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Reasons to be Cheerful this Autumn

Whilst some might associate autumn with a glass half empty approach, what with it being the end of summer, heat waves, fond Love Island memories and all that jazz, others may take it in their stride, as a time to embrace the over-sized jumpers, don your best socks and wade through insta-perfect forests. In fact, there’s a lot to be excited about in Autumn; yep, the weather may have cooled down a little, but we have Halloween to scare away that sadness, alongside new restaurant openings, autumnal walks and an array of events to dispel the autumnal angst. What’s more, […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

8 of London’s Most Edible Bakeries

When you live in a capital where there are bakeries by the dozen, it’s hard to know where to choose! London is awash with sweet spots, from plaited loaves, to baked goods to cakes that look like they’ve fallen for heaven. Sweet tooth or no, there’s something for everyone when it comes to London’s bakeries, and we want a piece of all of them! So why not give one of them a visit? It’s a piece of cake! Kova Patisserie Kova Patisserie boasts a whole lotta green, primarily in the form of matcha, matcha and more matcha! The Soho based Japanese patisserie specialises […]

Reviews

The Most Savage Review You’ll Read This Month

What: If you were expecting a review where I brutally shred a bar to pieces, then I’m afraid you have been deceived by my enticing title. This is the most savage review you’ll read this month because it is about Savage Garden, Tower Hill’s latest roof top venue, sorry to disappoint if you were looking for scandal, because it’s actually really rather good. New? Yes, it opened at the start of the summer and they couldn’t have timed it better given that they have two roof terraces with enviable views out across the Tower of London. The Look: Despite the […]

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Business & Careers

The No 1 London Careers Site Everyone Is Talking About

You know what is more depressing than getting zero matches on Bumble on a sad Sunday night? Endlessly scrolling through graduate job websites, when you’re student only to be told there is nothing out there, unless, of course you want to work in a dead-end job in the backend of nowhere sealing envelopes all day every day. We all know the pain, finding a job as a student was tough, tougher than 9am lectures, harder than hangovers and more painful than making your student loan stretch. But not anymore, because if you know (or are) a student it’s going to […]

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Culture

What’s up Zuck? We Met With Facebook and Here’s What We Found Out

We caught up with Stu Lerman, Head of Comms for Facebook EMEA, to shine some light on an at times grey area in the social media world.With figures showing Facebook now has 2.23 billion active monthly users, the platform has tried to move with the times, introducing various different incentives in an attempt to dispel the negative energy slowly enveloping. Last weekend Facebook, the billion-dollar social networking site created by Mark Zuckerberg back in 2004, hosted a free pop-up event in Carnaby Street. Welcoming one and all to get quizzical over new features, data share and the future of the popular social media platform, […]

Travel

Save Yourself Holiday Hassle and Pack the Perfect Suitcase

Without doubt, one of the (many) highlights of our job is the ability to jet off to lands far-and-wide in order to experience the culture, do the occasional bit of wining and dining, and take enough Instas to keep our accounts ticking over for about a year. Whether we’re off to sun ourselves silly in Ibiza or trek across mountainous terrains in Canada, we can ensure at least one insanely jealous friend among our friendship groups weekly. However, one thing not to be jealous of is the constant battle to pack a suitcase that, for once, doesn’t actually involve the […]

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Things to do Outdoors

The Monster That’ll Make You Jump: The Inflatable Obstacle Course Coming To London

There are 5ks and then there is Gung-Ho! The inflatable 5k fun run which is actually fun, seriously fun as they say. Yep that’s right inflatable. This is no walk (or slow jog) in the park, this is the chance for you to throw yourself down the biggest inflatable water slide in Europe; to work your way past 6.5ft tall footballs, to face your fears as you challenge The Jump and bounce your way across the biggest, single piece of inflatable obstacle in the world! With other obstacles including The Labyrinth, Born Slippy and the maniac, this is one way […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

New Vegan Venues That Can’t Be Beet

We now know that being a vegan doesn’t mean that you have to resign yourself to a life of kale and lettuce. Vegan street food, fast food and bakeries are now even more popular than before. I couldn’t even tell the vegan corndog I had the other day was plant based (although I don’t know if that is just because corndogs don’t tend to taste like meat anyway…) but either way it was good, it satisfied my carnivorous side and I didn’t break my Meat Free Monday. Whether you’re like myself and you dabble or you’re fully fledged here are […]

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Celebrities & Influencers

Famous And Fit: Celeb Health Hacks

So Mark Wahlberg’s got a stupid health regime. To the delighted whoops of tabloid journalists who swiftly crucified him, Wahlberg revealed that his day starts at 2:30 AM (note, I didn’t go to bed until this time last night) and is basically wave after wave of fitness, a relentless regime more reminiscent of a CIA black site interrogation. Except for heartwarming breaks for prayer and family time, there’s not a lot of time spent gorging on Ben & Jerry’s kicking back and doing all the things I’d do if I was a multi millionaire. But it does highlight just how […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Sweetest Spots For Sourdough This September

Sourdough September, not just a good use of sibilance (GCSE English eat your heart out), but a celebration of one of the best baking trends since, well, sliced bread. Sourdough September, launched in 2013 by the Real Bread Campaign, is a chance for all the sourdough bakers to showcase their lactobacillus cultured wares. Because did you know that the baking process for sourdough is different to normal bread? Of course you did, but I had to head to fount-of-all-knowledge Wikipedia to discover that it’s made without regular yeast that reacts with gluten making the dough rise, and instead using naturally occurring lactobacilli […]

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Culture

The World’s Creepiest Exhibition Comes To London

Is it Groundhog Day? It seems like just yesterday that, back in 2008, Dr Gunther von Hagens brought his controversial Body Worlds travelling display to this country. The exhibition, which showcases the preserved dissected bodies of hundreds of donors, now has a permanent home here. The flayed corpses will find their final home at Piccadilly Circus in what was the vastly overpriced Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, so on that count at least it’s an improvement. But there will no doubt remain a cloud of doubt over whether this is an educational and worthy endeavour, or the worst type of voyeurism […]

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Best Brunches

Could We BE Any More Excited About This Friends Brunch?

If you’ve never watched Friends please, refrain from reading this. You do not deserve to cast your eyes over such divinity having not watched, possibly, the best show ever made. WHOOOPAH! The 90s Brunch is here, from central Perk to central London with a Friends themed brunch, as Janice would say here: Oh…my…God! The event comes as the result of Hip Hop Brunch LDN’s fabulous themes, and will (as is the norm) take place in a secret location. You can sit soft, with Central Perk-style mugs, whilst gossiping about the latest with your pals, hopefully without a Phoebe in the […]

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