Things To Do Today In London: Monday 28 May 2018

Facepainting, funk, and a disco ball caravan await a Bethnal Green bank holiday bash.What we're reading:Things to do: THIS IS ME: In a humbling celebration of diverse voices, a group of young care leavers have directed [Read entire story]

City office block swapping cars for bicycle racks – IanVisits

A sign of the times, as a large office in the City of London wants to get rid of most of its car parking space, and replace it with bicycle racks and cycling facilities.Cheapside House, a fairly ordinary office block [Read entire story]

The year football was banned in London – IanVisits

In 1314, Nicholas de Farndone, the Mayor of London (Lord Mayors came later), acting on behalf of King Edward II, banned football in London.“And whereas there is great uproar in the City, through certain tumults arising [Read entire story]

#MadeinItaly Vs The Italian Sounding Phenomenon

I was recently at a dinner hosted by the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Chef Giorgio Locatelli to learn about the Italian Sounding Phenomenon. But more on that later.Italy has a staggering 810-plus food products and [Read entire story]

Free And Cheap Things To Do This Week In London: 28 May-3 June 2018

All week Kids can transform themselves into pint-sized pilots this half term at the RAF Museum.RAF HALF TERM HIJINKS: Hear the story of a heroic first world war pigeon, make your own flying goggles, and explore historic [Read entire story]

Look out for hot air balloons flying over Central London – IanVisits

If you get up early on a Sunday morning in June, then you might see the glorious sight of up to 50 hot air balloons drifting gently over Central London, as part of the Lord Mayor of London’s balloon regatta.Unlike [Read entire story]

What Are The New Crossrail Trains Like?

Image: TfLCrossrail is coming, and with it, a whole new fleet of trains is coming to London. But what are the Crossrail trains actually like? Design of the Crossrail trains Image: TfLIf you've heard anything at all about [Read entire story]

Peter Pan Takes A Dark Turn In Regent’s Park

Jonathan Loudan Peter Pan Takes A Dark Turn In Regent's Park Peter Pan, Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park 4 The Open Air Theatre in Regent’s Park finally has a summer [Read entire story]

Why Does Everyone Think That Paddington Is A Bastard To Get To?

Image / Shutterstock"So, where shall we meet for drinks.""Dunno. South Bank? Covent Garden?""Nah, done those loads of times. Maybe somewhere a bit more, you know, off-the-beaten track?""How about Paddington? I hear [Read entire story]

Coin Laundry Really Puts Our Tastebuds Through The Wringer

For all its claims of being a 'neighbourhood bar', Coin Laundry is essentially a gastropub, albeit with a ramped up cocktail menu. The gorgeous wall tiles and stained glass window panes just scream 'pub'.  It's a step-up [Read entire story]