Join Dick Weindling & Marianne Colloms, local historians and authors of a forthcoming book on Paddington Cemetery, as they reveal the stories of some of the notable people buried there!
For more information, visit the Brent Archives website
Monday marks the new Chinese year (year of the Dragon, for those counting along), and London is a great place to celebrate it. Unpack at the Castleton Hotel and head into town to join in the festivities.
Events kick off at noon with an opening ceremony in Trafalgar square, followed by performances, animalistic dancers and firecrackers. The streets of China town (between Shafetsbury Avenue and Leicester Square) will be crammed
with food stalls and cultural displays.
Thinking of dining in one of London’s Chinese restaurants? This is one day where you’ll definitely need to book ahead!
Several museums are also hosting themed events. The Muiseum of Docklands is inviting visitors to make festive costumes and masks, while the National Maritime Museums focuses on the tradition of tea.
Partygoers should head to Fire in Vauxhall, where there will be a huge party with superstar DJs
People staying at the Castleton Hotel now have a local mascot to guide them around the city.
Google Street View shows a number of Paddington Bears around London, from Trafalgar Square to the British Museum.
Intriguingly, Paddingtonbear.com suggests that there are six Paddingtons secreted round town in Street View. Can you find the others?
Visitors to the Castleton Hotel will be aware of the big attractions London has to offer, from Buckingham Palace to Hyde Park and Oxford Street. However there is always a lot going on off the beaten track too. Here are our top picks for offbeat events in the capital: