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[31 Jul 2009 | By ]
Bored of Jogging? Try the London RUN-derground!

Are you bored of jogging on a treadmill, watching people munching on Big Macs in the McDonalds across the street from your gym? Or do you find yourself lacking the motivation to jog in a park or the street because you’re too bored with the route? If the answer to either of the above questions is yes, you should consider joining the London Runderground group!

Events in London »

[30 Jul 2009 | By ]
Rockwell Charity Concert/Gig coming to the O2 Arena

19 years after the first Rockwell Charity gig, it is back in September 2009, and it is bigger and better. An impressive lineup has already been announced, including Razorlight and Tom Jones, and the lineup is set to get longer as we get closer to the event. Don’t miss out on getting tickets to this awesome concert that will have something for all ages, as well as making a contribution to charity!

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[28 Jul 2009 | By ]
Emirates Cup returns this August to Arsenal

Essentially a friendly tournament, it has grown in popularity and stature over the last two tournaments in 2007 and 2008. Now, it is back for a third year, played at the Emirates Stadium in North London, on the 1st and 2nd of August 2009.

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[28 Jul 2009 | By ]
High Speed Olympic Javelin Train Makes Maiden Journey

The Javelin Train, which currently runs between Kings Cross St Pancras and Ebbsfleet and Ashford in Kent, will stop at the Stratford International Station from 2010 onwards. This will allow visitors to the London 2012 Olympic games to get from Kings Cross St Pancras to the Olympic Stadium in 8 minutes. The service is currently being used by commuters from Ebbsfleet and Ashford to get into London. The trains are similar to the bullet trains in Japan and the TGV in France, and are built by Hitachi.

Places to Visit »

[27 Jul 2009 | By ]
Liberty Department Store – The Mini Harrods?

For those who do not know, the Liberty department store in London is like the hidden younger sister of Harrod’s or Selfridges. Tucked away near Oxford Circus on Great Marlborough Street, not many tourists know about it , but not many Londoners do either!

Inside, the wooden structure was made from two British Navy ships, and the store still retains its original Tudor style while many other stores have pushed towards sleek but soulless interior designs.

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[27 Jul 2009 | By ]
Exclusive VIP discount pass at Westfield Shopping

The London Insider is pleased to present all our readers a special Discover Westfield London VIP Pass for free! This pass gives massive discounts at over 60 retailers, restaurants, and food outlets at the new Westfield Shopping Centre in Shepherd’s Bush.

Places to Visit »

[26 Jul 2009 | By ]
Rare look at the River Room in the House of Lords!

The River Room is the principle state room of the House of Lords. Normally, it is not open to the public, with the room mainly hosting events of a parliamentary nature. Here are some rare pictures from an undercover reporter working for catering at one of the events hosted in this amazing room inside Parliament.

Food & Drink »

[24 Jul 2009 | By ]
Tayyabs Restaurant – Whitechapel, East London

It is not often that I have the patience to wait an hour and a half for a table at a restaurant, especially one where the waiting area is essentially the passageway from the kitchen to the tables. But wait I did because of the reputation of this place, and it seemed like it was a wait worth the time spent.

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[22 Jul 2009 | By ]
Ceremony of the Keys – Tower of London

Like the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, this daily routine is free to attend and, apparently, very popular, with the limited free tickets issued booked a good one month ahead. It is these hidden, unpublicized secret free events like these that got me started with this website in the first place!

Events in London »

[22 Jul 2009 | By ]
Chun Yi: The Legend of Kung Fu Review

Chun Yi: The Legend of Kung Fu, a runaway success during the Beijing 2008 Olympics, comes to the London Coliseum as part of its worldwide tour. Combining Kung Fu, dance choreography, and a compelling story makes this an enthralling show that will have kung fu fans drooling and keep the kids entertained.