City Living

Living in London: The 18 Month Itch

Krissie Rogers | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Krissie Rogers

It's not like London's flaws haven't always been there, it's just I hadn't noticed them during the honeymoon phase. But that doesn't mean the end for me and the Big Smoke - finding and accepting the UK's vibrant capital as one big contradiction full of stark contrasts and daily personal tests, makes it easier to manage my love-hate relationship.

Greening Grey Britain

Sue Biggs | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sue Biggs

At the RHS we believe a balance can be struck between the needs of motorists to pave and park, and the benefits front gardens bring, that's why we're providing advice, guidance and tips on the plants and paving that can be used in conjunction with the needs of motorists.

Life in the Shires

Cameron McCulloch | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Cameron McCulloch

All this time only barely seeing the beauty of the world go by and getting time to take it all in. Always living by the routine that works so that when the weekend comes it can be used to party or visit the countryside although once there, it is more often than not bypassed as heading to a smaller city to have lunch and shop is more familiar.

Fibs, Lies and Porky Pies #2 - I Love London

Leanne Davis | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Leanne Davis

Like most other London dwellers I hate the obvious stuff. I detest getting the tube at rush hour and ending up with my nose nestled into an armpit that hasn't seen Radox for quite some time. I hate that in order to see my oldest and dearest best friends, a calendar comparison marathon ensues and a date is found no sooner than one whole month away.

Are Noisy Neighbours Becoming More of a Nuisance?

Jody Thompson | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Comedy
Jody Thompson

For some baffling reason, my upstairs neighbour seems to think it's okay to have a power shower after 11pm. Repeatedly. And after midnight. And usually 1am. And 1.15am. Then 1.20am. And 1.25am. And so on. Sometimes one after the other from 1am to 3am.

How Living In A City Affects Your Health

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

There is a direct link between the amount of green space in England's major cities and how many citizens suffer diabetes and obesity, according to a n...

How to Survive City Living

George Lamb | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
George Lamb

In my late teens I was keen to get out of my mum's house ASAP, which meant spending several years living in dingy basement flats and warehouses with no hot water. At times it was a bit grim but it's all part of growing up and it taught me a lot. For me - now I'm living somewhere less squatter-chic - I've learnt to create an illusion of space.

Why Parisians Need to Laugh More and Shrug Less

BritChick Paris | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

You can always gauge the happiness level of a country when you step into one of their taxis. "'Ello love" is the genuine greeting from any London cabbie who then natters about the weather and thrusts the Currant Bun/Sun in your hands. You'd be lucky with a grunt in Paris.

The Manhole That Ruined My Life (An Open Letter to TFL)

Michael Rundle | Posted 13.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Rundle

It's like that old saying - if you find yourself outside in your pajamas in the rain with a tube of super glue in your hand staring maniacally at damaged road furniture, that's the first sign of madness.

Cities of the Future - Beautiful Urban Metropolis or Overcrowded and Poverty-Stricken?

Phil Pauley | Posted 23.05.2012 | UK Tech
Phil Pauley

According to latest predictions by the U.N., by 2050, two-thirds of the world population will live in cities. By then, the world's population will have risen by 30 percent to nine billion.

"Maybe It's Because You're a Londoner"

Jo Rourke | Posted 21.09.2011 | UK
Jo Rourke

Coming from a country where people are generally a bit more chatty (no blarney stone references please), I've found it odd not saying hello to people when I enter a shop, though I am now accustomed to the ensuing look of panic if I smile at someone on the tube.