I think it’s safe to say that we’re going to experience a pretty big anti-climax next week as the London 2012 Olympics comes to an end.  But in the wake of one of the best and most memorable events of the year, where the city and the country shined, London is set to become THE place to visit. So rather than dress yourself in London 2012 official merchandise for the rest of the year, why not…

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Cafes can be great places to escape the madness of the world and Islington is a perfect London location for a more relaxed afternoon. It’s close to the heart of the action (Angel being in Zone 1 on the underground ) but it has a calmer atmosphere than its Oxford Circus or Covent Garden relatives. So I was quite excited when I discovered The Coffee Works Project there a few weeks ago, especially as it’s a nearby area.   It looked like another great addition near to Camden Passage,which is great for wandering through, but unfortunately it was closed at the time so I had…

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…to escape the Olympics.  If you’re not experiencing Olympic fever right now, you might be looking for somewhere on the internet which isn’t all about sport.  Blogs are great places to go to for honest reviews, great photography, fashion updates and sneak peaks into the lives of others either similar to you or a world from it, across the country or around the world.  So I thought I’d round up five great blogs talking about plenty of other things going on in the world right now.   Sweet Thing…

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I’m not ashamed to admit that I’ve got full on Olympic fever! It’s pretty hard not to embrace London 2012 living in the centre of the main action and the build up starting some months (if not years!) ago.  We’ve had Boris booming out on the underground on our morning commute and the city has been covered by a sea of fuscia pink you can’t miss!  I also think Londoners have few choices, it’s either get involved or…

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Welcome to the first in a new series of posts I’m calling ‘Friday finds’ ! This City Life is all about finding new places to make living in the city worthwhile, but lately I’ve noticed the list of places in London I’d like to eat, drink and ponder in outweighs the time (and money) I have to try them all out and share with you.  So ‘Friday finds’ will cover all the places going on…

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