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Archive for August, 2012

Friday has arrived. Now breathe!

If you’re already clock-watching at work and thinking of that chilled gin and tonic, why not have a glance at some of our favourite bloggers and their best articles, before you nosedive out of the office?

Notting Hill Carnival – whether or not you joined the bustling crowds and thumping music, embraced the flavours of the Caribbean and danced merrily in the sun, there’s a couple of great articles with a whole lot of lovely images from the festival, that we’d …

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We’ve had a tremendous response to our current competition over on our Facebook page over the past few weeks.

For those unaware, we’ve launched a pretty cool (if you don’t mind us saying so) competition involving all you Londoners. The mechanic is simple; we’ve been asking you to upload your very best images of our great city, celebrating everything summery in our capital.

And what a summer it has been so far – we’ve already had almost 300 entries to the competition …

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There’s something terribly romantic about a good old-fashioned bookshop. Not a run-of-the-mill chain bookstore, but a proper, dusty, musty bookshop, with books that actually smell of books, an eccentric owner and ideally a cat or two knocking about the place. One where you can feel slightly smug about being in on the secret and spend hours browsing in without feeling the pressure to buy something...

With that in mind, we asked around to find out Londoner’s favourite lesser-known book stores; so here’s our pick of the best:

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There’s a small street in Dalston tucked away, just off the bustling Kingsland Road. It straddles Gillett Square, a lively assortment of food stalls, pop-ups and bars including the famous Vortex Jazz Club, and is an absolute must-visit. We are, of course, talking about Bradbury Street.

Undergoing a mini-renaissance during the first part of this year, Bradbury Street has survived a fairly hefty session on the council’s operating table; roadworks and a general revamp have done their bit though, and this ‘Read more …