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    The London Insider

  • Guyuan: Authentic Chinese Private Dining / Supper Club in London

    The London Insider
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:53 am
    I've lived in London for ten years, and a few weeks ago was the first time I had dined at Guyuan. That is how much of a secret this one table, private dining space has been kept from a foodie like me. A friend had invited me for a "feast", and what a great dinner it turned out to be, one of the best meals I've had in London.
  • 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.
 
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    The London Insider

  • Guyuan: Authentic Chinese Private Dining / Supper Club in London

    The London Insider
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:53 am
    I've lived in London for ten years, and a few weeks ago was the first time I had dined at Guyuan. That is how much of a secret this one table, private dining space has been kept from a foodie like me. A friend had invited me for a "feast", and what a great dinner it turned out to be, one of the best meals I've had in London.
  • 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.
 
 
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    London tips by locals | Spotted by Locals city guide

  • Ryantown – Cutout keepsakes

    Claire Creighton
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Image by Claire Creighton As you amble down Columbia Road, admiring the repetition in the Victorian terraced houses and the cobbled street that takes you back to a bygone era, you’d be forgiven in thinking that you’d just walked on to the set of a wartime drama. Along side the famous Columbia Road Flower Market this wonderfully preserved street in East London is home to some brilliant little independent shops. Ryantown is the shop come gallery of cut out artist Rob Ryan. As a matter of opinion I love all of Rob Ryan’s work, his intricately cut masterpieces usually carry a…
  • Four Quarters – Arcade bar

    Josh Ferry Woodard
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:43 am
    Image by Josh Ferry Woodard Growing up by the seaside I have fond memories of hanging around in dinghy arcades. Three cheers for garish flashing lights! Three cheers for 8-bit GAME OVER jingles that haunt you in your dreams! I seldom used to get very far in the games: zombies with missing limbs would swarm and slash me to pieces on House of the Dead, an ill-informed proclivity for avoiding the brake pedal would limit my progress on Sega Rally and a reckless greed to gobble up all of the ghosts ensured that I didn’t ever get past level two on Pac-Man. But despite my failings I always…
  • Bodeans – Smoked BBQ naughtiness

    Claire Creighton
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:43 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…
  • New Cross House – The gem of New Cross

    Claire Creighton
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:43 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…
  • The Bedford – Not just a pub

    Charl Asuit
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:43 am
    Image by Charl Asuit This iconic venue in south west London is conveniently located near the Balham rail and underground stations. There is something happening each night of the week whether it’s a comedy show, a dance class, a concert or club night. You can also chill with a pint or two by the fireplace or soak in the lively atmosphere as you sit by the bar. I discovered The Bedford when I began to learn to dance lindy hop. Since then I have been going for different reasons. There’s the Banana Cabaret comedy club on Friday or Saturday, depending on who’s on the bill. The…
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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

  • It’s time to get appy! Eating London’s 5 essential food apps

    Lisa Robinson
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:57 am
    London Food Blog post by Lisa Robinson London is bursting with award-winning restaurants, cool eateries, vibrant markets and an endless list of places to eat. In fact, some even say that London is the food capital of the world! It’s no surprise then that with so many delicious options on offer, deciding where to eat in London can be difficult. So here at Eating London, we decided to compile a list of London’s best free apps to help make that decision a little bit easier. We’ve found everything from money saving deals to street food guides, so check out our handy list and let’s get…
  • The Most Quirky Hotels in London

    Lisa Robinson
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:08 am
    London Food Blog post by Lisa Robinson London is one of the coolest cities in the world, so it’s no surprise that it is also home to an array of quirky hotels! We have looked at the best East London hotels before, now if you’re looking for a whacky weekend or a strictly stylish stay, we promise that there’s a hotel in London for everyone.  From alfresco spas and secret cinemas to mod-cons and minimalist decor, we’ve searched far and wide for the capital’s quirkiest hotels. So if you’re looking for somewhere to stay that’s a little bit different next time you’re in London,…
  • 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…
 
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