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Exhibition – ‘Horst: Photographer of Style’ at the V&A

The V&A, set in prestigious and fashionable Kensington, has a fantastic reputation for delivering a fantastic programme of fashion exhibitions.  This September, and through to January 2015, the museum is serving up a treat for any aspiring fashion photographer: a showcase of the work of Horst p. Horst. Known as a master of light, composition and atmospheric illusion, Horst created ...

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London’s Most Haunted

With a 2,000 year history and some rather gruesome goings on, London understandably has more than its fair share of hauntings. From the well-known ghouls who convene at the Tower of London, to the lesser known spectres of the Underground, almost every building has a story to tell. So, should you find yourselves alone at night in any of the ...

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Pop-Up Restaurant Culture

Breaking out en masse into the dining space during the 2000s, pop-up restaurants saw their original birth in Cuba and the US, however, it was the movements of Britain and Australia that really made the headway for the pop-up revolution. Their catapult to popularity has certainly been the advent of social media, most significantly Twitter and blogs. At the height ...

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London’s Greatest Wine Bars

Wine Bar

From Merlot to Malbec, and Pinot Grigio to Pinot Noir, London has a great reputation for serving up a good tipple. You may have found your perfect hangout to enjoy a glass or two, but sometimes, you need a change from your usual haunt. But it isn’t such an easy decision when there are thousands of wine bars, pubs and ...

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Shunt

The solid brick walls of London Bridge station, of whose lights remain fully illuminated, propose an unlikely setting for this promising crowd, just as the late sunset still lingers. An assembly of young professionals are dressed to impress. Several groups of hipsters too, their hair in disarray, fashioning bold lipstick, anaemic jeans, and clunky shoes that perfectly mismatch. Straddling the ...

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Exhibition Highlights for Autumn

Now that summer is almost over (we can still hang on to some hope), it is time to start compiling your list of fun and interesting things to which take place inside, and thus, out of the cold! Living in such a diverse metropolis such as London, you would be hard pushed to spend a weekend in total boredom. September ...

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Perfect London Date Spots

Hyde Park

It can be awkward to choose where to take a new beau on a date in London. Your mates say, ‘just go to the pub’, or you wind up choosing a decidedly average restaurant…yep, completely awkward! But dating doesn’t have to be uncomfortable. There are great places to visit on a first date and the key is simply planning a ...

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Things to Do In Kensington & Chelsea

Competing with the Borough of Westminster, with its vast range of tourist attractions and hotspots, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea often gets its nose shoved out. But, if you wander through its streets, taking in the wonderful architecture, you will soon find there is more than meets the eye. Exhibition Road Museums Exhibition Road has three world-famous museums ...

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Luxury Cottage Rentals for Christmas and New Year

There is one night of the year that you can genuinely say ‘let’s go all out and do it in style’. And that night is New Years Eve. The world over celebrates the bringing in of a new year; mostly decadently, sometimes opulently, and always ferociously over the top. But if something a little quieter, more intimate and personal takes ...

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London’s Best Historic Pubs

As long as we humans have been enjoying an alcoholic beverage, there have been public houses from which to sell said brew. And in a city steeped in history, naturally, you would expect one or two of London’s watering holes had been established for a fair few hundred years! Should you find yourself tramping the streets of London in need ...

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