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The city’s full of second-hand and upcycled gems Waste not, want not: it’s a fine mantra to live by, encouraging us not to throw away unnecessarily what we’re finished with – be it food, clothing or furniture. London does quite a lot of that, with only around a third of our household waste being recycled. […]

London’s Borough Market re-opened its historic doors to the public today following the tragic London terror on June 3rd. The re-opening was commemorated with a minute’s silence and a ringing bell to remember the victims. In recognition of the wonderful things Borough Market has brought to London, the team here at UnderTheDoormat offer their top […]

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 […]

Whenever you read this, we’re pretty sure it’s already been a long week. So check out these four great activities that will give you a taste of something different this weekend. YOU CAN STAY INDOORS   1. Jump Higher and higher! You’ve always wanted to jump on trampolines everywhere all night, right ? Well, it’s now possible […]

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 […]

   1. Hokusai Exhibition : beyond the great wave ! I personally can’t wait to see the world’s most famous wave in London. Painted by the Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai who lived during the 19th century, The Wave is one of the world’s most recognized masterpieces. Come visit the exhibition and follow the artist’s journey through his […]

We know how peace of mind is important when it comes to moving (unless you’re after an adventure) – if you’re looking for a professional, reputable and efficient company, then here’s your stop at Kiwi Movers. Kiwi Movers in a nutshell: ♦ They’ve been moving stuff without fuss since 2007 ♦ Their professional movers are […]

We show you some of the capital’s biggest events of the summer, but also the more unusual and quirky festivals. The British have a strange concept of ‘enjoyment’ when it comes to the summer. Festivals see thousands descend upon various fields around the UK where, under a comforting blanket of cloud and refreshing showers of […]

Visiting a city for the first time (or the tenth!) can be a challenge. For somewhere as vast and diverse as London, we’ve found it can be particularly daunting. Lisa, our new (French) intern, describes her week in the (British) capital, with some sage advice for French visitors – whether tourist or expat.   1. French people […]

The rush, the heightened senses, the feeling of being on top of the world, shouting “let’s go again!”, accomplishment, bravura. Or maybe staring up with fear, wondering how quickly you can leave, what a terrible mistake you’ve made, why am I here, somebody else can go first, agreeing to do it in the first place […]

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