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London’s best spot to longboard

I have been infatuated with longboards since I was 13 and my friend let me ride his for a few minutes after school.

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London’s scene has changed, but the music lives on

Collectively, folks in the music scene in London, Ont. gave a huge “WTF” when the city was announced a UNESCO City of Music in 2021.

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Why you should check out Anderson Ales this summer

Anderson Craft Ales is a family-owned and independent craft brewery located in Old East Village at 1030 Elias St.

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Culinary bliss: Fine dining in the Forest City

If you enjoy spending your down time exploring restaurants and simply relishing in the ambience of an upscale environment with a delicious meal, this is the article for you.

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Citi Plaza’s food court highlights

Citi Plaza has some great options for those looking to grab a bite to eat.

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The best burgers are at Beach Boy Burger

Beach Boy Burger is really a hidden gem within the city. The restaurant itself is fairly small and it looks like a house from the outside. But inside is where the magic happens, with some very kind staff.

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You are home at Home County

Home County Music & Art Festival will be celebrating its 48th season from July 14 to 16, in Victoria Park. The festival hosts music, art, food, and community.

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The in-cider scoop on the best local apple picking spots

Nothing screams autumn quite like a stroll through a local orchard. Here's a list of some of the best apple picking spots around.

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Local farmer’s markets to explore

From fresh produce to handmade goods, you won't want to miss these locally-loved farmer's markets.

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Sports locations and affordable activities in London

When you come to a new city, especially a big city like London, it can be hard to find things to do and places to have fun outside. That’s why the Navigator is here to help.

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Ranking London’s bubble tea spots

Bubble tea, or boba, is an iconic Taiwanese drink featuring tapioca pearls and tea. There are countless spots to grab this delicious drink throughout the city, but we’ve narrowed the very best and even pinpointed the best drinks to try.

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How an underground event became a city-funded celebration of music

Matt Knill, a former musician and music promoter in St. John’s, Newfoundland thought he was being quite the rebel when he began a series of outdoor porch concerts in his Woodfield neighbourhood in 2013.

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Good for what ales you: Exploring local breweries

Many cities or towns have their own breweries and can be a popular spot for both locals and tourists to visit. So what does London Tourism suggest?

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Forest City Gallery: Growing art in London

London is a great centre for the arts. Apart from the nationally famous art programs at Fanshawe College and Western University, London is also home to several galleries.

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Building the perfect picnic with food from local London restaurants

With limitless activities and scenic areas to explore, it only feels right to make a perfect picnic kit for a perfect day out in the beautiful Forest City of London.

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Environmentalism in the Forest City

They don’t call it the ‘Forest City’ for nothing.

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Help is just around the corner

Sometimes life hits rock bottom. It happens to the best of us and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. The important thing is to seek out a helping hand, be it a family member, a friend, a religious figure or a support worker.

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Shop ‘til you drop: Unique boutiques in London

London has a fair share of boutiques dotted across the city, but finding something that is uniquely #LdnOnt is hard to do when you are new to the city.

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