Thursday, July 17, 2008

Greetings from London!

Hey there!

So I have been in London for almost two weeks now, and it definitely isn’t Philadelphia!

But anyways... In Philadelphia commuters and residents are very familiar with the free paper “Metro,” but in London there are two distinctive papers which people read. They are the “London Lite” and “The London Paper.” Uniquely, they are both free evening papers distributed by merchandisers between the hours of about 4:00-7:00 PM. So when you go up the stairs or exit from the “tube” station, as the locals call it, you’re more than likely handed either or both publications. However, these papers are interesting in that the styles of writing are bold and more blunt than the normal papers in the states. They are tabloid style, covering major stories, but also updating readers on the weather, celebrity gossip and spottings, things to do and much more.

Feel free to check out either website, though, they aren’t as entertaining as the actual publications. But just to give you an idea here they are:

The London Lite
The London Paper

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