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

Dazzlingly Brilliant Burlesque Shows in London

Looking for the best burlesque and cabaret shows in London? Discover these dazzlingly decadent destinations.  Burlesque and cabaret have bedded themselves as a core part of London’s nightlife scene and it’s easy to see why. The glitz, glamour, smooth voices and top-class choreography make for a sensory extravaganza.  The capital city boasts several top-class burlesque …

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Somerset House’s Courtauld Gallery is About to Reopen, and You Should Be Excited

The Courtauld Gallery reopens this month. Here’s what you need to know.  Art lovers unite: after an extensive renovation, Somerset House’s Courtauld Gallery is reopening to the public on Friday 19th November 2021 and this is one transformation you won’t want to miss.  The gallery, which boasts infamous pieces such as Van Gogh’s Self Portrait …

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Visiting Somerset House: The Former Palace that’s now one of London’s Cool Cultural Venues

Somerset House sits on the banks of the Thames, one of London’s former riverside palaces, now transformed into a cultural and arts hub. Planning a visit to Somerset House? Don’t miss this go-to guide before you do. Somerset House is one of my favourite places to visit in London – a beautiful palace on the …

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Time to Discover: God’s Own Junkyard – London’s Hidden Gem

It’s time to discover God’s Own Junkyard – the fabulous hidden gem tucked away in Walthamstow. Of all the random spots London boasts, few are as cool as God’s Own Junkyard. But what is God’s Own Junkyard? Umm, the words visual feast, neon paradise and hella crazy lurid kaleidoscopic dream spring to mind. Just for …

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Are You Ready to Get Festive at the Iris’ New London Pop Up Winter Theatre?

Ready for the ultimate festive treat? Iris Theatre – a.k.a the Actor’s Church – will be opening a unique theatre space smack bang in the middle of Covent Garden this winter.  The POD will be located in the grounds of the Actor’s Church, right in the middle Covent Garden. What’s more festive than getting your …

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The EFG London Jazz Festival is Set to Electrify the Capital This Month

After a brief digital stint, the EFG London Jazz Festival returns between 12th and 24th November for its 29th year in 2021. The killer lineup includes a range of famous faces, jazz icons, and some global rising stars that you’ll most definitely want to keep an eye out for in the future. Filled with funky …

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The UK Green Film Festival Returns This Month With a Stellar Lineup

The UK Green Film Festival returns to London once again this year from the 6th – 13th November. And with COP26 all over our screens and Greta Thunberg practically a household name, it’s safe to say that the conversation surrounding climate change has never been more important.  The Rio Cinema in Dalston will be showing …

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Lord Mayor’s Show: A Guide to Visiting the City’s 800-Year-Old Tradition

Pomp and ceremony – nowhere does it quite as well as London, as the Lord Mayor’s Show serves to remind us. This annual event is a longstanding London tradition that you should experience at least once.  With the Lord Mayor’s Show returning to the City of London in the coming weeks, here’s everything you need …

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