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Alexander McQueen’s Savage Beauty at The V&A

Background image source I read a lot of reviews about Savage Beauty, the retrospective of Alexander McQueen, before it even arrived in London. People wrote about feeling emotional, but I just thought it was arty types being a bit dramatic.…

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Philip Pullman’s Grimm Tales

There’s a lot of ‘immersive’ theatre going on across London. Punters are no longer satisfied with sitting down throughout a performance, instead they want to be at the heart of the action, interacting with the actors, feeling as though they…

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The Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour

It’s no great secret that I am a pretty big Sherlock fan, but even though it’s the BBC show that holds my obsession, I am no stranger to the written originals by Arthur Conan Doyle. The books are fascinating, intelligent…

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Jack the Ripper Walking Tour

Image source I am a firm believer that walking around a city is the best way of getting to know your way around. Every city I visit, I make sure I don’t just rely on public transport to get from…

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How to Survive an All Night Movie Marathon

Selfies after each film at the Prince Charles Cinema’s Christmas Movie Pyjama Party All film lovers at some point in their fandom have embraced an all-nighter. I myself frequently put on sequel after sequel, especially when I’m sick; there is…

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The Cake and Bake Show

I’m wearing: Leather jacket – Zara T-shirt – T by Alexander Wang (on sale in the Coggles Outlet here) Jeans – J Brand (amazing bargain in TK Maxx) Plimsolls – Office Like most of the country, I’ve been gripped by…

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Columbia Road Flower Market, London

  Columbia Road Flower Market is a place I have been meaning to visit ever since I moved to London three years ago. The thing is, I’ve never lived in East London (although that’s about to change), and the thought…

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The Street Art of East London

East London is well known for its street art. This goes beyond graffiti and is of a status much higher than any type of vandalism; these are usually commissioned works, hidden on every shop shutter, alley way wall and front…

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The Underground Cookery School

Half way along Old Street, hidden behind an unsuspecting doorway, down a flight of dusty stone stairs, is the secret kitchen of the Underground Cookery School. Prepped to educate even the most amateur of chefs in all things tasty, yummy…