London Culture

Piccadilly Art Takeover descends on London’s West End

Adding a little joy to your day, the Royal Academy of Arts and Art of London have literally brighten up the streets around Piccadilly Circus with colourful public art works… Photo: Art of London One of the largest public art takeovers the capital has seen, The Piccadilly Art Takeover sees 30 hanging flags and 13 pedestrian crossings […]

London’s Best Outdoor Cinemas for Summer 2021

London’s best outdoor cinema pop-ups screening films everywhere from Crystal Palace to Kensington Palace and Crouch End to Greenwich Peninsula, plus London’s only floating cinema at St Katherine Docks

Alfresco terraces in the City: SushiSamba has one of the best views in the City

Central London’s best rooftop bars offering sensational views

While most of us think about escaping the city when it’s hot, quaffing a cocktail or two above it is a pretty good alternative – especially when it comes with an impressive view. This summer, rise above the hubbub and soak up London in style at one of these rooftop terraces overlooking the city. Photo: […]

7 fun family things to do this summer in London

With overseas holidays set to be a logistical headache this summer, the school break is the perfect opportunity to play tourist in London. If you are spending #SummerInTheCity, here are just a few suggestions to set you and your family on your way. Photo: Marc Brenner/ Shakespeare’s Globe Sketch on the Square, National Gallery August […]

Your child could be one of London’s Mayors of Play

Sadiq Khan has just launched the ultimate summer job. Young Londoners are invited to throw their hat in the ring to become one of five Mayors of Play. But be quick, you have until 6pm on Monday July 19 to apply.  Photo: Getty/romrodinka Five lucky children aged between 8-11 will have the chance to work […]

Get ready for clubs reopening with Drag Race UK star Cheryl Hole

Ahead of restrictions lifting and nightclubs reopening, The Resident chats to Ru Paul Drag Race UK star Cheryl Hole about hitting the clubs again with style and confidence.  Photo: David Parry/PA Wire There’s no shame in feeling awkward after 18 months of social distancing – no matter how keen you are to dance the night […]

From Roman times to Harry Potter: Leadenhall Market turns 700

A fact guaranteed to make you feel young in both human and dog years, City of London’s Leadenhall Market marks its 700th anniversary this year.  Lead image: © Lucy Young 2021 Once known for selling poultry but now home to boutique retailers, restaurants, wine bars and pubs, Leadenhall Market, has had many chapters in its long history.  To celebrate […]

The Pleasure Garden Pop Up in Earl's Court

Vibrant Victorian Pleasure Garden Pops Up in West London

The Victorian Please Garden is back! Although not quite as you might have seen it in Bridgerton…

Ronnie Scott's launches Saturday Comedy Brunch with Ed Gamble

Ronnie Scott’s Launches Brunch with Comedy & Cocktails

Soho institution Ronnie Scott’s is combining a few of our favourite things – brunch, cocktails, comedy and a sassy jazz venue – in a cool new culture-meets-cuisine offering this summer

Canary Wharf Summer Lights 2021 is an installation of sun and light reflecting installations

Canary Wharf Worships the Sun with Dazzling New Outdoor Art

Canary Wharf’s Winter Lights is a hugely popular annual festival that brightens up the darkest of months, but this summer, the sun takes centre stage