When Jonas Aurell and his wife came to London, they realised that you could only really get three kinds of sandwiches for lunch – wraps, ciabattas and the good, old triangles. They decided to do something about that, and opened the Scandinavian Kitchen.
You might think you’ve got it all sorted with friends, flatmates and contacts, but it’s far too easy to become lonely in London. We’ve spoken to people who know how to handle loneliness, sadness and depression in the big city.
You may have noticed the Polish Poems displayed all over the London Underground at the moment. Here is their story.
London can be an expensive city to go out in and gigs or concerts can reach extortionate heights if you add up the cost of tickets, over-priced drinks and travel fares; But there are some musical bargains to be had – The First Pint has done a bit of research and compiled a list of free and cheap classical music events around the capital. Enjoy!
We’ve all heard about it, but is it as hot as people say? And does it make you faint? To find out, Amie Tsang stretches her yoga muscles in the 40°C heat at Bikram yoga classes.
Like many other Bulgarian immigrants who came to London after the fall of Communism, Teodor thought of Great Britain as a Kingdom of Opportunities. But he quickly realised that things don’t come easy to non-EU citizens.
Living on the cheap in London does not usually equal comfort and style. But for very little sums, or even for free, you can become a caretaker of a landmark property.
Tired of TFL? Gemma van der Kamp takes you through the city’s second-hand bicycle outlets in search for a smooth ride.
It’s that time of year again for the flat hunting feeding frenzy. Here we offer advice and tips on searching for flats, watching for deals, and keeping your temper.
Relaxing swims in rivers and ponds are all the rage right now. Lidos beware! The motto of the revolution could well be: tributary, estuary, sea.
It may be surprising for anyone living in London to learn that barnyard animals and green fields could be just around their corner, but in fact there are a large number of City Farms throughout London.
The Thames is said to be at its cleanest in 200 years. A new book has inspired a generation of ‘wild swimmers’. The Outdoor Swimming Society is on a mission to free swimmers from ‘chlorinated captivity’. Can Londoners come out to play?
Want to escape London for your holiday? Rijuta Dey gives an insight into the wonders that await you if you travel to Wales.
The Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park has always been London’s symbol for free speech. But is it really? The First Pint investigates.
Independent breweries are creating beers inspired by their favourite bands and songs. Silvia Rothlisberger explores a new generation of artisan brewers.