• From Behind the Velvet Curtain: Notes from a Literary Festival

    By on Dec. 23, 2014

    Summer festivals seem so far away in the dreary winter grey. An avid music festival-goer reflects on his experience at a literary festival, two events that couldn't be more different from one another. A small glimpse of the summer to come in 2015.

  • London: 'Tis the Season to Be Jolly...

    By on Dec. 12, 2014

    The 2k14 festive season is currenty in full parabolic swing in London, with its transformation from regular bustling metropolis to Christmas crazyville now complete.

    As Londoners are swept up into the gathering crescendo of Christmas expectation, have they noticed how the city has transformed itself in the process? A photo gallery.

  • London is back - and supporting the British media's 'safer cycling campaign'

    By on Feb. 8, 2012
    In November 2011 British journalist Mary Bowers, 27, was involved in a collision with a large lorry at Wapping Junction as she cycled to work, where she is a reporter at the national newspaper The Times. It's now February 2012 and she still has not yet woken up from her coma, though her body is steadily healing. Mary is an acquaintance of
  • European Defence Policy: What next?

    By on March 8, 2009
    A joint event between Cafe Babel London and the LSE Grimshaw Society. The former Special Adviser to John Reid is coming to the LSE to talk about European Defence Policy. Josh Arnold-Forster was special adviser to John Reid at the Ministry of Defence from 2005 to 2006.
  • Welcome to Cafe Babel London

    By on Dec. 14, 2008
    The blog is relaunching!This is an exciting time for Cafe Babel London as we relaunch the blog! The blog will cover all things European and London related.  We are planning to conduct interviews with MEPs, write about cultural events in London, give reviews on lectures, write comments and analysis on political events and much much more. Our next meeting will be on the 15th January.
  • Cafe Babel London looking for new writers

    By on Nov. 28, 2008
    The Café Babel London Blog is looking to relaunch itself soon and is looking for motivated and enthusiastic writers. The blog will consist of reporting on things happening in London (this could be, for example, cultural, political or financial) which have a European outlook or affect other European countries. Contact: Katherine Short at if you are interested.
  • How to organize a successful music event for cafebabel London

    By on Aug. 29, 2007

    I joined the London Team of in January 2007 and after the Festival of Europe the next big thing was the Celebration of the Europe Day, on the 9th of May. For it we decided to put on a different kind of event, a music party, with bands from different parts of Europe to spread the word about

  • What we do...

    By on July 24, 2007
    Our team in London has been around for almost three years now. Having led its activities over the past years, I can say that it is quite a challenge to spread a Europe-focused enthusiasm here in London. Nevertheless, there is hope and we are continuously trying our best to get people interested in European issues and also to spread the word about the wonderful world of