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September Highlights

Meatopia – This meaty food fest is a carnivalesque, cornucopia of carnivorous delights. London’s hunger for protein shows no sign of waning. Friday September 2 2016 – Sunday September 4 2016. Proms in the park – While the Last Night of the Proms is underway in the Royal Albert Hall, across the road there’ll be an even bigger party going… Read more »

Featured Event: Meatopia

This meaty food fest is a carnivalesque, cornucopia of carnivorous delights. London’s hunger for protein shows no sign of waning so for its fourth year this celebration of butchery and booze will include an opening night of music combined with, yep, you guessed it, hulking slabs of meat. Expect 25 chefs creating bespoke dishes live… Read more »

Open House London

This hugely popular, capital-wide annual festival of architecture celebrates its twenty-fourth anniversary in 2016 and takes place over the weekend of September 17 and 18. The festival allows access to hundreds of buildings not normally open to the public – private homes, government buildings, historic sites, educational establishments and many others. This year the festival has… Read more »

Proms in the Park

While the Last Night of the Proms is underway in the Royal Albert Hall, across the road there’ll be an even bigger party going on. Michael Ball hosts the open-air concert, taking over from the late Terry Wogan, who presented Proms in the Park for 18 years running. The line-up features Irish flautist Sir James… Read more »

Hungry? Why not try… Taberna do Mercado

When the chef of the paparazzi-swarmed Chiltern Firehouse sets up his own restaurant, you take notice. But Nuno Mendes is not trying to attract red-carpet customers here. He’s going back to his roots with a modest-looking Portuguese restaurant in Old Spitalfields Market. This ‘market tavern’ takes classic dishes and plays around using the latest techniques and… Read more »

August Highlights

Featured Event: Notting Hill Carnival – Notting Hill Carnival, Europe’s biggest street festival, is a vivid spectacle representing London’s multicultural past and present. It’s also a vital date in any party-lover’s diary Visit Camden Beach – Head up to the roof of Chalk Farm’s lovely Roundhouse and claim your spot on Camden Beach, an impressively big and often gloriously… Read more »

Featured Event: Notting Hill Carnival

Notting Hill Carnival, Europe’s biggest street festival, is a vivid spectacle representing London’s multicultural past and present. It’s also a vital date in any party-lover’s diary. Which weekend does Notting Hill Carnival take place? Carnival starts on Sunday August 28 (also referred to as ‘Children’s Day’) and continues into Monday August 29. Where does Notting Hill… Read more »

Visit Camden Beach

Head up to the roof of Chalk Farm’s lovely Roundhouse and claim your spot on Camden Beach, an impressively big and often gloriously sunny pop-up sandpit. Relax in a deck chair with a rum cocktail, play a little ping pong, grab some food from the barbecue or build a magnificent sandcastle. Entry is free but… Read more »

Travel Photographer of the Year

Explore the world without getting on a plane at this free exhibition of awe-inspiring images. The winning entries of the Travel Photographer of the Year 2015 are on display at the University of Greenwich’s new building, next to Greenwich Park. What began in Chris and Karen Coe’s kitchen in 2003 has grown to become a… Read more »

Rio Olympics in London

Rio de Janeiro, the location of the Olympics Games, might be bloomin’ miles away, but that doesn’t mean you have to leave the city to catch a glimpse of it. You can get in on all the Rio Olympics 2016 action and atmosphere via the capital’s copious coverage of the big event on little and… Read more »

Great British Beer Festival

You had better arrive thirsty; with over 900 real ales, ciders, perries and international beers to try, the Great British Beer Festival has something for everyone and to suit every taste. Many of Britain’s most recognisable breweries will run their own bars at the event, including Charles Wells, Fuller’s, St Austell and Wadworth. You’ll also… Read more »

Hungry? Why not try Sosharu, Farringdon

The latest Jason Atherton restaurant, serving pimped-up Japanese ‘pub’ food.  They’ve done the smart thing and carved up the room’s industrial proportions using suspended wooden beams (kind of like eating in a giant four-poster bed) and Oriental lattice screens for intimacy. Do check out the counter bar (outstay your allotted two hours and you’ll be… Read more »

July Highlights

The 4th of July in London – We may be more than 3,000 miles away from our friends across the pond, but Londoners sure know how to throw a good Fourth of July party. Sunday 3rd – Monday 4th July. RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show – This high-summer event takes place over 34 acres… Read more »

Featured Event: The 4th of July in London

We may be more than 3,000 miles away from our friends across the pond, but Londoners sure know how to throw a good Fourth of July party. If you’re celebrating Independence Day (Monday July 4 2016) in the capital this year, check out where and when the best shindigs are taking place below.  American Beer Fest… Read more »

Night Tales

It’s back! One of London’s most popular pop-ups, with as much emphasis on dance music and good times as tasty food and drink, is setting up for a two-month stint at a new venue in Hackney Wick. The new set-up includes a sun terrace and a bar serving techno DJ Richie Hawtin’s own brand of… Read more »