Would you ride on a London tube with no trousers on? Our video journalist P. Calum just did! Held on the second Sunday of January every year, find out what the experience of travelling without your pants is like.
2018 was a mammoth year for gaming, from the release of ‘God of War’ and ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ to the breakout success of ‘PUPG’ and ‘Fortnite’. But as 2019 rolls around, it’s time to take a look at the new games . From long-awaited sequels to brand new titles from seasoned designers, there are loads […]
Black Mirror: Bandersnatch took the internet by storm this winter, but many felt like it let them down. On Telly Hot Calum takes you through how creators Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones could have used the choose-your-own-adventure style to create something a bit more ‘Black Mirror’.
May is Local and Community History Month so get googling or pop down the library to research the history of your local area, you may find a few surprises. I bet your local pub has a hidden history beyond the tudor architecture and listed building status. Take a look at these historic London pubs associated […]
The 21st century London bookshop has adapted to the needs of its customers, in particular, and changes in society, in general, to offer cultural comforts beyond the functional. Some have built-in coffee shops others are all-welcoming browse lounges for the capital’s arty and intellectual. With this broader remit comes an acceptance that not all visitors […]
LONDON BOOK AND SCREEN WEEK might seem a tenuous creative mix but not when you consider it is celebrating one thing – storytelling, regardless of its form. So whether you’re a book lover, aspiring author, bestseller, film buff, independent film-maker or Hollywood bigwig, then London Book and Screen Week 9- 15th April offers opportunities for […]
Not A Virgin is a new novel by Indonesian writer Nuril Basri, which delves into the world of the transgender and transexual community in his home country and shares the coded language they use to communicate. What’s Hot London? magazine talks to him about his creative journey to completion. Not A Virgin is a pretty […]
Helen Dunmore passed away from cancer in June 2017 and her Costa Prize-winning book of poems Inside the Wave touches upon her illness, mortality and the bridges between the worlds of the living and departed. It has the reflective air you might expect from one on their deathbed but with a contemplative flow that both […]
The full title of this novella was A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost-Story of Christmas and was Dickens’ third Christmas themed-story, this being the longest but taking only six weeks to write. He was inspired to write it after a visit to Field Lane, Ragged School in London, which was a charitable institution […]
Author Liz Ziemska describes herself as a ‘writer of slightly strange fiction’ and her latest book, steeped in the wonders of complex mathematics and the snatched innocence of childhood, holds true to this. Set in a Jewish community in Warsaw, Poland, six-year-old Benoit lives a comfortable life with his dentist mother, tailor father and younger […]
British authors Rohan Quine and J. S. Jones have novels that whisk you away from the humdrum of the UK to more exotic and glamorous locations. The Beasts of Electra Drive Rohan Quine was raised in South London but lived in the USA for over a decade so his transatlantic background filters into the fictional […]
Author George Saunders Wins the Man Booker Prize 2017 for Lincoln in the Bardo Latest figures show that the UK publishes more books per capita than any other country. With that much product on offer, you’ll probably find that while browsing in WHSmiths it’s inevitably the short description on the back cover which sells new […]