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Bored of tube journeys and busy buses? If you’re not a regular cyclist in the city, it might be time to give it a go! And in our opinion, hiring a Boris Bike is one of the best ways to do it. Launched in 2010, London’s well-known bike hire scheme allows both locals and visitors alike to rent bicycles and explore the capital. The bikes are widely known as Boris bikes after Boris Johnson who introduced them, with pick-up and drop-off docking stations in more than 700 (!) locations. Here’s our recommended routes to explore! 

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Let’s flash back to the 80s, a particularly forward-thinking decade, when tech like the Walkman and other gaming devices were becoming mainstream and accessible. This period of time was also a ground-breaking moment for musicians, with the birth of the TR-808: generator of the booming kick drum in hip hop, the Miami bass sound and electronic music of the 80s.

This week @HereEast caught up with a couple of documentary makers to find out more about the first programmable drum machine, the Roland TR-808, and how they celebrated 808day (8th August), which is a special day for all Roland fans around …

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Whether you’re into your Instagram or yet to get involved, London is full of plenty of spots to keep that profile looking pretty. If you’re sick of the standard dinner shots and are looking for some Insta-spiration, get down to some of these awesome places and you’re sure to be the envy of your pals…

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Palm Vaults
411 Mare Street, Hackney, E8 1HY

This delightful café in Hackney really has got it all. With an indoor garden, vintage wares for sale and brightly coloured lattes, …

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We love the cinema. There’s nothing quite like sitting back, relaxing and watching that film you’ve heard such great things about. But what we like even more is combining our love for great films with our love for London’s beautiful green spaces. Enter Nomad Cinema, a pop-up cinema coming to Stratford’s East Village next week!

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The ever popular Nomad Cinema launched in 2010, and has become well known for popping up in intriguing and beautiful locations across London and beyond. It’s soon time for Nomad to hit …

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With Team GB proudly setting an Olympic record by winning 67 medals at the Rio 2016 Games, it’s already been a great year for British sport. And with the Paralympics launching today, we’re sure there’s going to be plenty more medals to add to GB’s tally! Now it’s your turn to join the sporting fun, with the Festival of Basketball coming to Stratford between 1pm and 5.30pm this Saturday! The best bit? It’s free!

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It’s the first time the special event will be coming to the borough – and as the home …

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