Articles tagged London

A fun PR stunt for Ghostbusters literally breaks new ground in one of London’s busiest train stations. 

Ray Stantz may have described Mr Stay Puft as something that could never ever possibly destroy us, but have you seen the marshmallow man in Waterloo?

The iconic monster appears to have smashed his way from underground, where commuters are encouraged to take a selfie with the supernatural sweet guy - there's even a special snapchat filter available in the station.

Slime oozes over security cameras and on the tiles, while a pop-up Forbidden Planet booth is packed full of Ghostbusters merchandise.

Read more about the installation here and tell us whether you’ll be seeing the film.

Remember: whatever you do, don't cross the streams.





A stunning new installation outside the National Gallery brings art to life with thousands of colourful flowers.

The Flower Council of Holland's incredible artwork uses over 26,500 blossomed flowers to recreate Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder's 'A Still Life of Flowers in a Wan-Li Vase'.

The work took thirty florists two days to complete, with the help of a digital print, 100 blocks of florist foam, and a built in water irrigation system to keep the flowers fresh.

Watch the making of the masterpiece below and tell us whether you’ve visited it yet.






Wolfgang Buttress' 'The Hive' has finally come to London.

The striking experience, which debuted at the 2015 Milan Expo, is an intricate manmade beehive, with thousands of aluminium strands woven into a lattice.

The installation is currently in London’s Kew Gardens; showcasing hundreds of LED lights, the installation glows, hums, and buzzes to mimic the life of a bee.

The aim of the piece is to 'highlight the plight of the honeybee, [and] focus attention on the importance of pollination in our food chain, by reinterpreting apiarian ecology as an immersive multi-sensory experience.' 

The Hive opened to the public last weekend and you can visit until 2017, find out more here and let us know if you'll be experiencing the unique installation.





The final day of Clerkenwell Design Week is here and it's everyone's last chance to get down to the festival to experience the latest creative trends.

This is just a small selection of our last day:

Design Fields

Just a stone’s throw away from the bustling streets of Exmouth Market, Design Fields showcases a wide range of lighting, furniture, and product design, from Abstracta's unique fabric to Dedon's fun outdoor Jungalow collection (pictured).

This area is also playing host to CDW headline sponsor Renault, with its latest cars and technology on show.

Platform

Platform is deep in the 17th Century House of Detention, a dark and atmospheric setting for some stunning lighting displays. A multisensory must-see.

Collaboration & Billboards

If you are just wandering around the area, you'll probably come across a couple of striking art pieces: Collaboration and Billboards. Collaboration can be easily spotted, a swathe of vibrant pink covering the wall of Finsbury Business Centre, while Giles Miller's Billboards are unique installations spread across Clerkenwell, using colourful tiles to create talking points.

There is still time today and tonight to visit Clerkenwell Design Week; let us know your highlights from the three day festival and look out for our Pinterest board tomorrow!


We’re now more than halfway through Clerkenwell Design Week; here are our favourite spots from Day Two:

Museum of Making

A vibrant pop-up outside St John’s, we’ve been treated to craft demonstrations drawing on Clerkenwell’s creative history, along with showcases of local artefacts by heritage companies.

ICON House of Culture

This year, House of Culture has moved to Fabric nightclub ‒ but don’t think the lights have come up just because it’s daytime. The dark, labyrinthine space offers an intriguing background for the resident brands, while a stunning metallic artwork greets visitors as they descend into the club (pictured).

Tom Dixon

Tom Dixon has teamed up with St James’ Church, contrasting beautifully fluid lighting against the rugged brick of the Georgian church.

Let us know your highlights of CDW so far!


Another May, another Design Week in Clerkenwell ‒ and it’s already shaping up to be a great one.

Showcasing some of the best local, national, and even international creativity, Clerkenwell Design Week attracts the best and brightest architects, designers, and artists.

Here’s our highlights from Day One:

Exhibitions at St James’s Church

Once again, St James’s Church is a key hub for Clerkenwell Design Week, holding Project, Additions, and British Collection. Must-sees in the Georgian church and its grounds include the Future of Design pavilion, the return of Jimbobart to the festival, and LimeLAB’s colourful HOKU lamps (pictured).

Screen printing at Shaw Contract Group

Carpet and hardwood provider Shaw Contract Group is providing a cracking combination of screen printing tote bags (a fun and surprisingly quick process) and fresh crepes up on Great Sutton Street.

HakFolly

Described as ‘a stacked timber structure that aims to create a fleeting moment of calm, in reference to Clerkenwell’s monastic past’, HakFolly is a colourful installation embedded in the arch of St John’s Gate.

And an honourable mention goes to Hitch Mylius’ collaboration with Malmaison, which has seen them create a ‘Clerkenwell Cocktail’ complete with silver ice.

Visited Clerkenwell Design Week today? Let us know what you enjoyed seeing.


Did you witness PG Tips' giant Monkey floating down the Thames?

On Monday, some lucky Londoners spotted the mascot, which was formed from an estimated 110,486 green leaves to promote the brand's green tea.

The six metre high Monkey meandered down the river with mug in hand, going viral on social media.

The clever stunt also aimed to raise awareness of how the colour green can impact our lives at home and at work, in anticipation of PG Tips' 'Green Paper'.

Did you see the monkey? Let us know, or read more about the fun publicity push here.





Style and elegance may not be the usual words you associate with crazy golf, but some top designers are putting a new spin on the fun pastime.

London Design Festival has launched a Kickstarter campaign, which would see a crazy golf course with a difference take over Trafalgar Square.

Visionary Crazy Golf showcases a variety of unique sections, by designers such as Tom Dixon, Paul Smith, Camille Walala, and Zaha Hadid.

The colourful course, described as ‘fun, free, and futuristic’, would be installed in Trafalgar Square, during the Festival in September, while people who pledge to the campaign will receive limited edition items by the designers.

Find out more about the incredible project here and tell us if you’d visit Visionary Crazy Golf.





With an estimated 3.5 million commuters on the London Underground each day, the system can be a bit of a daunting experience for tourists.

But a clever infographic by Free Tours of London delves into the dos and don’ts of travelling on the tube as safely and easily as possible.

The top ten hacks include the best place to stand on the platform, avoiding card clash. and handy shortcuts around the network.

Discover the cheeky cheats here and let us know your own tips and tricks for getting around the capital.