Kyra Hanson

Kyra Hanson

Kyra grew up in Hainault and has spent most of her life perpetually fleeing her hometown (and its Essex associations) in pursuit of London's culture and nightlife. When she's not frantically meeting deadlines you'll most likely find her buried in a book squeezed into the corner of a Central line carriage. She enjoys gallery-hopping, always takes the scenic route and has a weakness for large glasses of house wine. She freelances for Londonist and Time Out.

Articles by: Kyra Hanson

Things To Do This Weekend In London: 21-22 October 2017

Things To Do This Weekend In London: 21-22 October 2017

Glitter-bomb those impending Monday blues away. | By Kyra Hanson
Things To Do Today In London: Friday 20 October 2017

Things To Do Today In London: Friday 20 October 2017

Get your wellies on, Walthamstow Wetlands opens today. | By Kyra Hanson
Things To Do Today In London: Thursday 19 October 2017

Things To Do Today In London: Thursday 19 October 2017

See Leadenhall market in Roman times. | By Kyra Hanson
Things To Do Today In London: Wednesday 18 October 2017

Things To Do Today In London: Wednesday 18 October 2017

From a mindful pub crawl to a not so mindful paint and cocktail session. | By Kyra Hanson
Things To Do Today In London: Tuesday 17 October 2017

Things To Do Today In London: Tuesday 17 October 2017

Nerd night and Orwell readings. | By Kyra Hanson
Things To Do Today In London: Monday 16 October 2017

Things To Do Today In London: Monday 16 October 2017

Find out what Wilton's Music Hall is doing with 20,000 paper balls. | By Kyra Hanson
Things To Do This Week In London: 16-22 October 2017

Things To Do This Week In London: 16-22 October 2017

Speed dating with a difference. | By Kyra Hanson
Free And Cheap Things To Do In London This Week: 16-22 October 2017

Free And Cheap Things To Do In London This Week: 16-22 October 2017

Find out where to bob, press and peel apples this week. | By Kyra Hanson
Things To Do This Weekend In London: 14-15 October 2017

Things To Do This Weekend In London: 14-15 October 2017

Festivals dedicated to ladies, literature and beer. | By Kyra Hanson
Things To Do Today In London: Friday 13 October 2017

Things To Do Today In London: Friday 13 October 2017

An infestation of zombies has taken over the Rio cinema. | By Kyra Hanson
Things To Do Today In London: Thursday 12 October 2017

Things To Do Today In London: Thursday 12 October 2017

Get cosy with late-night jazz at the Royal Albert Hall. | By Kyra Hanson
Things To Do Today In London: Wednesday 11 October 2017

Things To Do Today In London: Wednesday 11 October 2017

Live stream of a dissection or life drawing class? | By Kyra Hanson
Things To Do Today In London: Tuesday 10 October 2017

Things To Do Today In London: Tuesday 10 October 2017

Fancy singing for your supper? | By Kyra Hanson
Things To Do Today In London: Monday 9 October 2017

Things To Do Today In London: Monday 9 October 2017

An orchestral rendition of Kanye and Jay-Z's album. | By Kyra Hanson
Things To Do This Week In London: 9-15 October 2017

Things To Do This Week In London: 9-15 October 2017

Get suitably spooked on the London Dungeon's Death Express. | By Kyra Hanson
Free And Cheap Things To Do In London This Week: 9-15 October 2017

Free And Cheap Things To Do In London This Week: 9-15 October 2017

Live music, Diwali, and some stunning photography. | By Kyra Hanson
Things To Do This Weekend In London: 7-8 October 2017

Things To Do This Weekend In London: 7-8 October 2017

Get out of your house this weekend. | By Kyra Hanson
Things To Do Today In London: Friday 6 October 2017

Things To Do Today In London: Friday 6 October 2017

A gallery late which is a feast for the mind and the stomach. | By Kyra Hanson
Things To Do Today In London: Thursday 5 October 2017

Things To Do Today In London: Thursday 5 October 2017

Live music at London Bridge station. | By Kyra Hanson
Things To Do Today In London: Wednesday 4 October 2017

Things To Do Today In London: Wednesday 4 October 2017

Get out the rolling pins for a GBBO contest. | By Kyra Hanson
Things To Do Today In London: Tuesday 3 October 2017

Things To Do Today In London: Tuesday 3 October 2017

Get arty with your latte. | By Kyra Hanson
Coupette: Go For The Brunch, Stay For The Cocktails

Coupette: Go For The Brunch, Stay For The Cocktails

Evening is the best time to visit this Bethnal Green all-rounder. | By Kyra Hanson ★★★☆☆
Food Review: Not Veggie? You Might Be Once You've Eaten In Here

Food Review: Not Veggie? You Might Be Once You've Eaten In Here

By Kyra Hanson ★★★★☆
What's It Like Living In A Shipping Container?

What's It Like Living In A Shipping Container?

We meet the tenants living in London's latest shipping container homes. | By Kyra Hanson
 Could You Hack It As A London Traffic Warden?

Could You Hack It As A London Traffic Warden?

You might need the emotional shell of an armadillo. | By Kyra Hanson
Behind The Doors Of A London Crematorium

Behind The Doors Of A London Crematorium

If you're squeamish, look away now. | By Kyra Hanson
These People Are Hacking London's Ad Spaces... But Are They Right To Do So?

These People Are Hacking London's Ad Spaces... But Are They Right To Do So?

Could London ever be an ad-free city? | By Kyra Hanson
What's It Like To Build A Skyscraper?

What's It Like To Build A Skyscraper?

You'll need a head for heights. | By Kyra Hanson
Looking For A Cheaper Way To Live In London? Try Living In A Van

Looking For A Cheaper Way To Live In London? Try Living In A Van

If you suffer from claustrophobia, look away now. | By Kyra Hanson
What's It Like To Be An Ice Cream Seller In London?

What's It Like To Be An Ice Cream Seller In London?

Read on for instant career envy. | By Kyra Hanson
How To Survive (And Thrive) In London If You’re A Live Music Venue

How To Survive (And Thrive) In London If You’re A Live Music Venue

It's not all doom and gloom. | By Kyra Hanson
What's It Like Moving From The World's Smallest Countries To London?

What's It Like Moving From The World's Smallest Countries To London?

Is it better to be a small fish in a big pond? | By Kyra Hanson
What It's Like To Live In London's Little Portugal

What It's Like To Live In London's Little Portugal

More than coffee and custard tarts. | By Kyra Hanson
Where To Be Punk In London

Where To Be Punk In London

Places where you can still stick two fingers to the system. | By Kyra Hanson
Things You Probably Didn't Know About Beigel Bake

Things You Probably Didn't Know About Beigel Bake

Beigel or bagel? | By Kyra Hanson
7 Things You Might Not Have Done In Waterloo Station

7 Things You Might Not Have Done In Waterloo Station

Train delayed? Here's how to pass the time. | By Kyra Hanson
Where To Feel Like You're In The Countryside In London

Where To Feel Like You're In The Countryside In London

From woodland walks and rolling hills to rustic country pubs | By Kyra Hanson
Did You Spot The Pothole Gardener?

Did You Spot The Pothole Gardener?

Potholes in Brixton, Chelsea and the South Bank received miniature makeovers today | By Kyra Hanson
Unreliable London Literature And Radical History At Stoke Newington Literary Festival

Unreliable London Literature And Radical History At Stoke Newington Literary Festival

Punk, poetry, debate and more at this year's festival. | By Kyra Hanson
Haunting Photos Of The East End

Haunting Photos Of The East End

John Claridge's work on display at Vout-O-Reenees. | By Kyra Hanson
Review: Kit Harington Is Bloody Great In A Grotesquely Entertaining Doctor Faustus

Review: Kit Harington Is Bloody Great In A Grotesquely Entertaining Doctor Faustus

If this is hell, where do we sign up? | By Kyra Hanson ★★★★☆
Guerrilla Gardening In London: A Battle Against Concrete Paving And Private Development

Guerrilla Gardening In London: A Battle Against Concrete Paving And Private Development

We talk guerrilla gardening with Richard Reynolds. | By Kyra Hanson
Refugee Crisis? There's An App For That

Refugee Crisis? There's An App For That

How London's tech community is helping out. | By Kyra Hanson
Should All London Businesses Pay The London Living Wage?

Should All London Businesses Pay The London Living Wage?

What impact would this have on the city and its people? | By Kyra Hanson
Suits, Scooters And Skinheads: Mod Life In 80s London

Suits, Scooters And Skinheads: Mod Life In 80s London

Photography book documents revival scene. | By Kyra Hanson
Review: Eimear McBride's Novel A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing Is Gripping On Stage

Review: Eimear McBride's Novel A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing Is Gripping On Stage

Award-winning book leads to an exhilarating, emotionally demanding performance. | By Kyra Hanson ★★★★★
New Indie Bookshop Opens In Hackney

New Indie Bookshop Opens In Hackney

We do love a good bookshop. | By Kyra Hanson
Why Does London Dominate The UK Poetry Scene?

Why Does London Dominate The UK Poetry Scene?

Three of the four finalists in the Hammer & Tongue Slam Finals from the capital. | By Kyra Hanson