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5 Things To Do This Week in London January 24-30

From the last ice-rink for the winter season to theatre, there’s plenty of stuff to do in the capital this week, and here’s our pick… Photo: London International Mime Festival Winter Decorative Fair Battersea The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair is back with its winter edition, which is a feast for lovers of antiques, design and decorative arts. More […]

Light Festival at Battersea Power Station.

5 Things to Do This Week in London January 17-23

From immersive cinema, to Dry Jan friendly brunches, here is The Resident’s guide for things to do this week, January 17-23… Photo: Battersea Power Station Nightmare Alley Immersive Cinema, Islington To mark the release of the noir-thriller Nightmare Alley, directed by Academy Award-winning Guillermo del Toro, Everyman Cinema is launching its first immersive cinema experience. […]

Some books on the desk over the blackboard

Year Ahead: 7 Book Festivals Coming London’s Way 2022

Literary Festivals are so much more than just books. Featuring journalists, politicians, scriptwriters and authors, they offer the chance to explore creative processes and discover more about the people shaping cultural dialogues. Here are seven of the best book and literature festivals coming to London this year… Photo: Getty Time on our hands and a […]

Tiger cub takes its first steps

London Zoo: Watch Month-Old Sumatran Tiger Cub Take First Steps

London Zoo zookeepers captured a critically endangered Sumatran tiger cub taking its first wobbly steps outdoors… Photo: The unnamed cub was born in December, and has stayed with its mum, Gaysha, in their snug cubbing den for the most part, up until now. With sunny blue skies, the tigress decided it was time to take […]

St Paul's Cathedral, City of London

London Winter Walks: St Paul’s to Monument

The Square Mile is one of the oldest parts of London, dating back to Roman times. Take in the City’s historical sights  – and a couple of it’s cosy pubs – on this walk from the mighty St Paul’s Cathedral to The Monument… Photo: Getty Start at Sir Christopher Wren’s baroque 17th century cathedral St Paul’s, at the top […]

The London riverside of the Thames with view to the Big Ben clocktower and Westminster Palace during sunset, United Kingdom

London Winter Walks: South Bank to Tower Bridge

A glorious stroll any time of year, the walk from South Bank to Tower Bridge takes in iconic London sights and offers some of the best vistas of London there is… Photo: Getty Christmas sparkles on the South Bank with its annual seasonal display of mulled wine stalls and festive foods as well as pop up performances, but the area is always […]

Kew Bridge in west London

London Winter Walks: Strand on the Green

A stroll along Strand on the Green from Chiswick to Kew Bridge to take in a rivers-side walk steeped in history, with plenty of charming pubs to stop at along the way… Photo: Getty Strand on the Green was a fishing village in the Middle Ages. Now, although it only straggles the river Thames for […]

Burns Night Celebrations at The Reubens, Kensington.

7 Bang-Up Burns Night Shindigs in London

Burns Night is one of the best knees-up in the calendar. Celebrate Scottish poet Rabbie Burns with bagpipes, ceilidhs, whiskey, renditions of Auld Lang Syne and slap-up feasts at one of these top celebrations… Photo: The Rubens Ceilidh Club, Marylebone Promising to be a night full of fun and ceremony, enjoy three hours of dancing […]

Richmond bridge at sunset

3 Wintery London Walks to Try this January

It’s that time of year for crisp winter walks to work off the Christmas over-indulgence and enjoy a blast off fresh air. Londoners are spoilt for choice with routes that take in history, parks, nature trails and river views. Here are six suggestions.  Photo: Getty Richmond Station to Ham House, Richmond From the station, walk down to the river and stroll […]

Dry January in London: Go ice skating at the Natural History Museum

Things to Do This Week in London January 10-16

There’s plenty of things to keep you entertained this week in London, and here’s our pick of what to do this week, January 10-16… Photo: Natural History Museum Bags: Inside Out Exhibition, V&A Museum, South Kensington It’s your last chance to catch this fine exhibition as it finishes on January 16. Anyone who has ever laboured […]