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  • Claude Monet: Painting London
    Posted in: Features

    Claude Monet’s painting of the harbour at Le Havre Impression: Sunrise (1872) gave its name to the Impressionist movement which emerged in France, led by Monet, Renoir, Degas, and Cezanne. Art critic Louis Leroy poured scorn on a joint exhibition held by these four artists in 1874. However, his scathing attack and the title of his […]

  • 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 […]

  • The 2020 Vision of London as a Smart City
    Posted in: Highlights

    The race to make London a fully Smart City by 2020 When the ‘Smart’ word first entered our terminology during the digital age, it commonly described the technological capabilities and connectivity of our watches, wearables, and gadgets. Its meaning has taken on new power as our capital city embraces an era of artificial intelligence and […]

  • Woolly Mammoth Found in Ilford!
    Posted in: Galleries & Museums, Highlights

    A woolly mammoth skull that is! And that was back in 1864. London and its surrounding suburbs are teeming with fossils, bones and remains from the Prehistoric, Bronze and Iron Ages. Of the 108 dinosaur species unearthed in Britain, you’d be surprised at how many were found in and around the capital, this includes the […]

  • Halloween in London
    Posted in: Events & Festivals, Highlights

    While you’re out trick or treating look out for the October issue of What’s Hot London magazine packed with lots of themed events and club nights for your last minute plans on the last evening of the month. Our writers Demon Daz Fabulously Fetish & Macabre Halloween and Lynn Carratt Things to do This Halloween […]