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Give Me Space: Does Urban Storage Have to be a Complicated Hassle?

Most Londoners I know are sharing a residence with housemates or managing the best they can on their own or with a partner or family … and in the vast majority of cases they have little or no storage space. And it seems that the more convenient the location or newer the property, the less likely they are to have even the most basic of facilities for putting things away and keeping them safe.
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Get a Free Hot Chocolate at Hotel Chocolat Cafes All Valentine’s Week!

To show my readers how much I appreciate each and every one of you for supporting my blog, I’ve come up with a sweetheart of an offer that’s good all Valentine’s Week: FREE hot chocolate from Hotel Chocolat! Continue reading

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eHarmony Promo Code + a Chance to Win a Month’s Worth of Popcorn

eHarmony has launched a new #LoveCinema campaign. To help them spread the word, I’ve team up with the popular dating site and with Metcalfe’s Skinny Topcorn to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a month’s worth of popcorn for free. I’ve also got a generous promo code to share that gives anyone signing up to eHarmony a 12 month membership at £9.95 a month – a 38% discount on the sites’ standard 12 month membership (and 75% off the monthly rate). Continue reading

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Addison Lee and the #MillionPoundGiveaway

Addison Lee, has announced a £1 million fare giveaway – its biggest ever price drop – offering London commuters £10 off up to 100,000 journeys from 20 January until 16 February 2015. To celebrate the new year, “Europe’s largest minicab … Continue reading

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Win an Assortment of Positively Good For You Olive Oils

Still resolved to stick with your new year hopes for a healthier lifestyle even as 2015 gets well settled in? Good for you! Positively Good For You actually. To help you maintain your momentum and enjoy the taste and the benefits of the Mediterranean diet, here’s an opportunity to win a selection of Positively Good For You olive oils from southern Italy. Continue reading

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UK Cigar Scene Magazine First Issue Out Now

There’s a new monthly online magazine out now about the cigar scene. Titled (appropriately enough) UK Cigar Scene Magazine, each issue will be free to download and will include a video interview with a key cigar personality along with news of events, gossip, and more stogie related info celebrating the specialists, their staff and the many personalities who enjoy a fine cigar here “in one of the world’s most energetic cigar scenes.” Continue reading

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Free Breakfast with Lyle’s Golden Syrup: Victoria Station, Wednesday 14 January

Lyle’s Golden Syrup is going to treat folks passing through Victoria Station to a free breakfast during the morning of Wednesday the 14th. Continue reading

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Win All Dark or Paleo Chocolate with Hotel Chocolat’s #CocoaDetox

Doing a “detox” for January? How about a cocoa detox? No, I’m not necessarily talking about excluding chocolate from your diet. I’m talking about considering the benefits of cocoa as part of any kind of diet … whether it’s dairy-free, gluten-free, diabetic, vegan, low carb, low sugar, sport performance or paleo. Keep reading to find out more about including cocoa in your healthy start to 2015 as well as an opportunity to win your choice of an All Dark Collection or a Paleo Light Gift Box from Hotel Chocolat. Continue reading

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TripAdvisor App | Neighborhoods Project | Me

From my list of the Best Beaches Around Hawaii to my Holiday and New Year’s guides to London (with a bunch more recs, lists and itineraries jam-packed between), I’ve been having a blast contributing to one of the world’s most useful online resources for travel. Among the coolest undertakings with which I’ve helped has been the Neighborhoods project for the TripAdvisor app. Continue reading

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Win a De Beauvoir Deli Basket from The De Beauvoir Deli Co

Teaming up with the dynamic De Beauvoir Deli, I’ve come up with a great excuse to pop round this ace little shop by offering my readers the chance to win a De Beauvoir Deli Basket valued at £30. The lucky winner will need to be able to pick up the prize in shop and will walk home with a delectable assortment of treats in a handy dandy 12” basket. Continue reading

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Win a 600g 50 Flavour Christmas Gift Box from Jelly Belly

Love Jelly Belly gourmet jelly beans? They make a great gift for Christmas! Here’s your chance to win a 600g 50 Flavour Jelly Belly Gift Box featuring a special Christmas Design sleeve that’s a UK web exclusive! Continue reading

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Win a Yeni Raki Drinking Kit and Cookbook #UnrushYourWorld

More than simply a bottle of premium drink, a couple of glasses to pour it in and a cookbook, my latest competition offers one lucky reader the chance to “unrush your world” with Yeni Raki, whose distillers believe “slow is a luxury” and the “art of extending memorable moments” is a noble endeavour. Hear! Hear! I’ll drink to that! Continue reading

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Win an Assortment of Positively Good For You Olive Oils

My experience has been there’s never too much olive oil in the kitchen – especially when it’s top quality, extra virgin and free! Enjoy the taste and the benefits of the Mediterranean diet with this opportunity to win a selection of products of Positively Good For You olive oils from southern Italy. Continue reading

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Win a Pasta e Sughi Christmas Gift Box from Carluccio’s

The gracious folks at Carluccio’s have offered (for a second year in a row – grazie!) to share a free Pasta e Sughi gift box valued at £29.95 with one tikichris reader. A Christmas gift to inspire the chef in you, this fantastic prize includes three delicious pasta and sauce pairings plus a recipe book by Antonio Carluccio! Continue reading

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Addison Lee Updates Its App for an Even Smoother Ride

Addison Lee has updated its free and popular app (over 850,000 downloads and counting) with live fleet mapping, multi-account bookings and more features. I had been rather content with the app as-is to be honest, but when the opportunity arose to review the updated version I was keen to give it a spin and was not disappointed. Continue reading

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Win an Assortment of Bonne Maman Treats!

Keen for a “little taste of France?” Then keep reading because I’ve got an assortment of delectable treats to giveaway from one of France’s most cherished brands – Bonne Maman. Continue reading

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Win a Selection of New Hotel Chocolat Supermilk Chocolate

Hotel Chocolat has recently launched Supermilk its very own new genre of chocolate! With a “decadently” high 65% cocoa content, a splash of milk and less sugar than a dark chocolate bar” the chocolatiers behind Supermilk reckon its one of the “most comforting, creamy milk chocolate” creations you’ll ever taste. Continue reading

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Win a Pair of Tickets to the bettane+desseauve Wine Experience London

The third edition of the bettane+desseauve Wine Experience London will take place 24 and 25 October at Saatchi Gallery where guests will have the chance to sample more than 400 of the best European wines on the market today. Tickets for the tasting run 30 quid a pop. But check it out! I’ve got ten pairs of tickets to share with you lucky readers. Continue reading

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Win Dinner for Two at Pont Street Restaurant – Courtesy of Zomato

So, a couple of weeks back I had a very agreeable Friday night dinner for two at Belgraves hotel’s Pont Street restaurant. And now – thanks to a team up with online restaurant discovery guide, Zomato – I’m offering the chance to enjoy the same delicious experience to one lucky reader. Check it out! Continue reading

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Win a Year’s Supply of Massages from Urban Massage

In May, I wrote about how much I enjoyed my experience booking a session with Urban Massage, an on-demand mobile massage service delivering five star treatments to customers at their home, hotel or office within 60 minutes of booking, currently operating in Zones 1 to 4 of London. I’ve just come across a bit of info that’s worth bringing the service up again as Urban Massage is running a Refer a Friend competition with the prize of a year’s supply of massages (aka (12 x 60 minute treatments across 12 months). Sounds good, yeah? Just be fast getting the word out to your buddies because the comp ends this Friday the 3rd of October. Continue reading

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Win a Month’s Worth of Vouchers from Innocent Drinks

Yep, you read the title right. I’ve teamed up with everybody’s favourite juice and smoothie maker to offer one lucky reader a chance to enjoy a month’s worth of vouchers redeemable for Innocent Drink products – smoothies, juices, fruit tubes, veg pots and the newly launched noodle pots. Continue reading

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Want to Win Free Tickets to the Invictus Games? Get #Ready!

This month for the first time, more than 400 servicemen and women – both serving and veteran – from 14 nations will meet at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for the inaugural Invictus Games. The spotlight will be on them to champion their indefatigable drive to overcome, along with their tenacious attitude to achieve post-injury. Continue reading

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Win a £50 Voucher for Circus Cocktail Bar and Cabaret, Covent Garden

A cocktail bar, restaurant and cabaret, Circus offers a Pan Asian dinner menu alongside an enticing cocktail menu. Designed by British Tom Dixon, the surrealist interior is the perfect setting for wild cabarets, with actors performing on tables and vanishing in between courses. Following dinner and the performance, the West End venue turns into a dance space. Fun place, right? Thanks to a team up with online restaurant discovery guide, Zomato, I’m offering one lucky reader a free voucher worth £50 to spend at Circus. Continue reading

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Win a 600g 50 Flavour Jelly Belly Gift Box

Love Jelly Belly gourmet jelly beans? Here’s your chance to win a 600g 50 Flavour Jelly Belly Gift Box. Continue reading

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Jacob’s #SnackHappy Savoury Ice Cream Parlour

Jacob’s #SnackHappy Savoury Ice Cream Parlour, the UK’s first savoury ice cream parlour, opened tonight in Soho as short run pop-up offering free ice cream in exchange for folks sharing the #SnackHappy hashtag on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. Continue reading

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Win an Assortment of Yoghurt Treats from The Collective

Known for its innovative approach and “daring dairy” spirit, gourmet brand The Collective makes some of the yummiest yoghurt on the market today. Fancy a taste? Keep reading for a chance to have a chiller bag full of luscious Collective products hand delivered to your door for free. Continue reading

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I Survived the Suicide Wings Challenge at The Back Room Bar, Hyde Park Corner

I laughed. I cried. I lost my voice a few times. But in the end I succeeded and met The Back Room Bar’s Suicide Wings Challenge. In all honesty I was about 30 seconds behind the 15 minute time limit but that was really more because I was chatting and just having fun than not being up to the task. I did let a girl beat me though and that kinda burned – but not nearly as much as my mouth did after eating ten majorly hot wings! Continue reading

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BOGOF Bubble Tea at Yao Yao Cha, Earlham Street WC2

From now until the end of August 2014, when you purchase any regular drink at Yao Yao Cha simply mention “tikichris” and you can get another one of equal or lesser value for free. Continue reading

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Win a G&T Experience for Two at The Polo Bar at The Westbury Hotel

A month or so ago I had the pleasure of sampling the new gin and tonic menu at The Polo Bar at The Westbury Hotel. Created by Tanqueray mixologist Tim Homewood and Polo Bar manager Elias Yiallouris, the new G&Ts are part of a “Botanical Brew Experience” collaboration between Tangueray No. TEN gin and Fever-Tree tonic water. All feature the quadruple distilled gin and the premium tonic along with an intriguing array of fresh ingredients. And – just in time for the height of summer – here’s a chance for one lucky reader and a guest to do what I got to do and sample a couple of these fantastic drinks for free. Continue reading

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Kopparberg Urban Forest by @cathiasays

Stepping up for me yet again while I’m off doing something else, the intrepid Cathia Randrianarivo kindly filled in to cover the Kopparberg Urban Forest pop-up festival in Dalston. Cheers Cathia for the ace account of the event and for all the fun photos you took. It looks like you had a blast Continue reading

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26 Grains Pop-Up at Old Street Station for the Whole Month of July 2014

Passing through Old Street Station in the morning? Get a free breakfast this Wednesday and Thursday (9 and 10 July) from the 26 Grains porridge pop-up when you mention this blog. Continue reading

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Norwegian Salmon + a Scandilicious Freebie

This July and August when you purchase four promotional stickered packs of Morrisons “M” Norwegian salmon at Morrisons supermarkets, you’ll get a free copy of Signe Johansen’s cookbook, Scandilicious, Secrets of Scandinavian Cooking. Just look for the NORGE logo on pre-packed Norwegian salmon when shopping and choose between 440g salmon fillets, 240g salmon fillets and 240g lightly smoked salmon fillets. Continue reading

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#TennisCrazy? Here’s a Chance to Win Your Very Own illy Coffee Machine

All you’ve got to do to be in with a chance to win your very own espresso machine is to follow @espressoCrazy on Twitter. Yeah, that’s it. The giveaway has been going on since Wimbledon kicked off and will continue until the 2014 tournament ends. So you’ve got a few more days to play but only just! Continue reading

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Bis Später Basel

I really had a fantastic time during my city break in Basel. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about the highlights of my visit. Continue reading

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Sleep Basel: The Passage

During my Basel City Break, I stayed at The Passage. Only open since February of this year, the sleek and minimalist four star hotel served as a conveniently positioned base for exploring the city and a comfy HQ well worth returning to. Continue reading

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