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There’s no denying that summer is officially here. That barbecue smell is lingering in the air, the Tube is now your local sauna and all we can think about is where our next cold pint is coming from. Fear not, this may be one of the most metropolitan cities in the world but London has some real gems for alfresco drinking, and now is the time to make the most of them.

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People’s Park Tavern
360 Victoria Park Road, E9 7BT

Since it opened in 1845, …

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We like good ideas – especially when east London’s involved. So, we tracked down the co-founder of Forge & Co, which is a beautiful new rental work space in the heart of Shoreditch with the aim of bringing people from various creative agencies together. We grilled co-founder Cymon Eckel about this new way of working, his favourite east London spots and why sourcing local produce is important to the business. 

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Why do you think this new working style of renting spaces rather than having permanent offices is so popular at …

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Nothing screams summer like feeling the sun on your face while you munch on a gourmet burger and swig something cool and refreshing. Whether you’re at a festival or pigging out at a street food market, there’s something satisfying about shimmying through queues trying to distinguish which mouth-watering smells are being emitted from which food trucks. But if you’re as indecisive as we are, picking which dish to go for can be tough, so we’ve come up with our top five food trucks to visit this summer. Enjoy! 

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Reckon you could dive like Tom Daley but not a fan of heights? We’ve got your back. To mark the two-year anniversary since London 2012 graced our city, we’ve unveiled a fabulously stomach-churning piece of 3D art in East Village. The amazing piece, created by acclaimed artists 3D Joe and Max, calls for residents to #DiveIntoE20; the London postcode home to East Village, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the fabulous sporting facilities originally built for the world’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes. 

01 Olympic 3D Art

Because we’re sure that all that …

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Over the past decade there has been a definite sushi surge in the capital. From international chains to small independent joints, sushi restaurants are popping up everywhere you look. So whether you fancy a tasty alternative to your usual sandwich, or want to try a different dining experience, we’ve wrapped up our top five choices for you to enjoy.  

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Pham Sushi
159 Whitecross Street, EC1Y 8JL

Tucked away in a small street off Old Street is Pham Sushi. Now don’t be put off by its modest façade, …

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