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  • London Sweet Shops of Yesteryear Here Today
    Posted in: Features, Photos, Places

    THIS THROWBACK sweet shop in Spitalfields celebrates the confectionery sellers of yesteryear where you could pop in with your loose change and buy quarters of rhubarb and custard sweets, bon bons, gobstoppers, mints or menthol candy –  and it exists today. And all the shelves are taken up by jars of this candy and nothing […]

  • New Scientist Live
    New Scientist Live
    Posted in: Events & Festivals, Highlights, Photos

    New Scientist Live at the ExCel Centre over the weekend featured exhibitors, talks, presentations and demonstrations in all areas of science, technology and medicine. Even Star Wars had its own easily spotted presentation area where you could learn all about the real-life technology behind Luke Skywalker’s robotic arm and the actual robots used in the […]

  • The Indulgence Show
    The Indulgence Show
    Posted in: Events & Festivals, Highlights, Photos

    Audio technology dominates at the second annual Indulgence Show in Hammersmith but expect classic cars on show as well as products as diverse as rockstar portraits and Surrey honey. There are three floors and much of it devoted to speaker systems and sound/music products for the refined ear and lots of helpful assistants providing demonstrations […]

  • Kingly Square Restaurant Complex
    Kingly Square Complex
    Posted in: Features, Food & Dining, Photos

    The Kingly Square restaurant and cafe complex in Carnaby Street is the area’s best kept secret. If travelling from Oxford Circus tube, a tiny side street off Foubert’s Place will lead straight into the square and you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice in a wonderland of eateries. From Peruvian restaurant Super Ceviche to the Caribbean […]

  • Fashion Focus
    Posted in: Events & Festivals, Highlights, People, Photos

    Fashion Snap of the Week An attorney from the Cayman Islands, who prefers to keep his identity undisclosed, attends London Ethnic’s Big Fashionista Party and Fashion Showcase at the Roof Gardens, Kensington in a very regal looking outfit including white silk tie and paisley jacket. The gold tipped leather shoes complete the eye-catching outfit. Party-goers […]

  • London Statues & Sculptures
    London’s Statues & Sculptures
    Posted in: Features, Photos, Places

    Where bronze statues of fictitious characters such as Sherlock Holmes take pride of place alongside those of historic British kings, queens and heads of state. The streets are the unofficial exhibition space for the public art in London Town. So if you don’t like galleries or museums you’ve no excuse!

  • Literary Pub - Pillars of Hercules
    Literary Pubs
    Posted in: Books, Features, Photos, Places

    Even Shakespeare needed a decent boozer after a hard day’s graft! Take a look at these historic London pubs associated with famous literary figures. 1. The Pillar of Hercules Pretty classic name eh? As alehouse monikers go it certainly beats your Dog and Duck or Slug and Lettuce doesn’t it! This pub can be found […]

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