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The AIL List, October 2014
Itís that time again for the AIL List, where we pick our favourite people of the moment.
Londonís best views
London is a cornucopia of great landmarks, icons, sights and vistas - but as the city is so expansive you sometimes struggle to fit it all in; well this is where we show you London's best views...
The AIL List
Itís All In Londonís answer to the Tatler List Ė here are our favourite Londoners and the reasons why we like them so much.
A brief history of Leicester Squareís cinemas
No better place to catch a flick in the capital...
The All In London List
Itís time once again for our All In London List, where we choose our favourite Londoners based on their wit, talent, and all round niceness.
Londonís best celebrity quotes
Regurgitate these quotes about the capital and impress your friends.
Neighbourhood watch: De Beauvoir Town
Bourgeois, bohemian, the seat of New Labour and an ideal buffer zone between hip Dalston and overpriced Islington - De Beauvoir Town has been described as all these things. But does all that add up to a gentrification nightmare?
Ways to splash the cash in London
Feeling flush? Then here are the best ways to splash out in the capital...
London's Best Hangover Cures
Overdone it? Allow caring Auntie AIL to get you back on your feet...
London's Most Intense Workouts
Take it to the max! Feel the burn! Who doesn't like to be screamed at by a Sweat Nazi in a wife-beater? If that's your idea of fun (you mentalist) you'd better take a look at these...
The All In London List
Move over Tatler List, weíre done with rating people based on private schools and country estates. Instead we bring you the All In London List, where weíve selected our favourite Londoners because theyíve done something clever, funny, or just nice.
Londonís cheapest neighbourhoods
We take a look at neighbourhoods where your money goes a little further.
Previous London Articles
Londonís underground bomb shelters
During World War II, around 170,000 people used Londonís tube stations to shelter from the bombs that were devastating the city.
Whatís in a name?
We look at the stories behind the names of some of London's best known areas and streets.
Neighbourhood Watch: Vauxhall
On its way to becoming one of the capitalís most desirable neighbourhoods...
Important People #5: Boudicca
We take a look at the woman who very nearly forced the Romans out of England.
Celebrity-owned shops, hotels, clubs, restaurantsÖPart 2
In the second part of our London businesses with a celebrity tie-in, we look at the ventures that haven't gone so well...
Celebrity-owned shops, hotels, clubs, restaurantsÖ
We look at some of the successes enjoyed by celebs, away from the fame game.
London for film lovers
Love film? Hereís our guide to the best cinemas, shops, and recreating your favourite scenes.
A guide to Halloween
Itís one of the oldest celebrations in the world, but where does it originate from?
London for under £10
Have fun on the cheap by following our guide for stuff to do thatís under a tenner.
Londonís royalty: the Pearly Kings and Queens
Theyíre a quintessential part of Londonís history, yet few people know why the Pearly Kings and Queens cover their clothes in buttons.
Neighbourhood Watch: Walthamstow
There's more to Walthamstow than East 17. Although they were awesome.
Guilds of London
Who and what are the obscure guilds of London?
The Rock Ďní Roll Itinerary
Roll up for the All In London rock Ďní roll itinerary.
A guide to Victorian London
A guide around the most remarkable Victorian landmarks in London.
A guide to Londonís free attractions
London, expensive? Non-sense! Here's a load of great stuff you can do for free.
A Beer Loversí Guide to London
Check out our guide to buying, drinking and brewing beer.
Neighbourhood Watch: Woolwich
Woolwich is in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, south east London, at the very end of one of the DLR lines.
We take a look at some of Britain's most unruly Royals through the ages.
Londonís hottest new neighbourhoods
Move over Dalston, these are the up-and-coming areas where the cool kids (i.e. the smart investors) will be flocking to in the near future.
Who are the Freemasons?
Are Freemasons a secretive, elitist cult or a friendly society that promotes male bonding and charitable endeavours?
Important People #3: Samuel Pepys
Samuel Pepys lived through a civil war, the Black Death and the Great Fire of London, and he wrote about all of it.
Soak up the sun in London
Here's how to get the best out of London when it's sunny...
The Roundhouse through the years
We take a look at the evolution of one of the capital's most iconic venues.
Being refused entry because you can't dress correctly? Let's put that right...
Important People #2: Sir Terence Conran
We look at the restauranteur and interior designer and his contribution to London.
The Blues in London
We take a look at London's association with the blues.
The history of Camdenís castle pubs
We take a look at some of the area's best-known boozers
Neighbourhood Watch: Hackney Wick
We take a look at the present, the past and the future of Hackney Wick...
Annoying things about London
For the most part, London is awesome, but sometimes... just sometimes...
Important People #1: Claudia Jones
Claudia Jones today is best known for inspiring the Notting Hill Carnival, however she was also a tireless campaigner for equal rights, womenís rights, and a talented journalist.
Chains vs Independents
Team Chain or Team Indie, where lies your allegiance?
Maybe itís because theyíre all LondonersÖ
Some musicians donít just identify with being Londoners, they make a point of shouting about it in their lyrics too.
Get fit and have fun
You don't have to just grin and bare it to get fit...
The Greatest London Mysteries
Londonís rich history has amassed plenty of folklore and urban mythology along the way. What is true and what never was? Which mysteries remain unresolved?
Dating in London
We give you the best chance of finding love in the capital...
A Guide to Photographing London
So you want to photograph the capital, but where do you start?
Londonís best dressed celebrities
Here are the London celebs who are causing a commotion among fashionistas with their stylish dressing.
When London makes mistakes
Everyone makes mistakes...
Where are they now?
Ever wondered what happened to Antony Costa from Blue and others? Read on...
Duke Vin and Londonís first sound systems
Read about the rise of sound systems in London
How do Londoners celebrate Easter?
What do Londoners do to commemorate the death and resurrection of Christ?
How to be charitable without money
There's plenty of thing syou can do to be charitable, without putting your hand in your pocket.
Londonís dead venues
Times change, venues close down and new ones reappear, itís all part of the life cycle of a city...
A homage to Sohoís legends
From musical greats to porn barons - we take a look at the characters which have helped put Soho on the map.
Unusual classes and workshops
Whether you're looking to learn a new skill or just have a bit of fun there are plenty of unusual classes and workshops on offer in the capital.
The history of tea in London
It may be a very British tradition, but tea was first introduced to the United Kingdom from China, via India.
London Underground is 150
London Underground has just turned 150, making it the worldís oldest underground transport system. We take a look at its history...
Rock Ďní Roll Hotels
If you want to live it up like an A-lister in London... this is where you should be staying.
London for food lovers
If you love food then you've absolutely, positively come to the right city.
The history of Primrose Hill
We take a look at the history of one of London's most desirable areas.
London in the future...
Ever wondered what London will look like in 100 years? Here are our predictions.
Sports for the un-sporty
Thereís more to sport than football. In fact, it seems almost anything can be turned into a competitive sport, from pub games to eating. Are these Londonís most un-sporty sports? You be the judge.
London for music lovers
Do you live and breathe music? Youíre in the right cityÖ
New Yearís Round the WorldÖin London
The 1st of January isnít the only New Yearís celebration in London. Read on to find out what these other festive occasions are.
London from a different perspective
How about seeing London in a different light...?
Londonís most futuristic buildings
We take a tour of London's most futurist buildings...
The history of Chinatown
Read about the history of one of London's most famous districts.
A night in London to remember (1 night in London)
Planning a dashing visit to the capital? A lack of time doesnít mean your experience should be any less memorable. Pack your overnight bag, the city awaitsÖ
London for those not wishing to walk
Whatever your reason for not wanting to walk, take a look our guide to the best attractions which don't take too much effort to get to.
12 quirky shops
Tired of trawling through Westfield, Oxford Street and the myriad other shopping destinations which just offer the same thing over and over again?
On the buses (London sightseeing by public bus)
There is no better way to learn your way around Londonís streets than travelling by bus.
The other Docklands
We take a look at the alternative side to the skyscrapers and investment bankers.
Facts about Guy Fawkes
We take a look at the real motive behind the Gunpowder Plot.
London's Most Notorious Prisons
Throughout history London has seen its fair share of notorious prisons, and today places like HMPs Brixton and Holloway prove that being in jail is hardly a walk in the park.
Places you didnít know existed
Think you know London like the back of your hand? We bet there are still a few places youíre unaware of. Read on to see how many you can tick off.
Looking for the things and places that typify the capital? Read on for the attractions, food and leisure activities that are the very definition of London.
The new Shoreditch?
Has Shoreditch become more West End than cutting edge bohemia?
The Black Death
Read how london suffered and recovered from one of the world's most devastating illnesses.
A short history of London beer
We take a look at London's association with the brown stuff.
Londonís Top Boutique Hotels
We've road-tested four top London boutique hotels to help you choose where to stay.
Londonís Early Days
Londonís diverse population currently tops 8 million. But who were the first settlers? We take a look at the city from its earliest days up to medieval times.
The Tower of London
The Tower of London has been a fortress, place of residence, prison, execution site and zoo.
Londonís Most Gruesome Murderers
OK, so London's a pretty safe place, on the whole, but here are some tales of a murky associated with murder.
Disabled Access: Nightlife
London offers plenty to do at night, and luckily the city does a fairly good job of ensuring everyone is welcome to take part.
Back in 2005 London was chosen to host the 2012 Games, but this was not the first time the capital had been selected. We take a look at Londonís Olympic past.
The Weirdest Job Titles Past and Present
ďWhat do you do for a living?Ē is perhaps the most common icebreaker of them all. But what if your job title is so convoluted you need a 20 minute monologue to explain what you do?
Where artists find their muses
Londonís neighbourhoods, streets, hotels and museums are a source of inspiration for many artists.
London's most expensive things
Just incase Donald Trump, Alan Sugar or Jimmy Carr are reading this we've put together a list of ways to spend your hard earned millions in London.
The Kings Cross Revamp
Once upon a time the Kings Cross area was the subject of much stigma. Now itís being sanitised in a multi-billion pound overhaul.
Where to shop
If you want to shop - then you've come to one of the best cities in the world! Hereís our irreverent guide to Londonís main retail centres old and new.
Off the tourist path in London
Here we pick the best of non-tourist trap London, and tell you how to stay off the beaten path, even within zone 1.
London's Wackiest Awards
Why would you compete for an award as prosaic as 'Best Hotel' or 'Best Bar' when you could take home of the accolade of 'Shed of the Year' or 'Champion Cucumber Sandwich Discus Thrower'?
London for Art Lovers
If you love art then you're positively spoiled for choice in London... we'll take you on a tour which is sure to appeal to everyone with an interest in the arts...
Who was Jack the Ripper?
In over 100 hundred years no one has been able to find definite proof. Here are the most famous suspects...
Cheap Things To Do in London
Rest assured, not everything in London is overpriced. Use this savvy guide to getting the best out of London on a budget.
London's Top 10 Attractions
Want to know which attractions are totally unmissable? We run you through Londonís top 10 sites.
Londonís Greatest Architecture
Take a tour of the building which put the Great into Great Britain.
Silly Fitness Classes
Once upon a time, one would glance at the local leisure centreís class timetable and choose from simple yoga and aerobics lessons.
The History of Notting Hill
We take a look at one of London's best-known districts.
A guide to surviving the Olympics for Londoners
If you're not fleeing the city come the 2012 Games you'll need our Londoner's Olympics survival guide.
A guide to attending the London Olympics
Travelling to London for the Olympics? Here are some tips for your stay.
London in 1 Week
See London's best bits. If you've got an entire week to spend in London then we've got a great itinerary for you...
Where to Find Free Wi-Fi
Stuck for wi-fi in the capital? Take a look at our guide of where you can get some. For free.
London in Two Days
Visit the popular tourist sites on day 1, and wander through some of Londonís most famous neighbourhoods the following day.
Londonís Quietest Spots
Need to get away from the city's hustle and the noise? Here's where you can head for...
London in 1 day
Just have one day to spend in the capital? Get a feel for the city by visiting famous sites, topping up your energy and people-watching in the afternoon.
London's West End
London's most famous area has something for everyone, but can you cram it all in during one visit? We show you the best bits...
London's Sunday Markets
What better way to while away a Sunday morning? But which markets are open on a Sunday? Well, we'll tell you...
Sunday morning in London
Whether youíre full of beans or in need of several siestas, weíve got your Sunday morning covered.
Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll
A brief run-through of Londonís most debauched moments...
Londonís Top Gyms
Whether youíre planning to trim down in time for summer or have decided to get into yoga for the first time, here are the capitalís top gyms.
Londonís Best Hotels
Here are Londonís best hotels, whether youíre rich, poor, a dedicated follower of fashion or a foodie.
Why Are Hot Cross Buns for Easter?
How did this tasty treat become part of a religious ritual?
London in Pictures
Weíve rounded up some poignant images artists have created of the capital over the last few hundred years.
Weíve been on a quest to find the oldest constructions of note in the capital, including the oldest church, pub, restaurant, shop and tube station.
Wildlife-Spotting in the City
The urban metropolis of London may be home to more wildlife than you'd initially suspect.
The Best Mayoral Gaffes
Being two of the most colourful characters in London politics itís unsurprising they are both prone to a bit of controversy.
Rosa Lewis, Queen of Cooks
Despite her reputation as the ďQueen of CooksĒ, not many people know about Rosa Lewis.
Comic Book London
Here we take a look at the comic books inspired by, or set in London.
Whatever happened to the Kingís Road?
In the 60s the Kingís Road was the epicentre of Swinging London, what went wrong?
Villages of London
When living in the big city, itís cool to be in a village.
Make Mine a Dry One: The History of London Gin
Read about the chequered past of the juniper-flavoured spirit and its association with London.
Walter Sickert and Camden Town
We take a look at the post-impressionist and his association with London.
Proper London Etiquette
This guide addresses the basics to life in London, from where to live to why you should always hold up your little finger when drinking tea.
The Human Zoos of London
We take a look at London's grisly past...
Victorian Londonís Drug Culture
Since the dawn of time man has sought to get off his box...
Cemeteries and Their Stories
London is come to some of the countries best-known cemeteries, read about their histories.
No Guestlist Required: Hotel Bars
A guide to the best hotel bars in London.
The Wellcome Collection Ė Londonís Best Museum?
Exhibitions, galleries, events, bookshop, the world famous Wellcome Library... and even a cafť.
Trends and Uniforms: London Fashion
Some peculiar fashions have arisen on the streets of London over the years. Here are some of the most iconic.
London Newspaper Wars
What newspaper you read may say a lot about you, but when it comes to Londonís papers itís more about filling the otherwise boring journey to work wit
A Brief History of Soho
Music, sex toursits, Media Thursdays and more... see how Soho has evolved over the years.
From Fashion Pack to London WAGS
If you're trying to locate the rich and famous then track them down to their London hangouts.
The Weirdest Food In London
London foodies should now be accustomed to seeing things like ostrich burgers on sale at Borough Market...
London Black History Month
We take a look at London's Black History.
Freud in London
Read how about Freud's time in London and his ongoing legacy via the Freud Museum.
The Oldest Pubs in London
Whilst the debate about which pub is really the oldest rages on we take a look at some of the contenders.
London's Members' Clubs
So You Want To Be A Member? Do you think private memberís clubs are elitist and snobby, or simply a great place to find a quiet spot?
The History of Spitalfields Market
From 17th century fruit and veg market to Sundayís preferred strolling ground for hundreds of Londoners, the award-winning Old Spitalfields Market has
London's Best Live Music Venues
Fancy going to a gig? From full-on stadium rock concerts to a DJ set in an East London basement, this guide will help you decide where to go.
Fairy Tale London
Read about London's more magical side...
Londonís Best Vegetarian Eateries
Have you been struggling to find decent vegetarian food in the capital? Read our guide...
The Colourful Past of the Thames
Today itís mostly regarded as a tourist attraction, but the river Thames has played a vital part in the development of London.
The Ten Coolest London Galleries
Here is a list of Londonís hippest art galleries where youíll find the most radical, original art, usually with hip hop blaring in the background.
Bring Your Own
Save big bucks by taking your own drinky-poos when dining out.
Time For Tea
There is no custom more synonymous with British culture than teatime. Here are the best spots to take tea in London...
Things You Never Do Because Youíre Not A Tourist
Are we missing out purely because we donít want to be tourists in our own city?
Whoever said suppertime was boring? Dining out in London can see you try anything from lethal fish to being massaged while you eat.
The streets of London may not immediately evoke the romantic aura of Paris, or the seductive magnificence of Rome.
London: A Ghost Town?
Fancy checking out some spooky apparitions in the capital? Read on...
The Scandals That Shook London
They tend to involve politicians or sex (in fact both, usually) with the odd royal embarrassment here and there, as it seems that people in the public
The Secret Societies of London
We take a look at some of the secret societies practising in London over the years.
Songs About The City
Itís a list thatís been compiled many times before, but here the choices donít just contain a passing reference to Portobello Road...
How To Be A Cheapskate in London
Thankfully if youíre short of cash you donít have to spend every evening indoors moping in front of the telly...
Late Night Drinking
If you're craving an all-nighter then take a look at the hot-spots where you can still get served.
London's Neighbourhoods: Then and Now
We take a look at some of London's most desirable turfs.
A Short History of Sex in London
The sex trade has played a huge part in shaping London throughout the centuries.
10 Things To Do in the Capital
Fortunately, in a city this diverse itís impossible to run out of things to do...
The Witches of London
Read about the history and fate of London's witches...
Seek and Ye Shall Find
There is art on every street corner if you keep your eyes peeled.
Londonís Most Dangerous Men
We take a look back at some of London's most notorious criminals.
London in Film
Setting a movie in the British capital might be as easy as sticking a red bus in the background, but certain films have made London as much a part of
The Tube Chat
What would The Tube say to you if you could ask it questions? Let's see shall we...
The West End, Friend or Foe?
The best and worst of London's best known district.
This tremendous centre for the arts is the largest of its kind in Europe.
Promoters, Club Nights and Risk Assessment Forms
When youíre swaying on the dancefloor do you ever wonder about the blood, sweat and tears that go into staging a club night?
London Fashion Weekís Frock Tactics
There is no escaping the fabulous spinning wheel of fashion, or its politics.
How Jewish Cuisine Influenced London
See how many of your favourite dishes and treats have origins in Jewish cuisine.
A restaurant for every occasion
From the best place to take your in-laws to that illicit date - we've got the perfect restaurant recommendations for you.
Job-hunting in London
Read our hints and tips for getting noticed in one of the most competitive job markets.
Tin Pan Alley
Read our guide to the indie-rock guitar-buying Mecca that is London's Denmark Street - aka, Tin Pan Alley.
Tips for Tourists
If youíre planning to visit London for the first time, read our advice for seeing London at its best.
New Yearís Revolutions
Quit smoking? Start hitting the gym? Whatever unachievable goal you've set yourself this year have a read of this for some more realistic ideas.
Just how well is equality bearing up in the capital?
Camden Town and its Miscreants
Was Camden always a setting for licentious behaviour? You bet it was.
A Hedonistís Survival Guide to London in the Winter
Find respite fro the bitter British winter in London...
Londonís Bloodiest Places
London's gruesome history...
Something for the weekend?
Thinking about going clubbing this weekend? Read Leila's guide to London's best known night spots.
Aspiring Actors: London to Hollywood
All In London user and actress Elizabeth Adamczyk takes us through making the leap from acting in the UK to going stateside!
10 Ways to Beat the Inter-Semester Blues
Here are a few ideas on how to beat the blues in and around London and see you into Semester B
London on the Cheap
You neednít deprive yourself of the wonderful food and events on offer in London, thereís plenty for students on a budget to enjoy too!
Taking a Gap year
After school you're faced with a multitude of prospects; here we weigh up the pros and cons and take you through the practicalities of a gap year
Student Relationships; Friends, Lovers, Foes..
New friends, old friends, boyfriends, girlfriends, flatmates, bad mates, there will never be a dull moment while youíre at Uni. Youíre not alone, this
Be Healthy at University
Whilst beer and fast food are always a temptation, try to make some time to look after your body too!
The Student Budget
It's never enough we know, but how can you make your money go a little further?
Surviving and Enjoying the First Year
Freedom, new friends and of course some studying...making sure you get through it and have a great time
Moving to London?
Where do you start to look, where do you find a flatmate, how much will it cost...so many questions...
Fresherís Week: The Lowdown
Arguably a baptism of fire as you win your first taste of freedom away from home
Be a University Socialite
Youíre studying in one of the greatest cities in the world, make the most of it!
Gay and Lesbian London
London's Gay and Lesbian scene and where to find the best places to go..
Gardening without a garden in London
With so few of us lucky enough to have a garden in the capital, how can we bring out our green fingered skills?
Burlesque in London
The Burlesque craze has caught London by storm...but what's it all about and where should you go to see some in action?
Wine Tasting in and around London
What to look for when tasting wine, where you can participate in wine tasting in the Capital and where to go to find some real English wines...
Childcare in London
The costs are so high and the choices seemingly endless..where on earth do you start in making such an important decision?
Guide to the Best Indie Shops in London
For those who are into the Indie scene but unable to break away from the High Street chain horror...
Daytime activities for London-based Hen/Stag dos
Fed up of the standard stripper and a pub-crawl routine? So are we!! Here's a guide to some of the capital's more sophisticated hen/stag dos
Our quick lowdown of plans for the 2012 games right here in London
The Indie Scene in East London
People are increasingly turning to the Capital's East as an alternative to the arguably overrated West...
The Soho Blues Scene
How the Blues has played an important role in the London music scene over the years, a few key places to play and hear it being played
London's Indie & Alternative Night Life
We provide Indie fans with a great guide to all the best clubs and nights to go to
Looking For Student Housing Or A Cheap Flat?
Well it can be hard to do with the influx of students into the capital every year but it certainly isn't impossible.
Lidos in London
Summer has arrived and what better place to spend a day than beside a pool?
Keeping Fit in London
Leave the treadmill in the gym and take up some exciting ways to get fit!
Ideas for Mother's Day
Stuck for ideas to spoli your mum on Mother's Day this year... read our feature for inspiration.
Easter in London
Gear up for Easter this year and see what's going on in London!
Keeping Your New Yearís Resolutions
Read our article with tips and advice on how to keep your resolutions this New Year.
Twelve Days of a London Christmas
Check out what's happening in London this Christmas
Christmas Dining 2006
All the best offers, Christmas parties and more for 2006
Wildlife in London
You may be surprised but there's loads of wildlife to see in the capital!
Quirky Things To Do in London
Some off the beaten track ideas for a more interesting day out in London.
Rollerblading in London
Interested in Rollerblading? Read our guide to this great activity in London.
Get Festive This Summer!
Your guide to the top London festivals
Football Fever - World Cup 2006 in London!
We bring you the very best places to watch matches, eat, drink and celebrate (think positive) in style.
Eating Out in London
Stuck for dining ideas? Want to find the best value offers? Read our guide to dining out in London for the answers.
London Weddings - A guide to getting married in London
Venues, flowers, caterers, photographers, dresses, clothes hire, the list goes on... read all our advice and tips for getting married in London.
Being a Student in London
Find out about the perks and pitfalls of studying in London with our London Student Guide.
London Hotels: where to stay
If you're visiting the capital, the array of London hotels and districts available can be truely overwhelming so read our guide to the best hotels and
Don't know your Madam Butterfly from your Madam Jo-Jo? Then read our guide to the London Opera Scene.
Learn more about your ecological responsibilities in London.
Celebrity Spotting in London
Find out who you can see... and most importantly: where!?
Night Safety In London
London is safer than ever before, but even though the chance of being the victim of crime is low, read on for some common sense precautions.
Jazz In London
Whether you're a jazz expert or interested in knowling more... find out how to get the best out of London's thriving jazz scene.
Christmas Shopping in London
Christmas is a wonderful time of the year; the only unfortunate problem is that we always seem to leave our Christmas shopping until the last minute..
Car Parking In London
For a visitor unfamiliar with its geography, London can be a nightmarish place to find a parking space. Find out where, when and how much to our guide
Christmas in London
Get the best out of London this Festive Season!
Hidden clothes shopping gems in London
Known as one of the fashion capitals of the world, London spawns hundreds of impeccably dressed waifs and effortlessly beautiful fashionistas.
Get the very best out of one of the most romantic cities in the world and impress your date with all of London's secret romantic locations, restaurant
Free Things to do in London!
London can be an expensive city to live in and visit... so we've put together the best of what's FREE to get up to in London.
Winter in London
London in winter, it sounds ominous- dark and dreary yet the industrial London of yester year is no more. Nowadays we have light pollution...
Living Healthily in London
Living healthily in London may seem like an oxymoron. Particularly at the moment when the tubes and buses are rammed full of people.
Football in London
London, with its 16 fully professional teams and many thousands of amateur clubs, is undoubtedly the footballing centre of Europe.
Cycling in London
The ultimate survival guide for those of you on two wheels in the capital.