London Links: Weekend 16

I’m going to check out the Bridge Cafe in Shoreditch (quirky old place with a Victorian feel, crazy fushia pink chairs, old photos and neon vintage signs everywhere) this weekend with my fabulous friend Carolina. I’ll hopefully get to spend some quality time with Jorge and I’ll be working a bit on my Dad‘s website. I’ve spent most of the week at work writing posts for the fabulous new blog and planning our holiday party. Can’t believe it’s that time already!

Here’s a photo of the London Eye under a moody London sky:

The all seeing EyePhoto: The All Seeing Eye by Paki Nuttah

Here’s your Friday links. All sorts of entertainment below:

Finished already?

  • Find me on Twitter for street art, London links and all sorts of good stuff.
  • LLO is on Facebook too – all about London, but stuff I don’t post here on the blog.
  • And of course, there’s the colourful Pinterest page which is a scrapbook of wanderlust, street art, photography and other goodies.

Have a great weekend everyone!

London Links: Weekend 14

Last chance to win two London Dungeon tickets! A quirky indoor activity for one of these cold Winter days?

I will keep this short and sweet today as time is limited.

First, a fab photo from the Flickr pool – one of those little things in London. Imagine the smell:

Lavender HousePhoto: Lavender House by Andy Worthington
Photo caption: On Ratcliff Cross Street, in Shadwell, in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, this is the entrance to Lavender House, a modern development — with an achingly trendy panel of grass wall — which, according to an estate agent’s website, “gives easy access to the City and Canary Wharf.” Continuing, the blurb claims, “Offering a mix of contemporary 1, 2 & 3 bed apartments, this secure development will suit owner occupiers, rental investors, and those looking for a pied a terre. Interior designed and finished to a high standard throughout by the developer.” At the time of writing, a 2-bedroom flat was on sale for £329,999, with a terrace (blocked in by an adjacent warehouse) and an area of just 731 sq. ft. Photo taken on July 24, 2012.

And to keep you entertained for a while, some London links from around the blogosphere:

Have a great weekend everyone!

London Links: Weekend 7

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What a busy week! How has yours been?

Can you feel the Autumn weather settling in? In the morning, I can see my breath when I walk to work. In the evening, the sun is fading earlier. Shadows are changing. It’s almost pumpkin latte season! But on to some other interesting stuff…like tyres…

Somewhere between Wood Green and Bounds Green in North London is Truro Road. What do you find there? Lots of tyres, apparently! Love this photo by Lindsey from Londonist:

Truro Road tyres

And here’s some links from a few fabulous London bloggers to keep you occupied until I return on Monday:

  • Hooked Blog photographed a new RUN mural in Clapton.
  • The Accidental Londoner pays a visit to Made in Camden, the ground floor eatery at the Roundhouse.
  • Hunt for Design digs under the surface to find out the story behind the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion.
  • This little piece on How to Make British Friends over on GB Mag is a pretty amusing read.
  • Great Little Place asks: Are you East or West? I adore the East for photography, nightlife, etc, but my London habits show I’m definitely West. I’ve worked in either Notting Hill or Gloucester Road for more than four years now. I’ve lived in Knightsbridge, Kensal Green, Ealing Broadway, Earl’s Court and Southfields and lately spend half my time at Jorge’s house in Chelsea – all West.
  • Not a huge fan of dogs, but I’m a sucker for a fun piece of art. Bloody Brilliant spotted one here outside the RSPCA.
  • Ian Visits takes a look at British Railway’s art deco style electrical control room.
  • An interesting piece of public art on London Is Cool. Know who it’s from?
  • Tattoo convention anyone? Head over to Londoner’s Eye for details.
  • Have you ever been to a supper club in London? If not, as Miss Immy’s photos show, Clandestino’s looks like a pretty awesome option!
  • London Fashion Week starts today. This. Here. Now., the Time Out blog, has a London Fashion Week guide.
  • Paralympic death threats from Shit London anyone?
  • A nice patriotic thank you to London photo on Smitten by Britain.
  • Tiki Chris posts a few words of advice from the new Zagat guide. Looking for somewhere to eat out this weekend?
  • I can never choose a new post for you from Spitalfields Life because it’s just too brilliant all around. Just stop by. You won’t be disappointed.

As always, cheers for all the new likes on Facebook and shares on Twitter this week!

Side note: It’s one year since since I launched my Etsy Print shop: .
In celebration, all prints will be 30% off starting now through this weekend only. Share the love.
Discount code: ONEYEAR30

Chao till Monday. Enjoy your weekend.

London Links: Weekend 6

Well, well, well. The (usually untrustworthy) weather app on my phone tells me this weekend may feel a bit like Summer. Any big outdoor plans for soaking up the sun then? We may go have a little look around the Garden Museum. Any recommendations around the area while we’re there? And a Hampstead Heath picnic doesn’t sound like a bad idea either…

If you’re stuck indoors for some crazy reason or need something to keep you occupied on your phone while you’re on your way to somewhere fun and exciting, here’s some links from the London blogosphere this week.

First, a photo from the Flickr pool (some awesome contributions from you guys lately!).

This is 4 Doors, taken in Greenwich by Russell Dixon.

4 Doors - Greenwich

What my favourite bloggers had to say this week…

  • Lady in London reviews new Camden restaurant, Simply Fish. Anyone else try it yet?
  • London’s famous golden mile of tailoring that is Savile Row is in focus on Accidental Londoner.
  • Love this Chanel promotional campaign – London cabs painted in their nail polish shades that will take you to Chanel for a free manicure or makeover and £25 to spend on Chanel makeup. Thanks for the heads up on that on, American Girl in Chelsea!
  • A fun new series – Interesting Loos – has popped up on Fresh Eyes on London. Number one? In Kentish Town’s Abbey Tavern.
  • Jane’s London just reminded me it’s already time for the Thames Festival this weekend! Can’t believe it’s already that time…
  • Victoria’s Secret has now opened it’s New Bond Street flagship. Finally. In case you were wondering.
  • Loving London Daily Photo’s coverage of the Paralympics.
  • London Liberty Girl speaks to designer Orla Kiely to get the scoop on what it’s like to be her for a week.
  • Going Underground shares a really cool vintage film from 1969 about automatic ticket machines on the tube.
  • Miss Immy visits the Old Operating Theatre and Herb Garret. Lots of photos!
  • The Gentle Author writes about gardening on the roundabout in Victoria Park Village on Spitalfields Life.
  • Time Out’s blog Now. Here. This. keeps us up to date on all sorts of things. David Bowie coming to the V&A, Zadie Smith‘s new book, some fantastic bogus signs spotted on the Tube …
  • End of Summer style on The Style Scout.
  • Tired of London, Tired of Life notes the final residents of the Heygate Estate have now been evicted. A couple years ago, curiosity got the best of me and I snuck in with my camera to take a little wander round. Heygate Estate photos here if you missed them!
  • And on an unhappy note, The Londoner is in hospital. Stop by and show some love. Get better soon!

And cheers for the new Facebook likes this week! Much appreciated. Feel free to pass it on to anyone else who may be interested! 🙂

See you Monday!

London Links: Weekend 4

So. Bank holiday weekend. Notting Hill Carnival. Potential madness. Go or avoid? What’s the plan?

If you go to Carnival, make sure to submit photos to the Flickr pool! If you decide to stay in for a bit, here’s some weekend links to keep you amused. Let’s see what’s been happening with some of my favourite London bloggers this week, shall we?

And lastly, a fox spotted by SReed99342.


Happy bank holiday weekend everyone!