London News

Afternoon tea at Mondrian London

Martha Alexander samples some of London's best afternoon teas, from the classic to the contemporary Tea. It is our national obsession: we drink 165 million cups...

afternoon tea

Everybody loves a nice cup of tea, so it comes a no surprise this year’s Afternoon Tea Week is set to be one of biggest ever. From 10 to 16 August, tea rooms, restaurants will be holding exclusive events.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan

From where to find the best bacon sandwich to a pie shop that uses 19th-century recipes, we asked Londoners for their favourite cafes and...

Discover the weird and wonderful collections dotted across the country as we take a look at some of the nation’s quirky museum collections.

With a ceremony that dates back over 800 years to King John in 1215, the Lord Mayor’s Show takes place every year, with this year’s event on 12 November.

The Queen’s House, Greenwich, London

The Queen’s House in Greenwich reopens on 11 October this year and one of the centrepiece will be an iconic paintings of Elizabeth I, which has just been bought for Britain following a nationwide fundraising campaign.

Roundhouse, London

One of London's most iconic venues, the Roundhouse in Camden, wants the public's memories of the seminal role its has played the capital's cultural life as part of an oral history project.

Alexandra Palace

Alexandra Palace, the original People’s Palace, has launched a fundraising campaign to bring its stunning ‘secret’ Victorian Theatre back to life.

St Paul's Cathedral. Credit: VisitBritain

London’s Burning marks the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London with free spectacular art events at sites across the City, Southbank and Bankside from 30 August to 4 September 2016. The contemporary art and ideas festival explores the momentous event and addresses its contemporary resonance.

Guildhall Art Gallery, last evening

A new exhibition at London’s Guildhall Art Gallery, Victorians Decoded: Art and Telegraphy, is offering a fascinating into the first communications laid across the Atlantic Ocean, the 150th anniversary of which is being marked this year.