We want the City to be your home - a chance for you to live like a local. With our carefully curated knowledge of what to see, eat and do, you won't just tick off the usual tourist spots.

International Pillow fight

People begin to assemble in the square. There is a feeling of euphoria running through most of the crowd, and you are probably a little nervous. If you feel that not everybody is there yet, do not blow the whistle. Once people start swinging, most of your job is done. This is the part where… Read more »

March Highlights

Although the weather may still be quite cold, the first signs of spring appear in March in London. It’s a good month to visit the Kensington Palace gardens, Kew Gardens or any of London’s other top gardens, as seas of crocuses and daffodils bloom across the capital. London Beer week – London Beer Week is a seven day festival… Read more »

Featured Event: St Patrick`s Day

In 2017, the official three-day celebration in London begins on 17 March, and culminates in the annual St Patrick’s Day parade in Central London and Trafalgar Square festivities on 19 March. Check back nearer the time for more details on the 2017 St Patrick’s Day Parade in London and St Patrick’s Day Festival in Trafalgar Square…. Read more »

London Beer Week

For 2017, they’ll be focusing on different breweries in London throughout the week, so you can pick a night based either on location or breweries you’re keen to try. These tours are super flexible, and relatively unguided, so you can go at your own pace and start and finish wherever suits you the most. There’ll be… Read more »

The Head of the River Race

Founded by Cambridge and Tideway oarsman Steve Fairbairn, the historic race first took place in 1926 as a way for crews to practice long rows during winter. The annual event now receives entries from hundreds of crews from all over the world, from Australia to Germany. Pack your picnic and Pimm’s and arrive at least… Read more »

Next Lunch Market

Buy your lunch in the magnificent courtyard of a fifteenth-century civic hall while councilmen come and go from the Court of Common Council at this monthly food market. Around twenty stalls will be serving food and drink from around the world, including Turkish lahmacun, French tartiflette, Greek souvlaki and Jamaican curried goat.  No need to… Read more »

Skip Garden

The site provokes curiosity. They are sustainable and creative, giving individuals the opportunity to step beyond the familiar ‘business as usual’ world, encouraging them to join together with others to grow a new story in which the seemingly impossible is continuously in a process of becoming possible. The city base is the Skip Garden, a… Read more »

Meat, cheese and Wine ? Run to… Vivat Bacchus

The Vivat Bacchus restaurants, established in Farringdon in 2003 and London Bridge in 2008, are a celebration of rustic, robust food, artisan cheeses and great wines. South African in origin, they are known for the range and quality of their wines, memorably stocked cheese rooms and a menu using daily sourced, quality seasonal ingredients from… Read more »

February Highlights

Pancake Day – Shrove Tuesday marks the last day before Lent, traditionally a period of abstinence, associated with clearing your cupboards of things like sugar, fat and eggs. It’s known as Pancake Day because it represents a good opportunity to use up such ingredients. Easy peasy lemon squeezy – Tuesday February 28 2017. Orchids at Kew… Read more »

Featured Event: London Winter Run

The UK’s coolest 10km running event, the Cancer Research UK London Winter Run, will return for a third year on Sunday 5th February 2017. It will once again take place on closed roads in Central London passing a number of world famous landmarks, and raise money for life-saving research. Over 15,000 people took part last… Read more »

Pancake Day

Frying pans at the ready, people. Pancake Day falls on Tuesday February 28 2017 and this year’s action need not be confined to the kitchen. People across the city perfect their toss and head towards finish lines in races big and small. This is one party you’d be flipping mad to miss. Just don’t get too battered… Read more »

Orchids at Kew

In February 2017 the beloved Orchids Festival returns. Inspired by the vibrant colours, culture and magnificent plant life of India, this year’s festival will feature giant floral displays created using exotic orchids, decorative rickshaws, Indian soundscapes, films and much more. Look out for elephants and peacocks created from exotic foliage and tropical plants, Vanda orchids… Read more »

Feeling like Dim Sum ? Run to… Yauatcha

The Chinese kitchen is led by Chef Tong Chee Hwee who has brought his skill and creativity to the group globally as Executive Head Chef. Dim sum, which means “touch the heart”, is at the core of Yauatcha’s cuisine. Ingrained in Chinese culture, dim sum was originally created as a light snack and served just… Read more »

London Classic Car Show

Historic Motorsport International is a dynamic new conference and exhibition championing and celebrating historic motorsport. Reflecting the UK’s leading role in the world of historic motorsport and rallying. One of the show’s unique and most crowd pleasing features is an indoor driving runway where classic cars are fired up and driven. This is the only place to see,… Read more »

London Gin Festival

On arrival you will be handed your very own Gin Festival Copa Balloon Glass and a brochure that tells you all about the gins at the festival. The bars operate on a token system and do not take cash so you will need tokens to get your drinks. Throughout the event there will be live… Read more »