Take breakfast at the Wolseley

In your author's experience there are very few restaurants in London where breakfast is completely unaffordable, and getting a reservation somewhere before 9am is almost always possible. As a result before work is a [Read entire story]

See Turner’s view of Calais Pier

The small packet boat pictured arriving at Calais in J.M.W.Turner's Calais Pier is based on sketches made on the artist's first ever trip abroad, as he observed a small boat in similar difficulty approaching the port of [Read entire story]

Attend the Coffee, Cake and Book Group at Hackney Library

There's nothing like a book to help you relax and put things in perspective and at Hackney Central Library today you're invited to a regular book group aiming to offer you a lively discussion based around the classics [Read entire story]

Attend the Hampton Beer Festival

A brand new beer festival begins in Hampton in Middlesex this evening, with beers, ciders, and fundraising for a number of worthy charities.The festival is based at the scout hut on Station Road, a short walk from [Read entire story]

Tired of London, Tired of Life: Visit Eel Pie Island

The twice-yearly opportunity to get visit the usually-closed buildings of Eel Pie island in Twickenham takes place this weekend and next, with the Eel Pie Island Open Studios eventThe private island is home to 26 [Read entire story]

London Stuff: Ceviche – Frith St W1

I was (as I often am these days) late to the party with Ceviche but had been aware of the buzz and was really keen to check it out.  Another common failing of mine (wow I'm really beating myself up this post) is going [Read entire story]

Attend the Marylebone Summer Fayre

For around 300 years, one family have owned 92 acres of some of the most expensive land in the country, around Marylebone High Street and Harley Street. The land owned by the Howard de Waldens isn't the biggest [Read entire story]

London Stuff: Lamb & Flag

Today's post continues my recent alleway theme (I used to write mainly about coffee and Bloomsbury, now it seems to be alleyways...).  If you are sashaying down Floral St (one of Covent Garden's better shopping streets) [Read entire story]

Tired of London, Tired of Life: Visit Culpeper Community Garden

Established in 1982 on half an acre of land behind what is now the big Sainsbury's at Angel Islington, the Culpeper Community Garden is run by people from the local community, and is divided up into 65 plots for local [Read entire story]

London Stuff: Caravan – Kings Cross N1

I love love love Caravan in Exmouth Market - amazing coffee (with beans roasted on site), great food, lovely staff, cool space, great street - what's not to like?  So I was super excited to learn that the Caravan crew [Read entire story]