Sometimes the pace of London life can all get too much. We all feel it: it’s why Siobhan Wall’s Quiet London book was such a success. Its soothing pages directed frazzled Londoners to quiet spots in the capital to meet and talk, and sit and think.
The London Design Festival kicked off at the weekend, showcasing the capital’s creativity. There are hundreds of events going on, from talks to trade shows and we’ve waded through the listings so you don’t have to. Here’s what we recommend checking out.
Well, we’re not quite sure how it happened but apparently it’s already September. We’ve bought ourselves a new notebook and pencil in readiness for the excitement of autumn in London but, before we start with that, let’s celebrate some of the best bits of August.
Towering over Kings Cross and the Regents Canal like a giant metal behemoth is the grade II listed Gasholder No.8. a relic of Kings Cross’ industrial past that, like much of the area’s heritage, is being salvaged, reused and given a new lease of life as part of the Kings Cross Regeneration.