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Books. Remember those things? Forget your Kindles; we’re talking about real books. The kind you don’t need to turn off when you’re on a plane. The kind that you can read in the sunshine and then pass on to a friend once you’ve finished. There’s nothing quite like donating a dog-eared copy of your favourite book to someone else to enjoy, which is why we’re really excited about this new east London initiative Little Free Library.

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Founders Nick and Rebecca Cheshire realised the libraries were already a huge success in Georgia, …

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You have a friend coming to stay with you in London. It’s been planned for months and you were full of bold ideas about how best to show them the bright lights. Unfortunately, you’ve been busy, have nothing planned, and they’re due to arrive tomorrow. Never fear; we’ve got your back. Last week we showed you where to walk, lounge and explore. This week it’s all about shopping, eating and drinking.

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SHOP: Oxford Street is extremely busy, especially at the weekend. Save the …

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When you think of Soho there are probably a few things that spring to mind; theatres, seedy alleyways, pickpockets, glitter… These are all quite accurate, but the West End’s rabbit warren-like underbelly also has a lot more to offer. We’ve put together a list of our favourite Soho secrets for your pleasure.

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Soho is a lot of things. Being short of places to eat is not one of them. In fact, the recent boom of trendy burger bars is overwhelming. Even Jamie Oliver …

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With King of the Beatniks, Jack Kerouac’s original ‘On the Road’ scroll on display at the British Museum, and the movie of the book finally hitting British shores, London Living are sensing something of a Beatnik revival in the offing.

Sure, San Francisco may be better known for its incredible historical Beat hangouts such as the wonderful City Lights bookstore (owned by Ferlinghetti) and famed literary drinking haunts such as Vesuvio and Caffé Triest, but, back in the day, …

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Last week we asked you all to share your favourite London spots with us, over on our Facebook page

True to our word, we’ve selected and highlighted our favourite responses right here on London Living. So without further ado, let’s look at a couple of our favourite secret suggestions you’ve managed to come up with.

Jane Wrighton let us in on her favourite secret London location, The Dickens Inn, at St. Katharine Dock – …

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