The unwritten rules of the London Underground

The London Underground is a fearsome place. Its first line, the Metropolitan, opened in 1863. So the Underground train system – also known as the…

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Feisty Merriment: Snow White and Rose Red by RashDash at Battersea Arts Centre, London

Who ever heard of a villain called Graham? But in the gently subversive world of RashDash’s Snow White and Rose Red, it makes absolute sense.…

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Ten wedding venues near London – or in the capital itself

London and the south-east of England are well served for wedding venues. Whether you’re looking for an elegant celebration in a landmark London building, or…

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Double the camp, double the fun: Cinderella (the Pantomime) at Greenwich Theatre, London

Pantomime has come of age since I last experienced the genre. Friday’s press performance of Greenwich Theatre’s Cinderella was a rip-roaringly splendid evening of sparkly…

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Christmas theatre for families in London, 2017

If you want to catch the best in Christmas theatre for families this year, head to London. With an estimated 230 theatres in the UK…

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WIN Family Tickets to see Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas at London’s Lyric Hammersmith Theatre

A curmudgeonly Santa sets about preparing for his big night. He’s cross about Christmas, grumpy in the cold, and fantasizes about sunny beach holidays while…

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Family nostalgia in London: Rave-A-Roo with VTech KidiCom Max

In former days, were you a Raver or an Indie Kid? If you’re reading this as a Millennial, you’ll probably have no idea what I’m…

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Afternoon tea at London’s Waldorf Hilton

British afternoon tea can be a stodgy affair. When the 7th Duchess of Bedford dreamed it up in the 19th century, people only ate two…

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London museum hop: Science Museum and V&A

The museum-side exit of London’s South Kensington tube station has a festive feel. Especially in the school holidays, the station teems with families who have…

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