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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Bookstore in London now offering sleepovers after accidentally locking in guy for the night

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By Low Lai Chow in News on Saturday 1 November 2014

Yes, this is actually happening: following a recent accident of an American tourist who was accidentally locked up in a London Waterstones bookstore as it closed for the night, the bookstore chain has now partnered Airbnb to extend the luxury of an instore sleepover at their flagship London Piccadilly store to ten bookworms and their partners. While […]

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A day in the life of a tourist in London, shown in over a thousand Instagram photos

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By Milo Sumner in Video on Wednesday 29 October 2014

Let’s face it, wherever they go tourists always end up doing the same thing. In London for example, tourists follow the same old beaten paths to take the same old photos and this video proves it. Created by filmmaker Lorenzo Antico, London In A Day is a collection of photographs from across Instagram put into a cool stop-motion video.

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The Rolling Bridge in London rolls out like a red carpet for your crossing across waters

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By Kenny Ong in New Design on Wednesday 1 October 2014

We’ve heard that London Bridge Is Falling Down, but is there one that rolls too? Apparently there is and it’s at the Grand Union Canal at London’s Paddington Basin. Architecture firm Heatherwick studio designed this bridge to span across the narrow canal while still allowing ships free passage.

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Beat the Tube: London sprinter manages to get off a train, run to the next stop, and board it again

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By Milo Sumner in News on Thursday 18 September 2014

This video could be an advert for personal fitness, go-pro or an exposé on how slow the London Underground is. Either way, it’s awesome! YouTube team Epic Challenges take it upon themselves to race against the Tube in both short sprints and gruelling endurance.

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In London, there’s an entire billboard made out of cake

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Tuesday 9 September 2014

Well this billboard takes the cake! Located at Westfield London at Shepherd’s Bush, this billboard took over seven hours to complete and, you guessed it, is made entirely out of cake-13,360 individual cakes, to be exact.

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Who knew that underneath the streets of London there’s a secret skatepark

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By Milo Sumner in Cool Travel on Wednesday 20 August 2014

London: a city of intrigue, plotting and pigeons. The old metropolis’ centre sits on top of miles of sewers, crypts, passageways and abandoned tube tunnels (that’s ‘metro’ to you out-of-towners). Down there among the unexploded luftwaffe bombs and Guy Fawkes’ secret pad you might be surprised to find a fully functioning skatepark.

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Everything in this London cornershop is made from felt

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By Kenny Ong in Cool Travel on Thursday 7 August 2014

In a bid to bring her local community together, Lucy Sparrow raised £10,744 (roughly US$18,000) via a Kickstarter campaign to fund the  transformation of a deserted store space located in Bethnal Green of London. What’s extraordinary about it? Everything inside The Cornershop is made out of felt – canned goods, newspapers, toiletries, cigarettes – all 4,000 of them, including a full-size cash register replica!

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Check out this concept for a skyscraper that grows taller as its inhabitants recycle

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By Milo Sumner in New Eco on Monday 14 July 2014

Designed by architect Thomas Corbasson, this organic skyscraper is pure genius. Inspired by the use of bamboo scaffolding in the far east, the building incorporates a permanent scaffold all the way through it’s frame, allowing it to be in a continual state if growth while also including an unusual. As it’s occupants discard paper, glass and recyclable plastics they are transported to the highest platform where there is a recycling plant. This cuts down on transport costs by having the means of creating building materials at the very site itself.

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