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    IT has been more than 25 years since the last of the fruit and vegetable traders moved out of Old Spitalfields Market in Horner Square and into the far less cramped confines of New Spitalfields Market, five miles east...

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    You can usually expect the air to smell pretty sweet on Valentine’s Day, but this year a City florist is doing one better, delivering bouquets using the Square Mile’s new bike delivery scheme to help tackle toxic pollution. Smithfield-based florist Longmans,...

  • Life in the landmark Barbican Estate has long been a subject of fascination for those on the outside of its fortress-like facade, but interior designer and resident for more than 20 years Michele Haynes can sum it up in one word.

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    Christmas in London brings with it time-honoured traditions like festive sandwiches, mulled wine, and racing around town to try and tick all the items off your shopping list before the calendar strikes 25 December. There are partners to ‘surprise’ with items they have...

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    TO some, Guildhall Yard is a historic meeting place. Others see a (sometimes) sunny spot to grab some lunch. Elisabeth Mainelli has always thought that with a few fairy lights and a couple of sausages, it would be the perfect...

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    Brown shoes and loud ties remain the City’s top sartorial sins, according to a report on unspoken dress codes in the banking sector released late last year. The study by the Social Mobility Commission found City workers should stick to safe, conservative...

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    There is no shortage of weird and wonderful places to do a day’s work in London that aren’t your office. From hole-in-the-wall cafes to a houseboat on the canal, the advent of technology and flexitime means that we can pretty much pitch up anywhere with a...

  • WHAT do artisanal coffee beans, hand soap and bottled water all have in common? Everyday items that you might find in different aisles of supermarkets up and down the country, and yet all three will be lined up side-by-side at Borough Market this weekend as...

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    LET’S get one thing straight right off the bat: Not Just a Shop looks like just a shop. It’s a particularly colourful shop; brightening up a grey stretch of High Holborn with windows full of limited edition homewares, stationery, accessories, and...

  • Jewellery designer Sarah Straussberg is a first time exhibitor at the Goldsmiths’ Fair next week, but her connection with the annual jewellery showcase goes right back to her formative years. “I’ve been visiting since I was about...