Galvin Bistrot de Luxe surprises in several ways. Firstly, it’s in Baker Street. This is not where you expect to find a restaurant from the Galvin brothers, whose other efforts have upmarket addresses such as Park Lane and Harrods.
A plot was hatched to murder the notorious Kray gangsters who ruled London’s underworld from their East End “evil empire of crime” in the 1960s, it has emerged. Only their arrests and subsequent jailing at the Old Bailey in 1969 saved their lives, a former gang leader admits on camera.
If you long to go down Mexico way, you don’t have to hop on a plane - head to Old Spitalfields Market and check out the UK’s only festival dedicated to its best bits: tequila, mezcal, and fabulous food!
Open House London 2015 will give everyone the chance to visit buildings in the capital they would never otherwise be able to access, including 10 Downing Street, a fantasy Victorian flat and The Gherkin.
Today, creative south London hub Camberwell is well known for its world-famous art college and as the birthplace of Florence Welch from Florence and the Machine. The area has always had a strong community and you’d have been hard pressed to find a better-stocked shop than Mr and Mrs Reg Harris’s in 1968, with cereals and jars of pickled onions crammed into every crevice. Here, we bring you 12 pictures of Camberwell spanning almost eight decades.
Greenwich Comedy Festival will once again play host to a stellar line-up of A-list comics next month including Reginald D Hunter, Adam Buxton, Rich Hall, Bridget Christie, David O’Doherty, Tim Key, Sara Pascoe and Richard Herring.
A weekend in Plymouth is a chance to reconnect with the sea and a perfect antidote to the rat race of London life. Dating back to the Bronze Age, it is the site where the Pilgrim Fathers departed from in 1620 and boasts a strong naval history, which means there is also plenty to see and learn.
‘If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball’ - prove yourself (as well as your film buff knowledge) at the UK’s largest fancy dress dodgeball tournament and make a difference to the lives of disabled people at the same time. Win win.
We’ve been trawling the photo archives again for historic pictures we know London24 readers love, and have found these fascinating shots of the city’s Tube network. While some sights are becoming rare – like reading a broadsheet on a morning commute or even buying a ticket from an office - others are becoming depressingly common…we’re talking Tube strikes. Let us know what old pictures you’d like to see by tweeting @KateNelson999 .
It’s been the butt of a thousand suburban jokes but more and more Londoners are moving to Croydon enticed by good transport links and affordable housing. But what was it like before the office blocks and new-build estates sprung up? Here we take a look back at this south-east London enclave through the decades, contrasting the once quaint old town with more modern developments.
Bordering Walthamstow and Forest Gate, Leytonstone in east London is known for its good pubs, long high road and churches. Former residents include the film director Alfred Hitchcock, Blur’s frontman Damon Albarn and footballer David Beckham, who was born there before moving to Chingford.