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From the bright lights of the West End and Theatreland to the smart streets of Kensington and Chelsea and the busy bustle of the City and Canary Wharf, London is a great, sprawling melting pot of a city, a fascinating blend of history and modernity.
And 2012 has been an exciting year for the city, with the London Olympic Games and Diamond Jubilee both being a storming success.
Whisky bar at Boisdale, Canary Wharf, London

Celebrate Burns Night at London’s Boisdale

This Scottish-themed restaurant in the City of London, offers hearty grub alongside an impressive drinks menu and live music to boot. We’re sure Robert Burns would approve.

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Lighting up London

Spectacular light show Lumiere London will chase away the January blues and show some of city’s most familiar spots in a whole new light.

Review: Hapgood at Hampstead Theatre, London

This Cold War spy thriller is the perfect antidote to the West End’s festive fare.

Rules Restaurant, London's Covent Garden. Credit: Tony Murray Photography

London’s oldest restaurant: Rules, Covent Garden

We visit London’s first restaurant, Rules in Covent Garden, where King Edward VII once wooed his mistress Lillie Langtry.

The Winter’s Tale: a festive feast in the West End

As Kenneth Branagh’s yearlong season in the West End’s Garrick Theatre continues, we review his seasonal programme, including The Winter’s Tale starring Judi Dench.

Britain’s acting icons before they were famous

The launch of Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s new Heritage Project allows unprecedented access to its digital archives and fascinating snapshots of Britain’s acting icons before they became household names.

Spinning plates: tea with a twist at the Savoy

One of London’s most iconic hotels, the Savoy launches new Temptation Wheel menu, which matches desserts, chocolates and cocktails.

Nelson, Navy and Nation

On Trafalgar Day, and throughout the year, in a fascinating permanent gallery the National Maritime Museum tells the story of the Royal Navy and its staggering effect on the British people of the 19th century.

Beautiful Brompton: support suffragette’s cemetery

This week, with the release of the film Suffragette, Brompton Cemetery in west London, the final resting place of Emmeline Pankhurst, makes an urgent request for public support for its restoration.

Miss Trunchbull admonishes a child in Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical. Credit Manuel Harlan

Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical in the West End

As Roald Dahl’s classic tale continues its US tour, we review the West End show, which is a spectacle of epic proportions.