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‘Art of selling apartments in London revealed’, The Times

"Ballymore is getting creative at its huge residential developments in London by putting culture at their heart"

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Stars join Guggi for the launch of ‘Rice Bowl’

An evocative new sculpture, the first in the UK by the influential Irish artist Guggi, has arrived at Embassy Gardens – conferring another powerful boost to the cultural vibrancy of Nine Elms, south of the Thames.

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Major arts festival debuts at City Island and Goodluck Hope

The most ambitious arts festival to be staged in London’s docklands is planned on the Leamouth peninsular in late September bringing together a local galaxy of 150 independent arts organisations to forge “an incredible island of the arts.”

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Pioneers of modern living

The Isokon in north London is a classic example of the quest for viable ways people can live together - a challenge that has exercised the minds of developers and architects for decades and continues today.

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Rock around the dock

London ‘s 2012 Olympics has been credited with kickstarting the regeneration of east London but more than 20 years earlier a rock spectacular made docklands a destination.

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Food glorious food heads south for the summer

A choice selection of London’s most popular street traders is heading for Embassy Gardens market on Saturday July 28 offering an international range of mouth-watering produce - from fresh pasta to swordfish burgers, from cookies and fudge to Japanese gyoza dumplings.

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Destination south for London’s all-night arts festival

The capital’s largest free contemporary arts festival is heading south of the river with a dozen internationally renowned artists exhibiting in new and iconic locations from the Hayward Gallery through Nine Elms to Battersea Power Station.

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Dedicated followers of fashion

Fashionistas descended on London City Island for the opening of an exhibition showcasing work by students of the Fashion Business School at the London College of Fashion, UAL.

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Taste sensation: EG’s Saturday food market returns for a summer season

After a successful launch last autumn, the Embassy Gardens Market is back – and set to become a regular Saturday destination throughout the summer showcasing a mouth-watering range of street food from around the world.

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Say it with flowers

Ever wished you could put together the perfect personalised bouquet. A one-off Saturday event in mid-May at Embassy Gardens will show you how

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Weekend walks - London City Island & Goodluck Hope

With spring nearly sprung, there’s no better way to discover one of Dockland’s most historic areas than on foot, starting and ending at Ballymore’s eponymous ‘red bridge’ over Bow Creek

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Design your dream home with the experts

The next best thing to buying a new home is the adventure of finding your own style that works with how you want to live. But for many, interior design can present a challenge

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Local artists join forces

London City Island’s residents are to show their work alongside professionals from neighbouring Trinity Art Studios in a novel pop-up exhibition

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The London Design Festival 2017 - the young creatives making waves

Buying original pieces for a new home can be daunting. Why not tap into the work of five young cutting edge designers to give your apartment that 'wow' factor - from recycled plastics, computer-generated wall hangings, inventive woodwork, printed leather rugs to ‘posh’ pots?

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Swimming through history

At first glance, taking a dip in the docks may not rank among the most obvious advantages of 21st century docklands living. But open water swimming – or ‘wild swimming’ as it’s called – is becoming Britain’s fastest growing participatory sport, according to Sport England.

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Canary sings a new tune

Keep the whole family entertained over the Easter Holidays with our special roundup of the best things to do at Canary Wharf. From one of the largest inner-city farms in Europe to theatre and jazz, plan a fun filled day out in one of London's most vibrant new districts.

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London Design Festival 2017- what to see and do

All you need is a map and plenty of stamina to get the best out of the capital’s annual celebration of design, says Barbara Chandler.

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From computers to coffee pots: 5 objects that tell the story of modern design.

The Design Museum reopens later this month in the former Commonwealth Institute building in Kensington High Street, west London. John Pawson’s conversion of the iconic 1960s building gives the museum three times more space than it had in its former home in Southwark. Chief curator Justin McGuirk picks five surprising and eclectic objects from the permanent display.

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Best foot forward

There’s no better way to understand the importance of London’s famous waterway than walking beside it, accompanied by specialist guide, Rob Smith.

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My design classics

Michael Sodeau is director of Michael Sodeau Studio that designs furniture, home products, lighting, and rugs, and interiors and exhibitions. He is art directing designjunction, part of the London Design Festival running from 17th-25th September. Here, he talks to Liz Bury about his favourite design objects.

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From Google to Guinness: your chance to visit great buildings that have shaped Dublin over time

The transformation of Dublin’s docks from a collection of derelict warehouses into a European hub for some of the world’s largest tech firms is the big draw at this year’s Open House Dublin.

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A very British institution

Taking afternoon tea is officially cool but what should accompany the perfect cuppa? Over a Ceylon Black, Julie Tomlin asks the experts for their advice.

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Design classics

British rug designer Helen Yardley will transpose her studio full of richly coloured rugs and wall hangings to Craft Central, St John’s Square, for the duration of Clerkenwell Design Week. Here she talks about her favourite design objects and why she treasures her vacuum cleaner.

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Building a buzz

The annual city-wide celebration of architecture returns for the entire month of June with over 200 activities stretching across every corner of London.

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All the fun of the fair

For just three days in May, London’s design quarter opens its doors with a packed calendar of events and exhibitions and a chance to see international and emerging design brands in unique surroundings, from an underground dungeon to one of the capital’s most iconic nightclubs.

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Flower power

From community vegetable patches to street installations and performance art, Chelsea Fringe is full of inspiration and great advice for a new generation of urban gardeners.

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