For those looking for a home or a commercial property in London, the overall process can be daunting. Buying a London Property can be extraordinarily complicated with hidden fees, mounds of paperwork, and strange jargon that will puzzle even the most savvy shopper. Buyers need to understand how the buying process works and whether or not they can afford the property they are interested in. Continue reading
Your wedding is your special day, so how can you make it more memorable for your guests? Your wedding doesn’t have to be a cookie cutter event that is the same as everyone else’s. There are many ways that you can make your wedding stand out from the rest. Here are some suggestions for making your wedding more memorable. Continue reading
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 and they’d rather not repeat the experience. The week after my review of the Chiltern Firehouse, the owner saw me at a party, spread his arms, and said: “Is that it, then? Can we be friends now?” It is. We can. I’ll never have to tell you what I think about your food ever again.
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)
When you flip through your calendar, few upcoming events are going to look as attractive as the time you’ve marked off for your summer holiday. It’s a chance to get away for a week or so to relax and enjoy yourself – what could be better? Of course, planning a summer holiday can be a touch stressful, and your trip away can be ruined by any bad choices. One of the most important decisions is where you’re going to be staying. Continue reading
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 about town. But there are still some questions regarding the real value of a system like this. Continue reading
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, sell off when the demand is high and you can make a profit and move on to the next one!