London Life

London Has Been Ranked The Best City In The World For 2021

We’ll never tire of being told we’re the best city in the world… Yes, we’re having a pretty terrible year, but London has been on a surprisingly strong run of form over the last week. A few days before The Connaught Bar scooped the prize as the World’s Best Cocktail Bar, our city picked up […]
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17 Reasons Why London Is Just The Absolute Worst

Ugh. London. What a total dump. Maybe we should all just up and leave because, frankly, it’s a downright terrible place. 1. There are no green spaces. Well, apart from a few, scattered spots. 2. It’s all just made of concrete. They don’t call it The Big Smoke for nothing. 3. And there is absolutely no […]
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19 Brilliant Ways Londoners Would Improve The Tube If They Had The Chance

To improve the Tube requires imagination, determination, and thinking outside the box. Luckily, this is something us Londoners have in spades! Earlier this week, we posed a much-debated question in an Instagram story, and left it up to the good people of London to answer it: “How would you make the London Underground more exciting?”. […]
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A Blue Plaque Dedicated To The Female Spy Who Inspired A Bond Girl Has Been Unveiled

The amazing wartime exploits of Christine Granville have been immortalised with a blue plaque. You wait years for a blue plaque honouring an incredible woman of WW2 to come along, and then suddenly you get two all at once. Just three weeks after a blue plaque commemorating the life and achievements of Noor Inayat Khan […]
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14 Of London’s Prettiest Streets That You’ll Dream About Forever

The prettiest streets in London are an intoxicating mix of cute crescents, ravishing roads, lovely lanes, and magnificent mews. These streets aren’t paved with gold, but they’ve got enough colour, charm, and cuteness to satisfy you. Get your Google Maps out and start hunting down London’s prettiest streets! (Featured image: @hemispheremag) 1. Conduit Mews Nestled […]
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The UK’s First Muslim War Heroine Has Been Given A Blue Plaque In Bloomsbury

Noor Inayat Khan lived an incredible, albeit tragically short, life. Numerous as London’s blue plaques are, an embarrassing few are dedicated to women – and an even smaller number commemorate women of colour. There’s a long way to go in redressing the balance, but at least one historical oversight has been corrected this week, with […]
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Here’s What The London Tube Map Looks Like From A Plane

The tube map looks pretty different from a plane flying above the Thames. We do pretty well for ‘alternative’ tube maps; from this really honest tube map, to the one that shows you cheap pints, to the one that shows just how unaffordable London really is. This one, however, serves no real purpose besides looking pretty […]
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This Gorgeous London Houseboat Is For Sale, And I Definitely Need To Buy It

Can I afford it? No. Is that likely to stop me? Also no. Definitely. I’m currently flat-hunting, and as stressful as flat-hunting is during normal times, I can assure you it’s even worse during a pandemic. And even as I countenance squeezing myself into a coffin-like mezzanine sleeping area just to save £20 a month […]
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18 Of The Very Best Places To Cry In London

The ultimate crier’s guide to London. I’m pretty well versed in the art of crying. It’s a habit of mine that I’ve truly mastered, especially at a certain time of the month. And with a diploma in Waterwork Management, I am entirely qualified to recommend the best spots in the city for a good old […]
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This Side-By-Side Comparison Of London Filmed Almost 90 Years Apart Is Seriously Moving

Visit London in 1927 and compare it with the London you know and love today. Thanks to film shot by cinematographer Claude Friese-Greene in 1927, as well as film shot by London-based director Simon Smith almost 90 years later, we have been blessed not just with a trip down memory lane, but also a look into […]
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