London

An Australian Explains Why London Is the Worst City on Earth - VICE

<i>This post originally appeared on VICE Australia.</i><p>Now I know what you're thinking. If you're from London, or England—and you're reading an article by an Australian about how London is the worst city on Earth— you're probably thinking <i>LEAVE THEN</i>. If the roles were reversed, I'd probably think that as …

Edgar Allan Poe

Pollution warning as London air quality alerts are issued

<b>Air quality alerts have been issued by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, with moderate pollution expected until the weekend across 17 London boroughs.</b><p>The problem is expected to peak on Thursday in Westminster, City of London, Hammersmith, Kensington and Chelsea, Kingston and Wandsworth.<p>Pollution warnings …

Air Quality

Is It Quicker To Travel By Car Or Public Transport?

We all have those days sat on the tube or bus, going nowhere fast, slowly grinding our teeth down. It's times like this we say to ourselves that "if …

East London

Dabke, arak and perfect falafel: it’s the best of Lebanese London

Shawarmas may be standard fare for the city’s 3am crew, but the Lebanese-London connection runs deeper than kebab shops. After seeking refuge during …

Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line Review

<i>A propaganda poster published in Germany in 1919</i><p>If you’re in London at some point before 1 March 2017, you need to head over to the British Library …

London Underground

A gift to my future self

I was far from home for the first time. My host gave me a journal.<p>January 18, 2017 —When Charles Lee handed me the small red notebook in 1974, he …

Trafalgar Square

Tight security as Madame Tussaud's unveils UK waxwork of Trump

LONDON (Reuters) - A waxwork of Donald Trump was unveiled on Wednesday amid tight security at Madame Tussauds museum after protests at a similar ceremony in Spain earlier this week.<p>Striking a bullish pose in his navy suit and Republican red silk tie, the model stands in the museum’s Oval Office …

Getting to London from Heathrow Airport - Heathrow Airport Guide

Getting To London From Heathrow<p>There are many ways to get into and around London. Choose your method of transport from our helpful information …

Transport for London

London's Most Glamorous Afternoon Tea

Looking for chandelier-hung, vintage glamour? Or sleek, modern twists on the classics? London has an afternoon tea to suit all tastes and we've …

No network? No problem: Google now saves your mobile searches for when you’re back online

Do you frequently find yourself suffering from a spotty mobile internet connection? Google has announced a new update to its Android search app that …

Google

Canary Wharf and The River Thames London Docklands England

Canary Wharf, River Thames<p>and a clipper boat<p>London Docklands<p>England United Kingdom<p>photography by Andy Evans Photos<p>Niume …

River Thames

The first direct train service from China to the UK has arrived in London

The first ever direct freight train service from China to the UK has arrived in London after an epic 17-day journey.<p>The East Wind service departed …

China

Manicures for toddlers and £229 Barbies: is this really one of London's top family attractions?

This is the age of populism. Experts have had their day. That’s the word from the ballot box, anyhow.<p>And it was in this spirit of hearing the people sing that I found myself standing last week in one of London’s top 10 family attractions, as chosen by parents and children around Britain in a new …

European Travel

London to be hit by toxic air today in ‘public health emergency’

<b>A toxic air alert has been issued for London for the next three days in what mayor Sadiq Khan has called a ‘public health emergency’.</b><p>City Hall has …

Public Health

London Rental Opportunity of the Week: The 'What Could You Get In Hackney for £36,000?' Special! - VICE

<b>What is it?</b> It is an article that is hooked to a news story that defies the very structure of "London Rental Opportunity of the Week", but because that's the only thing that is sensible, must also be crushed into the format of "London Rental Opportunity of the Week", like a not-quite-deflated-yet …

Hackney

Deliveroo to build ‘one of the UK’s largest tech hubs’ as it creates hundreds of jobs in new London office

Deliveroo is set to increase its tech staff by a third and move its global headquarters to Cannon Street in London this year in move to build "one of …

Innovation

Doggy tour bus shows adventurous pups the sights of London

Insurance and services company MORE TH>N brought its pet insurance and product membership promotion to the streets of London, creating a bus tour specifically for dogs and their owners.

Humor

Lost in London: how Woody Harrelson's crazy night out inspired his crazier live film experiment

June 7, 2002. Woody Harrelson, in London rehearsing for his West End debut in On an Average Day, leaves Chinawhite nightclub and hails a black cab. He's drunk. On his way back to his hotel, the star of Natural Born Killers soon becomes restless. "I turned round and he was kicking the inside of my …

Film (UK)

Four London Destinations For Walkthrough Photography

You might not be an expert photographer, but capturing photographs of beautiful places while visiting a new place is your hobby. With this hobby you …

European Travel

The five best free things to do in NYC this week

When you live in the most expensive city in America, it can be hard to stick to a budget. Luckily, we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re looking for …

Retiring London police chief warns against 'stop and search' tactics

The retiring chief of London's Metropolitan Police has warned that "stop and search" policing tactics can be counterproductive and alienate key …

Australian News

End of road for famous pub as new Castle Street plan revealed

Revised plans to upgrade Hull's busiest road could see the demolition of the Earl De Grey pub.<p>Highways England, which is responsible for the A63, say …

Mega Bog shares “London” video, touring, opening for Cherry Glazerr tonight

<b>Mega Bog</b>‘s new album <i>Happy Together</i> is out February 3 via Nicey. Since our last post they’ve shared the beautiful, otherworldly “Diznee” from the …

Music

Women’s March on London: How to get involved and other important march day tips

As Donald Trump prepares to take up the title as US President, thousands of women are readying themselves to take to the streets of London in …

U.S. Presidency

Promises, Promises at the Southwark Playhouse

<i>Promises Promises</i>, based on a screenplay by Neil Simon with music by Burt Bacharach along with a book by Billy Wilder and I A L Diamond, not to …

Playwrights

Comm•Une Open Recording Studio In East London

Collective's main aim to provide affordable studio access for emerging producers, DJs and musicians.<p>comm•une collective, the music and subculture …

East London

These two London restaurants will lock up your phone while you eat

You could be mid-way through pouring out your soul but if your friend, date or dining buddy hears a ping, chances are they'll check their phone, no …

If The Train From China To Barking Took Passengers...

The days of thinking Amersham is far-flung are over. There's now a direct train between Barking and Yiwu in China. If you're struggling to picture …

China

Borough Market is opening a pop-up restaurant using ingredients from traders

Have you ever wandered around Borough Market wishing you could eat everything? Us too. There are so many awesome things to eat at the SE1 food market …

Food & Dining