February is the cruellest month – or so the poem goes. Well, it’s certainly one of the coolest. We’ve been keeping ourselves busy, however. Here are our favourite posts from the last month.

Chinese New Year

Image credit: Jason

Something to celebrate in the midst of Feb (other than Valentine’s Day. Or Pancake Day) was Chinese New Year. London’s Chinese New Year celebrations are the biggest in the world outside China. We also looked at Chinese investment in the capital. Investors will be hoping that the Year of the Sheep brings additional prosperity. 


Image credit: Ceviche

Another reason to celebrate was London’s showing at the Sustainable Restaurant Awards. We profiled the London contenders on the shortlist here. The winners have now been announced – winners included Wahaca, The Truscott Arms and Ceviche (a delicious-looking dish is pictured above).

Sustainability can mean many different things and – for something slightly different – we took an in-depth look at the initiatives being implemented by the CrossRail project.

solar box green london phonebox

Image credit: solarbox

London can do grand architectural schemes – as demonstrated by our post on the ten facts you may not know about Tower 42 – but not everything has to be quite so ambitious. We also explored how London architecture has embraced the use of the shipping container, on projects big and small.

And, for really micro projects, check out these ways in which London phone boxes are being reused. We especially love the Solar Box, pictured above, a solar powered way of recharging your phone.

insider london underground and tube lost stations

Image credit: Tim@SW2008

Finally, as a reminder (if you needed one) of London’s ever-changing environment, we tell the stories of ten of London’s lost railway and tube stations. How many of them did you know about already?

Lots more happening in March, so keep an eye on the Insider London blog. Check out our selection of alternative London walking tours, covering everything from street art to sustainability, and follow us on Facebook or Twitter for the latest updates.