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Danielle De Wolfe

Danielle De Wolfe

Danielle De Wolfe is a London based writer, art director and founder of One Stop Record Shop. A music geek with a background in film and television, she loves discovering the greatest food and entertainment London has to offer. Follow her on Twitter @dannidewolfe

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Five blooming east London salons for spring-ready hair colour

Five blooming east London salons for spring-ready hair colour

Now that it’s spring, you might want to celebrate the new season livening up your locks with a splash of colour. From the traditional to the downright unconventional, east London has weird and wonderful hairdressers popping up on practically every street corner. So whether you’re opting for pale pastels or vibrant hues, check out these must-visit salon offerings.   Not Another Salon © Dafydd Owen Describing themselves as ‘an adult Disneyland’, Not Another Salon is a one-of-a-kind playground for those obsessed with hair colour. Located amid the bustle of Brick Lane, the salon was born out of Sophia Hilton’s desire to create a judgement-free candy shop where all of London’s misfits could feel welcome. With a gender-neutral price list and colours so bold they warrant a pair of sunglasses, this salon comes complete with a must-follow Instagram account. Not Another Salon, 188 Brick Lane, E1 6SA.    Butchers   If you’re after a hair salon that pairs eye-catching colour with an eco-friendly bent, be sure to pay a visit to Butchers. Founded by dynamite duo Susannah and Katie, this place flits between pampering clients in-house and transforming the barnets of models on location. With its chic, minimalist interior (think industrial scaffolding and enough plants to keep Alan Titchmarsh happy), this is a salon for those wishing to combine creative colour ideas with edgy surroundings. Butchers, 63 Hackney Rd, E2 7NX.    Foster London A quaint neighbour of Box Park’s in Shoreditch, Fo

You know you live in Wimbledon when...

You know you live in Wimbledon when...

Located on a section of District line that seems to be perpetually closed, delayed or on strike, Wimbledon is conveniently located so far south, it's waiting to be recategorised as Surrey. From endless sushi restaurants to a theatre designed specifically for children, there's far more to Wimbledon than tennis, strawberries and the colour green. After all, you can only call yourself a true Wimbles resident when... ...you’ve long realised South Wimbledon station is nowhere near the town centre  It may have the word ‘Wimbledon’ in it and be conveniently located on the Northern line, but that by no means ensures it’s anywhere near the centre of town. You're better off bussing it, hitch-hiking or cracking out the Compeed. © David Howard - Flikr     ...you've been to the 'Coyote Ugly bar' (aka Suburban) Serving up more Jägermeister than 'happy hour' in Germany, a trip to Suburban is likely to result in a host of regrettable life choices and the hangover from hell. That being said, one look at the bar staff, the rocking soundtrack and the number of flaming cocktails served up and you're hooked for life.      A post shared by Suburban Bar and Lounge (@suburban_bar) on Nov 21, 2016 at 9:02am PST     ...you suffer endless harassment from tourists during the tennis tournament All too often you find yourself begging tourists to do their research before visiting. The world loves tennis, we get it. That being said, living in SW19 doesn’t automatically make you an ardent tennis fan

Ten places to go to have a Jimi Hendrix experience in London

Ten places to go to have a Jimi Hendrix experience in London

Fifty years ago this week, Jimi Hendrix arrived in London with the aim of creating rock 'n' roll history. In celebration of this, here are ten locations linked to the musical legend (brick walls and demolished buildings not included). 1. The Scotch of St James, SW1   © Scotch of St James A drinking hole frequented by everyone from The Beatles to Stevie Wonder, The Scotch of St James became one of London’s most exclusive venues. On September 24 1966, having touched down from the US that very morning, Hendrix sweet talked his way on stage, turned up the amps and proceeded to shock (and impress) his audience with a unique rendition of 'Wild Thing' by The Troggs. 2. 34 Montagu Square, W1     A photo posted by . (@youmakelovingfun) on Aug 27, 2015 at 10:00am PDT   Beatles drummer Ringo Starr sub-let 34 Montagu Square to Hendrix from December 1966 until March 1967. It became the location where he composed 'The Wind Cries Mary', splashed some paint around during an acid trip and was then evicted. 3. University of Westminster, W1  ©Wikipedia   On October 1 1966, the now University of Westminster played host to Eric Clapton’s band Cream and a then unknown Jimi Hendrix. In 'Clapton: The Autobiography', Eric recalls: 'The song Jimi wanted to play was by Howlin’ Wolf, entitled Killing Floor. I thought it was incredible that he would know how to play this, as it was a tough one to get right. Of course Jimi played it exactly like it ought to be played, and he totally blew me awa

Eight jobs we'd love to see in London

Eight jobs we'd love to see in London

In a city comprised of over 8.6 million people, it's safe to say that London plays host to every job spec known to man... or does it? I'm not talking about the ridiculously-complex titles that continually pop up left, right and centre (take a guess at what a 'Transparency Enhancement Facilitator' does for a living?). I mean more the everyday job titles our fine city is lacking. In an ideal capital, these are the eight alternative jobs that would take pride of place on London's most sought after list (oh, and the answer to that riddle was the ever-trusty 'Window Cleaner'):     A photo posted by @perpetually_single on Apr 27, 2016 at 12:1. Mobile Deodorisers 1. Mobile Deodorisers Nothing says summer quite like the fragrant waft of excessive body odour. From the slightly overweight bloke panting in the lift, to those simmering routemasters (round of applause for their easy-open windows), this gag-inducing phenomenon is a nasal delight too far. Cue London’s elite squad of ‘Mobile Deodorisers’, a low-cost concept that simply involves a can of deodorant, an individual with ninja-like reflexes and well-honed nostrils. London will never smell the same again.   2. Train Pushers The world’s strongest man pushing a locomotive? Not quite. A career that’s already been test driven in Japan, this team of musclemen (and women) spend their days forcing an excessively large number of commuters into an absurdly small train carriage. It’s pretty much the modern day version of ‘how many sweet

Ten things Londoners want banned from public transport

Ten things Londoners want banned from public transport

Whether you love it or loathe it, public transport is fundamentally a rather handy concept. However, (yes, here's the bad bit), from time to time we come across something so infuriating, so frustrating, so ridiculous, that we wish it could be irradiated from our journeys altogether. Pen at the ready, it's time to tick off the peeves that get you riled up on public transport. via GIPHY  Headphone leakage Aside from the fact headphones can leave you entangled in more trouble than a calamitous re-enactment of 'Fifty Shades of Grey', those buggers pose a second, far more infuriating issue ­– sound leakage. Yes, I’m talking about the pounding bass that delights your eardrums in the midst of rush hour. It's a downright irritating issue that goes hand in hand with a phenomenon known as 'phone yelling'. If we wanted to hear the best of '00s R’n’B played on full-blast – sorry Craig David, we love you really – then we’d ruddy well go to a gig, wouldn’t we?    A photo posted by Bex Lown (@bexlownwine) on Feb 13, 2016 at 1:11pm PST Applying make-up  You woke up late, we get it. Maybe you even enjoy the uneven eyeliner flicks and the harsh fluorescents of the Underground? Sure. Whatever the case may be, after elbowing a fellow passenger while applying mascara and setting clouds of loose powder free on unsuspecting commuters, turning your seat into a mobile beauty bar is something that will never go down well.     A photo posted by ISeeYouTravel (@iseeyoutravel) on Aug 8, 2015 at

Seven hilarious Twitter accounts every London commuter should follow

Seven hilarious Twitter accounts every London commuter should follow

Creative Commons / Konstantin   Let's face it, commuting can be shit. You're left feeling like you've undertaken a hard day's work before you've even reached the office – not to mention the daily games of human Tetris. But it's also a prime chunk of time ideal for 140-character rants, cat memes and social stalking. That's why Twitter can be bloody brilliant. And it's for this reason we've compiled a list of the seven transport-related Twitter accounts every commuter should be following.   pic.twitter.com/zVg8aGVj4C — TLF Travel Alerts (@TlfTravelAlerts) January 1, 2016   1. @TlfTravelAlerts We've had it up to our eyeballs with TfL’s cancellation excuses, absurdly vague updates and downright ridiculous announcements. That’s where TLF Travel Alerts comes in, a sarcasm-filled feed to quench every bloodthirsty Londoner's appetite for blatant mocking.    Just improving the Jack Daniel's adverts on the tube. pic.twitter.com/8EXdCgLJkM — We Fix Your Adverts (@WeFixYourAdvert) February 24, 2016   2. @WeFixYourAdvert Fed up of mundane, nonsensical and downright stupid adverts on public transport? Fear not, for We Fix Your Adverts are here to help. Masters of Photoshop trickery, this account has been putting ad execs to shame with humorous rejigging that outshines the originals by miles. Having only begun posting in January this year, the feed has already racked up over 15,000 followers.   Book lost on 15:30 Charing X - London Bridge. If found please return to David Statham,

Eight types of people you’ll find on the night bus

Eight types of people you’ll find on the night bus

Night buses are mystical places. They’ve played a starring role in Harry Potter, been the focus of their own reality TV show, and have the uncanny ability of attracting the weird, wonderful and downright drunk inhabitants of this fine city. Given the fact you’d be hard pressed to find a better people-watching opportunity if you tried, it’s time to acquaint yourself with the eight sorts of night bus dwellers you’re likely to meet on your nocturnal travels (David Attenborough, eat your heart out).     A photo posted by Sonia (@soniaran) on Jan 21, 2016 at 1:15am PST 1. The late-night lothario There’s always one. After consuming copious amounts of alcohol, this individual is likely to think they're smoother than Bond manhandling a dry martini. The late-night lothario sees his journey as an alternative form of speed-dating, with every stop equating to another potential matchmaking opportunity. It’s pretty much ‘First Dates’ on wheels for this chap. Let’s take the opportunity to make one thing clear; hovering over us to ensure we accept your Facebook friend request isn’t actually going to make your offer of a date any more appealing.       This guy was eating chicken out of his wallet... 🤔 #chicken #friedchicken #wtf #drunkernantics #london #nightbus A photo posted by Roo Kaplan (@roos.adventures) on Nov 18, 2015 at 12:25am PST  2. The fast-food lover It may equate to a heart attack in a takeaway box, but fast food and night buses go together perfectly. After all, t

In pictures: Hackney street art given the Lomography treatment

In pictures: Hackney street art given the Lomography treatment

Blogger Danielle De Wolfe put her new retro Lomography film camera to work by capturing street art in east London. It's a brand-spanking new year, your hangover is slowly subsiding and what you've been left with is an array of presents both good and bad (my new Sprocket Rocket camera definitely beat my gran's heartfelt gift of a novelty cat ornament). If like me you're looking to try something new for 2016 (or you're simply looking to fill the pub void left by a heroic attempt at 'dry January'), why not grab a camera, go on a mini-adventure and get a little snap-happy. You might just end up with some rather surprising results.  1. Swarming Bees - Bethnal Green Road and Valance Road, E1 Danielle De Wolfe   2. Shoplifters welcome! - Ebor Street E1 Danielle De Wolfe   3. Charlie Burns lives on - Bacon Street, E1 Danielle De Wolfe   4. A little piece of South America - Clare Street, E2 Danielle De Wolfe    5. Fancy a kiss? - Sclater Street and Brick Lane, E1 Danielle De Wolfe   6. It's time to dive in - Pedley Street, E1 Danielle De Wolfe   7. Watch it soar - King John Court, E1 Danielle De Wolfe Find more inspiration on the Lomography website.

Five sporty Christmas challenges you need to try this month

Five sporty Christmas challenges you need to try this month

We know Christmas is the time of year to over-indulge and not wake up at stupid o'clock in the morning in preparation for a marathon. But these one-of-a-kind sporty challenges include fancy dress aplenty and an abundance of feel-good entertainment that's just too good to miss: 1. The Great Christmas Pudding Race – Covent Garden, December 5 © Great Christmas Pudding Race         Opportunities to watch your boss grasp desperately at Christmas puddings while dressed as an oversized brussels sprout just don’t come around often enough. And it’s for that reason Covent Garden’s very own annual Great Christmas Pudding Race was invented (well that and raising a shed load of money for Cancer Research UK). The event is now in its thirty-fifth year, and sees participants tackling a series of inflatable, slippery and downright stupid obstacles, in a race that winds itself around Covent Garden’s West Piazza. And you know what the best part is? You don’t even need to take part to enjoy the spectacle.    2. Santa Charity Cycle – Richmond, December 5    RESEARCH DONE! Here's our FAVE Rides in Nov & Dec for women, kids & the fam. And yes, we've included a SANTA CYCLE > http://www.everyonebikes.co.uk/blog/nov-dec-cycle-rides A photo posted by Everyone Bikes (@everyonebikes) on Nov 13, 2014 at 3:31am PST Over the busy Christmas period, the high demand for presents means a sleigh isn’t always at Santa’s disposal. Fear not: the bloke with the white beard has a two-wheeled backup plan. If, l

Seven things you learn during a tube strike

Seven things you learn during a tube strike

Tube strike: two little words Londoners have grown to dislike more than cold cups of tea or getting caught in a downpour without a brolly. With the announcement that London's Waterloo & City line is set to grind to a halt for 48 hours from September 28, take a look at the lessons we've learned from all this strike action: 1. Working from home can be a complete nightmare Don’t get me wrong, the novelty of a day spent wearing checked pyjamas and no make-up is bloody brilliant. The issue however, comes when a day working from under your duvet quickly turns into a series of procrastinatory measures including the classic 'let’s make snacks and finish watching Jeremy Kyle' and the obligatory 'time to clean the kitchen'. Next thing you know it’s 4pm, you’ve written one line of that proposal and you’ve finally managed to eat yourself out of house and home. Great.   A photo posted by RT (@rt) on Jul 9, 2015 at 7:09am PDT   2. How good the British really are at queuing It’s an art form, a favourite national pastime and an institution that reflects the diplomacy of a nation. No wonder Londoners are all so bloody good at it. Come rain or shine we follow the rules of the pavement - umbrellas in hand, single-file lines, throwing judgemental looks at those who attempt to bend the rules, and under no circumstances do we fall into the trap of a verbal or physical altercation. Londoners should actually be awarded honorary PHDs in queuing. 3. Tube strikes can actually save you money De

Ten things you learn commuting from beyond Zone 3

Ten things you learn commuting from beyond Zone 3

Whether you live in Acton, Upminster, Hadley Wood, Croydon or further afield, one thing that's clear is the capital's reliance on our far-reaching transport network. As a veteran commuter who has spent countless hours ferrying myself to and from central London over the years, there are certain things you become accustomed to without even realising it. Here are ten lessons I've learned along the way:  1. ‘Boris Bikes’ will be of no assistance. As it turns out, those trusty red two-wheelers on every street corner aren’t actually available on every street corner. Come to mention it, neither are cycle super-highways. If you ask the locals where the nearest docking station is, you’re likely to receive one of two responses; firstly the ‘what-the-hell's-a-docking-station?!’ look of utter confusion, a reaction only comparable in popularity to the ‘You-must-be-an-Olympian-to-cycle-this-far-out!’ sense of awe. The truth is, Boris Bike’s don’t actually exist outside the confines of Zone 3. 2. Adverts suddenly become REALLY interesting. I kid you not, the influence of brand power on the underground is remarkable. In a commuter's desperate bid for entertainment, even a simple advert becomes the greatest thing since sliced bread. Hop on the tube at High Barnet and I can assure you that by the time you reach your office at Warren Street, you really will need those all-in-one multi-vitamin supplements you spent ten minutes staring at on the Northern Line. 3. You’ll inevitably fall asleep m

An ode to the humble fish and chips takeaway

An ode to the humble fish and chips takeaway

In this week's Time Out magazine we're talking about our fave takeaways in London. Blogger Danielle De Wolfe tells us why fish and chips are well overdue a takeaway comeback. For me, the fish and chip takeaway has become a timeless national treasure. So dear is it to me that, given an impending disaster, it would feature on my ‘to save’ list, alongside Helena Bonham-Carter, the crown jewels and Boris Johnson’s hair. I simply can’t get enough of the stuff. Whether you enjoy yours with of a side of mushy peas or doused in curry sauce, the humble fish and chip supper is a recession-defying meal that continues to rake in a staggering £1.2 billion pounds a year, with 80 percent of Brits having visited their local chippy in the past 12 months. In a city that’s set to function 24 hours a day, with excessive working hours and long commutes, it’s no wonder London has a love affair with salty, comforting, nostalgia-pricking fast food. It’s an institution; an unwavering, independent source of deep-fried delight – and that’s why I bloody well love it!   <img id="7706fd8a-ce0a-8a0c-d1d7-1a5cb5433c0a" data-caption="" data-credit="" data-width-class="" type="image/jpeg" total="332384" loaded="332384" image_id="102853134" src="http://media.timeout.com/images/102853134/image.jpg" class="photo lazy inline"> Malin’s on Old Ford Road in east London claims to be the first fish and chip shop (although so do many in Lancaster), and having kept our stomachs content for over a century a

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