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  • Royal household 'like Wolf Hall'

    BBC News - London
    31 Jan 2015 | 3:58 am
    Clarence House in London is fraught with rivalries that have led to it being compared to the court of Henry VIII, according to a new biography of the Prince of Wales.
  • Man shot in the head at Belfast restaurant

    Telegraph News
    31 Jan 2015 | 3:14 am
    Police say the injured man is being treated in hospital for his wounds
  • On The Bab – Korean street food heaven

    London tips by locals | Spotted by Locals city guide
    Matt Bramford
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:12 am
    Image by Matt Bramford The more social end of Old Street towards Shoreditch doesn’t offer much in terms of interesting eating or drinking venues, but On The Bab is one of my latest favourite spots. Promoted as a Korean street food restaurant, On The Bab serves an array of buns, rice and noodle dishes. The hot pork is a personal favourite, in any of its forms; the hot chicken noodle soup clears the winter blues, too. Fried Kimchi pancakes are, in my humble opinion, the best starter on the menu. Wash them down with an aloe punch and you’ll be more than satisfied. Its tiny interior…
  • Occupied 12Bar: Festival of Resistance

    Occupy London
    Obi_Live
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:30 am
    Occupy 12Bar: Festival of Resistance. Occupied 12Bar Club. Why Save Denmark Street? Call to Action. The Bohemian 4 Soho activist group calls you to action in order to save The[...]
  • Advice on Coping with the Stupid January Commute

    She Loves London
    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…
 
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  • On The Bab – Korean street food heaven

    Matt Bramford
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:12 am
    Image by Matt Bramford The more social end of Old Street towards Shoreditch doesn’t offer much in terms of interesting eating or drinking venues, but On The Bab is one of my latest favourite spots. Promoted as a Korean street food restaurant, On The Bab serves an array of buns, rice and noodle dishes. The hot pork is a personal favourite, in any of its forms; the hot chicken noodle soup clears the winter blues, too. Fried Kimchi pancakes are, in my humble opinion, the best starter on the menu. Wash them down with an aloe punch and you’ll be more than satisfied. Its tiny interior…
  • Southampton Arms – London’s best pub

    Josh Ferry Woodard
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:01 am
    Image by Josh Ferry Woodard The Southampton Arms is London’s best pub. It has 18 handpulls pumping out real ale and traditional cider from small independent British breweries. It serves a mean hog-roast pork roll with apple sauce and crackling. It has a record player and a piano. It has a pet cat. It has a sense of humour. It has everything that a pub should have, but nothing that it shouldn’t. A quick browse through the understated website shows that the owners do not care for distractions such as table reservations, card payments or telephone enquiries. They care for great beer,…
  • Bistrotheque – Hipster warehouse restaurant

    Matt Bramford
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:15 am
    Image by Matt Bramford When Bistrotheque opened its doors ten years ago, it launched a new restaurant scene in the Hackney borough and surrounding areas. All over East London, new restaurants continue to pop up, but this is the original and one of the best. Tucked away on Wadeson St, it’s easy to miss – it manages to maintain an air of anonymity even after a decade. If you were a complete Hackney hipster you might call the interior ‘New York loft style’. The restaurant has recently been revamped – no longer is the upstairs separated into smaller rooms; it’s…
  • 2 Willow Road – Ernö Goldfinger’s modernist mansion

    Matt Bramford
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:15 am
    Image by Matt Bramford Hungarian Modernist architect ‪Ernő Goldfinger‬’s most famous London imprint is probably the Trellick Tower, the 1970s brutalist behemoth in Chelsea. Its radical offset service shaft has become an icon of 21st century London, but there’s a lesser known gem in Hampstead that architecture fans won’t want to miss. 2 Willow Road, overlooking the Heath, was built by Goldfinger for his family in 1939 and offers a unique insight into the daily life of London’s adopted Modernism master. The house is almost as it was when Goldfinger lived there, save…
  • Duke’s Brew & Que – ‘The Best Smoked Meat in Town’

    Matt Bramford
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:15 am
    Image by Matt Bramford When I first moved to London I thought that the most glamorous burger I’d get would be under Golden Arches, but now I’m a bit more savvy I’m completely addicted to burger spots in London. There are so many now, but Duke’s Brew and Que is one of my favourites. Duke’s Brew and Que is situated on a suburban street in Dalston in what used to be a typical East End pub. I’ve tried pretty much everything from the limited menu. Don’t let ‘limited’ put you off though. I love the pulled pork sliders; the beefburger (oozing…
 
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    Occupy London

  • Occupied 12Bar: Festival of Resistance

    Obi_Live
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:30 am
    Occupy 12Bar: Festival of Resistance. Occupied 12Bar Club. Why Save Denmark Street? Call to Action. The Bohemian 4 Soho activist group calls you to action in order to save The[...]
  • Two Contemporary Peace Pilgrims ~ out of Occupy

    Hazel
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:01 pm
    On Thursday Jan 29th, in Haringey, peace activists are hosting “an evening with peace pilgrim Earthian and Sail 4 Syria’s Simon”. Earthian and Simon both lived in the Occupy London[...]
  • Report from this month’s Occupy Democracy (and a fail for Boris Johnson!)

    Hazel
    25 Jan 2015 | 3:49 pm
    London’s Mayor Boris Johnson fails in his attempt to prevent Occupy Democracy from holding monthly protests in Parliament Square Boris backed down and removed the fencing which had previously blocked[...]
  • The Daffodils of West Hendon

    Obi_Live
    24 Jan 2015 | 5:10 pm
    There are many stories about the people of West Hendon and this is one of them. The Daffodils of West Hendon. On Thursday’s day of action, I met Leigh, a[...]
  • The Infrastructure Bill will ensure our continued dependence on fossil fuels

    Occupier's Perspective
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:32 am
    The Infrastructure Bill will ensure our continued dependence on fossil fuels by Mel Strickland. “…when people say, “The regulatory system is broken. It’s not protecting our health, safety and welfare.”[...]
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    She Loves London

  • 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…
  • London at Christmas

    She Loves London
    22 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    London goes a bit mental at Christmas. The first sign that everyone is about to lose their tiny minds is the increase in suggestions that you should spend your evening traipsing across a freezing park, following a slow moving herd of pushchairs, tourists and excitable Londoners (the worst kind) into a wallet-rinsing, fairy-light-twinkling, pedestrianised festive version of the M25, where you’ll pay £6.50 to drink mulled wine out of a polystyrene cup while the smell of overpriced Bratwurst wafts up your nostrils from a nearby wooden hut. I am, of course, talking about Winter…
  • To Make London Better We Should All Basically Write More Letters

    She Loves London
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    I like writing people letters. So at the beginning of this year I got hold of my mates’ addresses, bought a load of envelopes and stamps and decided to start sending them things in the post. I’m a bit rubbish with remembering birthdays, so usually it’d just be random cards saying hi, or thank you, or crappy Valentine’s Day from Oscar the Grouch; or congratulating them on not killing their first outdoor plant, but occasionally there’d be one to commemorate something really really important or a momentous life event. Everyone likes getting post, but not…
  • You Can’t Really Compare Iceland to London, But I’m Going to Do It Anyway.

    She Loves London
    28 Oct 2014 | 1:35 pm
    In October I went to Reykjavik. It wasn’t meant to happen. I was travelling on my own, and planned to go straight to see my mate in Boston, then over to New York. But then I found out I could get a free stopover if I went via Iceland on the way, so I thought, why not? Then I didn’t give it much more thought until the flight, where the general theme seemed to be don’t you dare turn up in our country without knowing some basic phrases. I’m not big on reading about places before I get there. This is mostly because I’m lazy, but also because I enjoy the…
 
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