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  • REPORTERGianFranco Belloli

I moved to London over 2 years ago but only last year I started writing for a local newsletter for Expats in London telling about my experience in this big city and giving advice to newcomers. London is a very dynamic city and has a lot for everyone but it’s important to have a local point of view to navigate it without getting lost. Let me be your guide to hidden London!

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  • GianFranco Belloli
  • 2018.08.17
  • In search of something new...
  • Having visited Tokyo, I know that themed restaurants and hotels are nothing new in Japan but, in Europe, they are just now becoming a trend as people are more and more searching for a unique night out experience, especially in London.
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  • GianFranco Belloli
  • 2018.07.27
  • Leeds Castle, like in a fairytale…
  • Certainly there are plenty of castles to visit around London, in England and in nearby Scotland but, I do not know if it is true, people say that the Castle of Leeds is the most beautiful castle in the world.
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  • GianFranco Belloli
  • 2018.07.13
  • All for one, one for all!
  • One cannot possibly imagine how many non-profit organizations exist in the city of London and how many Londoners actively participate year-round in fundraising events of all sorts: from carolling in the streets around Christmas time to competing in a race for a common good cause.
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  • GianFranco Belloli
  • 2018.06.29
  • The London Eye, ‘take a ride in the sky’
  • The London Eye is one of London's most beloved (and among its newest) symbols. It offers breath-taking views of the city, a pleasurable break from the bustle of the city below and an unrivalled position from which to take photos of the river Thames.
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  • GianFranco Belloli
  • 2018.06.21
  • Unique shops in London
  • I don’t know if I can mention name of shops here as it may be considered free advertisement so I won’t mention any names, but rest assured London has something for everyone and you can find ANYTHING you may desire here!
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  • GianFranco Belloli
  • 2018.06.07
  • MODERN LONDON: The Shard
  • And here I am, finally talking to you about a skyscraper that brings a bit of Italian "genius" to the world: The Shard, designed by the famous architect Renzo Piano.
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  • GianFranco Belloli
  • 2018.05.16
  • The Chelsea Flower Show
  • It will seem incredible but at the end of May in London is held the largest flower show in the world: the Chelsea Flower Show, the most anticipated gardening event for flower lovers.
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  • GianFranco Belloli
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  • GianFranco Belloli
  • 2018.04.16
  • English habits 101
  • When I first moved to the United Kingdom from Italy, I had a culture shock. This is normal when you move away from your country to a new one and it may include a variety of aspects: getting used to the food, catching up with the pace of living and mastering the language.
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  • GianFranco Belloli
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  • GianFranco Belloli
  • 2018.03.13
  • Cockney English, my China plate!
  • If you are wondering about the title, I’ll translate it for you: “London slang, my friend!”‘China plate’ means friend in Cockney English and Cockney English is the London’s dialect.
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  • GianFranco Belloli
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  • GianFranco Belloli
  • 2018.02.15
  • Capital of fashion statements
  • It is not easy to talk about a city like London without referring to its fashion trends and lifestyle influences. London is where new trends are born and it has always been a place for trendsetters.Already considered the European Capital of Finance, one of the main technological hubs in the world and the birth place of many start-up companies, now London is growing in popularity when it comes to the fashion field.
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  • GianFranco Belloli
  • 2018.02.01
  • Winter Wonderland in London
  • Winter Wonderland is not just the name of a fair which takes place in London between January and February, but it’s also how I like to call that magical atmosphere which surrounds the British capital in the first months of the year. The Winter Wonderland fair takes place in Hyde Park and it’s a fair recommended to families in particular, because it offers free access and it includes a multitude of fun games and activities, comprising acrobatic performances, shows and a Ferris wheel.
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  • GianFranco Belloli
  • 2018.01.18
  • Big cats and small cats in London
  • When you think of London, the first thing that comes to mind is probably not cats. Actually, when you think of the British capital, you rarely make a connection between this place and animals (especially wild ones), but the city became famous in recent years for opening up a big cats project and thanks to a small (but very special) stray cat story.
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  • GianFranco Belloli
  • 2017.12.19
  • Farmers’ markets are not just for hipsters!
  • The fact that London is not the classic English city is clear to everybody, I believe. London is multi-ethnic, colourful, friendly, diverse and cheerful. The city is a temple of international and ethnic cuisines and it offers the best of all of them.
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  • GianFranco Belloli
  • 2017.12.11
  • Interesting facts about London
  • The British capital is one of the most visited cities in the world...but that does not mean it can’t have some surprises, even for its residents!These are some curious things in London that visitors don’t know and even some Londoners are unaware of.
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  • GianFranco Belloli
  • 2017.11.27
  • ALTERNATIVE LONDON: CAMDEN TOWN
  • No doubt about it: Camden Town is one of the most vibrant and interesting places in London. Camden Town, although it’s called ‘town’, is only a London neighbourhood and it’s not particularly big but it has a huge personality.
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  • GianFranco Belloli
  • 2017.11.08
  • Hyde Park
  • London is luckily a very lush city, full of gardens, green areas and flowerbeds but Hyde Park is one of the largest parks and, by far, the most famous one.It is well-known for its Speakers' Corner, a traditional place for public discourses and debates and for its artificial lake, called Serpentine, which divides the park into two parts.
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  • GianFranco Belloli
  • 2017.10.19
  • Brighton is fun, relax and culture. A city away from the city.
  • Brighton has always been the pulsating heart of the English coast, welcoming tens of thousands of language students and tourists every year and hosting some of the UK's most popular English schools but, above all, it allows anyone who chooses it to go home with wonderful memories of the city and East Sussex.
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  • GianFranco Belloli
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  • UK London
  • GianFranco Belloli
  • 2017.07.27
  • The Red Telephone Box
  • One cannot think of London without imagining the English telephone booth, especially when trying to list the most important symbols of the city.
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  • GianFranco Belloli
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  • GianFranco Belloli
  • 2017.05.22
  • Sharing is caring
  • The English maxim says ‘Sharing is caring’ and if you are a supporter of this principle, not only at the social level but also in everyday life, London is the city for you.
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  • GianFranco Belloli
  • 2017.05.02
  • Not the usual gym
  • Just like in any big metropolitan city there are several gyms, public swimming pools and sports clubs in London and in its suburban areas.
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  • GianFranco Belloli
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  • GianFranco Belloli
  • 2017.03.31
  • Harry Potter or Shakespeare?
  • I don’t know if you have or haven’t been to London but do you think you know it? If you come visit the city, you’ll able to judge it with your own eyes and see how modern London has become…skyscrapers rising everywhere
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  • GianFranco Belloli
  • 2017.03.14
  • …and all that Jazz!
  • London is hosting a great and much advertised exhibition to celebrate the roaring 20s and the world of jazz. It opened in recent days and
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