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London fills up an empty Space

Feb 24th, 2012 | By | Category: London News

Digital art is a medium that is hard to pin down. Essentially it is art that is produced via a digital technology, as the name would suggest, but it encompasses everything from graphic design, to fine art, to interactive art and covers most art which is done on or with a computer. It has become [...]

Could the London Landscape be Changing?

Feb 22nd, 2012 | By | Category: London News

Battersea Power Station may divide opinion over its brutalist architecture and crumbling presence on the South Bank of the river, but whether you love it or loathe it you cannot doubt its iconic presence. The deconstructed Art Deco station, which has gained cult status by appearing in The Beatles’ film ‘Help’ and on Pink Floyd’s [...]

Fry at the Globe London

Feb 18th, 2012 | By | Category: London News

Stephen Fry is a national treasure, as synonymous with London as the black taxi he drives. No matter which role he takes on, acting, screenwriting, director, journalist, or even as the director of Norwich City Football Club, he imbues it with a particularly British brand of charm and wit. From Jeeves and Wooster, to Fry [...]

Have British artists been beaten on their own turf?

Feb 16th, 2012 | By | Category: London News

There is currently a buzz with the arrival of two huge shows at The Tate Britain and Courtauld Gallery respectively. Both shows examine the influence noted European painters Picasso and Piet Mondrian had on British artists during their time in the country, and the effect Britain had on their work. Picasso and Mondrian are two [...]

From flats to burgers, London may not be as expensive as you think

Feb 15th, 2012 | By | Category: London News

Perhaps one of the most consistent complaints heard from Londoners, aside from the terminally enigmatic weather is how expensive it is to live in London. Spiralling accommodation prices mean that only the very wealthy can live near the centre and rising rents have driven many small businesses to the brink of oblivion. It’s often hard [...]

Silence Speaks Louder Than Words at the BAFTAs

Feb 14th, 2012 | By | Category: London News

  In 1927 Hollywood released a film called The Jazz Singer, the first feature length picture to make use of a technical revolution in filmmaking, which would shake the foundations of the Studio System. It was the first film to use synchronized dialogue, and for many stars of the silent era that relied on overwrought [...]

London Style takes Centre Stage as Fashion Week gears up

Feb 14th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured London Article, London News

With the glitz of the Christmas party season now a distant memory and bikini season still several months away, February can feel like a style limbo for Londoners, with our trademark eclectic fashions hidden from view under winter coats. So what better time for London Fashion Week to roll into town to give us a [...]

Design of the Year Brings the Great, Good and Peculiar with and Eco-Friendly Focus

Feb 10th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured London Article, Hotel-Assist News

London has been a beacon of design for decades, from Sir Alex Issigonis’s adorable Mini Cooper to Harry Beck’s colourful yet functional Underground map, to Sir Giles Gilbert Scott’s instantly recognisable red telephone kiosks, bold and classic features have bestowed iconic status on these creations, so much so that London would be unrecognisable without them. [...]

After His Darkest Hour, Ai Weiwei Moves Forward with a British Summer Tradition

Feb 8th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured London Article, London News

The Serpentine London Pavilion is one of the most intriguing modern British traditions. The structure is designed by an acclaimed artist each year and erected on The Serpentine Gallery lawn to promote cutting edge architecture and to host a variety of summer talks and events. From Daniel Libeskind’s metallic planes which majestically reflected the sky, [...]

A Tale of One City, Charles Dickens Links with London are Celebrated on his 200th Birthday

Feb 7th, 2012 | By | Category: Hotel-Assist News, London News

London has been the setting for many great works of literature from Chaucer to Will Self; but few have written about the city so prolifically and with such a mix of adoration and venom than Charles Dickens, who featured the city as the backdrop for ten of his greatest tales, including Oliver Twist, A Christmas [...]