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  • Universal Laptop Chargers – best invention since sliced bread

    The London Insider
    The London Insider
    14 Jun 2015 | 2:09 pm
    Sliced bread was amazing – back in the 1920s. Before they had laptops, there wasn’t much to amuse oneself with. Except for the wonders of how bread could be bought sliced, each slice with perfect thickness.
  • Universal Laptop Chargers – best invention since sliced bread

    The London Insider
    The London Insider
    14 Jun 2015 | 2:09 pm
    Sliced bread was amazing – back in the 1920s. Before they had laptops, there wasn’t much to amuse oneself with. Except for the wonders of how bread could be bought sliced, each slice with perfect thickness.
  • Alice inquest 'should be widened'

    BBC News - London
    5 Jul 2015 | 4:03 pm
    The inquest into the death of schoolgirl Alice Gross should address why police knew nothing about her killer's murderous past, her family say.
  • Unheard of 20 years ago, chief risk officers have become indispensable

    News | The Times
    5 Jul 2015 | 5:01 pm
    There’s a skills shortage and, in shortages, the price rises. In the City these days, that means that the price...
  • Wimbledon greats are told to turn up on time

    Telegraph News
    5 Jul 2015 | 4:25 pm
    The veterans taking part in the famed Wimbledon seniors tournament this year have been ordered to prioritise the tennis over other commitments after several issues
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    The London Insider

  • Universal Laptop Chargers – best invention since sliced bread

    The London Insider
    14 Jun 2015 | 2:09 pm
    Sliced bread was amazing – back in the 1920s. Before they had laptops, there wasn’t much to amuse oneself with. Except for the wonders of how bread could be bought sliced, each slice with perfect thickness.
  • Wagamama’s new Japanese-Inspired Breakfast

    The London Insider
    21 May 2015 | 3:09 pm
    Wagamama, known for its tasty, good value, and quick Japanese meals is now looking to follow this trend by offering a breakfast menu. At their newly opened flagship restaurant on Marlborough Street, I was recently invited to try their new Japanese-British breakfast menu. Fusion dishes like breakfast ramen with sausage and bacon and kedgeree with katsu curry sauce feature on their new experimental breakfast menu.
  • Launch of MeatSnacker for all your meat snacking needs

    The London Insider
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:05 am
    Launching MeatSnacker - an online shop in the UK with a wide range of meat snacks from beef jerky to biltong, snacking salami to chorizo.
  • Learning the Art of Great Coffee at Harris+Hoole

    The London Insider
    7 Sep 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Coffee is inescapable. Look on any high street and you see an abundance of cafés offering all types of coffee. So much so, that you know that this bitter but popular delicacy is going nowhere. However, the prestigious art of serving good coffee is another thing all together.
  • Review: Jamie’s Italian at Westfield Stratford Shopping Centre

    The London Insider
    17 Aug 2014 | 10:56 am
    Jamie’s Italian, in my opinion, is one of those places that have successfully combined tasty dishes but with a quality consistency that comes with being part of a chain. It is hard to do both - you get a lot of one-off restaurants serving great food, and a lot of chain restaurants serving mediocre food.
 
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    The London Insider

  • Universal Laptop Chargers – best invention since sliced bread

    The London Insider
    14 Jun 2015 | 2:09 pm
    Sliced bread was amazing – back in the 1920s. Before they had laptops, there wasn’t much to amuse oneself with. Except for the wonders of how bread could be bought sliced, each slice with perfect thickness.
  • Wagamama’s new Japanese-Inspired Breakfast

    The London Insider
    21 May 2015 | 3:09 pm
    Wagamama, known for its tasty, good value, and quick Japanese meals is now looking to follow this trend by offering a breakfast menu. At their newly opened flagship restaurant on Marlborough Street, I was recently invited to try their new Japanese-British breakfast menu. Fusion dishes like breakfast ramen with sausage and bacon and kedgeree with katsu curry sauce feature on their new experimental breakfast menu.
  • Launch of MeatSnacker for all your meat snacking needs

    The London Insider
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:05 am
    Launching MeatSnacker - an online shop in the UK with a wide range of meat snacks from beef jerky to biltong, snacking salami to chorizo.
  • Learning the Art of Great Coffee at Harris+Hoole

    The London Insider
    7 Sep 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Coffee is inescapable. Look on any high street and you see an abundance of cafés offering all types of coffee. So much so, that you know that this bitter but popular delicacy is going nowhere. However, the prestigious art of serving good coffee is another thing all together.
  • Review: Jamie’s Italian at Westfield Stratford Shopping Centre

    The London Insider
    17 Aug 2014 | 10:56 am
    Jamie’s Italian, in my opinion, is one of those places that have successfully combined tasty dishes but with a quality consistency that comes with being part of a chain. It is hard to do both - you get a lot of one-off restaurants serving great food, and a lot of chain restaurants serving mediocre food.
 
 
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  • Frank’s Cafe – Pop-up rooftop bar

    Josh Ferry Woodard
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:12 am
    Image by Sean O'Neill Hanging around in a multi-storey car park in South London with a beer and some chicken wings may not sound like a particularly appealing proposition, but Frank’s Café in Peckham manages to transform exactly that into a fresh and enjoyable experience. Located on the tenth and top floor of a multi-storey car park in Peckham, Frank’s is a rooftop bar and café that pops-up during summer to entertain and inspire locals and in-the-know tourists. The first five floors of the car park do little to dispel the stereotypical image of such places: grey,…
  • John Simons – Becoming Steve McQueen

    Andrew Sidford
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
    Image by John Simons Confession time. I am a graphic designer who likes jazz and Swiss graphic design from the 60s. I also like the Ivy League look. The neat clean lines. The jazz. The ‘look’. They all work for me and if they work for you then you need to head to John Simons for your fix. John Simons, the man (not the shop) is a legend. Vice magazine called him ‘one of the unsung heroes of British post-war fashion’. This is the man who has been selling the Ivy look since 1964. The man who first imported Filson, Pendleton and Brooks Brothers. The man who influenced and…
  • Dalston Eastern Curve Garden – The secret garden

    Andrew Sidford
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
    Image by Andrew Sidford Hackney is well-known for being one of the greenest Boroughs in London – in fact there are over sixty parks, gardens and open spaces in Hackney. The range is as impressive as the quantity; from the largest concentration of football pitches in Europe at Hackney Marshes to the beautiful and historic settings of Springfield and Clissold parks; from the wonderfully hip and happening London Fields to the sedate walled garden and the Hackney City Farm within Haggerston Park. However, there is also a semi-secret green space in Hackney and it is a little bit special.
  • Happiness Forgets – A hidden oasis

    Andrew Sidford
    26 Jun 2015 | 4:43 am
    Image by Andy Bird A few years ago Hoxton was simply the best place to go out in London. It was a thriving, bustling area full of interesting pubs, bars and clubs, but unfortunately now Friday and Saturday night in Hoxton is much more like a night in the West End with stag and hen parties littering the pavements. Luckily there are still a few good places to be found, and one of the best is the hidden basement bar Happiness Forgets. I really like Happiness Forgets. It’s full of friendly, interesting people. It’s small and needs to be ‘discovered’ compared to what else…
  • Cooper & Wolf – Scandi-licious

    Andrew Sidford
    26 Jun 2015 | 4:43 am
    Image by Andrew Sidford Chatsworth Road in particular, and Clapton in general, is on the up and it has, slightly surprisingly, become one of the great London roads for coffee lovers.  First, we had the trailblazing Venetia’s, followed quickly by L’Epicerie, then the ever-popular Creperie Du Monde and the gorgeous little 46b Espresso Hut. While, the small bakery Doree has joined in the Chatsworth caffeine scene. Amazingly, all have their own merits and are all worth a visit. The Scandinavian kid on the block is the excellent Cooper & Wolf which serves great Caravan coffee…
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  • BREAKING: DPAC RETURN TO PARLIAMENT!

    Zim
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:36 am
    DPAC and friends return to Parliament in a day of action to say #Balls2TheBudget. DPAC joined by Class War, Streets Kitchen, Black Dissidents, Brick Lane Debates, Occupy & others Announce:[...]
  • GREECE AND THE EURO

    Peter Dombi
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:59 pm
    By Peter Dombi; cross-posted from Our Broken System   Over the next few weeks the news will be full of the unfolding Greek tragedy, and if current trends are anything[...]
  • Block the Factory

    Zim
    22 Jun 2015 | 10:54 pm
    Last summer’s assault on Gaza, which killed over 2,200 Palestinians, was one of the most brutal effects of Israel’s ongoing occupation and colonisation of historic Palestine. The massacre was carried[...]
  • Support Black Dissidents!

    Zim
    20 Jun 2015 | 2:19 pm
    The Black Dissidents are a group of black and brown radical activists, fighting against the shackles of capitalism and the institutional injustice that comes with it. This means that we[...]
  • The Occupy Gandhi Three Update by Donnachadh McCarthy

    Obi_Live
    17 Jun 2015 | 1:35 pm
    The Occupy Gandhi Three Update by Donnachadh McCarthy (Update on my Gandhi arrest!) At 11.30am on Monday – three things were happening for me simultaneuously. RUNNYMEDE TALK I was giving[...]
 
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    She Loves London

  • These Pop Up Events Are Proof that Nothing Beats London in the Summer.

    She Loves London
    26 Jun 2015 | 8:56 am
    God, I love this time of year. We’ve officially gone headlong into those precious few weeks when the city warms up and the daylight stretches well into the late evening. Just for a little bit, you can dangle your legs over the concrete sides of a murky canal on your way home from work and remember why exactly it is you live here. The Bookbarge on the Regent’s Canal All it takes is a little sunshine, and suddenly you understand. You’ve got an answer to all those doubts that plague you in your darkest moments for the rest of the year (mostly in the comment sections…
  • This is What Happens When You Get a Night Bus in London

    She Loves London
    19 Jun 2015 | 9:29 am
    Let’s talk about night buses. For the uninitiated, night buses are pretty much how everyone under 35 gets home after 12am. It’s well documented that people over that age don’t leave the house after dark, or if they do, and by some huge critical error they miss the last tube, they’ll pretty much only travel in a black limousine or Uber XL and that’s just how it is. The truth is they’re missing out, because night buses are a London institution. A world unto themselves, everyone’s got a night bus story because they have the potential to be either…
  • How to Be Alone in London (Despite the 8,173,941 Other People)

    She Loves London
    5 May 2015 | 3:22 am
    It’s physically impossible to be alone in London. Not “alone” as in oh, I feel so ALONE – haha! no! You’ll always have that. I mean you’ll never find yourself lacking in a defined amount of space or time that is amazingly, gloriously, joyously, incredibly, brilliantly lacking in other human beings. Because in London, other human beings are everywhere. So instead you have to make do with finding little areas of the city where it feels like you’re alone, and then spend a vast amount of time imagining that happy day when London resembles the…
  • French Bulldog Parties and Other Stuff You Find in Regent’s Park

    She Loves London
    14 Apr 2015 | 3:38 pm
    It is officially “park weather”. Park Weather is when London pretends to be summer for like a day. Park Weather means you leave the house even though it’s your official day of rest, only to find yourself sporadically whipped by gusts of wind that leave you shivering on the grass, wrapped in your portable tartan picnic blanket, looking longingly at the part of sky where the sun used to be because your bedroom window lied and it’s still absolutely bloody freezing. You know, Stupid Park Weather. Classic “park weather” All it takes is one hint of…
  • “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…
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    Eating London Tours

  • A Beginner’s Guide to Mezze in London

    Lisa Robinson
    21 Jun 2015 | 4:04 pm
    London Food Blog post by Lisa Robinson If you’ve never had mezze before, then you’re seriously missing out! Not only is it delicious and simple, but it’s the perfect meal to share with friends or enjoy as a light bite. Found throughout the Mediterranean and Middle East, a traditional mezze platter is made up of a variety of hot and cold plates, salads and dips – yum! Influenced by Turkish, Lebanese and Greek flavors, just some of the dishes you’ll find include everything from pita bread with humus and olives, to falafel, lamb meatballs and even grilled octopus. The little plates are…
  • London Neighborhoods through Their Street Art

    Nienke Krook
    14 Jun 2015 | 4:14 pm
    London Food Blog post by Nienke Krook What was the last thing you did when you visited a new city? Explored the main sights? Visited a museum? Got on a hop-on-hop-off bus? Ate at all the latest hotspots? But what if there could be a whole other way to see a city… And really get to know its streets and its people? Street art is often an overlooked part of a city’s culture, and in this post I’ll take you past some of the best pieces of Street art in London. So on your next visit, you’ll have a whole new world to explore! ‘Banksy’ in London (Photo credit:…
  • The History of Soho: Your Self-Guided Pub Crawl

    Michael Ball
    7 Jun 2015 | 11:53 pm
    London Food Blog post by Michael Ball Like much of London, Soho is an area where you don’t just hear about the history of the area, you experience it. Today, Soho is a place that divides opinion. It seems everyone has their own thoughts about the place: is it London’s seedy red light district? Maybe it’s the heart of the capital’s music scene? Or the center of media for the city? It can be the best place for authentic and exotic food, or just a tourist trap full of overpriced designer shops and poor street food. What’s great about Soho, though, is that if you go back 50 or even 100…
  • 10 of London’s Most Popular Food Trucks

    Beverley Reinemann
    31 May 2015 | 4:43 pm
    London Food Blog post by Beverley Reinemann Lately it seems like you can’t walk around London without bumping into a food truck and, frankly, we’re thrilled about it.  Gone are the days of heading to a “proper” restaurant with your friends.  Now, Londoners are flocking to street food markets around the city to sample global cuisine from London’s most popular food trucks. Here of some food trucks in the city you should definitely be checking out this summer. Bell & Brisket Thought Beigel Bake was the only place to get a decent salt beef bagel in London? Think again. Bell &…
  • Music in Soho: A Brief History (or some of it)

    Michael Ball
    24 May 2015 | 4:02 pm
    London Food Blog post by Michael Ball Soho: you mention this area of London to 10 people and you’ll most likely hear 10 different opinions on the place. Sex shops, drugs, shopping, drinking, media… these are just a few of the things people associate the area with, but what many people don’t know is the historical importance of Soho. Now we can go back several hundred years here, looking at the important events that have happened and historical buildings that stand between Oxford Street and Piccadilly Circus today, but we won’t. For this post we want to take a look at some of the more…
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  • The seven hidden expenses on cruises

    Laura
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:42 am
    It’s well known cruises are a luxury holiday, which is why they’ve been the domain of retirees who can afford the money and time each trip takes, and newlyweds looking for a slice of luxury to kick off married life. And with good reason. When you think about cruise ships of the past – who can forget the opulence of Titanic – and even those today which feature robot butlers and silver service to rival top restaurants the world over, they offer a different experience to the standard all inc package holiday to Spain. However, all is not what it seems with hidden expenses…
  • Celebrity Cruises Equinox: Thoughts on Istanbul, Turkey

    Laura
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    The first leg on our journey aboard Celebrity Equinox was London to Istanbul, in Turkey. We flew into Istanbul with British Airways, and were herded onto a transfer coach along with around thirty or so other cruise holidaymakers. Our hotel was around 30-40 minutes from the airport. Unfortunately, with the FCO warning travellers of possible terrorist activity targeted at tourists, we decided not to chance wandering around at twilight and instead to spend our arrival day in the hotel, enjoying some hotel traditional food. We spent the night in the Wyndham (although some confusion around a…
  • When I was a kid, I looked like Mr Burns. Seriously.

    Laura
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:50 am
    Have you ever made a decision as a kid you’ve regretted twenty years down the line? No? Well look at you all certain about your future and knowing what you want to do with your life at ten years old. Having a husband who happens to be, *clears throat* *fnarr fnarr* the editor of a national dentistry trade magazine, and with me moving back into the aesthetic industry, I would say we’re quite clued up on what it takes to solve perceived flaws in people’s appearance, from acne to yellow teeth. Flaws in personality, I’ve got no clue so don’t ask. Anyway, when I was…
  • All change, all change

    Laura
    28 Jun 2015 | 11:06 pm
    So, you might have noticed last week we were guests of Celebrity Cruises, and had a gorgeously hot week touring from Turkey all the way across to Rome. David and I had a great time, and used the trip as an excuse to finish off our honeymoon. It was hot, it was new, and it was brilliant. Now, for a few changes. Work, to me, will only ever be the thing I do to get money. I’ve never been a career girl, wanting to climb the ladder and become a billionaire. I have no plan. I have no desire for anything like that, and as long as I can pay bills and have my laptop, a notepad and pen, and a…
  • We Ask a Boy: What’s the big deal about Royal Ascot?

    Laura
    19 Jun 2015 | 1:39 am
    Royal Ascot is viewed by many as the pinnacle of the horse racing flat season – there are no jumps on this course unlike the Grand National which sees horses trip and fall. It’s a fabulous reason to spend the afternoon with friends sipping on Pimm’s, champagne or something equally as regal while watching these incredible animals racing. It’s quite an event. However there’s no escaping the biggest draw of Royal Ascot, or indeed any large racing meeting: looking the part. Especially on Ladies’ Day. When the opportunity arose to head to the Royal Borough of…
 
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  • Ben Holland band -Leytonstone festival special

    5 Jul 2015 | 4:33 pm
    Location: Luna Lounge - 7 Church Lane, London E11 1HG, UKDate: July 05, 2015 20:30 - July 05, 2015 23:59Ben Holland is back!!! A song writer from south London. He plays songs with an acoustic guitar and harmonica around his neck.He plays mainly his own material, but he knows most of Bob Dylan's giant songbook by heart and never refuses a request. This time joined by his amazing band. https://benholland.bandcamp.com/ FREE ENTRY
  • Baharaque

    5 Jul 2015 | 4:33 pm
    Location: Hootananny Brixton - 95 Effra Road, Brixton, London SW2 1DF, UKDate: July 05, 2015 20:00 - July 05, 2015 23:59Movimientos presents: Bahareque, a strong following playing a cuatro, the (Andean)and charango, flute, pan-pipes, guitars and assorted percussion, singing and playing songs from Mexico to Chile and just about everywhere in between.
  • Carl Donnelly + Jack Barry [Edinburgh Previews]

    5 Jul 2015 | 4:33 pm
    Location: Backyard Bar & Kitchen - 231 Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 0EL, UKDate: July 05, 2015 19:00 - July 05, 2015 23:59Carl Donnelly: Jive Ass Honky Double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Carl Donnelly returns to the Pleasance Courtyard with his all new show about therapy, depression, relationships, body issues and family. Carl has appeared on various TV and radio shows (Mock The Week, Russell Howard’s Good News, 5live, Talksport). He has also been described as an “Observational genius” by The Guardian, “A complete natural” by Chortle and “Ludicrously funny” by The…
  • Sun 5th Jul - Chris Betts FREE PREVIEW!!

    5 Jul 2015 | 4:33 pm
    Location: The Top Secret Comedy Club - 170 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, WC2B 5PDDate: July 05, 2015 19:00 - July 05, 2015 23:59Chris Betts has performed all across Canada, the United States and the UK at independent venues, comedy clubs and international festivals including Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival, SXSW and the Zulu Comedy Festival. Chris moved to London and in 2014 was chosen to be appear as part of the prestigious package show The Comedy Reserve at the Pleasance during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He was recently a finalist in both the Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the…
  • The Outdoor Summer Session

    5 Jul 2015 | 4:33 pm
    Location: Dingwalls - Middle Yard Camden Lock London NW1 8ABDate: July 05, 2015 16:00 - July 05, 2015 23:59Brand new live music event , held out side on The Terrace Bar at Dingwalls & Lock 17 Camden Town. From the first Sunday of June, till the first Sunday of September 2015. FREE ENTRY ALL DAY!!! Sunday 5th July 2015 4pm-4.30pm: HELOISE 5pm-5.30pm: DahГ­-Jim 6pm-6.30pm: Tom Livingstone 7pm-7.30pm: Ricky Whaites Bar is open 11am-11pm Food served from 12pm-8pm
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