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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.
  • Heathrow's vapour sculpture unveiled

    BBC News - London
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:32 am
    Heathrow Airport is gearing towards the opening of its new Terminal 2 by unveiling Europe's largest privately funded sculpture.
  • Primark keen to start its own Boston party

    News | The Times
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:01 pm
    It has conquered Britain, made serious inroads in Europe and now Primark is looking to secure a bridgehead into America....
  • RAF Typhoons scrambled to Russian bombers

    Telegraph News
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:36 am
    Quick reaction fighters were scrambled to investigate two Russian military aircraft north of Scotland
  • New Cross House – The gem of New Cross

    London tips by locals | Spotted by Locals city guide
    Claire Creighton
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:41 am
    Image by New Cross House Having lived my whole life in North London, I loved moving to the complete opposite side of town – New Cross. It gave me an excuse to finally find some South East London hot spots! With a largely art student crowd in the local bars and pubs due to the nearby Goldsmiths university, New Cross house sets itself apart as a more mature watering hole. The pub was renovated about 3 years ago and is lovely inside with everything you expect from a gastro style pub. High ceilings, comfy booths and tasteful décor. There is even a tatty old piano in the corner for a good…
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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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  • New Cross House – The gem of New Cross

    Claire Creighton
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:41 am
    Image by New Cross House Having lived my whole life in North London, I loved moving to the complete opposite side of town – New Cross. It gave me an excuse to finally find some South East London hot spots! With a largely art student crowd in the local bars and pubs due to the nearby Goldsmiths university, New Cross house sets itself apart as a more mature watering hole. The pub was renovated about 3 years ago and is lovely inside with everything you expect from a gastro style pub. High ceilings, comfy booths and tasteful décor. There is even a tatty old piano in the corner for a good…
  • Caravan – The traveler’s choice

    Claire Creighton
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:22 am
    Image by Claire Creighton About a year ago I realised my favourite meal of the day was brunch. As much for the food choice itself as for the fact that it’s a treat to have time for it! While on a bit of a mission to find a favourite brunch spot I found the lovely Counter Café over in Hackney Wick which if you’re not spending the day in East London can be a bit of a mission to get over to… and also found Caravan, perfectly sat on the edge of Granary Square you might need to be prepared to queue for a short while to get a table. This restaurant gets very busy but once inside…
  • The Trafalgar Tavern – Thames side drinking

    Claire Creighton
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:22 am
    Image by Claire Creighton If you’re in the mood to soak up a little history whilst in London then head to Greenwich, I recommend getting the boat along from central London which treats you to a better view of some of London’s most famous landmarks such as the Tower of London and Canary Wharf. Once in Greenwich you’re spoilt for choice, from the newly restored Cutty Sark which is the last remaining boat of its kind to the Observatory at the top of the hill you’ll find a welcome resting spot in the Trafalgar Tavern. Being able to count Charles Dickens and William…
  • Bodeans – Smoked BBQ naughtiness

    Claire Creighton
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:22 am
    Image by Claire Creighton It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the choice of eateries in Soho, with something to suit every kind of budget and taste it’s definitely one of my favorite places to go for a meal. Bodeans is split into two very different floors. The upstairs “deli” where there is quite a relaxed atmosphere and it’s a great place to stop by for lunch. The food is fantastic, probably not the place to go if you’re watching your figure although I heard they do have a Caesar salad. I’ve only ever been when I feel up to the epic portions they serve…
  • 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…
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  • Citymapper London App Review

    21 Apr 2014 | 6:19 pm
    Citymapper is all about making getting from A to B easy. While it can't physically move you between locations it can give you all the information you need to make ...Read Full Post
  • Happy Birthday Your Majesty!

    20 Apr 2014 | 6:12 pm
    Queen Elizabeth II turns 88 today (21 April 2014) although she celebrates her official birthday on a Saturday in June with the annual Trooping the Colour. The Queen usually spends ...Read Full Post
  • 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
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    She Loves London

  • Meanwhile, in Peckham…

    She Loves London
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:09 am
    What’s the Dog Breed Du Jour where you live? For a while in Dalston it was sausage dogs. They were everywhere, scurrying up the Kingsland Road like little miniature, land dwelling, stumpy legged submarines. After that came the French Bulldog Revolution, although lately I’ve heard reports* that you’ll now find that particular breed being covertly exchanged for beagles and basset hounds at Ridley Road Market, as they nip their way to the top of the Dalston Dog Chart. *there have been no reports  Pugs, on the other hand, have remained a constant. And in my experience,…
  • Overheard: What Londoners Really Dream About

    She Loves London
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:22 am
    Where: On the bus to work Time: 8:45am Who: Girl and boyfriend. Coming up next week: top 10 UK cities where it’s normal to have savings. Image: Bev Goodwin via Flickr The post Overheard: What Londoners Really Dream About appeared first on 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”.
 
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  • East End Luvin’ – 5 of the best restaurants in Spitalfields

    Lisa Robinson
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:27 am
    London Food Blog post by Lisa Robinson Spitalfields is famous for its trendy markets, electric atmosphere and vibrant street art. But you may not know that it’s also home to a number of fantastic restaurants, cafés and eateries. Here at Eating London Tours, we’ve searched (and tasted) high and low across the East End to bring you the best restaurants in Spitalfields. From brilliant breakfasts to all things porky, Spitalfields has it all… So next time you’re in the capital make sure that you stop by some of these delicious restaurants near Spitalfields Market and remember…
  • 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…
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