Bank on your bike

Santander have recently been drawing plenty of attention to themselves with a big change to transport in London, the Santander Bikes. After taking over the blue Barclays bikes they are now set to make another change, this time to the way you bank. We have all heard of a drive-through...

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Jaguar reveals all-new XF

Jaguar has unveiled the all new XF in a dramatic ‘high wire’ water crossing in London, ahead of the car’s motor show debut in New York. The new saloon was driven 240m along a high wire over Royal Docks in Canary Wharf. Hollywood stunt driver Jim Dowdall piloted the saloon...

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The Godfather don, Al Pacino, coming to Hammersmith

Al Pacino is coming to Hammersmith in May for an intimate onstage session that will offer fans an insight into his acting and directing career. The 74-year-old actor will return to London at the Eventim Apollo for another ‘Evening with…’ following the success of his previous appearance at the London...

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Boris’ red revolution

It’s time to say goodbye to the blue Barclays bikes as Santander are set to become the new official sponsor of the ‘Boris’ bikes. The banking giant Santander has offered £43.75 million to sponsor the cycling scheme in what is set to be the most lucrative public sector sponsorship in...

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Green light for cycle superhighway

London Mayor Boris Johnson has given the green light to build an east-west segregated cycle lane between Hyde Park and Tower Hill. The “Crossrail for bikes” routes were announced in September 2014 but were met with criticism over their potential impact on pedestrians and increased congestion for motor vehicles due...

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We Built This City London – The London Planning Awards

The capital’s most innovative urban designers and town planners stepped into the spotlight this February 3rd for the London Planning Awards. Hosted by London Mayor Boris Johnson, the awards highlight the work of the people who have contributed to and engineered the city’s urban regeneration making London a better city...

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Help to Buy: helping everywhere except London

First time buyers are rushing to take advantage of the government’s Help to Buy scheme, 82% of completed purchases were made by first-time buyers. This could be due to the fact that the average cost for purchasing a house on the scheme is around £187,800 which is significantly below the...

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Prohibition under the streets of Westminster

Prohibition under the streets of Westminster

Whilst England never got its own taste (or lack thereof) of prohibition, the idea of the illegal speakeasy possesses as powerful  a cultural allure for us as it does for any red-blooded hard drinking American. From absinthe-addled Gatsby wannabes attempting to do the Charleston at private parties to decidedly more...

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London’s ‘poor door’ scandal

Newspaper commentators and Londoners came out last month to criticise the existence of ‘poor doors’. Separate entrances to affordable housing units, built by private developers in exchange for authorisation to build multi-million dollar luxury developments. It is based on the premise that London housing should be ‘pepper-potted’ with residents of...

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New heritage gallery to house history in London

London in World War One To tie in with the centenary of the beginning of World War One, the exhibition will include also a poster for a recruitment meeting held at Guildhall in 1914, the first of many to take place throughout the country following the outbreak of war, at...

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