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Highlights from this week in London. Read about everything from architecture to food and delve a little deeper into London's culture.

Issue 67

We took the liberty of sampling some pancakes at the renowned Where the Pancakes Are to give you some feedback, plus we take a look at the latest advances in technology and look forward to the 30th anniversary of the London Art Fair.

A Review of Where the Pancakes Are

Sunday and pancakes go together like cheese and pickle, you really can’t beat it. So, when I found out about a little place called Where the Pancakes Are in Southwark I was there in a flash. Before getting started on the endless positive points, I’d like to get a small rant out of the way; why some restaurants feel the need to have a ‘no reservation policy’ I will never understand. Just let us book to save us all disappointment and/or frostbite. And breathe…

Queuing aside, the brunch experience at Where the Pancakes Are is a very nice one indeed and one that I would happily experience again! While waiting in line outside, we were offered hot drinks to keep us going before a table became available, so already the restaurant had earnt some brownie points before we’d even gone inside! The welcoming staff ushered us in from the chilly morning wind that January brings and escorted us to our table; it was quite snug inside but it gave the place some extra charm and an inviting ambience.

I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t examined the menu the night before but I looked at it again anyway just to make sure I was making the right choice. Being ‘Veganuary’ and all, I got into the spirit of things and ordered the 'Vegan Breakfast' (two pancakes, Portobello mushroom, roasted red pepper and tomatoes, smashed avo and a chickpea salsa) while the bf went for the simple 'Breakfast' which consisted of two pancakes and that classic sausage, egg and bacon combo.

The whole thing was glorious – a hearty portion, fluffy pancakes and good coffee. Honestly, what could be better? If you are a pancake lover, then you know where the pancakes are…see what I did there?

The 30th Year of the London Art Fair

2018 marks the thirtieth anniversary of the London Art Fair, one of the most exciting events of the year for London’s art-lovers and collectors to delve into the world of contemporary art.

Not only can you explore some of the most exemplary pieces of 20th century art by legends such as Andy Warhol and Pablo Picasso, but you can also amble though some contemporary art spaces that have been curated especially for the occasion by Photo50 and Art Projects, where you can view up and coming talent of artists for the next generation.

If art admiring and bargain hunting sounds like something that would tickle your fancy this week, then add 17th-21st January in your diary and head on over to the Business Design Centre in Angel in Angel so you can kick off this year’s art fair season the right way.

Tech Predictions for 2018

We’ve discussed up-and-coming interior trends for the year ahead, but we haven’t talked about the latest predictions and trends in technology. Well, the future of home technology and smart appliances is due to reach a whole new level right before our very eyes.

Introducing Digital Assistants
How many of you got an Amazon Alexa or an Echo for Christmas? This time next year your very own digital assistant could be the first thing on your list to Santa. Talking speakers will be a thing of the past, because digital assistants will be able to be ingrained into most of our run-of-the-mill items, like sofas, mirrors and even in the shower.

This advance in technology is in the pipeline because manufacturers have agreed that controlling technology by voice is a lot more natural and user-friendly than manually. So, be prepared because technology is going to get more interactive than you’ve ever known before.

The Social Media Revolution
Say goodbye to simply liking and commenting on pictures and status updates, soon you’ll be able to meet and mingle with your friends and family online as virtual reality is due to reach a whole new level.

It is predicted that you will no longer be restricted to just a social media page, but you will in fact be upgraded to your own social media ‘space’.

Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence
This sounds like a scary thought, but it is soon to be a reality – artificial intelligence is due to become so advanced that it will have the ability to gain our trust.

As we begin to use our voices more and more to control our household items, it is only a natural technological evolution that they will soon be able to detect our habits and routines. This will result in us having conversations with our different systems and ultimately building trust.

The robots really will take over at this rate!

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Day of the Dead
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Gallery 46 and Roundhouse
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