The Town Hall Hotel is opening it’s doors to the public on Sunday 9th June to explore and photograph is secret spaces and wondrous corners as part of a special competition. Photographers (both professional and amateur) will be invited on this day to capture the magic, beauty and unique charm of this extraordinary historical building. The top three photographs will be be printed, framed and on show in the hotel for six months. The first prize winner will receive a free one night stay complete with dinner for two in the Corner Room. The second and third prize winners will both receive brunch for two in the Corner Room. Click here for more information and terms and conditions.
Discover secret Shoreditch gems on this urban wandering. Starting off at Ace Hotel we’ll wander in the direction of Brick Lane, stopping off at various locations including the historical Boundary Gardens, 19 Princelet Street and a colourful community garden. You’ll be introduced to various community projects along the way as well as learn about secret gems across London. Following the wandering, you’ll have the opportunity to create your own unique tour back at a workshop at Ace Hotel. Book now.
Explore some of London’s beautiful secret gardens and find out the stories behind them! We’ll be visiting some very special gardens on this wandering, including the imaginative and dreamy St Dunstan-in-the-East church garden, a hiddden community garden with a little library, and Cross Bones, an old burial ground for paupers and prostitutes recently made into a community garden, a moving place of remembrance. Bring a camera! Also feel free to bring a packed lunch as there will be an opportunity to have a picnic at the end. Book now.
Explore Greenwich Peninsula on this wondrous and cosmic riverside wandering. Along the way we’ll be following The Line sculpture trail, seeking out ‘A Bullet from a Shooting Star’ and ‘Quantum Cloud,’ we'll look out for birds in the area surrounding Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park, we’ll wander through the historic Angerstein Wharf and end at Thames Barrier, one of the largest movable flood barriers in the world. I’ll be sharing stories of the people and places that make the area so interesting. Book now.
In the May edition of #CitizensofLondon we will be joined by Dominique Sisley, writer and digital editor of Huck Magazine, a bi-monthly magazine that celebrates independence, seeking out the artists, activists and creative pioneers who are challenging mainstream culture. A London-based writer, Dominique has focused mainly on sexuality, psychology and human nature, as well as emerging or extreme cultural trends. A former News Editor at Dazed, her writing has appeared in Vice, Elle, i-D, The Times and Time Out. Her stories on London shed light on various hidden stories and spaces, from its first care home to its oldest mannequin factory. Come along and find out how stories can inform, inspire, and change the way in which we relate to the people, places and communities around us. Click here to RSVP. FREE.
Discover East London’s secret gems and stories on this evening wandering. Starting off at Ace Hotel we’ll wander towards Hoxton, stopping off at various locations including Hoxton Community Garden, Monster Supplies and the Geffrey Museum. You’ll be introduced to various community projects along the way as well as learn about secret gems across London. Following the wandering, you’ll have the opportunity to create your own unique tour back at a workshop at Ace Hotel. Book here.