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Scientists Develop a New Way to Combat Air Pollution

We all know that London has a problem with air pollution. Our streets aren’t exactly clean and we all know how much it is affecting our health, but before we all up sticks and head for the countryside, it’s not all doom and gloom. This is 2018 remember, we aren’t going to revert back to the pea soupers of the 19th century. We are more advance in science now, thankfully. And Lewis Hornby, Claudia Arnold and Nick Hooton, (three master’s students at Imperial College London and Royal College of Art) have designed glass towers, known as Pluvo, that would work […]

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The Handbook Meets The Women Behind Be:Fit

Rachel Chatham is one of the co-organisers of Be:Fit, the health and fitness festival that’s coming back to London this May. Along with colleague Chelsea Cox she’s built an organisation to inspire and empower women. We meet Rachel, and find out how they did it. What is Be:Fit? Be:FIT is the UK’s original and biggest health and fitness festival for women, providing women with the knowledge and inspiration to lead a happier and healthier lifestyle. The festival is a three-day celebration of total health and wellbeing jam-packed with motivational talks from the UK’s top fitness experts, six studios of unlimited free classes, […]

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Meditation Workshop at Sanderson Hotel

If meditation leaves you feeling more ‘ermmm’ than ohmmm; if you find your mind wandering to what you’re going to be having for supper or you just wonder how breathing is going to make you feel like you can get through tough London days, then you need to check out the meditation workshop from Meditation: Unlocked. At just thirty years old, property entrepreneur Niraj Shah, suffered a sudden and serious stroke. This event forced him to learn how to calm his overactive mind so that he could deal with the stress of starting his first business and the general frenetic […]

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What to do This Weekend

Get A Buzz On At The London Coffee Festival

An event to really get you buzzing, the London Coffee Festival is frothing its steady way towards us, so grab a mug and meet us at Brick Lane’s Old Truman Brewery. Now in its eighth year, this celebration of caffeinated goodness is Europe’s largest gathering of coffee aficionados and 2018 promises to be the largest get together yet with over 35,000 guests enjoying the beany wares of over 250 exhibitors poured over four floors. Not only will all the perpetually wired visitors (coz freebies) be able to stroll around checking out the wares, there will also be live music from […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Get Marathon Fit, With Help From Beer

We’ve gotten used to unlikely restaurant pairings, Duck and Waffle now sounds entirely normal, but how about beer and running? No, me neither, but that’s exactly what’s brewing down in Camden Camden Town Brewery’s running club is up and, um, running. And what’s more, it’s entirely free and comes with a pint! The club, suitable for runners of all abilities, will be run by James Poole, the Ultra Marathon runner and founder of AdventRunning. Participants will don shorts and trainers and hit the streets for a fort minutes run. James will be on hand to help and advise, and (most […]

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What to do This Weekend: 26th – 28th January

The last weekend of January and it’s a great one, most of us get paid this weekend, there’s one final push if you’re doing Dry January and we’re almost out of the bleakest month which means the evenings will start to get lighter soon and next month we have the likes of Valentines, Galentines and Shrove Tuesday to look forward to! Make the most of this weekend with yoga, brunches, free pizza, work out classes and doughnuts. It’s all about a balanced life.

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London’s First Barre Class on Ice

Why work out in a gym when you can work out on an ice rink? It’s a question you probably haven’t asked yourself before. That was because London hadn’t planned its first barre class on ice. That was until now. Taking place on the 3rd February, Ashley Verma, founder of new fitness brand, DEFINE.London will be taking to the ice at Ice Rink Canary Wharf to host an hour -long session. The first half of the session will be a barre-based full body work out, prepare for isometric moves, thigh and glute sequences and arm and abdominal moves. The second […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Fresh + Fit Returns to The Hoxton

If you set yourself a goal of becoming fitter but haven’t quite started it yet because of the weather/uneaten Christmas chocolates/ box sets and quite frankly January is a rather terrible time to over haul your life, then we hear you. So, does The Hoxton, because their Fresh + Fit Fest is happening this weekend so that you can still kick start your fitness goals. The all-day event has over 100 brands on board including Gymbox, Frame, 1Rebel, lululemon, Plenis and #GirlGains who’ll be taking part in beauty treatments, activewear sample sales, kitchen demonstrations, workout classes, masterclasses and talks. You’ll […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Selfridges Launch BXR Pop-up

If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to get fit or to channel your commuter anger in a way that wasn’t striking your fellow passengers down with death stares and overly loud tutting, then this is for you. BXR London, the world’s first boutique boxing club is launching an exclusive pop-up gym at Selfridges, in collaboration with renowned artist, creative director and producer Michele Lamy. From next Thursday when you head to the Ultralounge area you’ll find a fully functioning boxing gym, this isn’t some half heated effort. Throughout the month you’ll be able to attend workshops; choose from […]

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What to do This Weekend 19th – 21st January

The weekend is almost here and it’s going to be filled with brunch, Creme Eggs, workouts and seeing London in a completely new way. January, it’s not so bad after all.

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