Secrets of early Shakespeare theater dug up in London

May 20, 2016

Secrets of early Shakespeare theater dug up in London

British archaeologists raised the curtain Thursday on a 16th century theater that staged William Shakespeare plays like “Romeo and Juliet” and where the bard himself acted in “London’s first theater land.” The Curtain theater put on productions between 1577 and 1625 as one of ...

London's new Muslim mayor hails 'unity over division'

May 7, 2016

London's new Muslim mayor hails 'unity over division'

London’s new mayor Sadiq Khan thanked voters for choosing “unity over division” as he was elected Saturday, becoming the first Muslim leader of a major Western capital. In a second round run-off, the son of Pakistani immigrants beat Conservative multimillionaire Zac Goldsmith with 57 ...

Apr 27, 2016

Big Ben bongs to halt as iconic, ailing clock undergoes repairs

It’s so long to Big Ben’s bongs — at least temporarily. British officials announced Tuesday that the famous bell of Parliament will fall silent for several months during repairs to its crumbling clock tower. The work, due to begin in January 2017 and last ...

Soseki Museum in London to close next year

Apr 5, 2016

Soseki Museum in London to close next year

A museum in London dedicated to novelist Soseki Natsume (1867-1916), who spent two years in the British capital, plans to close in September next year due to financial difficulties amid declining visitors, its operator said Monday. Next year marks 150 years since Soseki’s birth, ...

London detectives hunt burglar nicknamed 'Wimbledon Prowler'

Apr 3, 2016

London detectives hunt burglar nicknamed 'Wimbledon Prowler'

Cunning gentleman thieves have seduced romantics from the days of Robin Hood through to Hollywood’s heyday — and now London is transfixed by the real-life antics of the “Wimbledon Prowler.” The prolific burglar is suspected of carrying out hundreds of break-ins around one of ...