Tag Archives: STRATFORD

Win a Personalised Box of Cereal from Nestlé’s Aisle of Wonder

Like your breakfast with a twist – and for free? Check out Nestlé Breakfast Cereals’ Aisle of Wonder pop-up and the giveaway collaboration we’ve blended up especially for tikichris readers. Continue reading

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Free Cheese and Wine Festival at East Village, Stratford

East Village will host a free cheese and wine festival the weekend of 1 April. No fooling. Continue reading

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Darkhorse, East Village, Stratford

Set at the base of one of the East Village towers (former Olympic Athletes Village) in Stratford, Darkhorse is a seemingly aptly named contender for one of the best places to eat in London I’ve come across in quite a while. Kemey and I certainly loved our leisurely Saturday lunch. Continue reading

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Easy Eats to Recommend: The Joint at The Refreshment Room

Mega meat treats cross the river and head east with Brixton Market bad boys, The Joint, taking over the kitchen at the Refreshment Room in Stratford. Continue reading

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Potbelly Brings Chicago-Style Made-to-Order Sandwiches to Westfield Stratford City

Truly impressed and way more excited than I expected to be, I’m dying to go back – on an empty stomach – to devour more. Continue reading

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Shake Shack Westfield Stratford City

Shake Shack launches its second London eatery with a new restaurant opening 20 May at Westfield Stratford City. Guess who got to sample some classic Shack favourites alongside some new and exclusive to Stratford menu items this afternoon?! Don’t hate the player, folks. In fact, don’t even hate the game. Just get over there starting tomorrow for some of East London’s best best burgers, hot dogs, crinkle cut fries, frozen custards … Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Stratford

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London Daily Photo: Stratford International

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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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London’s Best Bowling Alleys (CheapOair)

Let’s face it. London weather can be variable. And that’s putting it mildly. Folks looking to book their London flights probably aren’t planning their visit to work on their tans. That said, at the time of writing this blog post, London is in the midst of a mini-heat wave with clear blue skies and plenty of sunshine. Whatever the case with the weather may be, London offers a fantastic range of indoor activities such as bowling. Everybody likes to bowl, right? Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Coming Soon

Photo taken during a recent London at Dawn photography workshop and tour around Hackney Wick, Stratford and the soon to open East Village London. londonatdawn.com eastvillagelondon.co.uk

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London Daily Photo: East Village View

Photo taken during a recent London at Dawn photography workshop and tour of Hackney Wick and East Village. londonatdawn.com eastvillagelondon.co.uk

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Photographing (East) London at Dawn

I hate waking up early. But once I am up I love having a wee hours start, especially if it leads to an opportunity to play around with my camera and learn a thing or two about photography. I got all that and more with a recent London at Dawn workshop and tour of Hackney Wick and Stratford with sneak peek of soon to open East Village development. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: E20 Birdhouse

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Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Reopens This Summer (CheapOair)

Fond memories of last summer’s 2012 London Olympic Games are soon to return to the fore as Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is set to open in less than a hundred days. The former Olympic park sites – which were shut … Continue reading

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Chess in Newham – Volunteer to be a Coach

Stratford Library is to host a weekly chess club every Thursday from 5.30pm … STARTING TODAY … and that the club needs volunteers! Continue reading

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Newham Chess Project to Reach More Students in More Schools

Chess in Schools and the Communities (CSC) along with Newham Council have landed an opportunity to expand their already existing Newham Chess Project to more school’s across Stratford’s borough of Newham. Continue reading

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London Life Photography Exhibition at Getty Images, Westfield Stratford City

I had a great time at last night’s opening of London Life at the Getty Images Gallery’s Westfield Stratford City outlet. Hosted by East Village, the exhibition showcases the work of some of London’s best amateur photographers – Kemey has … Continue reading

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Eat Like a Bumpkin in True London Style (CheapOair)

Commendable is … their knack for coming up with a tasty variety of contemporary British dishes and offering diners invitingly cozy settings for enjoying such down-to-earth cuisine. Read my complete post at the CheapOair blog.

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Falling for Westfield Stratfield City and Bumpkin’s New Autumn Menu

Perhaps I stand to lose any remaining shreds of my street cred (if I ever had any to begin with), but I have to admit that I’ve grown especially fond of paying visits to Westfield Stratford City. Yes, the mall. For … Continue reading

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Photos: A Look Back at the Westfield Stratford City Site Before the Opening

So, Westfield Stratford City is celebrating its first birthday. I thought it would be cool to share some pics I took during a press tour of the shopping centre back in August 2011 a few weeks before it opened to the public. Sponsored … Continue reading

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Westfield Stratford City One Year On

Great video from the folks at Westfield Stratford City looking back at their first (and really rather epic) year. Sponsored by Westfield

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Help Build the Olympic “LEGO-acy” All this Week for Free at Westfield Stratford City

Photo of the Lego-ized London 2012 Olympic Stadium East Village, the new residential neighbourhood located on the site of the Athletes’ Village inside the newly named Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, is to be constructed “in Lego” as part of a 3sqm … Continue reading

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Westfield Car Parks Have Re-Opened: Get Two Hours of FREE Parking

All car parks at Westfield Stratford City are now open! Visitors to the car park will receive two hours free parking, with a capped rate of £5 for the day, from Monday to Sunday. The offer is good until until … Continue reading

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Westfield Stratford City Turns One

Westfield Stratford City Turns One Sponsored by Westfield

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#IWASTHERE Winners Picked Tomorrow – Now’s Your Chance to Win Great Westfield Prizes

Westfield’s #iwasthere competition ends tomorrow (Sunday 9 September). But there’s still a bit of time for you to take advantage of the three opportunities to win awesome Westfield and Team GB prizes simply by sharing your #IWASTHERE story. Sign up … Continue reading

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Westfield Media Suite was Sweet Indeed! #iwasthere Thanks!

Striving to cover the London 2012 Games as best I could, I was buzzing through Westfield Stratford City a lot. The place was jammed packed with folk from all over the world – which made for amazing atmosphere but also … Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Peace

Taken with the Nokia 808 Pureview, the next breakthrough in photography featuring a 41 megapixel sensor camera with Carl Zeiss lens. More specs here.

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Westfield Gift Cards, Team GB Merch and More Prizes to Win #iwasthere

Westfield is offering some pretty awesome prizes just for participating in its #iwasthere competition. All you’ve got to do is show which side of London you think is best: east or west? Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Mute

Taken with the Nokia 808 Pureview, the next breakthrough in photography featuring a 41 megapixel sensor camera with Carl Zeiss lens. More specs here.

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London Daily Photo: Bite

Taken with the Nokia 808 Pureview, the next breakthrough in photography featuring a 41 megapixel sensor camera with Carl Zeiss lens. More specs here.

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East Village: London 2012’s First “Legacy” Neighbourhood

Up until Danny Boyle’s Opening Ceremony dazzled the nation and billions of folks from around the world watching it on TV, the legacy of The Games and their impact on London was the key Olympics topic. At the moment, the … Continue reading

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#iwasthere But … Westfield Closed to Non Olympic Ticket Holders Today and Saturday

If you’ve been to the Olympic Park or even just to Westfield Stratford City since the Games started you know that snazzed up bit of East End regeneration has become a bustling bazaar of gargantuan proportions. In fact, it’s so … Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Patch

Taken with the Nokia 808 Pureview, the next breakthrough in photography featuring a 41 megapixel sensor camera with Carl Zeiss lens. More specs here.

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London Daily Photo: Metaphors and Expectations

Taken with the Nokia 808 Pureview, the next breakthrough in photography featuring a 41 megapixel sensor camera with Carl Zeiss lens. More specs here.

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