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Archive for March, 2014

Has your New Year’s resolution to get fit not quite started yet? Well, worry not; this new running club may be the answer. Newham mum Julie Creffield was inspired by the Olympics to start running and has now decided to share her new hobby by setting up the weekly group in Stratford. The hour-long runs through the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park aim to help mums get fit while making friends in their community.

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We know you’ll be spending this Sunday with your mum, but that doesn’t mean you can’t spend the rest of your weekend exploring London. There’s so much going on this weekend, including the chance to attend your first British gay wedding, see some of this year’s quirkiest designs, enjoy an east London cycle fair or try out an old school drive-in movie.

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At London Living we like to catch up with Londoners with interesting or unusual stories to tell. This week was no exception. We chatted with Susan Scott, who set up Finsbury Park-based lookalike company Susan Scott’s Lookalikes Ltd more than 30 years ago. She was in there before the word ‘lookalike’ even officially existed. Susan tells us about the time she brought the Queen to Newham Council, Mary Poppins to twin princesses and why she’s on the hunt for Boris Johnson.

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It’s every Londoner’s worst nightmare; that moment when a friend from outside the M25 says they’re coming down to “see the sights”. You don’t want to fight your way through Oxford Street or stare at the Queen’s crown jewels, but your brain comes up blank for any alternatives. Well, worry no more as we’ve compiled a great list of quirky places that will leave any friend questioning why they don’t live here.

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DO: There’s so much to do in London, but where can you go to …

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Mother’s Day is on Sunday – yes that’s right, this Sunday (you can thank us for the reminder later). For those of you with nothing sorted; don’t panic. We’ve done the legwork for you and come up with five of London’s best spots to show your mum on her special day. Check out our picks for mums who like good food, a trendy cocktail, or a spot of fresh air. 

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Kew Gardens, Brentford Gate, TW9

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