Archive of articles from 2012
Having a city-centre apartment or house certainly enables you to enjoy a chic, enviable lifestyle. If you do live in this kind of property, however, it is important to stay on top of cleaning and maintaining it. Indeed, if you are not careful it will soon start to lose its elegance, something that may prove to be particularly apparent in your bathroom.
While many people only bring out their barbecues once summer arrives and the weather is warm enough to sit outside for a few hours, this isn't making the most of your garden equipment. BBQs are also fantastic to have at special events, like weddings.
London is a fantastic city to live in for many reasons. Not only does it boast some of the best employment opportunities in the world, but living here means you can take advantage of its bustling nightlife, top shops and cultural attractions.
New York-inspired restaurant and bar, Honky Tonk will bring some old-school Manhattan glamour to Chelsea with a new weekly brunch party that is set to start in the New Year.
Busy Londoners worried about when to fit in their Christmas gift buying will be pleased to learn that Westfield Shopping centre has announced midnight opening hours over the festive period.
While New Year’s Eve is one of the most anticipated nights out of the year, the majority of Brits would rather stay in and celebrate with a party at home.
Nothing is better guaranteed to get you feeling festive than an afternoon skating on one of the capital’s outdoor ice rinks so wrap up warm, grab your friends and get your skates on…
Incase you didn’t already know, today is World Toilet Day and in honour of all things loo-related a five metre tall squatting sculpture has been placed in Potters Field Park in Tower Bridge, London.
Buying a new home in London enables you to take advantage of everything the UK's capital has to offer, including some of the most popular tourist attractions in the world. However, living in London means you are also well placed to go on fantastic daytrips.
It’s official: you can start getting excited about Christmas as celebrities, sports stars and Disney Princesses have kicked off the festive season by switching on London’s lights.
If you are searching for a new home in the capital and are overwhelmed by the wide choice of boroughs and neighbourhoods, look no further than Canning Town. This corner of London is the ideal place to purchase a property for several reasons.
After a busy day in the office, coming home to a long summer's evening and the smell of food cooking on the BBQ is enough to melt away any stresses and strains encountered earlier on. However, the arrival of autumn doesn't mean this has to stop.
TRAILERS: The BFI London Film Festival kicks off in October for 12 days of cinematic sights and sounds. The event is the biggest of its kind in the UK and despite it being smaller than the famous Cannes or Venice festivals there is still a lot happening around the city.
Living in London is a brilliant opportunity, whether you want to buy a place of your own, move in with a loved one or start a family. There are several areas a little out of the centre that have great deals for new apartments in London, like Bow.
Sheds are essential items if you regularly like putting your green fingers to work, but when you have limited outdoor space, it can be hard finding a suitable storage solution. Luckily, companies like Walton cater to those whose gardens are on the small side.
Manchester is a brilliant place to work and live. It boasts everything you would expect from a city, but without the high living costs you often find in destinations further south. As such, you can afford to reside right at the centre of the action.
Melbourne in Australia has beaten out all UK and worldwide cities to be labeled the most-liveable. Despite its excellent performance during the Olympic Games London has dropped further down the list of most liveable cities, now coming 55th.
If you are currently on the hunt for the perfect apartment in London to buy with your partner, there are plenty of areas that will suit your lifestyle. However, it is important you pick the right location, or you could end up having to trek miles to go out!
The popularity of fun photo booths at weddings and parties has sky-rocketed in the past two years. They are the must-have item for all things silly and quirky. But the booths can be expensive and out of reach of many party planners, but there is another way.
If you hear Beyonce’s ‘All the Single Ladies’ being played across East London it is because the area has become a pulling ground for young single women. East London is starting to see a demographic shift with regeneration enticing a new market.
City living has drawn people in for thousands of years. Song lyrics, films and even poetry have been written about the romanticism and hustle and bustle of city life. See our favourite quotes about life in the city.
Manchester is a vibrant and colourful city with inward investment that is second only to London, making it a place brimming with up and coming residential areas for the young and upwardly mobile.
Soho is already known for its food, shops and nightlife but it could soon be a coveted place to live in the city. According to a Soho estate agents the location is undergoing a facelift and investors are seeing the area as a place of opportunity.
Islington in London now has a beautiful allotment garden thanks to the minds of some young interior designers. The 18-planter strong hovering allotment garden is the brainchild of students in their final year at the American Intercontinental University (AIU) London.
VIDEO: Television presenter and royal insider Ben Fogle has put together and easy etiquette guide for the Diamond Jubilee weekend. In the video he discusses all aspects of a successful tea party to help you replicate it in your own home.