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Bar Browsing: Made in the Shade, Hoxton Street

Imagine a cocktail lounge bar with an old east-end boozer vibe served with a big twist of Carribean flavour. Madness I hear you cry! ‘It’ll never work’ you’re shouting from the rooftops! Well imma tell you now, they’ve gone and done it down in Hoxton and it works a treat. Made in the Shade is a new East London haunt, nestled in the middle of Hoxton Street. Every time I come to this part of town there seems to be some new bar or cafe that I ache to dive into,  ...

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Culture, Dance, East, Events, London

Sequins and Fake Tan- Strictly Come Dancing on tour

I make no great secret of the fact that I j’adore Strictly. Keep yer X Factor, keep that chair a-swiveling round on The Voice and Dancing on Ice can slide right offa my screen- Strictly is where it’s at. I truly believe that I’m a gay man trapped in a woman’s body, which may be why the sheer FABULOUSNESS (it’s a word) of Strictly gives me goosebumps and minge twinges. THE SEQUINS. THE GLITTER. THE TORSOS. THE FAKE TANS.  It’s just all too great. So  ...

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Culture, East, London, Museums and Galleries, Museums and Galleries

Museum Musing: The Museum of London

How to enjoy a Sunday at the Museum of London by Katie Brennan feat. Ed Nightingale 1. Grab a loved one and a blustery Autumn day. Take a leisurely stroll from Barbican Station to The Museum of London. 2. Act like a total touristy wally 3. Start at the beginning. It’s a well good place to start. The Museum of London documents the history of this bafflingly brilliant city from prehistoric times right up to the present day. Located on London Wall it nestles on the edge of the earliest  ...

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Shoreditch, The Eagle and the Badass baristas

Overlooking the Old Street roundabout may not make for one of the most classically beautiful views in the world. Granted, it’s more high-rise than high-luxury. However, nestled here is the Shoreditch Grind, a hipster haven where the grind of the beans matches the grind of the city traffic outside. Anywhere with the word ‘Shoreditch’ in it’s title makes me automatically feel nervous. I’m definitely not cool enough for Shoreditch. I like Judy Garland and my snack  ...

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