Highlights

No Trousers London Tube Ride 2019
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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.

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Features

Top 5 Anticipated Games 2019
The Top 5 Anticipated Games of 2019
Posted in: Features, Videos

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 […]

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Reviews

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (TV Show)
Posted in: Movies & TV Shows, Reviews

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’.

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History

  • London History Day: Nurse Mary Seacole
    Posted in: Highlights, People

    #LONDONHISTORYDAY will, no doubt, have to compete with the usual flood of hashtags fighting to capture the 30-second social media attention span. In a fast-moving age such as ours where mobile phones, computer games and the internet are the chief preoccupations, the achievements of the likes of Crimean nurse Mary Seacole, Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst and London […]

  • London’s Five Oldest Shops
    Posted in: Features

    In the here today gone tomorrow world of Brexit Britain where an increasing number of shops are closing because of economic uncertainty, it’s warming to stumble across London shops that have survived for centuries and continue to thrive. Here are five of the oldest. 1567 The Old Curiosity Shop, 13-14 Portsmouth St, Holborn. Even beyond […]

  • A Brief History of London’s Museums
    Posted in: Features, Galleries & Museums

    British Museum The British Museum was founded in 1753 and opened to the public on 15 January 1759, becoming the world’s first national public museum. It was made up of a substantial collection bequeathed to the nation by physician and naturalist Sir Hans Sloane, so this baronet was in many ways the de facto founder of […]

  • First Traffic Lights London
    August 3rd: The First Traffic Lights in London
    Posted in: Highlights, Places

    The first electric traffic lights to be introduced in Britain were erected in London on this date August 3rd in 1926 whilst August 5th is the centenary of the first such lights anywhere in the world. We take for granted these safety signallers and their red, green and amber  commands but with our capital city now […]

  • The National Maritime Museum
    Posted in: Places

    Britain’s history as a global naval power during the era of empire is preserved in splendid grandeur in Greenwich’s National Maritime Museum and ideally located within walking distance of the harboured Cutty Sark so you can make a day of it. It’s surprising to learn that at its height the British empire covered a quarter […]

  • Greek Legacy to the Rescue?
    Posted in: Galleries & Museums, Highlights

    Greece’s geopolitical significance as a corridor between East and West is evident today as refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and much of the Muslim world use it as a passage to Europe but during the reign of its most celebrated ruler Alexander The Great (356 BC – 323 BC) this strategic position allowed him to […]