Local residents and parents fight to save Marlborough Primary School building

Marlborough Primary School, located in Draycott Avenue by Sloane Square, looks set to be demolished and rebuilt despite a petition set up to fight the plans. The Victorian style building was constructed in 1878 and has been a place of learning for children since it first stood. The school will...

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Portobello 150th anniversary

World-famous Portobello Market celebrated its 150-year anniversary this year. In commemoration, a special event was held on Saturday 30th May, with attractions including a costumed performance of Victorian songs by Radio Days Music, and a display of antique bicycles from the Veteran Cycle Club. The market began in the 1860s,...

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Escape To A Subtropical Roof Garden In The Heart Of London At John Lewis Oxford Street

Award-winning landscape garden designers, Garden Club London, have collaborated with John Lewis Oxford Street for the second year running to create a roof top garden away from the hustle and bustle below.  Garden Club London carefully planted over 40 different plant species to transport visitors out of London into a...

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Olympia International Art & Antiques Fair returns to Olympia

Olympia International Art & Antiques Fair Dates: 18-28 June 2015 Venue: Olympia London   Celebrating its 43rd year, Olympia is London’s original art and antiques fair. It brings together a collection of the world’s leading dealers and is attended by seasoned collectors, first time buyers, casual art and antique lovers...

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Community-focused film competition ‘Love Living in’ offers £1,000 top prize

Property specialist Leaders is running a film competition, Love Living in, which shines a spotlight on what it is that makes the place people call home special. Leaders’ marketing manager, Alison Guyton, says: “Every town, city, village and suburb is different; made up of a unique assortment of people, streets,...

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Magna Carta changed the world, David Cameron tells 800th anniversary event

Magna Carta went on to change the world, Prime Minister David Cameron has said, at an event marking the 800th anniversary of the document that heralded modern democracy. He was speaking at a ceremony at Runnymede in Surrey, close to the River Thames, where King John of England sealed the...

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Prince Harry kicks off the countdown to the Rugby World Cup

Prince Harry kicked off the countdown to the Rugby World Cup at Twickenham Stadium on Wednesday 10th, joined by Cup winners Johnny Wilkinson and Will Greenwood, to launch the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour with a 100 days to go. The trio were joined by local school children to send...

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Tenancy starts up 20% year on year thanks to post-election registrations

  Lucy Morton, Director and Head of Agency at W.A.Ellis, part of the JLL Group, comments on the prime London lettings market:“The prime London lettings market has experienced a complete shift this month from a quiet lull before the election to a mass influx of new applicants registering since polling...

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George Clarke opens University of Westminster architecture and interiors exhibition

George Clarke, TV presenter, architect, builder and campaigner, will open the University of Westminster’s architecture and interiors students’ end of year exhibition, OPEN 2015, on Thursday, 11 June, as part of the London Festival of Architecture 2015. The annual celebration showcases the emerging talent of the University of Westminster students...

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Open Garden Squares Weekend returns to Chelsea

This June, the annual Open Garden Squares Weekend returns, and the Cadogan Estate once again invites people to visit the normally private Cadogan Place Gardens North and South. On the 13th and 14th June, the historic gardens will be open to Weekend ticket holders to enjoy the stunning surroundings and...

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