Strike A Chord: A Guide To Music In London

Strike A Chord: A Guide To Music In London

From rock and roll, punk and pop to classical concerts, epic festivals, and musical theater, London has a rich musical heritage that can still be explored today. Dating back centuries, there are many different events and festivals that have a long history in the capital. And there is always something new to discover: Music in London is always on the cutting edge. Here’s a primer on how to discover the city’s varied and historic music scene. ... Read More

Fabulous Floral Facades: London’s Prettiest Storefronts

Fabulous Floral Facades: London’s Prettiest Storefronts

London is a hotspot for design—especially doorway design, where storefronts are gorgeously dressed to make a creative statement. May (during the Chelsea Flower Show) is the perfect time to see the most impressive storefront displays, but some businesses like to show off all year round. Here are just a few of London’s prettiest storefronts to visit on your next trip to London. ... Read More

Calling All Sports Fans: Here’s Where To Watch Sports In London

Calling All Sports Fans: Here’s Where To Watch Sports In London

Sports are a big part of many Brits’ lives. In fact, many famous sports like rugby, cricket, lawn tennis, golf and football (soccer) began in Britain. There are also plenty of notable British sportsmen and women, such as Sir Roger Bannister who was the first man to run a mile in under four minutes. Here, we’re rounding up a few of the best places to observe famous British sports in London. ... Read More

Art in London: Famous British Artists and Where to Find Their Works

Art in London: Famous British Artists and Where to Find Their Works

London is home to many world-class art museums, such as The National Gallery, Tate Modern and Tate Britain. To make the most any fine art museum trip, it’s helpful to know about a bit about Britain’s most notable and famous artists, both from the past and present. Here, we’re highlighting a few of the most important figures and explaining where to find their art in London. ... Read More

London’s Best Monuments and Statues to See in the City

London’s Best Monuments and Statues to See in the City

Any first time visitor to London will tell you that the city is positively jammed with impressive monuments, statues and memorials. But though they’re often visually interesting to look at, these statues are even more impressive when you know a bit more about them. Here, we’re looking at a few of London’s best monuments and statues and at the fascinating histories and stories behind them.  ... Read More

Festivities, Feathers and Fun: The First-Timer’s Guide to Notting Hill Carnival

Festivities, Feathers and Fun: The First-Timer’s Guide to Notting Hill Carnival

Each summer at the end of August, the usually quiet, aristocratic neighborhood of Notting Hill transforms into a high-energy hotbed of revelry and becomes the site of London’s biggest celebration and outdoor party: It’s time to celebrate Notting Hill Carnival. Here’s everything you need to know to have a wild first-time experience at this epic, weekend-long street party. ... Read More

The Kensington Guide For Kings: Live Like Royalty In London’s Most Regal Neighborhood

The Kensington Guide For Kings: Live Like Royalty In London’s Most Regal Neighborhood

Kensington is one of London’s most elegant and exclusive neighborhoods. It’s even the official home of royalty: Members of the royal family including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (a.k.a. Will and Kate) call Kensington their home. Given the prestigiousness of its residents, Kensington makes for an ideal setting for pushing out the boat. Here’s your Kensington guide: ... Read More

Feeling French: Here’s How to Celebrate Bastille Day in London

Feeling French: Here’s How to Celebrate Bastille Day in London

There is a massive French population in London. In fact, with an estimated 300,000 French citizens, London has more French nationals living in it than the cities of Bordeaux, Nantes and Strasbourg. French president Emmanuel Macron called London France’s “sixth city” in terms of its French population size, and it’s thought that more French people live in London than any other city outside of France. It’s no surprise then that Bastille Day, the national day of France celebrated annually on July 14, is a big deal in London. ... Read More

9 Examples of Stunning Architecture in London

9 Examples of Stunning Architecture in London

The annual London Festival of Architecture takes place in June. As the world’s biggest architecture-based festival, it makes sense that it’s held in London since London is one of the world’s most fascinating capitals from an architectural standpoint. From timeless Tudors to gravity-defying skyscrapers, the architecture in London is at once historic, diverse, influential and creative. ... Read More

Guide to Wimbledon: Top Tips For Enjoying London’s Historic Tennis Tournament

Guide to Wimbledon: Top Tips For Enjoying London’s Historic Tennis Tournament

Nothing beats the excitement and energy of Wimbledon. Even if you’re not planning on attending the tournament, visiting London during Wimbledon is a great idea. The city comes alive with all the excitement of the matches, and there are plenty of Wimbledon-themed activities to enjoy. Regardless of if you’re attending or not, this guide to Wimbledon covers all the basics. ... Read More

Wild London: Where To Find Wildlife In London

Wild London: Where To Find Wildlife In London

London is not only home to over 8 million human residents but also a wild population of animals. Talk about an urban jungle! London’s many green areas and parks play hosts to lots species of birds including pelicans, peacocks and parakeets—and that’s just the start. From stealth urban foxes to majestic stags, here’s where to spy some amazing wildlife in London. ... Read More

A Guide To Trooping the Colour: Happy Birthday to the Queen!

A Guide To Trooping the Colour: Happy Birthday to the Queen!

London loves a bit of royal pomp and circumstance, and if you do as well then you need to celebrate the annual Trooping the Colour this summer. Trooping the Colour, also called the Queen’s Birthday Parade, is an official British military event that celebrates the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. Here’s everything you need to know about London’s Trooping the Colour. ... Read More

The Complete Chelsea Flower Show Guide

The Complete Chelsea Flower Show Guide

Whether or not you’d consider yourself a horticultural enthusiast, London’s Chelsea Flower Show is one of the city’s most historical and delightful spring events. Every year, thousands of locals and visitors head to Chelsea to observe a floral spectacle blooming with creativity and beauty. Not only is there plenty to see at the show, but there are lots of places to shop and dine at the show’s main pavilion as well, making this a great way to spend the day. Here’s you full Chelsea Flower Show guide. ... Read More

Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of Queen Victoria in London

Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of Queen Victoria in London

Two thousand nineteen marks the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s birth. One of the most prominent British monarchs, Queen Victoria and her husband Prince Albert left an important legacy in London that can still be discovered today. Here’s how to celebrate the many achievements and lasting influence of one of Britain’s most popular queens in the city of London. ... Read More

A Guide to Notting Hill’s Most Colorful Streets

A Guide to Notting Hill’s Most Colorful Streets

Notting Hill may be London’s most popular neighborhood. (Thank you, Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant!) But it really does live up to the cinematic hype. The whole West London neighborhood is abounding with creative, bohemian energy that’s no doubt fostered in part by the neighborhood’s iconic painted houses. Here’s where to go to discover Notting Hill’s most colorful streets. ... Read More