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KOMPAS Eats: Diwana Bhel Poori House, London

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June 6, 2018

A month ago, I went to India. The opportunity came about spontaneously and before I knew it, I was off. Of course, before booking, I hadn’t realised that June in New Delhi is, well, rather hot. We found out a day…


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KOMPAS Eats: Xi’an Impression, London

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June 6, 2018

Earlier this week, some of the KOMPAS team went to dinner at Xi’an Impression, a small Chinese food joint next to Arsenal Stadium. The place is tiny, with not more than 12 tables, tightly packed together. Xi’an Impression is not your local Chinese takeout joint peddling orange chicken and…


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London

Blue Plaques of Hampstead: A Tour

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May 31, 2018

London’s blue plaques are both famous and numerous, it is no surprise that so many of the world’s most famous and accomplished individuals have chosen the best city in the world as their hometown. Hampstead itself has had many extraordinary residents, as is expected of such a beautiful neighbourhood….

Alternative Kensington and Chelsea - Queen's Gate Mews


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An Alternative Walk through Kensington & Chelsea

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May 25, 2018

West London is the tourist’s first point of call when arriving in the big city. They stroll through Hyde Park, pay a visit to Kensington Palace and window-shop at Harrods. All that is well and good, but we’re here to shine a light on some of the hidden gems…

Finch Cafe wrap 2


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Food & Drink Hackney London

KOMPAS Eats: The Finch Cafe, London

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May 16, 2018

The Finch Cafe is an unassuming wrap joint sitting right under the overground station at London Fields. Fashionably located under the railway arches on Mentmore Terrace, the food here will change your standards for a good lunch. The cafe is an experience in Palestinian food.

You may be just…


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Hackney London

40 Winks: The Coolest Micro-Boutique Hotel in London?

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April 30, 2018

When you step into Stepney Green you rarely expect to find yourself transported into an odd world: a mix of Marie Antoinette and Tim Burton. That is exactly what you find at 40 Winks. A hotel which aims to not just be a place to sleep, but part of…

Clown Church


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Hackney London

London’s Clown Church: Holy Trinity Dalston

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April 25, 2018

Deep in residential Dalston, you’ll find a church called the Holy Trinity. The architecture is a little unusual, but would probably not turn any heads. You’d be more than likely to walk right past it. Little would you know that in doing so, you would be missing out on…

Thai Fried Chicken Krapow


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Food & Drink Hackney London

KOMPAS Eats: KraPow E5, London

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April 10, 2018

Last week, some of the KOMPAS team went to dinner at KraPow, a trendy new Northern Thai pop-up restaurant in Homerton, Hackney. The stated aim of KraPow is to bring real Chiang Mai cuisine to London and do away with generic chicken curries and Pad Thai. We decided to…


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Hackney London

The Area Guide to Victoria Park: Spots Worth the Trip

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April 4, 2018

KOMPAS is continuing the search to find the best places to go when exploring East London, and today we’re heading to Victoria Park. Wedged right next to the park it’s named after, this small neighbourhood is one of the hidden gems of Hackney. Quaint and inviting, spending some time…

The Round Chapel - Lower Clapton Road


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The 10 Places on Lower Clapton Road You Must Visit

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March 27, 2018

Tucked just a stone’s throw away from bustling Hackney Central is Lower Clapton Road. This busy high street snakes through Hackney, and along it are some amazing finds. From some of the city’s best tacos to independent boutiques and an architectural gem, here are ten places to visit along…