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Hey, Christmas might be over but a little bit of self-gifting never hurt anyone, right? Street markets may be a dime a dozen in a city as bustling and diverse as London but only a delicious few have the kind of far-reaching reputation that can hustle in hungry shoppers from all over the world. Say hello to Portobello! This market is more of an amalgamation of several markets all mashed …

[ Written by Alex | 7 Jan 2013 | 2 Comments | ]

Being a Brit living abroad one of the first questions I get asked is “are you from London?”. My face usually forms some unattractive snarl and I state very clearly that NO I am NOT from London and in fact I’ve only ever visited once for a day to get an emergency passport! I suppose I’ve never really felt connected to my capital city – maybe its because of my Northern pride or because …

[ Written by guest | 25 Jul 2012 | 3 Comments | ]

“Abandoning Little People on the Streets since 2006” is the project’s slogan, which is pretty mysterious and intriguing… but when you begin exploring this little blog, The Little People Project, the adorable art and photography that take the miniature figures around the world is captivating and you can soon lose a good couple of hours trawling through the archives at all the small and fantastic scenes!

Slinkachu’s work involves taking teeny …

[ Written by Sophie | 11 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]

Despite its grey skies, moody commuters and expensive drink prices, love does blossom in London. In fact it’s a wonderful place to fall in love. Believe me, I did it. A couple of times. But falling in love is just an added bonus really as one of London’s best features is that it’s a fun place to date seeing as it’s jam-packed with pubs, museums, galleries and restaurants.
However, here are …

[ Written by Frankie | 6 May 2012 | 7 Comments | ]

As you probably have heard, the UK is well known for its dish fish and chips and there are hundred of restaurants, pubs and corner shops offering this. Finding the perfect fish and chips turned out to be quite a challenge, but after a while I luckily found my favourite place, a restaurant called ‘Poppies‘ situated in the East End, just around the corner from Brick Lane – a …

[ Written by guest | 29 Mar 2012 | One Comment | ]

What do you associate with ship containers? Probably you think about storing, shipping and transporting goods, right? I had the same thought UNTIL I heard about the Boxpark Project – the first pop-up mall in the world, which is constructed by ship containers. Yes,  walk-in containers with fancy lifestyle brands, cosy café’s and snack bars, all sized ‘down’ to a small box. But it isn’t just a simple mall …

[ Written by guest | 8 Jan 2012 | 3 Comments | ]

Italians are known for their fabulous shoes, French women for their elegance, and who can forget about the fantastic royal wedding dress of English princess Kate earlier this year? Different countries as well as time periods are associated with different styles and fashions. I can spend way too much time looking at my favorite streetstyle blogs from around the world or admiring the costumes of the actors in old movies, …

[ Written by guest | 2 Jan 2012 | 4 Comments | ]

When my friend asked me if I would like to join ‘Critical Maths’ where a bunch of ‘psychists’ (probably a fancy English word for psychologists?) meet every last friday evening of the month, I was skeptical. What would I do there? I haven’t had any proper math classes since my graduation and frankly, I could think of better ways to spend my Friday evening. A couple of weeks later I found out …

[ Written by guest | 19 Nov 2011 | 2 Comments | ]

Imagine wandering the streets of your home city in England. Care-free, arms swinging, breezy cool autumn air on your cheeks as you meander through your local park/bus station/coffee shop/museum. And you come across a book.
Alone and just sitting there.
No owner sipping coffee, taking a break from the book they put down, no reader knelt beside it tying their shoelace. A lone book, waiting for a new owner.
Like you.
Sounds suspicious? The perfect …

[ Written by Sophie | 23 Sep 2011 | 7 Comments | ]

Saturday morning, 8am: Whenever tingly rays of sun are shining through my window on a lovely saturday morning in London, I always know exactly how and where I will be spending my day. With friends, eating delicious food, strolling around and watching the world go by in one special place -  London Borough Market.

While Nottingham Hill, Sunday Bricklane and Broadway Market are also quite popular and fun to go to, …

[ Written by guest | 3 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]
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