Want Wealthy Backers for Your Music? Try London's Salons

Upstairs in the double-height drawing room, in front of the floor-to-ceiling window, a viola player is poised behind her music stand. Her accompanist is at the Steinway piano. After a few words from host Vivien Mclean to her assembled friends, Virginia Slater and Adam Johnson launch into Fauré’s Élégie; Slater plays a furious run up […]

Skylight rooftop rink: Have fun at one of London's most popular new destinations

Start 2018 with a pledge to party and seize the chance to work some off some of that festive flab at fabulous Skylight and its super cool rooftop rink in east London. With three floors of bars, street food, croquet lawns and petanque courts, Skylight, which opened at the top of a disused carpark in […]

London's Oxford Circus underground station evacuated, armed police on scene

Published time: 24 Nov, 2017 16:52 Edited time: 24 Nov, 2017 16:56 Oxford Circus Underground station in London has been evacuated, British Transport Police (BTP) have confirmed. Armed police are on the scene. According to Twitter user Assed Baig, there is “Panic at Oxford Circus as people shout bomb!” while BBC journalist Kawoon Khamoosh said […]

London's big impression on escaping French artists

TATE BRITAIN/NATIONAL GALLERY The exhibition explores the influence London had on escaping Parisian artists The lasting popularity of the classic Impressionist paintings has made Monet’s garden a major tourist attraction. But an important exhibition opening this week at Tate Britain shows that inspiration for the French artists came from much closer to home. Impressionists In […]

Terror On London's Tube

Experts contacted by BuzzFeed News say the apparent failure of the suspected device involved in the Parsons Green terror incident suggest an “amateur” attacker who may not have had direct contact with terror networks – but say these type of attacks are particularly difficult to prevent. One former MI5 counter-terror officer said the attack appeared […]

London's Holborn Tube station evacuated after loud bang, smoke fills platform

Published time: 15 Aug, 2017 08:22 Edited time: 15 Aug, 2017 08:49 A London Underground station has been evacuated after witnesses say they heard a loud bang and smoke started filling a carriage. An emergency evacuation is underway from Holborn Tube station with a Tannoy announcement stating: “Would Inspector Sands please go to the operations room […]

One Of London's Most Famous Gay Clubs Refused A Man Entry For Having HIV Medication On Him

One of Britain’s most famous LGBT clubs has been accused of refusing to let a man into the venue because he was carrying HIV medication. The young gay customer, who is HIV positive, told BuzzFeed News that on the evening of Wednesday 24 May, when he reached the front of the queue at G-A-Y Late, […]