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Photo essay: London from up high Special

London - London is a spectacular city, blending thousands of years of history alongside modernist architecture. One of the best views of London can be obtained from its tallest building - The Shard.

Boris Johnson at heart of London affordable housing controversy

In a move that is already creating controversy, London mayor Boris Johnson has approved plans for affordable flats in central London that stretches the definition of affordable.

Review: The Five & the Prophecy of Prana Special

London - Set in modern Tokyo, "The Five and the Prophecy of Prana" is an extraordinary festival of dance, drama, manga art and cutting hip-hop. The show has been playing at The Barbican in London.

Londoners say 'No' to Death Row-themed restaurant

Hoxton - London's epicurean foodies aren't interested in being on imaginary death row. Neither do they want to think about and chow down their 'last meals' even if it's just a fantasy, a group of adventurous entrepreneurs learned the hard way.

Why people from all over the world just want to cross this road

London - People are flocking from all corners of the world to cross a pedestrian zebra crossing in north London. Commuters and drivers are forced to slow down and stop to allow the pedestrians, who have right of way, to cross this famous road - but why?

Emeli Sandé to unveil the new Jaguar XE in exclusive live webcast

The new Jaguar XE will be revealed at a celebrity-studded series of events in London — via an EXCLUSIVE Digital Journal live webcast. The XE reveal will include Emeli Sandé performing her exclusive "Feel XE" track at a secret location along the Thames.

Review: Ian Dury's back catalogue to be re-released as a boxset

The Chief-Blockhead's eight studio albums, from 1977's 'New Boots and Panties!!' to 1998's 'Mr. Love Pants', have been repackaged together in this delightful-to-look-at vinyl collection.

Al Qaeda, Palestinian flags fly in London protest

London - A video has just surfaced of a Pro-Palestine protest that snarled traffic in the Blackwell Tunnel underneath the river Thames in London.

Review: Monty Python Live capped off legendary troupe's epic career Special

From the Argument Sketch to the song Always Look on the Bright Side of Life, Sunday's Monty Python Live showcased the most popular sketches from the British comedy troupe. The sad thing is, will we ever see them perform together again?

Kanye West reportedly premiered 20 new songs in London

London - After his second performance at Wireless Festival, Kanye West reportedly premiered 20 new songs during an intimate DJ set at a London club, on July 6.

Photo essay: Exploring London's new gin museum Special

London - A gin museum opened up in London this month. The museum explores the history of the versatile drink and its relationship with London's past and present. Digital Journal paid the museum a visit.

Metal music in a box at London's 'Sculpture in the City' (Video)

London - Sculpture in the City is currently on in London, with some cutting edge contemporary works from leading artists popping up around town. One such installation involves a death metal band playing in an airtight, soundproofed box until the air runs out.

Monty Python reunion to be broadcast worldwide

London - The cast of Monty Python are teaming up for one final hurrah that will culminate in a live performance simulcast to more than 100 nations around the globe. On July 20, expect a lot of silly walking!

Thousands celebrate diversity in London LGBT Pride parade Special

London - Thousands of people gathered today in London's Baker Street to kick-off the 2014 LGBT London Pride celebrations, despite the less than ideal weather. Rain or shine, the show must go on.

See London from a different angle Special

London - London is a magnet for tourists from all over the world. With its mix of ancient and modern, the vibrant capital has so much to offer but can be expensive. Here's a cheap way to see some of the best sights by air and water.

Rachmaninoff’s original manuscript sold at auction for USD 2M

London - The original handwritten manuscript of Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Second Symphony, containing autographed revisions, deletions, and alterations, was recently sold at auction at Sotheby’s, London for $2 million.

Ritzy London apartment building installs anti-homeless spikes

London - Proprietors of a posh apartment building in London have triggered a storm of controversy by installing metal spikes outside its doors to prevent the homeless from sleeping there.

London Symphony Orchestra performs free concert in Trafalgar Sq

Westminster - The London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), with its Principal Conductor Valery Gergiev and conductor Timothy Redmond, once again performed to a huge crowd of Londoners and tourists of all ages on warm spring Sunday evening May 11.

Nobel Prize-Winning Economists say end the drug war

According to a new report endorsed by five Nobel Prize-winning economists, the decades-long global war on drugs has failed and it's time to shift the focus from mass incarceration to public health and human rights.

Records under threat in London Marathon

London - Near-ideal sunny and clear conditions greeted the first runners to start the London Marathon with fans hoping for a fast pace by British favourite Mo Farah in his debut over the distance.

Teacher gives his kidney to student

London - In a clear display of selflessness, a special education teacher donates one of his healthy kidneys to an ailing student.

London skeletons reveal the 'Black Death'

Twenty-five skeletons uncovered in London last year appear to have been part of a larger burial ground for plague victims, according to laboratory tests.

New Canadian Author Salutes Sherlock Holmes Special

Fans of mystery fiction have a new hero to investigate: Portia Adams. Created by ex-CBC producer Angela Misri, Jewel Of The Thames (Fierce Ink) pays tribute to the work of Arthur Conan Doyle while being infused with a deep love of history and character.

Lowry collection nets £15 million at London sale

London - A collection of works by LS Lowry sold for £15.2 million ($25 million, 18.2 million euros)at a London auction, with a painting of Piccadilly Circus topping the night's bidding at £5.1 million.

Li's Watson to raise up to $6 bln in June IPO

Hong Kong - Asia's richest man Li Ka-shing is planning to raise up to $6 billion through a dual listing of his flagship retail chain in Hong Kong and London, a report said on Tuesday, in what would be the world's biggest initial public offering since late 2012.Li ...

Three tiger cubs born in London zoo

London - The birth of three tiger cubs at London Zoo has been filmed using hidden cameras. After a 106-day pregnancy the five-year-old Sumatran tigress gave birth to three bouncing cubs.

Dame Helen Mirren: 'Queen' of the BAFTAs, Fellowship recipient

London - Oscar-winning actress Dame Helen Mirren was awarded a prestigious BAFTA Fellowship award at this year's awards ceremony that was held in London's Royal Opera House.

Gebrselassie to set pace at London marathon

Haile Gebrselassie will be lead pacemaker for the elite men's race at the London Marathon, organizers announced on Monday.

Promoter of Sharia Law in London banned from preaching extremism

London - Jordan Horner, a Muslim convert, has been given an ASBO in a British legal first in order to stop him and his fellow preachers from spreading 'religious extremism.'

Man kicked from top deck of double-decker bus, caught on film

London - CCTV footage caught the shocking scene of a man being kicked out of the top deck of a double-decker bus and onto the ground below.
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Prince Harry during the Royal Wedding of William and Catherine Duke & Duchess of Cambridge
Prince Harry during the Royal Wedding of William and Catherine Duke & Duchess of Cambridge
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The former Central Library in London  Ontario  has the bust of Socrates over the main entrance.
The former Central Library in London, Ontario, has the bust of Socrates over the main entrance.
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Fireworks on the Thames  New Year 2011-12.
Fireworks on the Thames, New Year 2011-12.
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Riding the red double-decker buses (on the top deck!) is a good way to see central London.
Riding the red double-decker buses (on the top deck!) is a good way to see central London.
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London Pride 2014
London Pride 2014
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London s Olympic stadium under construction
London's Olympic stadium under construction
Gerry Balding
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London Pride 2014
London Pride 2014
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The Queen Elizabeth II Great Court – the largest covered square in Europe – which opened in 2000...
The Queen Elizabeth II Great Court – the largest covered square in Europe – which opened in 2000.
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The Conservatory at The Barbican Centre
The Conservatory at The Barbican Centre
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The historic Empire Theatre is now a high-tech cinema and Casino.
The historic Empire Theatre is now a high-tech cinema and Casino.
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Buses  some from as far away as Sudbury in northern Ontario  line the street beside Victoria Park in...
Buses, some from as far away as Sudbury in northern Ontario, line the street beside Victoria Park in London, the site of Saturday's rally in support of the locked out EMD workers.
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Artist s impression of finished Olympic Park
Artist's impression of finished Olympic Park
EG Focus
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Rain over London  England
Rain over London, England
Judith
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mYPad is affordable housing in converted shipping containers in London  UK.
mYPad is affordable housing in converted shipping containers in London, UK.
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Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament protesting in London  October 20  2012.
Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament protesting in London, October 20, 2012.
Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
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Buckingham Palace and Horse Guard s Parade  Whitehall  from the London Eye.
Buckingham Palace and Horse Guard's Parade, Whitehall, from the London Eye.
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A fire blazing in London after several protests
A fire blazing in London after several protests
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My sun isn t setting  yet. I m confident that my health will return. Now  please pass the Lipitor  t...
My sun isn't setting, yet. I'm confident that my health will return. Now, please pass the Lipitor, the Plavix and the Metoprolol. Oh, and throw in a vitamin D capsule, too.
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The Conservatory at The Barbican Centre
The Conservatory at The Barbican Centre
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Buildings in London s financial centre including  The Gherkin
Buildings in London's financial centre including 'The Gherkin'
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