The Rise Of The London Cycling Cafe

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The FT is reporting the latest trend in the London coffee scene: bikers! No, the Hells Angels have not taken to sipping Mochachinos and chai lattes in their free time. We’re talking about the old-fashioned, manual kind of bikes, the ones that have become oh-so-popular with the coffee-drinking, Millennial set. As the paper notes, just […]

Luke’s Europe Trip: Dispatch #1 (London: Your Guide To Leaving The City $150 Richer Than When You Came!)

Saturday, March 27, 2010

* Disclaimer: hereby takes no responsibility for your imprisonment or diplomatic incident you cause as a result of mimicking any of the following actions described in this article. As a writer I think I’ve acquired some questionable thought patterns. Where my mind used to say, “That’s illegal, so don’t do it.” It now says, […]

The Coffee Culture Boom: Is London Really The Next Coffee Town? (And The Case For Toronto)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

This week the NY Times hailed London, England, as the next city for the coffee craze. Although the major corporations, like Starbucks, are pervasive in this international city, there seems to be a movement towards the smaller, independent shops that see coffee as an art. But, as most people know, this java renaissance is happening […]

Five Free Things To Do In London

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

To many it seems as though the bigger the city, the more expensive it is to live there. Rumor has it that cities such as Tokyo, New York City and London are just too expensive to live in. Even as a Toronto-dweller, I always get asked how I can afford to live there. So, how […]

Finally Some Praise For The Airline Industry

Friday, November 13, 2009

Criticizing the airlines has become the norm these days, and often with good reason (we’re all guilty, aren’t we?). Somewhere in between the military style seating and astronomical fees for just about anything, there are some good things out there. This article did the investigative work for us, suggesting eight things already in practice or […]

Eating Your Way Through London

Sunday, May 31, 2009

London may be a notoriously difficult city to find good food, but don’t despair foodies: an insider’s guide to the best eats in town. By Michele Giordano Ah, the good ole English drinking tea, riding the tube and gaining their incredible wit from the awful weather. An English friend of mine once said to me, […]

Insider’s Guide To Retro London

Thursday, February 5, 2009

London’s experienced a massive facelift and identity transformation brought on by the influx of banking money and globalization, but there are still a few spots around town where you can get a whiff (quite literally) of a London of yesteryear, or at least maybe a London you can kind of imagine as filtered through Harry […]

See London’s East End Before It Ends

Monday, January 26, 2009

First off, I apologize for the lame title to this blog posting. Now that that’s behind me; East London (and more specifically, Stratford) is being handed the incredibly well choreographed and impossible-to-match Olympic torch from China in four years, which spells trouble for this immigrant neighborhood of over 1.5 million (take a look at a […]

10 Things You Need To Know About London

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

London’s a great time to visit this fall now that the crowds have thinned and ticket prices are dropping, so here’s a look at 10 things you should know when you go. At 2:54 you get a good overview of the city’s main museums, which most happen to be free, and at 5:25 there’s a […]

Not The West End: An Insider’s Guide To Alternative London

Monday, July 7, 2008

There’s more to London than the Tate Modern and the bright lights of the West End. Follow this insider’s guide to some of the city’s alternative cultural experiences. By Laura Bridgestock London, like most big cities, can be frustrating. You diligently work your way through the “Must See and Do” section of your guide, and […]

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