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A home in the office, a perfect space for staff to interact

A home in the office, a perfect space for staff to interact A bar at the office, open spaces and sofas galore. These are just some of the ideas for adapting the office to the needs of generation Y. According to Grant Kanik, co-founder of WheelerKanik, an office design consultancy firm, these new ways of working are key to company productivity and holding More...

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By Eleanor Rudd On Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Peace reigns … and with free coffee

Taking a break. Source: @DomusTiles Located in the heart of Clerkenwell, amongst the hubbub of Design Week, Domus Woodland Escape offers a tranquil refuge from the mad rush of the surrounding east London streets More...

The Blacksmith & Toffeemaker
By Jamie Goss On Friday, April 3rd, 2015

Islington pub face-off: Independent or chain?

This spring saw London hosting its first ever ‘beer week’, with craft beers starting at £3. The choice of craft brews and fine ales in the capital is endless, but the eternal question remains: More...

By Zay Arguelles On Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Podcast: London’s rich chocolate scene

Before the bi-annual Chocolate Festival comes to Islington this weekend, Zay Arguelles takes a tour of the capital’s best chocolatiers Paul A Young’s shop in Camden Passage   Bean-to-bar chocolates More...

By Kim Statzner On Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

What to do on Valentine’s Day

  Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so it’s time to decide what to do with your loved one on that special day. Islington, Clerkenwell and Shoreditch all offer different events for two and even More...

Mulled wine
By Vera Mikusch On Saturday, December 20th, 2014

Have yourself a VERY merry Christmas: the best mulled wines around St John Street

For those who enjoy a heartier treat, Christmas is not only for presents and carols, but also the time for a steaming mug of spicy mulled wine. We’ve chosen the best ones around St John Street, to make More...

By Kim Statzner On Sunday, November 30th, 2014
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Review: Discover your inner child at London’s first board game café

At Draughts, £5 buys you endless board game fun. Or at least until the café closes at midnight   Draughts is London’s first board game café and opened this month in Hackney. Located in a brick building More...

A vegetarian dish at The Gate on St John Street
By Kristina Kashtanova On Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Living the veggie life in Islington

In recent years, vegetarian and vegan diets have experienced a huge boost in popularity.  SJS asks local veggies and vegans about this trend  More...

The Potato Merchant at Exmouth Market © Homegirl London
By Clemence Simard On Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Podcast: Making it at Exmouth Market

As Exmouth Market has become more exclusive and upmarket, restaurants find it increasingly hard to stay in business at this competitive location. We spoke to a restaurant manager about the downside of the market More...

One in six British women struggle with cooking, according to a survey
By Rosemary Nankabirwa On Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Britain can’t cook? How one Islington charity is working to reverse the trend

Sizzling pans of chilli con carne, boiling rice and ovens filled with banana muffins, that’s what’s for dinner today.  The cooks: a group of eager amateurs attending cookery lessons  More...