Enter any bar along the sun-drenched shores of the Mediterranean and you'll find locals sipping on a refreshing anise-flavoured spirit. The potent aroma and milky-white colour makes it instantly recognisable.
Whether London is the first European landing spot remains to be seen, but it looks likely that MLB will be playing games in this continent in the near future and following the NFL's path to London surely would be an attractive proposition at some point.
For me, the festive season is when being a Londoner really starts to pay off. It's a beautiful city at the best of times, but during the festive season the city really takes on a new lease of life.
It is fast becoming one of the most popular jobs in the UK - and if the recent figures are true, the industry is now one of the most popular career choices out there...
When one looks at the stats of New Zealand having arrived on the world rugby scene, it must fill the heart of a sports fan with pride. This country, which has simply one quarter of a population of London, get there to conquer the field?
"I just LOOOOVE London!". There was no denying it: I was irked. I smiled back, concluding that with a chauffeur, personal cook, private jet and entire house on Eaton Square, I really think I could emit happiness too. But when the vastness of this wealth coincides with a love and patronage of culture I lower my musket of resentment and share something extraordinary.
Tucked away behind the bustle of Leicester Square lies the restaurant Salt'n Pepper, which specialises in serving contemporary twists on traditional Pakistani, Pan Asian and Indian food.
Barely one in three (38%) voted in the last mayoral election with the vote topping half the electorate in just two wards and dropping to less than 20% elsewhere in the capital. Democracy only works when the voters believe that it can and it isn't working very well in London at the moment.
The wide streets of Ealing might be typical of pleasant south-west London suburban living, but the residents of Gunnersbury Avenue have the most unlikely of neighbours. At number 73 sits a seven bedroom detached house which, as the remarkable embassy of Kim Jong-Un's totalitarian North Korea, houses the London mission of the most secretive nation on earth.
I've always loved London. I feel it's time to reconnect with its culture and the people. And see my audience again after all this time. Personally, I think London has evolved more than most European cities, it's really one of, if not the most dynamic cities in the world.
Living in Bow in the Nineties, just one skyscraper dominated the skyline: ONE Canary Wharf. I would see it when I went to bed every night and when I woke up in the morning. With steam pouring from its air conditioning ducts through the night like some steam punk dragon, it winked knowingly at the council estates it towered over. It knew there was worse to come...
I had the privilege of interviewing England women's international highest goal scorer Kelly Smith and goalkeeper Siohban Chamberlain. The prospect of doing so was nerve-wrecking however, I was lucky enough to be part of a reassuring TV production crew..
Daisy from Marketing had agreed to have a drink with me, with the proviso that she still makes the 19.37 from Waterloo to Clapham Junction. I suggested the bar at the station. On arrival, it seemed a poor choice. It was a charmless drinking-hole, loaded with dark mysticism and sorrow - a locale with the frosty charm of Superman's Fortress of Solitude.
Looking for a new home, though potentially daunting, can, nevertheless, incite vague stirrings of excitement. After all, the prospect of finding a new pad to fill with cherished possessions and fresh acquisitions to suit one's very own, personally-hewn environment, can finally take shape. London looking, however, is in a league of its own and excitement has nothing to do with it...
As we sat in the middle of our mats, eyes closed, James asked us to picture our 7 year old selves sitting in front of us. And as we breathed our ujjayi breath (ocean breathing) with mouths open, each of us looked into the quizzical face of our 7 year old selves as they looked back and asked, 'How are we doing? How are we doing as an adult?'
By Amy Jeffs, Art History graduate from the University of Cambridge LONDON -- Graham Garland works at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, part of the Southban...