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What a load of rubbish

We’ve had a look at some ingenious examples of how we can make use of pretty much anything, finding the best flea markets, art installations and upcycling workshops where you can purchase that throne (or unwanted chair, depending on how you see it).

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The secrets of Hampstead

Hampstead is embarking on route taken by Notting Hill with the release of the film Hampstead, shot and set in this leafy and beautiful North London suburb. So before the area receives a flood of visitors, we delved into the nooks and crannies to bring you where the tourists (and guides) don’t even think about going.

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We found ice in London

The summer’s starting to flex its muscles here in London. As the thermometer creeps up, we still find ourselves in the office and desperate for some cooling-off time. Funnily enough, the capital has a number of places filled with cool, refreshing, icy activities. Ice walls, rinks, bars: they’re all there, including some of the best gelato you will find this side of Italy. 

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