What’s on in London – August 2019

London is firmly in the age of the flexi-venue and it’s making for some intriguing mashups as buildings continue to be repurposed. This month alone will see cakes displayed in an old brewery, beer drunk in an exhibition space and DJs spinning from one of the highest points in Europe. The architects of old might …

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What’s on in London – July 2019

Stately homes in and around London always put their best foot forward during the summer season. Although most of them have some kind of year round appeal, places like Buckingham Palace, Hampton Court and Chiswick House are best viewed when natural light and temperate climate both play their part: after all, queuing outside is more …

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What’s on in London – June 2019

Getting out and about in London is made so much easier by the super-connectivity of its various transport systems. Underground networks are seamlessly integrated with mainline routes, River taxis and even cable cars that span the width of the Thames. So there’s no excuse for not enjoying the many open air activities that are taking …

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What’s on in London – May 2019

Biking, open air gigs and the arrival of the Indian cricket team for the World Cup are all signs that the time has come to get out and about in London. The flowering blooms in our backyards, parks and various garden shows are all set to welcome a new addition to the Royal Family and …

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What is fair wear and tear in my rental property?

Q. Which dilapidations is my tenant responsible for? A. Calculating a fair amount for dilapidations at the end of a tenancy can be a thorny issue and there are many misconceptions about what can and cannot be deducted from the tenant’s deposit. One of the main issues is defining what is ‘fair wear and tear’. …

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What’s on in London – April 2019

Two major London events this month use the River Thames as a backdrop but in totally different contexts. Runners and crowds at the London Marathon are surrounded by buildings and bridges that will be recognised all over the world – great for TV. For the rowers in the boat race, the river is up close …

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What’s on in London – March 2019

Two patron saints are celebrated this month and they serve as fitting reminders of the disparate and turbulent forces that forged our nation. Whether you believe the legends of St David and St Patrick or not, it cannot be denied that their legacy of selflessness and sacrifice points towards people from different backgrounds getting along. …

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What’s on in London – February 2019

If there’s one thing that all Londoners are demanding this February (apart from a politics detox), it is colour – great big splashes of it, all across the Capital. Well, we’re in luck. Chinese New Year brings red and gold. The V&A will be showing glittering offerings from Dior and Kew Gardens will be a …

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What’s on in London – January 2019

The new year seems like a good opportunity to appreciate those whose hard work goes into staging some of the spectacular one-off events that occur in the Capital. In January, there seems to be as many of these as in Christmas, so as soon as the riggers, lighting engineers, sound technicians and security personnel finish …

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What’s on in London – December 2018

Charitable giving is such an important part of the Christmas season that even hardened cynics find themselves suppressing their doubts when sleigh bells are ringing and jingling. But in modern day London, charity is invariably wrapped up in fun activities for all the family which makes Christmas all the more magical. Santa runs, pudding races …

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What’s on in London – November 2018

As London starts to light itself up for a series of festive celebrations, the news of an expected royal birth in the spring of next year has come as a further boost. Meghan and Harry have proved to be an instant hit with a public weary of trade wars and Brexit rows, so as the …

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What’s on in London – October 2018

The summer months are gently morphing into cooler and shorter days, so bouncing up and down in a field no longer seems the automatic choice it was a couple of weeks ago. Time, then, for some more “cultured” activities that don’t require masses of space and sunlight. Art, food and film can all be enjoyed …

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