The Quality Chop Shop. A beautiful butcher and delicatessen shop by Fraher Architects. As seen on Dezeen.

Make sure to check out Cereal Magazine’s city guide before you go to London.

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Métier, Small Businesses in London is a lovely book by photographer Laura Braun published through her own Paper Tiger Books, about London-based small-scale independent and specialist businesses and the people who run them. In a time when the high streets of London are taking on a more and more corporate character, this book offers an unusual and interesting perspective on the city and an insight into the working lives of people who strongly identify with their occupation. In total Laura has photographed 26 people and their places of work, accompanied by a short text about each person and business and an afterword by sociologist Dawn Lyon. read more…

Paul Smith just opened his renewed shop in London with this beautiful facade by 6A Architects! As shared on Superfuture.

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Sou Fujimoto is the latest and youngest architect who designed the prestigious temporary structure in front of the Serpentine Gallery, which this year was opened on the 8th of June. Made out of 20mm steel poles the structure has taken in nearly 3800 square feet of the London gallery’s front lawn. It is designed as a flexible, multi-purpose social space, with a café inside it. Fujimoto and his team designed the building with the ambition to persuade people to enter and interact with the pavilion throughout its four-month presence in London’s Kensington Gardens. The official photography of the pavilion was commissioned to my brother Iwan Baan. read more…

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This week The House of Peroni will open its doors in London. For one month only it will showcase todays most exciting creative talent defining contemporary Italian culture. You will get a chance to attend at events and workshops including a talk with Giovanni Alessi Anghini about what inspired the creation of his iconic products, a tour with Andrea Morgante looking at the Italian influence on Londonʼ skyline and much more. read more…

When in London make sure to visit the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion with this amazing installation by Sou Fujimoto. (Photography by Iwan Baan)

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Established in 2011 by Edward Godden and Joseph Lewis, The Travelling Gin Company provides a unique drinking experience straight from their vintage delivery bicycles. The two Brits conveniently dressed in aprons from Labour and Wait serve up the ultimate Gin and Tonic and also specialize in other gin based cocktails. Godden and Lewis see their venture as “a pop-up drinks project.” read more…

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Find. Eat. Drink. is an online database and iOS app that highlights the best restaurants, drinking holes, and food shops around the world, according to professionals in the industry. This includes experts like Michelin-star chefs, coffee roasters, bartenders, sommeliers and food writers giving their personal recommendations in a fashion that reminds of the recently released printed guide Where Chefs Eat. Find. Eat. Drink. lets one browse offerings in over 120 major cities worldwide, utilizing the app there’s the option to use your location to show you what’s nearby, filtered by particular cuisine and price class. read more…

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East-London gallery, restaurant and performance space The Wapping Project is hosting as of the 24th of January a very interesting project named PASSAGE. The audiovisual immersive installation was first staged in the Leonardo da Vinci Museum in Milan in April 2012 and has now landed at the Boiler House in one of London’s most interesting art venues. read more…

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Diptyque just opened a new store in London at 62 Leadenhall Market. Designed by the British designer Christopher Jenner it is a wonderful clash between English patterning and French luxury. In his own words: “Oversized library cabinets shooting skyward are furnished with multi-layered classic mouldings and fitted with secret cupboards in English brass, stained Glass read more…

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Port Magazine made a lovely video featuring The Vintage Showroom, a company formed in 2007 to house an ever growing archive of vintage showroom and accessories collected by Douglas Gunn and Roy Luckett. In the following years the company has become one of the leading resources for vintage menswear in the UK, with their archive covering the early mid 20th century and specializing in international work, military and sports clothing, classic English tailoring and country wear. Douglas and Roy have divided their business in two particular ends. On the one side there is the appointment only showroom/studio mainly used by designers and stylists which is situated near London’s Notting Hill. On the other end there is the, open for everyone, retail outlet located on Earlham Street in Covent Garden’ Seven Dials. read more…

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During our recent visit to London we stayed at the on July the 4th opened citizenM Bankside hotel. A choice that wasn’t made in vain. The hotel, part of the Dutch citizenM chain, houses on 20 Lavington Street in Southwark and offers 192 tastefully designed and furnished rooms. When approaching the front of the hotel the words Another World is Possible greet the visitor from above the entrance, and almost feels like a personal welcome. read more…

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While in London I’ve visited the good folks at Sane Communications and came back extremely excited and inspired by what they are doing. They’ve just shared one of their new clients, Richard Anderson and his Ready to Wear collection, with me. A wonderful collection of ‘quintessential sartoria’ from Savile Row. The collection hosts a wide range of garments read more…