Highlights

Renaissance Late at the National Gallery
Renaissance Late at the National Gallery
Posted in: Galleries & Museums, Highlights, Photos, Shows & Exhibitions

The National Gallery held a Renaissance-inspired late Friday night with Renaissance Selfies in Room 57 where you were offered makeovers wearing costumes from the1400s &1500s. Also, calligraphy workshops where you could try your hand at the handwriting in the letters shared by Michelangelo and Sebastiano. Any have-a-go-artists were encouraged to visit the Vitruvian Village in […]

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Features

History of East End Boxing
Posted in: Features, Sports & Fitness

Few can argue that British boxing history sprung from within earshot of the Bow Bells as records show that East London has produced more champions across all weights whether professional or amateur than any other place in the country. This history runs deep, as it was Bethnal Green’s bare knuckle world champion boxer Daniel Mendoza […]

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Reviews

Colossal (Film)
Posted in: Movies & TV Shows, Reviews

If you’ve ever wondered what else is left for monster movies when we’ve seen King Kong stomping through New York and Godzilla upending Japan, well the genre of the gigantic is turned on its head by a clever and darkly comical film called Colossal. It circumnavigates the blockbuster expectations of fifty-foot aliens, gorillas and lizards […]

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Places

  • Shoreditch Pub Crawl – Thirsty Thursdays
    Posted in: Bars & Clubs, Places, Reviews

    That midweek sense that the world is a weekend away has come to be known as hump day but the official Shoreditch Pub Crawlers have their own Thirsty Thursdays which has no respect for the time-honoured Friday-Saturday tradition of letting your hair down. This hip Shoreditch crowd are open to all newcomers who wish to […]

  • Camden Pub Crawls
    Posted in: Bars & Clubs, Places

    It’s more commonly known as the heartland of indie-rock and has also dubiously grabbed the title of the birthplace of punk (Kings Road anyone!) but its pub and nightlife are undeniable. This includes a thriving live scene with the Jazz Cafe and indie rock venue the Dublin Castle within eyeshot of each other.  It’s no […]

  • Hollywood Red Carpet Gala at Jujus
    Posted in: Bars & Clubs, Highlights, Places

    Unaware of the cringeworthy Oscars debacle that occurred on Sunday night, a Red Carpet Gala was in full flow during the weekend at the stylish and sophisticated Jujus, Chelsea. The Kings Rd nightclub hosted a celebration of the 89th Academy Awards with a Cosmopolitan cocktail and a champagne toast with the gathering of Elite Parties […]

  • Shoreditch Graffiti
    The Michelangelos of Shoreditch
    Posted in: Highlights, Photos, Places

    If you ever venture to the backstreets of East Central London you’ll be pushed to find a greater concentration of muralists, street artists and skilled graffiti taggers as there are in Shoreditch than in any other area of London. Bear witness to their incredible work some of which might even have kept the Renaissance Masters […]

  • The Shortlist for Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth
    Posted in: Highlights, Places

    As the shortlist for the fourth plinth in the square’s north-west corner gets underway, it’s interesting to chart the history of this public art space which has drawn much controversy because of the dominance of non-traditional and post-modern candidates. When architect Charles Barry designed the square in 1841 it was envisioned the plinth would hold […]

  • London's Chinatown
    London’s Chinatown
    Posted in: Highlights, Photos, Places

    It is the year of the Rooster. On the eve of Chinese New Year we look at Chinatown, one of London’s most well-known pockets of ethnic minority communities. Situated in the back streets between Leicester Square and Piccadilly there are cheek by jowl restaurants which especially during Chinese New Year are a tourist magnet. What’s […]

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