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Delve into London’s arts and culture scene with these handy guides.

21 Fantastic Music Festivals in London – The 2021 Guide

London music festivals are some of the best in the world. As Londoners, we’re privileged to be able to enjoy all the multi-day joy of a great festival right on our doorsteps. No tents, minimal mud, and dream headliners, that’s London festivals.  And they’re back for 2021! From grime to house to post-punk, London’s summer …

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Brilliant Outdoor Cinemas in London

I’ll make a bold statement. Outdoor cinemas in London are one of the great joys of summer.  Whether you’re watching classics in an open air cinema in your local London park, or drinking cocktails at an East London rooftop cinema, there’s something special about a movie screening in the night air. Plus, outdoor cinemas are …

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Time to Discover: The BFI Southbank’s Mediatheque

Do you know about the British Film Institute (BFI) Southbank’s Mediatheque?  Only a select group of Londoners have discovered the joys of this cool little spot, which is hidden inside the shiny glass buildings of the BFI Southbank.  Why Visit the BFI Mediatheque? But what is the BFI Mediatheque exactly? In short, it’s a part …

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Time to Discover: The Fourth Plinth of Trafalgar Square

The Fourth Plinth sits on a corner of Trafalgar Square, not so hidden and in plain sight – but how much do you know about it? Time to delve deeper…  Only a foolish person would ever claim that Trafalgar Square is one of the city’s hidden gems, but although millions of people pass through the …

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Walking The Line: Discovering London’s Art Walk

The Line – London’s first public art trail – meanders a route between Stratford and Greenwich. Sporting 12 striking sculptures along its route, the art walk is a brilliant way to enjoy an ever-changing roster of pieces from well-known names and up-and-coming talent. Here’s what you need to know.  London has never had the same …

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The King’s Cross Light Tunnel: The Story Behind Kings Cross’ Colourful Walkway

Helping you run the gauntlet from King’s Cross and St Pancras stations to Granary Square the King’s Cross Light Tunnel is 90 metres of pure ‘grammable delight.  What’s so special I hear you ask? This cool tunnel features a striking light installation that constantly drifts through the colour spectrum Star Trek style. It first opened …

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Meet Gillie + Marc – The Artists Behind Canary Wharf’s Newest Sculpture

You may not have noticed but Canary Wharf has slowly been transforming itself to a mecca for public art in the city.  Hot on the heels of Camille Walala’s much-talked about bridge for London Mural Festival comes Tandem Lovers, a bronze sculpture steps away from Canary Wharf station.  Created by wife-husband duo Gillie and Marc …

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Trying to Ignore Reality Right Now? These 5 Bizarre Videos About London Will Help

With 2020 getting ready to rear the uglier side of its head (again), it’s totally understandable if you want to escape reality, if only for a couple of minutes.  Let’s face it, sometimes we need to just soothe our frantic brains with something a bit weird, a bit funny and completely inane. Don’t worry, I’ve …

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A Black Lives Matter Mural is Going Up in West London and You Can Vote For Your Favourite

Kensington and Chelsea Art Week returns to the capital on 1st October and with it, a new large-scale mural We Are One Family inspired by the Black Lives Matter Movement.  The twist? You can vote for your favourite of three proposed artworks! The festival is collaborating with Curator Bolanie Tajudeen for the fourth Love Kensington …

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