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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 book Food & The City - about food and food shopping all over the world. I also love organizing food workshops at home.

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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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krankbrother

DJ

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 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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Rockaoke

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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NO NO COCO

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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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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Sarah Dick

Illustrator

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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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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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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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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allmygoodness

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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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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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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Free Wifi 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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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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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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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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Marcello

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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Sophie

Adventurist

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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Lost Souljah

MC/Rapper

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

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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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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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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). She love typography, news, print and bespoke design. You’ll find my items in various boutiques throughout London.

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Antiques and Boutiques

Personal Shopper

I’m a Personal Shopper, red-head, eldest of 4 siblings, gourmand and lover of period dramas and romance novels. I practise Ashtanga yoga and like running in the rain. I can spend hours wandering, taking pictures and finding little places to eat and window shop.

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CHPLN

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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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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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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A trademark of the city

Top 10 Stay.com picks for London

  1. Cross Keys - 42/365 +Add

    London Brass-Rubbing Centre

    Popular attraction at St Martin-in-the-Fields
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    Covent Garden

    Shopping, street performers, and entertainment
    Locals' Pick
  3. Changing the guard - Buckingham Palace +Add

    Changing of the guard

    One of Britain's main tourist attractions
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    Oxford Street

    Europe's largest high street
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    Tower of London

    Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress
    Famous
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    Hyde Park

    A large, beautiful Royal Park
    Locals' Pick
  7. Tate Modern, the Turbine Hall +Add

    Tate Modern

    A powerhouse of modern art
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    London Eye

    Fly over London in the London Eye
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  9. Greenwich, London +Add

    Greenwich

    World Heritage Site
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    Borough Market

    The tastiest market in London
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The classic things to do, and more

There's nothing quite like strolling down Oxford Street, looking good and preoccupied. It's one of the classics in London, pretty much like the changing of the Guard, London Eye, the Tower of London and Hyde Park. Or like London pub hopping, and spending an evening at the theater. When you are done with the classics, try something new: make your own brass rubbing, for example, an ideal London souvenir.