This London coffee shop used to be a Victorian men’s loo

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Friday 7 August 2015

Everyone knows London is a coffee lover’s dream with thousands of cafes located across the city. But there’s one cafe that’s really got our attention: Attendant. This place was built in 1890 and was formerly a Victorian toilet block.

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A pop-up tree office opens in London to support the local environment

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By Rachel Oakley in Architecture on Wednesday 17 June 2015

Imagine going to work, looking up from your computer and not seeing fluorescent lighting. Or better yet, not seeing stark white walls. If you live and work in London, this might be a reality because a brand new pop-up office has emerged in the city’s Hoxton Square.

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Here’s a look at what drugs get flushed the most throughout Europe

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By Rachel Oakley in News on Wednesday 10 June 2015

London, we’re onto you. Same goes for you, Amsterdam, Oslo and Antwerp. A sewer study has just measured which cities across the world dump the most drugs down the toilet, and Vocativ has mapped it all out for us. 

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This bar in London sells only water in cardboard cups

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Friday 5 June 2015

In order to get people to donate to charity instead of buying expensive drinks, H2Only set up a very clever campaign in the form of a pop-up water bar. 

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Cities throughout Britain open up Duck Lanes along the waterways

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By Rachel Oakley in News on Friday 22 May 2015

In a new initiative to ‘encourage people to be mindful of the animals they share the road with when walking or biking’, Duck Lanes have been put in place along pathways in London, Birmingham and Manchester.

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Restaurant serves up sushi with human flesh, lots of it, for accompaniment

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By Kenny Ong in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 1 April 2015

You should do yourself a favour and check your morals at the door of pan-asian resto-bar Buddha Bar in Knightsbridge, London. Inspired by Nyotaimori, a supposedly ancient art of sampling raw fish off the bare bodies of, hopefully, very well scrubbed ladies, the hip joint is serving up a whole new sushi dine-in experience.

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London’s new horse statue is a skeletal, riderless horse by Hans Haacke

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Wednesday 18 March 2015

You’ll see plenty of war horse statues when you visit London, but one might shadow them all – Hans Haacke’s skeletal gift horse, standing tall in Trafalgar Square.

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Art Tree: Mother Nature on the Heath by French photographer SandJo

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By Sandrine in New Photography on Sunday 15 March 2015

SandJo is a French journalist and photographer living in London who has devoted the past 10 years of her life to shoot the wonderful trees of Hampstead Heath, in North London.

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Owls are flying in for this pop-up bar to raise funds for their conservation

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By Kenny Ong in New Events on Saturday 28 February 2015

Owls from Asia will be flown in as VIPs to the Annie the Owl pop-up bar in London’s Soho. For £20 each, owl enthusiasts will bask in the wise animals’ feathery honour, with proceeds being donated to the Barn Owl Centre, which protects owls in the UK.

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A giant polar bear is released in London and the public don’t seem to mind at all

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Thursday 5 February 2015

To market the upcoming TV show Fortitude in the UK, Sky Atlantic released their very own polar bear onto the streets of London.

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Cities of the world are based on their typical meals in this ongoing art series

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 29 January 2015

Picture your country’s capital city for a minute-what food comes to mind when you think of that place? Perhaps a bagel? Maybe a croissant? A meat pie? Running with this fun idea, illustrator Bea Crespo and photographer Andrea G. Portoles teamed up to produce an ongoing photographic project known as BrunchCity.

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Jesus goes to London, gets his own hashtag and meets adoring fans

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By Rachel Oakley in News on Thursday 8 January 2015

Wearing a pair of Nike sneakers and dressed in a flimsy linen thawb, Jesus strolled around the streets of London this month, and if you were lucky enough to catch him, you might’ve been able to grab a selfie with him, or even a hug. Creative agency Mother London took Jesus on as a client to […]

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Come eat cereal from morning til night at London’s Cereal Killer Cafe

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel, New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 24 December 2014

There’s no shame in eating cereal for dinner, contrary to what some people might say. In fact, if given the choice between a home cooked meal and a bowl of cereal, I’d have a hard time choosing. And the staff at London’s Cereal Killer Cafe probably know the feeling. Located in Brick Lane, this cafe serves only cereal from 7am til 10pm.

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New London cafe sells 60 different types of cereal from all over the world

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By Nicole Hughes in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 17 December 2014

Cereal doesn’t just have to be for mornings. Now that twin brothers Gary and Alan Keery have opened ‘Cereal Killer Café’ in Brick Lane, London, Londoners can have cereal at any time of day! With a selection of over 60 types of cereal from around the world, some popular flavours include Cap’n Crunch and Lucky […]

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London opened a new apple store that was full of real, crunchy apples

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 26 November 2014

Don’t tell Apple, but there’s a real apple store out there. A real apple store that sells real apples, not apple computers. In observance of Apple Day (yes, it’s a thing!), Londoners were treated to a rather groovy installation at the historic Borough Market on the south bank this past October. TinMan and Teatime agencies […]

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