Posts Tagged ‘ East London ’

London calling: Kaye Holland

Jul 17th, 2014 | By

Ahead of the two year anniversary of the Olympic Games, London based journalist and co-founder of Talk of the Town, Kaye Holland, opens her little black book to reveal the best places to eat, shop and play in London Town



Top five restaurant openings in East London

Apr 26th, 2013 | By

For decades, East London’s dining scene was (rightly) derided. Fast forward to 2013 and it’s all change. Riding on the wave of post Olympic afterglow, a slew of high profile new restaurants are due to open their doors



England’s horrible histories

Aug 4th, 2012 | By

England is a country world-renowned for its history. Our ancient lineage of Kings and Queens, revered historic architecture and deep-seated traditions bring visitors from near and far. But the country’s history is also peppered with tales of smuggling and witchcraft, piracy and ghostly hauntings, which lend a more sinister side to many of England’s popular destinations. Here, VisitEngland looks at some of the country’s darker tourist attractions



Letter from London: East London’s boutique beds

Apr 12th, 2012 | By

This month, Jane Egginton visits an old post office, an unloved Victorian residence and a disused Edwardian town hall in London’s east end. All have been brought back to life, reinvented as some of the capital’s most exciting places to stay



Letter from London: cycling capital of the world?

Feb 6th, 2012 | By

“I believe that the cyclised city is the civilised city”, declares ebullient Boris Johnson. Love him or hate him, London’s mayor is – not so quietly –revolutionising cycling in the capital.



The only way is… Dalston

Oct 17th, 2011 | By

We’ve had The Only Way Is Essex, Made in Chelsea and Geordie Shore and now it seems the spotlight is set to fall on Dalston



The verdict: Westfield Stratford City

Sep 16th, 2011 | By

CD Traveller checks out Europe’s newest shopping centre



Westfield Stratford City, in pictures

Sep 14th, 2011 | By

Westfield Stratford City – a shiny, supersized £1.45 billion shopping mall next to the 2012 Olympic Village– opened its doors yesterday, with the help of Nicole Scherzinger (the hit singer/songwriter and squeeze of Lewis Hamilton).



Retail ecstasy in East London

Sep 13th, 2011 | By

Europe has a new fashion destination with the opening of Westfield Stratford City – a shiny, supersized shopping mall next to the 2012 Olympic Village, that looks set to be as much a part of the London Olympic experience as the games themselves!