What is the Rath Yatra Hindu Festival?

– Written by Victoria Philpott Rath Yatra is celebrated by Hindus around the world every year. On 10th July 2013 the biggest celebration begins in Puri, India. Also known as Ratha Yatra, Ratha-Yatra, Rathyatra and the Chariot Festival, the carnival commemorates...

London Street Guides: Camden

By Charlotte Santry Camden Town in north London can be grubby, edgy, serene, swanky, hedonistic – or all the above – but there’s so much going on it’s easy to be led astray. Just ask my 84-year-old grandmother, who met me...

London Street Guides: Brixton

By Leah Harper When it comes to finding cheap eats alongside a party atmosphere, Brixton is London’s place to be. At first glance, much of Brixton might appear to be crowded by residential buildings, especially in comparison to central London...

London Street Guides: Soho

By Patrick Evenden SEX! SEX! SEX! Well maybe not quite that much any more, it does become terribly tiring. But, not so long ago, Soho was the sex industry capital of the UK. The closest thing we had to a red...

The Best Travel Blogs and Posts in May

– Written by Victoria Philpott Yay summer holidays are nearly here! Not that our favourite travel bloggers of the month need an excuse to get their passport out and sunglasses on… Blogger of the month It’s hard to believe

London Street Guides: Notting Hill

By Nina Koo Seen-Lin Ah, Notting Hill. That part of West London famed for its carnival, Portobello Market, the shopping centre, and Hugh Grant’s blue front door (which is now black by the way, if you’re planning to look for it)....

London Street Guides: Hackney

– By Philippa Morton Hackney is by far one of my favourite places in London. East London has previously been notoriously reputable for its being on the ‘wrong side of the tracks’, but things have changed. This former industrial area and...

Hot, Hot, Hot: London Summer Festival Guide 2012

Summer in London makes me feel all warm and gooey inside – well, at least when the sun decides to make a guest appearance. Picnics in the park, jugs of Pimms, London beer gardens, Wimbledon and… festivals! Notting Hill Carnival,...