The great detective Sherlock Holmes is a legendary London figure who has caught the public imagination and been immortalised on film by a number of outstanding actors, from Basil Rathbone to Benedict Cumberbatch. A new exhibition at the Museum of London invites visitors to investigate the life and times of Arthur Conan Doyle’s iconic creation.
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.