London kicks off Autumn season with vision for growth

The Mayor of London and visitlondon.com today launched a bold new vision to accelerate the capital’s status as a world-class tourist destination. Tourism numbers in London are set to rise sharply, with more than 40 million people expected to visit the city by 2025, an increase of 30 per cent on the 31.2 million visitors who came to the capital in 2016. The Tourism Vision for London, which … Continue reading London kicks off Autumn season with vision for growth

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London’s Burning: Thames spectacular Sunday 4 Sept 2016

A recreation of the Great Fire of London will set the Thames ablaze on 4th September in a spectacular culmination of a series of events to commemorate 350 years since the blaze that ripped through the City of London, destroying homes, businesses and iconic structures such as St Pauls. The installation, London 1666, is part of London’s Burning, a festival of arts and ideas produced by Artichoke. … Continue reading London’s Burning: Thames spectacular Sunday 4 Sept 2016

Concrete plan: building the Barbican in the 1970s – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian

The Guardian has a fascinating collection of photographs published today, showing the construction of the brutalist icon – The Barbican Centre, under construction. An urban utopia of concert halls, fountains and art galleries at the heart of a housing estate in London? Peter Bloomfield reveals his cache of photographs charting the construction of a British brutalist icon Source: Concrete plan: building the Barbican in the … Continue reading Concrete plan: building the Barbican in the 1970s – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian

From Hong Kong to London – Rebuck Howland Interiors

Every now and again we come across an interesting company, partnership, or individual running a business within the home and decorating universe. There are thousands of such businesses, each with their own approach to design and production, customer service and supply. Today we’re taking a look at Rebuck Howland Interiors, and their journey from Hong Kong to London Rebuck Howland Interiors is an interior design … Continue reading From Hong Kong to London – Rebuck Howland Interiors

Top 5 Must-Do’s in East London if Strapped for Time

With the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games set to take Stratford by storm this summer, East London has cemented itself as a ‘must visit’ destination for tourists – many of whom will be taking mini breaks to the capital. With such a huge offering, it can be a cloudy wilderness of possibilities for those strapped for time. So we’ve put together the top five must … Continue reading Top 5 Must-Do’s in East London if Strapped for Time

Top Five Christmas Shopping Destinations around Europe

It’s official! There are less than 2 shopping weeks left until Christmas and soon enough shoppers will start to crowd the high streets and toy stores on the hunt for this season’s hottest gifts.  If you’re looking for a more adventurous shopping experience this year, why not head to one of Europe’s greatest shopping capitals to really get you in the Christmas mood.  Whether you … Continue reading Top Five Christmas Shopping Destinations around Europe

The Top Ten Stunning Spring Walks

Take Your Family On A Top Ten Stunning Spring Walk With the changing of the clocks this month what better way to spend the extra hour of sunshine than embarking on some mood-boosting spring walks. With milder temperatures and  flowery signs of life sprouting around us in the form of daffodils, snow drops and crocuses, what better way to engage the kids than immersing them … Continue reading The Top Ten Stunning Spring Walks

10 Things to do in London This Christmas

If you’re visiting or living in London over the winter, you won’t have any trouble finding fun things to see and do. Unlike some cities, where entertainment, shopping and sight-seeing can be difficult to come by in the winter, London becomes even more bustling and active as Christmas approaches. Ice rinks are frozen, Christmas lights are lit, shopping festivals are set up, and carolers take … Continue reading 10 Things to do in London This Christmas