This weekend I was invited to hang out with @hype_app for a London adventure with Drive Now.
If you’re wondering what Drive Now is – here are the ins and outs!
Drive Now is a mobile app. Where you can rent the latest BMW and MINI, available on streets across North East London. Locate and reserve a car nearby, wherever you are – it’s easy using the DriveNow App for your smartphone / tablet You get in, drive and drop it off – wherever you want.
No commitments. No fuel costs. Just drive. Insurance, car tax, parking – all included. When it comes to congestion charge the all-electric BMW i3 is exempt from the congestion charge. Make sure you use one of these cars if you’re entering the congestion charge zone to ensure you don’t get charged.
Each journey is a different price (obviously) but the representative from Drive Now on the day gave me these indications of how much the journey’s would have probably cost between £3 and £15.
Journey 1 – Hibury and Islington to Stoke Newington
Journey 2 – Stoke Newington to Angel
Journey 3 – Angel to Farringdon
Hype App kindly arranged a little London adventure for us all and it was nice to meet some like-minded creatives!
We started off at a cool little art gallery in Stoke Newington called Hang-Up. Which has a hidden Bansky room.
‘Hang-Up is an East London based contemporary art gallery located in the vibrant and bohemian neighbourhood of Stoke Newington. The gallery presents a dynamic exhibition program of fresh and forward thinking work from a roster of artists, photographers and makers. We show both young artists at the early stages of their careers alongside established names from the art world. We tie it together by seeking out and showing only those who are inherently creative, artists whom in some way break the mould from the traditional, pushing the boundaries either in terms of their work, their message or both.’
We then headed to Gorilla Perfumes (which is part of the Lush franchise) which is just a short walk away from Angel underground station. This was so interesting, we were taught how different things infuse your sense of taste and smell. Chocolate and tea namely and also the background on some of the perfumes and how they are developed. I have to recommend Edward and Irwyn Edinburgh based artisan chocolatiers, this was the chocolate we tried – and it was incredible!
“A revolutionary perfumery in the bustling heart of Camden Passage, Islington, where art, music and scent combine to transport you on a wondrous olfactory journey.”
We finished the day off at Clerkenwell London. Super cool place. Sorry I’m definitely over-using the word cool in this blog post – but it was a really interesting day, discovering new parts of London and interesting things to do.
‘Clerkenwell London is a new destination for the discovery of niche and established designers, creatives and artisans. Showcasing a considered collection of hand-picked home-wares, fashion, jewellery, stationery, art, music and literature, with an ever evolving online presence and a 13,000sqft space in the heart of Clerkenwell that strives to promote the makers and craft behind the very best of contemporary creativity and to provide a home for the very finest food, wine, events and experiences.’
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