Tag Archives: London

You Too Can Be A Londoner

Carl Goes London is a new flavor in travel guidebooks; it offers a useful perspective for visitors whether they are in London for three days, three weeks or three months. Written with the digital nomad in mind, the book provides … Continue reading

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A Cracking Good Idea

This week, the London street artist known as Furia ACK painted a large mural of the P.T. Barnum of American presidential politics on a wall in the East End Shoreditch neighborhood. As soon as the portrait was completed, Furia, along with friends … Continue reading

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Banksy vs France

After Banksy’s controversial but surprisingly successful Dismaland installation closed last year, it was announced that the buildings and sets that comprised the attraction would be dismantled and shipped to Calais, France to provide shelter at the refugee camp known as “The Jungle”. The materials have been used … Continue reading

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Virtual Visits

One of my favorite museums in the world is the awesome British Museum in London. Every time that I visit the UK capital, I try and spend at least a few hours there. Now we can all pop into this … Continue reading

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London Walkabout

Many years ago, on my second or third visit to London it finally dawned on me that it was often much quicker to walk to some locations than to take the Underground. Now Transport for London has finally created the … Continue reading

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Hendrix Redux

Between July 1968 and March 1969, Jimi Hendrix shared a third floor flat in London’s Mayfair neighborhood with his girlfriend Kathy Etchingham. For years, the apartment has been used as office space and storage for the Handel House Trust, which … Continue reading

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Jimi Hendrix Slept Here

If you have ever wandered around London as a tourist, I’m sure that at some point you noticed the ubiquitous blue ceramic plaques around the city noting where famous historical figures lived or worked. The iconic plaques commemorating figures as … Continue reading

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Mapping Diversity

London-based painter and printmaker Yanko Tihov has created a brilliant map of London out of passports. Using census data, the map demonstrates the increasing diversity of the UK capital, while showing the most common non-British nationalities in each borough. Inspired … Continue reading

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Eat Your Way Through History

Bompas & Parr, London’s always fun and creative food and beverage company, is opening Britain’s first cultural institution devoted to the history, science, art, sociology, and evolution of food. Situated in the historic Borough Market in London’s Southwark neighborhood, the … Continue reading

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No Oyster Card Required

It took artist Camilla Barnard and master woodworker Gunter Luck nearly three months to create a replica of a London Underground station completely in wood. Commissioned for Transport for London and the 2015 Designjunction Show, the intricately detailed installation is … Continue reading

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