Category Archives: London

London Daily Photo: The Park Lodge

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Souli: Friendly Marylebone Takeaway with a Fine Dining Focus

Open now for a couple of months, Souli is a small and attractive takeaway in the heart of Marylebone. I had an exceptionally satisfying lunch there about a week back, finished up by one of of the best espressos I’ve had in London this year. According to affable owner, Hella Souli, the concept behind her eponymous eatery is to offer “high end restaurant quality” food in an efficient and friendly cafe setting – fine takeaway if you will. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Locked Spring

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5 Travel Photographers You Should Know About (OneTravel)

What could be better inspiration for planning your next trip than browsing the sites of a few of the world’s best photographers? Here’s a list of five of my favourite photographers with their lenses turned toward some of the world’s … Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: King’s Cross

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Quality Carnaby Haircuts for Men at Pankhurst Barbershop

Last week started off with a bit man pampering for me with a highly recommendable visit to Pankhurst barbershop in the Carnaby area of Soho. I went in for a beard trim and enjoyed every aspect of my upscale yet down to earth experience. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Green 17

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SKREI – umptious Norwegian Cod

Skrei is a migratory cod that swims thousands of miles every winter from the Barents Sea to the Lofoten Islands in northern Norway to reproduce. Such a journey results in a lean, firm flesh rich in protein that’s a sustainably sourced, line-caught Norwegian delicacy only available from January to April. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Catnap

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Nicos & Philthy’s Three Nights of Reef ‘n’ Beef, 27-29 March at Cambridge Heath Railway Arches

I am so bummed that this grubalicious pop-up conflicts with dates I’ll be out of town. But just because I’ve gotta miss Nicos & Philthy’s Three Nights of Reef ‘n’ Beef in Bethnal Green doesn’t mean you have to! Check … Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Flora

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Theatre Review: We are Proud to Present … Namibia, Bush Theatre

We are Proud to Present a Presentation about the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as Southwest Africa, from the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884 – 1915 may be an exhaustingly exhaustive title to say (and even type) but it’s an otherwise invigorating piece of work to see performed. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Dentist

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London Daily Photo: Devil with a Halo

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London’s Best Outdoor Spaces (OneTravel)

Not quite here yet, but spring is definitely in the London air with flowers already blooming, daylight lasting a little longer into the evening, and a general mood of cheer on the streets. With all the great public green space … Continue reading

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Proper Pies and Great Pub Grub at Punch Tavern, Fleet Street

In addition to the great food and drink, Punch Tavern has a singular air about it and is a lovely spot to find yourself. There’s gorgeous natural light streaming in from a glass ceiling in the main bar area, a working fireplace, and original features from 1897 such as marble bar, dark oak panelling, and a series of original Punch and Judy themed paintings. Continue reading

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MyCheck App Takes the Wait Out of Paying Your Restaurant Bill

A new (to London) restaurant bill payment app, MyCheck, that aims to do away with the hassle of waiting for someone else to process that payment and to put you in control of when can get up to go. I recently tried MyCheck and was impressed … and relieved that the answer to an elusive waiter might be only a click away. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Embankment

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7 Blogs You Should Read Before Traveling to London (OneTravel)

Narrowing down a list of the best blogs to read to help plan your trip to London is no easy task! There are some great London-centric blogs out there with excellent suggestions – and strong opinions – on what makes … Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: The Boldest Measures are the Safest

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USA to the UK? Tips for Future Expats.

Tapping into the worldly wisdom of all these globetrotters and hoping to give a little something back to people who use their services (or might need to in the near future), HiFX has recently asked expats who blog (and there seems to be quite a lot of us out there doing just that) to contribute some advice to their new Expat Tips page. Honestly, I’m not sure if I’d qualify as any sort of expert or not, but I certainly have my opinions about being from one country and living in another. I was happy to pitch in with some thoughts for US citizens contemplating a move to the UK when asked if I’d like to participate.” Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Lea River Ripples

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Good Stuff

Good Stuff and lots of it! Here’s the low down on some fine things to see, sip or take a bite out of – all of which I’ve recently come across and thought were worth sharing with you. Enjoy. Elephant … Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: River Lea

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London Daily Photo: Sleeping Beauty

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Coffee Break with the “Whatleydude” (espressoCrazy)

EspressoCrazy’s Blogger in Residence Chris Osburn takes a break with James Whatley to talk blogging, the relative meaning of ‘happy’ and, of course, coffee. James Whatley – known to his 10,000+ Twitter followers as @Whatleydude – is a prolific polymath dabbling in the social, … Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Sloane Square

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Ramen Fun at Shoryu Soho, Denman Street

So it’s been about a month since I visited Shoryu Soho ramen bar. But that doesn’t mean I’ve forgotten how much fun I had dining there. Besides, judging from the queue out-the-door I observed when I passed by the Soho outlet last night, I guess the restaurant hasn’t been in need of any positive press. Nevertheless, here’s mine up-thumbed input about the place. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Elmcroft Silhouette

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London Daily Photo: Methodist Central Hall

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Beyond El Dorado: Going for Gold at the British Museum

Featuring more than 200 objects from the Museo del Oro in Bogotá, Colombia alongside dozens of pieces from the British Museum’s own collection, Beyond El Dorado: Power and Gold in Ancient Colombia at the British Museum strikes it rich with a mother lode of fascinating cultural artefacts and lots and lots of dazzling golden objects. Keen to see? You should be! But make sure to head over to the museum soon as the show ends in just a couple of weeks. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Senate House

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Craft Beer Rising Review by @cathiasays

A couple of Sundays ago (while I was still bumbling round in America), London blogger Cathia Randrianarivo kindly  subbed for me accepting to attend on my behalf a beer-ific event I was unable to make. As Cathia puts it, “I … Continue reading

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Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story at London’s Natural History Museum

Last week I popped round to the Natural History Museum to catch the Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story exhibition and was so glad I did. It’s a great show chronicling human existence in Britain since the first people set foot here (or at least as far back as the evidence suggests). I recommend going as it’s almost guaranteed you’ll be wowed by the artefacts and items on display. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Lower Clapton Rainbow

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