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Through the Lens

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…


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Culture Vulture

CULTURE VULTURE: The Old Painted Hall

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28th September 2018

MOVE OVER, MICHELANGELO
 

It’s not often that you get to experience a true once in a lifetime opportunity, especially if it’s right on your doorstep (or in my case, 5 minutes from home). For the past four years the incredible ceiling of the Painted Hall in the Old Royal Naval…


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Seasonal

SEASONAL: How to Survive Oktoberfest 2018 [the non-locals guide]

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19th September 2018

EIN PROST DER GEMÜTLICHKEIT!
 

That’s, “A toast to cheer and good times” to you and me. Learn this phrase, and you’ll be making new friends left, right and centre at this year’s Oktoberfest, which kicks off next week. In fact, Youtube it and learn the song as you’ll be hearing…


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Adventures

ADVENTURES: The Golden Age of Story Telling, atop a giant cloud

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18th September 2018

WELCOME TO THE WILD, WILD WEST
 

Clad in boiler suit and matching paper “shoes”, I half expected to be walking onto the set of Breaking Bad, but instead, I was led into the oldest surviving room of the Palace of Whitehall to frolic on the world’s largest beanbag. As ever,…


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Seasonal

SEASONAL: London Fashion Week 2018

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14th September 2018

The Non-Fashionista’s Guide
 

When it comes to fashion, my only experience of it has been through endless repeats of Ab Fab on a Sunday afternoon. In my eyes, it’s all rather subjective. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure and all that. Whereas I think my bright pink trousers are…


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Keeping up with NAVA

KEEPING UP WITH KOMPAS: KOMPAS goes Stateside!

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7th September 2018

The world of KOMPAS is getting bigger. Much bigger.

 
We’re going Stateside!
 

 

A home from home for those of us based in KOMPAS’ London HQ, it should come as no surprise that the Golden City, glorious San Francisco, came top of our list for our latest location launch. With its hipster…


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In Conversation With...

IN CONVERSATION WITH: Violet, The Queen of Soho

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24th August 2018

“What would you like to drink?”
“Oh, a Bellini, darling.”
 

This is my introduction to Violet. At first glance, she looks nothing more than the Nan everyone loves; a genteel elderly lady draped in pearls and bright pink lipstick, her petite figure lost in the lunchtime clamour of Duck+Rice, a…


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City Guide: London

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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The Refreshment Room

THE REFRESHMENT ROOM: London’s Only Museum of Curiosities

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7th August 2018

The Last Tuesday Society
Concealed innocuously in the throes of Mare Street in Hackney lies one of London’s truly hidden gems: The Last Tuesday Society. Comprised of “East London’s most curious cocktail bar”, and one of the world’s most intriguingly absurd and intentionally subversive museums, The Viktor Wynd Museum of…


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City Guide: London

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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