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Corsets & Cogs: The World Of Steampunk

Corsets & Cogs: The World Of Steampunk

Lee Jenkins November 29, 2012 5

The last two years have been good (or should I say splendid)  for those who love all things vintage and retro. Keep Calm posters, Downton Abbey, knitting, tea sets,  and more  Union Flags than

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Lauren In London: Take A Tour With A Twist

Lauren In London: Take A Tour With A Twist

Lauren O'Callaghan November 23, 2012 1

If you think you’ve seen all there is to see of London then think again because Occupy London are about to open your eyes. A tour with a twist: the Occupy London Tours are the perfect

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‘Rust And Bone’ Is Not A Book For The Faint-Hearted

‘Rust And Bone’ Is Not A Book For The Faint-Hearted

Backbencher November 23, 2012 2

Rust and Bone the movie – from A Prophet director Jacques Audiard – isn’t exactly light-hearted weekend viewing. Accordingly, this book of short stories from which it stemmed, should not be turned to for

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Lauren In London: Winter Magic At Somerset House

Lauren In London: Winter Magic At Somerset House

Backbencher November 17, 2012 2

I’ve been looking forward to this weekend for a long time. A whole year in fact, because this is the weekend that Somerset House opens its ice rink for the Christmas period. Now I’ll

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Top West End Theatre Shows For The Whole Family This Christmas

Top West End Theatre Shows For The Whole Family This Christmas

Backbencher November 16, 2012 2

Whether you’re eight or 80, London’s West End has got something to put a smile on your face this Winter. Here’s our guide to finding the perfect show for your little terrors, theatre loving

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Online Dating Meets Offline Wining And Dining

Online Dating Meets Offline Wining And Dining

Backbencher November 16, 2012 4

What happens when online dating meets offline wining and dining? Meet nibblr, the latest trend in ‘social dining’ to hit London, tapping into the UK’s trend for everything food related online. I was lucky

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Alt-J’s ‘An Awesome Wave’ is cool but not cool

Alt-J’s ‘An Awesome Wave’ is cool but not cool

Backbencher November 9, 2012 3

Alt-J are achingly en pointe with their brand of oddball geek chic. They’re ‘cool but not cool’, which obviously makes them EVEN COOLER. Named after the Mac keyboard shortcut to make a triangle (ooohhh!),

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Mastering the art of dim sum with the School of Wok

Mastering the art of dim sum with the School of Wok

Backbencher November 9, 2012 7

Despite the fact that I am a huge fan of Asian cuisine, I usually leave the dim sum and fried rice to the experts. Why cook at home when you can eat affordably at

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Lauren In London: Day Of The Dead Festival

Lauren In London: Day Of The Dead Festival

Lauren O'Callaghan November 2, 2012 2

Popular Mexican restaurant Wahaca is bringing the Mexican Day of the Dead to London this weekend with their Day of the Dead Festival at the Old Vic Tunnels. With live music, food and art

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This Month’s Must-See Movies: November

This Month’s Must-See Movies: November

Lauren O'Callaghan November 2, 2012 3

Fancy a trip to the cinema but have no idea what to watch? November’s packed full of brilliant films, so to help you out here’s our five must-see movies of the month. The Master

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