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The heaving crowd, the rumbling bass and the dazzling lights: there’s something electric about big-name music stars and the enormous stages they inhabit. Adele will attract 90,000 for each night when she visits Wembley Stadium this year, about double the capacity of the O2 Arena in Greenwich, London’s other music cathedral. The capital is playing host […]

It seems 2017 is having a stuttering start in London, with New Year giving way quickly to Arctic winds and tube strikes. As always, we can’t predict what will happen this year, with much uncertainty over London’s future: but we’ve pulled together some of the biggest, brightest trends and events to hit the capital this year. From […]

The end of the year is a time to pause, relax (it is Christmas, after all), and reflect. We love to look back at the highlights of the previous 12 months – but also to consider resolutions, with the immanent arrival of a new year. Sometimes, there are tempting thoughts to try something completely different: […]

The yuletide yields, Christmas is complete and the festive celebrations have culminated in one evening to welcome the New Year. But before we begin those pesky resolutions, there’s still time to enjoy ourselves at the start of 2017! We have a wealth of suggestions for how to spend New Year’s Day (and beyond) in London.   […]

London has a very sensible rule for homeowners who want to make a little extra cash by renting out their flats or houses when they’re away: you can let your home for up to 90 days per year under the London legislation introduced in 2015. This strikes the right balance between burdensome red tape and […]

Christmas shopping is meant to be a fun activity for the whole family. But sometimes it can just be overwhelming. We traipse along the same streets and areas of the capital in search of those elusive gifts, and in recent years up to 40m people have visited the West End over the festive period. We have a better […]

The lights are on, the shoppers are out in force and we’re even learning about ‘Hygge’: Christmas is in full swing, and it’s difficult to escape it. But what if you want to get away from it all, even for one night? We’ve made a handy guide to the events taking place in London this month that are […]

It’s about elegance, sophistication and luxury. It’s about a beautiful area, where grand buildings are matched only by adjacent swathes of refreshing open space. And it’s about about being right in the heart of it all. You can pop into world-famous department shops, including Harvey Nichols and Harrods, take a stroll through Hyde Park or grace the refined cafés […]

Hard work requires an agile mind. Here at UnderTheDoormat we’re well-versed in where to find that perfect coffee, from our local establishments to luxurious hideaways. But it’s not just about the work – cafés are an essential part of the weekend, not least as the cold winter mornings draw in. We asked the team to […]

A definition of ‘edgy’ found in the dictionary is ‘daringly innovative; on the cutting edge’, and for London this couldn’t be more appropriate. There is a realm of alternative things to do in the capital away from the usual tourist hotspots and well-worn attractions: in our wide-reaching guide we present our local knowledge on what you […]

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