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 From far away it might look a bit outdated, and even a little ugly, but step inside the winding corridors and you find one of the finest…


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The Food Diaries

THE FOOD DIARIES: Diwana Bhel Poori House

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6th June 2018

A month ago, I went to India. The opportunity came about spontaneously and before I knew it, I was off. Of course, before booking, I hadn’t realised that June in New Delhi is, well, rather hot. We found out a day…


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Culture Vulture

CULTURE VULTURE: Blue Plaques of Hampstead: A Tour

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31st May 2018

London’s blue plaques are both famous and numerous, it is no surprise that so many of the world’s most famous and accomplished individuals have chosen the best city in the world as their hometown. Hampstead itself has had many extraordinary residents, as is expected of such a beautiful neighbourhood….

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…

Finch Cafe wrap 2


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The Food Diaries

THE FOOD DIARIES: The Finch Cafe, London

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16th May 2018

The Finch Cafe is an unassuming wrap joint sitting right under the overground station at London Fields. Fashionably located under the railway arches on Mentmore Terrace, the food here will change your standards for a good lunch. The cafe is an experience in Palestinian food.

You may be just…


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In Conversation With...

IN CONVERSATION WITH: David Carter

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30th April 2018

40 Winks: The Coolest Micro-Boutique Hotel in London?
 

When you step into Stepney Green you rarely expect to find yourself transported into an odd world: a mix of Marie Antoinette and Tim Burton. That is exactly what you find at 40 Winks. A hotel which aims to not just be…

Clown Church


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Culture Vulture

CULTURE VULTURE: London’s Clown Church: Holy Trinity Dalston

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25th April 2018

Deep in residential Dalston, you’ll find a church called the Holy Trinity. The architecture is a little unusual, but would probably not turn any heads. You’d be more than likely to walk right past it. Little would you know that in doing so, you would be missing out on…

Thai Fried Chicken Krapow


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The Food Diaries

THE FOOD DIARIES: KraPow E5, London

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10th April 2018

Last week, some of the KOMPAS team went to dinner at KraPow, a trendy new Northern Thai pop-up restaurant in Homerton, Hackney. The stated aim of KraPow is to bring real Chiang Mai cuisine to London and do away with generic chicken curries and Pad Thai. We decided to…


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City Guide: London

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…

The Round Chapel - Lower Clapton Road


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Through the Lens

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…

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