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Berlin Guides for Weekends

BEAT THE JANUARY BLUES IN BERLIN

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December 14, 2018

Ah, January. In the midst of resolutions, “new year new me” challenges, soon-to-be-unused gym memberships, food comas and hangovers… the aftermath of the festive period can be quite depressing; it’s cold, it’s wet, and summer has never felt further away. Fear not! Here at KOMPAS we have your back…


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KOMPAS x Neighbourhoods London

Things to do in Stratford that aren’t Westfield…

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December 10, 2018

 

Upon visiting Stratford in 1722 the English writer Daniel Defoe noted how the area had “…increased in buildings to a strange degree.” What would he think visiting Stratford now, the area awash with buildings following the multi-million pound investment made prior to the 2012 London Olympics?

Noted for its potato…


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Characters using KOMPAS London

What if… Alice used KOMPAS in Wonderland?

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December 7, 2018

Wonderland; a place where croquet is played with flamingos, tea parties are never-ending, and hookah smoking caterpillars mix with cats who grin. Not too dissimilar to a Friday night in Soho. This seminal work of Charles Dodgson written in 1865 sees our heroine grapple with anthropomorphic…


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KOMPAS x Culture London

THE MONARCH OF THE GLEN

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December 3, 2018

Landseer’s most famous work makes its return to Trafalgar Square in more than 160 years

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albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
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Standing imperiously against a dramatic Highlands backdrop, Sir Edwin Landseer’s most beloved work – The Monarch of the Glen – is a triumphant and bold composition, an unfortunate dichotomy to the…


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A VERY COVENT GARDEN CHRISTMAS!

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November 30, 2018

Is there a more festive place in London than Covent Garden? Every year the market gets a beautiful makeover in time for Christmas, with plenty of giant mistletoe bunches to kiss under!
 
Did you know?:
– Covent Garden has been an area of trade since the C7th when it was at…


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KOMPAS x Food KOMPAS x Interviews London

Zero waste. Maximum Flavour.

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November 28, 2018

An Interview with Adam Handling
 

 

When his mother announced she was to become a Vegetarian prior to the opening of his first restaurant, multi-award winning chef Adam Handling responded in the brazen manner that he has since become famed for; salt-baked celeriac accompanied by truffled cheese, a confit yolk,…


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Characters using KOMPAS London

What if… Samuel Pepys used KOMPAS?

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November 26, 2018

The 1660s in London was a decade that most who lived through would most probably like to forget; the Great Plague, the Second Dutch War, and the Great Fire of London were all just some of the catastrophes that befell the Capital in quick succession. It is hard to…


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KOMPAS x Interviews London

IN GOOD SPIRITS! An interview with: Duck & Crutch

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November 23, 2018

Pie and mash; Strawberries and cream; Chips and gravy. All great pairings. All very British. None, however, quite compare to the legendary combination of a good old-fashioned Gin and Tonic.

260 years after sketching the infamous “Gin Lane”, little could Hogarth have imagined that “Mother’s Ruin” would turn into “Millennial…


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Guides for Weekends KOMPAS x Outdoors

CLIMB EVERY MOUNTAIN…

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November 20, 2018

At KOMPAS, we make it our business to explore. From discovering the latest speakeasy in San Francisco to a man in Hackney who can teach you how to carve a spoon out of wood, we never shy away from an adventure. We even go exploring in our spare time….


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Characters using KOMPAS London

What if… Harry Potter used KOMPAS?

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November 14, 2018

Have you ever asked yourself, what if Harry Potter used KOMPAS?

Our favourite bespeckled hero, Harry Potter has become so ingrained in the psyche of every British child and adult since he was first magicked into our lives over 20 years ago that it is not impossible to imagine him…