East London city guide

East London city guide

Queer guide to polyamorous London

If you’re beginning to explore the wonderful queer world of polyamorous London, then here’s my guide to all the dating apps, events, podcasts and parties that you’ll probably want to know about. I’ve been active within London’s polyamorous community for two years, so I’m still new to it myself and will keep updating this list as I come across exciting things I think you should know about. While this list is obviously London-centric, it’s also useful for a lot of […]

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Seriously sexy things to do in London

Whatever your tastes and quirks, there is something to stimulate everyone’s desires in London. From art deco swimming spots and warm oil play parties to naked men reciting stories and practising yoga, this city is truly a treat for the senses. So leave your inhibitions at home and venture out with your favourite partners (or even by yourself) to try some of these sexy things to do in London. Please note: as some of the events and venues below are […]

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Fabulous things to do in London this autumn

Are you visiting London this autumn? Or a local looking for the best that your city has to offer over this fabulously festive season? Well, luckily for you, I’ve handpicked the best of everything the UK capital has to offer over the next couple of months. From Judy Garland to Travis Alabanza, there are so many fabulous things to do this autumn in London. So, when does autumn (or fall) start this year? Most people in the UK go by […]

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Review: easyHotel Old Street

The recently refurbished easyHotel Old Street is a budget 3-star hotel located near the Barbican in East London. Having reopened its doors in July 2019, this new-look hotel is housed in a redbrick building with arched windows right on Old Street and contains 89 rooms, which are mainly double/twin. I stayed here for one night in August 2019 and this is my review of my visit. To give you a real feel for the hotel, I’ve included my own images […]

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Fabulous things to do in London this summer

Are you visiting London this summer? Or are you a local looking for the best that your city has to offer now the sun is (finally) out? Well, luckily for you, I’ve handpicked the best of everything the UK capital has to offer over the next couple of months. From Peaches’ new variety show to my Lipsync1000 grand finale performance (!!!), there are so many fabulous things to do in London this summer. So, when does summer start this year? […]

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Review: Kip Hotel Hackney

Open since early 2016, the Kip Hotel is a budget 2-star hotel located near Hackney Central in East London. Housed in a new-build property just off the high street, this hotel has 105 rooms, which vary from single rooms to eight bunk beds to a penthouse. I stayed here for one night in December 2018 and this is my review of my visit. To give you a real feel for the hotel, I’ve included my own images below. If you […]

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Review: The East London Hotel

Open since summer 2018, The East London Hotel is a budget 3.5-star hotel located near Bethnal Green in East London. Housed in a new-build property in a bustling area, this hotel has 161 rooms, which are mainly all double and twin rooms plus a couple of family rooms that sleep up to four people. I stayed here for one night in January 2019 and this is my review of my visit. To give you a real feel for the hotel, […]

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Review: Point A Hotel London Shoreditch

Open since early 2017, the Point A Hotel London Shoreditch is a budget 3-star hotel located near Old Street in East London. Housed in a new build property on a quiet street, this hotel has 181 rooms, which are mainly all doubles and twins plus a couple of single rooms. This property is one of a number of Point A Hotels in London; the budget hotel chain also has other locations in Kings Cross, Canary Wharf, Westminster, Paddington – plus […]

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Fabulous things to do this winter in London

Spending this winter in London? Or simply looking for some fabulous things to do during this icy season? Well, luckily for you, I’ve handpicked the best of everything the busy UK capital has to offer over the next couple of months. From Cate Blanchett at the National Theatre to feminist topless raves, there are so many fabulous things to do in London this winter. So, when does winter start this year? Most people in the UK go by the astronomical […]

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Fabulous East London locals’ guide

I clearly remember the theme tune to EastEnders from my childhood; it was only shown in Australia until 1991, long before Dame Barbara Windsor graced its screen, but that song still made an impression. Little did I know that I would end up spending over a decade living so close to its fictional location. This part of town has changed enormously since I arrived in London nearly 13 years ago but I still love it. From Whitechapel to Walthamstow, each area […]

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Fabulous local: Iain’s guide to East London

I can’t imagine being more proud of my (not so) little brother Iain. He’s always been such a dude, even as a little kid: the chilled-out one you could always rely on, with the sweetest temperament and big smile. Not much has changed since he grew up, except that he’s become the hardest working person I know – and thankfully all that effort has paid off. He was nominated for International Bartender of the Year in 2016 and the two […]

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Gluten-free chain restaurants and cafes in London

London has an abundance of chain restaurants and cafes; some are big international brands like Pizza Hut, Pret and Starbucks, whilst others are very UK specific, like Wahacca, Leon and Zizzi. Over the past couple of years, there has been a huge increase in the attention they’ve paid to their gluten-free customers, so now many of them have clearly marked items on their menus! Pretty much wherever you are, there will be one of these gluten-free restaurants in London. So […]

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