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If I Ruled London by DJ Yoda

We catch up with hip hop master ahead of The Big Noise Festival

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London’s Best Doughnuts?

If you think that the jam in the middle of a supermarket doughnut is the best then we’re just going to have to disagree. Especially if you’ve not risen early on a Saturday and hotfooted it down to Bread Ahead’s Borough Market stall to try their doughnuts.

The Ultimate Restaurant List

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All in One Ultimate Restaurant List - Winter Update 2015

There are a whole raft of new entries to this mid-season update which have shaken things up a bit.

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Shop at a rock’n’roll charity shop

Have you been wondering where can you get your CD player fixed, buy an Elvis poster, get an acoustic guitar made to your specifications and donate some old vinyl you thought no one would ever want? Well we've got just the place...

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Bend It Like Beckham

Jess needs extra time. She is facing the most important decision of her life; live up to family expectations of university, career and marriage, or follow in the footsteps of her hero David Beckham.

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Tomorrowland

For half-term Disney serves up a trippy, future film which pits together a jaded former child genius and a young, optimistic teen as they embark on a dangerous mission to discover their shared destiny. What they do there will change the world forever.
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BLOG Nicholas and Penhaligon shine in Agatha Christie’s murder mystery “And then there were none”

Eight guests arrive at an island house where an older couple are servants running the place in the host’s absence. They are an eclectic bunch – some larger than life and some more authentic. There’s a secretary, a doctor, a spinster, a judge, a detec...read more
Posted by: May B on Wednesday 27th of May 2015
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NEWS Nuno is back with Taberna do Mercado

Taberna do Mercado is the latest opening from celebrated chef Nuno Mendes of Viajante and then Chiltern Firehouse fame. He has now fulfilled a long-held ambition to open a pur...read more
Posted by: All In London on Tuesday 26th of May 2015
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NEWS Shop at a rock’n’roll charity shop

Have you been wondering where can you get your CD player fixed, buy an Elvis poster, get an acoustic guitar made to your specifications and donate some old vinyl you thought n...read more
Posted by: All In London on Tuesday 26th of May 2015
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NEWS Grandmaster Flash at The Nest

If you've got even the smallest amount of love or respect for hip-hop then you owe this chap a huge debt of thanks. Pioneering the art of scratching and cutting, Flash was a g...read more
Posted by: All In London on Tuesday 26th of May 2015
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NEWS Prepare for BBQ Week

May 25th - 31st is National Barbecue Week. Super, we love cremating perfectly good food over a naked flame. But all that incompetence can be a thing of the past because Jumeir...read more
Posted by: All In London on Friday 22nd of May 2015
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BLOG Fashion Find of the Week...

The sun's out, summer's coming, and the diary's filling up with holidays (at last!) which means the holiday shopping can officially commence. It's time to invest in new swimwear for the year and top of my list is this cutie from Topshop. Much as I...read more
Posted by: Laurel on Thursday 21st of May 2015
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BLOG A Floral Getaway for Chelsea Fans

London has been bitten by the Chelsea Flower Show bug this week with the whole city in full bloom. If, like me, you missed your chance to attend this year, you might be interested in a floral-themed getaway to Amsterdam. Somewhere I've always want...read more
Posted by: A Londoner Travels on Thursday 21st of May 2015
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BLOG Londoners invited to take the plunge as part of innovative King’s Cross art project

Swimmers now have the opportunity to get back to nature, in the urban setting of London’s King’s Cross, in the UK’s first ever public swimming pond, opened to visitors from 22 May as part of an innovative experiential art project created by Ooze Arch...read more
Posted by: AIL Staff on Wednesday 20th of May 2015
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BLOG The Hat Emporium at The May Fair Hotel

Ladies, the summer social season is upon which, as we all know, has a tendency to wreak havoc with one's sartorial choices. If one should find oneself in need of appropriate headwear to parade at weddings/Ascot/the Queen's garden party this summer fe...read more
Posted by: Laurel on Tuesday 19th of May 2015
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BLOG Simple Skincare Launches The #KindIsSimple Store

Sensitive skin experts Simple are to launch The #KindIsSimple Store, a concept shop and beauty destination where kindness is used as currency in exchange for Simple skincare products. The world can be harsh on your skin, and living in the city can...read more
Posted by: Laurel on Tuesday 19th of May 2015
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BLOG Welcome to A Londoner Travels...

Good evening, buonasera, buenos tardes and bonsoir London. I'm Laurel, henceforth known as A Londoner Travels. Regular readers of the site might know me from my fashion and beauty news, but this summer I'll be sharing more of one of my other great lo...read more
Posted by: A Londoner Travels on Tuesday 19th of May 2015
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BLOG Ah, Wilderness! ... reviewed

Ah, Wilderness! at the Young Vic Eugene O’Neill’s gentle comedy sits in stark contrast to his life, Eugene O’Neill is considered one of America’s greatest playwrights, often mentioned in the same breath as Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams. O...read more
Posted by: AIL Staff on Tuesday 19th of May 2015
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BLOG Londoners invited to take the plunge as part of innovative King’s Cross art project

Swimmers now have the opportunity to get back to nature, in the urban setting of London’s King’s Cross, in the UK’s first ever public swimming pond, opened to visitors from 22 May as part of an innovative experiential art project created by Ooze Arch...read more
Posted by: AIL Staff on Tuesday 19th of May 2015
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ARTICLE Best places to spend a warm day (or night)

Viewpoint Although it’s traditionally been known as a hub of transport and industry, King’s Cross is surrounded by a surprising amount of wildlife. A team of smart Finnish architects have designed Viewpoint, a typically Scandi-looking floating islan...read more
Posted by: All In London on Tuesday 19th of May 2015
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BLOG Sex in Suburbia felt a bit limp

Claire Sweeney has had a successful career as a TV soap star and on the West End stage, so no surprise that she’s turned her hand to writing. Sex in Surburbia promised to be a keenly observed comedy – “based on real stories from real women” – of d...read more
Posted by: May B on Monday 18th of May 2015
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NEWS Would you Adam and Eve it? We sure would...

Would you Adam and Eve it? This Homerton pub’s gone all soft and welcoming on us. Once upon a time you would have thought twice about walking into this pub for a pint and a po...read more
Posted by: All In London on Monday 18th of May 2015
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NEWS Street Food and Craft Beer Festival

Head to Ally Pally this weekend for a great festival featuring 20 craft beers, smoked ribs, spicy Eldorado Mexican street food, back street diners, burgers, vegetarian delight...read more
Posted by: All In London on Monday 18th of May 2015
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BLOG Fashion Targets Breast Cancer 2015

Every year a host of favourite fashion brands get on board supporting the Fashion Targets Breast Cancer and 2015 is no different. In the last 19 years the campaign has raised of £13.5 million for pioneering research charity Breakthrough Breast Can...read more
Posted by: Laurel on Sunday 17th of May 2015
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BLOG Nike Opens Europe's First Women's Only Store in London

Some exciting news for Nike fans this morning, as next week its set to open a women's only store on the King's Road which will be the first of its kind in Europe. Offering a wide range of Nike services, both physical and digital, all products are...read more
Posted by: Laurel on Saturday 16th of May 2015
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BLOG Rafael Mantesso for Jimmy Choo

I love it when something that has the potential to be deeply tragic in fact ends up as an absolute success story, and this tale of a sartorial win certainly takes the (dog) biscuit. A collaboration born of the digital age, a phenomenon made possible ...read more
Posted by: Laurel on Thursday 14th of May 2015
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BLOG Maria Francesca Pepe Sample Sale - Tomorrow Night

Free tomorrow evening? Head West to Maria Francesca Pepe's Fulham studio for an evening of seriously discounted shopping at her sample sale. New and archive pieces will be available for up to 70% off, with drinks, chats and amazing jewellery on ta...read more
Posted by: Laurel on Thursday 14th of May 2015
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BLOG Fashion Find of the Week...

OK I know it may seem like a fairly average, boring, black top, but hear me out. River Island cold shoulder has become my new best friend. The perfect summer staple. Full of louche LA vibes, gorgeous crepey fabric, hides the not great tops of one's a...read more
Posted by: Laurel on Thursday 14th of May 2015
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BLOG London Dog Blog – The Great British Dog Walk reaches Osterley Park on 7th June 2015

The Great British Dog Walk reaches West London on 7th June. This new event, to raise funds for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, takes place at 10 National Trust sites across the UK. It was launched by TV presenter Ben Fogle earlier this year – from O...read more
Posted by: London DogBlog on Thursday 14th of May 2015
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BLOG The Big Beyond Retro Garage Sale

On Friday May 15th Beyond Retro - staying true to their North-American roots - hold their very first Garage Sale, selling thousands of original and authentic vintage items at massively discounted prices. Held regularly across America and Canada, gara...read more
Posted by: Laurel on Wednesday 13th of May 2015
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BLOG And London’s most Instagrammed hotspot is...

London is officially the most Instagrammed city in the world with most pictures posted when the sun is shining. Now that the weather has perked up, Love Home Swap has done some digging to find the most popular places to go in London when it's sunny. ...read more
Posted by: AIL Staff on Wednesday 13th of May 2015
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BLOG Get Personal with Heidi Klein at Selfridges

There a few things more indulgent when travelling than personalised accessories, which is why I'm rather looking forward to a visit to Selfridges this weekend. Luxury lifestyle brand heidi klein has teamed up with renowned fashion embroiderer Laura L...read more
Posted by: Laurel on Tuesday 12th of May 2015
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BLOG Blo's Breakfast Blow Dries

Starting the day with a bouncing blow dry is guaranteed to put a spring in your step and a smile on your face, but if (like me...) you're not blessed with the capabilities of coordinate such activity yourself in the small hours of the morning, help i...read more
Posted by: Laurel on Tuesday 12th of May 2015
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NEWS Our favourite London bakeries

The humble loaf is possibly the most versatile and popular item in our weekly grocery baskets. So don't opt for the spongey, wet, steamed nonsense you get from supermarkets - ...read more
Posted by: All In London on Monday 11th of May 2015
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NEWS Mark Ronson - back to his roots at XOYO

Even though he's a tip-top producer, everyone knows that Mark Ronson is a sick DJ and so this Saturday he'll be going back to his roots on the decks at XOYO. The venue retains...read more
Posted by: All In London on Monday 11th of May 2015
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ARTICLE Our favourite London personalities

Cara Delevingne Model Cara Delevingne is everyone’s favourite model right now. It’s impossible to escape her – she’s on magazine covers and advertorials fronting campaigns for Chanel, Burberry and Mulberry; walking the catwalk for Topshop at Londo...read more
Posted by: All In London on Monday 6th of October 2014
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ARTICLE London’s best views

You may have noticed that London is becoming more and more like New York - just look at the number of diners and burger joints that have opened in the last couple of years. The city is also becoming home to a large amount of skyscrapers. Whether you ...read more
Posted by: All In London on Thursday 28th of August 2014
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REVIEW Seven Park Place Reviewed 8/10

Seven South Place is the smallest Michelin-star restaurant in the UK but it is to be found in an imposingly large building, home to a suitably prestigious hotel (St James's Hotel & Club/). If this nineteenth-century edifice with its ornate turrets an...read more
Thursday 21st of August 2014
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ARTICLE The AIL List

Rodney P He’s the godfather of UK hip hop, having spearheaded British rap since the mid-80s, first as part of London Posse before going solo and collaborating with people as diverse as Bjork, Roni Size and Dub Pistols. He’s also politically outspoke...read more
Posted by: All In London on Friday 8th of August 2014
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REVIEW Typing Room Reviewed 8/10

Any new quality restaurant opening in Tower Hamlets – not in trendy Brick Lane but unglamorous Bethnal Green – is worthy of attention and when the food there is an outstanding as The Typing Room’s you best scoot across town asap and relish the experi...read more
Monday 30th of June 2014
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REVIEW Apero Reviewed 7/10

A restaurant in a basement is always suspect – subterranean, possibly claustrophobic, probably arches, bare brick – and Apero is not entirely innocent; a bit hard to find through the hotel and next to the spa but once you find the place, it’s a chee...read more
Monday 30th of June 2014
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REVIEW Mediterraneo Reviewed 7/10

Tired from walking around Portobello Market in the unexpected hot sunshine, we ventured into this corner (of Kensington Park Road) restaurant which has those window-walls from which a few tables and chairs had spilled onto the pavement and which made...read more
Monday 16th of June 2014
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REVIEW Belushi's Reviewed 7/10

London is no place for ‘backpackers’; it is expensive and lags behind the rest of Europe in providing the type of cheap accommodation that young travelers need to make their money stretch. However, one thing it does have is Belushi’s. The chain of yo...read more
Wednesday 4th of June 2014
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ARTICLE A brief history of Leicester Square’s cinemas

Once upon a time before the 19th century, Leicester Square was a little like today’s Chelsea, patronised only by the wealthy. But then as happens in big cities all this changed, with the aristos moving out and the area falling into neglect until thea...read more
Posted by: All In London on Tuesday 3rd of June 2014
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REVIEW The Happenstance Reviewed 7/10

Should one find oneself in the City of an evening or enjoying the trappings of St Paul’s at the weekend, one could do worse than pay a visit to The Happenstance. Situated right in front of the London landmark, the bar cum restaurant, part of the Drak...read more
Monday 12th of May 2014
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REVIEW Baranis Reviewed 8/10

Many years ago I worked on Chancery Lane and after a tough week we would escape into the depths of a former incarnation of Baranis. We loved the dark, cellar brick walls and hidden feel of the place and the intimacy of those cave-like private booths....read more
Thursday 8th of May 2014
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REVIEW Charlie Wright's Reviewed 8/10

The question on everybody’s lips: just who is Charlie Wright? Well, Charlie Wright was an old boxing hero from the 1940’s and a local hero in these parts. And since his name was the nickname given to this bar anyway, when they needed a fresh start ba...read more
Tuesday 22nd of April 2014
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REVIEW The Beaufort Bar Reviewed 9/10

For those that like to boast about their bar experiences, whether by old-fashioned word of mouth or new fangled Instagramming, the Beaufort Bar at The Savoy Hotel will prove irresistible. Forget the history and the rumours of what famous patrons got ...read more
Friday 18th of April 2014
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REVIEW The Green Man Reviewed 8/10

It looks like a 1950’s greengrocer from the outside - complete with Covent-Garden-Flower-Market-esque alleyway alongside it - but this is no traditional pub relying on retro looks for its customers. The Green Man is a lively boozer in a sleepy part o...read more
Wednesday 16th of April 2014
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