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Hoxton Overground Station
 
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19 minutes walk
 
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23 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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November in London 2012

Bonfire Night lights up the sky of London, Stephen Fry stars in the Twelfth Night and Frankie Boyle brings his razor sharp tongue and...

 
 
September in London 2015

The London Design Festival, 100% Design and London Fashion Week all return to the city this September when Open House Weekend gives nosy Londoners...

 
 
January in London 2015

Cirque Du Soleil perform at the Royal Albert Hall, The Nether transfers to the West End and James McAvoy gives us something to look...

 
 
Healthy Eating in London

Proving that eating out and on the go doesn't have to be a sugar and calorie laden minefield, these cafés, restaurants and markets are...

 
 
Alternative Afternoon Tea in London

Afternoon Tea is one tradition that London has perfected and there are countless venues serving finger sandwiches, dainty cakes and buttery scones. But, for...

 
 
October in London 2015

London hosts the final of the Rugby World Cup at Twickenham Stadium on 31st October 2015, the Frieze Art Fair draws the world's most influential...

 
 
July in London 2015

A National Portrait Gallery exhibition on film star and fashion icon Audrey Hepburn, Bastille Day and the open air Somerset House Summer Series are some...

 
 
August in London 2015

Benedict Cumberbatch takes on Hamlet for a 12-week run at the Barbican, the Notting Hill Carnival brings colour to W12 and SW4 brings beats...

 
 
New Hotels in London 2015

In 2015 there's a new hotels boom in East London with Z Shoreditch, M by Montcalm, Old Street Magistrates Court Hotel and the Tobacco...

 
 
Top London Musicals

The West End has always been the world's most exciting theatre scene and the musical is the cornerstone of its success. From long-running shows to...

 
 
Best Gastropubs in London

With pubs being such a major part of British culture, it wasn't long until someone decided we needed an excuse to spend even longer...

 
 
Best Luxury Cinemas in London

Forget uncomfortable chairs and stale popcorn, these luxury cinemas make watching a film a truly enjoyable experience. From hot food brought to your table...

 
 
November in London 2015

Bonfire Night lights up the London skyline in November and the opening of Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland signals the start of the Christmas season....

 
 
Best Rooftop Bars in London

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Restaurants for Kids in London

Some of London's fussiest diners are also the littlest ones and it's a tricky task pleasing every member of a family at once. When it...

 
 
London 2015: Mainstream Theatre (January - June)

From big name productions such as Benedict Cumberbatch's Hamlet to political plays like The Vote at the Donmar Warehouse, Rachel Halliburton explores the best...

 
 
London 2015: Classical Music, Ballet, Dance and Opera (January - June)

Sir Simon Rattle celebrates his 60th in style, Emma Thompson stars in the English National Opera's Sweeney Todd, and Wayne McGregor presents his new...

 
 
London 2015: Major Art (January - June)

The year kicks off with Renaissance masters and controversial Pop art. Rubens and His Legacy: Van Dyck to Cézanne is at the Royal Academy...

 
 
June in London 2015

Taylor Swift, The Who and Barbara Hepworth come to London in June 2015 when annual favourites the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and the Serpentine...

 
 
May in London 2015

Bend It Like Beckham goes from screen to London stage in May 2015, just one of the LondonTown top picks of the month. ...

 
 
April in London 2015

Kristin Scott Thomas plays The Queen and Enda Walsh adapts Roald Dahl's The Twits for the Royal Court in April 2015....

 
 
March in London 2015

Alexander McQueen's Savage Beauty comes to the V&A in March 2015, Sam Smith plays two sell-out shows at the O2 Academy Brixton and Emma...

 
 
February in London 2015

Maxine Peake, Ralph Fiennes and Juliet Stevenson make February 2015 a strong month for new theatre in London. Beatles musical Let It Be is...

 
 
Out of London Tours

London is the gateway to a raft of captivating cities, landscapes and castles throughout Britain and Europe. There is a wealth of spectacular sights...

 
 
Private Driver Tours

Private guided touring is one of the most luxurious, flexible and exclusive modes of transport by which to see the sights of London. You...

 
 
London Bus Tours

Be part of a great London tradition and ride through the city in an open-top red bus. Open-top bus tours are an unbeatable way...

 
 
London River Cruises

The River Thames majestically weaves its way through the heart of our capital past palaces, cathedrals, parks and heaps of fantastic sites. Awash with...

 
 
London Bike Tours

The rise of the Santander Cycle Hire scheme - or "Boris Bikes" to you or me - has opened up London to both its...

 
 
London Swimming

When temperatures rise in the summer there's only one place to really cool off - London's outdoor pools and lidos. Whether it's athletic lengths or lazing and sunbathing, a watery...

 
 
Wimbledon Themed Events in London

Everyone's getting inspired by the 2015 Wimbledon tennis championship, LondonTown.com rounds up the best events from cocktails to afternoon tea. ...

 
 
Where to Watch Wimbledon in London

Serve, smash, ace! Find out where to see the Wimbledon action live on big screens all over London. You don't have to go to SW19...

 
 
Easter Egg Hunts

Become a chocolate detective, follow the Easter bunny and hunt down some scrumptious chocolate treats. Many of London's stately homes and townhouses lay on special...

 
 
Summer Events in London for Families

Find out the best family friendly events this summer, from the LolliBop Festival to the City of London Children's Parade featuring over 1,000 children. Plus...

 
 
London Summer Food Festivals

London boasts a year-round programme of food festivals that provide a treat for all palates. However, the summer months are the ideal time to...

 
 
Summer Music Festivals in London

With an abundance of capital based festivals grappling for your attention, there is no need to trek out to the countryside for your summer...

 
 
London Summer Pop Ups and Events

From rooftop supper clubs to late-night markets, the summer months in London welcome a host of new events that are simply not possible during the...

 
 
Father's Day Events

From an immersive experience of The Empire Strikes Back and James Bond exhibition to art and free pints for dads, London is a great...

 
 
The Proms

The Proms takes over the Royal Albert Hall each summer bringing some of the best classical musicians to London and the 2015 season, which...

 
 
Best Afternoon Tea in London

This great British custom was started by the Duchess of Bedford in 1830 when she ordered a light meal to stave off hunger pangs...

 
 
Best Spas in London

Feeling fraught, frazzled and not at your beautiful best? Take a breather at one of London's many day spas. Whether it's holistic healing, indulgent...

 
 
The Wellesley

With just 36 rooms and suites The Wellesley is a small but glamorous hotel in Knightsbridge, west of Hyde Park Corner. A stylish conversion...

 
 
St Pancras Renaissance Hotel

Behind the striking red brick facade that Sir George Gilbert Scott fashioned for the Midland Grand is a 5-star hotel, with a spa, pool,...

 
 
Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London

Opened on 6th May 2014, the Shangri-La is the tallest hotel in Western Europe and the first high-rise hotel in London. It's also the...

 
 
The Savoy

After dining at the infamous Savoy Grill, Winston Churchill once stated: "When I die, and if I have a choice, I'd rather have The...

 
 
The Sanderson

Slick design, statement furniture and modern fittings, that is the legacy hotelier Ian Schrager and designer extraordinaire Philippe Starck have left at The Sanderson....

 
 
The Ritz London

With its French chateau style architecture and Louis XVI furnishings, The Ritz is a world famous London luxury hotel. Home to thousands of discerning...

 
 
Sofitel London St James

Housed in the former home of Cox's and King's bank, the Sofitel London St James is a lesson in understated elegance. Cleverly combining traditional...

 
 
One Aldwych

One Aldwych dates back to 1907, designed by The Ritz's architects as home to The Morning Post newspaper, and reopened in 1998 as a grand...

 
 
The Metropolitan by COMO

With acclaimed in-house restaurant Nobu and celebrity hotspot The Met Bar, as well as floor-to-ceiling windows offering unrivalled views of Mayfair, The Metropolitan by...

 
 
ME London

Designed by Foster and Partners, ME London has 157 exquisitely designed rooms, two restaurants imported from New York, and a spectacular 10th floor Roof Bar...

 
 
The May Fair

Opened by King George VI in 1927, the May Fair Hotel may be over 80 years old but it has stayed up to date with...

 
 
The London EDITION

Part of legendary hotelier Ian Schrager's hotel brand, which boasts nine hotels worldwide, the London EDITION has transformed an iconic landmark building into a...

 
 
The Langham London

The Langham hotel, within credit card throwing distance of the shops of Oxford Street, enticies with its Chuan Spa, fine dining restaurant, glamorous cocktail...

 
 
InterContinental Park Lane

Snuggled in between Hyde Park and Green Park the five star InterContinental Park Lane is well located for exploring London....

 
 
Hotel Cafe Royal

Since opening in 1865, Hotel Café Royal on London's Regent Street has welcomed a variety of guests, from royalty and politicians to rock stars...

 
 
London Hilton on Park Lane

With impressive views over Hyde Park, a Michelin-starred restaurant and an innovative spa, the flagship Hilton hotel promises high living, luxury dining and true relaxation....

 
 
The Halkin by COMO

With each floor designed around an elemental force - earth, air, fire and water - The Halkin is a tranquil, serene and very hip...

 
 
Grosvenor House

Overlooking Hyde Park, the Marriott-owned Grosvenor Hotel is home to Richard Corrigan's flagship fine dining restaurant, the JW Steakhouse, and the Bourbon bar which...

 
 
The Goring

The Goring was the hotel of choice for Kate Middleton on the night before her wedding, proving its status as one of London's most...

 
 
Four Seasons London Park Lane

With its prestigious Park Lane address, the Four Seasons is the epitome of luxury. Although the group's first European property, a £12 million makeover...

 
 
The Egerton House Hotel

Some five star hotels can seem a little stuffy and impersonal, but not Egerton House where "we've been expecting you" is the kind of...

 
 
The Dorchester

One of the world's most famous hotels, The Dorchester is the ultimate in luxury accommodation. All of the rooms offer views of either Hyde...

 
 
Corinthia London

In May 2011 Corinthia London opened its doors after a £300 million refurbishment to reveal one of London's most elegant hotels. Guests at this...

 
 
The Connaught

Voted the best UK hotel by Condé Nast in 2013, the Connaught hotel has been an integral part of Mayfair grandeur since its opening in...

 
 
Claridge's

This iconic 5* hotel is the place to stay for true luxury. Located in the heart of Mayfair, it boasts one of London's most indulgent...

 
 
Chiltern Firehouse

Lily Allen, Linsday Lohan, David Beckham and Bill Clinton have all been spotted at the Chiltern Firehouse, the Marylebone boutique hotel from Andre Balazs...

 
 
Charlotte Street Hotel

This Firmdale townhouse hotel to the north of Soho is well known for its individually designed rooms, buzzing bar and private screening room. The 52...

 
 
Bulgari Hotel London

Legendary Italian jeweller Bulgari is behind this very stylish five Knightsbridge hotel which 85 rooms and suites, a superior restaurant and 47-seat cinema....

 
 
Brown's Hotel

An aristocratic, traditional hotel in a beautiful corner of Mayfair, Brown's Hotel lies close to the boutiques of Bond Street and to the Royal...

 
 
The Berkeley

Guests at The Berkeley are treated to complimentary champagne, fresh flowers, use of an iPad and, for those staying in signature suites, use of...

 
 
Belgraves - A Thompson Hotel

Belgraves, a London outpost of the US group Thompson, is a boutique business hotel in Belgravia with an outdoor cigar terrace and interiors by...

 
 
The Athenaeum

Located just a stone's throw away from Buckingham Palace, this intimate luxury hotel has spacious apartments and elegant suites, many of which boast beautiful views...

 
 
41 Hotel London

Located opposite Buckingham Palace Mews, 41 is an intimate five star hideaway in a great location for visiting Buckingham Palace. For eating out, head to...

 
 
45 Park Lane

Sister hotel to The Dorchester, 45 Park Lane houses just 45 rooms and suites, making it an intimate accommodation option. It also houses Wolfgang Puck's...

 
 
Best Beer Gardens in London

The merest glimmer of sun and the London's drinking population goes crazy, ditching pint glasses in favour of plastic glasses consumed out in the...

 
 
London Outdoor Film Screenings

Don't let the lovely summer weather and long days stop you pursuing your favourite hobby of watching films. With a number of parks, roofs...

 
 
Al Fresco Food Spots in London

Sun dappled terraces, rooftops with a view, private walled gardens and riverside balconies, wherever you are in London you're never more than a few...

 
 
London Zoos and City Farms

From giraffes to guinea pigs, all creatures great and small live in London. Head to the city's zoo, farms and animals habitats to get...

 
 
Family Friendly Events in London

This May half-term, from Monday 25th until Friday 29th May 2015, children can see The Twits, go to the Greenwich Book Festival and fashion...

 
 
Summer in Greenwich

The first ever Urban Village Fete brings pop-up fashion, craft and design to the Greenwich Peninsula, Frida Kahlo inspires spectacular outdoor theatre at the Greenwich...

 
 
Best Sunday Lunch in London

Sunday lunch is one British tradition worth observing. All you need is a lazy afternoon, an expandable waist line, good company and more Sunday...

 
 
A Traditional London Picnic

There's no better way to make the most of the season's rare hazy sunny days and the city's lush, green, meandering parks and gardens than...

 
 
November in London 2014

Bonfire Night lights up the London skyline in November and the opening of Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland signals the start of the Christmas season. ...

 
 
May in London 2014

With bank holidays top and tailing May there are two long weekends to enjoy. Highlights of the month include a star turn from actress Fiona...

 
 
London Food Festivals

Indulging in both sweet and savoury, these gastronomic events provide a treat for all palates and underline just why London is a foodie's heaven. ...

 
 
The Boat Race

The famous Oxford v Cambridge Boat Race brings thousands of spectators to London's riverside as the two elite universities take to the water in...

 
 
Easter in London 2015

Enjoy the long Easter weekend, with its two Bank Holidays on Good Friday 3rd April and Easter Monday 6th April, by hunting down eggs at...

 
 
October in London 2014

The Frieze Art Fair draws the world's most influential art buyers to Regent's Park in October, Rembrandt comes to the National Gallery, the BFI...

 
 
September in London 2014

The London Design Festival, 100% Design and London Fashion Week all return to the city this September. Open House Weekend gives nosy Londoners the...

 
 
Easter Family Fun

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of beloved picture book Guess How Much I Love You, enjoy English National Ballet's 'Swan Lake' for the very young,...

 
 
August in London 2014

Plenty of sunshine is needed in London this August with a strong supply of al fresco events on the line-up - from the vibrant...

 
 
Easter Events

Alexander McQueen at the V&A and 'Inventing Impressionism' at the National Gallery are the two must-see exhibitions in London this Easter. The Ideal Home...

 
 
Easter Eating

Chocolate eggs, hot cross buns, simnel cake, fish on Good Friday and roast lamb on Sunday; food plays an important part of the Easter weekend...

 
 
June in London 2014

Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy play ex-lovers in Starlight, the LIFT Festival brings more than 30 events across town, and the team behind London...

 
 
April in London 2014

Justin Timberlake returns to the O2 for his first solo performance since 2007 and the Bank of England Museum reopens with the Curiosities from the...

 
 
St Patrick's Day Events 2015

London celebrates St Patrick's Day with with an impressive programme of entertainment, The Shard hosts a silent disco, The Water Poet has a bar...

 
 
Hidden Bars & Restaurants in London

Away from the tourist hotspots and chain restaurants, London boasts an array of hidden venues. From restaurants disguised as sex shops to bars nestled...

 
 
Church Services

Easter isn't just about gorging on chocolate - it's an important date in the Christian calendar, a time when Jesus died and rose again. You...

 
 
Mother's Day Events 2015

What better way to give your mum a treat this Mother's Day than spending quality time with her, taking in the latest London show...

 
 
Mother's Day Afternoon Tea

Tradition, elegance, style, luxury and relaxation are all synonymous with the very English tradition of afternoon tea - as are (delicate) piles of sandwiches,...

 
 
Top London Chocolate Shops

Londoners - like most folk - love their chocolate, which is lucky because the capital really does feature some of the best chocolates shops in...

 
 
Irish Pubs

The Irish pub is a phenomenon around the world. The wholesome blend of traditional, rustic decor, folk music, good-humour and Guinness strikes a chord...

 
 
St Patrick's Day in London 2015

Attracting more than 100,000 people to the city, St Patrick's Day in London is a big affair, with a whole host of Irish themed...

 
 
St Patrick's Parade & Festival 2015

The official London celebrations - that's the ones that don't revolve around pubs, Guinness and more pubs - are a great chance to immerse...

 
 
Sport Venues in London

Sports fans are spoiled for choice in London, home to the two biggest stadia in the UK as well as numerous other sporting arenas....

 
 
Historic Houses in London

Central London is surrounded by a ring of elegant country estates which offer a slice of living history and a steady flow of contemporary...

 
 
Behind The Scenes Tours in London

Some of the UK's most intriguing and influential buildings are strictly out of bounds. However, a few of them frequently open their doors to the...

 
 
Essential London Shopping Guide

Find out where the best of London's shopping districts are with LondonTown.com's snapshot guide to the best shops by area. Wherever you are, whatever you...

 
 
Top London Shops

Discover what makes London style so special with a trip to one of the capital's top shops. From famous department stores to grand food halls,...

 
 
Best Hotel Bars in London

London has some of the best hotel bars in the world - and the great thing is that you don't always have to be a...

 
 
Speakeasy Bars in London

Taking inspiration from America's Prohibition era, London is currently brimming with elusive bars hidden behind unmarked doors and unassuming entrances. With cocktails in teacups,...

 
 
Free Entertainment in London

If you're after a break from West End shows and bank-breaking stadium gigs, fear not! London does, despite appearances to the contrary, have a...

 
 
Free Outdoor Spaces in London

Enjoying the delights of one of the capital's many parks has to be top of the list when it comes to free stuff to...

 
 
Best British Restaurants in London

Us Brits love a good traditional dinner, whether it be a hearty Sunday roast, a warming pie and veg or simply a scrumptious portion of...

 
 
Dance Venues in London

Whether you're big on ballet, wild on waltz or fanatical about foxtrot, London's vast array of dance venues offer a rich programme of events. ...

 
 
Mother's Day Presents

The key to gift-buying for Mother's Day is to go for something indulgent and luxurious. Chocolates, flowers and beauty treatments are always a safe bet...

 
 
Best Pancake Restaurants in London

Whether you're hankering for a traditional lemon and sugar crepe or an American stack drizzled with maple syrup, London has something for you this Pancake...

 
 
September in London 2012

September plays host to the world famous Last Night of the Proms as well as the Mayor's Thames Festival on the same day so expect...

 
 
True Romance

Searching for that perfect Valentine's Day location? London has an endless list of romantic places for you to take that special someone to this year....

 
 
Playful Pop Ups

Special events dreamt up just for Valentine's Day. From secret love stories and a romantic roof-top garden, to coital comedy, a heart-donation bank, and...

 
 
Burns Night in London 2015

From traditional suppers to comedy extravaganzas, London provides a number of options for celebrating Burns Night. So, grab a whisky and read on to...

 
 
For The Young At Heart

As the Coffin Dodgers well know, romance isn't just for the young. Whether you fancy a spot of 1920s swing dancing, or a night safari...

 
 
London Hotel Deals for Valentine's Day

Which London hotels are doing something special for Valentine's Day? Where can you treat your lover to a private fireworks display on the Thames?...

 
 
Views To Schmooze From

London may not be known as the city of love, but maybe it should be. Beautiful architecture, stunning views, wonderful winter gardens and romance...

 
 
Food of Love

London has a web of wonderful places to buy posh wine, posh chocs and posh nibbles to create the perfect romantic ambience behind closed doors....

 
 
Something A Bit Different

What's the most romantic thing you can do on Valentine's Day? Hard to say, it's horses for courses. No, we're not suggesting an equine...

 
 
London 2014: New Openings

A new indoor theatre at Shakespeare's Globe, the British Museum's £135 million extension, and Heston Blumenthal's new restaurant at the brand new £2.5 billion...

 
 
London 2014: Classical Music, Ballet, Dance and Opera

Placido Domingo stars in a new production at the Royal Opera House; the English National Opera stages new productions of Otello and The Gospel According...

 
 
Autumn 2013 on London's South Bank

From theatre and film premieres to live music events and stand-up comedy, London's South Bank has got a fantastic programme lined up for autumn 2013....

 
 
Where to watch New Year's Eve Fireworks in London

Reveillon at Sushisamba, Duck and Waffle, Skybar at Millbank Tower and A Vintage New Year's Eve Party at the Royal Festival Hall...

 
 
New Year's Eve Parties and Club Nights in London

dollop at Troxy...

 
 
August in London 2013

Plenty of sunshine is needed in London this August with a strong supply of al fresco events on the line-up - from the vibrant...

 
 
May in London 2013

Theatre is a hot ticket in May with the opening of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Simon Russell Beale in The Hothouse and the...

 
 
December in London 2014

In the final month of the year London boasts a suitably festive line up, with the annual Great Christmas Pudding Race and Santa Run...

 
 
London West End Shows this Christmas

With both Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice launching musicals in London this Christmas - plus two wonderful Roald Dahl adaptations and one noteworthy...

 
 
Christmas Events and Attractions in London

There's never a dull moment in London town, and this Christmas there are plenty of weird and wonderful activities to keep you entertained. So,...

 
 
Christmas Toy Shopping in London

From dolls houses to rocking horses, to ipads and Wiis, London's toy shops are brimming with all sorts of magical gifts to bring smiles aplenty...

 
 
Christmas Fishmongers in London

Smoked salmon is the traditional Christmas fish, popular not just for its flavour, but for the ease of preparation, and the fact that it won't go...

 
 
Buy Christmas Decorations in London

Half the fun of Christmas is dressing up...not just yourself but your home. Whether it's cool chic, snug sparkle or a winter wonderland you're after,...

 
 
Christmas Butchers in London

If your Christmas turkey comes frozen from the supermarket, it's no surprise you only want it once a year. Here's a selection of butchers who...

 
 
Santa's Grottos in London

Everybody has fond childhood memories of visiting Santa's grotto for the very first time.This Christmas you can treat your kids to the same, as...

 
 
Christmas Theatre in London

Christmas shows aren't just about pantos and family shows, there's circus in a Spiegeltent on the South Bank, immersive theatre, comedy and a nativity...

 
 
London Christmas Markets and Fairs

Wrap up warm and head out to one of London's magical Christmas markets and festive fairs where shopping can be a fun day out...

 
 
Family Christmas Shows in London

There are some wonderfully creative shows for families to enjoy this season. From classic fairytales and modern dramas, through to the utterly ridiculous, there's...

 
 
Autumn 2014 pop-ups and events

Secret supper clubs, chef cook-offs, and the weirdest food you'll ever experience - London's gastronomic pop-ups are making the novel the norm. ...

 
 
Christmas Ballet and Dance in London

For a truly unforgettable Christmas experience, check out one of the beautifully festive ballets taking place in London this winter. ...

 
 
London Ice Skating

Ice Skating in London is a time-honoured tradition that has been drawing in the crowds since the world's first artificial ice rink (known as...

 
 
Christmas Lights in London

They may seem to go up earlier every year but that still doesn't take away from the magic of London's Christmas lights and decorations. Illuminating...

 
 
London Christmas Carols

There are few better ways to get into a festive mood than singing carols around the Christmas tree or in one of London's famous churches...

 
 
Christmas Trees in London

The most important ingredient to a perfect Christmas is getting the right Christmas tree. While some people prefer fake plastic trees which don't drop needles...

 
 
London Firework Displays

London's skyline will be set ablaze this November with firework displays all across the capital. Here LondonTown.com lists the biggest, loudest and best displays....

 
 
Christmas and Boxing Day in London

Christmas Day is the one day of the year when London practically shuts down. Major sights and shops close their doors, the Tube and...

 
 
London Halloween Performances and Screenings

Halloween is a great excuse to roll out some classic horror movies from years gone by and if you've got a favourite, the chances...

 
 
Halloween Nightlife

This Halloween there will be plenty of things going bump in the night. Once the sun goes down the city comes to life (even...

 
 
Halloween Food

Unless you're a brain-guzzling zombie or sweet-guzzling trick or treater, Halloween most likely won't conjure up images of fine dining. But London Town has...

 
 
January in London 2014

Shakespeare's Globe's brand new indoor theatre opens with The Duchess of Malfi, Sam Mendes directs King Lear at the National, and Abi Morgan makes...

 
 
Autumn 2014 at London's Barbican Centre

The Barbican Centre is the largest multi-purpose, cross-genre performing arts centre of its kind in Europe and one of London's cultural heavyweight venues. In this...

 
 
Autumn 2014: Royal Opera House

The Royal Ballet opens its autumn season with Kenneth MacMillan's Manon and Christopher Wheeldon's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland returns for Christmas. Highlights for The...

 
 
New Hotels in London 2014

Western Europe's highest hotel the Shangri-La opens on 6th May 2014, restaurant innovators Corbin and King open The Beaumont boutique hotel, and the Trinity...

 
 
Children's Theatre in London

Keep your little ones entertained with a trip to London's family friendly theatres, many of which are dedicated entirely to children. ...

 
 
Autumn 2014 in London's Greenwich

Home to London's largest live music venues, the capital's only planetarium and the last surviving tea clipper, Greenwich boasts a number of great venues and...

 
 
New Hotels in London 2012

With the Olympic Games taking place from 27th July to 12th August, 2012 is the year which many new hotel projects are aiming for. Choose...

 
 
New Openings in London During Frieze Week

Two new hotels open in London ahead of the Frieze art fair. If you're in town for Frieze, leave time to Mondrian London and the...

 
 
London 2014: Major Museums

While London's biggest museums have already been busy throughout 2014, it's in the second half of the year that things get serious. That's when the...

 
 
Grange Tower Bridge

With its close proximity to London's top sights and attractions, and the benefit of in-house events facilities, this five star property if ideal for...

 
 
August Bank Holiday in London

Once again the Notting Hill Carnival tops the billing in the long list of great things to do in London over the August bank holiday....

 
 
Totally Thames

A brand new month-long festival celebrating the city's river, Totally Thames mixes arts, cultural and river events presented along the 42-mile stretch of the...

 
 
Summer 2014 in Greenwich

The Monty Pythons, Robbie Williams and Tour fever comes to The O2 while Greenwich Music Time, a brand new outdoor concert series, comes to...

 
 
London 2014: Live Music

London's stages welcomed world stars such as Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake and Taylor Swift in the first half of 2014, meaning July to December has a...

 
 
July in London 2014

The mighty Monty Pythons come to London's O2 in July when summer festivals Lovebox, Wireless and British Summer Time return and, on Monday 7th...

 
 
London 2014: Major Art

Omer Ali looks at the best major art exhibitions, shows and fairs taking place in London from July to December 2014. ...

 
 
London 2014: Classical Music, Opera and Ballet

London is currently enjoying an exceptional musical jamboree: the Southbank Centre sold over 200,000 tickets for its exploration of 20th century culture The Rest is...

 
 
London 2014: Small Museums

Many of 2014's most intriguing exhibitions will take place at London's smaller museums, says Peter Watts....

 
 
London 2014: Fringe Theatre

Conflict and the centenary of the start of World War I, new musicals and Black History Month make a mark on London's fringe in the...

 
 
World Cup 2014: Where to watch it in London

For a whole month this summer the world will be going football crazy - and London is no exception. Ensuring those of us who...

 
 
Top London Attractions

London is one of the culture capitals of the world and is brimming with exciting things to see and do. Take a breathtaking trip...

 
 
The Shard

From 1st February 2013 members of the public gained access to Renzo Piano's 306-metre tall glass building via The View From The Shard. Since...

 
 
May in London 2014

With bank holidays top and tailing May there are two long weekends to enjoy. Highlights of the month include a star turn from actress Fiona...

 
 
March in London 2014

March is a big month for music, with Ellie Goulding, The Wanted, Drake and Tinie Tempah all performing live in London. Plus, the Designs...

 
 
Celebrity Chefs in London

When it comes to eating out, London has more than its fair share of restaurants where the chef is as well known as the...

 
 
London Fringe Theatres

Away from London's famous West End, there are a number of renowned fringe theatres that stage new and exciting works as well as old...

 
 
November in London 2013

London starts getting festive in November with the opening of Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland, Syon Park's Enchanted Woodland and the Harrods Christmas Grotto. Fashion's...

 
 
October in London 2013

A long awaited exhibition on former Bauhaus teacher Paul Klee takes place at Tate Modern this October and the Frieze Art Fair draws the world's...

 
 
February in London 2014

Tate Modern hosts the first major retrospective of Richard Hamilton, one of Britain's most influential 20th Century artists; the Natural History Museum looks back at...

 
 
September in London 2013

The Commitments musical makes its world premiere in London this September while The London Design Festival, 100% Design and London Fashion Week all return...

 
 
Chinese New Year in London

Chinese New Year celebrations in London attract around 300,000 people and extend beyond Chinatown into the city's cultural institutions and lighting up the London...

 
 
What's New in London 2013

The View from The Shard gives London its highest public viewing platform, the former Olympic Park re-opens as the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the...

 
 
January in London 2013

January in London sees Rupert Everett reprise his role as Oscar Wilde, Sinéad O'Connor perform her new works and Alt-J, the band of 2012,...

 
 
December in London 2013

The year draws to a close with a suitably festive line-up including Santa Run, the Great Christmas Pudding Race, Christmas Past and The Nutcracker....

 
 
Autumn 2013 pop-ups and events

Secret supper clubs, chef cook-offs, and the weirdest food you'll ever experience - London's gastronomic pop-ups are making the novel the norm ...

 
 
February in London 2013

The Shard, Western Europe's tallest building, finally opens its viewing platform this month to offer spectacular views of the city and its surrounding areas....

 
 
Christmas Shopping in London's Top Department Stores

A trip to one of London's top department stores can be far more worthwhile than your average trawl of the highstreet. Many spoil their customers...

 
 
London's Top Autumn Musicals

The Commitments, Tim Rice's first musical in ten years and new Lloyd Webber musical Stephen Ward debut in London this autumn, find out which...

 
 
Autumn 2013 in London

From London Design Week to Frieze Art Fair, the must-see theatre to the best events at the Barbican, LondonTown.com has London in autumn 2013 all...

 
 
London Parks

With eight stunning Royal Parks, around 110 square kilometres of parkland and gardens with over six million trees, London is one of the greenest...

 
 
Opera and Classical Music Venues

London has a wealth of concert halls where you can here the best classical music and opera from all over the world, in venues...

 
 
London's Summer Theatre 2013

Helen Mirren, Simon Russell Beale and Daniel Radcliffe are just some of the A-list stars appearing on the London stage in summer 2013. Head to...

 
 
July in London 2013

The Coronation Festival celebrates 60 years since the Queen was crowned and the first stage of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park opens this month....

 
 
Bastille Day in London

Between 300,000 and 400,000 French citizens live in the British capital so you can expect a big party on Bastille Day, Sunday 14th July...

 
 
Edinburgh Festival London Preview Shows

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the world's largest arts festival and takes place this summer from 2nd to 26th August. During the festival - which...

 
 
London Museums: Late Openings

For those of you who are too busy at work during the week and always occupied on the weekends, then try one of London's...

 
 
Summer 2013 on London's South Bank

Home to the world's largest single-run arts centre, the centre of Shakespearean theatre and a specialist cinema, London's...

 
 
June in London 2013

With the arrival of the summer comes a generous serving of free entertainment in the capital - Scoop at More London, the City of...

 
 
London Museums and Galleries

London is home to over 300 museums and galleries, making it the epicentre of culture and collections in the northern hemisphere. From the world's...

 
 
London Brunch

Recent years have seen brunch become a bit of a trend and London is bursting with cafes, delis and restaurants that are perfect to...

 
 
London Hotels with Jacuzzis

When staying in a hotel it's nice to enjoy certain luxuries that are not available at home: room service, four-poster beds and spa treatments....

 
 
London Hotel Spas

If you want to get away from it all, a hotel spa is the best way to escape the city without actually leaving it....

 
 
QEIICC: Nearby Dining

Located in the heart of Westminster, the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre is surrounded by a whole range of restaurants, all within a ten...

 
 
QEIICC: Nearby Nightlife

Westminster may not be renowned for its nightlife but there is actually a great selection of pubs, bars and clubs within walking distance from the...

 
 
Summer 2013 in Greenwich

Greenwich encompasses one of London's most popular entertainment venues, the capital's only planetarium and the last surviving tea clipper. With such varied venues, the area...

 
 
Summer 2013 at The Barbican Centre

The Barbican Centre is the largest multi-purpose, cross-genre performing arts centre of its kind in Europe and one of London's cultural heavyweight venues. Find...

 
 
April in London 2013

April's highlights include the display of 250 extraordinary images as part of the world premiere of Sebastião Salgado's 'Genesis', plus an impressive display of...

 
 
London Coffee Festival

Five years ago, London's coffee drinkers were restricted to branded chains or mugs of Nescafé. Now the capital's independent coffee scene is flourishing. Pop into...

 
 
London Live Music Venues

Tucked away in tiny basements, converted warehouses and cavernous chapels, London's live music venues come in all shapes and sizes. With an eclectic line-up of...

 
 
Best Chain Restaurants for Families in London

The great thing about chain restaurants is that you always know what you're getting. Same menu, same decor, same winning formula. That's something children appreciate...

 
 
What's New in London 2012

Tate Modern expands with the Oil Tanks, Balthazar tops a bumper year for new restaurants in London and The Shard becomes Europe's tallest building......

 
 
Halloween in London

The fright fest of Halloween is upon us, when ghouls, ghosts, witches and warlocks come out to spook the living and the living dress up like the...

 
 
London's Choc Shops

Londoners - like most folk - love their chocolate, which is lucky because the capital really does feature some of the best choc shops in...

 
 
What's New in London 2011

In 2011 Jay Jopling opens his third - and largest - White Cube art gallery in London, Canteen pops up in Covent Garden and American...

 
 
Dickens in London

Charles Dickens brought Victorian London to life and his acute depictions of the capital are ones that often still ring true today, writes Felix...

 
 
March in London 2013

Michael Caine, one of the capital's favourite Londoners, is celebrated this March with an exhibition for his 80th birthday and the 75th anniversary of...

 
 
Free London Museums

From the big-hitters to the small, specialist sites, London's crammed full of museums, most of which are free to all. Interactive displays, tours and,...

 
 
Best London Cafés

England is renowned for its love of tea but London is gradually gaining respect as a great place to uncover, experience and indulge in artisan...

 
 
London Nightlife

Whether you want to dance the night away or enjoy a quiet drink, watch a live show or make your own entertainment, London is brimming...

 
 
London Palaces

The monarchy is a constant source of fascination and intrigue for London visitors. Ever since William the Conqueror used Westminster Abbey for his coronation...

 
 
In the Footsteps of the Royal Wedding

An estimated one million people took to the streets of London on Friday 29th April 2011 to celebrate Kate and William's wedding day. Relive the...

 
 
London's Boroughs

London is a city with 33 small 'cities' within it, each has their own governments, schools, centres, suburbs, and sense of identity. Find out more...

 
 
Al Fresco Food Spots

Terrines on terraces, roast dinners on rooftops and risottos on riverside balconies, whatever your tastes,you are never more than a few minutes from a comfortable...

 
 
London Entertainment Venues

Sometimes the sheer scale of London can be overwhelming, not to mention the bewildering choice of entertainment. But don't fear, help is at hand....

 
 
London Cabaret & Burlesque

Tassels and corsets galore, Londoners have acquired quite a taste for a glamorous show and cheeky striptease. Prim and proper we may be, but...

 
 
Food of Love

There's really no need to pretend to be having fun with countless other couples and a two-hour time limit in a restaurant this year....

 
 
London's Golden Oldies

They say life begins at 40 - but try mentioning that to these singing stars of yesteryear still plying their trade on London's big...

 
 
London 2013: Town Houses

The interior of Apsley House, known as 'Number One London'; Syon Park in southwest London - the...

 
 
December in London 2012

London's landmark year draws to a close with a host of festive happenings including the Great Christmas Pudding Race, Santa Run and the Peter...

 
 
October in London 2012

October brings the annual Frieze Art Fair to town. Joan Rivers takes the stage at the Royal Albert Hall where Prince Charles attends the...

 
 
August in London 2012

August is a month of party fuelled activities in London, kicking off with The Great British Beer Festival and ending with the South West...

 
 
July events in London 2012

July may culminate with the eagerly anticipated London Olympics but there's so much on in town before the official opening ceremony on 27th July:...

 
 
June events in London 2012

June in London is... strawberries and cream in SW19, the Open Gardens weekend, Polo in the Park and Royal Ascot. And in 2012 the...

 
 
May in London 2012

The Chelsea Flower Show and the Open Air Theatre in Regent's Park get London's summer season in full swing in a month which begins...

 
 
April in London 2012

The Queen celebrates her birthday with the annual Gun Salutes in Hyde Park - though the official celebrations don't take place until June. Other things...

 
 
March in London 2012

With winter on the way out, March's Ideal Home Show and the Country Living Fair are great occasions for a spring clean. Elsewhere, the Affordable...

 
 
February in London 2012

It's Valentine's Day on the 14th February - but there's plenty more going on this month besides, from the high octane drama of Six Nations...

 
 
Jubilee Weekend

Over 1,000 boats assemble for the Thames Jubilee Pageant, a highlight of the June weekend Diamond Jubilee celebrations to mark the Queen's 60 years...

 
 
Free London Attractions

While many of London's major attractions do charge, at times, quite substantial entrance fees there are still a number of real gems where visitors...

 
 
London Markets

Although buying the stuff is going to cost you hard cash, wandering around one of London's colourful markets is free and fun. Browsing stalls, taking...

 
 
Day 1: Saturday 28th July

The men's cycling road race is the first medal event of the Games and can be enjoyed by everyone for free alongside the 250km route....

 
 
Diamond Jubilee Events

In 2012 The Queen celebrates 60 years since she came to the throne and London is marking her Diamond Jubilee with a special programme...

 
 
What's on in London during the Games

If you'd rather mooch around an art gallery than watch the sweat and tears, don't fret. There's a huge amount going on in London...

 
 
Paralympic Table Tennis

Table Tennis used to be an upper-class after-dinner parlour game. Now it is one of the longest running and most popular Paralympic sports, and...

 
 
What's on in London during the Paralympics

With tickets for the Paralympics selling out for the first time in its 52-year history, London is gearing up for a second wave of...

 
 
Olympic National Hospitality Houses

A guide to all the confirmed National Hospitality Houses set up by nations across the capital during the London Olympics. ...

 
 
Day 8: Sat 4th August

The athletics programme hits full swing with Jessica Ennis and Mo Farah going for gold and the likes of Usain Bolt and Oscar Pistorius performing...

 
 
Day 5: Weds 1st August

A big day for rowing sees three medal events before lunch while Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins goes for gold in the men's cycling...

 
 
Where to Watch Olympics

If you want to watch the Games in London and you don't have a ticket, or you need a meeting point before or after...

 
 
Lord's Cricket Ground in Pictures

If cricket was an Olympic sport, then Team GB would certainly be amongst the favourites for the gold medal. As it is, the spiritual...

 
 
Day 7: Friday 3rd August

The Olympic Stadium gets its first taste of competitive action as the athletics programme gets underway a week after the brilliant opening ceremony kicked off...

 
 
Central London Zone

London could never have hosted the Olympic Games without showcasing the historic sites and landmarks of its spectacular city centre. The London 2012 Central...

 
 
Wembley Stadium & Arena In Pictures

North West London features two venues that will play host to three sporting events during London 2012. The final of both the men's and...

 
 
Olympic Park Walk

Get in the mood for London 2012 with a brisk walk from Limehouse Basin to the Olympic Park in Stratford, taking in Limehouse Cut canal,...

 
 
London's Warm Up

An unprecedented number of extraordinary events are sweeping across London in the build up to the 2012 Olympics. Now is definitely the time to take...

 
 
Free London Galleries

Nearly all of London's major public galleries are completely free so you know you're not compromising on quality by choosing the cheaper option. Lots...

 
 
Places to watch Italy

Italians have settled the world over and so it's no surprise that London has a thriving Italian population, with concentrations around Clerkenwell and Soho. Official...

 
 
New Hotels in London 2011

The most exciting new hotel to launch in 2011 was undoubtedly the reopening of what used to be the Midland Grand Hotel while US...

 
 
London 2012 News

Keep abreast of all the latest exciting happenings in the frantic build-up to the Olympics and Paralympics this summer with our regularly updated news...

 
 
Venues for any nation

Here's a selection of bars, pubs and venues across London that will be showing every nation's Euro 2012 games from Poland and the Ukraine...

 
 
Places to watch Germany

There are said to be over 40,000 Germans in London, with big enclaves in Richmond, around Hyde Park and Kensington. German football fans in London...

 
 
Places to watch England

You'll be hard pressed to find a bar or pub in town that won't be showing Roy Hodgson's new England side as they inevitably...

 
 
Places to watch Sweden

The affluent areas of Richmond, Kensington and Chelsea are home to a large number of Swedish ex-pats, who number almost 10,000 in London. On the...

 
 
Places to watch Ukraine

While many of London's Ukrainians will no doubt fly back home to enjoy the festivities as joint host nation of Euro 2012, there will still...

 
 
The Diamond Jubilee in Pictures

It was a Diamond Jubilee weekend to remember. A flotilla of 1,000 boats - the biggest seen on the Thames in centuries - a...

 
 
Thames Jubilee Pageant

On Sunday 3rd June 2012 The Queen will travel in a flotilla of up to one thousand boats from the UK, the Commonwealth and...

 
 
A London Valentine 2012

Valentine's Day is a time to get romantic whether you're perfectly partnered, ripe for romance or satisfyingly single... or somewhere in between all of that. In...

 
 
Perfect Presents

Cocomaya 3 Porchester Place, W2 2BS For those looking for a sweet Valentine's present then spare a thought for Cocomaya, the fine chocolatier and artisan baker,...

 
 
Single Scene

Die Freche Muse Valentine's Special The George Tavern, E1 0LA 11th February 2012 For an alternative way to celebrate Valentine's Day (or the Valentine's period, seeing as the...

 
 
Hot Dates

Valentine's Cupid Capsule London Eye, SE1 7PB 11th February 2012 - 14th February 2012 Treat your loved one to a romantic private capsule on the London Eye and enjoy some...

 
 
What to do in London throughout 2015

Discover what's on in London 2015 with our comprehensive guide to the best events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London 2015 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.

 
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    Flesh And Bones Life Drawing
    Exhibitions | Until 24th August 2015 

    Hackney Picturehouse 12 minutes walk from Joy

    Flesh and Bones life drawing is an artist led life drawing class with some unique differences...We use circus, burlesque, geishas ...More

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    Kites From Kabul
    Exhibitions | Until 3rd January 2016 

    V & A Museum of Childhood 13 minutes walk from Joy

    Through Kites from Kabul, an exhibition of handmade kites inspired by Afghan and Islamic designs, the entrance lobby at the ...More

     
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    Small Stories: At Home In A Dolls' House
    Exhibitions | Until 6th September 2015 

    V & A Museum of Childhood 13 minutes walk from Joy

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    The Alice Look
    The Alice Look
    Exhibitions | Until 1st November 2015 

    V & A Museum of Childhood 13 minutes walk from Joy

    The V&A Museum of Childhood is another London venue to mark the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in ...More

     
    Artbash Camp: Wonderland: Workshop (Ages 5-11)
    Kids Events | Until 6th August 2015 

    V & A Museum of Childhood 13 minutes walk from Joy

    Young artists can develop their creative skills through this programme of imaginative workshops....More

    Thai Boxing: Workshop
    Exhibitions | Until 28th September 2015 

    Oxford House 14 minutes walk from Joy

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    Swing Patrol: Workshop
    Sporting Events | Until 28th September 2015 

    Backyard Bar & Kitchen 14 minutes walk from Joy

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    East End Prints Summer Exhibition: New Additions
    Exhibitions | Until 26th August 2015 

    The Proud Archivist 14 minutes walk from Joy

    Abstracts and prints, featuring the work of Jazzberry Blue, Bronagh Kennedy, Ben Rothery, James Brown, Fimbis, Indie Prints, Jayson Lilley, ...More

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    Street Feast London
    Foodie Events | Until 25th September 2015 

    Dalston Yard 17 minutes walk from Joy

    Running from 1st May until 26th September, Street Feast's gastronomic event will provide Londoners with five months of feasts every ...More

     
    Sly & The Family Drone
    Concerts | On 3rd August 2015 

    Cafe OTO 18 minutes walk from Joy

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