London

Closing times, huge queues, expensive bar tabs… Who needs it? Chris Osburn spurns another night out in London to live it up in the shires instead. The country house party has returned, and it’s in full swing. Terribly fun and mildly frisky, White Blackbird has been hosting swanked-up weekend getaways…

Known in its heyday as ‘London’s Larder’, the 4.5 acres of Borough Market in Southwark is the capital’s oldest food market, and its origins can be traced back to Roman times although it has moved several times since (so whether you’re inclined to call it the same market would depend…

They’ve taken place in New York, LA, Chicago, Paris, Vienna and, now in 2010, in London. StreetWars is a three-week long water assassination competition and our reporter, Sameer Patel, is a marked man. (Photos by RJ Fernandez, released courtesy of The Shadow Government). Monday morning, a ringing wakes me up.…

Once charged with the all important job of supplying the HP factory with saucy spices, London’s canals now offer residents (and visitors) a delightful change of pace. Words and photos by Magda Wrzeszcz. The idea of Regent’s Canal came to life in 1802, to create a link between the newly-opened…

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Armed with trowels, and possibly a sturdy pair of gloves, an underground movement of horticulturalists are defying the law to change the faces of our cities…  Michael Bailey reports on a new type of germ warfare in London. “They know what I’m doing but they don’t talk about it.” These…