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Interrobang articles on the topic of London businesses

Five reasons to visit an actual sex toy store
It's no secret that sex toys are known for spicing up the bedroom. When you're looking to experiment and not sure where to look, many of us turn to online retailers Read more

Hidden gems of London
There are countless hidden gems throughout London, from amazing restaurants to scenic trails that make you forget you're in the city. Read more

Shopping and entertainment in the Forest City
There's so much to explore in London, from shopping malls to local restaurants to specialty stores. This guide will, hopefully, help you have a basic idea of where things are. Read more

Sustainable boutiques in London
Sustainability is on a lot of people's minds, especially when we see the effects fast fashion has on our planet. A way to shop more sustainably includes thrifting/purchasing second-hand clothing. Read more

VR film fest makes audiences part of the story
VRcadia Virtual Reality Film Festival 2019 showcased a new medium for directors, and a new experience for audiences. Read more

Restaurants you need to try at least once this summer
By expanding your horizons in the culinary world, you'll support local business and maybe pick up a trick or two about cooking along the way. Read more

Laid-back summer activities and events in London
From movie theatres to concert venues, a look at places to spend a laid-back night this summer in London. Read more

Local burger joint titled second best in country
Burger Burger, a local family-owned restaurant located on Richmond Row, was named the second best burger joint in all of Canada by the popular blog and media company, Big 7 Travel. Read more

Burger Burger named among world's best burger restaurants
Interrobang reporter Emma Fairgrieve recently visited Burger Burger, which was named second best burger restaurant in Canada by Big 7 Travel as well as being named tenth best in the world. Read more

Best coffee and tea shops in London
If you're looking for a great spot to grab some coffee or tea and study or relax, look no further than these shops in local shops. Read more

Interrobang visits Smash Club
Interrobang Reporter Angela McInnes files this report from Smash Club, a new business in London that is all the rage. Read more

Keeping it on the record
April 13 marks Record Store Day, an international celebration of independent record stores. Read more

First legal cannabis retailer opens in London
Central Cannabis, London's first legal marijuana retailer, opened its doors to greet a lineup of about 200 eager customers on the morning of April 1. Read more

Central Cannabis opens its doors
Interrobang was on hand this past Monday morning when Central Cannabis became the first brick-and-mortar cannabis store to open its doors in London. Read more

Women with whisks: London's female culinary scene
The culinary scene has never been better in London, thanks to the women behind the counter. Read more

Four best burger joints in London
Burger joints have evolved to the point of any combination of toppings, meats, or even beyond meat burgers are possible to find locally. Chains like A&W, McDonald's and Wendy's are excluded from this list. Read more

Where to get comics and other geeky items
London offers so many different types of stores for every type geek. From the comic book geeks to music geeks, London has so much to offer. Here is a short list of stores that you might want to check out to fulfill your inner geek. Read more Local startup with a global vision is a startup tech company centered in London that gives students and music teachers a platform to connect, a concept unlike any other in the industry. Read more

Five London boutiques and lifestyle stores to check out
There are many awesome stores to check out in London Ont. that will help add to some great pieces to your closet. Read more

Travelling the World Through Food
Ever want to experience the cultures of the world, but don't have the money to travel? We've got you covered. Read more

Valentine's dating ideas that aren't Netflix and Chill
Thinking up new and unique date ideas can definitely be tricky sometimes. To help you out we've put together a list of some interesting date ideas to try out in the London area. Read more

Innovation Works offers change of scenery
Innovation Works wants the Fanshawe community to know its doors are open. Read more

Alternative first date ideas
First dates can be daunting, but having something unique to do during that time may help put everyone at ease. Read more

Five ways to get involved in the London Community this semester
Getting involved in London can be a way to try new things, learn new skills, and meet people outside the walls of school. Read more

New virtual reality lounge to host grand opening
A new downtown lounge is expanding the virtual reality (VR) landscape of London, Ont. Read more

Organic and vegan-friendly eateries in London
Making ethical decisions has never been more delicious and simple. London has a wealth of organic food, grown locally and ethically. Read more

Residence on First changes name
Residence on First has rebranded to Foundry First under new ownership by WCPT First Street Inc. The building, located on First Street directly across from Fanshawe's south-side entrance on Oxford Street, is the only luxury student housing facility solely serving Fanshawe students.  Read more

Fanshawe student celebrates business anniversary
Fanshawe College's Mackenzie Oke recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of her business, Me, My Soap and I. Read more

Fanshawe's fashion department to open pop-up shop with Goodwill Industries
Partnering with Goodwill Industries, Fanshawe's fashion marketing and management students are opening a pop-up shop at the Goodwill Community and Donation Centre located on Horton Street at Wellington Road. Read more

Canadian agency first to win Google award
Arcane, a London-based digital marketing agency, is now the first Canadian agency to win a Premier Partner award from Google. Read more

Student organization lowers food waste
In January of 2017, Divyansh Ojha and his cousin, Aditya Ojha, were driving by a grocery store when they noticed the store was throwing out a massive amount of tomatoes. Read more

Perfect New Spot for Fanshawe Students
Nest.Cafe is the newest addition to the already well-established Marienbad Restaurant and Chaucer's Pub in downtown London. Read more

Collections presents a Halloween party for the community
East Edge Press Works brings out Collections: A Gathering Place Unlike Any Other to it's building at 790 Dundas St., in London. Read more

Haunted places in London
With Halloween right around the corner, now is a good time to learn about the number of haunted spots in and around London. Read more

Some neat organic and vegan friendly eateries in London
Making ethical decisions has never been more delicious and simple. London is a wealth of organic food, grown locally and ethically. Become a vegan warrior and join the movement with some of Interrobang's local spots in town. Read more

London brewing company hosts craft beer festival to celebrate local beers
London Brewing Company is hosting the first year of the Truly Local Craft Beer Festival on Oct. 20 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Read more

tbk Creative awarded Consumer Choice Award for fourth consecutive year
This year, tbk Creative has won the Consumer Choice award for the fourth consecutive year. Read more

When sports meet tech
Fanshawe athletics is set to start a partnership with London-based company, Read more

Tampon Tuesday: Ten years of an ongoing issue
On the second Tuesday of every month, Jack Astor's on Fanshawe Park Road West hosts a networking event where admission is a donation of feminine hygiene products. Read more

RH Accelerator helps small businesses gain city support
London introduces a new incubator for start-up growth stage companies this month in the form of Roundhouse (RH) Accelerator. Read more

Hitting the right spot with a sex workshop
Nestled in the heart of downtown, Spot of Delight is one of London's newest sex shops. It encourages inclusivity and discretion. Read more

Safe spaces and supports in London for members of the LGBTQ+ community
The city of London is constantly evolving and organizations throughout the city are aiming to create an inclusive environment for the LGBTQ+ community. Read more

Escapology makes its Canadian debut in London
The grand opening of Escapology London, the first Canadian branch of the live escape room experience from famous Escapology LLC in Orlando, Fla., happened late this summer. Read more

Shop 'til you drop: unique boutiques in London
London has a fair share of boutiques dotted across the city, but finding something that is uniquely #LdnOnt is something that is hard to do when you are new to the city. Read more

London breakdown: your guide around the Forest City
From shopping malls to local restaurants, London has a lot to offer. All this being said, London can be confusing for those who aren't familiar with it just yet. Read more

Nightlife in London for those even under 19
London's nightlife extends beyond just Richmond Row. There are so many events that happen throughout the evening for those under 19. Read more

Affordable summertime snacking
Learn about some spots in London where you can get some affordable eats. Read more

The Rec Room Grand Opening
Interrobang was on hand for the grand opening of The Rec Room London Masonville on May 9th, 2018. This venue features axe throwing, arcade games, VR, ping pong and more. Read more

Get your geek fix in London
What might be surprising for any nerds or geeks in London is that the city actually has a large amount of stores dedicated to selling pop culture goods, boasting more than five stores in the downtown area alone. Read more

London clothing business assists Canadian athletes
Three Western MBA students are helping Canadian athletes thrive with their clothing business. Each time an article of clothing is purchased from North Strong Collective, 25 per cent of the proceeds go towards supporting Canadian athletes. Read more

Activities to do around London on a budget
Hard to believe, but London, Ont. is home to many activities and attractions that can provide entertainment without breaking the bank. Read more

Places to Call Your Home Away From Home
Moving away from home can be an overwhelming experience to say the least. Luckily tucked away in the city of London, Ontario are places that can bring you the reminder and warmth of home during your years in Canada at Fanshawe College. Read more

Twelve Palentine's day ideas
Valentine's Day does not just have to be for those in a relationship. Why not ditch your Netflix night alone and plan a get-together with your friends that you can all enjoy? Read more

Date Ideas on a Budget
Valentine's Day is fast approaching and you notice that your bank account balance is running dangerously low. Going on a date does not have to be expensive to be a good time. Read more

Fanshawe grads find success with London based digital firm HRdownloads
A London company has proved that it holds a well-deserved spot on The PROFIT 500's list of Canada's Fastest Growing Companies. With their recent move to a bigger downtown location, HRdownloads has shown that they plan on continuing their growth. Read more

Book lover's guide for this holiday season
Winter is the best time of year to curl up with a book on a cold night with a cup of warm cocoa. Why not enjoy one of the books from this list of recommendations this holiday season? Read more

Gift guide for musicians or music lovers
Though it may be easy to shop for music for the average person, finding the perfect gift for a musician or music enthusiast can be a much trickier task. What do you get for the musician who has everything or the listener who's heard it all? Read more

Where to get your food in London
A guide to finding great food and produce around London. The Out Back Shack - a bar and restaurant that serves affordable roadhouse style. Students can enjoy a wide range of events that OBS holds throughout the year. Read more

The places you'll go with the bus stops you'll see
For the majority of students, the London Transit Commission (LTC) buses will be the main method of transportation to get through the city during the school year. With almost 50 different bus routes and over 2190 bus stops throughout the city, it's easy to get lost or overwhelmed during your first few times of ridership. Read more

Cheap Eats: Globally Local
Situated at 252 Dundas St., between Clarence and Wellington is Canada's first all vegan fast food restaurant, Globally Local. Read more

Fanshawe alumnus setting the mood with entrepreneurial success
Johnson Nguyen graduated from Fanshawe's graphic design program and came up with the idea and concept for his company Mood and Co. at the beginning of 2016. Read more


Vancouver-based $4.95 menu restaurant coming to London
The Warehouse Group, a restaurant company that originated in B.C., is now coming to London. It will be replacing the Mongolian Grill on Richmond Row at 645 Richmond Street. Read more

Fanshawe fashion grad makes dream into a reality
Walking into Desi's Boutique, you'll be greeted by a breath of earth tones and a laid back, relaxed atmosphere that's reflected heavily to the clothing. Read more

The ultimate bookwork bookstore guide
Would you rather be reading a book above anything else? Do you decline going out on weekends just to spend time with a special book? Are you always having to convince your friends that the book is always better than the movie? Read more


London-based technology company leading the way in web development in Canada
Digital Echidna, a London technology company, has been named one of the leading companies to specialize in web development in Canada. Scores were determined by three categories: client reviews, client experience and market presence. Read more recruiting Fanshawe graduates
About a quarter of staff at graduated from Fanshawe., which recently moved to 100 Dundas Street, is a top voice over marketplace that provides job listings and opportunities for 200,000 voice actors from around the world. Read more

Minister of National Defence announces upgrades to army vehicles
Canada's Minister of National Defence Harjit Singh Sajjan announced on Feb. 10, the government will provide an additional $404 million dollars to upgrade 141 existing army vehicles. Read more

How to make your Valentine's Day spicier than cinnamon hearts
While Netflix and chill is a common date idea for when you can't think of anything better to do, Valentine's Day requires something a little more romantic, so this guide is going to spice up your Valentine's Day and give you some ideas that you might not have considered. Read more

Fanshawe grad uses business to create social change
Fanshawe graduate and entrepreneur Tyler Bryden has a lot to be proud of. His marketing and production company SixFive Interactive has just hired on a new employee and has an established office space in Innovation Works, a big step for the propel entrepreneurship program graduates. Read more


Fanshawe alumni brother trio bring a modern and fresh take on the local barbershop scene
Three brothers, originally from Trinidad and Tobago, recently opened their own barbershop, Ox and Bow, located at 205 Oxford Street East this past December. Read more

Tea gift guide
It's time to grab a cup of cheer and make room on your Christmas gift list for your tea-loving friends. Buying your friend some tea would just be too easy and doesn't show much effort or creativity on your part. Read more

Gift Guide The Workaholic
For the friends that just can't seem to get themselves out of their office or workspace, instead of asking them to leave their agenda behind, help make their time spent working more enjoyable. Read more

The cinephile's gift guide
Signs of a cinephile in your life most likely include frequent quoting of Citizen Kane, an encyclopedic knowledge of German Expressionism and several impressively maintained film blogs exploring the subtle nods Lynch makes to Wilder in Mulholland Drive. Read more

Gift guide for vintage fans
Stumped on what gift to get for that ultra-hip friend of yours? A happy medium must be struck between mainstream and alternative. Check out these London vintage stores filled to the brim with handmade accessories and artsy knick-knacks. Read more

Book lover's gift guide
One of the best parts about the holidays is receiving new books to read. London has numerous amounts of unique smaller bookstores. Whether that person on your list is into science fiction, romance, classic literature or comics, or is looking for the latest read, there is something for everyone at these bookstores. Read more

Top five things to do over the holidays
There's no need to be sliding into everyone's DMs this holiday season when you can go sliding down a large snow hill instead. Read more

Budgeting doesn't mean you have to be anti-social
No money, no problem; the Forest City has plenty of fun opportunities and activities available to the public for either extremely affordable pricing or better yet, absolutely free. Read more


Pearn returns home with new animation studio location
London is getting more animated with Bron Studios. Its animation department, Bron Animation, moved to its new location on 717 Richmond Street. Read more

"I'm not like other sports" alternative sports said
Don't like to dribble a ball, shoot a puck, or whatever activities active people are doing these days? Sometimes all people need is an ounce of creativity to spice up the thought of being active through sports outside of the classic basketball or baseball routines. Read more

Medpointing you in the right direction
The school year is undeniably the most stressful time of the year. There's so much to do and such little time to stay active and stress-free. It's easier to pass time by browsing social networks like Instagram or Twitter, but is this a wise way to spend your days? Read more

Relieving the mind through working the body
Mind, body and soul, you can't have one without the others; if the body isn't at peace, the mind isn't in one piece either. Read more

Exploring the local tea scene
Leaves are beginning to turn red, cozy sweaters and boots are now a staple wardrobe item and pumpkin pies are beginning to surface on bakery shelves. Fall has come around at last; this is the season that tea-lovers live for. Read more

London food trailer first in Canada to be completely organic
Ivan Santana-Barnes' dream of owning a food trailer has at last come true with the opening of ivanopoblano. The trailer sits at the corner of Oxford and Stuart and offers 100 per cent organic cuisine; this is the first of its kind in Canada. Read more

Local independent bookstore moves to Richmond Row
Local store owner Vanessa Brown stands amongst the stacks of books in the new location of independent book retailer Brown & Dickson. Brown and her business partner Jason Dickson moved into their Richmond Row shop Sept. 3 and the community response has been positive. Read more

Plato's Closet London pleased with successful start
Plato's Closet in London, located on 1071 Wellington Road, has had a busy beginning. Co-owner Lisa Doerr said the store opened over the summer and has been successful so far. Read more

Fill your fridge with food other than pizza: The Ultimate Grocery Guide
A look at where to buy groceries in London, and even how to get there. Read more

Your Guide To London
You may have just entered London for school or you have lived in London for years and are directionally challenged, and so you need a bit of help navigating around the city. Read more

A berry sweet way to spend the day
Why not skip the trip to the grocery store and make an outing of picking your own fruit? Read more

Conquering craft beer curiosity
Are pints of Budweiser and Coors Light starting to wear you down? It sounds like you're ready to enter the magical and exciting world of craft beer. Read more

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