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I Went to the World's Biggest Lego Store to Take Back Control of My Life

I built a haven from Brexit Britain in London's massive new toy shop.
Sam Kriss
11.24.16
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Meet the British DiCaprio Fanatics Who Celebrated His Oscar Win at 5 AM

About 10,070 people who like sleep didn't show up, but those we found were committed to the Leo dream.
Theo McInnes
2.29.16
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Friday Night in London's Shittiest Tourist Trap

We sent Theo Cottle to Leicester Square—London's prime destination for fans of cheap souvenirs and overpriced steak restaurants—to drink cheap booze and point his camera at strangers.
Theo Cottle
11.29.14
Stuff

Things I Learned as a Shot Girl

Look as sociable as possible. Dilute the shots just a little. And always head straight for the bankers and bachelorette parties.
Sirin Kale
10.13.14
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The M&M's Store in London Is Really Fucking Weird

M&M's World in Leicester Square seems oddly incongruous, even nestled between the Ben & Jerry’s flagship store and tourist traps selling Kate Middleton shot glasses. How and why does it continue to exist?
Toufic Beyhum
9.23.14
Travel

The Sad Death of London's Weirdest Tourist Attraction

The London Trocadero is now the home of invasive souvenir hawkers and chain gift shops displaying a level of bad taste that borders on satirical performance art. It's become a gravestone for the 1990s.
Nick Hilton, Photos: Mark Duffy
8.8.14
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Confessions of an Ex-Pickup Artist

Trying to pick up girls at "Pester Square" wasn't as glamorous as you'd think. At least I got out at the right time. Some take it too far and become embittered and alienated.
Nathan Thompson
7.28.14