What do you think about when you think about London? Is it Samuel Johnson saying “who’s tired of London is tired of life”, or Joe Strummer singing “London calling at the top of the dial/ And after all this, won't you give me a smile”, or do you picture yourself as Hugh Grant on one of his walkabouts in About a Boy?
Where is your favourite spot? A cosy bookshop in Soho? Fabric on a Friday night? Or maybe Tate Modern’s new terrace?
What do you do to unwind in this big city? Run along Regent’s Canal? Treat yourself to a nice meal in Exmouth Market? Or visit a small museum off the beaten path?
Regardless of what your answer to the questions above might be, LIFE in London is a series designed to inspire you to make the most of your experience in this unique city.
This year, we're running smaller events, including guided tours of the area around the LSE campus. Places on these tours are very limited, and bookings open a week in advance of the event. We're also providing the routes and an overview of each of the places we're visiting so you can do the walk yourself.
The latest information about upcoming LIFE in London events can be found in our weekly update email.
Here's some of what we've done this year.
LIFE in London: A Walk of Art. Route overview.
LIFE in London: Law Walk. Route overview.
LIFE in London: Movie Locations Walk.
LIFE in London: Harry Potter Walking Tour
LIFE in London Politics & Diplomacy Walk. Route overview.
LIFE in London: St Paul's Cathedral Organ Recital
LIFE in London: Tower of London
LIFE in London: Southwark Parkrun
LIFE in London: 20th and 21st century art at Christie's
LIFE in London: Twelfth Night at the Globe
LIFE in London: London Eye River Cruise
LIFE in London: Skygarden
LIFE in London: Tate Late @ Tate Modern
LIFE in London: Mozart and Beethoven at the Southbank Centre
LIFE in London: Unseen Tour of Soho
LIFE in London: Lord Mayor's Show
LIFE in London: Graffiti in the East End
LIFE in London: Mixing it up - Painting Today at the Hayward Gallery