Need some inspiration for 19th October? Edward Elgar premiered his Pomp and Circumstance March on this day in 1901, which has gone on to become a firm favourite at Last Night of the Proms. Why not see if there are any Elgar recitals playing today? Or maybe another classical concert instead?
Top 25Things to do in London bucket list Check out our guide to the Top 25 landmarks and attractions that every tourist should try and visit during their stay in London. If you’re having trouble planning your holiday itinerary then here’s a great place to start – we’ve personally visited all of these and heartily recommend them.
Craig’s review of Carnaby Street I've got that Kinks' song going round and round my head now: "One week he's in polka-dots, the next week he's in stripes, 'cause he's a dedicated follower of fashion." All the beautiful people used to flock down here in their Mary Quant miniskirts to buy their embr… continued
Craig’s review of Nelson's Column The air actually tastes like smoke -- not cigarette smoke, but that gunpowder smoke that drifts down from the fireworks. It's still hanging in the air from the party last night.
I don't go to London on New Year's Eve anymore but back in the day (I'm talking about twenty yea… continued
Craig’s review of Downing Street There are two kinds of people who stand outside Downing Street when the air is minus-5 (it's freezing cold this morning!): the curious and the furious. The curious are tourists. The furious are home grown. The cold must be keeping everyone away today because there's only one… continued
Craig’s review of Sky Garden I used to think of this as the Palm House at Kew, 500 feet in the sky. But now I think of it as one of those giant sci-fi cities in the clouds. This is how we'll all be living soon, enclosed in a giant bio-dome.
Skyscrapers are usually out of bounds to the public but all yo… continued
Craig’s review of Leicester Square Everybody looks wrecked in the morning but I'm the middle-aged kind of wrecked, where you roll out of bed feeling like you've only had five minutes kip. These sleeping kids in Leicester Square are the other type: they look like they're at the tail-end of a long night out tha… continued