Best Opportunity to Save in London- and anywhere else!

It is true- it is all about London. But sometimes, to live in London, one needs to focus on the occasional other item or two. For example, to be able to afford to live in London, you might need to focus on your budget.read in full »

Christmas Ice Rinks review

The best ice rink at Christmas is the one at Somerset House. This is how a winter rink should look, all lit in brilliant blues with a giant Tiffany Christmas tree up the front. It gets dark early in the winter when we put the clocks back so it’s pitch black at five-thirty, and people […]read in full »

Buying a London Property? Here’s Where to Put Your Money

If you have the time and the money, investing in London property is probably one of the smartest things that you can do. However, if you want to really make some money, invest in property in an area that’s dubbed as the next “up and coming area”. This way, you can buy when it’s cheap, […]read in full »

Hotel restaurant graced by royals gains Michelin star

A London restaurant that has been a favourite for royalty throughout its 105-year history has been awarded a Michelin star, despite refusing to serve “poncey” food.read in full »

Where to go and where to eat in London this month

March may not seem the most obvious month in which to head to our fair capital – after all, by this time of year, the sun hasn’t emphatically returned just yet, and nor are hotel prices quite as low as at the start of the year.read in full »

The best of Sherlock Holmes’s London

Helping to fill the chasm between series three and four of the BBC’s wildly successful Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, the Museum of London has launched a comprehensive look at the world’s only “consulting detective” and his relationship with the metropolis. The exhibits tackle not only the latest incarnation (it includes Sherlock’s now […]read in full »

Camden delights the markets

Snapping up several markets in London’s Camden, traditionally the home of punks and goths and an increasingly popular stop on the capital’s tourist trail, has paid off Teddy Sagi, the Israeli technology and gambling billionaire.read in full »

The Real Cost Of Cycling In London

Over the past few years, there has been a great deal of back and forth in London regarding the London cycle hire scheme, which was introduced in 2010 with sponsorship from Barclays Bank. Popularly known as ‘Boris Bikes’ (named after the London Mayor who introduced them), these bikes have given Londoners yet another to get […]read in full »

AA Gill reviews Sackville’s, London W1

Critics, unlike postmen, only ring the once. One visit per hospitable incarnation. If you get a new owner or a new chef, maybe you get a second go. Most places are happy with the one, like an inoculation. Either it was good and they get a pull quote for the website, or it was bad […]read in full »

Partying in London

London is a city known worldwide for its tireless nightlife scene. London nights are endless and able to satisfy the most demanding clientele. You will find areas, clubs and pubs for all tastes.read in full »

The ideal Holmes show: Sherlock lives again at the Museum of London

The first exhibition devoted to the detective for 60 years is a joyous celebration of the sleuth in all his guises. Click above to watch Ian McKellen on Holmes, and the second tab for our interactive map (phone app users go to thetimes.co.uk/arts)read in full »

Staple Inn Review

This is not the kind of place that you’ll bother with as a tourist because it’s not good enough to visit on its own, but if you have nothing better to do on a rainy afternoon, and you fancy a walk down Holborn, then you’ll be treated to one of the best buildings in The […]read in full »

10 Unique Activities To Do In London This Month

London is an exciting place to spend the day, or even longer, but next time you find yourself in the capital, why not look beyond the usual landmarks? If you’re bored of Big Ben and over Oxford Street, then here are 10 unique activities you can enjoy in the big smoke.read in full »

Marble Arch Review

If you’re expecting Marble Arch to compare with the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, or the Arch of Constantine in Rome, then forget it – you’re going to be extremely disappointed. The best arch in London is Wellington Arch, at the top of Constitution Hill, but Marble Arch was never supposed to be anything other […]read in full »

Coffee shops review

I thought I’d just write a little something about coffee shops, because that’s where I spend half of my life these days.read in full »

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