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See rare archive pieces from McQueen and Galliano at new London exhibition

For some people, the fear of throwing things away is almost a disease – but while others hoard things they really should get rid of, designer Jennefer Osterhoudt’s collected items have become one of fashion’s biggest and most fascinating archives. And now, as part of new exhibition <i>Inside Arc</i>, a …

High Heels

Wiley biopic gets the green light

Wiley will tell the life story of the grime MC.<p>Grime artist Wiley's life story is to be made into a feature film, <i>Variety</i> reports. <i>Wiley</i> will be made …

Music

Southwark Playhouse confirms move to two permanent homes from next year

Southwark Playhouse has announced it will move to a new, permanent home in 2019, in addition to detailing further plans about a second space in …

London Bridge

London's rooftop restaurants and restaurants with views

Long a vast but low-rise city, London's skyline has only recently been perforated by blocks of buildings that could legitimately be described as skyscrapers. As the number of high-rise buildings in the capital grows, so too do the number of rooftop restaurants. Many of these restaurants charge top …

Caleb Femi’s striking new poem calls for empathy as London’s youth bleed

A lot of Caleb Femi’s work is autobiographical as he picks apart the common misconceptions of the environment he grew up in. Whether that is showing the light in London’s estates as they stagnate in the shadow of the Grenfell Tower tragedy in his Random Acts film “And They Knew Light”. Or, how his …

Biographies

Novelist: "The Internet Has Messed up the Roads More Than Crack in the 80s"

A week after the grime MC released his debut album, we speak about his meditative journey, God and the societal changes London’s youth need.<p>Novelist is perched on a studio chair – the luxurious kind with wheels – behind an immense mixing desk at Abbey Road studios. “I saw someone said,” he begins – …

Virgil Abloh brings Byredo installation to London’s Selfridges

While they’re two brands you might not initially put together, Byredo and Off-White are a perfect match, with both renowned for conceptual thinking and a unique take on luxury creation. Not content with creating a mere collection, respective creative directors Virgil Abloh and Ben Gorham instead …

A much-needed LGBTQ+ community centre is opening in London

Yesterday evening (April 18) saw the announcement of the London LGBTQ+ Community Centre, in Hackney Downs, east London. The centre will open as a multi-functional space for exhibitions, performances, and outreach programs, with a cafe, meeting point, workspace, and social centre run by and for …

What Is England Festival For Hackney

Music, talks and workshops exploring the theme of Englishness in the run up to St George's Day

Huge art show opens to restore London’s Southbank skate spot

In 2014, Long Live Southbank won a 17-month-long battle against land managers who planned to turn the legendary undercroft into chain coffee shops and cafes. Southbank Centre had initially proposed to relocate skaters to a replacement park underneath Hungerford Bridge, but after over 40,000 …

A cute British neo-soul song for the weekend

Watch the video for JGrrey’s “Growing.”<p>JGrrey, the London-based vocalist with "1994" tattooed across her fingers, first emerged via a mesmerising …

Appeal for woman missing from Balham

<b>Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a woman who is missing from Wandsworth.</b><p>Nadia Abdullahi, 22, was last seen on Monday, 9 …

New Mr Brainwash exhibition 'Keep Smiling' to be shown in three London locations.

Keep Smiling is Los Angeles-based artist Mr Brainwash first Los Angeles-based UK exhibition in six years and will be exhibited across Maddox …

A Legendary Clerkenwell Restaurant Expands to Hackney Wick

<b>Sam</b> and <b>Sam Clark</b> of Moro and Morito have announced that they will launch a new outside catering company, called <b>Casa Moro</b>, as well as a new private dining room space in Hackney Wick — in May.<p>It is 20 years since the two Sams, both alumni of the River Cafe in Hammersmith, opened Moro — a now iconic …

'You Can’t Get Nothing Like This No More’: How London's Oldest Family-Run Café Beat Gentrification

While the area around it desperately gentrifies, East End café E Pellicci sticks to the old values of hearty food, warm hospitality, and salty humour. Max Olesker celebrates a London institution<p><b>The first thing that hits you is the noise.</b> To visit E Pellicci, the Italian café at 332 Bethnal Green …

England

London’s New Obsession With Vegan Food, Explained

Over the past 12 months, London has witnessed the opening of not just vegan restaurants, but a vegan pub, its first vegan doughnut shop, the debut of a meat-free “bleeding” burger, high street and fast food chains introducing vegan menus, and an entire new street food scene devoted to …

Jack White celebrates ‘Boarding House Reach’ release with intimate, last minute London pub show

The musician made an appearance in the courtyard of a London pub<p>Jack White played a tiny gig at a London pub this evening (March 28) to celebrate the …

Lily Allen review, The Dome, London NW5 - the feather-ruffling pop star makes a triumphant return

Love her or loathe her, Lily Allen has always been a pop star who’s called a spade a spade. Not that it hasn’t dug her many holes over the years. When she sprang into view in box-fresh sneakers and prom dresses in 2006, her feather-light reggae was underpinned by sweary nonchalance about being a …

Driverless tech has reached south-east London: my morning commute in an autonomous pod in Greenwich

Sir William Lyons, the founder of Jaguar, allegedly said that “the car is the closest thing we will ever create to something that is alive”. It’s a charming sentiment, especially when you think about the models he was referring to, but I’ve come to a drizzly car park in Greenwich to see a more …

The rollout of free drinking water across London train stations has just begun with Charing Cross

The first of Network Rail's free water fountains has been set up at a London station as part of its efforts to slash the impact of plastic …

This London bench absorbs as much pollution as 275 trees

London has got a new ally in the fight against its air pollution crisis: hedge 2.0.<p>The CityTree is a strange mix of bench and hedge, but is very …

Art heist raises questions about the value of black creativity

At the beginning of March, Black Blossoms, a unique collective that has been celebrating and platforming the work of black women artists since 2015 through a series of exhibitions, was dealt a huge blow. Founder Bee Tajudeen woke on March 2 to find that the contents of her storage cupboard, where …

Free 1GB data for EE’s London customers

Capital idea<p>If you’re not with EE and live outside of the M25, you may want to look away now. Everyone else: I have good news! EE is giving away a …

Stefflon Don review, Kentish Town Forum – a celebration of life, London and sex

Given the groundswell of noise around Stefflon Don, it’s apt that the London rapper is this week gracing the final ever cover of NME, that publication that announced on Wednesday that it is immediately ceasing production of its print edition after 66 years. There she crouches, imperious in a …

Urban street photographer's quest to take incredible photos of every Tube station in London

An urban photographer is making his way around the capital on a mission to take amazing pictures of every station in London.<p>Graphic designer Luke …

England

The Central Saint Martins grad making fabulous (and sustainable) fashion

Sustainability. As vital as it is, in the context of fashion, it often conjures up images of clothing that’s homespun, hippyish, and not exactly what you might consider wearing. The good news is that today, that’s a total myth – and you only need to look so far as Central Saint Martins graduate …

London's iconic industrial gems are being 'recycled' into heritage homes as builders snap up derelict factories and gasholders

Now that financial services firms in steel-and-glass skyscrapers dominate the capital’s economy, it’s easy to forget that London used to be one of …

International Women's Day 2018: How London's food and drink scene is celebrating | London Evening Standard

Head to the Savoy and ask for Pippa Guy, who last year suited up in the American Bar’s white jackets to break a century of male-only bartending. If …

Top Chef

Meet the teens who replaced white actors with black people in movie posters

Four teenagers have caused a stir this week after mock-up movie posters they made, replacing white actors with black people, popped up around Brixton in south west London. The teens, who have formed a campaign group called Legally Black, were keen to highlight the ongoing issue of representation in …

Southwark Playhouse to return to London Bridge in 2019

Off-West End theatre Southwark Playhouse will leave its current premises next year to return to London Bridge in a newly created venue.<p>Until 2012, …