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[30 Jul 2010 | By ]
Should You Register For The Barclays Cycle Hire Scheme?

You might have seen more work than usual on the sidewalks of London the past few weeks, or mysterious docking stations with blue bikes pop up on the streets. London is finally going green (or blue, depending on how you look at it!) with its own bike hire scheme!

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[29 Jul 2010 | By ]
Review: Storytellers’ Club at Battersea Arts Centre

Battersea Arts Centre’s N20 Comedy Festival is in full swing with a host of one-off performances and Edinburgh Festival previews. The Storytellers’ Club is stand-up with a twist, and a value night out with laughs guaranteed…

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[28 Jul 2010 | By ]
John Kenny’s Sub-Saharan Journeys

The first time I heard about John Kenny happened when I visited the Capital Culture’s Gallery in Covent Garden back in the early summer of 2009. His then exhibition ‘Portraits from Africa’ stuck in my memory. Even though he states that he has not received an art or photography education, his works are striking.

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[28 Jul 2010 | By ]
Hotel Medea – An Unusual Overnight Play On A Boat

Hotel Medea defies categorization. The work incorporates performance art, dance, theatre and audience participation to create a bizarre and surreal journey through the ancient myth of Jason and The Golden Fleece. And all on a ship, and in the middle of the night too.

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[28 Jul 2010 | By ]
A Night Out At Koko In Camden

There is a neighborhood in London that only spoof games fans and nightlife aficionados know well, called Mornington Crescent. Wedged between London landmarks such as Camden Town and Euston Road, its function as a distinct neighborhood can be seriously questioned. It is only the tube station and the namesake radio game that make it a bit more familiar for Londoners. But what really saves Mornington Crescent’s reputation as a hotspot is Koko, one of the most famous live music clubs in London.

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[23 Jul 2010 | By ]
Review: Koya – An Authentic Udon Noodle House in Soho

An interesting new Japanese restaurant has opened up in London, but unlike the countless others, this one is really unique. Modelled on the traditional Japanese udon noodle house, this place serves handmade udon with authentic broth, in 4 different styles. If you’re a fan of the big fat white noodles, this is one place you have to visit.

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[23 Jul 2010 | By ]
Sketchbook Studio: Bringing The Online To Kingly Court

Sketchbook, the online illustrative fashion, culture and design magazine, have moved into a 400sq/m space in Kingly Court on Carnaby Street and are offering the public the chance to see how a magazine is created, an insight into how artists go from idea to masterpiece and observe fashion shoots. Oh, and the opportunity to get involved in compiling their third issue too. So the only question I have for you is what are you waiting for?

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[20 Jul 2010 | By ]
1001 Inventions Exhibition at the Science Museum

The 1001 Inventions is a free, family friendly interactive exhibition which showcased at the Science Museum from January to the end of June. It leads us – the exhibition goers – through a journey of scientific, social and technological advancements made between the 7th and 17th centuries across the Islamic Empire in order to illustrate that the so-called Dark Ages were really a “Golden Age” – a period of illumination in terms of science and knowledge.

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[20 Jul 2010 | By ]
The Museum of London Docklands: Now Free!

For anyone interested in London’s trading past, the Museum of London Docklands – the rebellious sibling of the city’s Museum of London – is the perfect place to get a fuller picture of how the Thames transformed London over the centuries.

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[19 Jul 2010 | By ]
Review: L’Autre Pied – One Michelin Star in Marylebone

Recently I came across what I thought was a really good deal for L’Autre Pied, a One Michelin Star restaurant just off Marylebone High Street. As with most good restaurants in London, L’Autre Pied has always been on my radar, and when Lastminute.com were offering a 5-course meal for £21, and on a weekend, I jumped at the chance to give it a go.