Posts Tagged ‘london’

Olympic festival line-up announced

Olympic festival line-up announced

You thought it was only about sport, but the 2012 London Olympics wants to show it has much more to wow the crowds. Its organising committee has announced a country-wide programme of cultural events to suit even the most discerning lover of all things artistic. (more…)

Buddha-Bar opens in London

Buddha-Bar opens in London

The first Buddha-Bar opened in Paris in the heady, austerity-free days of 1996, introducing Pan-Asian fusion food and drink, a chic nightclub feel and a renowned soundtrack of ethnic and tribal beats. (more…)

London opens its doors

London opens its doors

For some, London’s iconic landmarks are an everyday sight (it seems like wherever you are in London now the top of The Shard is peeking out from the cityscape). Yet while they’re commonplace to us from the outside, it’s rare that we ever get the chance to view from the inside looking out. (more…)

London calling… to India

London calling… to India

The British have long been seduced by India, from this month’s colourful cover star, Rajasthan, to Kerala’s dreamy backwaters and the peaceful Buddhist region of Ladakh. Our readers repeatedly rate the country highly at the Readers’ Travel Awards, and it seems the feeling is mutual. (more…)

Climb a London landmark

Climb a London landmark

Like scaling Sydney Harbour Bridge or walking up the steps inside the Eiffel Tower, Up at the O2 is an new experience intended to let people interact with an iconic landmark. This time it is an open walkway, suspended above the O2, formerly the Millennium Dome. (more…)

A Living Space in London

A Living Space in London

Kit Kemp is not only the expert interior designer behind the beautiful rooms at Firmdale Hotels in London and New York, she also co-owns the company. And now she has curated an exhibition, ‘A Living Space’, at the Gallery of Contemporary Applied Arts to coincide with the London Design Festival. (more…)

Made in Britain

Made in Britain

In the lead-up to the Olympics, all eyes are on London – not least for its design credentials (Zaha Hadid’s Aquatic Centre has received as much attention as the stadium itself). (more…)

Art on the map

Art on the map

Maps aren’t just for planning your next journey, as the recent trend for creative cartography shows.

In an age where online and app cartography rules, artists are looking for new ways to display information and geographical narratives. (more…)

Dior Illustrated at Somerset House in London

Dior Illustrated at Somerset House in London

Home to London Fashion Week, Somerset House will host a brand-new exhibition by Dior illustrator Rene Gruau 10 November-9 January. Dior Illustrated: Rene Gruau and the Line of Beauty celebrates some of the most iconic fashion and beauty images of the 20th-century. (more…)

Say a little prayer

Say a little prayer

Who said the devil has all the best tunes? Church acoustics were designed to lift those voices right up to heaven, so little wonder that in recent years some of the hottest singers and bands having been filling pews around the country. (more…)

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