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Marvel At This New Comicbook Restaurant

Quite possibly the dream of any little girl, boy or seasoned Comi Con attender, this comic book restaurant is set to splash colour over our lives and we can’t get enough. Alas, before excitement reaches a height of no return you’ll need to know that there’s a chance plans will fall through; planning documents need to be approved first and once they are it’s full steam ahead superhero style! Set inside MASH Steakhouse on Brewer Street, the restaurant will reportedly be an immersive, comic book spot with trace of ALL your super hero favourites, from Spawn to Superman. The restaurant would […]

Culture

10 London Urban Myths

London’s history is made up of thousands of tales and facts, some true (the District Line will never arrive when you’re in a rush) and some which are a little on the fantastical side but which make a brilliant story – why let the truth get in the way. From swarms of rats and monster pigs to Hitler looking to live in South West London, here are the best urban myths in our capital. Spring Heeled Jack Fifty years before Jack the Ripper terrorised London, there was another unknown Jack who was causing mayhem, Spring Heeled Jack. Not dissimilar to […]

Health & Wellness

6 Places To Refuel Post-Workout

Back in 2013, three London friends, Tom Stancliffe, Rob Martineau and Guy Hacking, ran 1,000 miles across Eastern Europe to raise awareness of human trafficking, joined by 250+ runners on the way – Forrest Gump style! Off the back of this, TRIBE was founded. Frustrated with processed sports snacks, they now make performance nutrition from natural ingredients, to give athletes the fuel they need. They’ve built a strong community of runners, who you’re likely to see pounding the streets of London. We caught up with the guys to find their favourite post-run lunch spots around London, from the heart of East London […]

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Travel

Just In: The Best Beach Of 2019 Has Been Announced

It’s time to get Baía do Sancho on your radar, as it’s just been named Trip Advisor’s best beach of 2019! Sitting snug on the small island of Fernando de Noronha off Brazil, it’s not the first time that the beach has received such an accolade having been TA’s best beach for years and it looks as if this year is remaining unblemished in that respect. The sandy safe haven boasts all sorts of idyllic qualities from emerald waters, blooming flora and fauna and soft sand for miles. It’s a protected cove that sees sleepy travellers plonk down their beach bums for […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Slice, Slice, Baby: Best Places For Pizza By The Slice

Whilst we’d like to think we could easily demolish a full pizza each time, often it’s just not the case due to piggish appetites leading to already full tums. Which is why the slice is a groovy alternative that you can grab and go. Here are some of the pizza by the slice spots you...

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Grub! Where To Eat Insects In London

“Excuse me waiter, is there a cockroach in my soup? If not, then bring some out, sharpish!” Yes, it turns out that there are times when you really do want creepy crawlies in your carrots, and that’s when you’re embracing the protein-rich goodness of insects, bugs and larvae.

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3.14159265359…. Do The Math, Pie Week’s Coming…

Love Island might be a lifetime away, but the pie-ing is starting early. Not as another couple break up (RIP Adam and Zara), but rather the sort that you’ll want to pour gravy over. Welcome to actual pies and national pie week, running next week from Monday 4th March to Sunday 10th.

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Health & Wellness

Great Classes To Take During Pregnancy

Pregnancy doesn't have to mean locking yourself away, here's some inspiration!

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Dining Space Capsule That’s Out Of This World

Ever wanted to dine in a space capsule? Well, albeit bizarre, if this is a fantasy of yours then you’ll be pleasantly surprised at Bread Street Kitchen’s latest whacky dining extravaganza. It appears an unidentified object has taken up occupancy at the restaurant, taking on the appearance of what we can only assume to be a vivaciously orange and yet cosy capsule that’ll have the other diners looking on in envy, and perhaps slight confusion… Eight people can fit inside for a rather odd, Doctor Who-esque dining experience that’s out of this world, if we do say so ourselves. The cosmic […]

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Better Sex And Where To Eat It

Before you drop the needle on the Ginuwine record, put the champagne on the rocks and spread the rose petals over the duvet, you’re going to need to grab a shucking knife and step over to the stove… because foreplay starts in the kitchen. Food as a route to sexual lust and pleasure is a...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

10 Best Places For Nikkei Food In London

It’s Paddington versus Piccachu, the ultimate intergalactic battle. Marmalade up against Pokémon powers. Or, to be a little more accurate, ceviche versus sushi. When Brazil banned slavery (this article just took an unexpected turn, right?), in the late 19th century, funnily enough the...

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