Monthly Archives: December 2011

Free Breakfast at Giraffe Bar & Grill, Soho: Wednesday 14 December (Londonist)

Free Breakfast at Giraffe Bar & Grill, Soho: Wednesday 14 December Londonist, December 13 at 18.26 pm Just a quick post to say if you’re around Soho tomorrow morning (14 December) from 8-10am, Giraffe Bar & Grill (11 Frith Street, W1D 4RB) … Continue reading

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Zoning Out on London’s Underground (OneTravel)

Zoning Out on London’s Underground OneTravel, Dec 13, 2011 Odds are if you’ll soon be boarding flights to London, you’ll need to go “underground” to get around town. The London Underground, more commonly referred to as the Tube, is London’s underground rail … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve Fireworks in London (CheapOair)

New Year’s Eve Fireworks in London CheapOair, December 13, 2011 Every year upon the New Year’s Eve midnight tolling of iconic Big Ben’s bongs, London puts on a free spectacular fireworks display. As the biggest annual fireworks display in the whole of the United … Continue reading

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What’s for Lunch? The Counter Cafe, Hackney Wick (Londonist)

What’s for Lunch? The Counter Cafe, Hackney Wick Londonist, December 13, 2011 at 11.30 am With a front row view of the Olympic Stadium’s backside, this large-windowed, post-industrial canal-side cafe has high hangout potential. Within warehouse cum exhibition, performance and … Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Blind Santa

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London Daily Photo: Happy Snow

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A Chocolate Festival to Savour (Great British Chefs)

A Chocolate Festival to Savour Great British Chefs, 11 December 2011 Delicious strolls down memory lane and Christmas shopping aside, I took my visit as an opportunity to indulge in some of the more savoury chocolate creations on offer. I … Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Upper Street Pink

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London Daily Photo: Santa Pint, Santa Westie

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London Daily Photo: Beary Special Xmas

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National Trust Sites in and Around London (CheapOair)

National Trust Sites in and Around London CheapOair, December 08, 2011 Within the Greater London area, there are eight National Trust sites. All are worth visiting. Here’s a list of these treasured properties along with the Trust’s description of them … Continue reading

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London Food & Drink News: 8 December 2011 (Londonist)

London Food & Drink News: 8 December 2011 Londonist, December 8, 2011 at 16:00 pm What’s up and coming in London food and drink news? A lot! Here’s this week’s particularly festive round up.   READ MY COMPLETE POST: London Food & … Continue reading

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Visit One of London’s Oldest Surviving Homes: Sutton House (OneTravel)

Visit One of London’s Oldest Surviving Homes: Sutton House OneTravel, Dec 08, 2011 Sutton House is a Grade II* listed Tudor manor house on Homerton High Street in the east London borough of Hackney. The historic house is owned by the National Trust … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Inside the Olympic Athletes’ Village (Londonist)

In Pictures: Inside the Olympic Athletes’ Village Londonist, December 8, 2011 at 14:00 pm Possibly some of the last photos to be taken by the public as the area is soon to enter “lockdown” for final preparations, here’s a peek … Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Meat

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Hanging out and Smoking with Hansen & Lydersen (Great British Chefs)

Hanging out and Smoking with Hansen & Lydersen Great British Chefs, 7 December 2011 Hanging around Stoke Newington in a back alley of an old industrial lot smoking … no this wasn’t the scene of shiftless youths loitering along the … Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: £1

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Street Market Focus: Chapel Market (CheapOair)

Street Market Focus: Chapel Market CheapOair, December 6, 2011 … largest street market in Islington and one of the most traditional in London. Both the market and the street exude old school working class charm. Still, all the creature comforts and conveniences … Continue reading

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Understanding Britain’s Value Added Tax (VAT) (OneTravel)

Understanding Britain’s Value Added Tax (VAT) OneTravel, Dec 06, 2011 To understand why goods are priced the way they are in Britain and how you can get a refund for some of the items you buy in the UK, you … Continue reading

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What’s for Lunch? Pieminister, Boxpark (Londonist)

What’s for Lunch? Pieminister, Boxpark Londonist, December 6, 2011 at 12.00 pm As mentioned here last week, the world’s first pop-up mall has opened in Shoreditch. Along with all the retailers, a number of eateries are present to sling a variety of … Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Extra

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London Daily Photo: Remember

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Good Stuff

Before I lose track and the frenetically festive season ramps up, here’s a list of list of some things I’ve come across lately and have really enjoyed but for whatever reason they didn’t get much mention on this blog, my … Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Window Scrawl

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In Pictures: Pop-Up Shopping Mall Boxpark Opens In Shoreditch (Londonist)

In Pictures: Pop-Up Shopping Mall Boxpark Opens In Shoreditch by M@, Photographs by Chris Osburn Londonist, December 2, 2011 at 15:30 pm It’s the most-talked-about-new-shopping-mall-built-from-shipping-containers in London’s history. Boxpark opens in Shoreditch [today], bringing ‘more than sixty carefully chosen fashion, arts and lifestyle brands’ … Continue reading

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Wine of the Month: 2010 Berrys’ Chianti, Badia a Coltibuono, Tuscany

Yes, I’m well aware that it’s been more than a year and a half since my last WOTM review. Hey, just trying to live life these days sometimes gets in the way of trying to live the good life – … Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Freedom of Choice is What You’ve Got, Freedom From Choice is What You Want

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Photo Story: Leith Docks (Urban Travel Blog)

Photo Story: Leith Docks Urban Travel Blog, Dec 1st, 2011 Edinburgh’s port, Leith, offers visitors to this little slice of waterfront Scotland a microcosm of 21st century Britain. Post-industrial, mixed use, but largely residential with lots and lots of restaurants, pubs … Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: World Scientific

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Some London Pubs with Fireplaces (CheapOair)

Some London Pubs with Fireplaces CheapOair, December 1, 2011 Brrr … Its cold outside. Gather some friends, grab a pint and cozy up with this warming list of London pubs with crackling wood-burning fireplaces. The pubs listed here are all … Continue reading

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London Food & Drink News: 1 December 2011 (Londonist)

London Food & Drink News: 1 December 2011 Londonist, December 1, 2011 at 16:00 pm The Long Table is set for Dalston’s street foodie night owls, The Well and Boyd’s Brasserie capitalise on Christmas and Del’Aziz comes to Clapham. READ MY … Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: God Awful

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