The Magical Lantern Festival – London

By | March 6th, 2017|What to do in London|

The Magical Lantern Festival at Chiswick House and Gardens, how best to describe a brisk evening spent wandering among huge, rainbow coloured works of art representing the silk road and spreading messages or peace and prosperity? ... errrr, magical? As yo can see, my little break from blogging over the winter months has done little [...]

The ArcelorMittal Orbit – The slide of your life

By | August 23rd, 2016|What to do in London|

The ArcelorMittal Orbit, whether you think it odd looking, slightly crazy,  or just plain eccentric the tangled and looping mass of red and grey is the UK's tallest and a new (ish) landmark within London's much changed borough of Newham. Last Friday, I FINALLY got my chance to visit and scale this east London monster. The ArcelorMittal [...]

The Sky Garden – Fantastic views over London for FREE

By | December 1st, 2015|What to do in London|

It was a surprisingly sunny Sunday in London when I took my better half to experience The Sky Garden at number 20 Fenchurch Street, Aka 'The Walkie Talkie'. It's a strange looking building.  Truth be told I'm not entirely sure I like it, the look of it I mean. The fact that it cost £200m [...]

The Redbull Soapbox Race @ Alexandra Palace – London Life

By | July 23rd, 2015|What to do in London|

The Redbull Soapbox Race is a highlight of the London summer scene. It's fun, wacky, competitive but at the same time not too serious.  It's a great day out, and not to be missed. The London Life section of this blog has been a bit quite of late, and for that I apologise.  Saving for [...]

An elementary guide to finding Sherlock Holmes in London

By | March 24th, 2015|What to do in London|

I'm sure there are many a' post on the internet about Sherlock Holmes, and where exactly in London you can visit set locations from the show, swot up on Holmes trivia, and even see the man himself.  Well here's one more for the pile, but hopefully will a little bit of added geek for you [...]

The Aeronaut – a night of Hula, Fire, Contortion and Comedy

By | January 19th, 2015|What to do in London|

The Aeronaut in Acton, west London ... This is like the most f*cked up Butlins ever Please excuse the profanity above, its not normal that I open a blog post in such a way, but you know how sometimes someone will say something, that is just so accurate that it sticks with you for days [...]

Loving LEGO: The Art of the Brick exhibit @ The Truman Gallery

By | December 3rd, 2014|What to do in London|

LEGO forms some of my earliest childhood memories.  I can vaguely remember spending one Christmas at my cousins house where I received a great, huge LEGO castle as a present from my parents.  Needless to say I had that castle set built before dinner, following the instruction manual step by step until the draw-bridge was [...]

Apres Ski @ Bodo’s Schloss, London

By | November 21st, 2014|What to do in London|

I am yet to go snowboarding this season, although to be fair the snow is only just starting to fall across most of Europe's premium boarding spots.  But, does the fact that I have not boarded yet mean that I cannot yet enjoy a little apres ski?  Hmm, why not start the season as I [...]

My London Drive-in Cinema Experience

By | September 8th, 2014|What to do in London|

Ha!  ... and she actually thought I was taking her shopping.  An evening of shopping just after payday? Not a chance!  I wasn't been mean though, it wasn't a tease.  We were heading towards the shopping centre for good reason ... just not the reason she thought/hoped for.  We were off to partake in a London [...]

An East London Street Art Tour

By | March 5th, 2014|Photographic Inspiration, What to do in London|

Avoiding the tube strikes was a minor miracle, avoiding the floods was other worldly. We could not escape the wind and rain however, and so upon exiting Liverpool Street station it was hold onto your hats, umbrellas and any other lose items you may have on your person at the time.  Ah springtime in London, [...]