The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries and the Weston Tower at Westminster Abbey

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries and the Weston Tower at Westminster Abbey

Much like it’s next door neighbour the Palace of Westminster (or Parliament if you want to be colloquial) Westminster Abbey has been at the centre of the Capital’s public life for over a thousand years. So many of the great cultural figures of our history are buried or memorialised there...

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Women’s March

Women’s March

This Sunday, June 10, marks the 100 year anniversary of the first British women gaining the right to vote, and over 27,000 women are expected to take part in a uniquely artistic march through London to celebrate. The march has been entitled Processions, and the women participating will start on...

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Interview with Alex Limpert, CEO and co-founder of GuestReady

Interview with Alex Limpert, CEO and co-founder of GuestReady

GuestReady is a unique online service that allows Airbnb hosts to professionally manage their property. Nearly two years old, the startup has attracted funding from the likes of Impulse VC, a fund backed by Chelsea F.C. owner Roman Abramovich to Swiss Founders Fund. To date, it has helped nearly 20,000...

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Grenfell Inquiry opens today

Grenfell Inquiry opens today

Photo: Inquiry Chair Martin Moore-Bick (Christ’s College, Oxford University) Every bereaved family from the Grenfell Tower fire will have the opportunity to make a statement to the public inquiry, which opens today. The commemoration hearings, that will take place at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel in South Kensington, are expected to...

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Workers rally for “new deal” in central London

Workers rally for “new deal” in central London

Despite cloudy and wet conditions demonstrators lead by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) gathered on May 12th in Central London by the thousands to demonstrate against unfair wages, Zero Hour Contracts, and austerity measures. Workers involved in current disputes including those at restaurant chains TGI Fridays and McDonald’s joined the...

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Cambridge dominate 164th annual boat race

Cambridge dominate 164th annual boat race

The Cambridge Men’s rowers completed a rout over Oxford Men’s after the women’s race was won by the Light Blues in convincing fashion earlier that day. In the 164th annual boat race, the Cambridge Women beat their opponents by a resounding seven lengths in just over 19 minutes. On a...

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Pensioners’ Patriarch: Gary Lashko, CEO of Royal Hospital Chelsea

Pensioners’ Patriarch: Gary Lashko, CEO of Royal Hospital Chelsea

Rarely do the words ‘royalty’ and ‘modesty’ go hand in hand. Standing atop a marble plinth in the main courtyard of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea is a gilded statue of King Charles II, garbed in Roman military gear. Presented to the King by Tobias Rustat in 1682, the looming 7ft6...

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Government report finds 4 in 10 children in London live in poverty

Government report finds 4 in 10 children in London live in poverty

Berit Bartsch 37% of children in London are living in poverty, recent government figures reveal. The report, put together by the HBAI, the Households Below Average Income Organisation, found over 70000 children are struggling financially in London. These numbers are higher than the number of impoverished children in than Wales,...

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Recycling the daily grind

Recycling the daily grind

RBKC councillors confirmed an extension to its borough-wide pilot of a recycling collection scheme for the aluminium coffee capsules from Nespresso. New figures show that the amount of recycling bags of Nespresso coffee capsules in the borough exceeds 1,200. RBKC are thus offering the unique service to the highest proportion...

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Eggcellent ways to spend Easter in Kensington, Chelsea & Westminster

Eggcellent ways to spend Easter in Kensington, Chelsea & Westminster

As Easter weekend fast approaches, Voucherbox have some fun ideas as to how RBKC and Westminster residents can spend it. KENSINGTON Easter family activities at Kensington Palace From Good Friday, families around London can take advantage of visiting Kensington Palace and enjoying the glory of Queen Mary’s garden. In addition...

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