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Street Art Pictures of the Week: Are you ready for your close-up?

Portraits have been a form of art for centuries so perhaps it’s not surprising that faces are a common theme for street art too. Shoreditch, especially, seems to specialise in close-up faces, which can be spotted in a huge range of styles. We’ve captured three examples of the phenomenon here – do let us know in the comments if you have more examples you’d like to share.

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Christmas gifts for London Lovers

While we’re sure this fact hasn’t escaped your notice, here’s a gentle reminder that Christmas is now only 10 days away. If you’re struggling to find gifts, here are our suggestions for the lover of London in your life. Far better than your average souvenir…

London in a bag

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Silicon Roundabout: Operating Upgrade

You might think the new layout of London’s biggest tech centre is all swings and roundabouts – but it turns out it’s more U-bends than anything. Silicon Roundabout has long held its reputation as the hub of the tech start-up scene, but it’s about to undergo a modern-day makeover all of its own.

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Street Art Pictures of the Week: Jim ‘Probs’ Vision and the End of the Line crew

While last week’s street art pictures took us to Brazil, this week we’re exploring new worlds and planets thanks to the work of Jim ‘Probs’ Vision and the End of the Line collective. They specialise in fantastical, large scale murals, largely created with spray cans. Because it’s a cold November day, we’ve decided to treat you to not one, not two, not three but – you’ve guessed it! – four examples of their work. Allow yourself to be transported somewhere else entirely…

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