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A Beautiful Morphing Time-Lapse of Daily Life on the Tower Bridge in London Set to a Dubstep Soundtrack

3 days agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Photographer Chad Gordon Higgins of Chadchud Timelapse has created “Tower Bridge, The Dubstep Movement,” a short, morphing time-lapse film that documents daily life on Tower Bridge in London. Higgins cleverly utilized the newly installed glass floors in sections of the bridge and set it all to “dubstep-esque bass-lines.” The transitions in the music are what […]

Lifestyles of the Rich and Richer: Jimmy Page Goes Full-On NIMBY to Block Robbie Williams' Pool

Jimmy Page's historic tower house via Wikipedia Commons British singer Robbie Williams, formerly of boy band Take That, really wants to build a two-level basement with a swimming pool under his £17.5m, 46-room mansion in London. But his neighbor, Led...

History Lessons: Let's Revisit London's Silly Attempt to One-Up the Eiffel Tower

All images via Open Library As it turns out, London has a history of hosting design competitions for ambitious architecture. These days, the city's busy dreaming up wild bridges over River Thames, but back in 1889, it was all about....

Diane Kruger & Maggie Gyllenhaal Win Best Actress Prizes at Elle Style Awards 2015

Diane Kruger is a vision of elegance while attending the 2015 Elle Style Awards held at Sky Garden at The Walkie Talkie Tower on Tuesday (February 24) in London, England. The 38-year-old actress was joined by Maggie Gyllenhaal, Olivia Wilde, Luke Evans, and Lily Cole. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Diane Kruger At [...]

In the tower, the poppies flow: Inside an extraordinary art project

A dramatic art installation at the Tower of London pays tribute to 888,246 fallen soldiers The post In the tower, the poppies flow: Inside an extraordinary art project appeared first on Macleans.ca....

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 World Premiere To Take Place At Tower of London

WithAprilalmostuponus,itmeanstheseasonpremiereofGameofThrones isalmosthereaswell.ButwhilemostwillhavetowaituntilthentogettheirlatesttasteofWesteros,aselectfewwillgettoexperiencetheshow’sreturnmuchsoonerattheseason5worldpremiere.However,beforeyouthinkyoucanlandyourselfaseat,takeintoconsiderationthatthiseventisgoingtobetakingplaceinLondon.

Newswire: Game Of Thrones season five to premiere at the Tower of London

It looks like London is becoming the go-to spot for Game Of Thrones aficionados to partake of all the possibilities that come with being a fan. First there was the chance to experience a tense, political minutiae-filled meal at the Andaz Liverpool Street Hotel. Show More Summary

Hyperrealistic Animal Sculptures Made from Chicken Wire

Ghostly echoes of the majestic living beings that were once on display in the Tower of London can now be seen in the form of incredibly realistic animal sculptures made of galvanized chicken wire. Artist Kendra Haste was commissioned...Show More Summary

Artistry: Build a Tiny Brutalist Tower Block With These Paper Cut-Outs

All photos via Zupagrafika In the 1970s, London prematurely demolished many of the looming Brutalist tower blocks that had been sprouting up around the capital since the mid-1950s. Criticized for their cold, totalitarian appearance (Prince Charles once referred to them...

Conrad Hilton Arrested: Went Berserk on London – Los Angeles Flight

Years ago I remember seeing somewhere online ‘the Paris Hilton video’… an animated version of the Hilton hotel leaning over to kiss the Eiffel Tower. Unfortunately, The post Conrad Hilton Arrested: Went Berserk on London – Los Angeles Flight appeared first on View from the Wing.

Britain pays tribute to Churchill as legacy lives on

last monthArts : Artdaily

Fifty years after Winston Churchill's death, Britain on Friday paid tribute to its wartime prime minister, who remains a touchstone of political life and a reminder of a faded age of global influence. London's Tower Bridge was raised...Show More Summary

The river Thames could be getting an open-air swimming pool

LONDON — Berlin's got one. New York is set to get one. Now, it looks like London could get one too. Plans are afoot to launch a crowd-funding campaign for an open-air swimming pool in the middle of the river Thames. See also: Tower Bridge...Show More Summary

Damn, Another Arm-Sized Bolt Fell Off London's Cheesegrater Tower 

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The Cheesegrater is a beautiful glass wedge of a building that rises over 700 feet into the London skyline. It unfortunately has some safety problems. This week, its owners revealed that a third bolt of high-strength steel snapped because of "hydrogen embrittlement"—an obscure term, but one that "causes fear among engineers." Read more...

London: London's Paddington Hilton Adds New GWR Tower Rooms

2 months agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

If you had to name a railway station hotel in London, chances are your first thought would be of the gothic exuberance that is the St. Pancras Hotel. Maybe neighboring Great Northern Hotel, possibly even the much more contemporary Shangri-La...Show More Summary

Review of Mumbai Square Indian Restaurant in Aldgate London

I saw a sign advertising the £10 buffet lunch at the Mumbai Square Indian Restaurant when I was walking back from Tower Gateway station to the Tune Hotel Liverpool Street. The restaurant is very close to Petticoat Lane and less than a ten minute walk from both Aldgate and Liverpool Street stations. Show More Summary

Tower poppy artworks by the artists Paul Cummins and Tom Piper to tour the UK

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

Independent charity Historic Royal Palaces confirmed that two major features of ?Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red?, the art installation of poppies at the Tower of London, by the artists Paul Cummins and Tom Piper, will travel to a number of locations around the UK from 2015. Show More Summary

#StrangePlanet: London Edition

Nat Geo's new book "London Book of Lists" reveals the quirky customs, culture, and cuisine of England's capital, from the Tower of London's resident polar bears fishing in the Thames to Harrods' early 20th-century embalming service. Here we crown our four favorite London discoveries.

24-Year-Old Londoner Appointed MBE

2 months agoEngland / London : Londonist

Also creators of the Tower of London poppies display.

New Year Honours

2 months agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

The creators of Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at the Tower of London, ceramic artist Paul Cummins and theatre designer Tom Piper, are both made MBEs in the Queen's New Year Honours list. The installation attracted five million visitors, including Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh (shown). Show More Summary

Legoland Operator Merlin Puts Blocks In Place For Growth

By Neil Maidment LONDON (Reuters) - Destined to form models of the Burj Khalifa and Tokyo Tower, 90 million toy bricks will be used in new Legoland Parks in Dubai, Japan and Korea by 2017, building blocks in British operator Merlin's expanding empire. Show More Summary

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