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  • Review: Modern Portuguese Dining at Portal Restaurant

    The London Insider
    The London Insider
    12 Jul 2014 | 3:46 am
    I always like to find hidden gems in London, and from the outside, Portal made a good first impression and fit the bill nicely. I've walked past this unassuming storefront many times, thinking it was maybe just a small family run restaurant or pub, but when you step inside you realise that the restaurant is huge, expanding deeply into the building.
  • Review: Modern Portuguese Dining at Portal Restaurant

    The London Insider
    The London Insider
    12 Jul 2014 | 3:46 am
    I always like to find hidden gems in London, and from the outside, Portal made a good first impression and fit the bill nicely. I've walked past this unassuming storefront many times, thinking it was maybe just a small family run restaurant or pub, but when you step inside you realise that the restaurant is huge, expanding deeply into the building.
  • VIDEO: PM and Mayor reject donation claims

    BBC News - London
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:54 pm
    David Cameron and Boris Johnson have rejected calls to pay back a £160,000 donation to the Conservatives from the wife of a former member of President Putin's government.
  • Murder police drafted into over-stretched child abuse inquiry teams

    News | The Times
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:50 pm
    Murder squad officers are being drafted into Scotland Yard’s overstretched child abuse investigation teams to cope with a huge increase...
  • Former Met chiefs accused of 'standing up for police murderers' by opposing whole-life terms

    Telegraph News
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:45 pm
    Lord Blair and Lord Condon have called government plans to ensure police killers die in jail an 'unnecessary, populist' PR stunt
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    The London Insider

  • Review: Modern Portuguese Dining at Portal Restaurant

    The London Insider
    12 Jul 2014 | 3:46 am
    I always like to find hidden gems in London, and from the outside, Portal made a good first impression and fit the bill nicely. I've walked past this unassuming storefront many times, thinking it was maybe just a small family run restaurant or pub, but when you step inside you realise that the restaurant is huge, expanding deeply into the building.
  • Want a career in fitness? Enter the #FitnessPro2014 competition!

    The London Insider
    2 Jul 2014 | 1:55 am
    Are you a young fitness enthusiast who wants to get started in a career of fitness training? Sometimes it can be difficult to know where to start, and it can be a tough career path to get your foot in the door.
  • Eat Your Way Through the World Cup 2014 Teams in London

    The London Insider
    29 Jun 2014 | 2:05 pm
    A few days ago I received an interesting email from Bookatable, who have taken the time to compile a list of restaurants in London from every single country that made it to the group stages of the World Cup.
  • Official Wimbledon Branded Wine for the Tennis Championship

    The London Insider
    16 Jun 2014 | 3:08 pm
    Can't make it but still want to have a bit of the Wimbledon magic? One of the sponsors of Wimbledon, Jacobs Creek, has released limited edition bottles of their chardonnay and shiraz for the Wimbledon Championships 2014.
  • Inaugural Amba City of London Mile – 22nd June

    The London Insider
    14 Jun 2014 | 5:44 am
    The Amba City of London Mile is the first official one miler in London. Yes, we do have the famous races like the London Marathon (~26 miles), but a one-miler makes for a more exciting fast-paced race, as well as an opportunity for everyone to participate in, whereas marathons take lots of preparation and fitness to compete in.
 
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  • Review: Modern Portuguese Dining at Portal Restaurant

    The London Insider
    12 Jul 2014 | 3:46 am
    I always like to find hidden gems in London, and from the outside, Portal made a good first impression and fit the bill nicely. I've walked past this unassuming storefront many times, thinking it was maybe just a small family run restaurant or pub, but when you step inside you realise that the restaurant is huge, expanding deeply into the building.
  • Want a career in fitness? Enter the #FitnessPro2014 competition!

    The London Insider
    2 Jul 2014 | 1:55 am
    Are you a young fitness enthusiast who wants to get started in a career of fitness training? Sometimes it can be difficult to know where to start, and it can be a tough career path to get your foot in the door.
  • Eat Your Way Through the World Cup 2014 Teams in London

    The London Insider
    29 Jun 2014 | 2:05 pm
    A few days ago I received an interesting email from Bookatable, who have taken the time to compile a list of restaurants in London from every single country that made it to the group stages of the World Cup.
  • Official Wimbledon Branded Wine for the Tennis Championship

    The London Insider
    16 Jun 2014 | 3:08 pm
    Can't make it but still want to have a bit of the Wimbledon magic? One of the sponsors of Wimbledon, Jacobs Creek, has released limited edition bottles of their chardonnay and shiraz for the Wimbledon Championships 2014.
  • Inaugural Amba City of London Mile – 22nd June

    The London Insider
    14 Jun 2014 | 5:44 am
    The Amba City of London Mile is the first official one miler in London. Yes, we do have the famous races like the London Marathon (~26 miles), but a one-miler makes for a more exciting fast-paced race, as well as an opportunity for everyone to participate in, whereas marathons take lots of preparation and fitness to compete in.
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    BBC News - London

  • VIDEO: PM and Mayor reject donation claims

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:54 pm
    David Cameron and Boris Johnson have rejected calls to pay back a £160,000 donation to the Conservatives from the wife of a former member of President Putin's government.
  • Baby P boss awarded £680,000 payout

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Ex-head of Haringey's children's services Sharon Shoesmith awarded £680,000 for her unfair dismissal claim.
  • Davies completes Tottenham switch

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Swansea full-back Ben Davies and goalkeeper Michel Vorm join Tottenham as Gylfi Sigurdsson makes Liberty Stadium switch.
  • Police 'spied on dead man's family'

    23 Jul 2014 | 11:10 am
    A woman calling for an inquiry into her son's death in 1997 says she has been told she was spied on by undercover police officers.
  • Baby death mum spared jail time

    23 Jul 2014 | 9:40 am
    A teenage mother is given a suspended jail sentence after pleading guilty to the manslaughter of her four-month-old baby in east London.
 
 
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  • Wilton’s Music Hall – Historic entertainment palace

    Peter Hoffer
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:24 am
    Image by Peter Hoffer Few performance spaces in London have as many passionate fans as Wilton’s Music Hall. There were many instances throughout its history when its fans thought the Hall may be closed or even torn down. However with a restoration project underway, Londoners can still enjoy the historic atmosphere that people centuries before have enjoyed. Appealing to as many audiences as possible, Wilton’s hosts concerts, theatre, cabaret and film. I recently saw a performance by the Fitzrovia Radio Hour whose radio plays made a perfect match for the Hall’s atmosphere. For…
  • Parliament Hill – Hampstead Heath

    Josh Ferry Woodard
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:19 am
    Image by Tom Acres Hampstead Heath is one of those places that can transport you back in time. Sometimes when I walk along its mudded pathways, littered with dog walkers and eccentric characters, it feels more like a chapter from a Thomas Hardy novel than a scene from the life of Josh Ferry Woodard. Bookmarked between the exclusive towns of Hampstead Village on the West and Highgate on the East, the Heath is frequented by some of London’s wealthiest and most celebrated citizens. But you’d be a fool to spend your time celebrity spotting when you could be conversing with the…
  • Tamesis Dock – Pub on a boat

    Josh Ferry Woodard
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:19 am
    Image by Josh Ferry Woodard Great beer, friendly staff, iconic views of London, a converted 1930′s Dutch barge…do I really need to go on? Tamesis dock is a floating pub permanently moored at Albert Embankment. The boat itself is a beautiful construction. There are several floors spread throughout the inside and outside of the barge, which gives it the illusion of being much larger than it actually is. It is decorated imaginatively with an assortment of different coloured fairy lights and a healthy selection of small plants in silver tin pots. There are picnic benches and metal…
  • Italia Uno – Best Italian cafe

    Josh Ferry Woodard
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:19 am
    Image by Josh Ferry Woodard I stumbled across this authentic little café whilst strolling through Fitzrovia on a lunch break. I was munching my way through a bog-standard chicken and bacon panini, which I had bought from one of the area’s many average sandwich cafes. What stood out for me instantly was the colossal queue; it was two-to-three people thick and stretched right out of the doorway onto the pavement and even threatened to encroach on the road. I wouldn’t be surprised to find, on a particularly busy day, an over-zealous London traffic warden attempting to issue the…
  • Simmons Bar – Cocktails in Camden

    Josh Ferry Woodard
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:19 am
    Image by Josh Ferry Woodard I love starting the night at Simmons Bar. It claims to have the world’s largest crystal skull and it definitely does have a daily happy hour that lasts for five hours. Between 16:00 – 21:00 every day of the week (except for Saturday) you can get a bottle of beer for just £ 2.50 or share two cocktails with a friend for only £ 10. I usually opt for a round of French Martinis; the combination of pineapple juice, Chambord and gin is simply divine. To make things even more exciting the majority of the cocktails are served in quaint teacups and matching…
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    London Is Cool

  • London: On The Protest Against…

    William Wallace
    1 Jul 2014 | 9:43 am
    On Saturday afternoon – seems like such a long time ago – I headed into Central London for a wee wander, an adventure! My day would involve craft beer, street food, dodging Roma pickpockets – I really detest those scum bags – and a protest or two! After taking  too many wrong turnings  I eventually […]
  • Picture of the Day: On A Winters Cold Evening…

    William Wallace
    1 Mar 2014 | 10:45 am
    It was a cold  Winters evening in Harlington when I captured today’s featured picture. I wasn’t  in a hurry to be anywhere… so I stopped and watched the beautiful sight of the sun slowing setting in the distance. I will leave rushing around for the 99% of the population who always seem to be in […]
  • Cheap Eats London: Best Kebab Ever!

    William Wallace
    1 Feb 2014 | 12:38 pm
    It was a cold, dark, wet, winters evening when I stepped off the bus outside Southall train station: I’m used too it,  its like “water off a ducks back to me”. As soon as my feet hit the pavement, a succulent, delicious smell of Indian food hit me straight between the eyes with the ferociousness […]
  • Spirit Of Life: Forgotten Moment From the Summer of 2013

    William Wallace
    17 Jan 2014 | 9:31 am
    Last summer… the last Friday of July I enjoyed a wee wander and chilling out time at Hyde Park. It was a glorious summers day, the sky was blue, the sun was shining bright and the air was warm… those kind of days, especially when I had a day off, seemed to very rarely happen… […]
  • Tale of Two Porters: Boozing it up in London

    William Wallace
    16 Jan 2014 | 10:35 am
    My kinda tipple is dark beers, stouts and porters… a pint or two or three of the dark stuff a week is what keeps me sane and healthy! Even the legendary robber Dick Turpin was rumoured to have enjoyed downing a few pints of porter after a hard days work… and even to this very […]
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    She Loves London

  • If You Lost Some Stuff in Angel This Week, Some Nice People Have Found It.

    She Loves London
    16 Jul 2014 | 3:21 pm
    Yesterday I spotted this note tacked up around Islington Green in Angel. “Dear Trend Victim”, it begins. As you’ll probably have gathered by now, I’ve lost my fair share of stuff in London – mostly Oyster cards – but also some expensive items. And somehow, whether it’s an iPod left at Baker Street, an iPad on the bus, or, yes, one of the nine Oyster cards, they’ve always made their way back to me. Once, years ago, when iPods were a thing you kept in your pocket instead of the bottom drawer of your desk alongside a collection of…
  • Here are Some Better Ways for TfL to Save Money Instead of Making Buses Cash Free

    She Loves London
    7 Jul 2014 | 10:06 am
    As of today, you can no longer pay with cash on London’s buses. Lots of people aren’t very happy about it, and as someone who manages to lose between 5-8 Oyster cards a year, I also fall into the group of those who would rather be able to pay £2.20 than beg, plead and weep at a bus driver to let me on so I can get home at 3am on a Saturday morning. If you think it’s a stupid idea too then I’d encourage you to read this blog post or maybe this one, not because it’ll make a blind bit of difference when you’re stranded on Waterloo Bridge without any…
  • Irrevocable Truths About Going to Field Day in Victoria Park

    She Loves London
    16 Jun 2014 | 6:09 am
    Last Saturday I went to Field Day. Field Day is a music festival in Victoria Park. It’s one of those ones where you don’t have to bring a tent because there’s no camping, and besides, your tent would probably get stolen anyway. It’s a good place to go with a group of mates if hanging around in a park with beer and music is your bag (it’s my bag), plus if it’s sunny and the line-up’s decent, you can do a lot worse things with a Saturday afternoon in June. (Although at £50 for a one day ticket, admittedly those worse things will probably be a bit…
  • If You’ve Got a Day Off Work, You Should Go to London Zoo.

    She Loves London
    1 Jun 2014 | 3:27 pm
    Most people in London have a “to do” list thing on their phone. This is generally a sprawling iPhone note filled with highly recommended places and events that they absolutely plan to do when they get paid / a day off / a boyfriend. Generally, these recommendations come from either 1) Time Out London 2) Drunk conversations in the pub 3) Productive People, for whom weekends spent lying in a darkened room battling the Hangover of Death and napping intermittently between episodes of Girls until it’s dark, and therefore time to go out again, are a long distant memory. On…
  • This London Timelapse Video is Very Very Good.

    She Loves London
    12 May 2014 | 7:36 am
    It’s MONDAY AGAIN. Seriously. Why? Who DOES THIS TO US? If, like me, you’re easing yourself into your first full, five day working week in what feels like months and years but is probably only two weeks or something, you might need a bit of afternoon therapy to get you through the day. Yes? Stop for a minute, then, and observe this lovely time lapse video of London. It was created by a 16 year old college student called Lewis Symonds, and has the immediate effect of making you feel creatively inadequate yet also calmed by the wonderfulness of London and the soothing melodies of…
 
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    Eating London Tours

  • 3 of the Best: Quirky Cafes in London

    Beverley Reinemann
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:56 pm
    London Food Blog post by Beverley Reinemann It’s safe to say that Londoners like things a little out of the ordinary. We like quirky hostels, quirky hotels, and we definitely love quirky cafes. But which quirky cafes in London are the best? Well, we took it upon ourselves to find out… The best quirky cafes in London Ziferblat Usually when you visit a cafe it’s the barista who makes your coffee right? Well, not a Ziferblat, London’s first pay-as-you-go cafe. Here, the coffee, tea, and biscuits (which you help yourself to) are free and, perhaps most importantly, completely unlimited.
  • Five Best Places to See London from the Sky!

    Ed Rex
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:02 am
    London Food Blog post by Ed Rex Have you ever wondered what London must look like at a bird’s eye view? Perhaps you are looking to escape the tourist traps of the capital at ground level and yearning for space to call your own? Or finally, you are looking to sight-see the historic city from a unique perspective? Have no fear, there are such opportunistic places scattered around London to see the panoramic skyline up close and at most 40 miles away on an awe-inspiring high. We can tell you our top five favourite places to see London from the sky! Where to Find the Best View of London The…
  • Hungry for more? Our Eating London’s new website has it all!

    Michael Ball
    14 Jul 2014 | 7:22 am
    London Food Blog post by Michael Ball We are celebrating our one year anniversary so we decided to give our website a fresh, new look and provide our customers with a lot more information:  about our East End Food Tour, our talented tour guides, London trends and travel tips, our sister tour companies and most importantly – our food heroes! Since the launch of our London East End Food Tour, we’ve generated over 150 five-star reviews on Tripadvisor, became the #1 rated food tour in the city and are rated one of the TOP 20 things to do while visiting London. We want to keep our…
  • Eating on the cheap – The best of London’s budget dining

    Kasha Dubaniewicz
    9 Jul 2014 | 10:38 pm
    London Food Blog post by Kasha Dubaniewicz Budget dining in London? Could such a thing be possible? After all, on the cash spectrum, London is renowned for the exact opposite, and, for the most part, this reputation is spot on. Nonetheless, with a little bit of research, there are many ways to experience London on the cheap. From free admission to most of the city’s museums to easy access to the beautiful parks and green spaces, there are many ways to save cash while exploring London. Fortunately, there are also ways to save your pennies when it comes to the city’s foodie scene. The…
  • The best places in London for tea lovers

    Beverley Reinemann
    8 Jul 2014 | 1:20 am
    London Food Blog post by Beverley Reinemann If you’ve ever been to the UK, or travelled with someone from the UK, one thing will have become apparent very quickly; we’re a nation of tea lovers. In fact, you could say that we’re tea enthusiasts, given that so much of our time is spent either making, drinking or talking about our favourite brews. In this post, we’re going to make sure that if you’re ever in need of a nice cuppa in London (and, frankly, who isn’t) you’ll know exactly where to go. So, teacups and pinky fingers at the ready! London for tea lovers T2, Shoreditch.
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