Thursday 30 January 2014

Experts quizzed over flood risk to capital | London - ITV News

Experts quizzed over flood risk to capital | London - ITV News:

The Environment Committee will quiz London Assembly experts and the Environment Agency today about whether the capital is sufficiently equipped to deal with future rising water levels and flood threats.

Experts from the Environment Agency, the National Flood Florum and the London Assembly will answer questions on the sustainability of London's flood defences and the capital's readiness to react in an emergency."

Wednesday 29 January 2014

Tuesday 28 January 2014

London lifeboat station busiest in UK and Ireland | London - ITV News

London lifeboat station busiest in UK and Ireland | London - ITV News

London lifeboat crews saved 372 people last year, 25 of whom would almost certainly have died without the intervention of a lifeboat.

Annual statistics on the deployment of lifeboat crews reveal that Tower station near Waterloo Bridge was the busiest in the whole of the UK and Ireland last year, with crews called out almost 500 times."

Monday 27 January 2014

The Lamb Tavern and Old Tom's Bar

A small piece of history in the heart of Leadenhall Market, the Lamb Tavern has been a part of the tapestry of the City of London since 1780.

Sunday 26 January 2014

London Holiday Inn Mayfair

London Hotels 4 Star - Mayfair London
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Holiday Inn London Mayfair

4 * 

London, Mayfair


This city hotel has 195 rooms in total spread over 7 floors. It is air-conditioned and has a lobby with 24-hour check-out service, a safe, currency exchange facility, lift access, bar, dining, conference and parking facilities. Room and laundry services are also available.


The hotel is situated in a relatively quiet side street in Mayfair on the corner of Piccadilly, just two minutes walk from Green Park underground station. Bond Street, Regents Street and some of London best shopping and most famous sites are within an easy stroll of the hotel. London Heathrow Airport is a 60-minute taxi ride away and the hotel is just 50 metres from well-connected Green Park Tube station.


Rooms come with en suite bathroom, hairdryer, direct dial telephone, satellite/cable TV, radio, Internet access, minibar, tea/coffee making facilities, ironing set, double or king-size bed, safe, as well as individually adjustable air conditioning and heating.

Food & drink

Dine under chandeliers in an elegant setting at Nightingales restaurant where steaks are cooked to order. The refreshed Bar and Nightingales Restaurant has a very pleasant and ideally located view of Berkeley Street. You are able to relax with friends or have informal business meetings with quick professional service.

Tourist information

1 minute walk to the nearest metro station (green park)
1 minute walk to the nearest bus stop
1 km to the nearest station (victoria)
5 km to the nearest fair site (earls court)
26 kms to the airport (london heathrow)
70 kms to the airport (london gatwick)

Hotel Facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Babysitting services
  • Bar(s)
  • Car parking
  • Disabled facilities
  • Internet access
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Concierge facilities
  • Golf course
  • Laundry facilities
  • Porterage
  • Breakfast room
  • Safe
  • Bicycle storage
  • High chairs
  • Currency exchange
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Complimentary newspaper(s)
  • Ice machine(s)
  • Conference/banquet facilities
  • Valet parking
  • Ironing facilities
  • Disabled access
  • Meeting rooms
  • Pets allowed on request
  • Business services
  • Dining room
  • Fax facilities
Room Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Television
  • Trouser press
  • Individual heating
  • King-size beds
  • Mini bar/fridge
  • DVD player
  • Connecting rooms
  • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • In-house movies
  • Shower
  • Air conditioning
Holiday Inn London Mayfair
Holiday Inn London Mayfair
Holiday Inn London Mayfair
Holiday Inn London Mayfair
Holiday Inn London Mayfair
Holiday Inn London Mayfair
Holiday Inn London Mayfair

Saturday 25 January 2014

Hilton Park Lane - 5* Trader Vic's, Meal and Wine

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Three Courses and Bottle of Wine For Two £69 at Trader Vic's, 5* Hilton on Park Lane (43% Off)

Groupon from Trader Vic's London

Skateboarders battle to save South Bank skate park | London - ITV News

Skateboarders battle to save South Bank skate park | London - ITV News: "Hundreds of skateboarders have been at Lambeth Town Hall, to deliver 30 boxes of objections, in the next stage of their battle to save the skate park on South Bank.

The area has been used by skateboarders for decades, but there are proposals to turn it into retail units.

However, campaigners say that almost 95 thousand people have signed up to oppose the plans."

Hundreds of skateboarders at Lambeth Town Hall.

Friday 24 January 2014

Science Museum - Walk the tunnels of CERN at Lates
Step inside the world's greatest experiment at this month's Lates
Wednesday 29 January, 18.45 - 22.00
Check out our major exhibition Collider, get a close-up look at exclusive objects from our atom-smashing collections and discover what's in store for the LHC in 2014. Plus all the regular Lates favourites including the pub quiz, the silent disco and Punk Science comedy show.

On the night, be sure to enter the Large Hadron Collider competition for your chance to win LHC-themed prices!

Lates is sponsored by MasterCard.
Watch the Collider trailer

Find out how we recreated the famous CERN particle physics laboratory at the Science Museum.

Serpentine Galleries - London

January/February Events 2014

Bridge Commission Audio Walks
A new story by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

January’s Audio Walk is written by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and is now available to download for free.

Listen to:An awakening, to the sound and dust of the Harmattan wind by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Nigerian-born, award-winning author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie writes novels, short stories, essays and poem. Her fiction works include Americanah (2013), Half of a Yellow Sun (winner of the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction 2007), andPurple Hibiscus.

The Bridge Commission marks the opening of the new Serpentine Galleries and takes visitors over the Serpentine Bridge on a journey between the two sites in Kensington Gardens. Twelve new original works written by established and emerging voices from around the world will be available one per month as downloadable files through September 2014.

Deloitte Family Day: Tall StoriesSunday 2 February 2014Serpentine Gallery12:00 to 17:00

Join artist Orly Orbach for a fun puppet making and storytelling workshop inspired by both the Wael Shawky and Jake & Dinos Chapman exhibitions.
Deloitte Family Days take place at the Serpentine Gallery. All ages are welcome to these free, drop-in events. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Final Weeks
Wael Shawky Until 9 February 2014 Serpentine Gallery 

Shawky's puppetry is remarkable, from the dip of a long-lashed lid to the snort of a brutal soldier.
The Observer

The first major London exhibition of the Egyptian artist Wael Shawky. Wael Shawky features the worldwide premiere of the artist’s latest film Al Araba Al Madfuna II (2013).

Serpentine Cinema Online: Wael Shawky
Until 9 February 2014

Serpentine Cinema partners with MUBI, the online cinemathèque, to present a season of films from Egypt.

The programme, selected with Wael Shawky, shows the breadth of Shawky’s practice and includes recent and rarely seen work. An additional selection shows pioneering and emerging films from Egypt, including those from film-makers who took part in the MASS Alexandria study programme, which the artist founded in 2010.

View for free:

Final Weeks
Jake and Dinos Chapman: Come and See
Until 9 February 2014
Serpentine Sackler Gallery 

Judged by these standards, their latest exhibition won’t disappoint.
The Times

Jake and Dinos Chapman: Come and See demonstrates the range of the artists’ output – from painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture, to film, music and literature – providing a unique insight into the complexity of their practice and their prolific career.

Free Saturday Seminars
Saturday Talk: Emma Enderby
Saturday 8 February 2014

Curator Emma Enderby presents a talk on the exhibition by Jake and Dinos Chapman: Come and See. Leading a tour of the show, Enderby discusses the concepts that inform the artists’ practice, focusing on individual works on display.

AGNES by Cécile B. Evans
Spring 2014
Digital Commission, Serpentine Galleries Website 

Created by artist Cécile B. Evans, AGNES lives on the Serpentine’s website and is the first in a new series of digital commissions. AGNES reaches out, shares information and tries to get to know you so she can take you on journeys that give you new insights into digital and physical space. If your interactions with AGNES reveal that you to trust her, you might receive something in the post. Click on the gold hand icon on the Serpentine’s website to engage with AGNES.


For AGNES GOES LIVE, AGNES has generated enough strength to make a live appearance. She will answer questions from Ben Vickers, curator of digital at the Serpentine Galleries, as well as those from the audience. In this appearance, AGNES will discuss the conditions of her survival and the bounds and boundaries of the 'cloud'.

In partnership with Picturehouse Cinemas
Sunday 23 February, 1:30pm
Hackney Picturehouse
270 Mare Street
E8 1HE
Tickets £7/£6 conc./£5 Picturehouse members

Tickets available from

Thursday 23 January 2014

Empty London Streets at Christmas

Taken on Christmas Day this gallery of images shows a very different side of London.
Here's how some of the capital's busiest streets look when there is almost no one around.
The pictures were taken by Italian photographer Corrado Chiozzi. 
Oxford Circus Credit: Corrado Chiozzi
Regent Street Credit: Corrado Chiozzi
Oxford Circus Credit: Corrado Chiozzi
Oxford Circus Credit: Corrado Chiozzi
Marble Arch Credit: Corrado Chiozzi
Marble Arch Credit: Corrado Chiozzi
iccadilly Circus Credit: Corrado Chiozzi
Cambridge Circus Credit: Corrado Chiozzi
Seven Dials Credit: Corrado Chiozzi
Covent Garden Credit: Corrado Chiozzi
Apple Store, Covent Garden Credit: Corrado Chiozzi
London Eye Credit: Corrado Chiozzi
Blackfriars Bridge Credit: Corrado Chiozzi
The City Credit: Corrado Chiozzi
City Hall, Queen's Walk Credit: Corrado Chiozzi
Shoreditch Credit: Corrado Chiozzi
Barbican Credit: Corrado Chiozzi
King's Cross Credit: Corrado Chiozzi
Euston Station Credit: Corrado Chiozzi
Warren Street Station Credit: Corrado Chiozzi

Source ITV