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  • Royals visit Stephen Lawrence Centre

    BBC News - London
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:10 am
    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are visiting the Stephen Lawrence Centre in south London later.
  • Germanwings Airbus A320 crashes in French Alps with 150 people on board: latest

    Telegraph News
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:58 am
    The co-pilot responsible for Germanwings plane flying from Barcelona to Dusseldorf which disappeared off the radar before crashing near Digne-les-Bains had been 'depressed'
  • Monmouth Coffee – London’s best brew

    London tips by locals | Spotted by Locals city guide
    Matt Bramford
    25 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    Image by Matt Bramford You won’t be surprised to hear that there’s no shortage of good coffee shops in London, but one that I’m always drawn to is Monmouth Coffee, set in the heart of Borough Market. It’s not new either – in fact it has bean here (sorry, dreadful pun) for over a decade. The open front of the store adds to its charm – if you’re lucky you might get a seat at the large table that fills the inside, but at the weekend expect to queue for a while just to buy a drink. The range is incredible with blends from America, Africa and Asia –…
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    THE STYLE SCOUT - London Street Fashion
    The StyleScout LDN
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    New Generation of London Tailoring from the East End but close to the City Folk...File under: #THURSDAYAFTERWORK...
  • Wave of Occupations in London Swells

    Occupy London
    Occupier's Perspective
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:35 am
    Wave of Occupations in London Swells! Occupy Goldsmiths has now been set up. The new wave of occupations in London was swelled yesterday as students at King’s College London went[...]
 
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    London tips by locals | Spotted by Locals city guide

  • Monmouth Coffee – London’s best brew

    Matt Bramford
    25 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    Image by Matt Bramford You won’t be surprised to hear that there’s no shortage of good coffee shops in London, but one that I’m always drawn to is Monmouth Coffee, set in the heart of Borough Market. It’s not new either – in fact it has bean here (sorry, dreadful pun) for over a decade. The open front of the store adds to its charm – if you’re lucky you might get a seat at the large table that fills the inside, but at the weekend expect to queue for a while just to buy a drink. The range is incredible with blends from America, Africa and Asia –…
  • Mother Kelly’s – Ales on tap or to take away…

    Matt Bramford
    25 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    Image by Matt Bramford There are few places in London (if any) that have 19 regularly-changing ales, prosecco and two wines on tap. I could probably just end this write-up here, but I should probably say a bit more about my new favourite local hotspot, Mother Kelly’s. Bethnal Green has seen little of the hipster redevelopment action that spots like Dalston and Hackney Wick have experienced, but that’s set to change with the relaunch of Paradise Row – a set of railway arches tucked away near the Underground station that has become a new destination for bars and restaurants.
  • Princess of Shoreditch – A top Sunday lunch

    Matt Bramford
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:59 am
    Image by Matt Bramford The Princess is always at the top of my list when I’m anchoring after a good old-fashioned Sunday Roast with a modern twist. The ‘Sunday Roast Situation’ in London has become a bit of a nightmare- it’s impossible to find a good one for less about fifteen pounds and nine times out of ten I begrudge paying it with the view that it will never match my mother’s. Having said that, The Princess never fails to impress. It’s a bit expensive, yes, but it’s right up there with the best. A superb choice of meats (usually prime cuts of beef…
  • Les Trois Garçons – A culinary and visual feast

    Matt Bramford
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:59 am
    Image by Matt Bramford Les Trois Garçons was the first posh restaurant I went to when I first moved to London as a treat for my birthday. My previous experiences of the capital’s food had been Angus Steakhouses at best and McDonald’s at worst, and it was this highly eccentric restaurant that sparked my interest in ‘better’ London cuisine. Owned by three men (hence the name) who inhabit the upper floors, the building is a typical example of Victorian-era East End pub architecture. The bar still remains inside. The decor is anything but typical, though – ethereal…
  • Rotorino – Italian tapas & cocktail bar

    Matt Bramford
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:57 am
    Image by Matt Bramford Italian cuisine is well represented in London, from global chains to authentic cafés (like Josh’s Italia Uno recommendation). My favourite, though, is Rotorino. You won’t find unconquerable bowls of pasta or pizzas the size of car tyres here. Rotorino serves the tastiest Southern Italian tapas dishes from a menu that is easily digestible over three courses. The decor and ambiance blend East London nuances with Italian style, and you can romance your dining partner through the simple menu. My favourite starters are the pig’s head terrine or mixed fried…
 
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    THE STYLE SCOUT - London Street Fashion

  • Evening Event W1...

    The StyleScout LDN
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    New Generation of London Tailoring from the East End but close to the City Folk...File under: #THURSDAYAFTERWORK...
  • LFW: Eye Candy...

    The StyleScout LDN
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    I had forgotten how much of this orange was at LFW...
  • LFW: Keeping it Simple...

    The StyleScout LDN
    25 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    Simple and elegant is always so chic... Celine sneekers
  • Myrta Mitropolou of MonoSpace...

    The StyleScout LDN
    24 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    The founders of MONO - Marina Christellou and Myrta Mitropolou tell me "they divide their time between Athens and London. In Athens they are inspired by the vibrant energy across the creative and cultural life of the city" they said. "Despite the tough social – economic climate in Greece, the arts, architecture and fashion flourish." MONOSPACE is open at 30a Redchurch Street E2 7DP till the 29th March, celebrating: Greek Design Now.... Is Athens the new Berlin?
  • LFW: Inspo printed skirt and biker...

    The StyleScout LDN
    23 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    Love the Black and white shoes with this...
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    Occupy London

  • Wave of Occupations in London Swells

    Occupier's Perspective
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:35 am
    Wave of Occupations in London Swells! Occupy Goldsmiths has now been set up. The new wave of occupations in London was swelled yesterday as students at King’s College London went[...]
  • Finchley Society: Finchley and Golders Green Hustings.

    Obi_Live
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:41 pm
    Meet the electoral candidates for Finchley and Golders Green. Finchley and Golders Green is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament. Since 2010, its MP[...]
  • The Lunatics Built The Asylum

    Occupier's Perspective
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:08 am
    THE LUNATICS BUILT THE ASYLUM by Ashman Dan. Hear no evil, see no evil is the motto of my culture Wrap yourself up in historic myth And mop up the[...]
  • Inside London’s Poshest Squat: Unedited Version

    Occupier's Perspective
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:56 am
    This is the unedited version of the Evening Standard article. We think this shows the issues faced with mainstream media propaganda. As you can see, the politics are there. Autonomous[...]
  • Occupy Rupert Murdoch 2: Democracy Theme Day

    Obi_Live
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:49 pm
    Tuesday 24th March – Democracy Theme Day 10am: Taking The Space – 1 London Bridge Street, SE1 11am: History of the Wapping Dispute – Paul (News International Dispute Archive) Nicola[...]
 
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    She Loves London

  • “Social Cleansing” Curfew Signs Keep Popping Up in Angel

    She Loves London
    24 Mar 2015 | 3:20 am
    Someone’s waging a mini-protest against London’s social cleansing. It looks like a Congestion Charge sign, except it’s NOT. It’s a Curfew sign and it says “Social Cleansing” at the bottom when it’s not blurred by an iPhone zoom and a moving bus, and it is, of course, not at all real. Little investigations (i.e. searching on Instagram) tell me the artist is not Islington Council, but street artist Dr D. Nevertheless, it’s keeping London commuters baffled and amused in equal parts. Yesterday it confused two policemen, who were staring at one…
  • There’s Loads of Dogs on Hampstead Heath. Loads.

    She Loves London
    8 Mar 2015 | 4:32 pm
    Last Sunday I went to Hampstead Heath for a walk. Despite what a lot of people will have you believe, there’s actually no point in going to Hampstead Heath unless you mega like dogs. Either that or you should probably own a dog, or want to talk to dog owners about their dogs, or want your dog to meet someone else’s dog so you can say how alike they look then watch them cavort and tumble and nod with feeling when one of them leaps into a pile of fox poo, which’ll definitely happen because they’re dogs and that’s the canine equivalent of going to Alton…
  • Basically, My Bit of London is Definitely Better Than Yours.

    She Loves London
    16 Feb 2015 | 1:29 pm
    When you arrive in London, either by birth or because you got the train down from Yorkshire, you are automatically assigned a side. You’re either north of the river or south, and you’re allowed to go a little bit east or slightly to the west from there. You’re allowed to jiggle around a bit, but then you must find your own little bit of London. And then you must get to know it, and stick up for it in fights. If you’ve done it right, everywhere else – even going just three stops further west on the Overground – should leave you feeling a little bit…
  • Advice on Coping with the Stupid January Commute

    She Loves London
    8 Jan 2015 | 3:34 am
    London has gone back to work. After New Year’s Eve, at the very start of Stupid January, people start getting a bit twitchy. A bit ants-in-their-pants-y. It’s like no one knows what to do with themselves; they’re a little too used to staying in bed until the sun goes down – much more of a challenge in the summer, but still a notable achievement in winter – and suffering from a daily routine that involves shuffling from fridge, to sofa, to phone screen, to inevitable pub, occasionally rinse, repeat. “Could it be”, you wonder, shaking and…
  • FOUND: Mysterious Note on the District Line

    She Loves London
    3 Jan 2015 | 3:40 am
    “You know those letters you were on about, I found one!” These were the words of my colleague Matt as I walked into work in early December. This wasn’t long after I’d written a blog post about a nice little project where someone was leaving anonymous letters around London, filled with sentiments that would bring a little smile to your day. Then the next week, low and behold, Matt had been on the District Line to Upminster when he saw a small square of paper staring up at him from the seat. Imagine the excitement. Finding anything on the District Line that…
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  • Firmdale launches the lux London life at One Denman Place

    Laura
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:31 am
    Firmdale Hotels, the brand behind Soho’s gorgeous Ham Yard Hotel (with the amazing digital trippy clock wall) has just launched One Denman Place – 24 serviced apartments for those lucky enough to be able to afford living in the heart of London’s west end for at least three months. To say I’m jealous of their future patrons is a huge understatement. Each room has been designed by Kit Kemp, who together with her husband Tim, founded the boutique brand of hotels in the 90s. They now have eight hotels between them, including celeb favourite Soho Hotel and an offering…
  • 5cc Singer Tavern launches on City Road, EC1

    Laura
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:03 am
    Is a bar really a bar if you can simply walk through the door, sit at a table, and order a drink? Not if you’re in Shoreditch. From drinking through stilettos and clandestine password entry systems, the area’s home to hundreds of bars and cafes with quirk. And on that note… Last night saw the launch of 5cc’s newest venture, 5cc Singer Tavern on City Road. Hidden behind the secret doorway of a Grade II East End pub, the new bar sits right on the boundary line which separates the suits of the city from the hipster cool of Shoreditch. Nestled in the basement of the listed…
  • Move over Creme Egg burger, it’s all about the Chotch Egg

    Laura
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:17 am
    Last week we caused a stir with news about K West Hotel’s Creme Egg burger, as part of their springtime afternoon tea. Well, hold onto your bonnets as we’ve found something that sounds even more strange. The Chotch Egg. Chocolate + scotch egg = Chotch Egg. Behold… Expertly crafted by the folks behind Fortnum & Mason, who according to legend created the first scotch egg over 250 years ago, the odd gourmet snack features a free-range egg wrapped in British venison before being slathered with gin-inspired 55% Valrhona dark chocolate and covered in breadcrumbs. I just……
  • A Fox Cafe is on its way to London…

    Laura
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:18 am
    A cafe is coming to East London to surpass all other animal-themed cafes. The world’s first fox cafe launches as a three week pop up in May, with demand so high tickets will be allocated lucky-dip style. Stevie the Fox and five other friendly (and fully trained) fox cubs will be settled in the secret venue, and the lucky few who grab a ticket will be able to play with them under the beady gaze of several professional fox handlers. So why a fox cafe? Well, if you live in any city, it’s highly probable a fox has attacked your cat, ripped open your rubbish bags and woken you up with…
  • Win 2 tickets to the Ideal Home Show at Olympia London

    Laura
    20 Mar 2015 | 7:12 am
    For over 100 years, the Ideal Home Show has been helping British families transform their lives with information and inspiration from some of the country’s most influential home-transformation specialists. The annual event kicks off again this weekend, with more than two weeks of home and lifestyle solutions; from the kitchen to the basement and every room in between, as well as fixtures and fittings, fine food and the latest gadgets, plus fashion, beauty and gifts to boot, you’ll find it under one roof at this award-winning show, held this year at Olympia London. British Gas are proud…
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