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CITY GUIDE LONDON: Things to do in Stratford that aren’t Westfield

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10th December 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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CITY GUIDE LONDON: Our top dog-friendly spots [Warning: Cute pictures within…]

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25th October 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…


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CITY GUIDE LONDON: What to do in Waterloo

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17th August 2018

99.2 million people pass through London Waterloo train station every year, but how many of them know what fantastic hidden gems lie in the surrounding area?
Lower Marsh Market

Founded in 1850, Lower Marsh Market is one of London’s oldest…


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CITY GUIDE LONDON: What to do in South Kensington

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26th July 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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CITY GUIDE LONDON: Rediscovering the Barbican Estate

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14th June 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 From far away it might look a bit outdated, and even a little ugly, but step inside the winding corridors and you find one of the finest…

Alternative Kensington and Chelsea - Queen's Gate Mews


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CITY GUIDE LONDON: An Alternative Walk through Kensington & Chelsea

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25th May 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…


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CITY GUIDE LONDON: Victoria Park

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4th April 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…

Hackney Wick Area Guide


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CITY GUIDE LONDON: Hackney Wick

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22nd March 2018

Here at KOMPAS, we love a good East London neighbourhood, so for this area feature, we wanted to highlight Hackney Wick. This used to be a gritty industrial area and has maintained a lot of its roots, despite Hackney’s quick gentrification. In the recent years, much like the rest…

Sutton House Breakers Yard - Squatter's Room


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CITY GUIDE LONDON: Sutton House & Breaker’s Yard

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20th March 2018

Tucked away in between Hackney Central and Homerton station is an unassuming brown brick house. It may not look like much from the outside, but this is Hackney’s oldest residential house. Since it was built in 1535, wealthy merchants, sea captains, clergymen and even squatters have called Sutton House…


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CITY GUIDE LONDON: Hackney City Farm

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15th March 2018

If you’ve ever walked through Hackney and stumbled upon a stable with a donkey or two, some sheep, maybe a gaggle of geese, you were probably slightly befuddled. Hackney City Farm is nestled right into the urban environment. In the 1980s, a small patch of land which was once…

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