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.

East End Independence Day

Meet Alice in Wonderland characters on Columbia Road, drink mulled cider and hot chocolate and see Barn the Spoon carve, then wander up to Broadway Market for food tours and a history of F Cooke’s jellied eels. If that’s not enough, Well Street Market, Chatsworth Road, Spitalfields Market, Arnold Circus and Brick Lane are also… Read more »

Sunday Brunch ? Why not try… Bad egg

You had a busy week and you want to enjoy a nice brunch, but don`t really want to cook it yourself ? Bad Egg is London’s ultimate brunch destination and pops up every weekend at Little Smoke in Moorgate. They don’t kid around about ‘bottomless’. Go for the Mimosa (orange juice and prosecco), and watch… Read more »

November Highlights

Embrace all things autumnal and get stuck into November’s offering of cool, crisp things to do. There’s London Jazz festival to keep you happy indoors – and then outdoors there’s the Southbank Centre`s Winter  Festival and the Lord Mayor’s Show and Bonfire Night firework displays to add some sparkle to those chilly nights. Stay warm and happy with our pick… Read more »

Featured Event: Lord Mayor’s Show and Fireworks

Lord Mayor`s Show and Fireworks, Saturday November 12, 2016. When it comes to London’s traditional events, this is one of the biggies, referenced in Pepys’s diaries and in works by Canaletto and Hogarth. The procession will fill the three-and-a-half mile stretch between Bank and Aldwych from 11am until around 2.30pm as more than 7,000 performers… Read more »

EFG London Jazz Festival

This 10-day celebration of jazz delivers a mix of world-class artists and emerging stars and takes the music to a massive and ever-growing audience. The Festival has a reputation for bringing the best and freshest music to the capital, with a wide-ranging programme of concerts, commissions, club events, talks, and an expansive learning and participation programme. Friday November 11… Read more »

Regent Street Motor Show

A showcase of 125 years of motoring including veteran, vintage, classic, and modern-day cars. Something for everyone with lots of things to see and do including interactive displays and entertainment throughout the day from 10.30am until 4pm.  The usual shopping appeal of the “Mile of Style” with a great opportunity for some early Christmas shopping… Read more »

Southbank Centre’s Winter Festival

This winter, the Southbank Centre Winter Festival is pulling out all the stops in order to throw their biggest and best ever Christmas celebration. There’s a sack-load of Thames-side festive fun planned including one of the best Christmas markets in London, where shoppers can bag gifts, festive produce and sweet treats, and watch seasonal Christmas shows. Friday November 11… Read more »

Hungry and Wine lover ? Why not try… Humble Grape

If you don’t know your Bordeaux from your Burgundy, wine bars can be intimidating. Happily, that’s not the case at Humble Grape, which lives up to its name with an unpretentious approach to vino. Having originally made its home in Battersea, this independent wine bar and shop has opened a second branch down a cobbled… Read more »

City Apartments Shortlisted for Serviced Apartment Company of the Year!

City Apartments is delighted to have been shortlisted to win the Serviced Apartment Company of the Year Award! Amongst other criteria, nominees must have been able to demonstrate a sound business plan and sales/marketing strategy, strong management and leadership skills, clear USP’s within the product/service offering, exceptional customer satisfaction levels along with solid financial performance…. Read more »

October Highlights

The return of crisp days and cold evenings mean that autumn is well and truly here, but that’s no excuse to hibernate. October is all about long leafy walks, pubs with fires, Sunday lunches and picking out some of the capital’s best fancy dress (for Halloween, of course). So get out there and enjoy London this October with our pick of events… Read more »

Featured Event: Oktoberfest in London

We never were a city to turn down a party, so Oktoberfest London is getting a big, warm wilkommen in 2016. These are the events with the biggest steins of beer, the most delicious platters of sausage, the loveliest leiderhosen and the oompah bands with the most oomph. And once you’ve got a taste for the… Read more »

London Cocktail Week

Get ready to be shaken and stirred, because London’s annual celebration of the perfectly mixed spirit is back. A £10 wristband entitles you to £5 cocktails in many of the capital’s best bars all week. A new festival hub in Soho, the World Class House, offers retro and futuristic drinking experiences, while Old Spitalfields Market… Read more »

The Chocolate Show

We’ll take any excuse to eat more chocolate, but this is truly a good one. The Chocolate Show returns for another year of demonstrations, activities and plenty of tastings. Highlights have to include The Chocolate Fashion Show where the outfits are literally good enough to eat, The Tasting Room for samples from bean to bar… Read more »

London Literature Festival

The London Literature Festival once again fills the Southbank Centre with acclaimed authors, poets, speakers and collaborators for a fortnight of wordy events. Celebrating its tenth year in 2016, the festiv al will include live readings, talks and workshops. Wednesday October 5 2016 – Sunday October 16 2016. Event Address – Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road,… Read more »

Hungry? Why not try… Albion Clerkenwell

Just like it’s neighbourhood cafes in Shoreditch and Bankside, Clerkenwell has the same familiar feel but it’s the biggest Albion to date – with an even greater variety of exciting, tasty British food. In addition to a cafe serving classic Albion menu, Clerkenwell offers several new dining options, bars and take-out counters – each with… Read more »