Sunday 28 February 2016

Genaro Bardy's Desert in London - Images of London with no cars or pedestrians

Incredible photos capture London's empty streets without a car or pedestrian in sight

Saturday 27 February 2016

Chuan Spa at The Langham London Regent Street, London, UK

Chuan is an opulent hotel spa located within The Langham London.
Just a few minutes' walk away from Oxford Circus station, Chuan Spa offers a luxury haven in the heart of the West End, with a philosophy steeped in the values of traditional Chinese medicine.
Therapists work to re-balance and revitalize the body and soul with treatments including body scrubs, cupping, facials and acupuncture. Guests can also unwind in a secluded relaxation area, make use of a vitality pool and Londons first salt-sauna, before visiting one of the five treatment rooms.
Outside the treatment areas, Chuan Spa houses a health and fitness club - featuring a beautifully-designed 16-metre swimming pool - as well as a well-equipped gym.

Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre at Hotel Cafe Royal Piccadilly, London, UK

Akasha is a stylish urban hotel spa located in the heart of Piccadilly.
Comprised of nine treatment rooms (including the double treatment Akasha Suite), an 18m lap pool, steam room, sauna and Jacuzzi with mood lighting, restorative sounds and uplifting aromas, therapists offer signature massage, body and facial treatments that marry innovative Western practices with ancient Eastern traditions.
Akasha also has a private Hammam for purifying scrubs and massages, a Vichy shower for cleansing hydrotherapy rituals and boasts London's only Watsu pool for tailored hydro-treatments and guided meditation.
The spa's name reflects its vision to harmoniously unite the four basic elements of nature; earth, water, fire and air. The combination is designed to create a transformational and balancing experience where clients leave with their bodies, minds and souls aligned.

Amazon Tickets - Pre-sale tickets to Marvel Universe LIVE!--see your favourite Marvel characters live in the UK for the first time

Pre-sale tickets to Marvzel Universe LIVE! tour
London, Birmingham, Nottingham, Manchester, Sheffield and Glasgow
September 2016 to January 2017

From £24.70
Marvel fans rejoice: Spiderman, Captain America, Thor, and all your favourite Marvel characters are bringing their hugely popular US tour to the UK for the first time with Marvel Universe LIVE!.

The Cosmic Cube--the source of ultimate power--has been shattered into pieces by the mighty Thor in order to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands. To defeat Loki, Marvel’s greatest super heroes must band together, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and Hulk, along with Spiderman and Wolverine. Expect cutting-edge special effects, pyrotechnics, aerial stunts, martial arts, motorcycles, and mesmerising superhero action that the whole family can enjoy.
Get your pre-sale tickets now and transport yourself to a Marvel universe experience like no other.
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Friday 26 February 2016

Collectors Corner - K2 Reclaimed London Telephone Box - Fully Refurbished

Sellers Comments -A STUNNING ORIGINAL K2 TELEPHONE KIOSK. Created in 1926 by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott for a GPO completion and chosen by the Royal Fine Arts Commission as the outstanding design, the K2 is the original red telephone kiosk.

 It has been an enduring presence at the heart of London, bearing witness through a Blitz, the changes of the Sixties and Royal and State occasions. Its imposing elegance is influenced by the tomb of architect Sir John Soane. Larger and more ornate than later kiosks, the pierced crown and circular vented ceiling show how the practical can also be stylish. Too expensive for national use, the Post Office produced them exclusively for the London area.. All examples still on the street are preserved by order of English Heritage. A fully refurbished k2 telephone box. viewing/collections from se25 (near croydon) delivery can be arranged. Dimensions 3ft.6in x 3ft.6in x 9ft 4in. Weight. 1250kgs

ZSL - Land of the Lions only one month to go.

Land of the Lions 
Take a sneak peek into Land of the Lions
With just one month to go until Land of the Lions opens, we're giving you a sneak peek in to the brand new exhibit. A new, immersive experience, Land of the Lions will transport you to India’s vibrant Sasan Gir, where you can get closer than ever before to Endangered Asiatic lions.

Opening this Easter, Land of the Lions at ZSL London Zoo supports an essential global breeding effort, while bringing the Gir Forest to life in London.
ZSL Photography exhibition
From Saturday 27 February, visit ZSL Whipsnade Zoo and you can admire the stunning shots entered into the fourth annual photography competition, in a striking display. The exhibition is free to attend with every standard admission ticket to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.
Sulawesi crested macaque baby
A critically-endangered Sulawesi crested macaque is the latest arrival to be born at ZSL London Zoo. The beautiful blue eyed Sulawesi crested macaque was born to 17-year-old Winoo after a 174-day-long gestation period, mum and baby are both doing well.

National Army Museum - Women of Britain Say Go, Soldiers' Stories, and more

Women of Britain Say Go!

10 March 2016, 7.00pm
Army & Navy Club, London

To mark International Women's Day, Jo Fox, Claire Langhamer and Kalsoom Bashir will lead a public discussion about the representation of women and gender in Army recruitment propaganda.
Women of Britain Say Go!

Soldiers' Stories:
Major Charles Stooks

Cameroon, February 1916

The diary of Major Charles Stooks of the 5th Light Infantry reveals the difficulties faced by those involved in the final conquest of Germany's West African colony of Kamerun.
Major Charles Stooks

Battle Police on the Western Front

7 March 2016, 12.30pm
Army & Navy Club, London

Join Colonel Jeremy Green OBE as he explores stories of Britain's Military Police during the First World War.
Battle Police on the Western Front

How to Restore an 18th-century Drum

Conserving the Collection

The Museum is working hard to prepare over 2,000 objects for display in the new galleries. Here we take a look at the restoration of an 18th-century side drum.
How to Restore an 18th-century Drum

Counter-insurgency in Ireland in the 1860s

21 March 2016, 12.30pm
Army & Navy Club, London

Join Jerome Devitt as he examines the reaction of the British Army in Ireland to the transatlantic Fenian Conspiracy of the late 1860s.
Jerome Devitt

Empire & Commonwealth: London Libraries Tour

29 February - 13 March 2016
Carnegie Library

The National Army Museum is taking an Empire and Commonwealth exhibition on the road to a range of libraries around London.
Empire & Commonwealth: London Libraries Tour

Piece Makers Exhibition

Until 20 March 2016
Essex Regiment Museum, Chelmsford

Last chance to see the artistic results of a two-year collaboration between the National Army Museum, soldiers in rehabilitation and support centres, and artist Susan Stockwell.
Piece Makers Exhibition

Waterloo Lives:
In Their Own Words

Explore our Napoleonic archive

We are looking for your help to capture new information about our Napoleonic archive. Get involved at home by transcribing and tagging images of these 200-year-old documents.
Waterloo Lives: In Their Own Words

Wellington's Battlefield Gets a Refresh

Conserving the Collection

The Museum has embarked on a huge project to conserve thousands of objects in the Collection. Here we take a look at how one iconic painting has been restored to its former glory.
Wellington's Battlefield Gets a Refresh

Museum of London - 400 years of Shakespeare and more this month

We're celebrating all things Shakespeare in March and April, with a variety of events and displays exploring the Bard's links to London. Shakespeare 400 is a city-wide celebration of 400 years of Shakespeare's legacy and the Museum of London is taking part! Join us for a walking tour with our expert guides, hop on a boat trip, Tour the Thames: Shakespeare's London, with our curators, see a new display, What's in a name?, and discover objects from Elizabethan theatres in an archive tour.
The Crime Museum Uncovered is coming into its final weeks. Don't miss your chance to see the critically-acclaimed exhibition before it closes on 10 April. The exhibition will be open in the evening on 4 March and there are still tickets available for selected evening events including Crime forensics: fact and fiction (7 Mar).
Our programme of events for children under 5 continues with term time activities in March. JoinMini Moles and Little Moles hands-on creative sessions at the Museum of London and at theMuseum of London Docklands enjoy under 5s storytime.
Join our expert guides for intriguing guided walks around London. Discover London's Gin Craze with Mother's Ruin, including a rewarding drink at the end of your walk, or delve into London's criminal past with Law and disorder in the East End. Our popular Roman London tour continues as well as a unique look at the Isle of Dogs.
Hunt the galleries by torchlight in this special after hours event for children at the Museum of London. Get involved with immersive and hands-on activities throughout the night exploring London’s history from the Romans to the Victorians before you curl up to sleep in the galleries!
Mon 4 Apr, 7-9.30pm
Find out what might be next for this unique collection, as we look back on the ins and outs of curating the exhibition from the perspective of the museum and the Metropolitan Police. Hear all about the challenging themes, objects and cases and, for the first time, hear from all three of the curators involved.
Tattoo London: Art Macabre life drawing salonWed 4 May, 7-9.30pm
Sketch painted ladies and inked gents of London in a life drawing salon session led by Art Macabre. Draw the models' tattooed bodies, explore the traditions and tales behind their designs and experiment with what it’s like to draw your designs directly onto the models themselves!
Samuel Pepys: Plague, Fire, Revolution
National Maritime Museum
Chart the devastation of medieval London by plague, fire and war, and its resurrection as a world city. All brought to life through the candid and witty diaries of London’s own Samuel Pepys.
One New Change Food Markets
Join us at One New Change for our artisanal food markets, the first Wednesday of every month and every Friday from 11am – 3pm . With over 20 stalls selling freshly made produce and takeaway goodies there is something for everyone to enjoy!
Black Georgians: The Shock of the Familiar
Black Cultural Archives 
Revealing the everyday lives of Black people in the Georgian period, offering a rich array of evidence to present a surprising, sometimes shocking, and inspiring picture of Georgian Britain.