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SÄ mycket nu (London, livet) att jag knappt hinner med nÄgot annat Àn jobb; vi hörs i helgen med nya tips!

So much happening rn (London, life) that I barely have time for anything but work; but see you at the weekend with new London tips!!

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Maltby Street Market

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Efter att jag varit pĂ„ Fashion & Textile Museum i helgen promenerade jag typ fem minuter lĂ€ngre bort i Bermondsey för att besöka Maltby Street Market. Superfin matmarknad under en jĂ€rnvĂ€gsbro, med lokala bryggerier, restauranger och kafferosterier. Älskar sĂ„nt hĂ€r, Ă€lskar att det finns sĂ„ himla mycket sĂ„na hĂ€r stĂ€llen i London!

After visiting Fashion & Textile Museum this weekend, I walked like five minutes further away in Bermondsey to go to Maltby Street Market. Super cute food market under the railway arches, with local breweries, restaurants and coffe roasteries. Love this kind of place, love that there’s so many of them in London!

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HÀngde med den hÀr babeiga kompisen, Dimitra, som reppade Lobster Theremin. Hung out with this babe of a friend, Dimitra, who was repping Lobster Theremin.

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Vi Ă„t vĂ€ldigt, vĂ€ldigt god steak and chips med pepparkornsĂ„s. Inte billig – ÂŁ8 – men fint kött frĂ„n brittiska gĂ„rdar och nĂ„got av den godaste gatumaten jag Ă€tit. FrĂ„n The Beefsteaks, som man Ă€ven hittar pĂ„ Kerb.

Ate really, really good steak and chips with peppercorn sauce. Not the cheapest option on the market – ÂŁ8 – but grass-fed beef from British farms and some of the tastiest street food I’ve eaten. From The Beefsteaks, who also sell at Kerb.

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Sedan gick vi in i antikaffĂ€ren LASSCO som sĂ€ljer roliga möbler. Jag bara ”haha, det hĂ€r kĂ€nns som den gĂ„ngen vi var pĂ„ Brunswick House” och sĂ„ visar det sig att det ocksĂ„ Ă€r en LASSCO-butik, hah. *kĂ€nner till mina antikviteter*

Went into antiques shop LASSCO which sells cool furniture and I was like ”hah this reminds me of that time we were at Brunswick House” – turns out that’s a LASSCO-store too, heh. *know my antiques*

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Men vi var inte dÀr för att shoppa utan för att ta en öl i den superfina baren/restaurangen Lassco Bar & Dining som drivs av tvÄ kompisar till mig. KÀnde mig sÄ tacksam att sÄ mÄnga personer jag kÀnner nu jobbar pÄ de bÀsta barerna & matstÀllena? HÀngde dÀr ett tag och drack god öl som bryggts runt hörnet.

But we weren’t there to shop but to have a beer in the charming bar/restaurant Lassco Bar & Dining that’s run by two friends of mine. Felt so blessed that I know so many people now who work in the best bars and restaurants? Hung out for a while, and had tasty local beer that was brewed around the corner.

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Sedan gav vi lite pengar till trubaduren som satt utanför och rörde oss österut igen, men snart kommer jag tillbaks hit och Ă€ter! | Then we paid the troubadour outside some coins and headed back east, but I’ll be back here for food soon!

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Cocktails och pizzatorsdag i Shoreditch

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I torsdags var jag inbjuden till öppningen av Number 177 Bar & Kitchen pÄ Hoxton Street, en gata som jag bodde pÄ nÀr jag var ny i London i en gammal councilflat som hade ett trÀgolv och ett superfint badrum. Sov under trappan som Harry Potter men damn, det var en fin lÀgenhet!

This Thursday just gone I was invited to the opening of Number 177 Bar & Kitchen on Hoxton Street, where I lived when I first moved to London in an old council flat that had wooden floors and a beautiful bathroom. Slept under the stairs like Harry Potter, but it was a damn nice flat!

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Mötte upp Alici och Linda pĂ„ 177 som var trevligt och fullt av folk – vilket snabbt blev vĂ€ldigt fullt av folk! Köade ett tag för att fĂ„ en torsdagscocktail: | Met Alici and Linda at 177 which was nice and busy and quickly turned completely packed! Queued to get a Thursday cocktail:

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Och sedan en kycklingburgare: | And then a chicken burger:

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VÀldigt goda cocktails och burgaren var helt okej men inget sÀrskilt. Om ni Àr i krokarna och vill prova 177 sÄ rekommenderar jag deras cocktail med passionsfrukt, den var fantastiskt god.

Great cocktails and the chicken burger was nice but nothing special. If you’re around the area and want to try 177, the passion fruit cocktail is fantastic.

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Fortsatte sedan vidare till kvÀllens andra stopp, nya Pizza Pilgrims som ocksÄ ligger i Shoreditch och ocksÄ hade öppningskvÀll.

Continued on to the second stop of the night, the new Pizza Pilgrims which is also in Shoreditch and also had its opening night on Thursday.

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Den var superfint inredd, jag tyckte den var snyggare Àn PP i Covent Garden som Àr den enda andra jag varit pÄ. Gillade deras pizzakartongvÀg pÄ vÀgen ner till andra vÄningen:

I really liked the interior at this one, more so than at Pizza Pilgrims in Covent Garden, which is the only other one I’ve visited. I loved their pizza box wall between the first and second floors:

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Och de fina Campariflaskorna sÄklart: | And the beautiful Campari bottles, of course:

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I Shoreditch har de ingen alkohol-licens dock – men det har man löst genom att ha BYOB, Bring Your Own Booze, sĂ„ för den som vill ha en billig pizzakvĂ€ll Ă€r det ett superalternativ!

The Shoreditch PP doesn’t have an alcohol license but they’ve solved it by making it BYOB, so it’s also a pretty cheap alternative if you’re after a tasty pizza evening!

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Februarilördag i London

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AlltsÄ hur hÀrligt Àr det att det Àntligen börjar kÀnnas som vÄr hÀr? Min lördag började pÄ Well Street market och sedan fortsatte jag och min kompis Peter till Martello Hall. Det Àr en ny pizzarestaurang och pub som ligger i gamla London Fields Pub.

Seriously HOW nice is it that it finally feels like spring here? My Saturday started at Well Street market and then me and my friend Peter went to Martello Hall, a new pub and pizza restaurant in the old London Fields Pub.

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Jag har mĂ„nga minnen frĂ„n London Fields Pub – sĂ„ mĂ„nga sena nĂ€tter som spenderats dĂ€r…! – men pĂ„ slutet var den ganska kass sĂ„ det gjorde inte mig sĂ„ mycket att den Ă€r borta. SĂ€rskilt inte eftersom jag verkligen gillade Martello Hall.

I had a lot of memories from the London Fields Pub – a lot of late nights spent there! – but it was pretty crappy by the end so I’m not feeling too bad that it’s gone. Especially not as I really liked Martello Hall.

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Den Ă€r stor och snygg och OMG pizzan. | It’s roomy and nice-looking and OMG the pizza.

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Jag och Peter delade pĂ„ deras Smokey Bandit som bland annat har rökt pancetta och potatis, salvia, citron och tryffel. Det var pĂ„ allvar en av de godaste pizzorna jag Ă€tit i London, vill hemskt gĂ€rna Ă€ta den igen snart. Efter pizzan gick vi vidare uppför Mare Street…

Me and Peter shared their Smokey Bandit, which has smoked pancetta, potatoes, sage, lemon and truffles. Seriously one of the best pizzas I’ve had in London, I’d love to eat it again soon. After the pizza we continued up Mare Street…

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…till en annan ny favorit! Diddy’s, ett fint litet fik och bar. | …to another new favourite! Diddy’s, a cute little cafĂ© and bar.  Februarilordag i London - 1 (6)

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Älskade deras aperol spritz, somrig och god och humant pris (ÂŁ5.50.) Och gillade de fina fĂ€rgerna, orange och vitt och gröna vĂ€xter i sjĂ€lva baren och en snygg ljuslila toalett:

Loved their aperol spritz, summer-y, tasty and affordable (ÂŁ5.50). And I liked the colours of the interiors, orange and white and green plants in the bar and a nice pale lilac toilet:

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Kommer nog att komma tillbaks hit snart <3 . | Pretty sure I’ll be coming back here soon <3.

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Cocktails och pizza pÄ Bobby Fitzpatrick

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IgĂ„r besökte jag en ny restaurang och bar, Bobby Fitzpatrick i West Hampstead. Den har sĂ„ himla fin inredning, som ett sjuttiotalshem! | Yesterday I visited a new restaurant and bar, Bobby Fitzpatrick in West Hampstead. Really loved the interior, it’s like someone’s house in the 1970’s.

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Mycket vĂ€xter överallt och i badrummet var handtorken nog faktiskt frĂ„n sjuttiotalet? Och svenska flaggan-fĂ€rg pĂ„ kaklet. | A lot of plants everywhere and in the bathroom the hand dryer was actually from the 70’s? And the tiles were like the Swedish flag.

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De har en mÀngd olika smÄ snacks, pizza, hamburgare och cocktails. Cocktailsen var fantastiskt goda; jag gillade deras bÄl med ananasjuice och prosecco! Och drinkarna som de satte eld pÄ sÄklart. Verkar vara en ny trend, vÀrt att notera :)

The’ve got a lot of small snacks as well as pizza, burgers and cocktails. The cocktails were great; I really liked the punch with pineapple juice and prosecco! And the cocktail they sat fire to was really tasty. Seems to be a new trend, so take note :) Bobby Fitzpatrick - 1 (2)

HÀngde med min kompis Shanu och hade supertrevligt. LÄÄÄng catch-up + pizza + cocktails = bra torsdagkvÀll. | Hung out with my friend Shanu and had such a good night. Loong catch-up (totally overdue) + pizza + cocktails = good Thursday night.

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Skulle prova hamburgaren om jag kom hit igen eftersom jag inte tyckte pizzorna var superimponerade, de smakade lite som Dominospizza. Snacksen var dock goda, och jag Ă€lskade inredningen, stĂ€mningen och musiken, som givetvis ocksĂ„ var sjuttiotalig – kommer ihĂ„g att de spealde Rod Stewart och typ Foreigner? Kan tĂ€nka mig att det hĂ€r Ă€r ett superbra stĂ€lle för en festlig fredagkvĂ€ll!

Would try the burger if I came back here as I wasn’t that impressed by the pizza, it was a bit like Dominos? (Though hey, maybe all pizza was like that in the 70s?) But the snacks were great and I loved the interiors, the atmosphere and the music. It was obviously also from the 70’s – I remember they played Rod Stewart and like Foreigner? Can imagine this would be a good place for a fun Friday night!

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Snabbtips: Japan Centre


Supersnabbt tips för den som Àr i London och vill lÄtsas att den Àr i Tokyo: Japan Centre vid Piccadilly Circus! Om en Totorokaka full med vaniljsÄs inte gör vilken dag som helst bÀttre, vet jag inte vad som gör det.

Quick tip if you’re in London and wanna pretend you’re in Tokyo: Japan Centre by Piccadilly Circus! If a custard-filled Totoro doesn’t make your day better, I don’t know what will.

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Helgtips

TvĂ„ saker jag tycker att alla i London borde gĂ„ pĂ„ i helgen, extra viktigt i dessa fruktansvĂ€rda politiska tider: | Two things everyone who’s in London this weekend should visit, now that the political climate is the worst it’s been in ages:

Good Day – an exhibition

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Min kompis Àr en av konstnÀrerna som stÀller ut pÄ Good Day, utstÀllningen som istÀllet för att uppmÀrksamma att 20e januari Àr Trumps första dag som president poÀngterar att det ocksÄ Àr dage Ice Cube rappade om i It Was A Good Day (Àlskar att nÄgon faktiskt rÀknade ut nÀr det var, internet!) LÀs mer om utstÀllningen hÀr.

A friend of mine is one of the people showing at the Good Day exhibition on January 20, which, instead of focusing on it being Trump’s first day as president, points out that it was also the day Ice Cube rapped about in It Was A Good Day (love that someone worked out that it was January 20). Read more about the exhib here.

Women’s March on London

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Behöver kanske inte förklara varför det Ă€r vĂ€rt att visa att man bör demonstrera för kvinnors rĂ€ttigheter? LĂ€s mer hĂ€r, ses i tĂ„get! | Guessing I don’t have to explain why it’s a good thing to march ”for the protection of our fundamental rights and for the safeguarding of freedoms threatened by recent political events” – see you on Saturday, read more here!

And never forget:

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NyĂ„r i London – mina bĂ€sta tips

Yessss snart Ă€r det nyĂ„r! Har haft en supertrevlig jul och Ă€r i Sverige tills pĂ„ fredag och sedan ser jag fram emot att fira nyĂ„r i London, som vanligt. Är extra glad eftersom jag lyckades köpa en klĂ€nning jag provat frĂ„n Topshop Unique, och var vĂ€ldigt sugen pĂ„ att ha pĂ„ nyĂ„r, för halva priset. MĂ„ste Ă€lska mellandagsreor som börjar tidigt…! Dessutom ser den ut som nĂ„got Fairuza Balk skulle kunna ha pĂ„ sig i The Craft, vilket alltid Ă€r min bĂ€sta look.

Yesss almost New Years! Have had such a nice Christmas and am in Sweden til Friday, and after that I’m looking forward to New Years in London, as usual. Am extra happy since I managed to buy a dress I tried from Topshop Unique, and really wanted to wear for New Year’s, at half price. Gotta love early Christmas sales! And it looks like something Fairuza Balk could have worn in The Craft, which is always my favourite look. 

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HĂ€r kommer, som vanligt, mina tips pĂ„ stĂ€llen som jag tror har de bĂ€sta nyĂ„rsfesterna i London. Det brukar alltid vara en rolig kvĂ€ll – i fjol Ă„t vi middag hemma hos min kompis Zhan innan vi drog pĂ„ ett warehouseparty i Stoke Newington.

And here’s my usual New Year tips of the places I think will have the best New Year parties in London!It’s usually so much fun; last year we had dinner at my friend Zhan’s place before going to a massive warehouse party in Stoke Newington.

I Ă„r finns det mycket att vĂ€lja pĂ„…/ There’s a lot to choose from this year..!

Blondies

Blondies

Jag kommer förmodligen vara pĂ„ Blondies i Ă„r, dive baren i Clapton som brukar ha superbra DJs och rolig stĂ€mning! I Ă„r Ă€r det en kompis kompis födelsedag (men öppet för allmĂ€nheten) och de kommer spela ”metal/hip hop and everything in between all night.” Kommer bli superkul men stĂ€llet Ă€r pyttelitet, sĂ„ vĂ€rt att komma tidigt om man vill hit! Info hĂ€r.

Think I’ll be at Blondies, the charming dive bar in Clapton, this year. I usually love their DJs and atmosphere and this year it’s a friend of a friend’s bday there. They’re gonna play ”metal/hip hop and everything in between all night”. It’s gonna be great but it’s a tiny space so arrive early if you plan on going! Fun fact: last time I was there, Harry Styles’ sister was there too (though I wasn’t the one who recognized her.) Info about the night here.

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Work it NYE at Ace Hotel: Okay, Ace har en superb line-up detta nyĂ„ret i allmĂ€nhet – i lobbyn kommer det att vara DJs frĂ„n Jocks & Nerds Magazine, som brukar ha bra fester, och detssutom kommer de ha sitt vanliga ”Breakfast Can Wait”-event pĂ„ sitt tak, som Ă€r ett av mina favoritstĂ€llen att festa pĂ„ i London. Men jag skulle vĂ€lja Work It pĂ„ Miranda i kĂ€llaren, lĂ€tt – superba DJs hĂ€r, bland annat Born n Bread, Mischa Mafia, och sĂ„klart Work It Girls. Info hĂ€r!

Ace Hotel’s line-up this year is pretty great – Jocks & Nerds in the lobby and the Breakfast Can Wait-party at the roof, which is one of my favourite London party spaces. But my money is on Work It in the basement – great DJs, including Born n Bread, Mischa Mafia, and of course the Work It Girls. Info here!

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Phonox

ApropÄ bra DJs sÄ Àr HAAI, som brukade vara resident DJ pÄ Ridley Road Market Bar och som Àr sÄ jÀkla grym, nu resident DJ pÄ Phonox i Brixton. Tror att hon kommer vara helt fantastisk att höra pÄ nyÄrsafton! Dessutom med Julio Bashmore. Info hÀr.

Speaking of great DJs, former Ridley Road Market Bar resident DJ HAAI, who is really great, is now the resident at Phonox in Brixton and I think she’d be superb to party with at New Years Eve! With Julio Bashmore, too: info here. Definitely worth checking out if you wanna go out south!

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Crate Brewery

NYE w Psychemagik & Bill Brewester: Crate Brewery har ofta bra events (och god öl!) och i Ă„r har deras Mick’s Garage-space en nyĂ„rsfest med Psychemagik och Flamingo Pier DJs. Gillar lokalen, gillar att de ska servera Crate-öl, kombucha-cocktails och prosecco, och att de ska ha ”psychedelic projections!” Extraplus för att det brukar vara hyfsat lĂ€tt att hitta efterfester i lagerlokaler i Hackney Wick…Info hĂ€r.

Crate Brewery usually has good events as well as good beer, and this year its Mick’s Garage-space is holding a new year’s party with Psychemagik and Falmingo Pier DJs. I like the venue, the fact that there’ll be crate beer as well as kombucha cocktails and prosecco, and that they’re advertising ”psychedelic projections!” Extra plus for the fact that it’s usually easy-ish to find warehouse after parties in Hackney Wick…! Info here.

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NT’s

PĂ„ ganska utmĂ€rkta baren NT’s, som ligger vid London Fields, Ă€r det öppet till fyra pĂ„ nyĂ„r med DJs. Bra lokal, brukar vara mycket folk, och de har en terrass som Ă€r trevlig!  VĂ€rt om man vill ha nĂ„got som Ă€r lite mer party i Hackney men inte gĂ„ till en jĂ€ttelokal, info hĂ€r!

At NT’s close to London Fields where I usually have fun, they have a new year’s party with DJs that’s on til four and looks good, There’s usually a lot of people here and I like their roof terrace! Good if you want something that’s a bit more party than going to the pub but don’t wanna go to a massive venue. Info here!

Adam-Eve

Adam & Eve

För den som vill ha ett mer laidback, pubnyÄr: Adam & Eve i Homerton har en nyÄrsfest med en DJ som kommer spela Prince, Bowie, Talking Heads, Todd Terje, The Human League, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, etc. Gigantisk pub, bra drinkutbud och det brukar vara ett bra crowd sÄ kan defintivt vara ett bra alternativ! De brukar göra ett litet dansgolv framför DJ-bÄset ocksÄ..! Info hÀr!

If you fancy a slightly quieter New Year’s eve in the pub, gigantic pub Adam & Eve in Homerton are throwing a new year’s bash with a DJ who’ll play Prince, Bowie, Talking Heads, Todd Terje, The Human League, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson and more. It’s a huge space and they’ve got a good drink selection and a good crowd, so it’s defintiely an option! They usually have a small dance space in front of the DJ booth, too. Info here!

För Ă€nnu mer nyĂ„rstips, kolla in Time Outs Ă„rliga nyĂ„rsguide! Och som alltid i London pĂ„ nyĂ„r Ă€r all public transport gratis till klockan 04.30, sĂ„ det finns ingen ursĂ€kt alls för att gĂ„ hem tidigt…! :)

For even more tips, check out Time Out’s annual New Year’s guide! And as always in London on New Year’s, public transport is free until 04.30 so there’s really no excuse whatsoever for leaving early…! :)

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Turner Prize-utstÀllning 2016

Tips till den konstrintresserade: gĂ„ och se Turner Prize-utstĂ€llningen pĂ„ Tate Britain innan den försvinner i januari! / Tip if you’re into art: catch the Turner Prize exhib at Tate Britain before it finishes in January!

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Det Àr alltsÄ verk av de fyra konstnÀrerna som var nominerade till prister, inklusive Helen Marten som vann det. PopulÀrast var Anthea Hamiltons rumpskulptur, av förklarliga skÀl (aka alla ville ha en selfie med den.)

It’s pieces by the four artists who were nominatde for the Turner Prize this year, including winner Helen Marten. Anthea Hamilton’s butt sculpture was obviously the most popular bc everyone wanted to have a selfie with it…!

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Men det finns mycket annat att se pĂ„ utstĂ€llningen ocksĂ„; den Ă€r inte gigantisk (som rumpan) men spĂ€nnande. / There’s a lot of other things to see at the exibition too; it’s not gigantic (unlike the butt) but exciting.

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Plus att man givetvis kan vandra runt gratisdelarna av Tate Britain ocksÄ och se de permanenta utstÀllningarna som i mÄnga fall Àr jÀttevackra.

And you can obviously wander around the free parts of Tate too and see the permanent exhibitions, some of which are really beautiful.

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Och beundra deras arty julgran! / And admire the arty Christmas tree!

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Turner Prize-utstÀllningen pÄgÄr t.o.m den 2a januari och intrÀde kostar £12, mindre utan donation till museét och för studenter. / The exhib is on until January 2 and costs £12, cheaper without a donation and for students.

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Mitt London

IMG_3587Nu kan ni lĂ€sa en massa bra Londontips frĂ„n mig pĂ„ Londonsvenskar! Klicka hĂ€r för att lĂ€sa om mina bĂ€sta datestĂ€llen, brunchrestauranger, Londonminnen och jĂ€ttemycket annat – hoppas att ni gillar âœŒđŸŒïž!

Website Londonswedes just did a mega interview with me about my best Londontips and my London! Click here to find out about my best date places, brunch restaurants, London memories and much, much else – hope you like!

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