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Is London losing its cultural diversity to a rising tide of built-for-Instagram aesthetics?

Is London losing its cultural diversity to a rising tide of built-for-Instagram aesthetics?

Culture, Design, Featured, Lifestyle, photography, Society
Whether it’s an art exhibition, a new restaurant, or an inner-city festival, it appears that London’s cultural institutions must now cater to the like-seeking social media space first and foremost. In a city with more than enough foodies to fill seats, if your new restaurant lacks Instagram appeal — be that the food or the décor — it’s unlikely to get much in the way of footfall. It’s often seen by businesses as a platform for free promotion, but is the price of success a sacrifice at the Instagram altar? To some, it’s not seen as a sacrifice, especially if it boosts business and tourism. But are we conceding some of the uniqueness of London by applying the same cookie cutter social media aesthetics as other global cities to our art and public spaces? In the restaurant busines
Beautiful Christmas photos of London and Where to take them

Beautiful Christmas photos of London and Where to take them

Christmas, Culture, Lifestyle, Travel
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in London. Find out how your Instagram page can too. We looked back at the English summer through photos of Cornwall beaches, now it's time to count the days until Christmas. London takes Christmas makeover very seriously. Every street, every house, everything has the scent of Christmas at least two months in advance. Needless to say, when those Christmas lights come on, the expectations are high, but London never disappoints.   The dazzling Christmas lights tradition in London began in 1954 when retail stores and businesses arranged for a display through the Regent Street Association. The aim at the time was to show that post-war London has not lost its light. The tradition has been around ever since. The new star of Doctor Who
All you need to know about Élan cafe

All you need to know about Élan cafe

Food, Lifestyle
The rose heaven or Élan cafe is one of the most Instagrammable places in London which you can't miss.  Decorations there make you feel like you are in the fairytale. Visitors can enjoy not only an incredible atmosphere but also a tasty menu. Élan cafe has a wide range of selection for food lovers, especially for breakfast and brunch. Every meal is beautifully and uniquely decorated, so no one can't resist. You can find almost every type of drink here; coffee, cold brews, teas, smoothies - basically everything you can imagine. The food menu is split into two parts; breakfast and cakes. The first part includes different bowls, like popular Acai bowl or tropical one, hot choices of meal and sandwiches. The second part will take your breath away with sweet options. This is the right
The anonymous Instagrammer forming a sisterhood

The anonymous Instagrammer forming a sisterhood

Arts, Entertainment
Instagram is predicted to soon pass Facebook in users, advertisers and revenue, so it’s no surprise bloggers are turning their attention to the social media platform. With 500 million daily active users - most of which are aged between 18-24 - and features such as your post making it to the explore page, blogger content is reaching more people all the time and helping them to gain a following at a rather rapid rate.   I spoke to Layla, 36, from North London who runs a somewhat anonymous blog about relationships, sex and dating in 2018 under the name of Lalalaletmeexplain. She knows what she’s talking about too having worked with victims of domestic violence, supported them through leaving bad situations, as well as helping prisoners to change their behaviour before they are rele
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