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Stanislav Geissler
From Studio to Salon Centrepiece
Posted in: Features, People, Photos, Shows & Exhibitions

Painting Dustman from Mile End Stanislav Geissler has just celebrated having his sculpture/painting Alexander McQueen v David Bowie-The Last Dress Up as the centrepiece at the recent Salon des Refuses exhibition organised by Happenstance Framing at the Candid Arts Trust, Islington. What’s Hot London? readers can take a peek in his studios to see his […]

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Reviews

The Duce’s Boxer
Posted in: Movies & TV Shows, Reviews

On June 14th The Italian Cultural Institute in Belgravia hosted a screening of this documentary about a little known black Italian boxer called Leone Jacovacci who lived for a while in London, adopting the English name John Douglas Walker while he pursued his fighting career. He actually first started to box in the British Army […]

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Places

  • Waterside Cafe, Little Venice (Cafe)
    Posted in: Food & Dining, Places, Reviews

    LITTLE VENICE is a pretty suitable description for this tranquil canal area which is in everyone’s list of the capital’s most romantic and picturesque places to visit. We can thank 19th-century poet Robert Browning for naming it after Italy’s more famous waterway. But there are no gondolas here though, although, swans, ducks, canoeists, and day-trippers […]

  • 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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