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Best places for punting in England

Conjuring up images of lazy summer days on the river, straw boaters, and picnics, punting is on par with Wimbledon and cream teas as a quintessentially English pastime. Not only a unique way to experience a destination, punting is simply just a lot of fun. Traditionally used to transport cargo, boat punting became a popular leisure activity between 1860 and 1880 on the River Thames in London. These days, punting is primarily associated with the university cities of Cambridge and Oxford, wher...
Tags: Travel, Europe, England, Isis, London, Thames, Theresa May, Oxford, Cambridge, Stephen Hawking, William Shakespeare, Oxford University, Avon, Shakespeare, Jack, Cambridge University


Finally: The definitive movie about the custom moto scene

We’re surprised it’s taken so long. The ‘alt moto’ movement has been on fire for at least a decade, but it’s never made the jump onto the big screen. Oil In The Blood is the first film to catalog the builders, riders and artists who are driving the scene forward. It’s directed by Gareth Maxwell Roberts, a founding member of the Bike Shed club in London and the possessor of an unfeasibly large Rolodex. Gareth knows everybody in the business—and the cast list feels like a Who’s Who of the ...
Tags: England, London, La, US, Chicago, Motorcycles, Ducati, Portland, Wisconsin, Honda, Vespa, Brick Lane, East London, Husqvarna, Yamaha, PAUL


A Week In London On A $63,516 Salary

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Today: an accountant working in banking who makes $63,516 per year and spends some of her money this week on Massaman curry.Editor's note: All prices have been converted to U.S. dollars.Occupation: Accountant Industry: BankingAge: 27Location: London, England...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Asia, Spotify, Europe, Fashion, Music, Japan, UK, London, Instagram, America, Netflix, Britain, House, Portugal


East London Hideout: Inventive Small-Space Quarters for Two Designers

“It wasn’t a house and it had no details you’d feel bad about getting rid of, so we could sort of do what we wanted.” Textile designer Eleanor Pritchard—our Material Girl—is talking about the converted flour storage building with its own tiny courtyard in East London that she and her husband, Peter Pritchard, purchased 12 years ago. The plan: after years of living in a 1930s apartment with detailing that they found “quite prescriptive,” the two creatives—Peter is a lighting designer—wanted to st...
Tags: Books, London, Sweden, Ikea, South London, Shoreditch, Brick Lane, East London, Brompton, Modern House, Peter, Eleanor, University of Birmingham, Dean, Greene, Columbia Road


How to Spend a Week in London

Published: 07/26/18 | July 26th, 2018 London. The Big Smoke. It’s a sprawling city, covering 607 square miles and home to over eight million people. In fact, London is really a collection of cities. The City of London (aka “The City”) is just 1.1 square miles (and the site of old Roman Londinium). Everything we think of as London today is actually other cities (Westminster, Camden, etc.) that “The City” gobbled up over the years. (Fun fact: The West and East Ends of London are so named because...
Tags: Travel, Europe, London, United Kingdom, Winston Churchill, Harry Potter, Tokyo, Charles Dickens, Denmark, Charles Darwin, South London, Buckingham Palace, William Shakespeare, Victoria, Westminster, National Gallery


Brick Lane Bikes steel Hitchhiker frameset is ready to hit any road, with any build

BLB’s new Hitchhiker frameset is that jack-of-all-trades style bike just waiting to take on a mixed-surface riding adventure. Itching to get built up out of your parts bin, the Hitchhiker is all about versatility both in roads to ride and component build options. Brick Lane is happy to admit that it’s not the first bike to the […] The post Brick Lane Bikes steel Hitchhiker frameset is ready to hit any road, with any build appeared first on Bikerumor.
Tags: Sport, Cycling, Brick Lane, Gravel Bikes, Road Bike, Hitchhiker, Brick Lane Bikes


If You Love Lifting Up Other Women, This Is Where You Should be Shopping

It is usually assumed that you need to choose between trends or sustainability, because the two of these things don't come hand in hand. In 2018 there are a number of brands challenging this notion, and none more so than East-London based Birdsong. The Hackney label creates T-shirts with slices of oranges and avocados across the boobs, and vinyl black jackets – items that make up a typical Dalston wardrobe. However Birdsong is serious about its accountability, and sticking to the promise 'no swe...
Tags: Fashion, London, Hackney, Brick Lane, East London, Birdsong, Enfield, Dalston, Heba, Fashion News, Emma Spedding, Sarah Beckett, Sophie Slater


From an ale house to a youth hostel: unusual homes offered for home swaps

Ale House: Maldon, Essex, England - A quaint & charming 17th century timber framed holiday cottage, situated in the heart of the Essex village of Goldhanger. The property was originally an Ale House in the village well known for smuggling. The renovation has retained many original historic features. View this home swap in Maldon, Essex Church: Whitby, Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Our home is a former church in Whitby and has been restored to retain many of the original features. It is located...
Tags: Travel, London, Toronto, Northern Ireland, Edinburgh, Essex, Brick Lane, Bay, Whitby, Antrim, London England, Edinburgh Scotland, Glens, Leith, Ale House, Maldon Essex England


This is the Best Place to Shop in London, According to Fashion Girls

Trying to whittle down the best places to shop in London is a challenging task, and it’s taken some serious deliberating here at the Who What Wear UK office. But we think we’ve done it, and what you’re about to read is a carefully thought-out list of the hidden gems that we genuinely love to shop ourselves.Now, don’t get us wrong, we live for online shopping. It’s quite literally our job, or at least a huge part of it, not to mention a favourite pastime. But often there’s really nothing bett...
Tags: Fashion, UK, London, Shoreditch, Brick Lane, Aesop, Notting Hill, Dalston, Everyday, East Dulwich, Amy Lewis, Hannah Almassi, Isabel Mundigo Moore, Best Place to Shop, Redchurch Street, Cheeky Holborn


Know before traveling to London

For one glorious year , I lived in student housing right near Liverpool Street in London. The city remains my favorite of all time: it could win on pubs alone, but I loved the architecture, the history, the culture, and even the weather. There are a few things, though, that I wish I’d known when I first got there. Things that would have saved me time and money and headache, and which would have allowed me to get even more out of my experience there. Here are a few: 1. The best market is Boroug...
Tags: Travel, UK, England, New York, London, US, America, Britain, United States, Edinburgh, Victoria, Hackney, Natural History Museum, British Museum, Lse, Jack Whitehall


Gilbert and George Opening Exhibition Space in Spitalfieds

Gilbert & George are profiled in the Evening Standard this week, as the pair continue work on 3,000 square-foot exhibition space in a former brewery off Brick Lane in London’s East End. “Why? Because the Tate never shows our work and they will never, because nothing is good enough for them,” says Gilbert Proesch. Read more at Evening Standard
Tags: Art, London, News, Brick Lane, Art News, Minipost, Gilbert, Tate, Gilbert George, Spitalfieds, Gilbert Proesch Read


London’s Best of Everything is on Brick Lane

By Adam Groffman London is a major capital and global city, full of art and culture. In fact, it’s probably THE major capital and global city. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve read or heard from friends that have declared “London is over.” But these critics miss the true beauty of London, the fact  that there is just so much to see, do, eat, and explore in the city. New things every day, every week, a never-ending array of events, festivals, and yes, even the odd underground party. One of t...
Tags: Travel, London, West End, Jack, Oxford Street, Shoreditch, Brick Lane, East London, East End, Soho, Adam Groffman London, Brick Lane Brick Lane, Mexico Japan


Free things to do in London

I’M A LONDONER and when I meet other travelers, the usual line I get about my home city is, “It’s nice, but it’s just so expensive.” What London lacks in cheap eats and bargain drink deals, it makes up with hundreds of free experiences. From live comedy to vintage markets, here are 10 of the coolest things to do in the big smoke — for absolutely nothing. 1. Catch a performance at The Scoop. Photo: Barney Moss On the south side of the river Thames, with Tower Bridge as a backdrop, The Scoop i...
Tags: Travel, England, London, Angel, Charles Dickens, Banksy, Parliament, Chanel, London Bridge, Shoreditch, Brick Lane, South Bank, All, Trip Planning, Saatchi Gallery, Soho


Best things to see in London: Top 15 Tourist Attractions

Finding the time to fit in all the best things to see in London is the hardest part of a trip to England, but hopefully this guide will give you somewhere to start. From all the famous sights that you’ve heard about for years (Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, etc) to the must-do activities like high tea and shopping at Oxford Street, there’s just an overabundance of things to see and do. If you are planning to visit London, make sure to include these ones and let me know of any other favourites you...
Tags: Travel, Europe, England, London, Britain, Nelson Mandela, Winston Churchill, Oxford, Camden, Buckingham Palace, Sherlock Holmes, Circuit, Oxford Street, Hyde Park, Bond, Kings Cross


London Cycle Cafés – who? where? what?

Originally published 12/07/2010, updated 22/05/2017 The number of cyclists in London is rising and these happy pedal pushers need fuel. More specifically, they need to find this fuel at a caffeine and sugar tainted watering hole. This helps explain the simultaneous rise of cycling cafes, something that Time Magazine recognised soon after the popular Look Mum No Hands opened. But these cafes are so much more than coffee and cake. They bring cyclists together in a social environment, inviting peop...
Tags: London, News, Sport, Cycling, Time Magazine, Hackney, West End, Old Street, north London, Pearson, Brick Lane, Camberwell, Square Mile, Time Out, Soho, Battersea


London for free: top ten London markets

London has so many fantastic markets, many of which date back hundreds of years. Although markets are places people go to shop, they are an excellent (and free!) places to stroll around and get a feel for real London away from the high street brand name shops. They're also excellent places to pick up arts, crafts, clothing and affordably tasty treats. In this post we are listing our top ten London markets. London's top ten markets  A foodies paradise at Borough Market in London Br...
Tags: Travel, London, West End, Greenwich, Borough Market, Brick Lane, Covent Garden, Piazza, South East London, Lloyd, Spitalfields, Notting Hill, Columbia Road Flower Market, Southbank, Camden Lock Market, Houses of Parliament


London for free: top ten free art galleries

London has so many fantastic free activities for visitors (and locals!) of all ages. As part of our series of posts listing some of the excellent free activities London has to offer (check out our post on London's top ten free museums), here we list our top ten free art galleries in London. London's art galleries (for free!) The fabulous Tate Modern art gallery Whether you like the classics, modern art or street art, London's art galleries have something for all tastes. Here a...
Tags: Travel, London, Britain, Westminster, National Gallery, Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Whitechapel Gallery, Trafalgar Square, Charles Saatchi, Brick Lane, Saatchi Gallery, Mark Wallinger, LONDON London, Mark Rothko, Saatchi


Have London for a SF Bay Long Term Exchange (London) 2bd 1400ft 2

We have a large, 1,400 sq ft, two double bedroom, two bathroom apartment with a 200 sq ft terrace in the heart of London's East End, bordering the City, Shorditch and Brick Lane and within a 2 - 5 minute walk to Zone 1 underground stations and bus ro [...]
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Our Central London 2BR 2BA Flat for your SF Home (Brick Lane)

We have a large, 1,400 sq ft, two double bedroom, two bathroom apartment with a 200 sq ft terrace in the heart of London's East End, bordering the City, Shorditch and Brick Lane and within a 2 - 5 minute walk to Zone 1 underground stations and bus ro [...]
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Unique things to love about London’s markets

There are lots of things to love about London, from the history to the culture and all manner of things in between. Certainly one thing that we have come to love about the city is the vibrant market scene. Each of London’s markets offers something individual but they can also be a great place to simply pick up the daily basics like fruit and vegetables. It is this combination that really makes the markets worth visiting when in the city. Alfie’s Antiques Market This large, indoor marke...
Tags: Travel, Europe, London, Camden, Shoreditch, Brick Lane, East London, Alfie


Rohan Silva's next project is building affordable homes in London

Rohan Silva, the former government advisor who now runs the Second Home office for creative and technology workers in east London, says his next big project is building homes to offset London's high cost of living. Silva joined the Treasury after graduating from university and became a policy advisor to David Cameron and George Osborne while they were in opposition. After the 2010 election, Silva continued to work in government, and was in a position to help turn policies into reality. He helped...
Tags: Google, Facebook, UK, London, Microsoft, La, Berlin, Israel, US, San Francisco, Trends, David Cameron, Eu, George Osborne, Theresa May, Portugal


Good customer service - a winner with home swap members

As a small business, the team at Home Base Holidays prides itself on answering members' and enquirers' questions personally, promptly and thoroughly. Most questions can be answered quite simply but occasionally an on-going conversation develops. The Italian and UK members' names below have been changed but this is a good example of a recent such conversation. It is reproduced in full as it covers questions first time members often have, along with useful information for the Italian (a member of...
Tags: Travel, UK, London, Customer Service, The Guardian, Skype, Maria, Brick Lane, Home Exchange, Home Swap, Home Base Holidays, General Home Exchange Information, Guardian Home Exchange, Liverpool Street, Swapping Homes, Mark


Have London for a SF Bay Long Term Exchange (London) 2bd 1400ft 2

We have a large, 1,400 sq ft, two double bedroom, two bathroom apartment with a 200 sq ft terrace in the heart of London's East End, bordering the City, Shorditch and Brick Lane and within a 2 - 5 minute walk to Zone 1 underground stations and bus ro [...]
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Trip report: excellent home swap in East London

"James and Maria Jose have a lovely home not far from Bethnal Green tube . It is on two levels with two sitting rooms and surprisingly quiet for being just behind the main road. We arrived to find a welcome bottle of wine in the fridge, useful instructions on how everything worked and ideas of where to eat and visit in the area. We walked to Brick Lane for a meal the first night, and found the area buzzing with activity. On Sunday morning we walked to Columbia Road for breakfast and a look arou...
Tags: Travel, London, Visit London, Maria, Lancashire, Brick Lane, East London, James, Home Base Holidays, Home Swap Trip Reports, Bethnal Green, Rachael, Columbia Road, Victoria Park


Keep Calm and Carry On: Highlights from Shoreditch and the London Design Fair 2016

Aside from the inaugural biennale at the Somerset House, the 14th edition of London Design Festival felt like business as usual. Indeed, the introductory text to the official guide to LDF2016 only makes a passing mention of the Brexit. Similarly, only one exhibition in East London explicitly addressed the results of June's referendum — an apt indication that the effects of leaving the EU remain to be seen.Among the many exhibitions and events from September 17–25, Place Your Bets solicited visit...
Tags: Design, London, Eu, Gallery, Brexit, Shoreditch, Brick Lane, East London, Somerset House, Furniture Design, Design Festivals, Laura Houseley, LDF, Faye Toogood, Toogood, Old Truman Brewery


A Sustainable Fashion Diary for London Fashion Week Day Two

Designer Gyunel Rustamova was born in Azerbaijan, moving to London to the study fashion at not just one of the heavyweight fashion colleges, but two. The London College of Fashion and Central Saint Martins alumna designs a ready-to-wear and couture line from her South Kensington atelier, creating all of her prints in house from hand illustrations. These are then transformed by a skilled design team into prints. It's been a long love affair for me with Gyunel - I call her pieces wearable art, bec...
Tags: England, London, News, Italy, Azerbaijan, Vivienne Westwood, Huffington Post, Brick Lane, Rtw, Knightsbridge, Swarovski, South Kensington


Tech City UK has moved into one of London's most exclusive startup spaces — but it won't say how much it's paying

Tech City UK, a government-funded quango set up to grow the UK tech sector, has moved into one of the most expensive startup spaces in London but it's refusing to say how much rent it's paying. The organisation moved into the members-only Second Home building just off Brick Lane after the office it was in previously shut amid safety concerns. Second Home, cofounded by Rohan Silva, a former special advisor to Prime Minister David Cameron, is widely regarded as one of London's coolest startup spac...
Tags: UK, London, Trends, David Cameron, Tech City, Brick Lane, Rohan Silva, Silva, Tech City UK, Second Home


Embracing the world: Upcoming travel plans

Nova Scotia as seen through the eyes of ThePlanetD Travel plans for Nova Scotia, PEI, Britain, India & beyond EVERY YEAR ABOUT this time, the middle of summer, I start to put together my travel plans for the fall and winter. This year, I’ve got a lot of exciting things lined up: exploring London’s diversity, looking for the Loch Ness monster, chasing after tigers in India and enjoying an 8-day journey on the world’s most luxurious train. And many more adventures, to, as outlined below. But ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, England, London, Scotland, India, Canada, Atlantic, Britain, Nepal, Nova Scotia, Journey, Delhi, Mumbai, Jack, Halifax


6 side effects I had as an American traveling in the UK

Photo: Courtney McCullough 1. I learned how to eat mindfully. And I actually lost weight because of it. If you haven’t traveled outside the US yet, spoiler alert: American-serving sizes are not universal. This means that portion sizes in other countries are often much smaller than you’d expect. Oh, and refills? Forget about it. While the transition took a little time to adjust to, it had a great, unintended consequence: weight loss. I was so used to mechanically inhaling my food (is there...
Tags: UK, England, London, US, America, Sainsburys, Buckingham Palace, Portland Oregon, Ruby, St James, Shoreditch, Brick Lane, All, United Kingdom Culture, Arthur, Green Park


UK's Open Rights Group Installed A "Very Public Toilet" on Brick Lane

( = || []).push({}); The UK's Open Rights Group with the help of ad agency SLG installed a public toilet on a busy Friday afternoon in Brick Lane, but this toilet is not as it seems.The Investigatory Powers Bill is a new law that will give the UK police and security agencies massive powers to collect, analyse and look at our private communications and Internet use. The group claims this law goes too far and are raising awareness, snooperscharter.co.uk. Creative Cr...
Tags: UK, Advertising, Psa, Brick Lane, Investigatory Powers Bill, Open Rights Group, Public Awareness, Sylvia G, UK ADVERTS