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The YTF Top 5 Christmas Trees & Lights in London 2017

Yes, its that time of the year again and although London is not one of the most blingy cities at Christmas, it does have some must see sparkly hotspots that will add to your festive mood. I started off wanting to blog on the top 5 Christmas trees in London[…]

Life Lessons from Jimi Hendrix

Did you know that Jimi Hendrix died here in London on September 18 1970? This week our blog features the work of friend and talented artist Chuba Oyolu and his observations about Jimi Hendrix. Some excerpts from his blog: “James Marshall Hendrix was an intensely complicated individual by all accounts. This[…]

Toxic London

  Great news: Living and working in London is now officially toxic to our health. Picture this: you standing at the bus stop waiting for the bus and as you’re doing this you take a nice deep breath of nitrogen dioxide and fine particle matter also known as PM2.5 as[…]

The YTF Dummies guide to Halloween

The origins of Halloween can be traced back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. 2,000 years ago, the Celts lived across the lands we now know as Britain, Ireland and northern France. Essentially a farming and agricultural people, the Pre-Christian Celtic year was determined by the growing seasons and[…]

LONDONERS’ DREAM

The Wall of Dreams ‘I dream of my family living without fear’ .. “I dream of travelling the world.”..excerpts [Wall of Dreams] The Wall of Dreams is a giant projection designed by Danish artist and poet Morten Søndergaard. The recorded dreams of hundreds of refugees and migrants living in the UK[…]

The YTF Dummies Guide to Diversity in London

London is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the world with a population of  8.2 million at the 2011 census. From AD 50 when the city was known as Londinium and inhabited by Romans to the present day, it has been an immigrant mecca for people of different nationalities and cultures[…]

HAPPY 25TH BDAY @ OPEN HOUSE London ~ 16-17 September 2017

25 years ago Open House was launched in London to give Londoners and visitors a chance to learn about and better understand and explore hidden parts of London and its buildings some of which are rarely seen by the public. This weekend is Open House weekend in London; the annual[…]

Return of the Jedi: YTF meets Barrie Ho at RIBA

What a stroke of luck that we visited the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and met Mr Barrie Ho personally. If your wondering who the heck is Barrie Ho? Barrie Ho has one of the most impressive Star Wars Collections on the planet. Find out more here. He is[…]

Gnome King

Every country’s mythology has its own cast of strange creatures, monsters and legendary human figures. Finland is no exception, and mythical creatures remained very much part of Finnish folklore until the country’s urbanisation during the 20th century. This large-scale sculpture relates to a Finnish story about the Gnome King –[…]

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