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Trailing the 19th century London bodysnatchers

Jan 9th, 2011 | By | Category: London Attractions

The Old Operating Theatre in Southwark is Britain’s only surviving 19th century operating theatre -  offering events, talks, and walks that explore tales in the history of medicine. None of the tales match the horror of the nineteenth century corpse trade. In the early 1800s London’s cemeteries were never so busy; bodysnatchers plundered their graves [...]

Light of India – at last a London hotel restaurant that delivers

Dec 15th, 2010 | By | Category: Readers Contributions

Locals in South Kensington know a good thing when they find it and the Light of India turned out to be a gem of a find. Owned and run by a local London hotel, the Montana, this unpretentious restaurant serves some of the best Indian native recipes in the area.  The guys at Hotel-Assist were [...]

Cirque de Soleil photo exhibition

Jan 8th, 2009 | By | Category: London Attractions, London News

Cirque du Soleils Quidam: A photographic exhibition by Alexander Pestov Sunday 4 January – Sunday 15 February 2009 Enjoy a glimpse into the backstage world of Cirque du Soleil’s Quidam, part of the “reflect” series of exhibitions at the Royal Albert Hall in Kensington. Alexander Pestov joined Cirque du Soleil’s Quidam during creation 14 years [...]

Kensington house prices ride the storm

Jun 11th, 2008 | By | Category: Featured London Article

Whilst the UK suffers worrying if not totally unexpected property value falls, some parts of London have have actually increased albeit by  smaller amounts than usual. The borough with the highest monthly price increase in April 2008 is Kensington and Chelsea with a rise of 1 per cent. In contrast, Wandsworth experienced the most significant monthly [...]