By Katie Baxter

The year is 1852. Coal Drops Yard is a grimy hub of Victorian industrial production behind North London’s Kings Cross station. In Charles Dickens’ Our Mutual Friend, the narrator described this harsh landscape as a ‘suburban Sahara’. Fast forward a century and the scene is no less…

Bimble’s musings on the power of positivity on social media.

photo by @mr_columbus on Instagram

The world’s a big and beautiful place and we get reminded of this every time we see incredible content on our app — whether it’s a Melbourne girl’s hunt for Aussie coffee in Nashville or a love letter to Istanbul

by Rosie Owen

photo by Rosie Owen

Perched at the end of St Michael’s Street and tucked away from the bustle of Oxford’s Cornmarket Street, lies a breath of independent fresh air. Making the most of the City Council’s pedestrianisation scheme, The Handle Bar adorns its shop-face with a flooding of flora as its…

By Jennifer Lynam

For any student, Freshers’ week is a nerve wracking time. No matter how much you’ve been prepped with stories and advice from parents, older siblings or friends, you never really know what it’s like until it’s you navigating a new home and a new life. …

by Anna Thomas

Recently I had the chance to chat with Ieuan Cox, the proud owner of Leceister’s newly-opened ‘Fox Books’, an independent bookstore in the heart of the city centre. …

By Natasha Dowie

As you walk up to Santo Remedio, you already get the sense that this place is something special. Homed in an old London building and opposite a renovated Fire Brigade station, this place has a feel for making what’s old, new. With a seventeen-dish menu and small…

By Svetlana Nartey

Finally Alone — Mac DeMarco sings softly in your ear and yet, you have company. You sit in a bustling coffee shop, not giving one, but instead, drinking a Fuckoffee. It’s a specialty coffee, it’s fairly traded from Papua New Guinea, it’s contained in a recyclable cup…

by Georgia Gibson

Right, so there’s an Italian and a Colombian in a café in New York… whilst this may sound like the beginning to some eye-roll worthy gag, I can tell you the product of these two people is in fact a place that merits a lot more than…

By Lucas Martin

We Bimblers seem to have a knack for finding hidden gems: places with incredible food or a unique atmosphere, and oftentimes behind it all, an inspiring story. 215 Hackney is all of this and so much more.

Joint owners Cemal Polat and Ali Kalkan have been friends…

by Georgia Gibson

Georgia is a linguist, finishing her year abroad, which she spent living in Seville, Havana and most recently, Sardinia. She is forever bimbling and uncovering great little places along the way.

It is a smouldering Sunday on the island of Sant’Antioco, just off Sardinia’s southern coast, and I have come…

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