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Christine van Imschoot

Food Author and Chef

I’m a true traveling foodie. I’m a certified chef, pastry chef and author of the books Food & The City, about food and food shopping all over the world, and 1 Keer Koken - 3 Keer Eten, about cooking once for three dinners. I also love organizing food workshops at home and I organize food shopping trips to London.

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Marco Casadei

Filmmaker and Entrepreneur

I’m a filmmaker and entrepreneur born and bred in sunny London. When I’m not working I love exploring London’s many galleries, meeting new faces and finding where the party’s at.

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Angie Smith

Stylist from London

Angie is a trusted and sought-after fashion and celebrity stylist who was recently named by Glamour magazine as “one of the 35 most powerful women under 35”. She’s travelled the world styling celebrities for magazine shoots and has lived in London for 13 years.

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Kieran Clancy is one half of the brother DJ duo that are to thank for hedonistic parties, krankbrother. Held ‘off location’, they’ve had hundreds of revelers raving to electro everywhere from a yacht in Ibiza to a London rooftop. Kieran recently launched the cool and classic restaurant and bar Beagle, serving up British fare to rave reviews.

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Andy Fallon

London-based photographer

London-based portrait photographer with 15+ years of experience. Owner and tutor at City Photography School. Currently working on a book of portraits from Soho.

“A portrait is like a conversation. The more interesting the conversation is, the better the image becomes.”

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Guitarist for Rockaoke

I’m the guitarist in the UK’s leading live karaoke rock band, Rockaoke, and am passionate about music. Whether it’s listening to it, or playing guitar in my band, music is what drives me and is a true labour of love.

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Fashion Blogger

I live and work in London but still find the city so exciting, there are so many fun places to go and unique things to do. I love shopping and London has everything on offer from designer boutiques to boutiques stocking cool new brands.

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Samuel Wyer

Designer & Puppet Maker

Samuel Wyer is a designer and puppet maker for London’s National Theatre having worked on All’s Well That Ends Well, The Light Princess and The Elephantum, as well as designing for numerous other theatre companies. Art director, illustrator, college tutor, and sometime performer, he has worked everywhere from the fields of British festivals to Jordan.

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Mike and Tom

Curry Enthusiasts and Bloggers

Currying favour with the locals since 2012, the Tooting Curry Blog is a lighthearted collection of reviews, rating the curry restaurant scene in Tooting. Co-bloggers, Mike and Tom are two ex-colleagues whose love of food has provided the perfect excuse to catch up regularly over a curry and rate it in the process.

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Tim Wendelboe

World Champion Barista

Tim Wendelboe is a coffee roastery, an espresso bar and a coffee resource and training centre in Oslo’s Grünerløkka area. Coffee is all about the perfect beans, the right equipment and techniques and the best milk.

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Cindy Mackintosh

Health and Food Coach

Cindy Mackintosh is a certified holistic health and food coach, having trained at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York. She works one-to-one with her clients to help them achieve their health and lifestyle goals. Cindy is also a reflexologist having trained at the renowned British School of Reflexology. She is passionate about great food and overall nutrition through juicing and eating organic foods daily.

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La Paz

Fashion Experts

Our streetwear and content celebrate the pleasures of discovering new places, meeting new people and changing perspectives. If you share the same passion, La Paz is your means to express it. Traveling has always been the one thing that made us win the fight against the snooze-button in the morning. Going back and forth, we finally put together a tiny company called La Paz.

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Matt Hickman

Food & Drinks Writer/Photographer

In just over two years as a food & drink blogger, I’ve visited over 1,000 new eateries, pubs, bars & events in London and elsewhere in my quest to find the best places to eat, drink and be merry. I keep track of it as best as I can on the blog, and I also attempt to capture it all with my Canon 500D on a separate Tumblr site. If in doubt, I refer to my custom made “Map The List” maps which are available for several cities upon request.

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Melissa Szeto

Tattoo Artist

Melissa Szeto is a tattoo artist based in London, specialising in realistic black and grey style. Currently working at Love Hate Social Club. Instagram: @bubblegumkid

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Charlie Day

Artist from London

I’m a native Londoner with a first class Fine Art BA from Central St Martin’s in London and I’ve exhibited in many group shows including the famous Summer Show at the Royal Academy and Burning Bright for the Saatchi Gallery at the Hyatt Hotel in London, where my work “Big Hunk O' Love” is exhibited in the Saatchi Suite. I’m represented by Galeria Miquel Alzueta in Barcelona.

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Becci Ireland

Beauty Blogger

I’m a Fashion and Beauty Blogger – I spend a lot of my time in London shopping and beautifying myself! I love finding quirky and beautiful salons to relax and rejuvenate in.

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Maya Singer Hobbs

Marketing Expert

Maya Singer Hobbs is a Digital Marketing Assistant at SACO - The Serviced Apartment Company. She provides comprehensive marketing support for the business on a day to day basis, focusing mainly on SACO’s digital and social media requirements, and online content writing, but also providing support for offline marketing activity.

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Mind the Gap

Tour Guides

Mind The Gap Tours are purveyors of London’s finest small group cycling, walking & gourmet tours.

Whether it is enjoying the gourmet delights of famous London markets, supping a pint in historic pubs and ale houses or enjoying a gentle traffic-free cycle to a historic palace, we guarantee a truly historic day out!

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Serena Mariani

Food Blogger & Marketing Expert

I love food. Eating it, cooking it, thinking and talking about it – to the point of a slight obsession. I have travelled extensively through Asia and have family links with the continent, so that’s why there’s a prevalence of Asian food in my life. Together with the Italian one, as I just can’t cut my roots.

As a day job, I am a Digital Marketing and Social Media Consultant. I was honoured to receive the Mark Hanson Award as “UK Best Under 30 Social Media Communicator” in 2012.

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The Goodness in Life

At allmygoodness, we are passionate about sharing the goodness life. The goodness life to us means making conscious decisions about how we consume and how we act, without compromising on style, comfort and taste.

Through our online lifestyle magazine, our events and our e-guides, we hope to inform, inspire and empower you to make more conscious decisions and find your own goodness life.

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Stay Editors

The best movie, music and book spots

And… action!

Your Stay.com editors take you to the best spots from the movies and books. Get the guide and visit the best film and literature locations, all over the world.

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Ashleigh B

Foodie and Lifestyle Blogger

Ashleigh was born in Brighton, grew up in South Africa and now lives in London again - she likes to think that makes her a British-South African (the best of both)! She is a full time Marketing Consultant and also runs a successful lifestyle blog called Quintessentially Me. Ashleigh has a passion for clean eating and ethical healthy living and is always scouting around cities to find new favourite places to eat!

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Ariana Hendrix

Stay.com Content Editor

A native of northern Michigan, I now live in beautiful Oslo, Norway. I’m a writer who loves travel, food, wine, literature, movies, craft beer, fashion, history, and exploring the great outdoors. I’m also a proud editor and content creator for Stay.com. Happy travels!

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Grace Solero

Singer, songwriter, guitarist

I’m the lead singer and guitarist in Grace Solero, an international rock band based in London. Singing teacher, passionate about any form of art, communication, sports, traveling and good food.

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Free Wi-Fi Guides

Helping you get connected!

Check your email, upload those photos, get your Facebook fix, and – of course – sync your guides!

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Tanya Smith

Model & Holistic Health Coach

Tanya is a model, holistic health coach and mother of two. She studied at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York and coaches others on the road to their health and wellness.

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Ben James

Ben James

Ben is Creative Director of Jotta, a London based creative agency which delivers art-based projects for brands, agencies and cultural institutions.

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Jackie Franklin

Fashion Professional

Born and bred in London, I grew up within a family of market traders and worked alongside my sister’s jewellery stall at Spitalfields Market for five years. I now work in fashion PR, and remain passionate about retail.

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Lucy and Maria

Cafe Owners

Lucy (Lu) and Maria (Ma) are passionate about creating a place where people can eat tasty, nutritious, real, healthy food that nourishes the whole of the body. Our food does not deprive or starve and is not restrictive, and we create some of the most common dishes from sandwiches to brownies and even cheesecake from a wide variety of Mother Nature’s ingredients.

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I’m a lover of life. I believe that it is through challenging ourselves that we stretch our limits, break down barriers and realise we can achieve far more than we think. We raise the bar of what we expect from ourselves, develop confidence, resilience and drive and go out to achieve more across all areas of life. This is what has happened to me and I’m on a mission to give you the inspiration and tools to be the very best you can be and get the most out of your life.

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Jane Marland

Blogger of Handmade Jane

I’m Jane Marland, a sewing enthusiast and vintage lover. I write a sewing blog and make all my own clothes. I also contribute to sewing and lifestyle publications. I’m a big fan of vintage style and always on the lookout for inspiration to incorporate into my sewing and my home. I live in London with my husband and two sons.

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Gavin Brett

Journalist & Creative

Born in London. Live in London. Work in London. As a journalist, I write about travel, technology and lifestyle for newspapers including The Sunday Times and The Telegraph. I also run a London creative agency called We Did That.

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Arianna Interiors

Interior Designer & Stylist, Editor in Chief

Co-founder and co-editor of first british online interior magazine Heart Home. Interior decorator and author of the renown blog Arianna Interiors. Entrepreneur, Lover of fashion, big dreamer. Go for it!

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Lost Souljah


I’m a British-born Asian West-Indian UK female rapper, songwriter and MC.

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That Gay Backpacker

Big gay travel adventures

I’m David and That Gay Backpacker is the online record of my big gay travel adventures. While I call London my home, on December 31st 2012 I flew to Bangkok to kick off a Gaysian adventure that is taking me to Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and more - and I don’t have a return ticket! Expect posts about hot locals, dodgy gay bars, and how the humidity is messing with my hair.

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Giulia Mulè

Food Blogger & Photographer

I run Mondomulia, a food photography blog launched in November 2011 by me, Giulia Mulè, aka Mulia. I am an Italian girl in London. My passions are photography, cooking, drinking coffee, running, and travelling. Instagram: @mondomulia

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Sue Heard

Travel Writer

I am a London born travel writer and I love getting out there in the world and soaking it up. I am most likely to be found nosing around in museums or out exploring new places.

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Dating guru

I am Marcello – business maverick, and natural-born Londoner. I write for WeAreTheCity on dating and romance in the capital. I have even been known to dispense the occasional piece of questionable relationship advice.

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Sarah Dick


Sarah Dick, aka Sarahlynnd of Dick’s Doodles, trained as a fine artist and combines her lifelong love of quirky people and portraiture with her day job as a media flack in PR to tell satirical one-panel daily stories about the crazy world we live in.

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Sara Frost

Travel Blogger and Photographer

I’m Sara, originally from New Zealand but I moved to London 4 and a half years ago and haven’t looked back. I am a keen traveller, I write a travel blog about all my wonderful adventures and I am a keen photographer.

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Antiques and Boutiques

Actor and accessories designer

I’m an actor and an accessories designer. I’ve a small business in custom made accessories, called Original Noodle (my nickname growing up). I love typography, news, print and bespoke design. You’ll find my items in various boutiques throughout London.

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South London Multipop Duo

Dali Bor and Pippo Vari are childhood friends. They are living and painting music in South London. You can check us out on Soundcloud. https://soundcloud.com/chplnmusic

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Mark Dredge

Beer Writer and Blogger

Mark Dredge is an award-winning beer writer and the author of ‘Craft Beer World’ and ‘Beer & Food’.

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Kathryn - London Bakes

Food Writer

My name is Kathryn and I’m a 30 year old Londoner.

London Bakes is a mainly gluten free baking blog focusing on simple, delicious and seasonal recipes that everyone can enjoy, no matter what their diet.

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Hip and Healthy

The Happiest Version Of Yourself

Hip and Healthy will inspire you to be the healthiest and happiest version of yourself, wherever you are in the world. It is an online magazine, updated regularly, that features expert advice and opinions in the wonderful worlds of health, fitness, beauty, style and travel – all with a healthy focus. Here we are, Sadie and Harriet!

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Desiree Dils

Restaurant Manager

Desiree has worked in the Hospitality Industry for 16 years. She started her career in 5 star hotels in Hangzhou, China, and has been in London for 10 years now. Since November she is heading up the team at aqua Regent Street as General manager and is very excited about this move. ‘It’s the first time for me to work outside 5 star hotels, however it’s the same clientele and the same excellent service that may be expected and therefore the transition has been smooth.’

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Rockaoke’s Guide to London’s Live Music Scene

Rockaoke’s Guide to London’s Live Music Scene

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Guitarist for Rockaoke

I’m the guitarist in the UK’s leading live karaoke rock band, Rockaoke, and am passionate about music. Whether it's listening to it, or playing guitar in my band, music is what drives me and is a true labour of love.

  1. The Roundhouse +Add


    Live music, theatre, circus and more
  2. Radiohead en Barcelona, Daydream Festival +Add

    The Forum

    Excellent music venue in North London
  3. DSC_0508 +Add


    'Triple A' live music
  4. Daylight Music - We Used To Make Things +Add

    Union Chapel

    An award winning music venue, inside a working church
  5. South London Geek Night 3 +Add

    The Bedford

    Dance your socks off...
  6. 100 Club +Add

    100 Club

    Jazz in a 350-capacity basement room
  7. London Lights - Happy New Year +Add

    Under the Bridge

    A premier West London music venue
  8. The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger +Add

    Bush Hall

    Live music and entertainment since 2001
  9. Smiths Indeed @ Shepherd's Bush +Add

    O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire

    Small, but mighty entertainment venue
  10. The bar at Koko +Add


    Primetime music shows

For the best gigs

There are so many great venues in and around London. So many in fact that making a top ten is quite a task in itself. My top 10 venues include some of the ones I have been lucky enough to play, and some where I have seen some fantastic gigs.