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.

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 »

RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Over 500 exhibitors will already be making plans and tending to their most prized plants in preparation for the 2016 Chelsea Flower Show, which has taken place annually (apart from a few gaps during the two world wars) for over 100 years now. More information about exhibitors and show gardens will be released nearer the… Read more »

April Highlights

London in April comes alive with warmer weather, outdoor pursuits and a whole host of energetic things to do. So whether you’re up for taking on the mighty London Marathon, cycling the London to Paris bike ride, or becoming the ultimate race spectator, we’ve picked out the best bits from the month of April to… Read more »

Featured Event: London Marathon

With its throngs of cheering crowds and fancy dress fundraisers, the London Marathon is our very own world famous running race. Covering 26.2 miles and shutting down roads left, right and centre, it takes over the city for one weekend every April. Here’s all you need to know about running the London Marathon 2016, whether… Read more »

London Coffee Festival

Returning for 2016, the London Coffee Festival is the UK’s largest coffee and artisan food event, a celebration of London’s vibrant coffee culture featuring gourmet coffee, speciality tea, artisan food, demonstrations from world-class baristas, live music and a comprehensive ‘lab’ seminar programme that will educat even the keenest of coffee lovers. Visitors can learn about… Read more »