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Archive for February, 2012

As the official blog of East Village, London Living’s values reflect East Village’s three core pillars: time, space and choice.

When East Village is completed, the neighbourhood will bring you more of these three things. In the meantime, we want to bring these things to you. We began this process by giving one London Living reader more time in our PA For A Day initiative two weeks ago, and this week we are looking at the theme of space.

Space is a …

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It was a fascinating night out recently when London Living took a trip over to the Old Queen’s Heads in Islington to an All Ears event exploring the highs and lows of London life – in other words, the things we Londoners love and hate about our home town.

It was a thought-provoking evening as a homeless man, a London entrepreneur and a Tower of London Beefeater took to the stage to share their London stories with a captive audience, providing the unsung heroes …

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If you’ve walked down Bond Street recently, you may have noticed the somewhat surreal window displays in Selfridges windows. Always extravagant, the displays have been taken over for the month of February by an initiative between Selfridges and Hackney-born (or based) fashion designers, entitled Bright Young Things.

Mannequins, candyfloss-coloured clouds and spiky bags have transformed the famously glamorous windows into a fantastical homage to Hackney’s coolest and most ambitious new fashion designers.

Now in its second year, fifteen designers have been given …

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Happy Friday, readers! It’s time for our London Grilling, where we put a Londoner through their paces. This week, we have intrepid London wanderer Kieran Meeke, author of the online Aladdin’s cave that is Secret London. Kieran shares his tips and views on finding your own London village, staying above ground and the wonders of escalator etiquette…

1. What’s your secret London tip?

Walk (or cycle) as much as possible. Look at a ground map as well as a Tube map before going anywhere. As well as discovering things, it’s often much quicker as you can cut …

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At London Living, we like to remind you every so often that we are in fact the voice of the fabulous East Village.

And as the voice of East Village, we are amplifying all the things that we think matter most to the London community around us. One such ‘thing’ is the exciting Forman’s Smokehouse Gallery. Forman’s doubles up as a ‘riverside Restaurant and Bar specialising in Forman’s world-famous smoked salmon and seasonal British foods’, and an adjoining gallery, an ‘art project space overlooking …

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