Neighbourhoods

A Swim on the Wild Side: The ponds in Hampstead Heath

A Swim on the Wild Side: The ponds in Hampstead Heath

Relaxing swims in rivers and ponds are all the rage right now. Lidos beware! The motto of the revolution could well be: tributary, estuary, sea.

Travel in Britain: Head to the beach this summer

Travel in Britain: Head to the beach this summer

Leave London behind this summer, don your flipflops and head for the beach!

A guide to London’s city farms

A guide to London’s city farms

It may be surprising for anyone living in London to learn that barnyard animals and green fields could be just around their corner, but in fact there are a large number of City Farms throughout London.

Can you swim in the River Thames?

Can you swim in the River Thames?

The Thames is said to be at its cleanest in 200 years. A new book has inspired a generation of ‘wild swimmers’. The Outdoor Swimming Society is on a mission to free swimmers from ‘chlorinated captivity’. Can Londoners come out to play?

Travel in Britain: The wonders of Wales

Travel in Britain: The wonders of Wales

Want to escape London for your holiday? Rijuta Dey gives an insight into the wonders that await you if you travel to Wales.

Speakers’ Corner: London’s free speech spot?

Speakers’ Corner: London’s free speech spot?

The Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park has always been London’s symbol for free speech. But is it really? The First Pint investigates.

Liverpool Street and Spitalfields – A visual area profile

Liverpool Street and Spitalfields – A visual area profile

A visual area profile of Liverpool Street and Spitalfields. Amy Bradshaw shows you around.