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Hidden Gem: Katsute 100 in Islington, London

Newly opened o-chaya (tea house) Katsute 100 in Islington, at the Camden Passage on Islington High Street just north of Angel tube station, brings something new to London’s otherwise saturated selection of cafes – a wide range of Japanese teas including yuzu teas, sakura (cherry blossom) teas and many others, to be enjoyed by the pot together with a selection of Japanese…

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What’s on the menu at Krispy Kremes in the UK in 2017?

It’s not so long ago that the only place you could get Krispy Kreme donuts (or doughnuts, if you’re British) in the UK was Harrods department store. Fortunately they’re now readily available in supermarkets like Tesco and in various cafes and concessions in railways stations like Paddington and malls like Westfield London. So what’s on the menu in 2017 at…

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Airlines don’t want you to know this trick to get the cheapest flight prices

Here’s a legitimate hack for getting the best flight prices online that really works. Using this method, we got a round trip from London, to Beijing, to Tokyo, back to Beijing and back to London, over the course of a month, for less than £490 per person. The same flights booked directly on the airline’s website, were quoted at £1900! In…

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Why are take out and eat in prices different in London?

If you’re eating in coffee shops, cafes or takeouts in the UK, sometimes you will see two prices listed, one for eat in and one for takeaway. The reason for this is that in theory the level of sales tax, or VAT, applied should be different (lower) for takeout food compared to food eaten on the premises. It’s nothing to…

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Ride the Tube in London and get twice as many competition entries in Android Pay promotion

To encourage take up of their newly launched Android Pay system, that lets you use your NFC enabled Android phone in place of your Oyster card or contactless bank card, Google are running their shop.tap.reward promotion throughout December in the UK that offers a chance to win a gift voucher up to £500 or cinema tickets at a number of UK…

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Hidden Gem: Atariya sushi shop and fishmonger in London

While most of London’s Japanese supermarkets and restaurants can be found in the central Piccadilly area in close proximity to the Japanese embassy, there’s a smaller suburban enclave where many Japanese families settle in west London, about 20 to 30 minutes ride westbound on the Central Line from Oxford Circus, at West Acton. Turn left out of the Tube station there…

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Hidden Gem: Yoyo Kitchen Japanese restaurant and takeaway in London

Owner Yoichi Iguchi (known as Yoyo) has worked for over 20 years as a chef. Born in Tokyo, he initially trained at the prestigious Ginza Asta, before moving to London in 1995. Working in Japanese restaurants including Mayfair’s Nobu, he made sushi for stars including Madonna, Robert de Niro and Kylie Minogue, and since 1999 has been the main fish…

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Kitkat flavours in London

While Japan may be famous for their exotic varieties of KitKats, visitors to the UK can also enjoy a range of flavours, albeit more traditional ones, some available year round, and some as short term promotions. Flavours of KitKat found in the UK include at various times white chocolate, orange, mint, peanut butter, cookies and cream, cookie dough, toffee and…

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