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Sarap at the Sun & 13 Cantons

Unofficial rules of culinary London, no. 117: any pop-up at the Sun & 13 Cantons is going to be a cracker. Actually, I have no idea if that’s t...

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How To Power Through the Freelancing Dry Spells

There’s so much to love about being freelance. The freedom to manage your workload and take a stroll around the block whenever you feel like it, th...

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Bruce Chatwin and Commuting in the City

As a freelance writer, I spend most of my time working from home. When it comes to labour, my life is almost completely domestic: my routine takes ...

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Taking time off when you’re self-employed

Sometimes being a freelancer can really hinder your sense of time-off and self-care, and in some cases make it stop altogether. Unless you get a go...

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How to be a winning web developer and designer

Web designer is one of the most in-demand jobs in tech. The role is both exciting and challenging because to create excellent web experience you...

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Le Garrick: A piece of France that’s been plucked out and placed in Covent Garden

There are two types of people in London. Those that know and love Le Garrick, and those that haven’t been yet. Yeah, fair point, and no, I haven’t ...

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Running out of space: how co-working spaces affect gentrification

There’s a moment early in Hulu’s Fyre Festival documentary where the 21st-century pantomime villain Billy McFarlane introduces the digitally-integr...

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The Power Of Yoga

The year was 2013. I had just moved across the country for a job in the running industry and, as one would expect, my mileage and intensity was ram...

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8 Steps To Success When Launching A Freelance Interior Design Business

If you’ve got a keen eye, sharp sense of style and love making physical environments look the best they possibly can, launching a freelance interio...

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Culture To Ease Your Stress

Stress occupies a spectral position in the life of a freelancer. It waits in the wings and heckles you when the realities of juggling multiple jobs...

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Recipe: Berber Frittata

Cook and travel writer John Gregory-Smith is the author of several excellent books. This recipe – delicious warm or cold – is a great one to get yo...

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How To Get A Book Deal In 2019

World Book Day took place on March 7th and aims to encourage reading in schools, nurseries, libraries and workplaces. With the global celebration g...

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Follow the Umbrella: The Freelance London Tour Guides

The figure of the tour guide is one we’re all familiar with, from the person waving a raised flag as a line of people follow behind, to the smiling...

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Declutter Your Life with The KonMari Method

Everyone appreciates a tidy home. It’s aesthetically pleasing, improves our mood, and makes us feel like we’ve got our lives in order: clean ...

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Momo: The Truth Behind the Hysteria

You can’t have failed to have seen all the fuss and furore over the latest threat to the online safety of children over the last week or two. The s...

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Today’s Gems of South London’s Modern Art Scene

I’m always the first to admit to my lack of knowledge of the contemporary art world. It’s been my most glaring cultural shortcoming for as long as ...

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How to go freelance as an app developer

If you’re an app developer and tired of the normal Monday – Friday 9-5, thinking it’s time to become your own boss, or you’re jealous of frie...

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We don’t like Kricket, We love it

About four years ago, I was tipped off to the joys of Kricket, an Indian restaurant run by Will Bowlby and Rik Campbell in a shipping container at ...

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Dried up: What really happened at The Pool

The irony is not lost on me. One of the last pieces I wrote for The Pool, a Webby-winning website where I had been hired as the first member of sta...

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Post-season Pantos

British – and English – life is flecked with all sorts of absurdities. The self-conscious quirks that stuff the myth kitty of our cultu...

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