'You meet such inspirational characters.' Ruth Corney

Why Highgate Ponds are ‘the perfect getaway’

It’s finally outdoor swimming season. Here photographer Ruth Corney explains their appeal in her own words and pictures

22 Jul 2016

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Absolutely rammed. Crowds hit the beach on one of the hottest days last summer. Photo: SE

Camden Beach 2016: what to expect this year

The wildly popular Chalk Farm Road playa is back for a month from the end of July

21 Jul 2016

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MUST DO: Kentish Town’s secret cinema

Have a movie-like adventure at a surprise NW5 location. Plus aerial performances, pop-up art and a boozer in the park

21 Jul 2016

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Why I swim in the Men’s Ponds every week of the year

There are no special lanes, areas, no wi-fi hotspots, creature-comforts or VIP areas for the haves to lord it over the have-nots

21 Jul 2016

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Check out these Polaroids of Londontown

An absorbing new photographic book explores the city from ‘pram to grave’

19 Jul 2016

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A squid cone. Photo: PR

Tenner Or Less: Squid Kitchen at Rose & Crown

It’s a battle of battered tentacle versus chorizo at the Torriano Avenue pub’s latest pop-up

15 Jul 2016

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KenFishTown: not bad or cod do batter?

It’s just opened a couple of doors down from The Forum. We check out NW5’s pun-tastic new plaice

12 Jul 2016

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Is weekend breakfast at Pizza East much cop?

The ultimate lazy local morning option. Even if service was a bit touch and go…

07 Jul 2016

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Sarah Park Meets: Gessica Di Giovanni, sommelier, Meat NW5

‘It’s important to spit it out because you need to taste it with your gums’

07 Jul 2016

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Woven Gold, the Helen Bamber Foundation music group, includes people from Algeria, Burma, Chechnya, Iran, Kurdistan and Pakistan. Photo: HBF

The local charity you need to know about

The Helen Bamber Foundation work with survivors of torture and human cruelty. Rachel Schon tells us why it needs your support

05 Jul 2016

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