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We connect spirited travellers with likeminded locals around the world to not only see the top tourist sites but to also discover stories, things and places not many tourists know about and which make a city unique

March 30, 2018

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There’s nothing like exploring a new city, but sometimes it’s worth venturing just a little further afield to see what’s waiting to be discovered. So here are 5 of our favourite day trips for anyone looking for a holiday from their holiday, or a quick adventure from Tokyo, London, Taipei, Brussels o...

March 23, 2018

Classic films conjure the most iconic images of the cities they were filmed in, and if you're a movie buff you won't only want to visit the most famous landmarks from the big screen but discover the hidden gems that feature in them too! So check out 5 of the best cities to visit if you want to visit...

February 14, 2018

Though full of charm, history and amazing places to eat and drink (you’ll never run out of brunching opportunities!), Edinburgh is hardly the largest of cities. So, it might surprise you to know that the city is actually made up several unique neighbourhoods, each with their own quirks and style. Yo...

September 29, 2017

London is home to a wide array of markets, from food to vintage clothes to antiques. Some of them are known to tourists and locals alike. However, many of the smaller, lesser known and perhaps tucked-away-down-slightly-questionable-looking alleyways markets are where you can find the most unique goo...

July 6, 2017

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Match days in North London are a unique experience. Elegant, chic and sophisticated Islington has a second personality which is all red and white! Locals are joined by Arsenal fans travelling to North London from every corner of the city (and of the world!) on match days to support the Gunners and p...

May 19, 2017

As a music enthusiast – or should I say “geek” – I always keep myself updated regarding Brighton’s music scene and new releases. In these terms, the city offers a wide selection of live venues, small pubs that host local bands’ gigs on a regular basis or just DJ nights for all sorts of tastes. As we...

May 17, 2017

Children on city breaks. Running amock in galleries and demanding emergency ice-cream stops. Are alarm bells ringing? Well, they shouldn’t be. Relax, check out our guide to a few of the best cities to visit with kids, and be confident in the knowledge that weekenders and short breaks to beautiful ci...

May 5, 2017

You're out and about around the City and Shoreditch, it’s lunchtime and your stomach is waiting to be filled. You see lots of chains... but you want to avoid all this. You came to London to taste, not just to eat. You want to know where all the City workers' favourite hidden lunch spots are for a qu...

January 31, 2017

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Winter is the perfect excuse to bundle up in an oversized jumper and start indulging in our favourite winter comfort desserts, sweet treats and festive goodies (mulled wine anyone?). But what are us vegans supposed to do?! So we’ve put together a guide to vegan London  so...

January 27, 2017

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Buzzing and bustling Clapham, located between Wandsworth and Battersea is a really cool place worth considering spending a day in while you're visiting London. Maybe not as creative as other boroughs like Shoreditch or Peckham, but there's still a wide range of restaurants an...

January 17, 2017

With the January weather closing in (we hate to admit it, but it has been known to rain in London from time to time), you might be wondering what to do with yourselves on a rainy day! But if you’re visiting London and you encounter some rain - don’t panic... Our local Naomi got in touch and has shar...

January 10, 2017

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If you’re planning to visit London, you may have heard about fears of growing gentrification in London's east end. The borough of Hackney is still off the beaten track for many visitors but the area is certainly on the up, so what does gentrification mean for these are...

January 3, 2017

When you’re traveling on business, we know a priority is always going to be finding a spot to get some work done when you’ve got a few hours in between meetings. And this means somewhere that has a free and reliable wifi connection, tasty options for refueling (we’re thinking strong coffee, and depe...

October 5, 2016

Actually we lied. Today we want you to get yourselves, quite literally, onto the beaten track. Onto a path to be specific. See what we did there? This is a relatively undiscovered path linking Mile End Park to Hackney Wick, perfect for a lazy Sunday stroll along Regent’s Canal. If you’re looking to...

October 4, 2016

Birdie Num Nums

11 Lewisham Way, London SE14 6PP


Why not start your day with freshly made coffee and a delicious cake from Birdie Num Nums? The café has been owned by the same family for over 30 years and maintains a lovely, welcoming atmosphere through its recent refurbishment and is a great spot fo...

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