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
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
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
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 [...]
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
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 [ … ]
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
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
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 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
The new season of “Game of Thrones” already had its British premiere at the Tower of London and will have its […]
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
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
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.
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...
The fifth season of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” premiered at the Tower of London on Wednesday for a select audience. […]
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?
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...
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 [...]
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.