October 22, 2012

TRavel tips

Vintage. The view from London.

Find out the insider view on vintage in London, and where to hunt for clothes, parties and more. Guest post by LeCool London.

Photo: visualnews.com

Click: Vintage. The view from London.

October 9, 2012

OPINION

Retro, vintage… or just plain old?

Vintage is everywhere these days, from furniture, to clothes, to parties. But what does it actually mean? We investigate (and give you some insider ‘vintage travel’ tips)…

Click: Retro, vintage… or just plain old?

July 16, 2012

Weird and wonderful

World exclusive… secret footage of the Veggielympics 2012

With all this Olympics talk, we felt like we should be getting involved too. But we missed out on the ticket lottery… what to do?

We decided to hold our very own, no expense spared, Veggielympics in the office kitchen. Have a look! (And find out some mad facts about Olympic sports you never knew before.)

Click: World exclusive… secret footage of the Veggielympics 2012

June 8, 2012

TRAVEL TIPS

9 unmissable places to see live, local music

Some of the best travel memories I have are of hazy evenings swirling a cocktail in an intimate live music venue. But how do you know which unmarked doors to knock on, and which red, carpeted staircase to venture down?

You’re in luck. Four 9flats musician hosts have let you in on their smoky, moody, must-visit musical secrets…

(photo: ALIghthouse, Flickr)

Click: 9 unmissable places to see live, local music

April 7, 2012

travel tips

How to get healthy by eating local

In the whirl of our busy lives, it’s not always easy to look properly at what we’re eating. To show more love to your stomach while you’re away, look to the area you’re staying in. And where better to find fresh and tasty ingredients than at the local farmer’s market?

Click: How to get healthy by eating local

December 12, 2011

9flats news

The ultimate Christmas present

Christmas is coming closer, and you still haven’t found the perfect Christmas present yet for your friends and family? You are looking for something truly special, but you can’t be bothered to spend hours in crowded shopping malls? Well, we have the ultimate present for you: The 9flats Xmas Voucher! How about a shopping trip to […]

Click: The ultimate Christmas present

October 10, 2011

accommodation

9flats top tips: December – best New Year’s party

We all know what happens in December. It’s that month in the year where we fret to make our last deadlines before embarking on a well deserved and often too short Christmas break, where we then spend countless hours indulging in Christmas cookies, mulled wine and eating our way through what seems like one long […]

Click: 9flats top tips: December – best New Year’s party

September 22, 2011

competition/ travel tips

And another winner is…

Paolo Bernagozzi just won our photo tagging competition on facebook. The prize is a trip to the fashion mecca of Britain: London! The fashion week might be over, but we assure our italian friend Paolo that he will have a great time anyway, with all amusements that only London can offer. He will fly to […]

Click: And another winner is…

September 5, 2011

Songs to inspire you to travel

Looking for inspiration for where to go on your next trip? You could randomly stick a pin in a map, you could browse through 9flats accommodation listings or…you could listen to the music below, and let your favourite song be the deciding factor of where you go. Perhaps my short musical lineup is not as […]

Click: Songs to inspire you to travel

August 19, 2011

Host tips

Like the interior? Live in the interior!

Some people have a knack for creating intriguing interiors, but even those with a flair for it can always do with some inspiriation. You could spend a lot of money on glossy interior design magazines, or instead you can freely browse through the vast range of properties on 9flats.com and steal some of our hosts […]

Click: Like the interior? Live in the interior!

August 16, 2011

accommodation

Oz’s London Accommodation

When I went to the host meet-up in London last month I had the pleasure of meeting Oz and having a chat with him and he kindly agreed to do a video about his 9flats.com accommodation in Streatham High Road, South London. As you can see from the video above, Oz is passionate about the […]

Click: Oz’s London Accommodation

July 27, 2011

London transport trials and tribulations

Anyone who has visited London will know that they have a complex underground train service (the tube), an overground train service and of course, the distinctive London buses. For all of these, apart from trains going outside of London, you can use an Oyster card, this costs five pounds as a deposit, and after that […]

Click: London transport trials and tribulations

July 25, 2011

travel tips

The Crown pub, London

I came to London as one of the 9flats team in order to meet some of our London hosts. Apart from the host meet-up, I had London friends to catch up with in the evenings and met one at a gastro-pub called The Crown in Hackney in East London, just opposite Victoria Park. This part of London […]

Click: The Crown pub, London

July 22, 2011

9flats on tour

Staying in London for the 9flats Host Meet-Up

Some of the 9flats team went to London on Wednesday for one of our regular host meet-up events. In case you don’t know what they are, these meet-ups are small events allowing us to meet hosts in person and for hosts to meet other hosts to ask questions and share information. And of course, let […]

Click: Staying in London for the 9flats Host Meet-Up

July 12, 2011

Travel tips

Notting Hill Carnival

  This year, the largest street festival in Europe takes place on 28 and 29 August 2011. The end of August will once again be steaming hot in London, especially when the Brazilian dancers shake their hips! The celebration takes place just like in Rio, with colourful costumes, exotic food and Carribean rhythms. Each year […]

Click: Notting Hill Carnival