Lately I'm very fascinated by the Mews streets in West-London. I came accross a picture of Hyde Park Gardens Mews and was so intrigued I had to visit it. When I was there I just wanted to know more about its history and discover more Mews. Who would have thought I would leave my beloved East End for these idyllic streets in the West End? ;)Read More
Hooray! London is your oyster is back with some news from London! After a good summer nap I went to London for a few days and discovered a whole area that really surprised me (in a good way). I'm a big fan of the East End, but I have to admit: West London can be quite charming as well. I could stay with a friend in Brentford (that's the far west in my eyes, you know) and that happened to be the perfect place to explore this area.Read More
I can still remember the first time I saw an exhibition by Slinkachu (it was also in London at Andipa, by the way). I was really overwhelmed by how cool the concept is and how tiny the little people actually are. Some of the sculptural pieces were also there, so you could see the scale and it's amazing. On March 13 there opens a new exhibition by Slinkachu at Andipa Gallery. The new series called 'Miniaturesque' is entirely shot in London and shows the world of these miniature people against our big, hectic city. I would recommend this exhibition to everyone, art lover or not.Read More
This is the first in a new series about London lovers. I asked a few people for their top 5 places in London.
My name is Hannes Pype, 31 years old, from Kortrijk, Belgium. My first encounter with London must have been about a decade ago. When I started teaching secondary school English, I had –embarrassingly enough- never been to London. Hence my enthusiasm when I was asked to help organise a three-day London trip for our fourth year pupils. Once there I was immediately infected with the London virus. No incubation time whatsoever, instant addiction. Since then, I try to go there once or twice a year. I am even taking my band there in May to play a few gigs. So anyway, here are my five favourite spots in London, although the sheer idea of selecting merely five places has been a truly daunting task…Read More