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Archive for December, 2014

The wait is almost over! Christmas day is nearly upon us and the city is twinkling with bright lights, glittering with decorations and smelling of spiced mulled wine. But if your presents are all bought and wrapped and your turkey is prepped and ready for the oven, you have some celebrating to do!  Here are some nice ideas to get you and your family even more excited prior to the big day. Merry Christmas everyone!

Christmas Carols at St Paul’s Cathedral
St Paul’s Cathedral, St Paul’s Churchyard, EC4M 8AD

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If you’re a keen skier or snowboarder, read on…

A clever app, called Ski 2 The Moon, launched today with an ambitious goal – to encourage thousands of people across the world to collectively ski to the moon. But before you go about swapping your salopettes for your spacesuit, you’ll perhaps be pleased to hear that it’s somewhat simpler than that!

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Innovative youth charity Snow-Camp is behind the app, one of Delancey’s partners. The charity uses a combination of skiing, snowboarding and life-skills programmes to support young people living …

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With the big day fast approaching, we imagine your Christmas presents are beautifully wrapped under the tree, you’ve just baked your final batch of mince pies and you’re feeling smug that you sent your handmade Christmas cards to your entire address book weeks ago… No? Us neither. But worry not; the answer to your Christmas woes can be found south of the river in Elephant & Castle.  

Plaza Latina in Nursery Row Park

From today, bring the little ones down to Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre for festive face painting by …

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Do you have a date coming up and have no idea where to go? With thousands of restaurants lining London’s streets, even deciding where to go for dinner can be an overwhelming task, especially when you’re under the scrutiny of a new partner! So whether you’re looking for somewhere to help ignite a spark on a first date, or just need somewhere new to try with your other half, here are a couple of our favourites. Time to get date night back in the diary!

Darr Marrakech
403 High Street, Stratford, E15 4QZ

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If you’ve wandered through East Village recently, you might have noticed some additions to the neighbourhood…

The community recently came together to watch the beautiful Frozen Trees being lit for the first time. The unusual trees comprise 1,296 reusable and highly recyclable IKEA plastic bag dispensers so they’re certainly a talking point in E20.

Frozen Trees

The Frozen Trees, which look especially dramatic at night, were switched on by East Village residents 15-year-old William McKissock and nine-year-old Ryan Rielly. Street food vans and a bar …

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