Are you one of us? There's millions of us out there. That's a question (and an answer) posed by a group of rape survivors in our recent video for the Clear Lines Festival, the UK's first-ever festival dedicated to talking about sexual assault and consent through the arts and discussion.
Hipsters represent the worst of youth culture. They are shallow and vain with a tendency to mistake cultural tribalism for individuality. They mistake petulance for sophistication, arrogance for charm. You can pluck a bearded youth from a Dalston coffee shop and tell in a heartbeat who he is.
We had a good lunch recently at L'Escargot in Greek Street. Those assembled comprised my two pals both called Oliver, Anna and Robert the Suave. Also Mohammad Zahoor, the plucky owner of the Kyiv Post. It was a quiet Monday and we sat at the back, discussing the tribulations in Ukraine, the seamless staff of L'Escargot did their quiet, noble work
I don't like it, and have marched against it, but City Hall is going to face further austerity up to 2020. We need to come up with creative responses ...
A stones throw from Buckingham Palace, nestled in the luxurious Belgravia district, stands The Halkin. A hotel with an effortlessly stylish interior, superb service and a culinary gem in the form of Ametsa.
According to many sources, a staggering 90% of startups fail. You might be that lucky small small majority that thinks of an idea, executes it and it ...
The price of land for commercial and residential purposes in London is approaching the point of acting as a drag on the city's development. How long before we start to hear common complaints that graduates are leaving London to start a career and family outside of the capital, resulting in a skills shortage which threatens London's reputation? It might be sooner than you think.
I normally switch it up depending on whom I'm talking to and how posh I want to sound (naughty I know). But they all equate to the same thing- the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea!
I've been running the London Internet of Things meetup since December 2011 and have helped a few friends set up their own meetup in various cities around the world. London now has over 6 meetups on this topic (see sidebar of iot.london) and I thought I'd share what you should think about when starting a meetup.
Dating in big cities has its own set of non-written rules, and you better get them right, or you're totally screwed! You either jump on the dating boat or leave things to the romantic uncertainty of fate, which, to be honest, sounds a lot more like me.
London is fast becoming one of the world's most celebrated culinary hubs - and whether you're looking fine dining, street food or a spot of quirky cuisine, it has an endless amount to offer. In fact, there is so much on London's ever-expanding menu, that when picking somewhere to eat, it can seem impossible to know where to start.
Newly compiled data has estimated a staggering 70,000+ bikes were stolen in London in 2014.
There is currently a lobster-mania gripping the capital at the moment. London is becoming inundated with lobster restaurants. What was once a luxury, reserved for the fanciest of places (with a price tag to match), is now becoming widely available, as lobster restaurants pop up all over the city.
The next Mayor is faced with an air pollution crisis to solve and the knowledge that expanding our road network will just make that crisis worse. What we need is the same kind of determination as when London adopted the congestion charge. The only way London will work is if we reduce traffic at the same time as increasing our population. The next Mayor has to instil a sense of optimism into Transport for London. They have done it before, they can do it some more.
The Labour party was created as the parliamentary voice of the labour movement and it is our duty to stand up for the rights and living standards of working people. Alongside campaigning to end austerity, opposing and defeating this latest attack on the unions must now be a touchstone issue for us all.
Helen Galliano and Dimitri Launder founded the as a multi-media performance company that makes site-specific works. Their new production The Dream Machine takes the audience 10 meters under the Rotherhithe sidewalk at the entrance to the Brunel Tunnel.