London

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The South Bank of the River Thames earned its reputation as an entertainment district back in the Middle Ages when Londoners used to swarm here to enjoy unlicensed theatre performances, as well as more ribald activities such as prostitution and bear-baiting...

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It was in Camden's Electric Ballroom venue that Sid Vicious gave his now infamous "Sid Sods Off" concert to raise money for his and Nancy's flights to the US, although that's not the only reason...

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Sherlock Holmes used it to defeat Moriaty at the Reisenbach Falls, but what exactly is Bartitsu and is it still relevant today? We arm Michael Bailey with a cloak, umbrella and top hat and send him to find out… After not contributing to Urban Travel Blog for some time I…

This summer Brits have been flocking to parks, castles and riversides to watch cinema under the stars. Unlike Saturday night at the movies however, Sasha Arms does care which picture she sees… (photos by Nomad Cinema) The UK is a big fan of just about anything that can ‘pop up’…

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Despite being virtually unknown, hard-to-find and gone-in-a-flash, London’s pop up restaurants are the capital’s latest food phenomenon. Sasha Arms, editor of Foodie Magazine, previews the best for summer 2011. It’s time to admit it. Pop up restaurants in London are now well and truly embedded into the city’s culinary landscape,…