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"London's Best Fish & Chip Shop" Opens Camden Restaurant

Does Poppies make London's best fish & chips? One of the Londonist crew thinks so, and he's from Grimsby, so knows whereof he speaks. Happily for him …

Top 10: the best luxury hotels in London

London does Grande Dame hotels better than perhaps any other great capital (though Paris would demur) and they have never been on better form, all of them now having been either comprehensively restored (such as The Savoy and The Connaught) or thoroughly embellished and brought up to date. Only one …

Rolling out the big guns: the Stones are set headline Glastonbury – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 3:30 pm, March 28, 2013 in Music & Nightlife<p>Last night, the rumour mill came to a grinding halt as this year’s Glastonbury festival line-up …

Zagat

Don't Miss Out On Things To Do In London

Scouring reams of press releases, following up hot tips and scanning tons of London listings we aim to bring you a carefully quirky curated list of …

Nike celebrate 25 years of the Air Max shoe in Hoxton – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 12:15 pm, March 29, 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, Shopping & Style<p>Celebrating 25 years of the Air Max shoe, Nike has commissioned five …

Zagat

Cyprus says threat contained, no plan to leave euro

The president of Cyprus said on Friday the risk of bankruptcy had been contained and the country had no intention of leaving the euro, in a speech laden with criticism of Europe's currency union for "experimenting" with the island's fate.<p>Conservative leader Nicos Anastasiades spoke a day after …

China E-Commerce Rises 64.7% In 2012

More Chinese consumers are shopping on line, the Internet Society of China said on Thursday.<p>Total online sales topped $210.4 billion, up 64.7% from 2011 sales.<p>China’s e-commerce accounted for 6.3% of total retail sales last year, Lu Wei, secretary-general of the society, said at a press conference …

China’s internet is better than yours

A new paper shines some light on the “next generation internet” China is building—and it’s far ahead of anything any other country has at the moment. The improvements aren’t just superficial faster broadband fluff either. They are deeply important changes to the very backbone of the system.<p>The …

Internet

Stock market rally couldn’t save the Toys “R” Us IPO

The S&P 500’s record high this week apparently wasn’t enough to convince the owners of Toys “R” Us to move forward with the retail chain’s long delayed IPO. Private equity firms Bain Capital and KKR, along with Vornado Realty, decided today to officially withdraw plans to take Toys “R” Us public. …

Dell's Forecast For 2014 Has Dropped Nearly $10 Billion

There's lots of legalese and background information on all the meetings Dell had with prospective investors. But the real takeaway are in Dell's shrinking forecast, as it tries to recast itself from a PC maker to a provider of enterprise hardware and services.<p>Last July, Dell's management team, …

Management

Around The World, Women Entrepreneurs Are On The Rise

Women entrepreneurs lead one in five startups around the globe. The ratio of female founders to male soared 30% over the last year and a half, reports Gust, the Manhattan-based global platform for early-stage investing, which collects data on more than 200,000 companies, angel investors and venture …

Walmart Vs. Amazon: It's About To Get Interesting

In the case of Walmart Vs. Amazon, it’s about to get interesting.<p>Let’s put aside the much discussed news leak that Walmart is considering using its own shoppers as delivery people, providing some kind of incentive to drop off online orders on their way home from the store.<p>It’s not likely to happen, …

The First Paintings Of 14 Famous Artists

Before they hit the Louvre, they were just like us. Okay, except they painted brilliant works of art.