Features

  • Brick Lane Graffiti
    London’s Hottest Graffiti
    Posted in: Features, Photos, Places

    So where is the hottest graffiti in the capital? Quite simply in London’s East End! Brick Lane is best known for the colourful visuals found along the side walls of many Indian restaurants with more artwork crawling up the backstreets. Also in Bethnal Green you’ll find Hackney Road has become an important hub for street […]

  • Elizabeth Young on Age Defying Clubbing
    Posted in: Features, People

    Club promoter Elizabeth Young recently enjoyed success in attracting US soul singer Jocelyn Brown to her 80s night at the Edge Nightclub, Norbury where she performed crowd’s favourite Somebody Else’s Guy during her half hour set. She now shares her views on the changing and ailing nightclub scene and how she believes it can be […]

  • Buskers London
    Buskers in London
    Posted in: Features, People

     Summer time is always a trigger for London buskers of all backgrounds and degrees of talent trying their hands before the crowds. One-man bands, magicians, jugglers, break dancers, shamrock yodas dressed in green garb on St Patrick’s Day, you name it the London crowds have probably seen it. Covent Garden is the unofficial busking centre […]

  • The Good Mixer
    The Good Mixer
    Posted in: Bars & Clubs, Features

    If you ever happen to be in Camden and count yourself as a devoted independent rock fan then The Good Mixer pub will definitely be on your to-see list. Camden isn’t short of the odd landmark pub dedicated to this type of music with The Underworld, The Monarch, The Barfly and The Dublin Castle to […]

  • 50th Anniversary of London's Blue Plaque - Mary Seacole
    The 150th Anniversary of London’s Blue Plaques – Mary Seacole
    Posted in: Features, People

    The 150th anniversary of the introduction of English Heritage’s blue plaques to mark out buildings of historical and cultural significance passed with little mention in the press. In a fast-moving age such as ours where mobile phones, computer games and the internet are the chief preoccupations this is hardly surprising. But they honour important figures […]

  • Charlotte Bronte
    Celebrating Charlotte Bronte: 1816 – 1855
    Posted in: Features, People, Shows & Exhibitions

    Born two hundred years ago and destined to leave an indelible mark on English literature, Charlotte Bronte’s birth and legacy is celebrated with a fascinating new exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. It includes the few paintings she actually sat for in her lifetime and also personal items such as letters and signatures. Few would […]

  • Purrfect Tea at Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium
    Posted in: Features, Food & Dining

    The first Cat café originated somewhere in Asia. The western world was quick to catch up. While there are a handful of cat cafes and some more mushrooming in the UK, Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium is the first of its kind in London. Opened in 2014 amidst much curiosity and hype, like all other cafes […]

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