Few images are as iconic to Britain as the Underground Maps and one London exhibition has decided the time is right to present that as art. Mind the Map: Inspiring Art, Design and Cartography hopes to present the inspiration, history and creativity behind what some Londoners might take for granted; transport maps. London exhibitions like this promote photography and design, Mind the Map is sure not to disappoint in that department and pieces that have already been reviewed prove compelling. Without these maps we would not be able to find our way from estate agents Clapham to a bakery in Putney as easily as we do and besides that, they are actually quite ingeniously designed; truly worthy of a London art exhibition.
|Those who have grown up reading Roald Dahl’s books, hold a soft spot for the author who lit up their childhood with magical literature.
The Roald Dahl Museum is a must-see for fans of the novelist. A registered charity, the story centre has been dubbed a ‘cosy nook’ and resides in Buckinghamshire; a town on the outskirts of London. Known as the Roald Dahl town, the architecture of Bucks has influenced London’s property market and can be seen in the design of Clapham flats.
Highlights of Roald Dahl’s biographically-themed house include his writing hut, complete with all of its original contents and furnishings. Visitors can also sit in Roald Dahl’s chair, the spot where the author spent most of his time. Delightful interactive exhibits are also on display, acting as visual time-machines that transport visitors back to the life and times of Roald Dahl.
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|It is known as the biggest toy store in the world and because it expands over seven floors it is pretty easy to understand how it earned that name. Hamleys in London is known throughout the world as the coolest toy store to visit. It is a building that houses pure magic, fantasy and imagination that is captured perfectly in every single toy that Hamleys stocks.
Started in 1760 by William Hamley who stocked his first cramped little store with every toy he could find. Everything from tin soldiers, to handmade baby rattles and rag dolls were stuffed into the little Hamleys toy store, making it a wonderland for children. Initially Hamleys was initially named ‘Noah’s Ark’ thanks to the amazing amount of animal toys William had stocked. In 1849 Harrods opened close to Knightsbridge estate agents, but by then Hamleys was a well established ‘joy emporium’ for children and adults alike. Today, both stores are exceptionally famous, each filling a specific need for consumers.
|Valentine’s Day is just about over and it’s time to book a party for the next holiday. There’s nothing quite like an Easter egg hunt to get the endorphins, but there’s one egg hunt that will have adults scrambling like bunnies. The Faberge Egg Hunt is going to be launched on February 21, 2012.
For 40 days and 40 nights the Faberge Egg Hunt will take you across London to secret locations in your hunt for one of the most desirable jewelled eggs since Tsar Alexander III received the first Faberge egg ever made. The entire hunt is centred on 200 uniquely crafted eggs. You will be given clues and hints as to the locations of the 2.5 foot fibreglass eggs scattered around the city. Everyone from estate agents in Fulham to actuaries in Canary Wharf are signing up to support these worthy causes.
London theatre-lovers in search of a Valentines Day treat will be happy to know that there are plenty of romantic performances to choose from; Theatre 503 will be drawing crowds from Clapham and Battersea with Mathematics of the Heart, a bittersweet romantic comedy about what happens when love doesn’t add up.
When it comes to this time of year, nervous boyfriends (and girlfriends) around London are thinking about ways to woe their loved ones on Valentine’s Day. For some, the time has come for come for wedding proposals and the most nervous way to dedicate your love and request the companionship for the rest of your days. No one wants to really go the ordinary route though, so what are some of the coolest ways to make that special moment stay in the memory of your husband or bride to be? Well we’ve come up with some of the greatest wedding proposal ideas for you to make that moment so overwhelming that your partner without a doubt will accept.
|Nothing stirs the heart more than music. It can induce feelings of happiness, sadness, anger and of course romance. For a magical evening this Valentine’s Day, enjoy the company of your loved one whilst revelling in the classical sounds of the London Philharmonic Orchestra. The programme is decidedly romantic and is sure to the set the tone for the rest of the evening. World renowned conductor Neeme Jarvi will lead the show with Boris Giltburg on the Piano at the Royal Festival Hall on London’s South Bank. Both are experts in the emotive and promise to send you and your partner on a magical and inspiring journey of love. London Philharmonic Orchestra Tickets range from £9 to £65 so whatever your budget you don’t have to worry about your London property rent.|
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London theatre has a rich history to the world; deserved since many of the greatest playwrights of our time hail from the city. A night out at a London theatre breaks down the walls, expanding our culture and exposing us to the opinions and experiences of others. One such location is the goodwill run Roundhouse on Chalk Farm Road. Hardly a new London theatre, the Roundhouse as a property has been around since 1846 as steam-engine repair shed. A London estate agent put the property on the commercial market after the steam-engine became obsolete. The Grade II listed National Heritage Site has become somewhat of a legendary cultural venue, catering to corporate functions and events so that it can pay for its charitable programs aimed at the next generation of writers, artists and actors.
Indie rockers Razorlight will be bringing their distinctive sound to Clapham this summer, headlining at the return of the Get Loaded in the Park festival! The surrounding Clapham North rent or sale properties will be rocking to the sounds of hit singles like America, Rock ‘n Roll Lies and Hostage of Love as Johnny Borrell and the boys take the stage at Get Loaded in the Park.