Highlights from this week in London. Read about everything from architecture to food and delve a little deeper into London's culture.


Issue 91

Rob Soning and Trilbey Gordon are on the podcast game again and sit down with Country and Townhouse to have a chat! In the meantime, we also discuss the world's first 360 degree infinity pool and this year's London Festival of Architecture

Country and Townhouse Podcast

After the success of Rob Soning, CEO of Londonewcastle and Trilbey Gordon. Head of Interior Design, talking all things design on a panel at Electric House in Notting Hill and being guests on popular podcast, Interior Style Hunter with Grant Pierrus, they have become quite a sought after duo on the design scene, where many editors and writers in the world of interiors are dying to rack their brains for their expert advice, knowledge and tips.

Rob and Trilbey’s latest venture was when they sat down with Interiors Editor at Country and Townhouse, Carole Annett. Speaking about all things design, inspiration and how it all began at Londonewcastle, this podcast is a must-listen for anyone interested in sprucing up their space or needs their creativeness unleashed.

Available on the Country and Townhouse Website, iTunes and also part of British Airways Inflight Entertainment Podcast Series, perfect for those long haul flights this summer. Make sure you go and check it out and tell us what you think!

London to Welcome the World’s First 360° Infinity Pool

An uninterrupted view of London’s skyline while relaxing in the world’s first 360° infinity pool, sounds too good to be true right? Actually, you’re wrong because there are actually plans in place for construction of such a thing to start in 2020 on top of a new five-star hotel. That’s next year!

I know what you’re thinking: ‘how on earth do you get in and out of the pool?’ A valid question and one that many people have asked! As there are no plans to have stairs on the outside, a rotating spiral staircase will be built into the pool and with rise up through the middle, allowing people to get in and out. As well as admiring the panoramic vista across London, swimmers will also be able to see down below at onlookers beneath them through the transparent floor – talk about floating in air!

There are still many things that need to be planned and confirmed once partners and contractors are in place, but for now we can get excited over the anticipation that London will be a pioneer in the construction of this incredible attraction!

Photo Credit: Dezeen

London Festival of Architecture 2019

There is something in the air in London this month, and that something is architecture. In the capital, June marks the month of the biggest annual architecture festival on the globe, where approximately 400 different events, tours and installations take place throughout the city.

Every year, this festival is based on a theme and 2019 is the year of ‘Boundaries’. London is a city comprising of different zones, walls, borders and boroughs and a whole host of artists, organisations and creative individuals are coming together to portray their vision of what boundaries mean to them. According this year’s LFA team; ‘Boundaries make us comfortable. They define us, they put us in our place.’

Considering there are 400 events throughout the course of June to celebrate this festival, it is near impossible to narrow down the best ones, but some highlights for us have got to be the Giant Dolls’ House Installation in The Department Store in Brixton, Castles in the Air Installation exploring the concept of identity and urban territory, plus the London Bridge Open Kitchen is one not to miss for those foodies who are passionate about exploring our city’s vibrant food and drink scene.

Which event tickles your fancy the most at this year’s London Festival of Architecture?

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