Cultural reviews and thoughts focused on music, film and the arts.
food for families 2016

MELBOURNE | As Christmas approaches, we at The City Lane look forward to taking some time off and enjoying good food, drink and times with family and friends. We know that we are in a very lucky position, getting to try some of the best food and drink that Melbourne

house of vans london

LONDON | House of VANS forms part of the Old Vic tunnels and has transformed the space underneath Waterloo station into a hive of creativity. The focus is on art, music, skateboarding, BMX, street culture and fashion. These things and more are expressed by way of an art gallery, a VansLab

new music november 2016

November sees the return of The City Lane’s music discoveries segment, where we share with you some of the music we’re listening to at the moment. This month’s focus in on the hip-hop and soul side of things. We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service A Tribe

victoria history week 2016

VICTORIA | How well do you know Victoria’s history? Have you ever wondered where the colonial boys you learned about in school actually ended up? Did you know it’s been 60 years since the Melbourne Olympics? From the Royal Historical Society of Victoria comes History Week, possibly the best chance

v&a museum of childhood bethnal green

LONDON | The V&A Museum of Childhood is a separately located part of the Victoria & Albert museum in Bethnal Green and houses one of the world’s largest collections of children’s toys, dolls, games, costumes and the like. It’s been building its collection since 1872 and contains a very well curated

wrigley field chicago

CHICAGO | Originally known as Weeghman Park, Wrigley Field was built in 1914 and is the second oldest ballpark in the majors (after Fenway Park). On April 20, 1916, the Cubs played and won their first game at Weeghman Park. In 1920, the Wrigley family purchased the Cubs from the

skydeck chicago

CHICAGO | Skydeck Chicago is open year-round to offer impressive views and a touch of adrenaline to its visitors. At 1,535 feet high, it is part of the tallest building in the Western hemisphere – Willis Tower (better known by locals as Sears Tower). Whether or not you have the

museum campus chicago

CHICAGO | Chicago’s Museum Campus is a 57-acre park situated at Grant Park’s southeastern point. This point connects three of the city’s most famed museums: Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium and Field Museum of Natural History. The picturesque area opened in 1988, and boasts scenic walkways and jogging paths that are

buckingham fountain loop

CHICAGO | The Buckingham Fountain was opened in 1927 and is one of the world’s largest fountains, with a water capacity of 1.5 million gallons. It was built in the Rococo style, and inspired by the Latona fountain in Versailles, as an allegorical representation of Lake Michigan. The four seahorses

navy pier streeterville chicago

CHICAGO | Navy Pier stretches across the Chicago shoreline of Lake Michigan and spans more than 3,000 feet. Opened in 1916, the Municipal Pier (as it was first called) was designed by architect Charles Summer Frost. Daniel Burnham, Director of Works for the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, originally envisioned