Black Friday

Today's the day when Londoners get to go sale crazy and pick loads of bargains ahead of Christmas.

The Green Rooms

Actors' hotel is set to open in Wood Green in 2016 with support from Arts Council England. With rooms from £18 the project is described as "an affordable space for artists, creatives, style enthusiasts and the wider community to stay, work, learn, play and collaborate".

All Night Tubes

London Mayor Boris Johnson has cast doubt on the planned introduction of through-the-night tube services for 12 September 2015. Speaking in the wake of the most solid tube strike in years the Mayor said he is no longer hung up on a specific date but is still aiming for an autumn start.

The East Ham Sardine House

26 people were found living in cramped conditions in a single 3-bedroomed semi-detached house by Newham Housing Enforcerment Officers. The rogue landlord has been trousering £2,340 a month in rent from the unfortunate occupants.

Technology Week

With over a thousand "international tech investment projects" in the last decade, London is the European capital of digital start-ups say London & Partners. To celebrate 'London Technology Week' takes place over the next five days.

Zac Goldsmith

The Tory MP for Richmond Park has announced plans to canvas his constituents with a view to standing for London Mayor. The former editor of the Ecologist magazine has promised to put the environment and opposition to a third Heathrow runway at the heart of his campaign.


Mayor Boris Johnson has again said he wants to ban the three wheeled contraptions from London's roads citing safety and rip-off concerns.

Chuka Umunna

The MP for Streatham has announced he is standing for the leadership of the Labour Party. The 36 year old has been a member of Parliament since 2010. "I think the Labour party can do it in five years" he said.

The Mayor of Tower Hamlets

The mayoral election of Lutfur Rahman has been declared void by Election Commissioner Richard Mawrey QC in the High Court. Mr Rahman has been found guilty of corrupt and illegal electoral conduct by Mawrey who said he "drove a coach and horses through election law and didn't care". The election for the east London post will now be re-run, with Rahman banned from standing again.

A Most Expensive Pint of Beer

According to lager-guzzling bean counters at Deutsche Bank the capital is among the world's most costly cities to guzzle 568ml of ale. At $6.30 a pint, London is topped by Paris where boozers pay $7.60. We've always found it handy to use pounds and euros in these cities mind you as greenbacks are often used to adorn the ceiling and walls of many bars.

Museum of London

Museum of London - Has announced plans to move from its current home at the Barbican to Smithfield Market by 2021. "The museum desperately needs more space," said London Mayor Boris Johnson. "In its new home, the Museum of London will be able to unleash its full potential to attract millions of people."


Britain's hotel staff are down the bottom of the table along with their Russian colleagues when it come to friendliness and expertise, a new poll shows. London's hotels were at the foot of the UK cities in the list propped up only by Coventry's lacklustre courtesy performance.

Dr Gabriele Finaldi

It was announced today (18 March 2015) that Dr Finaldi is set to replace Nicholas Penny as Director of London's National Gallery in August. "This is a world-class collection in a world-class city and I eagerly look forward to working with the Trustees and the staff to strengthen the Gallery’s bond with the public and its international standing" said Penny's successor.

Battersea Arts Centre

Twelve fire engines have been tackling a blaze at the south London cultural centre @battersea_arts. Everyone has been evacuated safely and hopefully the future of the arts mainstay will be safe.

20mph speed limits

Transport for London announces reduced speed limit of 20mph for a clutch of the capital's key highways including Commercial Street in Tower Hamlets, Westminster Bridge and Clapham High Street.