Tags archives: london

Laters London: A break-up letter

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Leaving London and getting on yet another long haul flight with all my belongings (a grand total of two suitcases, ehem) feels a bit like ending a long, exhausting and beautiful relationship. Ever wondered how you can feel that way about a city? Read my break-up letter to Europe’s most gorgeous pearl. (I dropped a few cool location tips for you which w[...]

How to get the London look

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North, south, east and west… No Dorothy, we’re not in Kansas anymore, we’re in London, the city that currently holds the accolade Style Capital of the World; and that gingham smock just ain’t going to cut it. It’s often struck me how our nation’s capital seems to be split into four distinct districts, all with their own fabulous shopping, identit[...]

30 facts that show that you are tourist in London

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After having lived  in London for three years, I have learnt a lot about the city and the difference between visiting a place, as opposed to actually living there for the long haul. When I first arrived in the British capital I was full of expectations, some of which turned out the way I planned, others not so much. And then a whole lot more stuff in betwee[...]

Poppies: The Place to Eat Fish and Chips in London

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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[...]

Bompas & Parr at the Absolut Blank Atelier

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What do you travel for? Is it sun? People? Food? Or could it even be art? This past weekend I spontaneously decided to follow an invitation and travel to Munich in order to attend a pop up gallery called Absolut Blank Atelier where over the course of 4 days, different artists would show their work. Special about this was that not the finished result was a[...]

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. [...]

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 f[...]

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 Bricklan[...]

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[...]

Around the world in 2000 pictures

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We've already had our trip around the world with the striking photoart of Corinne Vionnet and maybe some of you heard of "Le Flâneur", a stunning video of Paris created by combining 2,000 photos of the city of love by night. And now, within my arm-chair wanderlust last night, I came across "Around the world in 2000 pictures", a photo journey through 8 citie[...]