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Lumiere London: Everything you need to know about this weekend's festival of lights

Lumiere is returning to the capital tomorrow to bring some much-needed cheer to the end of January - here's everything you need to know about the …

London

Three things you won't want to miss in London this Tuesday

1. If you can’t decide between the gym or the pub, combine both at Be at One’s Cocktail Bootcamp. Stretch it out at a pilates sesh, then reward …

London

London And Liverpool: Are They All That Different?

With The Smiths song, London, ringing in my ears, I arrived in Guilford Street WC1 in January 1987, amazed and confused. The song tells the tale of a …

London

Who was Harry Uzoka? Groundbreaking black British model stabbed to death in 'robbery gone wrong'

British male model had a bright future ahead of him and has been dubbed a 'young icon'.<p>Top British male model Harry Uzoka lost his life after being …

Crime

What to Eat, See, and Do in London, According to an Insider

The cozy chic neighborhood of Marylebone, London, characterized by its quaint village feel, regal architecture and family-owned businesses, has been …

London

Try on, tune in, drop out: the story of Granny Takes A Trip and London’s psychedelic tailors

Starring Kenney Jones, Marianne Faithfull, Joe Boyd, Nigel Weymouth and more<p><b>How a gang of psychedelic tailors and shopkeepers changed the look and</b> …

Profits at shoe shop Office rocketed last year despite 'tough' conditions

• <b>Revenue at Office up 75%, profits up 280%.</b>• <b><br>Board warns outlook "uncertain" due to "low economic growth prospect," but said Office is in "strong position."</b>• <b><br>South African group Truworths bought Office for £154 million in 2015.</b><p>LONDON — Sales at shoe shops Office and Offspring nearly doubled last year …

Business

Birchbox's London pop-up extended by two months

The company set up shop on Carnaby Street in November and initially planned to run until the end of January. It will now stay open until the end of …

Condé Nast

'The Crown' production designer Martin Childs shares how he creates those lavish sets

Netflix’s “The Crown” may have assumed a darker tone in Season 2 as Queen Elizabeth II struggles to juggle both monarchy and marriage, yet the show’s period sets continue to dazzle.<p>The lavish big budget production was shot over eight months on 398 sets, which explains why the series is so popular …

Royal Family

At Chelsea village in Mogadishu

In Summary<p>In keeping with the Chelsea name, each avenue between the containers has a London name: like Oxford Street, Regents Street, Carnaby Street …

Kenya

Christmas in London; windows, lights and markets

As Christmas gets closer, London begins to get festive. Christmas in London means lights, festive windows, an outbreak of Christmas Markets and Ice …

London

'You Gave Me The Answer’ - Christmas and New Year Special…

It’s beginning to look like Christmas in London. Oxford Street, Regents Street and Carnaby Street have somehow managed to out-Christmas themselves …

Christmas

What to do in London in January: 5 ways to brighten up your month

London

Gravity Road hits the streets to crowdsource a thoroughly millennial Christmas | Christmas in Ad Land

Roaring fires, roast dinners, frankincense and myrrh are out – Santa’s topknot, reindeers on Snapchat and festive cockapoos are in! That’s according …

Christmas

This property investment firm now owns a huge chunk of Seven Dials after acquiring six more shops for £25m

West End investment firm Shaftesbury announced this morning that it has acquired six more shops on London's Neal Street, in Seven Dials, for …

London

My love affair with Prue Leith was like a lightning bolt

When Prue Leith appears on the The Great British Bake Off on Christmas Day, she can be sure that at least one person will not be watching: her former lover, Sir Ernest Hall.<p>Although Sir Ernest, 87, is travelling to Britain from his home in the Canary Islands to spend the festive season with his …

Prue Leith

The top 10 dance shows of 2017

Sgt Pepper strutted, Boris Charmatz gave us a buttock-scratching beauty and three men became Lady Macbeth – our critic picks the best dance of the year<p>10. Fuel Theatre: Dead Club (The Place, London)<p>Frauke Requardt and David Rosenberg channelled Edgar Allan Poe, David Lynch and Lewis Carroll in a …

Danse

CHRISTMAS IN LONDON

With our flight back to London for the holidays getting nearer and nearer, I decided to sit down and share my favourite things to do to celebrate …

London

Pastaio, London: a homage to the 1960s Soho trattoria

I am not sure if Stevie Parle intends his latest outing, Pastaio, as an elegant <i>omaggio</i> to the trattoria boom of 1960s Soho but that’s what he has …

London

Top London Christmas Instagram Posts Of 2017

We like a good Christmas snap or two ourselves. Join us @londonist_com.London transforms into a haven of twinkly lights, glowing Christmas trees and …

London

10 Ways to Celebrate Christmas in London

Charles Dickens can take the most credit for reviving Christmas rituals that had lain dormant since his childhood: his role in these traditions is …

London

C7 bulbs or C9s? How Christmas lights became a nerdy obsession

Adorning trees with electric lights has been common since the early 1900s. Whether you love them – or love complaining about your neighbours’ – this year their ubiquity and inventiveness has become undeniable<p>I love Christmas lights. I am writing this in my living room, with no overhead lights on. …

Christmas

Oil jumps over $65 per barrel after Forties pipeline shut for emergency repairs – business live

Brent crude prices have hit their highest level in 2.5 years, following the discovery of a crack in a major UK oil pipeline<p>Oil at highest level since mid-2015 Coming up: Uk inflation figures for November

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Pictures of the Day: 10 December 2017

Johnny Hallyday

Christmas Shopping: The best places to eat near high street hotspots in London

If your readying yourself for the high street dash, then you’ll need to make sure fuel factors in your gameplan.<p>To avoid grabbing the first thing you …

London

Too Faced co-founder Jerrod Blandino on copycat makeup brands and the next big trend for 2018

"Paying homage to someone is different than knocking them off."<p>Back in 1998 while most of us were spending our time listening to Another Level and watching Dawson's Creek, Jerrod Blandino was quitting his job on the Estée Lauder counter to work full time on his makeup company Too Faced.<p>Uninspired …

Makeup

A ranking of the best Too Faced makeup products

Last week saw the opening of the first ever Too Faced shop, right here in London. While we caught up with co-founder Jerrod Blandino on all things Too Faced related (and that possible Britney collab), we had to grill him on the 9 Too Faced products everyone needs to add to their makeup bag asap. …

Makeup

Shaftesbury launches £265m fundraising to expand portfolio

West End property company Shaftesbury, which owns Carnaby Street, has embarked on a £265m fundraising to add new London buildings to its portfolio.<p>The company will use some of the money to finance the purchase of two new Soho properties to add to its roster, while the rest will be kept for future …

London

Jerrod Blandino On Why He Launched Too Faced And Breaking Beauty Rules

Talk about a makeover: Jerrod Blandino went from working behind the Estée Lauder makeup counter to recently selling his behemoth beauty brand, Too Faced, to Estée Lauder for $1.45 billion. In between, as the co-founder of Too Faced, Blandino created a beauty line with a cult following that …

Makeup