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London’s Only Museum of Curiosities: The Last Tuesday Society

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August 7, 2018

Concealed innocuously in the throes of Mare Street in Hackney lies one of London’s truly hidden gems: The Last Tuesday Society. Comprised of “East London’s most curious cocktail bar”, and one of the world’s most intriguingly absurd and intentionally subversive museums, The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, the venue…


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Kompas x Neighborhoods London

What to do in South Kensington

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July 26, 2018

No trip to London is complete without a visit to South Kensington. This affluent district in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has some of the most exclusive real estate in all of London. With its beautiful architecture and exotic cars lining the streets it’s sure to make…


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Rediscovering London’s Barbican Estate

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June 14, 2018

If you’ve ever been anywhere even close to East London, chances are you will have seen or stumbled upon the Barbican Estate. From far away it might look a bit outdated, and even a little ugly, but step inside the winding corridors and you find one of the finest…


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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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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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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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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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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…