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BECOMING: Amelia Earhart

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16th January 2019

“The most effective way to do it, is to do it.”
 

Gung-ho since childhood, there is a certain tragic irony to the life of Amelia Earhart; in 1904 at the age of 7, a young and vivacious Earhart experienced her first flight, albeit in a wooden box travelling down a…


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Through the Lens

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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Adventures

ADVENTURES: Scrap the tube, hop on a bike! [+ How to cycle through London safely…]

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10th January 2019

One of the most common New Year Resolutions is to get fit. If you can’t abide extortionate gym fees (or even just hate the gym), there are other ways you can incorporate a bit of exercise into your daily routine. How about escaping the commuter crush on the tube…


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BECOMING: Marie Antoinette

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9th January 2019

Aside from Queen Victoria – and both Elizabeth’s – there has been no Queen more notorious than the wife of King Louis XVI of France, the near-mythical Marie Antoinette. It was her wanton extravagance that led to her demise and the disillusionment of the people with the French monarchy…


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Seasonal

SEASONAL: How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions in London

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7th January 2019

With the frivolities of Christmas and NYE behind us it’s that time of the year where countless people jump on the bandwagon of New Year’s resolutions, and promptly fall of it by the end of the month. That’s understandable: after all, it takes time to build up new habits,…


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IN CONVERSATION WITH: Camilla Webb Carter

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4th January 2019

 

Inspired by optical illusion and geometric shapes, these bold and daring ceramic works are products of London-based artist Camilla Webb Carter. Having studied ceramics at Camberwell College of Art her studio was set up in 2011, from where she not only produces works for public display and for private…


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Through the Lens

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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Seasonal

SEASONAL: It’s beginning to look a lot like…

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20th December 2018

…PANIC!
Oh Christmas. There’s no escaping it. From Michael Bublé’s annual resurgence to the battle of which supermarket does the best mince pies (M&S if you’re asking), it’s a funny old time of year. Even as an adult it’s hard not to get caught up in the excitement of going…


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City Guide: Berlin

CITY GUIDE BERLIN: Beat the January Blues

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14th December 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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City Guide: London

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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