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RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

 Returning once again in 2016, this high-summer event takes place over 34 acres in the spectacular grounds of Hampton Court Palace and features world-class gardens as well as marquees showcasing work by some of the country’s leading designers and nurseries. There are many opportunities to buy plants (especially at the final-day sale on Sunday), fresh… Read more »

Keeping up with the Jones

Enter a world of flawless parties and pristine homewares at the Clerkenwell abode of Mrs Jones at this bizarre and imaginative immersive event. Visitors will explore eight rooms, each with a domestic theme to explore; giant dishwashers, pillow fights and washing powder snowstorms are just some of the silliness that awaits. Edible part sof the… Read more »

Hyper Japan

Olympia lights up with an array of Japanese brands again this summer for Hyper Japan’s return to London. Check out contestants in the cosplay competition, taste and buy premium sake and grab a Matcha Kit Kat before exploring the rest of the festival. Friday July 15 2016 – Sunday July 17 2016. Event Address –… Read more »

June Highlights

June in the capital offers a mixed bag of events. First, there’s the flesh-flashing World Naked Bike Ride, where nudity is positively encouraged, then there’s the Wimbledon Tennis Championships and Sunset Safari where nudity is definitely frowned upon. Either way, clothes on or off, there’s a shedload of fun to be had in the city this month. Check… Read more »

Featured Event: Trooping the Colour – The Queen’s Birthday Parade

Although Trooping the Colour is also known as the Queen’s Birthday Parade, this prime piece of pageantry doesn’t take place on Her Maj’s actual birthday (that’s on April 21) but on her official birthday, a Saturday in June being more likely to provide decent weather for the proceedings. Carried out on Horse Guards by fully… Read more »

Open Garden Squares Weekend

In 2016 more than 200 gardens will unlock their gates for a weekend to take part in this annual event, held in association with the National Trust. Spanning 27 boroughs, the gardens take in all sorts of spaces, from traditional squares to roof terraces and allotments, as well as gardens belonging to historic buildings, schools,… Read more »

Sunset Safari

Delve into after hours zoo-life and get the chance to see animal having dinner or bedding down for the night. A self-guided Safari Trail will lead you through a packed schedule of feeds and wild talks, performances in the Theatre of Life will reveal fascinating insights into unusual animal behaviours and once darkness has fallen you… Read more »

Fork to Fork Food Festival

Fork to Fork returns to London with over 35 food stalls serving small plates and signature dishes from top establishments. This year’s restaurants include: Hoppers, Quo Vadis, Lyle’s, The Ledbury, Kitty Fisher’s, Granger & Co, Polpo, The River Café, The Modern Pantry, Wahaca and Caravan. The family-friendly charity event is the brainchild of Thomasina Miers (Wahaca) and Laura Harper-Hinton (Caravan) and aims to raise funds for… Read more »

World Naked Bike Ride

FREE EVENT! A protest against oil dependency and the way the cult of the car dominates contemporary life, World Naked Bike Ride Day is also an unfettered celebration of individuality of the human body. Many people opt to bike in the buff, though full nudity is optional; but do remember – no one should get… Read more »

Wimbledon Championships

Getting into the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club requires forethought. Seats on Centre and Number One courts are distributed by ballot the preceding year, although enthusiasts who queue on the day may gain entry to the outer courts. Around 500 tickets are available daily for Centre (except for the last four… Read more »

Zinc House Refurb Complete!

City Apartments is delighted to announce the completion of a major 6 month refurbishment at Zinc House, our fantastic building on Cowcross Street in the buzzing area of Farringdon and within a few minutes’ walk to Clerkenwell, St. Paul’s, Holborn and Moorgate. Zinc House consists of 14 one and two bedroom apartments as well as… Read more »

May Highlights

When it seems like the whole city is exploring the great outdoors – either at one of London’s best rooftop bars, markets or major parks – it’s time to get out there with them and smell the roses. There’s also a generous helping of bank holidays in May, so there really is no excuse to get involved with all the best that London has to… Read more »

Featured Event: London’s Best Parks!

One of the best things about London is its abundance of open spaces. What’s more, spending the day exploring the city’s majestic parks is absolutely free. You’re sure to find the perfect spot, whether you’re up for a wander or a picnic, want to burn some calories or simply kick back and let nature revitalise… Read more »

Brixton Beer and Bread Festival

2016 marks the 200th anniversary of the Brixton Windmill and to celebrate they have a jam-packed programme of events scheduled throughout the year. One of the highlights includes this Beer and Bread Festival organised in collaboration with Brixton Brewery. The event will see the launch of Brixton Windmill Flour and milling of malt for beer,… Read more »

Spin – The Cycling Festival

This city-focused bike show is a dream for those who commute using pedal power. Leading cycle and lifestyle brands and start-ups will exhibit the modern world’s most useful and beautiful bicycle-related gadgets and clothing. There’ll be test tracks for both grown-ups and kids so that everyone can try out the shiny, shiny bikes and a… Read more »