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I'm a Londoner born and bred, live in Pinner and believe that London is the best place in the world and that there is always something new to discover.

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Spotlight
Richmond-upon-Thames has already sprung into bloom with a summer long season of events to celebrate its gardens. Some e... [more]
04/05/2013 - 03/11/2013
B'jesus you don't have to be Irish to celebrate St Patrick's Day. Anybody in London on 17 March will get a fantastic we... [more]
17/03/2013
The New Inn is a bit of an oxymoron as it was built in 1756, but replaced the White Hart, another hostelry that had been... [more]
William Curley, Patissier Chocolatier and four times winner of Britain's Best Chocolatier award, set up his first shop i... [more]
International Women's Day is on 10 March this year and the Southbank Centre is hosting the Women of the World Festival a... [more]
06/03/2013 - 10/03/2013
After their sell out performance at last year's BBC Proms, your favourite animated plasticine pair will be returning to ... [more]
31/03/2013 - 01/04/2013
The Other Art Fair came into being in November 2011 at the Bargehouse on the South Bank, attracting more than 4,000 visi... [more]
25/04/2013 - 28/04/2013
In 1996 Will Ramsay opened Will's Art Warehouse in Parson's Green, moving the venture to Putney eleven years later. Bui... [more]
07/03/2013 - 10/03/2013
If you love real tea: those leaves that need to marry with boiling water in a teapot and infuse until they are prope... [more]
Once upon a time there was only one Danieli in Richmond; Gelateria Danieli selling ice cream in Brewers Lane. Since las... [more]
Tucked away between George Street and Richmond Green you will find the pedestrianised Brewers Lane, Richmond's High Stre... [more]
Backyard Cinema was devised following an uninspiring trip to the cinema. It promises to make film going a far more enjo... [more]
20/02/2013 - 20/03/2013
It's one thing to read about this exhibition online, but a totally different experience to absorb the amazing collec... [more]
07/02/2013 - 27/05/2013
The recently opened exhibition of Ice Age Art at the British Museum brings together a selection of carvings, sculptures,... [more]
07/02/2013 - 26/05/2013
The second and current exhibition at the architecturally exquisite Two Temple Place revolves around Cornwall and its ind... [more]
26/01/2013 - 14/02/2013
Simon Gray's Quartermaine's Terms (at the Wyndham's Theatre) dates back to 1981, but takes place during the early 1960s ... [more]
29/01/2013 - 13/04/2013
On 23 November 1963, a time travelling space lord climbed into his TARDIS and made his debut appearance on British telev... [more]
09/02/2013 - 23/11/2013
We Londoners take the Tube for granted. It's always been there, is hugely overcrowded and overpriced, doesn't even serv... [more]
15/02/2013 - 31/10/2013
The Great Expectations refurbishment costing more than £3m is now finished and the Charles Dickens Museum reopened its... [more]
With Christmas fast approaching you may feel like nothing more than a gingerbread latte just now, but I'm hoping that yo... [more]
25/04/2013 - 28/04/2013
 
The Reduced Shakespeare Company style themselves the RSC, but you must never confuse them with the Royal Shakespeare Com... [more]
16/07/2013 - 11/07/2013
Last summer saw a huge celebration of pomp and splendour in recognition of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Although she be... [more]
27/07/2013 - 29/09/2013
It may not be the Cannes Film Festival, or even the Sundance Festival, but the Shuffle Festival will be taking place at ... [more]
08/08/2013 - 18/08/2013
Not to be outdone by its older brother to the west of London, Westfield Stratford City also has a host of events to occu... [more]
17/07/2013 - 31/08/2013
Westfield London proclaims itself the British Summer and lists a host of events and activities to keep you and your summ... [more]
We all know that it takes two to tango, but you need to learn the steps first. This shouldn't be a problem for those wh... [more]
06/06/2013 - 26/09/2013
Gabriel's Wharf is a busy, buzzy space between the Southbank complex and the Oxo Tower. In the 1980s it was developed f... [more]
27/07/2013 - 28/07/2013
Ever since my mother moved to Barnes some years ago, I've become more and more aware of the charms offered by this oneti... [more]
21/09/2013
If you're desperate to feel the sand between your toes this summer, you won't have to fight the traffic jams to visit th... [more]
27/07/2013 - 24/08/2013
Budding archaeologists and historians are welcome to visit Tower Beach on 27 and 28 July when the City of London Archaeo... [more]
27/07/2013 - 28/07/2013
Throughout the four Sundays in July Regent Street will be open for business, but not for traffic. Summer Streets is a p... [more]
07/07/2013 - 28/07/2013
Later this year The British Museum and Museo del Oro will be collaborating in an exhibition celebrating gold and metalwo... [more]
17/10/2013 - 23/03/2014
Alexandra Park in north London celebrates 150 Years of the People's Park on 21 July, making it as old as London's Metrop... [more]
21/07/2013
If you have never dined at elBulli, Ferran Adrià's Michelin starred restaurant on the Catalan coast of Spain, you will a... [more]
05/07/2013 - 29/09/2013
Summer has finally reached the London area, and what better way to quench your thirst than with a pint of craft beer. I... [more]
13/07/2013 - 21/07/2013
A brand new Floating Cinema will be launched at the end of July. The barge will do more than screen films, and will als... [more]
27/07/2013 - 30/09/2013
Not to be outdone by cinema screenings of live theatre performances, Royal Opera House will be organising its own progra... [more]
17/09/2013 - 24/06/2014
As part of this summer's City of London Festival, the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street will be throwing open her doors an... [more]
06/07/2013 - 13/07/2013
Didn't we do well last year? We confounded expectations, built a new Olympic Park that was finished on time, hosted the... [more]
02/07/2013 - 31/07/2013
BFI Southbank and the British Museum will be launching a spectacular four-month long season of dark and Gothic films at ... [more]
29/08/2013 - 31/01/2014
Whether you are an ex-pat American or just love food served from trucks, you can indulge yourself at Canary Wharf 's Tru... [more]
04/07/2013 - 05/07/2013
Punk rockers just embrace other musical forms and carry on performing; at least that's the case with Blondie. Founded by... [more]
05/07/2013 - 07/07/2013
Amy Winehouse was only 27 when she died nearly two years ago. Her battles with booze and drugs and her tempestuous rela... [more]
03/07/2013 - 15/09/2013
Paris has long been a magnet for artists, even for ones from Britain, in spite of our mutual love/hate relationship with... [more]
20/06/2013 - 15/09/2013
Carters Steam Fair has been on the road for 36 years since John and Anna Carter bought the Steam Gallopers, a fa... [more]
29/06/2013 - 02/11/2013
I'm old enough to remember when Covent Garden was a wholesale fruit and vegetable market, and Food For Thought in Neal S... [more]
London's very own contemporary amphitheatre, the Scoop, is located close to City Hall and the Thames. The seating may b... [more]
01/05/2013 - 27/09/2013
Imagine how fantastic it would be to see a West End show during the school holidays, and to take your son or daughter in... [more]
01/08/2013 - 31/08/2013
The Boss returned to Wembley Stadium as part of his current European tour, and it was well worth the wait. Unlike the y... [more]
15/06/2013 - 15/07/2013
The Society of London Theatre and Westminster City Council are bringing another West End Live to Trafalgar Square later ... [more]
22/06/2013 - 23/06/2013
Is it really almost a year since London hosted the 2012 Olympic Games? Does our deprecatory English sense of humour, u... [more]
27/07/2013 - 28/07/2013
Summer hasn't really shown us its face very much so far, although it has occasionally lifted its skirts to give us a gli... [more]
05/07/2013 - 14/06/2013
Alfonso la Cava opened St James 16 years ago, and borrowed the name from the local church that sits just across the road... [more]
The Golden Age of Hollywood evokes memories of glamour and sex appeal, of actors of box sexes who were almost demi-gods,... [more]
14/06/2013 - 30/06/2013
The London Metropolitan Archives is the place to visit for research about London or Londoners. The current public exhib... [more]
28/05/2013 - 26/09/2013
We all know that some theatre seats are horrendously expensive unless you sit up in the 'gods' or in the back row of the... [more]
01/06/2013 - 13/11/2013
Camley Street Natural Park is bordered by the Regent's Canal on one side and the railway lines leading to St Pancras Int... [more]
Situated between Farringdon, King's Cross and Islington is Clerkenwell; yet another of London's Victorian areas that has... [more]
Coldfall Woods is bordered by Muswell Hill Playing Fields, East Finchley allotments, the St Pancras and Islington Cemete... [more]
Gökyüzü is a busy, buzzy Turkish restaurant in Haringey. You may have to queue for a table, but I promise you that you ... [more]
Located at the Bussey Building in Peckham on 8 June, The Big Noise Festival will comprise 14 hours of entertainment inc... [more]
08/06/2013
It's almost time for the Twickenham Festival again. For a whole month this part of London will celebrate its pleasures ... [more]
06/06/2013 - 07/07/2013
Pop up cinema screens are popping up all over London this summer. Locations for Pop Up Screens include Fulham, Parson's... [more]
12/07/2013 - 15/09/2013
According to the Calendar of Charter Rolls 1327-41, Pinner was granted a Royal Charter by Edward III in 1336. A licence ... [more]
29/05/2013
Although it is nearly 40 years since L S Lowry died, the forthcoming exhibition at Tate Britain is the first major event... [more]
26/06/2013 - 20/10/2013
Tate Britain, originally known as Tate Gallery, and positioned on the north bank of the Thames since 1897, has undergone... [more]
Whether or not you love classical music, listening to it in the open air presents it in a totally new light. You don't ... [more]
27/05/2013
If you're facing the next half term holiday with dread, the Museum of Childhood has a fascinating programme of events to... [more]
27/05/2013 - 02/06/2013
We may not be blessed with the most reliable of climates in the UK, but that doesn't prevent a proliferation of outdoor ... [more]
23/05/2013 - 13/06/2013
Amar Thakkar set up Mr Shakes in June last year for almost purely altruistic reasons: he was having to travel too far to... [more]
Following its birth in Australia in 2006 the Chocolate Room has grown up and travelled to India and Canada, and has now ... [more]
No longer do we have to sit inside a darkened auditorium to watch films; you can now stare at silver screens on rooftops... [more]
14/07/2013 - 21/09/2013
If you visit Church Street in Twickenham, whether just browsing, shopping or eating, you've probably noticed the giant s... [more]
18/05/2013 - 29/06/2013
Pedro Almodóvar's latest film I'm So Excited is a piece of fantasy that should be taken with an extremely large pinch of... [more]
The Royal Family owns a huge collection of art and artefacts: The Royal Collection, and some of these are displayed from... [more]
10/05/2013 - 06/10/2013
As part of the Museum's At Night season, the Bank of England Museum will be staying open late on Friday, 17 May. This w... [more]
17/05/2013
Following on from the Royal Festival Hall's refurbishment in 2007, there are plans to transform the adjoining buildings ... [more]
You have just four days to catch up with a new production at the Lost Theatre. Ocean of Loneliness is a new play by Aar... [more]
04/06/2013 - 07/06/2013
Presented annually by the Lost Theatre, the One Act Festival will soon be underway for its 29th year. As is obvious fro... [more]
20/05/2013 - 25/05/2013
I wonder how many visitors to Shakespeare's Globe on Bankside realise what a huge debt is owed to the late Sam Wanamaker... [more]
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