Places to Go

From major cities to the off-the-beaten-track destinations, we’ve got this place covered. We’ll share the hidden gems that only a local can discover.


World London

The Southbank Centre by Waterloo Bridge is holding the first of what it says will be an annual series of festivals celebrating the cultural roots of London’s different communities. Called World London the season starts today, here’s what’s on. 17 July – Miso Soup Japanese electro-punk band play the Purcell Room at 7.30pm. Tickets £5. 17 July – Oki and […]


Canary Wharf Summer Galas

Canada Square Park in Canary Wharf is hosting a free series of live shows this month called the Canary Wharf Summer Galas. Here’s the schedule, they say no portable furniture is permitted. Map 17 July – Acoustic Band Night Susy Thomas, Gillan Edgar, Miles Winter Roberts, Sam Beeton,Yamit Mamo and Nick Hall each play a 20 minute set, starting at […]


Tin Pan Alley Festival 2007

Denmark Street, just off the Tottenham Court Road end of Charing Cross Road, has for decades been associated with music and musicians and is known as Britain’s Tin Pan Alley, with music publishers and specialist shops selling instruments still dominating the street today. Down the years acts like The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix and the Sex Pistols have recorded songs in […]


London Tourist Information Centres

Britain and London Visitor Centre Address: 1 Regent Street, London SW1Y 4XT – Map Opening Hours Monday 9.30am-6.30pm Tuesday-Friday 9am-6.30pm Weekends 10am-4pm Saturdays from June to Sept 9am-5pm City of London Visitor Information Centre Tel: 020 7332 1456/3456 email: stpauls.informationcentre@cityoflondon.gov.uk Address: The City of London Visitor Information Centre has temporarily moved with staff based at St Paul’s Crypt Shop and […]


Croydon Summer Festival

Lloyd Park in South London hosts the Croydon Summer Festival this weekend featuring events centred around two of London’s largest ethnic groups, with the African Caribbean Family Festival taking place on Saturday 14 July and the Croydon Mela on Sunday 15 July. The African Caribbean Family Festival features various music acts and groups on two stages including on the Main […]


Turkish Fest

London’s Turkish population has expanded rapidly over the last 10-15 years, especially in the North London area with Turkish owned businesses opening all over the place. You can experience a slice of Turkish culture along the banks of the Thames this week when for the fourth year running Turkish Fest takes place as part of the Coin Street Festival. It […]


Rise free music festival

An event sure to attract tens of thousands of people in London this coming weekend is the free music festival Rise:London United Against Racism taking place in Finsbury Park north London on Sunday 15 July. Rise has a huge number of acts and bands performing on seven different stages covering hip-hop, indie, pop, jazz, reggae, Latin, African and Asian music. […]


Eyes on the Tour de France

The Tour De France Opening Ceremony drew a big crowd to London’s Trafalgar Square this evening, the rain even held off which must be a good omen and around half a million people are expected to watch tomorrow’s Prologue through the centre of town which starts at 3pm. Fans can get a reminder of past classic Tours over the weekend […]