South London's Best Cafes

coffee-690453 1280 Less corporate, more experimental. Less busy, more cosy: here is our list of South London’s best cafés.
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Tooting's Best Curry Houses: Greatest Curry in London

Best-Curry-London-in-Tooting Tooting: the part of town where spinach is labelled saag and fenugreek methi. The high street with more curry houses than chicken shops. More veg stalls than supermarkets. More Mumbai than Morden…maybe that’s a step too far but you get the drift: Tooting is great for curries.
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Least Romantic London Valentine’s Day Activities

Naga baba From camping with Communist ghosts to stealing from Poundland: Valentine’s Day activities so awful even the suggestion of them could get you dumped…
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London's Best Themed Restaurants

Shaka-Zulu-Camden From grandiose underground Zulu kingdoms to tongue-in-cheek homages to disgraced former Italian Prime Ministers, here are some of London’s most spectacular and authentic themed restaurants. Because, SOMETIMES, dining doesn’t have to be all about the food…
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7 Successful App Crowdfunding Campaigns

Gelio-app Here at Gelio we have recently launched a crowdfunding campaign to elevate the app to the next level. We want to get more of London’s best independent cafés and restaurants onboard and we want to reach out to more people in the city.
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New Years Eve Traditions & Where To Celebrate Them In London

Fireworks-New-Year-Eve-tradition There ARE more than two New Year’s Eve traditions you know? If you aren’t out knocking back tequila shots, lagers and cheap Prosecco in an overcrowded theme night at a bar in town then you don’t necessarily HAVE to be sat at home with the Hootananny and an alarm to wake yourself up for dawn…You could be doing all of the above whilst wearing red underwear. You could be running around with flaming balls of fire. You could even be running around the block with an empty suitcase. The choices are endless / mindless.
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Best Cafes Near Marble Arch

Best-Cafes-Marble-Arch-London Relaxed Antipodean coffee shops and ethical coffee chain Benugo dominate this list of the best cafés in the Marble Arch area.
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12 Things Londoners Hate About Their City

Hate-London-Boris-bikes Here at Gelio we love London but we can’t pretend that everything is perfect in our city. After a little bit of research we put together this list of the 12 things that Londoners most hate about the capital. Unsurprisingly, high prices and travel problems feature prominently.
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13 Things You Didn’t Know About London’s Parks

Hyde-Park-Things-You-Didnt-Know-London Having shed its pejorative nickname ‘The Old Smoke’ decades ago, London is now recognised as the greenest major city in Europe. The capital boasts 35,000 acres of public parks, woodland areas and gardens and is home to over eight million trees. But you already knew that, right?
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A Night Out In Camberwell

Night-out-in-Camberwell People are flooding to South East London these days to drink at Camberwell’s traditional boozers, taste the town’s inexpensive world cuisine and get involved in the area’s enduring art scene.
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A Night Out in Kentish Town

Night out Kentish Town Cocktails in a former Victorian lavatory ✔ Pints at London’s best pub ✔ Extraordinary Italian food at ordinary prices ✔ A night out in Kentish Town has a lot to offer no matter what night of the week it is.
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London’s Spookiest Pubs

Ten-Bells-spooky-pub-London London is such a diverse city. It’s home to more ultra high-net worth individuals (bodies without souls) and also more ghosts (souls without bodies) than anywhere else in the world. This article is about the latter.
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Weird and Wacky Apps

iphone-apps Never in the history of the world has the phrase ‘There’s an app for that’ been more app-t than in the second decade of the 21st century. There are awesome apps that help you get cheap food at independent restaurants and cafés – yes we are talking about ourselves. There are sophisticated mapping apps that help us get from one place to another as quickly as possible. And there are weird and wacky apps that seem to serve no serious purpose but still find their way onto the homescreens and into the hearts of millions of phone users.
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London’s Finest Middle-Eastern Cuisine

London-finest-middle-eastern-cuisine If the thought of thick fluffy loaves of bread baking in an oven, succulent marinated meats grilling over a charcoal grill and citrusy lemons being squeezed over salads of ripe tomato with onion and parsley gets your taste buds going then this article is aimed at you. Middle-Eastern cuisine is all about fresh flavours and these restaurants really know how to serve up a treat.
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Best Places For Landmark Birthdays in London

Happy-Birthday-landmark Whether you like it or not there’s really very little you can do about the fact that each year you get a little bit older. Sure, there are face masks yoga retreats and superfoods but it would be folly to think that these things could actually prevent your next birthday coming around. You’d be better off embracing the anniversary of your birth by getting your mates together and doing something fun. Here is an objective list of the best places to spend your landmark birthdays in London.
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Picnics and Petting Zoos: The Best of London's City Farms

Picnics-petting-zoo-London-city-farm What’s so great about humans anyway? We spend all day, everyday, dealing with other people. You can’t get away from them. Ringing you up asking why you haven’t been in work for two weeks. Driving around town in cars, constantly getting in your way. They’re everywhere! And apart from conversation, companionship and coitus what do humans really offer us? Nope. Humans aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. Animals are where it’s at these days. With this in mind we’ve sorted out a list of London’s best petting zoos. But don’t worry if you’re not quite ready to give up on the human race just yet, we’ve also mentioned places nearby that are perfect for picnics.
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Beat Museum Fatigue: Post-Gallery Cafes

British-Museum-London London is home to some of the world’s greatest museums and most inspirational art galleries. And better yet: most of them are free! But where do you go when museum fatigue kicks in and you find yourself sliding in and out of gallery rooms without taking anything in? Well, that’s where we come in. We’ve compiled a list of the best cafés that are close to London’s biggest museums.
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An Introduction to London’s Best Markets

Londons-best-markets-brick-lane There are tons of brilliant London markets selling homemade wares, delicious street food, vintage clothing and hard-to-find kitchen ingredients all over the city. In this article we have chosen to focus on a spread of the best markets from different areas of town. So whether you live centrally, North, East, South or West: we’ve got you covered.
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A Friday Night Out in London: DOs and DON’Ts

Friday-night-out-in-London-dos-donts People often talk about getting that Friday feeling. For most of us this means letting loose after a hard week at work: meeting up with mates for some cocktails and beer, grabbing a bite to eat, hitting up a club etc. All good. DO. But to those who see Friday as an excuse to spend other people’s money, get kicked out of street food festivals, eat microwave burgers and fight with randomers…Ah na. DON’T!
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Best Free Photography Apps

Best-Photography-Apps Make the most out of your phone camera with these terrific free photography apps. Each mobile imaging application on this list has a specialty that sets it apart from the others and because they don’t cost a penny there’s no reason why you can’t download them all…that’s if you want to of course.
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Where To Eat Near London’s Premier League Team Stadiums

Londons-Premier-League-Teams-Gelio Eating at the football doesn’t have to be about pies, pasties and prawn sandwiches. Sure, those things CAN be great but sometimes it’s nice to prepare for a game with a selection of tapas, celebrate a victory with a tuna steak or drown your sorrows in a cheap curry.
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5 of London’s Weirdest Museums

Hunterian-Museum-weird-london From test-tube babies and venereal diseases to monetary policy computer games and royal sewing machines there are some really weird museum exhibits in London. In life the most interesting things are often the most unusual and that’s certainly the case with these unique London museums.
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Ten Things to Do on Brick Lane That Don’t Involve Curry

Brick Lane street sign Lurid neon lights, pushy waiters, colourful graffiti and a thousand curry houses: that’s what comes to mind when most people think of Brick Lane. But look beyond the Bengali restaurants and there is a whole world of culinary and cultural activities available on this iconic East End backstreet.
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London’s Best Burger Bloggers

Burger-cartoon 2 The London burger scene blew up a couple of years back and helped thrust some of these bloggers to stardom. Or was it the other way around, and it was these superstar bloggers that helped the humble burger become a vaunted constituent of London’s spectacular culinary sphere? We’re not sure. But getting your teeth stuck into these brilliant burger blogs will definitely make your life better and your mouth wetter.
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London’s Best Independent Picture Houses & Unique Cinema Experiences

2.-Arthouse-Cinema-Crouch-End London is home to some amazing independent cinemas, ranging from fabulous listed buildings in Mayfair to behind-the-high-street budget picture houses in Peckham. We have cult classic grindhouses in central London playing all-night movie marathons and stylish art house venues holding jazz and theatre nights in the northern suburbs. We even have edgy upstarts showing films on rooftops to people in hot tubs and creative geniuses bringing classic flicks to life through immersive theatre.
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Gelio Signs... Whaam Banh Mi

Whaam-coffee We are pleased to announce that Tom and his Whaam Banh Mi restaurant have signed up with Gelio...
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National Days and Where to Celebrate Them in London

whiskey-315178 1280 There are more important things in life than knowing which ‘National Day’ it is. But when those things include talking to robots on automated phone lines, filling out the necessary forms to renew a driving license and reading the ins and outs of a housing insurance policy and the National Days include celebrating treats like whisky, milk chocolate, chicken wings and cheesecake its easy to see why seemingly arbitrary hashtags like #NationalTalkInAnElevatorDay keep popping up all over social media.
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How to Spot a Good (Hipster) Coffee Shop in London

coffee-690453 1280 There’s an art to spotting a good coffee shop in London. It’s all about keeping an eye out for a number of telltale signs. This article aims to equip you with the tools of discernment to distinguish between a cool hipster café that brews exquisite coffee and some place that just serves food and drink.
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Best London Apps for Travellers

Phone-app Make the most out of London with these liberating apps. This article is aimed at people travelling or holidaying in London but if you’re a local and you don’t have these seven apps on your phone then this article also applies to you. We’ve got public transport, private transport, beer, cheap food, secret spots and even puzzle games sorted. Quite frankly, you need these apps in your life the minute you touchdown in London town.
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A Compass of Cheap Eats in London

healthy-food Never get lost looking for good food again. Let this compass of cheap eats in London guide you to top restaurants in all four corners of the city. Featuring a Turkish charcoal feast in Harringay, an exotic Sri Lankan curry house in Tooting, a BYOB Vietnamese in Shoreditch and a gem of a bookshop in Notting Hill.
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London's Most Expensive Food & Drink

london-810770 1280 From jazz-endured smoked salmon to pre-digested coffee, people in London are prepared to pay big money for strange things. Usually we like to highlight London’s best value culinary treats but this time we’ve put together a list of London’s most expensive food and drink. A sort of warning if you will, for what could happen to your bank balance if you stop following our guides and start attempting to emulate the lifestyles of the rich and the famous.
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London’s Finest No-Frills Food Outlets

chair-802098 1280 We’re all about helping local businesses here at Gelio. That’s why we’ve decided to dedicate an article to the unsung heroes of London’s thriving foodie scene. The food outlets on this list may not have the most spacious or comfortable dining areas – if any at all – but they certainly serve up great-tasting food at very affordable prices.
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London’s Best Ping Pong Bars

table-tennis-table We all do it. Especially during Wimbledon. We dream of hitting one-handed backhands with the grace of Roger Federer, demonic topspin winners with the predatory instincts of Rafael Nadal, or stupendous serves with the power of Serena Williams…But sadly few of us can pull these kinds of shots off. However, make the court nine times smaller, put it on a table inside (or outside) of a bar with beer and cocktails – and suddenly those impossible tennis aspirations become slightly more achievable. Table tennis is fun whatever time of year it is. But playing during the Wimbledon tournament just makes it that little bit more rousing.
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Five Cheap Eats in Soho

yalla-yalla-soho-cheap-eat If you’re looking for cheap eats in Soho then look no further than this list of terrific Central London eateries. From luxurious Lebanese cuisine beside a brothel at Yalla Yalla to sinister meat cleavers and juicy steaks at Flat Iron, Soho boasts some of London’s most impressive budget restaurants.
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Five of the Best Cafés in Soho

Coffee 2 Ever thought about taking somebody for a first date in an underground Victorian public toilet? Ever considered getting a full English at Three AM on a weeknight? No – then you better get stuck into our list of Soho’s best cafés.
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Gelio launches on the App Store

Screen-Shot-2015-06-09-at-15.48.10 ​We are very pleased to announce that Gelio is now live in the App Store. We’ve created a new platform for consumers to find great deals, local offers and experiences. Gelio customers can search for local offers in real time so you get the best of what’s instantly available and relevant to you.
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What does Gelio do for Business?

photo-1422479516648-9b1f0b6e8da8 ​Gelio puts you in control of your marketing and promotions. We let you fill your business up at times that you want to and with deals that you choose. This boosts your profits, enhances customer experience and drives repeat business.
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What is Gelio?

Gelio is the new way for businesses to let customers in their local area know about their products and prices in real time. We are all about connecting the right people, in the right place at the right time.
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