• Spring has officially sprouted in London, and if your green thumbs are beginning to twitch, don’t be put off by lack of space. A little creativity and the right advice can transform any corner of your urban jungle into a vibrant garden, just ask

  • Ever since its refurbishment in 2016, the Barbican Centre’s shop has become a cultural destination in itself, offering the design-led gifts inspired by the artistic programmes and iconic architecture. Now, culture vultures have another reason to hit the gift shop on...

  • THEY say January feels like the longest month of the year, but it’s March that we start wondering whether winter might actually last forever. But if you need some reassurance that warmer weather is just around the corner, take a wander through Old Spitalfields Market,...

  • IT has been more than 25 years since the last of the fruit and vegetable traders moved out of Old Spitalfields Market in Horner Square and into the far less cramped confines of New Spitalfields Market, five miles east...

  • You can usually expect the air to smell pretty sweet on Valentine’s Day, but this year a City florist is doing one better, delivering bouquets using the Square Mile’s new bike delivery scheme to help tackle toxic pollution. Smithfield-based florist Longmans,...

  • Life in the landmark Barbican Estate has long been a subject of fascination for those on the outside of its fortress-like facade, but interior designer and resident for more than 20 years Michele Haynes can sum it up in one word.

  • Christmas in London brings with it time-honoured traditions like festive sandwiches, mulled wine, and racing around town to try and tick all the items off your shopping list before the calendar strikes 25 December. There are partners to ‘surprise’ with items they have...

  • CRIPPLED by the very idea of Christmas shopping? Dull the senses with mulled wine, mince pies and Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas on repeat as the City’s top shopping spots pull out all the stops to get you spending this season. Here’s...

  • TO some, Guildhall Yard is a historic meeting place. Others see a (sometimes) sunny spot to grab some lunch. Elisabeth Mainelli has always thought that with a few fairy lights and a couple of sausages, it would be the perfect...

  • Brown shoes and loud ties remain the City’s top sartorial sins, according to a report on unspoken dress codes in the banking sector released late last year. The study by the Social Mobility Commission found City workers should stick to safe, conservative...