Black Vanilla gelateria

BLACKHEATH’S BEST INDEPENDENTS

With independent businesses facing tough trading conditions, The Guide Resident chats with some of the local stores keeping our high streets vibrant and unique

10 REASON’S TO VISIT CAMDEN PASSAGE

Camden Passage was originally the place to go for antiques – while that side of things do remain with the market, there are now a whole host of other reasons to visit.

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 […]