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People say write about what you know. So I did. I founded Broke Girl in the City - a smart girl's guide to leading a fabulous lifestyle on a budget! A career spanning entertainment, bars & nightclubs (and frequenting them), film, music and TV, there isn't much I don't know about how to have fun in the city when completely broke.
Canterbury tops the charts, and don’t hold your breath over a London buy! Latest data from Compare the Market shows that London property is on average a whopping 50% - 80% more expensive than other UK hotspots What's more, houses in London take a lethargic 89 days to sell, meaning that sellers spend at least a quarter of the year in limbo This...

Prime Day is back!

Prime Day is a day and a half of epic deals, starting at midday on Monday, 16 July, and ends at midnight, 17 July. Exclusively for Prime members. I love Prime Day. I love a bargain! There are so many lightning deals throughout the day, it's worth keep checking.Take a look and see if you want to sign up for Amazon Prime Prime...
Open House, 22 & 23 September 2018 After 2017’s record breaking 25th edition of Open House London, the festival will once again return this September with every London borough participating. A truly citywide celebration of London’s buildings, places and spaces. Open House offers a unique opportunity for people to explore and learn about the city’s most compelling architecture and design...
10 things being broke taught me As you can probably tell by my blog, things have gotten a little better over the last few months. I started a new job, was able to pay off my 25k loan and finally my credit rating jumped from zero to (almost) hero within months. However, much of my life I didn't manage my money...
Whether you are a massive football fan or not. The fact that England are getting closer to the World Cup finals will not have escaped your notice. I personally love the World Cup. I spend most of the year playing fantasy football (I am just putting it out there -  I am pretty good) so have a steer on many...
Things to do before you're 30 The Try-It-Out, Get-It-Done, Live-It-Up List! by former Buzzfeed Editor| Jessica Misener Make the most of your twenties with this must-have millennial bucket list featuring the essential skills, knowledge, and goals to achieve before reaching the big 3-0. There’s no time in your life like your twenties. Let  be your tour guide through this weird and wonderful decade....
Pride festival 7th July | London This year's theme is Pride Matters Pride festival is today seen as a celebration. Pride is organised by Pride in London, a not-for-profit organisation, supported by a group of volunteers who are passionate about equality and diversity. Whereas it might seen to be different than when it started 46 years ago, Pride remains as important as...
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29th June | Finsbury Park London I absolutely love Liam Gallagher. I was so excited that I would be seeing Liam Gallagher in Finsbury Park this year. It was something my now ex and I were going to go to together - both huge fans. So, it was doubly sad when we split and then spent months speculating what to do...
London Shuffle expands to new permanent home in Shoreditch with the UK’s first open-air shuffleboard terrace. Launch Night: 7 - 10pm, 4th July | 4 Ebor Street, Shoreditch, London, E1 6AW The UK’s shuffleboard experts are setting up a new permanent home in Shoreditch, after a series of successful pop-ups, with a huge opening party on 4th July. I have no...
A photography double bill Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS One of the things I am committed to is finding exciting ways to enjoy everything the city has to offer. When my colleague forwarded me information about Dorothea Lange, who admittedly I knew very little of despite recognising her iconic shots depicting the Great Depression, we arranged to go and...

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