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London: Breathe again

March 23, 2007


Just when you thought you couldn't hold out any longer, Spring is finally here. You know the smell of Spring - it’s the smell of earth warming, trees stretching, the thin hint of fresh greenery sharp in your nose. It’s so recognisable you can almost feel the sea change, pinpoint the exact day the seasons turn.

London: Roller derby to James Bond chase scene – it’s your playground

February 22, 2007


by jnoelbell For all its great history, sometimes London can be very… well, traditional. And sometimes, you just want to shake loose and do something a little different, explore (or create!) a new niche in an old city full of old things. With spring creeping around the corner, here are three offbeat activities to try, […]

London: Last minute Valentine’s specials

February 12, 2007


by jnoelbell Valentine’s Day is a few days away – did you forget to make dinner reservations at the hottest restaurant? It’s a little too late for that now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still score some points in the romance department by being a little creative. From Masquerade Balls to exotic hothouses, champagne […]

London: Escape the January blues

January 29, 2007


by jnoelbell

Last week was officially the most miserable week of the year. Holiday debt, failed resolutions, and dreary weather all combined to make us long for some kind, any kind of escape. But if you can't afford to jet away for a getaway, try these mini mid-city oases instead.

London: Happy New Year

January 17, 2007


by jnoelbell

It's a new year for Londoners, and two things are certain: hangovers and transportation price hikes.

The cost of taking the Tube goes up every year, but no more so than this year, with a whopping 33% increase to single cash journey bus and Tube fares. Going into central London's Zone 1 now costs a staggering £4, if you care to pay in pounds. Hopping the bus costs £2. The Tube has become far and away the the single most expensive transport system in the world.

London: How to get fit and fag free

January 2, 2007


by jnoelbell

It's that time of year again, when we drag out and dust off all the old resolutions - you know, the ones you made 365 days ago, with all the best of intentions?

If you're like most people, those resolutions fall into one of the top two categories: quitting smoking or losing weight. Living in London is unhealthy enough - why not take advantage of some resources to help you be fag-free and fitter for the coming year? Here are some ideas:

London: Gifts that keep on giving

December 19, 2006


by jnoelbell 

If you're in the market for a more ethical way to part with your pounds, here are a few ideas to help you feel better about buying into the seasonal spending spree.

Why not invest in a Wedge Card? Their motto is "Think local. Shop local." For just £20 you get the satisfaction of knowing you're supporting local businesses, yet the bonus of a whole range of discounts and special offers that sweeten the deal. Each card is good for a year, and with an ever-growing network of shops and services from all over London, it's a gift that keeps on giving.