Winner – Mariposa Explores…the Neasden Temple

12 05 2010

Winner of the most recent So You Think You Know London challenge, Mariposa, explores Neasden Temple in her guest post spot. Words and pictures by Mariposa.

One of the things I love most about London is its cultural and ethnical diversity. Within twenty minutes you can pass through an area which is mainly Afro-Caribbean, come through a Bangladeshi quarter and end up in a part of town which is populated by hundreds of Haredi Jews. With this great mix of cultures, not only can you enjoy all types of food you can only think of – from authentic Chinese dumplings in Chinatown to a fantastic Indian curry on Brick Lane, explore little Vietnamese supermarkets or Polish convenience stores, admire traditional Indian Saris or African gowns in clothes stores in the parts of London where these cultures are widely spread.

You can also learn almost as much about cultures and religions of the world as if you were to visit the most far away countries around the globe. You could say that you need not even leave London to embark on a tour around the world.

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We have a winner!

18 03 2010

Mariposa has correctly guessed the latest MyMetropole So you think you know London post – The Camden Stables Market, one of my absolute favourite London locations! As promised, Mariposa has won herself her own MyMetropole post to show us something creative + oh-so-London, so stay tuned!





Name this London location #5

15 03 2010

This is one of my favourite London locations. Name it and score yourself a MyMetropole post to show off even more of your skillz…showcase your writing, your photos, your short films or clips…

Good luck!

Name this London location





Winner! Emyr Thomas of Bon Vivant

8 02 2010

As promised, the winner of the Name this London Location post recently (Inamo, Soho hi-tech Asian restaurant) has earned MyMetropole inches to talk about anything in the world. Emyr Thomas has chosen to enlighten us as to the area of Mayfair….

The Magic of Mayfair – Traditional Elegance with a Contemporary Twist

Emyr Thomas, founder of Bon Vivant, a concierge and lifestyle management company in London, shares his thoughts on London’s grande dame.

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So you think you know London…Name this London location!

17 01 2010

Name this London location

Name this London location

Name this London location in the comment box below and show off your stuff in a MyMetropole blog post. You have free reign to show off your writing or your photos, though of course we’d like it to be London or Britain-related, if you can swing it!  Read the post from the most recent winner, Barb Alexander of TudorTudor blog.





Winner! Barb Alexander knows London…

18 12 2009

Colombia Road - MissDani

Barb Alexander of The Tudor Tudor Blog: Making the Dynasty Wicked Cool named this London location above: Colombia Road!

As promised – A guest post from Barb’s wicked cool Tudor Tudor blog

The official YouTube account of London’s historic royal palaces offers a lively and well-produced clip of the Tudor festivities at the beautiful and grand Hampton Court Palace, just outside the city.  If you can’t get to the palace this Christmas season, give it a view!
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The Tudor Tutor: Making the Dynasty Wicked Cool!

Hi, I’m Barb Alexander, creator and writer of the Tudor Tutor blog, and former junior high and high school English teacher. Where there’s literature to teach, there’s history to teach! As a teacher, I got the biggest rush out of explaining historical people and events to teens in an exciting and relatable way. To be honest, that’s how I prefer to learn history as well — in my opinion, when our past is presented in an overly-scholarly, dusty way, it can be awfully yawn-inducing.
The history of the Tudor dynasty is a total soap opera and I’d love for everyone to have fun with it (learning something wouldn’t hurt, either!). The Tudor Tutor aims to do just that. You’re invited to check out the blog, join the Facebook group, and follow me on Twitter.

Many thanks to MyMetropole for the guest spot!





So you think you know London – Name this London location

14 12 2009

Go on, you think you know this London location? In which famous London market street is this letter box located?

Give it a go in the comments below. The winner can have MyMetropole column inches to use to their heart’s delight – post your pictures, promote yourself or a group your involved with, post a guest post…Good Luck!