Danish artist Jeppe Hein's aquatic sculpture Appearing Rooms
is back for the summer outside the Royal Festival Hall
on the South Bank. You can play in the 'rooms' created by walls of water. It's really good fun but beware when the wind changes as you can get wet!
was originally commissioned for the garden of the Villa Manin, Italy. Inspired by the Baroque villa, he designed an ornamental fountain that combines sculpture, architecture, and technology and playfully invites visitors to interact with the changing spaces created by rising and falling walls of water. It has been installed on the Southbank each summer since 2007.
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One Aldwych are the official hotel partner of the latest West End Musical: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
. It's a luxury boutique hotel with a prize location at the north end of Waterloo Bridge.
I visited to try their Charlie and the Chocolate Factory inspired afternoon tea and found homemade candy floss and mini bottles of chocolate caramel milk. Read my review...
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was founded in 2004. Each year it has grown and by 2009 there were a million revelers attending the event as participants or spectators.
This year's theme is Love (and Marriage) with plans to celebrate not only the achievement of equal marriage but also the love and support that exist within and between the LGBT+ community and their friends and families. Pride London is always a lot of fun so come on down and see that the Brits are not all shy and reserved!
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I had an unexpected moment of joy last weekend when I saw this website has been included in the 50 best travel websites listed in The Independent, a well-respected UK national newspaper.
An expert panel of travel writers gave their recommendations and I couldn't be more proud with the words Abigail King who writes insidethetravellab.com
chose to use to describe me and the website. Some of my favorite travel websites are also on the list so I'm in really good company. Do see the full list of 50 best travel websites