Insta-Initiative: Combining Social Media and Charity in Shoreditch

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Atina Dimitrova reveals how a group of creative Londoners recently staged a ‘silent auction’ in Shoreditch, and why they’re planning to launch new art workshops in the weeks ahead. Image Credit: Charlotte Hu Generosity?  Kindness? Taking time to help others? Forget it. Capital cities often get a bad rap as places where these qualities get crowded More...

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By Vera Mikusch On Friday, December 16th, 2016

Our Guide to Using London’s Night Tube Service This Christmas

With the Piccadilly Line set to become a 24-hour tube service today, Vera Mikusch provides all of the details you need to navigate London’s Night Tubes throughout the festive season… Image Credit: The Mirror The More...

Nelson's Head, Shoreditch
By Jessica Williams On Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Last orders? The Decline of the East End Boozer

Wilton’s Mahogany Bar, Shadwell. By Jan Klos It seems ironic that one of the defining features of British culture is slipping into an alarming decline. The good old pub with its roaring fire, creaking floorboards, More...

An aerial view of the proposals for the Bishopsgate Goodsyard
By Alex Knight On Friday, April 24th, 2015
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Heritage vs height: the battle for Shoreditch

The urban hipster, often clad in majestically patterned shirts and sporting a bushy beard, has become a familiar sight in East London. The sub-culture, borrowed from our transatlantic neighbours, has seen Shoreditch More...

An aerial view of the proposals for the Bishopsgate Goodsyard
By Yannic Rack On Friday, February 20th, 2015

Hackney mayor launches bid against Shoreditch tower development

The mayor of Hackney, Jules Pipe, today launched a petition urging Boris Johnson to withdraw his support for luxury skyscrapers to be built in the middle of Tech City. An aerial view of the proposals for the Bishopsgate 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...

Brendan and Deirdre Clunky with two of their three children in 2004
By Yannic Rack On Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Anger as veteran landlord thrown out after 25 years – local boozer to turn into gastropub

Brendan and Deirdre Cluskey with two of their three children in 2004 © Brendan Cluskey   A popular landlord is set to lose his job and family home of 25 years to make way for a gastropub chain. Brendan Cluskey, More...

By Ariana Perez On Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
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From The Bronx to Brick Lane: The rise of street art tourism in Shoreditch

Bright neon colours, socio-political messages and complex paste-ups regularly draw visitors down the alleyways of the East End. For many visitors, street art tours are a must-do on the London list, along with  More...

By Ariana Perez On Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Video: Discovering street art in Shoreditch

Shoreditch has firmly established itself as the street art borough of London, with numerous guided tours dedicated to the area’s many masterpieces.  More...

By Adam Mills On Monday, December 2nd, 2013

How social media is helping the NFL grow in London

Islington doesn’t sound like a natural home for the US-born National Football League, but a couple of fans – aided by social media – are helping build the league’s popularity in London  More...