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Expensive postcode, super cheap rent: Become a live-in property guardian

Expensive postcode, super cheap rent: Become a live-in property guardian

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.

Diwana, restaurant review: finding real Indian food

Diwana, restaurant review: finding real Indian food

The First Pint is on a mission to find all the ‘real’ international experiences in London. The things we miss. The things that are just like at home. The things you thought you couldn’t get here. The first installment of our series takes on Indian food at the Diwana Bhel Poori in Euston.

The Lamb and Flag: pub review

The Lamb and Flag: pub review

Historic yet unpretentious, this shabby tavern is full of character and atmosphere – and it’s got six real ales!

Dr Strangelove on a singleton’s Christmas

Dr Strangelove on a singleton’s Christmas

He’s back. Dr Strangelove, the First Pint’s resident expert on ladies, love and life has returned with some seasonal musings. For all the men in the room, bear in mind that the singe lady is “spectacularly approachable at this time of year”.

The Indian YMCA buffet: Prices to dhal for

The Indian YMCA buffet: Prices to dhal for

Like Indian food? Don’t like those prices? Then step down to Central London and discover the Indian YMCA. Food for students and natives, that will make your mouth water. Stop paying tourist prices and discover the Indian goodness!

The Irate Irishwoman – will the Big feckin’ Freeze give us a break?

The Irate Irishwoman – will the Big feckin’ Freeze give us a break?

Remember our Angry Russian? We’ve found an Irate Irishwoman to rant in his absence. First up: British airports’ inability to deal with a couple of snowflakes.

Christmas Shopping Online: Bargains and Savings

Christmas Shopping Online: Bargains and Savings

The First Pint has compiled a list of money-saving websites – perfect for a bit of last-minute Christmas shopping!