Highlights

British Museum Faces New Calls to Return Looted African Artefacts
Posted in: Galleries & Museums, Highlights, Shows & Exhibitions

The Jamaican culture minister’s call for the return of Taino artefacts seized from their country and now owned by the British Museum, has prompted Nigerians to renew their own demands for the return of looted Benin Bronze relics. With the British Museum now in negotiations to temporarily loan them back to Nigeria, we discuss the […]

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Features

London’s Must-Visit Places of Worship
Posted in: Features, Places

The combination of history, cultural value and magnificent architecture make these places of worship amongst the capital’s top attractions. (Look out for one that isn’t even open for worshippers). BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir This awesome-looking Hindu temple is unmissable if you’re heading through Neasden on a 206 bus. So no excuses about being unable to […]

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Places

  • Dum Dum Doughnut Bar, Shoreditch
    A Doughnut Bar
    Posted in: Bars & Clubs, Food & Dining, Highlights, Photos, Places

    Looking for a cool hang out this summer but had your fill of clubs and booze? Got a sweet tooth? Well your first destination should be cool n’ trendy Shoreditch where you will be a little spoilt for choice for ‘hang-out’ credibility. Although Dum Dum Doughnuts at the ever-so-hip Box Park fits the bill. It’s […]

  • 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 […]

  • The Horse Hospital
    A Horsey Art Centre
    Posted in: Highlights, Places

    A weird name for a London arts venue and a hub for even weirder creative ideas – the type that are more likely to be rejected by traditional exhibition spaces – but the Horse Hospital has a ‘stable’ enough footing amongst the capital’s artistic community (if you forgive the pun). This Bloomsbury venue holds book […]

  • London Film Studios Academy
    London Film Studios Launch
    Posted in: Highlights, Places

    London Film Studios Academy CEO Shantelle Rochester-Henry (centre of photo) headed the organisation’s launch at Stratford Circus Arts Centre on Thursday 30th June. Also in attendance was Nick Moran, star of Guy Ritchie’s East End gangster movie Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (right of photo). With Moran also promoting his latest movie London Heist, the […]

  • Tower Bridge London
    Last Day of June: Tower Bridge Anniversary
    Posted in: Highlights, Photos, Places

    The Prince of Wales officially opened Tower Bridge on June 30th 1864, 122 years ago on this very date. This photo series by Eddie Saint-Jean commemorates the event where the bridge was raised to allow the first ships through its bascules and along the Thames.  

  • London's West End by Night
    London’s West End By Night
    Posted in: Highlights, Photos, Places

    What’s Hot London?’s Eddie Saint-Jean captures London’s seven day a week centre for nightlife at the West End in this captivating photo series covering Leicester Square, Piccadilly, Shaftesbury Avenue’s theatreland and Covent Garden. Any favourites?

  • Hackney Downs Open Studio After Party
    Hackney Downs Open Studios After Party
    Posted in: Highlights, Photos, Places

    Hackney Downs Studios, a renowned creative hub for artists, illustrators, record labels, prop-makers and designers, held its Open Studios After Party with DJs, installations and projections as well as food and drink. Cocktail flavoured ice lollies anyone?