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Discover the best places to eat, drink, hang out and explore in London with KOMPAS, a free app providing personalised recommendations across 6 cities.


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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
NPG x12146
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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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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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…


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KOMPAS x Interviews London

THE REAL APPLE GENIUS

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November 7, 2018

An interview with Paul Marc Davis of The MacSmiths, Hackney
 

Today I’ve been working on Macs that are up to 10 years old that are now running as fast and as well as a brand new Macbook Pro… and why shouldn’t they?

 

Walking down Hackney Road, past the plethora of cafés,…


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KOPMAS x Top 10s London

London’s Top 10 Barbershops – Movember Edition

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November 2, 2018

How it is already November is way past me. In the blink of an eye that sweltering summer has now been replaced with frosty mornings, giant scarves, and hot chocolate for breakfast (just me?) And what rhymes with November? Movember! Yes, it is that time of year to shed…


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KOMPAS x Interviews London

FOR THE LOVE OF GIN

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October 31, 2018

An interview with Christian Jensen, of Jensen’s Gin

 
It all starts with me liking gin in general.
 

Meeting at a small railway arch in the backstreets of Bermondsey – close to Maltby Street Market – it would have been impossible to guess that the story of Jensen’s Gin actually begins in…


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KOPMAS x Top 10s London

LONDON’S TOP 10 DOG FRIENDLY SPOTS [Warning: Cute pictures within…]

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October 25, 2018

For all the good doggos out there…

BULLFINCH BREWERY

Nearest Station: Herne Hill

Web: www.thebullfinchbrewery.co.uk

 

Like many microbreweries, Bullfinch started life in the kitchen of travelling sound engineer Ryan Mclean who began brewing his own beer to drink at home. Now a neighbourhood staple since it’s founding in 2014, Ryan runs…