Primrose Bakery – Kind of Overrated

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If you love to bake and enjoy looking at new cookbooks in bookshops, you have probably heard of or come across the Primrose Bakery cookbook. In London you don’t even have to be in a bookshop to find it, they now sell it in Urban Outfitters. Imagine my disappointment to finally try a cupcake from this famous bakery, when after traipsing through the residential side of Primrose Hill, in reality it didn’t live up to the hype.

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Latte at Lanka

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Lanka is a Japanese café and coffee shop near Primrose Hill, on Regent’s Park Road. It has a stylish interior, with a brick wall and bar for customers to sit at, including bamboo placemats that give the café an authentic Japanese feel. Japanese gourmet chef Masayuki Hara owns Lanka. I saw Hara today walking around the café chatting to customers about new cakes that he was making, he seems like a chatty guy but as it was my first time and I knew nothing of his food, I just watched in awe as regular customers made friendly comments about his past cakes and creations. Continue reading

Top 10 Free Things to Do in London

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This may be your first year in London as a student or it may be your third, but by now you must know the streets to avoid for tourists and the places that get so busy and boring that you can’t bear to face them. Let’s be honest, Oxford Street and Covent Garden will never be as great as the first time you went. But sometimes the tourist attractions can look so appealing, especially if they’re free! So here are Those London Students’ pick of the top 10 free things you can do in London.

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When The Sun Comes Out, So Does London

 

It’s true that we like to talk about the weather in England. Whatever it’s doing, it’s always a conversation starter, an awkward silence breaker and just a general point of interest.

This week the UK has had a heat wave and with temperatures reaching highs of 29°c in the capital, this was absolutely no fun. The tube was hot, it was sticky and crowded at the fresher’s fayre, old people were wearing next to nothing at the park, the endless list of negatives could go on and on.

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