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  • Review: The Gun Gastropub, Canary Wharf

    The London Insider
    The London Insider
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:31 am
    This is one of the strangest gastropubs I've been to. Not in a bad strange way, but a truly mixed-bag strange way. Technically, it is a pub, located near Canary Wharf and facing the river. But it is more than that - with its white tablecloths, upscale service, a fine dining menu, and a great river view.
  • Review: The Gun Gastropub, Canary Wharf

    The London Insider
    The London Insider
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:31 am
    This is one of the strangest gastropubs I've been to. Not in a bad strange way, but a truly mixed-bag strange way. Technically, it is a pub, located near Canary Wharf and facing the river. But it is more than that - with its white tablecloths, upscale service, a fine dining menu, and a great river view.
  • Welling United 1-2 Luton Town

    BBC News - London
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:44 am
    Goals from Mark Cullen and Andre Gray give Conference Premier champions Luton Town victory over Welling United.
  • Would you let your son wear a tutu?

    News | The Times
    19 Apr 2014 | 10:39 am
    My five-year-old son, CJ, is ready for school. He’s wearing his favourite pink striped polo shirt and khaki shorts. His...
  • Ofgem to examine British Gas bonus claims

    Telegraph News
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:45 am
    Sales staff at British Gas were paid large bonuses for selling charities and small businesses the most expensive tariffs possible, according to a former employee
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    The London Insider

  • Review: The Gun Gastropub, Canary Wharf

    The London Insider
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:31 am
    This is one of the strangest gastropubs I've been to. Not in a bad strange way, but a truly mixed-bag strange way. Technically, it is a pub, located near Canary Wharf and facing the river. But it is more than that - with its white tablecloths, upscale service, a fine dining menu, and a great river view.
  • Sakura at Sake No Hana: Cherry Blossoms, Cocktails, and Bento Boxes

    The London Insider
    13 Apr 2014 | 8:11 am
    A pop-up cherry blossom garden in the heart of London at Sake No Hana's bar, to bring a bit of the sakura season magic from Japan over to the UK. Sitting amongst the pink and white cherry blossom flowers, one can't help but feel as though you've been transported to Japan.
  • Highlights from the London Coffee Festival 2014

    The London Insider
    6 Apr 2014 | 3:33 pm
    This was a huge event, bigger than I had imagined it! Plus The London Coffee Festival does seem to be on trend this year - the queue outside for tickets on the day stretched all the way around the building and down Brick Lane. And the massive huge space inside felt cramped with so many caffeinated visitors jostling about.
  • Gelupo’s Gelato now available exclusively at Prezzo!

    The London Insider
    31 Mar 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Occupying a little enclave on the unremarkable Archer Street in Soho, Gelupo has been satisfying the sweet toothed since 2010. Although relatively new, it has quickly gained notoriety for being one of the best gelaterias in the capital and is home to flavour creations such as blood orange sorbet, chocolate & black pepper and ricotta gelati.
  • London Coffee Festival 2014 – Tickets & Info

    The London Insider
    27 Mar 2014 | 3:51 pm
    The London Coffee Festival is returning again next week, from the 3rd and 6th April. Held at the Old Truman Brewery, it is going to be four days of heaven for any coffee lovers out there!
 
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  • Review: The Gun Gastropub, Canary Wharf

    The London Insider
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:31 am
    This is one of the strangest gastropubs I've been to. Not in a bad strange way, but a truly mixed-bag strange way. Technically, it is a pub, located near Canary Wharf and facing the river. But it is more than that - with its white tablecloths, upscale service, a fine dining menu, and a great river view.
  • Sakura at Sake No Hana: Cherry Blossoms, Cocktails, and Bento Boxes

    The London Insider
    13 Apr 2014 | 8:11 am
    A pop-up cherry blossom garden in the heart of London at Sake No Hana's bar, to bring a bit of the sakura season magic from Japan over to the UK. Sitting amongst the pink and white cherry blossom flowers, one can't help but feel as though you've been transported to Japan.
  • Highlights from the London Coffee Festival 2014

    The London Insider
    6 Apr 2014 | 3:33 pm
    This was a huge event, bigger than I had imagined it! Plus The London Coffee Festival does seem to be on trend this year - the queue outside for tickets on the day stretched all the way around the building and down Brick Lane. And the massive huge space inside felt cramped with so many caffeinated visitors jostling about.
  • Gelupo’s Gelato now available exclusively at Prezzo!

    The London Insider
    31 Mar 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Occupying a little enclave on the unremarkable Archer Street in Soho, Gelupo has been satisfying the sweet toothed since 2010. Although relatively new, it has quickly gained notoriety for being one of the best gelaterias in the capital and is home to flavour creations such as blood orange sorbet, chocolate & black pepper and ricotta gelati.
  • London Coffee Festival 2014 – Tickets & Info

    The London Insider
    27 Mar 2014 | 3:51 pm
    The London Coffee Festival is returning again next week, from the 3rd and 6th April. Held at the Old Truman Brewery, it is going to be four days of heaven for any coffee lovers out there!
 
 
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  • Prince Charles Cinema – Last chance cinema

    Claire Creighton
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Image by Claire Creighton Ever wondered how great it’d be to be able to catch your all time favourite film on the big screen again even though it was released 8/15/20 years ago? Or even if you’ve been so busy lately and have completely missed the latest film by your favourite director or featuring your number one actor crush… Luckily, tucked down a small, dark road just off of Leicester square, quite a contrast to the well known squares huge cinemas that often host world premieres and red carpeted events is a tiny little cinema offering something quite different. For a very…
  • Ain’t Nothin’ but Blues bar – London’s best

    Claire Creighton
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Image by Claire Creighton If you’re into your blues music or just fancy a bit of decent live music without having to pay more than a fiver then there ain’t nowhere to go but ain’t nothin but…! This is a small bar with big character, every night of the week you’ll catch a band or two here or at the very least a jam night. My advice is to try and grab a few seats down by the front to make the most of the music. What with the bar being long and narrow, if you turn up late you may find it a bit of a struggle to get any sort of view of the band…but if…
  • Paradise by way of Kensal Green – Decadent pub!

    Claire Creighton
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Image by The Paradise / Lynda Whyte With its name taken from a GK Chesterton poem and the line itself actually meant to be referring to the nearby cemetery, you will find yourself pleasantly surprised by this beautiful pub. The décor is flawless and everything seems to glitter and shine from the chandeliers to the polished red chesterfield sofas, its definitely not a back street boozer and oozes vintage charm and glamour. The clientele pulls itself from the well-groomed fashionable West Londoners and is usually a crowd of 20-30-something professionals. I haven’t had the pleasure of…
  • New London Android & iPhone apps!

    Spotted by Locals
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:45 pm
    This week, we’ve launched the completely rebuilt and all new London Android app. And recently we updated our London iPhone city guide! What’s new? Our new apps are faster, look much cooler (in our humble – ahem – opinion) and includes some handy new features: Select categories (bars, etc.) by “sliding” Browse tips / categories by leafing through (“swiping”) Display favorites on the map Share tips sharing of tips via all social networks Make a telephone call directly to a spot by clicking Of course all apps are still 100% offline and –…
  • Serpentine Bar and Kitchen – Lakeside drinks

    Claire Creighton
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Image by Claire Creighton Of all of the London parks I’d imagine Hyde Park is the most popular. I wouldn’t say it’s my favorite. With Regents park being more colourfully planted and preened and Holland Park with its exotic Kyoto Gardens, I think it’s because of how central the park is. Just a stones throw from Oxford Street, if you dare brave the shops on a sunny Saturday or Piccadilly circus for some intense sightseeing – the park 350 acres of open space. One of my favorite places to sit on a sunny afternoon would be the Serpentine bar and kitchen. Run by Benugo…
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  • Divertimenti Cookery School - Growing Gourmets

    15 Apr 2014 | 6:14 pm
    Encouraging children to enjoy cooking and to learn how their favorite meals are created is always a good thing. The Divertimenti Cookery School has a children's program called Growing Gourmets ...Read Full Post
  • St George's Day 2014

    14 Apr 2014 | 6:03 pm
    St. Patrick's Day is well celebrated in London but we'll also have St. George's Day celebrations, although on a much smaller scale. St ...Read Full Post
  • Changing the Guard Tour Review

    13 Apr 2014 | 6:25 pm
    Seeing the Changing the Guard ceremony is, for many, a real highlight of a trip to London but it is hard to know where to stand for the best views. ...Read Full Post
  • Carnaby Shopping Party

    9 Apr 2014 | 6:31 pm
    Carnaby's biggest fashion event is back and bigger than ever on Thursday 1 May, 5-9pm. Over 100 fashion brands, restaurants and bars are uniting to create the ultimate shopping ...Read Full Post
  • London Harness Horse Parade 2014

    7 Apr 2014 | 6:10 pm
    The London Harness Horse Parade is an annual event that takes place every Easter Monday (so, Monday 21 April is the 2014 date). It is a wonderful opportunity to see ...Read Full Post
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    She Loves London

  • Friday Mystery: The Dog Man of Farringdon

    She Loves London
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:19 am
    Weird stuff happens all the time in London. Pillow fights. Goat races. Nutters running 26.2 miles around the city. You sort of get used to it. A lot of the time you just don’t really take much notice – you might give it a second glance, make a mental note to tell your colleagues, draft a tweet. But such is the volume of weird stuff that by the time you get into work or open up your Facebook or Twitter account to tell the world about the weird or annoying stuff you’ve seen, something else has come up, or a tube line has gone down, and the man with a box on his head just…
  • What I Think About Taking Photos of People on the Tube

    She Loves London
    8 Apr 2014 | 9:55 am
    This week’s Problem On The Internet is all about stranger shaming. At the centre of the debate is a Facebook group where users can post photos of women eating on the tube. It invites comments from the 19,000+ members as long as they “do not swear, do not abuse, affront, aggrieve, bad-mouth, blaspheme, call names, curse, disgrace, dishonour, disrespect, insult, mock, molest, offend, outrage, quip, ridicule, smear, sneer, taunt or tease.” Google it if you like. I’ll wait here. Ok? And we’re back in the room. Now, it’s long been noted that Facebook user…
  • Nothing Compares to London (except maybe a nice beach)

    She Loves London
    30 Mar 2014 | 2:03 pm
    As much as we all love this city, I don’t know one Londoner who doesn’t also love leaving it. Temporarily, of course. No one’s saying you’ve got to pack your bags and actually go and live in Singapore or Switzerland or Boston or whatever (don’t be mental), but because living in London is like being in a bubble – a really expensive bubble where no one can afford houses and cocktails are £8.50 – every so often it pays to get out of the city and see what the rest of the world has to say about life. And usually, it’s “£8.50? Sod that”.
  • London Regulars: The Bag Bike on the Strand

    She Loves London
    20 Feb 2014 | 3:04 am
    When you work in the same place for a while, “regulars” crop up along your commute. They’re in the same place, at the same time every working day, and if a week or so passes and they’re not there, you start to wonder where they’ve gone. On my walk along the Strand every morning and evening, I’ll often recognise the people going in the opposite direction. And every area of London has its characters – those who are a little bit odd, or eccentric – who everyone seems to know. Not to speak to or say hello, or even acknowledge the fact that you pass…
  • Is This the Most Civilised Bus Stop in London?

    She Loves London
    13 Feb 2014 | 5:47 am
    There are several ways you can tell that an area has reached Peak Gentrification. Aside from the crazy increase in house prices, there’ll be new artisan coffee shops, delis, baskets of brioche bread, sour dough sarnies lying about the place and liberal usage of the word “organic”.  TimeOut will write that the trendy moustache and beard wearing hipsters absolutely adore shopping for vintage finds in the area’s pop-up ramshackle car boot sale, and the streets will be full of young, affluent people who, between sobs, will tell you they’ve just paid £600,000 for…
 
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    Eating London Tours

  • Hipster London – The coolest restaurants in Shoreditch

    Lisa Robinson
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:16 am
    London Food Blog post by Lisa Robinson Shoreditch is one of the East End’s trendiest areas and is full of hip bars, eclectic markets and funky shops. But you may not know that Shoreditch is also home to some of the coolest restaurants in the capital. From trendy pizzerias to roadhouse eateries, there’s guaranteed to be something for everyone! So the next time you’re in London make sure that you follow this list and visit one of our favourite restaurants in Shoreditch. You’ll find us at the Cat Café… 5 Best Restaurants in Shoreditch Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium…
  • Celebrating East London’s Jewish Community on Passover

    Bobbi-Jo O'Gilvie
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:39 am
    London Food Blog post by Bobbi-Jo O'Gilvie On any given day and in any given hour, you can find open the doors of the Brick Lane Beigel Bake. Since 1976, the intoxicating aroma of freshly-baked bagels topped with salt beef have lured tourists, locals and late-night revelers alike inside to see what’s on offer. Beigel Bake is a no-frills establishment, where bagels are bagels, the mustard is strong, and you can’t help but feel transported back to the era when its owner, Sammy, first began working at the bakery and the area was bursting with Jewish culture. At the turn of the 20th century,…
  • What? London for Free?

    Bobbi-Jo O'Gilvie
    10 Apr 2014 | 1:54 am
    London Food Blog post by Bobbi-Jo O'Gilvie Anyone who has spent any amount of time in London knows that the city can skew towards being ridiculously expensive. In fact, sometimes it feels as though you’ve got to shell out £50 just to breathe the air! For the traveler on a budget, the expense associated with visiting this beautiful city can be a bit daunting. So, what’s a frugal adventurer to do? Well, first, check yourself into some quirky, budget accommodation in the East End and save a few quid by skipping the fancy hotel scene! Once you’ve done that, you’re likely going to want…
  • How to make a traditional English breakfast

    Bobbi-Jo O'Gilvie
    8 Apr 2014 | 3:03 am
    London Food Blog post by Bobbi-Jo O'Gilvie Let me start this by saying, I’m an American. While I’ve taken great pains to bring you the steps to making a traditional English fry-up, bear in mind that I’m from Miami, not Manchester. Handle your pitchforks accordingly! Okay, let’s dig in! Ingredients English Breakfast   Traditional English Breakfast Recipe Here’s what you’ll need (to serve two): 4 eggs (6 if you’re scrambling them) 4-6 sausages (you can go as plain as you like or as fancy as you like here, we opted for smoked bacon and maple syrup flavored pork sausages) 1 can…
  • Get Your Quirk On – Our favourite hotels in East London

    Lisa Robinson
    3 Apr 2014 | 4:55 am
    London Food Blog post by Lisa Robinson East London is not only famous for its trendy hang outs, cool eateries and hip markets. It’s also home to a number of quirky and interesting hotels. Whether you’re looking for a little bit of luxury or a penny saving stay, we promise that there’s a hotel in East London for everyone. From rooftop pools and bowling alleys to contemporary cool and vintage style, we’ve searched far and wide for the East End’s quirkiest hotels. So if you’re looking to stay somewhere a little bit different then follow our guide and remember to…
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