Tips & Tricks
Akari (196 Essex Road, Shoreditch, London) — Akari is a recreation of an izakaya, a Japanese ‘pub’ with food, serving delicious Japanese food with a fair selection of dishes for the adventurous as well as plenty for the more conservative.
London Tube — Greater London is served by 12 Tube lines, along with the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and an interconnected local train network. Underground trains generally run between 5am and midnight, Monday to Saturday, and operating hours are reduced on Sunday. Exact details depend on the station and the line, so it’s worth checking […]
Barclays ATP World Tour Finals (O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, London) – held every November, this event hosts men’s tennis matches between the world’s best (such as Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal). The Barclays ATP World Tour Finals has established itself as one of the must-see annual international sporting events. The prestigious season-ending tournament at The […]
Boxpark (2010 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch) – this is the world’s first “pop-up mall” and the home of the pop-up store. Attracting mainly young, trendy 20-something-year old shoppers, various retailers have a presence here, including Farah Vintage, Marimekko, Monsieur London, Moxham, Nike Running, Puma, Samsung Galaxy, The North Face, and Vans (among others).
Barbican (Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London) – this venue books a broad spectrum of “World Music” acts from South African jazz legend Hugh Masekela, to Benin diva Angélique Kidjo, and Kinshasa street stars Staff Benda Bilili, among others. A great place for local and international patrons to be exposed to new sounds and an eclectic […]
Big Ben (House of Parliament, Westminster, London) – Elizabeth Tower, commonly known as “Big Ben”, is among London’s best-known landmarks. The nickname “Big Ben” actually refers to the name of the huge bell inside the clock tower, which weighs more than 13 tons (13,760 kg). The clock tower stands out when the four clock faces […]