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Rotten Borough

The Guardian reports that the Mayor of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Lutfur Rahman, has been found guilty of widespread corruption after a 10-week hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice. The judge described Mr Rahman as an "evasive...Show More Summary

The Unite Defence (16/11/14)

I was amused by this report from the BBC web site in which Tower Hamlets council responds to allegations of being a 'rotten' London borough by employing what I would describe as the 'Unite' defence. By which I mean that the Council is...Show More Summary

Idiot Leftism

The BBC reported in November 2014 on a rally held to support the Mayor of Tower Hamlets, Lutfur Rahman, who had been accused of operating a 'culture of cronyism' in this major London council. Needless to say the 'rent a gob' heroes of...Show More Summary

Champagne Bruno Paillard at Sushisamba

Tuesday evening and it’s time for dinner at Sushisamba. My first visit to this much talked about restaurant, perched on the top of London’s second tallest building, Heron Tower in Bishopsgate, in the City. I’ve come from the International Wine Challenge, where I’ve been tasting lots of wine all day, followed by a quick beer with [...]

Photograph of the week: Canary Wharf above the clouds

Amongst the typically gloomy low clouds of London emerges the iconic Canary Wharf business district. The tallest of the towers, One Canada Square, held the title of Britain?s tallest building for nineteen years, only to be surpassed in 2010 by The Shard. Show More Summary

Street artists from around the world — brought together virtually by TEDx and the Google Cultural Institute

2 weeks agoArts : TED Blog: Art

Alexandre Farto spends his days creating towering works on the buildings of Lisbon and London — portraits of people that mirror urban decay, dissolving into scratches and splatters. Their stretched-out visages gaze over these cities with solemn, elegant omniscience. Meanwhile, Shai Dahan adorns walls, facades and barriers in Gothenburg and Borås with colorful odes to [ … ]

Bare Bones in London: Is Trafalgar Square's Ode to Equine Anatomy an April Fool's Prank?

You're a tourist in London, lurching through the maze of crowded streets on a bus. The tour guide directs your attention out the window to the famous Trafalgar Square. The centerpiece is a towering column commemorating the amazing naval victory of Admiral Lord Nelson in the Battle of Trafalgar off the coast of Spain in 1805. Show More Summary

Dear England, We Like You - But Do You Like U.S.?

Matt Dunham/APAt the Tower of London, the yeoman warders -- called Beefeaters -- attract tourists. The snow is melting, the birds are chirping, and all around us, spring has sprung. So naturally, it's time to start thinking about summer. Show More Summary

A Beginner's Guide to Navy-Strength Rum

4 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The Royal Navy's successful invasion of Jamaica in 1655 had a lot of terribly negative outcomes. The commanders ended up in the Tower of London. Many of the English sailors fell sick or starved. A lot of Spanish settlers died. But there was one undeniably positive outcome: rum. Read more...

My London: Mark Webster, Broadcaster & Writer

'My most vivid London memory is walking across Tower Bridge from my parents’ pub in Bermondsey, holding my mum’s hand and panicking at the sight of it gently creaking from side to side.' This post is from The London Word and should not be republished elsewhere without prior permission. Show More Summary

‘Game of Thrones’: Five ways to prepare for Season 5

The new season of “Game of Thrones” already had its British premiere at the Tower of London and will have its […]

Sarah Outen: Making A Historic Global Expedition Using Her Own Power

Sarah Outen started her long human-powered voyage around the world April 1, 2011, when she paddled her kayak from London’s Tower Bridge to the coast of France. Sarah is the first woman in history to travel completely around the world using just human power. Show More Summary

GAME OF THRONES Season 5 Premiere report

On Wednesday evening I had the fortune of being able to attend the world premiere of Season 5 of Game of Thrones. The event was held at the Tower of London, which was surrounded by bonfires and had dragons projected onto its walls for the occasion. Show More Summary

'Game of Thrones' Season 5 Cast News, Plot Spoilers: GoT Stars Dish About Upcoming Season

The cast members of the hit fantasy drama TV series "Game of Thrones" recently appeared in public to promote the launching of the show's upcoming brand new fifth season at the Tower of London.

Sweet new campaign for the Museum of Childhood

Scattered around Tower Hamlets, the London borough that is home to the V&A's Museum of Childhood, are a series of eyecatching vinyl drawings inspired by everyday objects including drains, road markings and street lamps...

‘Game of Thrones': See new trailers, photos ahead of Season 5

The fifth season of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” premiered at the Tower of London on Wednesday for a select audience. […]

Look at the Iron Throne Being Airlifted Into the Tower of London - I swear to you, getting a throne into 10th century architecture is a thousand times harder than winning one.

last monthHumor / odd : Geekosystem

We've seen a TARDIS flying over the Tower of London, we've seen the Queen interacting with the Iron Throne, but here's a new one for the memory banks. No, I'm not jealous of those who got to go to the Season 5 premiere of Game of Thrones at the Tower, why do you ask?

The Iron Throne Makes A Grand Entrance Into The Tower Of London

last monthGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Last night Game of Thrones held their big premiere party in the legendary Tower of London. It was a pretty perfect set-up, but no word on if the Queen of England actually sat in it this time. Read more...

Game of Thrones' Michiel Huisman in Just a Towel = HOT!

Michiel Huisman looks very dapper in his suit while attending the premiere of Game of Thrones season five at the Tower of London on Wednesday night (March 18) in London, England. Also in attendance was the 33-year-old actor’s co-star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Michiel Michiel recently posed nearly nude for [...]

Game of Thrones premiere at the Tower of London, review: the pride before the fall

Television is in a golden age. Or at least so we are told. If you weren’t able to tell from the quality of the programming, the decadence of the parties… Continue reading The post Game of Thrones premiere at the Tower of London, review: the pride before the fall appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

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