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THROUGH THE LENS: Chinese New Year 2019 – Chinatown

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6th February 2019
It's the Year of the Pig, and with the pig symbolically linked to wealth and fortune in Chinese culture, here's hoping it's a good one!


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THROUGH THE LENS: Hard Rock Cafe’s Secret Vault

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14th January 2019

It is hard to believe there was ever a time when it was difficult to find a decent burger in London, yet in 1971 such a catastrophe befell American friends Isaac Tigrett and Peter Morton who longed for a taste of home. Such are the humble beginnings of the…


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THROUGH THE LENS: Trent Country Park

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3rd January 2019

You’re not alone in sniggering every time the tube tannoy announces the next train to Cockfosters…Yet how many of you have actually travelled to the end of the Piccadilly Line? Believe it or not, this part of London is home to ancient woodland once mentioned in the Domesday Book…


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THROUGH THE LENS: Covent Garden at Christmas

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30th November 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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THROUGH THE LENS: The Colours of Columbia Road

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2nd October 2018

Columbia Road. Best known for the flower market on a Sunday, a cacophony of florists, market stalls, and buyers all crowd into the narrow street to browse the forest of flowers and plants on sale. As you join the slow procession, “walking” from one end to the other, it…

The Round Chapel - Lower Clapton Road


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THROUGH THE LENS: Lower Clapton Road

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27th March 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…

Clare Street Cat Mural Irony


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THROUGH THE LENS: Street Art in Hackney

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27th February 2018

London is famous for its art galleries which are mostly free to explore. However, the streets are just as colourful and are (generally) much less touristy. East London is known for having some of the best street art around so we’ve been out in the cold exploring the best…

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