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Swan and cygnet by C Beazley

ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS IN SW LONDON

Looking for something to do this Bank Holiday or half-term? Get back to nature with Animal Encounters at WWT London Wetland Centre If this seriously cute cygnet having a nap isn’t enough to draw you in, how about the promise of flying pink elephants? Yes, that’ right. Flying pink elephants and even mini-dragons can be […]

Foyles Grand Opening Festival

FOYLES GRAND OPENING FESTIVAL UNVEILED

Michael Palin, Sarah Waters, Simon Armitage, Malorie Blackman, PD James and Yotam Ottolenghi will all help launch Foyles’s ‘bookshop for the 21st century’ Traveller and writer Michael Palin, bestselling novelist Sarah Waters, award-winning poet Simon Armitage, Children’s Laureate Malorie Blackman, crime writer PD James and acclaimed chef and food writer Yotam Ottolenghi, will be among […]

Andy Warhol, Henry Geldzahler, David Hockney and Jeff Goodman, photo

NEW DENNIS HOPPER PHOTOGRAPHIC SHOW

A lost album of Dennis Hopper’s rare sixties photographs are to go on display in the UK at the Royal Academy for the first time, writes Catherine McCabe Depending on your film tastes, actor and director Dennis Hopper can be one of three things – a genius, a borderline madman, or a vaguely recognisable face. […]

North London's best theatres

NORTH LONDON’S BEST THEATRES

With festival season upon us, including most of the comedy world heading north for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, we don’t do badly ourselves in North London for entertainment value. Rachel Center picks her nine best North London theatres and looks at what’s to come this season Sadler’s Wells If dance is a conversation between the […]

Yoga lessons at The Shard in London City

YOGA LESSONS AT THE SHARD

Yoga instructors Mandy Jhamat and Leo Lourdes, the team behind yoga school Yogasphere are launching yoga lessons at the top of The Shard from June 2014 What could be more relaxing than practicing yoga 800ft above London, with 360 degree views of the capital’s skyline?  New for this year, the duo behind Yogasphere Mandy Jhamat […]

BOMPAS & PARR TO LAUNCH BRITISH MENU ARCHIVE AT ANDAZ LIVERPOOL STREET

BOMPAS & PARR AT ANDAZ LIVERPOOL STREET

Bompas & Parr, the ‘architectural foodsmith’ duo made famous by jelly, will curate the British Menu Archive – a banquet and installation – at Andaz Liverpool Street  The British Menu Archive, Bompas & Parr’s latest project, will present a collection of British menus that celebrate changes in Britain’s culinary culture and history. A grand banquet […]

The restoration of buildings along Durnford Street will create new retail spaces for Greenwich Market

GREENWICH MARKET MAKEOVER PLANS REVEALED

Big changes are afoot at Greenwich Market. Isobel Diamond finds out what it will mean for the many long-standing traders and how the developments will improve the visitor experience

Barnes Fair, food stalls, markets and family entertainment in Barnes

BARNES FAIR CELEBRATES ITS 40th ANNIVERSARY

The Barnes Fair is celebrating its 40th anniversary in July and the theme of the fair this year will be ’40’ Barnes Fair’s  ’40’ theme will be reflected throughout the day, from the Grand Parade, the Inter-Schools Quiz and some 1940’s music on the Bandstand. The fair takes place on Barnes Green on the 12th […]

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 […]

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 […]

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