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Isabelle Palmer

Founder of the Balcony Gardener

The Balcony Gardener offers a small space design service and also supplies a unique range of indoor and outdoor gardening solutions for urban and rural dwellers, who like me, have limited space but heaps of imagination and a need to garden. We can complete a bespoke design plan for your small space, or you can shop from our product range that includes everything from plants, seeds and window boxes to pots, planters and garden furniture.

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Amber Gordon

Personal Stylist

I’m the founder of Tailored Styling, a personal styling consultancy offering personal shopping, image consulting and fashion concierge services to discerning clients. Dedicated to meeting the needs of our clients, we provide a personalised service where no request is too large or small.

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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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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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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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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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Angie Smith


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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Marco Casadei


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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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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Nathalie Bishop

Fashion Expert

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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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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Anny Vexler

Wine Expert

My time in London is largely spent selling, drinking and writing about wine. I work for Newcomer Wines - an Austrian focused wine importer with a bottle shop/wine bar in Dalston. In London there’s an abundance of amazing places to shop and drink, whether you’re into classic Burgundy or have an insatiable thirst for something a bit funky and natural.

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Sophia Moss

London Blogger

Sophia Moss is a freelance writer, blogger and journalist who specializes in politics, culture and travel. When she’s not exploring European cities or writing articles Sophia loves exploring London, finding hidden gems and drinking gin.

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Martha Dallyn

Architecture Expert

I’m a structural engineer with an architectural educational background. I’m proud to be currently working on Oslo’s new National Museum, which on completion will be the largest cultural building in the Nordic region.

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Silent Pool Distillers


Drawn by a common passion for craft distilling, a group of friends came together to create a new kind of distillery, producing handcrafted, artisan spirits.

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Ed Jones

Actor & Theatre-goer

I am an avid theatre-goer, having studied drama from a young age. I’m regularly in London catching up on the latest plays and musicals, to help me keep my theatre websites up to date. My favourite shows have been Let The Right One In at the Apollo Theatre and of course the magnificent Les Miserables, which continues to play at the Queen’s Theatre. I’m always up for talking to people about theatre and making suggestions on what shows to see!

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Gwilym Davies

World Champion Barista

2009 UK and world barista champion. Certified judge and representative at coffee events worldwide, and director of London’s Prufrock Cafe.

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Ariana Hendrix

Stay.com Content Editor

A native of northern Michigan, I’ve lived in London and San Francisco and now call beautiful Oslo, Norway home. I’m a writer who loves food, wine, literature, craft beer, fashion, history, and exploring the great outdoors. I’m also a content editor for Stay.com. Happy travels!

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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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Matt Hickman

Food 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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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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Serena Mariani

Food Blogger

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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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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Sara Frost

Travel Blogger and Photographer

I’m Sara, originally from New Zealand but I moved to London in 2014 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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Giulia Mulè

Food Blogger & Photographer

Giulia is an Italian food and travel blogger. Her passions are photography, coffee, and baking. When she is not travelling around the world discovering local cuisines and taking pictures, Giulia loves to meet friends for brunch in London and trying new restaurants to review on her blog Mondomulia.

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Tanya Smith

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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Ashleigh B

Food 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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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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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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Mark Dredge

Beer Expert

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

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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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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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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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Ben James

Creative Director

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


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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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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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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Charlie Day


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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That Gay Backpacker

Travel Blogger

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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Lost Souljah


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

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Hip and Healthy

Lifestyle Magazine

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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Christine van Imschoot


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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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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Antiques and Boutiques

Actor and 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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Arianna Interiors

Interior Designer & Stylist

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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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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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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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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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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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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East London Day and Night Food Guide

Day and Night in East London

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Serena Mariani

Food Blogger

Food and drinks in East London. My London guide is all about the best places to go to for breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks in East London. I have put together a list with my all-time favorite breakfast and coffee spots, and the best international restaurants. I have included a fine dining restaurant too, as well as unique places to visit for a late night drink.

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    Shanghai Dalston

    “Best late night munchies Shangai (Dalston). It may not be the best ...
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  2. E Pellicci +Add

    E Pellicci

    “Let's be clear: don't expect fireworks when it come to food here, ...
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    Dishoom Shoreditch

    “Dishoom has brought the concept of the Irani café' to London- but ...
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    Hoxton Grill

    “Hotel Fads come and go but the Hoxton remains a favourite with ...
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  5. Spitalfields +Add

    Galvin La Chapelle

    “This Michelin-starred establishment was there before Spitalfields ...
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  6. Tonkotsu, Soho, W1 +Add


    “The Kingsland Road area is popular for its vietnamese restaurants, ...
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  7. Clove Club, Shoreditch, EC1 +Add

    The Clove Club

    “It's been hard to choose here - so many brilliant modern british ...
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  8. Hurwundeki Cafe +Add


    “Fancy some kimchi with your haircut? Joking aside, Hurwundeki's ...
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  9. Happiness Forgets, Hoxton, N1 +Add

    Happiness Forgets

    “"Prohibition-era" hidden bars enjoyed their moment in fashion then ...
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Serena Mariani

Food Blogger. 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.