Rotting Hill to Notting Hell: West London in books

In many ways London is defined by its literary heritage. The bookish tourist can follow literary footsteps from Chaucer’s Southwark, Dickens’ East End stews, the Fitzrovia of the Bloomsbury Set, to Monica Ali’s Brick Lane, the Metroland of Julian Barnes and the the pubs that Dylan Thomas frequented. While writers...

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Uber is ‘excessively bumptious’, according to Boris

London’s Mayor, Boris Johnson, has criticised San-Francisco based transport network company, Uber, for being ‘excessively bumptious’. On LBC radio today, the Mayor stated that he disliked the manner in which Uber is ‘moving into London and claiming they could take all the business away from black cabs’. According to the...

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