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[22 Dec 2010 | By ]
Story of the Christmas Tree at Trafalgar Square

Next week, I’ll be in New York to see the famous Christmas Tree at the Rockefeller Centre. But this week, I was passing through Trafalgar Square and saw our own famous Christmas tree, which is donated every year by the Norwegians.

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[18 Dec 2010 | By ]
Review: A Hedonist’s Guide To London

It’s by all means a difficult task to capture London’s pizzazz in the few pages of a small guide. And small it is the Hedonist’s Guide to London, at first guess a Mao’s Little Red Book for London apparatchiks. Even the title on the cover of the book has been abbreviated to a mind-boggling Hg2 that brings haunting chemistry classes in mind.

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[18 Dec 2010 | By ]
Boris Pushes for Green Cabs in London

This past week, Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, published his much anticipated Air Quality Strategy, aimed at improving the air in London so that it will meet strict EU standards.

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[13 Dec 2010 | By ]
Review: Decline and Fall at the Red Lion Theatre

Before the likes of David Tennant and Matt Smith, people of a particular age will remember a certain Sylvester McCoy saving the universe as the enigmatic time lord Doctor. In recent years, however, McCoy has been more comfortable on stage than in the TARDIS with the ex-Doctor’s most recent role as Captain Grimes in the first theatre production of Evelyn Waugh’s satirical novel Decline and Fall at the Old Red Lion Theatre Pub.

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[13 Dec 2010 | By ]
Review: Hope 4 Apes Charity Gala Evening at the Lyceum Theatre

“The new millenium does not bode well for our closest relatives in the animal kingdom – the great apes of Africa, Borneo and Sumatra. Without urgent effective action, their evolutionary odyssey will soon end – at the hands of their human cousins.” – Ian Redmond

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[9 Dec 2010 | By ]
Review: The Atmosphere Gallery at the Science Museum

‘Atmosphere – something you wouldn’t get on the moon that is’, a fellow Tweeter jested once. However, you’ll certainly get tonnes of it at this place. Expect lots of touch-screen technology and group effort – particularly great for families and school parties to whittle away at!

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[7 Dec 2010 | By ]
Personalised Made-To-Measure Shoes from Selve

Selve’s Trunk shows provide customers with a unique shoe shopping experience. Not only is every shoe you buy made-to-measure so that it fits each foot perfectly but you, as the customer, also get to customise the shoe so that it caters to your own individual style needs!

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[5 Dec 2010 | By ]
Review: Bar Boulud at the Mandarin Oriental

Newcomers to Knightsbridge would do well to feel a bit nervous setting up here. Cue Bar Boulud, a relatively new addition at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Namesake of head chef Daniel Boulud, Bar Boulud opened in May this year with high expectations – with Boulud’s ‘Daniel’ in New York having received rave reviews and three Michelin stars since opening in 1993.

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[4 Dec 2010 | By ]
Awesome & Wacky Oyster Card Sleeves

Following on from The Evening Standard’s article today about new commemorative limited edition Oyster Cards for Kate & William’s upcoming royal wedding, I thought I would dig around to see what cool and interesting Oyster Card holders existed to liven up our dull blue and white Oyster Cards.

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[3 Dec 2010 | By ]
Review: Shaka Zulu – South African Restaurant in Camden

Shaka Zulu was one of the exciting new restaurant openings that I had heard a lot of buzz about recently. When I was offered the chance by Qype to attend an evening there, complimentary of themselves and the Shaka Zulu management, I knew I couldn’t turn it down.