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The Lighterman is one of the best places for alfresco dining in King's Cross

London’s Best Neighbourhoods for Alfresco Dining

Alfresco dining was popular enough before Covid came along and make it practically compulsory. So where to head? London isn’t short of options, but if you want that grand piazza feel, it’s best to head for a neighbourhood that’s geared up for dining outdoors

Pub in the Park comes to Dulwich Park in June 2021 and Chiswick in September

Win Two Tickets for Pub in the Park Dulwich this Summer

Pub in the Park is back for summer 2021 and has added a new London venue to the roster. To celebrate, we have two pairs of tickets to give away!

National Trust gardens near London: Morden Hall Park, Morden

National Trust Gardens in London

Take a stroll in glorious National Trust gardens without straying beyond the M25

Alfresco cinema UK summer 2021: Adventure cinema will tour the UK from London to Wales and Essex to Sunderland

Alfresco Cinema Returns for 2021: Locations & Ticket Release Dates

Nothing says summer like alfresco cinema, and while we wait with baited breath for indoor events to get the go-ahead, tickets to outdoor events will be hotter than ever this year…

Zero waste shops in London: Go plastic free at this BYO refill shops in north, south, east and west London

Zero Waste Shops in North, South, East & West London

Some are big, some are small, some are pop-ups, and one is a cute little delivery van, but all are hugely important in our efforts to minimise the effect we have on our planet. London now has more zero waste and plastic-free shops than you can shake a refillable jar at

Snowdrops in Dulwich (photo: Adam Swain Photo)

Where to See Snowdrops in London

Snowdrops are one of the first flowers to bloom towards the end of winter, meaning spring is on the way! Where can you see them in the urban jungle that is London? The Resident has a few ideas… 

London's best Christmas markets: Christmas by the River at London Bridge City is a beautiful market

London’s Best Christmas Markets

The best Christmas markets in from Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park to Christmas Wednesdays on Columbia Road and more from Peckham to Portobello Road

Ice skating in London: Winter Wonderland ice rink, Hyde Park

Where to Go Ice Skating in London

A winter skate at one of London’s pop-up ice rinks is a must at Christmas! Here are the best spots to skate in north, south, east and west London…

Christmas menus in London: Riding House Cafe and Rail House Cafe are offering Christmas menus throughout December

London’s Best Christmas Menus

The Resident’s pick of London’s best Christmas menus, from festive specials available throughout December to indulgent Christmas Day menus available at some of London’s best restaurants and hotels 

Backyard Cinema at Christmas: Wandsworth's immersive cinema experience reopens in December

48 Great Things to Do in London: December 2020

With lockdown scheduled to end at 00.01 on Wednesday 2 December and a vaccine ready to roll, things are looking up. Christmas markets, carol concerts, festive films, West End theatre and more are set for major comebacks