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Archive for April, 2014

London’s heating up. Lunchtime ice cream trips are justified, and pub gardens are like mini festivals. But with this time comes responsibility to truly embrace London’s barbecue season (after all, it’s fleeting). So to get things started, we ‘grilled’ a cracking butcher who is more than qualified to give east London barbecues some va va voom! Tim Wilson, owner of The Ginger Pig, explains why east Londoners ditch fillet steak for rump and how meaty fashion has changed over the years. 

Tim Wilson with his dog

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It’s that time of year again. We’re thinking about posh sausage rolls and glasses of Prosecco while rolling around in the grass taking in all the sights, sounds and smells of this wonderful city.  But when there’s so much choice here in London Town, you need to make sure you’re packing your picnic and heading to the right spot. So, here are our favourite places in London to enjoy a picnic (and yes, a Boots Meal Deal counts).

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Brockwell Park, Lambeth, SE24

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We know you’ve only been at work for four days, but it’s time for some more spells away from your desk. But don’t expect a restful weekend as there’s so much going on that you’ll wish you had another four-day weekend to take it all in. From night markets in Brixton, to circus mixed with street dance in Deptford, you won’t have much time for sleeping.

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BITES: Remix, The Albany Theatre, Douglas Way, Deptford, SE8
Friday, April 25, 7.30pm

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Who said your pooch can’t be a fashion statement? This week we grilled Stuart Simons, actor and owner of popular east London dog parlours Groom Dog City. He told us why winning a radio competition helped him to realise his dreams, explained the benefits of performing Reiki on dogs, and told us why east London is leading the way in cutting-edge doggy fashion.

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Image: Groom Dog City

So, first of all, how did you get into the world of dog grooming?

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Top five London views

Although she can pull off every season, London easily looks her best in the summer. We don’t know whether it’s the clear skies, shining sun, or just that we’re in a better mood this time of year. Whatever the reason, to make sure you don’t miss out on catching London at her prettiest, here are five beautiful views that will take your breath away.

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Parliament Hill, Hampstead Heath, NW5

On a clear weekend there’s nowhere

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