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No More New Routemasters for London

SEEN is sad to learn (as an enthusiastic bus traveller) that the new routemaster buses, first brought to the capital by former London Mayor Boris Johnson, are to be discontinued by the present Mayor, Sadiq Khan. In all fairness, this was flagged up as a possibility by Sadiq Khan in his campaign for election, on the basis of costliness. The new routemasters were designed by Thomas Heatherwick, who are based in London, as a redesign of the iconic red bus.

New Bus for London

Sadiq Khan has chosen instead to put a four-year freeze on fares and to update sustainable technological facilities on the existing fleet – welcome news to many Londoners in the wake of strike disruption across the rail and tube networks.

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House of Vans London X Studio PSK: Let There be Light

One of SEEN’s favourite venues is House of Vans in Waterloo, the skate park and cultural space bar none. We hear that until 17th December 2017 House of Vans London has partnered with Studio PSK, award-winning London-based design and creative studio, to transform Tunnel 1 into a shifting, multicoloured lighting installation open to the public.

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aqua kyoto: A Christmas Alternative

If the thought of Christmas with its attendant indulgences makes you long for the cuisines of other countries, then have a look at the winter menus on offer from aqua kyoto. A feast for the eyes as well as the stomach they have a lunch menu offering – essentially elevated bento boxes, which are as …

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Dinny Hall: A Shining Star

SEEN had the privilege recently, of hearing iconic jeweller Dinny Hall speak about her life and career in jewellery and design. She started off in the seventies when jewellery didn’t have the profile it has now, so in that sense she was very much a pioneer. She hung out with the cool musicians of the …