Life For Rent

Life For Rent: Is Your Landlord Responsible for Fixing Mould in Your Flat?

Housing journalist Vicky Spratt is here to answer all your burning, rental-based questions in our new advice column Life For Rent.
Vicky Spratt
2 days ago

What It's Like Working at a Peep Show While Pregnant

In this extract from "Skint Estate", memoirist Cash Carraway recounts the highs and sticky lows of being a performer in a Soho peep show.
Cash Carraway
2 days ago
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Lethal Bizzle Remembers Growing Up in London in the Early Days of Grime

"Where did I have my first snog? Man, this is quite embarrassing..."
Michael Segalov
4 days ago

I Watched the Neighbourhood I Grew Up in Get Gentrified

In this extract from "Rife: Twenty-One Stories from Britain's Youth", Malakaï Sargeant describes how gentrification destroyed Hackney.
Malakaï Sargeant

I Won £1,400 Back from My Dodgy Landlord and You Can Too

It took four months, but I finally did it.
Ross Buchanan
Home Coming

Home Coming: Pinner, in Suburban North London

An intimate tour of one writer's hometown, one early encounter of death at a time.
Michael Segalov
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London Rental Opportunity of the Week: a New Landlord Scam in an Imaginary Part of London!

Once again: the "semi-studio flat" is simply not a thing!
Joel Golby

Inside the Illegal Street Races of Your City's Bike Couriers

We followed a load of bike messengers as they raced through London, running red lights, cycling into oncoming traffic and celebrating with a nose-full of speed.
Benjamin Cook
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London Rental Opportunity of the Week: A Murderer's Crashpad (?)… in Stoke Newington!

At some point you have to ask yourself the question: are you a human being, or are you luggage?
Joel Golby

Jollof Box Wants to Be the Next Leon

Despite missing out on a 'Dragons' Den' investment, Matthew​ Omeye-Howell hopes to make his West African food business the next Leon: “It’s authentic but everyone can enjoy it.”
Riaz Phillips

As a Youth Worker, Food Is My Secret Weapon

Everyone has an opinion about food. Everyone has a positive memory, fun story or emotional connection to a particular dish.
Ciaran Thapar

'Clued Up' Delivers Exactly What You Want from a Teen Filmmaker

18-year-old Callan Allen's debut (which he wrote, starred in and directed) presents a cliche-free depiction of big city life.
Ryan Bassil