London

Artistic street rebellions

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A revolution has been taking place on our streets and we might not even have realised. Artists have long been reclaiming public spaces as open forums to showcase their art but this new rebellion is taking street art to the next level - to the street level. . An underground guerrilla gardening project has been taking over London over the past few mont[...]

Boxpark London - Shopping in Containers

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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’ t[...]

Critical Mass - Worldwide Social Biking Event

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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 [...]

Ladies for a weekend – a visit to London

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The light shines golden through the high Edwardian windows. Outside, I watch business men rushing home, girls carrying bags full of brand new clothes, exhausted from a day's worth of shopping, tourists carefully crossing the street, confused by the unfamiliar left-hand driving. It’s the typical chaotic London rush hour scenario. Happening right in fro[...]

The Streets Of England Are The New Bookstores

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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 [...]

London Borough Market - Brownies, Smoothies and Jamie Oliver

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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[...]

Unseen tours - London tours guided by homeless people

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Want to challenge your view of what it means to be a person living in London? Unseen tours gives you the opportunity to see the city from a completely different, and often shunned perspective. Let a homeless person be your guide for some hours, and challenge yourself to broaden your own horizon. The guides own stories and experiences from the city introduces[...]

Last-minute NYE tips for Paris, London or New York

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New Year's Eve - the one night of the year that we repeatedly have too high expectations for. Awaiting a kiss from Mr. Handsome at 12 o'clock sharp while you're at the perfect party with your girlfriends, sipping bubbly and dressed to the nines? It may be a long shot, but one you're especially likely to succeed at if you're in one of the world's inofficial "[...]

Outdoor Cinemas in Berlin, Paris, London and New York

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Open air cinemas are a wonderful invention. Sitting underneath the stars in a folding chair with your buddy/boyfriend/cousin/mom and dad/neighbor watching a movie you've always wanted to watch while sipping on a cool beer is a great way to spend your summer nights. My first time in an open air cinema was in Paris, where they show free movies at different [...]

London Vintage Shopping Guide

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I love vintage clothing and whatever city I visit or move to - it is always on top of my to-do things to find out about the best local vintage stores. Having lived in vintage paradise London I have found out about some obvious stores, that are big and very popular, but I've also come across a few undergroundy ones that have great gems. Beyond Retro[...]