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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 […]

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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 […]

Where to kidult in London: Go Ape, Battersea

11 Sober Activities to Get You Through Dry January

Doing Dry January? There are plenty of ways to embrace sober London, from a simple walk to adult-only ball pools, ice skating and London’s sober rave scene

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 […]

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 […]

11 Top Plant-Based Restaurants in London

Now that Veganuary is here, you might be thinking about treating yourself to a tasty plant-based meal. If you’re not sure where to go, The Resident has picked out some of London’s best vegan restaurants for you to try… Photo: mallow Holy Carrot, Knightsbridge All-day dining gaff Holy Carrot’s dishes are  gluten and sugar free […]

The Year Ahead: Fun Things Coming London’s Way in 2022

The struggle is real for many of us today as we switch on our computers for the first time this year, yet the year ahead in London looks bright and full of fun. From sporting events and festivals, to arts, theatre and culture, here’s The Resident’s round up of fun things to do coming our […]

A 'bubble car' with a 'snowman' face after a snowfall in London, 1958. Photo: Barratts/S&G and Barratts/EMPICS 

London in the Snow: Early 20th Century Photos of an Icy Capital

Guaranteed to make you smile and appreciate winter a little more, London in the Snow curates a collection of black and white photographs of Londoners enjoying frosty days in the capital over the years. From Trafalgar Square snowball fights, to makeshift sledges, here’s a selection taken from the book by Vintage Britain and published by […]

Paul Rothe & Son, Grocers & Deli, Marylebone

Photography Book Captures London’s Street-Level Charm

London Shopfronts is a delightful photography book capturing the charm and idiosyncrasy of London’s streets, passageways, alleys and arcades. It pays homage to the business facades that remain steadfast reminders of this modern, progressive city’s past. Here’s just a few, with extracts from the book,for you to enjoy… Photo: London Shopfronts/Hoxton Mini Press The Old […]

Natural History Museum

Things To Do on New Year’s Day 2022

New year’s day is always a weird one. While many of us write it off, others may not be so keen to hang around the home all day. If we’re not back in a lockdown by then and you’re in the later camp, here’s our guide on how to kick 2022 off in style… Photo: […]