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The 35 best Scandinavian Spots in London

With the Scandinavian food and cultural scene increasing in popularity, you’ll find plenty of options to explore the Nordic countries in London without hopping on a plane. We’ve put together a list of 35 places to enjoy Scandinavian culture, design and food from Nordic bakeries, restaurants and grocery stores to clothing stores, furniture outlets and historical spots. Here are our best tips to get a taste of Scandinavian culture in the middle of London!

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Scandinavian grocery stores in London

Planning an evening full of Hygge with Scandinavian comfort food, followed by a Nordic crime drama? Here’s a selection of stores in London selling Scandi goodies from Norwegian brown cheese to Swedish meatballs. While we recommend the two independent stores ScandiKitchen and TotallySwedish, Ikea and Ocado are also worth checking out. Here are our best tips to get your Scandi fix in London!

Great for: Broad selection of specialities from all the Nordic countries, such as Norwegian brown cheese.

Enjoying Scandinavian Kitchen’s cinnamon buns

Founded in 2006, the combined cafe and grocery store ScandiKitchen has become an institution for Scandinavians in London stocking many of the most essential groceries from Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland. You’ll find specialities like Swedish herring in different flavours, several types of Norwegian brown cheese and a huge selection of sweets from all the Nordic countries.

Hard to choose – so many goodies to choose from in the Scandinavian store in London

You can order online, or visit the store just off Oxford Circus. The cafe is a great place for a quick bite; try one of the delicious ryebread sandwiches with herring or go for a traditional Scandi cinnamon bun.

Address: 61 Great Titchfield Street, W1W 7PP London

Web: https://www.scandikitchen.co.uk/


TotallySwedish

Great for: Huge selection of Swedish specialities

TotallySwedish grocery store in London

TotallySwedish was founded in 2006 and can boast of more than 1000 Swedish food and drink products in addition to gift items and books. While ScandiKitchen has a broader range of products from all the Nordic countries, TotallySwedish is to no surprise specialized in Swedish groceries. Having said that, you’ll find lots of grocery products that common across all the Nordic countries. So even if the brand is Swedish, you’re likely to find very similar variants in Norway, Denmark and Finland.

TotallySwedish Scandinavian store in London

TotallySwedish is a bit more expensive than Ikea when it comes to the most typical Swedish products like Kalles Kaviar, but they do have a huge selection of products that you won’t find anywhere else in the UK.

Addresses (two stores in London): 32 Crawford Street, W1H 1LS AND 66 Barnes High Street, SW13 9LD

Web: https://www.totallyswedish.com/


Ikea’s Food Market

Great for: Making an affordable Scandi style dinner at home.

Swedish Fish is a favourite at the Ikea Food Market in London

In the Swedish Food Market, you’ll find everything you need to serve a classic Swedish meatballs dinner at home with mashed potatoes, gravy and lingonberry jam. If you don’t want meat you also find alternatives with chicken meatballs or veggie balls. There’s a good selection of Swedish seafood and drinks, candy and snacks. In terms of pricing many of the groceries are Ikea branded and hard to compare with other stores, but you’ll generally find that Ikea is a tad cheaper than ScandiKitchen and Ocado when it comes to classics like Ahlgrens bilar and Marabou chocolate.

Web: https://ikea.com


Ocado’s Scandinavian Store (online)

Great for: A big selection of Swedish cider and some other Scandi essentials.

Kalles Kaviar – A Swedish Classic

Head over to Ocado’s World Foods section and you’ll discover 100+ Scandi products like Norwegian design water Voss. Ocado has a really good selection of different types of Rekorderlig and Kopparberg cider as well as Arla dairy products, but overall less to choose from than ScandiKitchen. You’ll also find foods like Kalles Kaviar and several types of crispbread, but we usually find ScandiKitchen to be cheaper.

Web: https://ocado.com


Other places to look for Scandinavian foods in London:

Waitrose: In Waitrose you’ll find a big selection of Swedish cider from Kopparberg and Rekorderlig as well as different types of Absolut vodka flavours. Here you’ll also find the Norwegian cheese Jarlsberg. In the fresh fish counter you’ll typically find several types of fish from Norway like cod and salmon fillets.

Tesco: In Tesco you can get Skyr yoghurt from Arla in different flavours as well as Swedish style meatballs. In the Polish section you can get Swedish style pickled gherkins, and you’ll find Pagen Cinnamon Gifflar in the bakery section. Tesco also stocks Norwegian salmon fillets as well as smoked salmon as well as Lurpak butter from Denmark.

Lidl: While Lidl doesn’t have a Scandinavian section as such, you’ll find several products very similar to what you’ll find in Scandinavian grocery stores. This includes several seafood options like gravadlax, herring and salmon sourced from the Norwegian sea, as well as dairy products like skyr and kefir.

Harrods Food Hall: If you’re looking for high ticket items like Norwegian brown cheese and Jarlsberg cheese, head to Knightsbridge and you’ll likely find it.

Hansen & Lydersen: Norwegian artisan smokehouse in London. If you’re lucky you can find them in Maltby Street Market or just order a King Olav or Queen Maud fillet from their website. https://hansen-lydersen.com/

Scandinavian Bakeries in London

Dark crusty bread, indulgent buns and black filter coffee are some of the classics you’ll find when following the sweet smell of a Scandinavian bakery in London. With the Scandi-wave in recent years, you’ll find a cracking selection of cinnamon buns available all over the city as well as other treats like delicious Swedish cardamon buns and Norwegian skoleboller. Here’s a selection of London’s best Scandinavian bakeries:

Nordic Bakery

Great for: Heavenly cinnamon rolls and Norwegian Skoleboller

Nordic Bakery London

Arguably serving the best cinnamon buns in town, they are big, chewy and crusty on the outside while almost doughy inside with layers upon layers filled with sugar and cinnamon. Here you’ll also find our kids’ favourite buns, the delicious Norwegian Skoleboller or “school buns” topped with vanilla custard and coconut flakes.

Cinnamon Buns Nordic Bakery

The menu has been thoughtfully put together with elements from several Nordic countries, including Finland (look for the Karelian Pie). If you feel like something healthy there are plenty of choices like dark rye bread sandwiches with herring or salmon. Located at a quiet square next to Picadilly Circus, this is a well designed small cafe in a typical Scandinavian minimalistic layout.

Address: 14A Golden Square, W1F 9JG London

Web: https://www.nordicbakery.com/



Fabrique

Great for: Delicious rye bread in all shapes and forms

Fabrique is a stone oven bakery chain from Sweden famous for its fresh, natural ingredients and traditional methods of making artisanal pastries and sourdough bread. With several stores in London, they have been expanding rapidly across the city with their menu of delicious crusty rolls and bread. Here you’ll find healthy but tasty rye bread in all shapes and forms from baguettes to levains.

Web: http://fabrique.co.uk/


Bageriet

Great for: Classic Swedish pastries and cakes

This Swedish bakery is a hidden gem tucked away in a small side street in bustling Covent Garden. Bageriet has an impressive selection of Swedish classics tempting punters passing by, like the delicious Princess Cake and Semlor. They also have excellent strong filter coffee. With only a couple of tables, don’t bet on finding a free seat at this small but popular Scandinavian hangout in West End.

Address: 24 Rose St, London WC2E 9EA

Web: https://www.bageriet.co.uk/


The Bread Station

Great for: Superb organic sourdough bread

The Bread Station is all about traditional Danish baking principles of natural bread, using natural fermentation for superior organic bread. Michelin Star Chef Christoffer Hruskova teamed up with Danish baking master Per Brun to bring the best of Scandinavian baking to London. The Bread Station has a proven Danish formula that has been perfected for over 10 years producing high quality, organic, wholegrain sourdough bread.

Address: 373 Helmsley Pl, London E8 3SB

Web: http://www.thebreadstation.co.uk/


Honorary Mention: The Norwegian Church

Great for: Authentic Scandinavian style waffles

The Norwegian Church abroad or the Seaman’s Mission (“Sjømannskirken”) is famous among Norwegians for making the world’s best Scandinavian waffles which they sell at special events like the Scandinavian spring market in Rotherhithe.

Norwegian waffles with brown cheese, strawberry jam and sour cream

Head over to their webpage and check for the next event taking place for a chance to taste their delicious waffles or try to make them at home following their magic waffle recipe. Tip: Try waffles with Norwegian brown cheese or alternatively strawberry jam with sour cream.


Restaurants, bars and pubs

Aquavit

Great for: A smørgåsbord of Scandinavian deliciousness

Classic Scandi dishes served in style – smørgåsbord, meatballs, herring plus plenty of modern variants eg lobster hollandaise. The food is full of Nordic flavours like dill and elderflower and the wooden interior makes for a warm atmosphere.  

Web: http://aquavitrestaurants.com/

Address: 1 St James’s Market, Carlton St, St. James’s, London SW1Y 4QQ


The Harcourt

Great for: Flavoursome gravadlax and cold Swedish cider

The Harcourt in Marylebone has been central to Swedes in London for decades, located close to the Swedish Church and the Swedish Embassy. More restaurant than a pub, the current chef, Finnish Kimmo Makkonen has created a modern European menu including Nordic classics like gravadlax.

Web: https://theharcourt.com/

Address: 32 Harcourt St, London W1H 4HX


Ekte.

Great for: Herring and rye bread – Scandinavian superfood!

Ekte. An authentic Scandinavian restaurant in London

Ekte translates to “Real” in Norwegian and is a Scandinavian restaurant located in Bloomberg Arcade. Enjoy classic Danish rye bread Smørrebrød with toppings like herring and smoked salmon. And don’t forget to try one of the many aquavit types from Norway, Sweden or Denmark!

Web: http://ektelondon.co.uk/

Address: 2-8 Bloomberg Arcade, London EC4N 8AR


Blåbär

Great for: Scandinavian shopping with a cinnamon bun in hand

Blåbär in Putney is a Scandinavian café and design shop selling a mix of textiles, furniture, gifts and accessories from up and coming Nordic designers. Try one of their classic Swedish cinnamon buns, or go for something healthy like the salmon salad with beetroot hummus.

Address: 3A Lacy Rd, London SW15 1NH

Web: https://blabar.london/


Scandinavian Shops in London

Scandinavian shops are popping up all the time these days riding on a wave of popularity for the Scandi-trend. Whether walking down Regent’s Street or in Westfield shopping centre, you’ll find a wide selection of Swedish and Danish stores often playing on a similar concept of functional and simple products in combination with great design and affordable prices. While mass-market retailers like H&M and Ikea did a lot of the groundwork opening the eyes of the world to Scandinavian design, many of the recent Scandi-shops in London are more upmarket with a focus on sustainability and use of high-quality materials.

Tiger

Great for: Fun stuff for happy moments

Tiger: All the things you didn’t know you needed!

The combination of simple but stylish design, low prices and strange Danish product names make Tiger different and fun compared to the traditional pound shops. In Tiger, you’ll find miscellaneous items like toys, sweets, stationery, costumes and home decorations – and it’s all cheap and cheerful! In Scandinavia, this is the store where you take your kids when the holiday starts to get a few fun things without breaking the budget. A lot of what they sell is actually quite good when it comes to encouraging kids to play together solving and building things. This is our 7-year-old daughter’s favourite store in London, and we usually end up with a few bags of Scandinavian sweets as well.

Web: https://uk.flyingtiger.com/en-GB


Ikea

Great for: Affordable Scandinavian style furniture

Checking the quality of Ikea’s childrens’ chairs

No further introductions needed. Ikea is simply the best place to go for affordable well-designed furniture and is yet another example of a Swedish brand successfully scaling up to become a global superbrand. The winning formula of combining stylish functional design made affordable through mass-production and DIY packaging has proven a winning concept across the globe. While I remember their functional but boring looking pine wood furniture while growing up in Norway, Ikea is now attracting young talented designers who are reinventing Nordic furniture design on a global stage.

Not only meatballs: Taking a break in the Ikea restaurant

While we are great fans of Ikea products in general, we’d like to point out that visiting an Ikea store as a family can quickly turn into a nightmare. Even a stoic Norwegian struggles to keep his cool when realising there is no shortcut to the exit and he has to drag his screaming kids through an endless amount of showrooms. Until you finally reach the Ikea restaurant completely exhausted and end up feeding the whole family with meatballs just to calm your nerves for a few minutes. There’s no such thing as a quick trip to Ikea!

Web: https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/


Polarn O. Pyret

Great for: Classic and durable Scandinavian kidswear for all types of weather

Come rain come shine – with Polarn’s overalls you’re well covered

One step up on the ladder compared to H&M and Lindex, Polarn is more of a premium Scandinavian kidswear store. While Ikea started as the go-to furniture store for the Swedish middle-class, Polarn O. Pyret started making affordable kids clothes in classic design to fit the average Swedish child. Polarn actually started producing their unisex stripy clothes already in the 1970s, which is still going strong as one of their best selling designs! Ever wondered how Scandinavian kids can play outside for hours in freezing conditions? Check out Polarn’s waterproof winter overalls, perfect for any type of weather.

Web: https://www.polarnopyret.co.uk/


The Moomin Shop

Checking out the Moomin Shop in Camden Market

The Moomins from Finland have captivated Scandinavian kids for decades, and it’s great to see their popularity increasing in the rest of the world. On the surface of things, the Moominworld looks like a peaceful place where everyone is kind to each other and nothing bad ever happens. But just like in a Scandinavian noir crime drama, there are dangers lurking behind every corner in the form of strange creatures and natural disasters. Between all the different books we’ve read for our children, the scary-looking “Gorke” figure is probably the character they’ve been most scared of. Until they understood that Gorke is actually quite kind under her ghostly surface. Sadly she is suffering from being misunderstood because of her frightening appearance and struggles to find friends. There’s always a life lesson to be learned from the Moomins!

Web: https://shop.moomin.com/


Lindex

Lindex is another example of a clothing store that started out as a popular choice for the average Scandinavian middle-class family, now turned into a modern “superbrand” retailer. Lindex was founded in Sweden in the 1950s slowly growing within the Nordic region mainly focused on lingerie before expanding with a wider assortment. While H&M feels all over the place when it comes to styles, Lindex is more consistent when it comes to patterns and colours in line with its Scandinavian origin.

Lindex also has a firm focus on sustainability through their supply chain and a large proportion of their clothes are made out of organic cotton. H&M and Lindex are often grouped together in the “cheap and cheerful” category (from a Scandinavian perspective at least), but it feels like Lindex is gradually becoming more of a premium brand compared to H&M. It’s really interesting to see how Scandinavian brands once considered bland and boringly middle-class have reinvented themselves. Lesson to be learned for M&S’s clothing department?

Web: https://www.lindex.com/uk


H&M

The best known Swedish clothes store on the high street, H&M has expanded incredibly fast across the globe finding a winning formula when it comes to balancing quality, price and fashion while remaining true to their Nordic origins. While H&M has become a lot more playful with new designs in recent years, their clothes are still largely made to please the masses.

As the go-to-store for the Scandinavian middle-class when it comes to basics clothes like t-shirts, socks and underwear the store is also very much seen as marmite; loved by many for their low prices and great value, while for others just boringly average and predictable.

Web: https://hm.com/


Arket

Meaning “sheet of paper” in Swedish, H&M Group’s Arket range of premium clothing stores has gone all-in maximizing on the Nordic concept of minimalism. Arket ticks a lot of boxes when it comes to areas like sustainability and the use of organic and recycled materials creating a modern brand with a reduced footprint on the environment. Creating a brand almost the polar opposite of their flagship “fast fashion” brand H&M, the Swedish masterminds are on the path to creating yet another global Scandinavian superbrand.

Web: https://www.arket.com/



Scandinavian historical spots in London

Let’s be honest: The first Vikings arriving in Britain were probably just as violent and scary as the stories from Lindisfarne describe them. But it did not take long until an extensive exchange of culture and trade developed lasting until modern times. So if you thought the recent Scandi-trend was the first time Scandinavians made their mark on London, you should check out some of these historical spots:

The Norwegian Church in London

Best for: Scandinavian Christmas Market

There have been churches in London with connections to Norway ever since the Viking age. The current official Norwegian church is located in South East London which is no coincidence; the Rotherhithe docks used to be the centre of the extensive timber trade between Scandinavia and Britain which you can still see evidence of today in place names like Norway Docks, Finland Street and Sweden Gate.

Despite its small size, Norway also had one of the largest merchant fleets in the world transporting goods between Britain and the rest of the world which meant a constant flow of Norwegian seamen arriving at the Rotherhithe docks. During world war two, the church also played a vital role for Norwegians fighting the nazis from abroad and was frequently visited by the Norwegian royal family in exile.

We highly recommend visiting one of the Scandinavian markets taking place in and around the church during Christmas and spring. On the 17th of May, Norway’s national day, the Norwegian community gathers in nearby Southwark Park to celebrate.

Address: 1 St. Olav Square, Albion St, London SE16 7JB

Web: https://www.sjomannskirken.no/london/


The Swedish Church in London

Best for: Sankta Lucia Christmas Concerts

Sweden’s official church in London was built in 1920 and is called Ulrika Eleonora. Located in Marylebone, the church is near the Swedish embassy and other Swedish spots like TotallySwedish and The Harcourt. The church also has a cafe and is organising events like the Swedish Christmas Market and the popular Lucia carols.

Address: 6 Harcourt St, London W1H 4AG

Web: https://www.svenskakyrkan.se/london


The Danish Church in London

Great for: The Danish fair

The Danish Fair in London

The Danish Church is beautifully located in Regent’s Park in Central London. Just like the other Nordic churches in London, the Danish church is a home away from home for Danes living in the UK. The church offers Danish lessons as well as a range of social activities like a parenting group, a book club and a bridge club. If you would like to visit the church, the annual Danish fair is a highlight with children’s activities in the church garden as well as food stalls selling drinks, hotdogs and Danish open sandwiches.

Address: 4 St Katharine’s Precinct, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4HH

Web: https://danskekirke.org/


The Finnish Church in London

Great for: Private sauna sessions

Finnish sauna in London

The Finnish Church in London is located in the same street as the Norwegian church in Rotherhithe in South East London. In addition to the regular church services, there is also a cafe where you can get classic Finnish treats like Cinnamon buns and Karelian pies. In the Finnish gift shop located inside the church building, you’ll find a large selection of Finnish sweets, chocolate, mustard, rye bread, baking ingredients, porridge flakes and coffee. You can even book a private sauna session organised by the church!

Address: 33 Albion Street, London SE16 7HZ

Web: https://lontoo.merimieskirkko.fi/the-finnish-church-in-london/


St Olave Hart Street

Great for: Medieval historic connections to Scandinavia

St Olave Hart Street in the City of London

While as many as five medieval churches were erected in London in honour of the Norwegian patron saint St Olave, St Olave Hart Street in the City of London is the only Olave church that survived through the Great Fire, Victorian redevelopment and the Blitz. Famous for being the favourite church of Samuel Pepys, King Haakon of Norway used to worship here during ww2 and the church continues to nurture its link to Norway. While the official Norwegian church is located in Southwark (see above), this is a Church of England church.

St Olave Hart Street Church with Norwegian flag

Who was St Olave?

Olaf Haraldsson (later King Olaf II of Norway and St Olave after his death) started his career as a Viking chieftain raiding England and according to the Icelandic Saga, he also helped the English against the Danes at the Battle of London Bridge. After his endeavours in England, Olaf was later crowned King of Norway and forcefully sped up the christening of the country. He was declared a martyr after his death and became an important saint in medieval Europe.

Address: 8 Hart St, London EC3R 7NB

Web: https://saintolave.com/


St Clement Danes Church

St Clement Danes Church in the City of London

It was on Strand (Norse for beach) the Vikings pulled up their longships forming a permanent community in nearby Aldwych. This was at the time when the Danes ruled in London and an extensive trade developed between Scandinavia and England. St Clement is the patron saint of mariners, important for the seafaring Vikings. The beautiful City of London church you see today was originally designed by Sir Christopher Wren but was destroyed during the Blitz and rebuilt after the ww2. Today St Clement Danes is the official church of RAF under the Church of England.

Address: St Clement Danes Church, London WC2R 1DH

Web: https://stclementdanesraf.org/

St Magnus the Martyr

Inside St Magnus The Martyr

St Magnus was from the Orkney Islands where he ruled as an Earl, becoming a saint after being murdered by his cousin in a power struggle. The Orkneys were part of Norway for more than 600 years, and St Magnus was related to Norwegian royalty, hence the Scandinavian connection.

Our boy and St Magnus

While the Orcadians remain proud of their Nordic heritage to this day, St Magnus-the-Martyr is still one of the most impressive churches in the City of London with its tall spire and key position next to London Bridge.

Address: Lower Thames St, London EC3R 6DN

Web: https://www.stmagnusmartyr.org.uk/


St Olave’s House

While St Olave’s Church on the south side of London Bridge was demolished in the 1920s, you’ll still be able to see a plaque dedicated to the patron saint of Norway on the corner of the art deco building Olaf House, now part of London Bridge Hospital on the south bank.

Southwark St Olave also used to be the name of the parish around the Shard and London Bridge as well as other institutions in Southwark like St Olave Grammar School for boys.

Address: 27 Tooley Street



The Lewis Chessmen

British Museum: The Lewis Chessmen Exhibition

The Lewis Chessmen collection is one of the most popular exhibitions at the British Museum, consisting of a group of 12th-century chess pieces. The chessmen were carved out of walrus ivory in Trondheim Norway and were found in Scotland in 1831. The area of Scotland where the treasure was found used to be part of the Kingdom of Norway during medieval times, and Trondheim was the capital and centre of trade and handicraft. A smaller part of the collection can also be seen at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.

Address: British Museum, Great Russell St, London WC1B 3DG


Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree

The Trafalgar Square Norwegian Christmas Tree London

In gratitude to Britain’s support to Norway during world war two, the city of Oslo ships a Norway spruce to London every year. The lighting ceremony of the Christmas tree is attended by dignitaries like the Norwegian ambassador and the major of Westminster and is a popular free event leading up to Christmas in London. The famous Christmas tree is also the most ridiculed tree in London, with Brits describing it like a “gherkin draped in lights” and a “cucumber”


Norway House

Photo from 1947 when the Norwegian Railways’ Tourist Office was located in the building. Photo: Topical Press Agency Ltd., NJMs samling 

Located just off Trafalgar Square, you’ll find a building called Norway House with a tall golden Viking statue above the entrance. The king is of course St Olav who helped the English drive out the Danes from London by tearing down London Bridge. The building has been used as the Norwegian chamber of commerce, the Norwegian Club in London and it also played a vital role during the second world used by Norwegians in exile.

Address: 21-24 Cockspur St, St. James’s, London SW1Y 5BN


The Viking Tombstone

The old Viking tombstone found in St Paul’s old graveyard. Today you can see it in the medieval section of the Museum of London

You’ll find a remarkable Viking-age tombstone with runic inscriptions in the medieval section of the Museum of Lonon. The tombstone was found in the old graveyard of St Paul’s Cathedral in London and depicts dragons and beasts carved in the “Ringerike” style named after the area of Norway where this type of pagan decorations was most commonly used. The tombstone dates from a time when London was ruled by the Canute the great, at a time when numerous Danish and Norwegian merchants settled permanently in the city. While Canute himself was a Christian it is believed that he also allowed worshippers of the old Norse religion in this kingdom.

Address: Museum of London, 150 London Wall, Barbican, London EC2Y 5HN


The Norwegian War Memorial

You’ll find the Norwegian War Memorial in Hyde Park, represented by a simple granite boulder from Norway.

The Norwegian War Memorial in Hyde Park, London

During the Nazi’s occupation of Norway, the Norwegian government organised the merchant fleet under a single organisation called Nortraship headquartered in London. Norway was one of the largest shipping nations in the world and the fleet consisted of some 1,000 ships making a great contribution on the allied side transporting war materials and supplies. More than 4000 Norwegian seamen lost their lives during world war two.

On the front is engraved: “This stone was erected by the Royal Norwegian Navy and the Norwegian Merchant Fleet in the year 1978. We thank the British people for their friendship and hospitality during the Second World War. You gave us a safe haven in our common struggle for freedom and peace”

The backside reads: “This boulder was brought here from Norway where it was worn and shaped for thousands of years by forces of nature, frost, running water, rock, sand and ice until it obtained its present shape.”

Web: Royal Parks


FAQ Scandinavian places in London

Where do Norwegians live in London?

Wimbledon is the area of London most popular with Norwegian expats. In this area, you’ll find the Norwegian School in London as well as a Norwegian nursery.

Is there a Scandinavian area of London?

Historically, the docks around Rotherhithe is the area of London with the most connections to Scandinavia. Walking through the area today you’ll find plenty of Nordic place names as well as the Norwegian and Finnish seamen’s churches.

Is there a Swedish area of London?

In the area around Marylebone in Central London, you’ll find several Swedish organisations like the embassy, the chamber of commerce, and the Swedish church in London. In his area you’ll also find several Nordic-inspired restaurants and shops.

Is there a Danish area of London?

There’s no distinct Danish area of London today. However going back to medieval times when England was ruled by Danish kings, the parish around St Clement Danes Church is believed to be an area of London where many Danes settled permanently.

Why are Swedish brands so successful?

The Swedes’ preference for understated quality and timeless design has been described as rooted in the Swedish middle-class concept of “lagom” meaning “just enough”. Swedish products are often based on a combination of simplicity, great design and affordability which gives the products a universal appeal among consumers worldwide.

Did the Vikings visit London?

Yes, England north of the Thames (including London) was ruled by Danish kings for decades, with many Scandinavians settling permanently in London as traders and elsewhere in England as farmers. Archaeological discoveries made of the Vikings in London include battleaxes, drinking horns, jewellery, buckles and tombstones.

Where can I buy Scandinavian groceries in London?

ScandiKitchen and TotallySwedish are the two stores with the biggest selection of Scandinavian groceries in London. You can visit their high street stores in Central London or check out their online shops. Other options include Ikea’s Swedish Food Market as well as Ocado’s Scandinavian section.

Where can I buy Scandinavian clothes in London?

Some of the most popular stores include H&M, Lindex, Polarn O. Pyret, COS, Arket, Tiger of Sweden and Filippa K. You’ll find Scandinavian stores in popular shopping streets around Central London like Regent’s Street, Oxford Street and Kensington High Street.

Where can I buy the best cinnamon buns in London?

Head to one of the many Scandinavian bakeries in London, such as Nordic Bakery, Danish bakery chain Ole & Steen or Swedish chain Fabrique.

Which waffles are the best in the world?

The Norwegian seamen’s mission abroad claims to make the world’s best Norwegian waffles. Using a few “secret” ingredients like buttermilk and natron, their waffles have been described as slightly crispy on the outside while remaining deliciously soft inside… You can find the recipe here.

Did we miss any Scandinavian places in London? What’s your favourite Scandinavian spot? Let us know in the comments!

Skandiblog’s London Scandi shopping spree

Tis’ the season to be jolly! The festive season is upon us, and we know how overwhelming it can be when thinking about where to shop to buy gifts for loved ones. For those visiting or residing in London this Christmas, we’ve got a list of top shops to visit for authentic Scandi gifts and goodies. We’ve sorted the shops into a shop-till-you-drop style day, not forgetting the occasional Fika and snack stop!

Start position:

1) Totally Swedish – 32 Crawford St, W1H 1LS.

We start in Marylebone; there are an abundance of Scandinavian outlets and eateries if you know where to look! Totally Swedish is the first stop, combining the love of all things Scandi. They sell savoury and sweet festive treats, as well as home accessories. Some of Skandihome’s Swedish rag rugs are sold here, perfect for warming up your toes and floors in the winter chill!

2)  Skandium – 86 Marylebone High St, W1U 4QS.

Next stop is super Scandi furniture and home store; Skandium. If you’re looking to really treat you (and your home) this Christmas, then you’ll be spoilt for choice here! Their Christmas stock is in, and we love the variety of Nordic hanging decorations and stocking fillers that make great gifts for family and friends!

3) Nordic Bakery  – 37B New Cavendish St, W1G 8JR. – Morning Fika!

It’s never too early or too late for a coffee and pastry. Nordic Bakery is the ideal Fika stop for Scandi shoppers, and on the menu for Christmas are traditional Swedish Glogg (mulled wine) and ginger pepparkakor biscuits!

4) Georg Jensen – 400 Oxford St, W1A 1AB.

Anyone who gets a gift from Georg Jensen will surely be spoilt rotten this Christmas! With a huge array of jewellery and home accessories on offer – there is glitz and glamour aplenty at the jewellery outlet in Selfridges. All the pieces are inspired by Nordic design, so expect timeless, simple and beautiful pieces.

5) Republic of Fritz Hansen – 13-14 Margaret St, W1W 8RN.

Republic of Fritz Hansen is a collation of designers creating beautiful furniture for the modern stylish home. Browse high end designs and wonderful craftsmanship across sofas, chairs, tables and lighting!

6) Scandinavian Kitchen  – 61 Great Titchfield St, W1W 7PP. – Final Foodie stop!

Ready to drop? We’ve got one last stop, and yes it’s a foodie one! Visiting Scandinavian Kitchen on Great Titchfield Street is a must, especially if you’re looking for authentic Scandi food! Enjoy some of the best tastes from Scandinavia, and have a rest after a hard day’s shopping!

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Welcome to Nordic Nest – Home of Scandinavian Design. Here you will find the best of Scandinavian interior design in one place.

Nordic Nest – Our Philosophy

Until 2019, Nordic Nest was known under the name Scandinavian Design Center. The name was changed in May of 2019, but our concept and goal has stayed the same.

We seek to help inspire people to create homes they love and love to share. By sharing our knowledge and passion for Scandinavian interior design, we want to make Scandinavian home design available worldwide and inspire people to open the doors to their home and bring people together.

An online shop to help you create a Scandinavian-style home

Throughout the years, just like you, we have built our home piece by piece – a home we today call Nordic Nest. At Nordic Nest you will find home accessories design and Scandinavian furniture from a broad range of exclusive Scandinavian brands, including modern and innovative brands such as Ferm Living, Normann Copenhagen and Eva Solo, as well as the classics, such as Georg Jensen, Orrefors and Kay Bojesen.

Bring a piece of Scandinavia into your home

A home is something you build, a place you truly feel comfortable and relaxed. A place that is filled with things that you love.

At Nordic Nest, we live Scandinavian interior design. This is why we have created a place for us to collect and share the things we love. Our knowledgeable staff are always there to help you with input and ideas for your home, because for us, design is personal.

Design for every room of the house

At Nordic Nest, you will find interior design for every room of the house. We offer a broad assortment covering everything from bathroom accessories such as round bath mats to cultery or even collectors’ items, such as the popular Moomin mugs and glass art by Kosta Boda or the timeless Nordic Sea collection by Broste Copenhagen.

You can even find Scandinavian inspired accessories for the kids’ rooms with decoration by Fine Little Day, OYOY and Flensted Mobiles.

Fika? 16 Scandinavian Spots in London – GastroGays

Anyone who knows us is well aware we’re Scandi-obsessed, and we’ve welcomed the heightened presence of Scandinavian cafes and nordic restaurants across the UK capital. Whether you’re a totally smitten scandiphile like us, a Hygge hedonist or just a bit partial to embracing ‘Fika’ each day, here’s sexton/seksten (16) little sanctuaries of all things Scandi in London that we’ve found, whether you’re looking for the best cinnamon buns in London or the best place for fika in London –– we’ve got you covered.

A caveat: we know Iceland and Finland, amongst other territories in this area, are generally considered ‘Nordic’, not ‘Scandinavian’, but for the benefit of this article (and the alliteration of Scandi spots; couldn’t help ourselves!), we lumped them all together! Plus, read on to the end of this article for a guest blurb from blogger ScandiNathan!

Owned by a Dane and a Swede, this Great Portland café and food shop Scandinavian Kitchen (affectionately known as ‘Scandi Kitchen’, in part due to their Twitter handle) is revered by Londoners and European imports alike, famed for their open sandwiches, hot dogs and meatballs with cold salads as well as their kaffe och kaka.

Its #ProudImmigrant owner Brontë Aurell commands this ship and celebrates all things Scandinavian, from specialist ingredient imports you can’t find anywhere else to raucous Eurovision celebrations every May with their own-produced score cards! We particularly love Brontë’s Scandinavian Kitchen cookbook and their social media and blog delivers Scandi tips, facts and tidbits daily!

Plus, when semlor season hits they sometimes have no fewer than TEN varieties of flavoured semla bun, so grab ’em while they’re around and celebrate fettisdagen in indulgent style.

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With a tagline of ‘Dark Rye Bread. Cinnamon Buns. Coffee’ you know instantly that Nordic Bakery takes ‘fika’ seriously. Nordic Bakery on Golden Square in Soho is a simple, timeless yet modern café serving uncomplicated food and drinks in a snapshot of Scandinavian style.

It’s really more than a café, though. A haven of calm in the busy city, they’ve consciously kept it minimal – the tableware and furniture are designed by iconic Finnish designers –avoiding visual clutter and encouraging noise to be kept to a minimum to ensure the purest, most serene Scandi café experience.

Nordic Bakery specialises in regional bakes and open rye bread sandwiches from the Nordic region, alongside pretty good coffee too. They used to four locations across the capital but they’ve consolidated to the Soho branch for the time being.

Having released a cookbook already, founder Miisa Mink launched Nordic Bakery’s first lifestyle book Font and Flavour in 2017. 18 chapters give a voice and profile to their customers, telling the tale of how their products are sourced and ideas conceived whilst enveloping the reader in what makes NB such a strong brand with a designer aesthetic. Flicking through, readers can discover how a specific preservation of Scandinavian sensibility and a distinct sense of style has amalgamated to create a space that is more than just a coffee house with breads and cakes.

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Not technically Scandi or particularly British, KuPP is a delightful find tucked away in the soulless sector known as Paddington Basin. Professing to provide “a little of what we love about Scandinavia proudly wrapped up in a big British blanket”, KuPP delivers aspects of Scandi style and cuisine in an easily digestible format for the British masses.

Serious about coffee and particular about provenance, the team set up shop in a high-ceilinged, light-filled modern space creating one of London’s most unlikely ‘hygge’ hideouts in an area crying out for something different. Not perfect, the service can be very lax, but this is a welcome British-Scandi fusion that’s a real coup to have so close to the travel hub of Paddington.

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A taste of Denmark, across London! One bakery established by Ole Kristoffersen on Copenhagen’s Christianhavn 20 years ago and another established in Jutland by Steen Skallebaek at the same time, in 2008 the pair joined forces across Denmark and have been unstoppably successful since. This is a gourmet cafe, very lush interiors, expertly-crafted pastries, cakes and breads and dishes of Danish inspiration. A little pricey but worth it, and quality dictates that little nudge higher in price but quality speaks.

From their first location in St. James’s, they’ve branched out and positively taken over London with locations on Tottenham Court Road, High Street Kensington, Charing Cross Road, Wigmore Street, Bedford Avenue in Fitzrovia, Eccleston Yards in Belgravia and in Nova Victoria, Westfield Shepherd’s Bush, Crossrail Place in Canary Wharf and in both Richmond and Oxford.

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A bonafide import from the streets of Stockholm itself, Fabrique is a specialised stone oven bakery which is built upon time-honoured traditional recipes and handmade bakes including some of the best kardemummabullar you’ll find outside Sweden.

They’ve opened a hefty handful of places in the Swedish capital since ’08 and now they’ve landed in London, already racking up seven locations across the city: two in west London (Notting Hill, Kensington High Street), one in East London at Hoxton/Shoreditch and three in central – Covent Garden, Holborn and Goodge Street.

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Bringing traditional Danish baking principles and olden-times recipes to the UK capital, The Bread Station in London Fields is a partnership between former Michelin starred chef Christoffer Hruskova and Danish master baker Per Brun.

100% organic and yeast-free, The Bread Station’s doughs are made using grain that’s stone-milled right on site to ensure impeccable freshness. Sourdough is the star here and natural fermentation is the name of the game. It’s a business that’s set up to supply to the wholesale market but there’s also a little café (and small courtyard) serving the bakery’s spoils alongside Caravan coffee every day from early, early morning daily ’til early evening.

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Serving breakfast and lunch Thursday to Sunday, and dinner all week except Mondays, find some of London’s best frassvåfflor (waffles), pytt i panna (a Swedish hash-style dish), västerbotten paj (a pie using hard cow’s milk cheese from the area of the same name) here. The menu is a little expensive and it’s described as ‘Swedish tapas’, which we’re not quite sure about as it’s not small sharing plates, however they do offer a feast menu at £38 per person. The “authentic Viking way of dining”, it consists of large sharing platters, served family-style. A perfect place for Jul celebrations in the British capital.

Though the original ‘Lisa’ has moved on, the business is in safe hands with a team of Swedish and non-Swedish staff ensuring it’s a Scandinavian sanctuary in west London’s Portobello Road. Passionate about hosting private events and filling the space with music, this Swedish space sure isn’t a shrinking violet.

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Tucked neatly on Bermondsey Square, you’ll almost blink-and-miss this emerald green outpost. A cute café with great coffee, juices, cakes and free, fast Wi-Fi, it’s the perfect stop-off if visiting one of the local markets (Borough, Maltby Street, Druid Street) on the weekends or a place to knuckle down and get some work done on a mid-week afternoon fuelled by coffee and cake. 

There’s an interesting story here, as it was begun with the help of a large Swedish coffee conglomerate but has now gone independent. They now operate four locations (the other three being Somerset House, The Jetty Cafe and their roastery and cafe in Elephant and Castle) whilst they’ve branched out into a barista training school and amped up their wholesale business too, so hopefully Hej is here to stay! 

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A cute, picture-perfect Swedish bakery down a secluded side street in the heart of London’s iconic Covent Garden. Professing to have the best Semla buns outside of Skåne, Bageriet is a squeeze if sitting in but has lots of fresh bakes, hot drinks and packaged products to take away.

This café is especially on the ball for seasonal bakes, find lussekatt med saffran for the feast of St. Lucia, semlor at Lent, vörtbröd at Christmas and smörgåstårta for any celebration!

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Self-described as London’s only Danish restaurant, SNAPS + RYE is a contemporary kitchen serving ‘proper’ Nordic cuisine focusing on produce and provenance founded by Danish-English husband-and-wife team Kell and Jacqueline Skött, sitting on Goldborne Road in Notting Hill.

Breakfast and brunch is British-Danish fusion with rarebit and kedgeree available alongside Danish pastries, Skyr with berries and house-cured Var salmon with scrambled eggs on rye.  Feast upon smørrebrød, veal frikadeller (meatballs) or house-cured herring at lunch (all around the £10 mark or less) and from Thursday to Saturday evenings they serve a four-course set menu (£37 pp) filled with weekly-changing dishes.

SNAPS + RYE celebrates fresh, sustainable produce, supporting British suppliers but also import the best selection of authentic Danish food + drinks including Helt honey, Lakrids liquorice and Sealand Birk birch sap juice. A contemporary – and delicious – corner of Denmark in London.

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Blåbär is a lifestyle and design shop with additional café, its name meaning ‘blueberry’ in Swedish, set along Lacy Road in Putney, southwest London. A British-Swedish partnership from Sandra Linnea West and Oliver Goodier, who fuse their individual experiences into this New Nordic space in Putney (and an online shop, too).

Why the addition of a café? You know by now they are one of the focal points of Nordic culture – the Scandinavian culture often revolves around strong coffee and well-made cakes, so why not? Goodier and West suggest you “come to relax for a few hours in our upstairs living room, do some work, watch passersby, or grab a coffee to go”.

The organic & Fairtrade coffee and tea come from Stockholm’s Johan & Nyström whilst whole, clean food & treats come served on plates & in cups which are from their shop. Many of the materials have been bought over and re-used from Sandra’s family country home in Sweden. The idea is to create an environment to inspire and provide a full Nordic experience, which you can then take home.

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A Michelin-starred Marylebone restaurant from Icelandic chef Aggi Sverrisson. It’s an impeccably stylish, yet minimal and calm dining room on Portman Street serving high-end Nordic-style dishes using fine British ingredients. Interestingly from a country famed for its dairy products like Skyr, Sverrisson cooks with limited use of butter or cream for a crisper, more sharp and clean flavour. A five-course tasting menu (with appetiser and pre-dessert) is £95pp with five matched wines an extra £65pp.

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Café by day, wine bar by night, Scottish-based cafe and bakery group Söderberg (pronounced suh-der-berry) runs a number of sites in Edinburgh and this Berwick Street outpost is their first in London.

Serving breakfast from 7am daily and an all-day brunch offer, the menu fuses brunch and lunch favourites with Swedish classics, a mish-mash of delicious ingredients running the gamut from smörgåsar (hot and cold sandwiches) and eggs on toast in different ways to burgers, salads, meatballs and waffles. They also serve a unique take on the Yorkshire Pudding with their fläskpannkaka with pancetta and lingonberry. Their coffee is from Stockholm’s Johan & Nyström and their buns at the glass counter are too tempting not to be tried, especially their warm, soft, fluffy cardamom or cinnamon buns.

Opening ’til 9pm most nights, the lights get dimmed when you clock off work and corks begin to be popped whilst sharing plates, smørrebrød and little nibbles are served with wines and cocktails. For something to sip on, why not try their Aquavit Negröni, Cardamom Gin Sour or Lingonberry Cosmo? Their Swedish twist to the Espresso Martini with Lake Vättern Vodka and homemade coffee liqueur sounds delectable! On Wednesday nights they celebrate the Swedish concept of Lillördag (literally ‘little Saturday’) and have transformed their old Soho basement into a mid-century Scandinavian lounge, complete with record player and sound system and so often host live music sessions, too.

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Another high-end Nordic dining destination in London. A younger counterpart of the Michelin-starred New York outpost in a slightly more relaxed setting (though to you and us, still in the stuffy confines of St. James’s). Former Lutyens chef, Henrik Ritzén is the London location’s Executive Chef, with the menu overseen by Aquavit New York’s Emma Bengtsson.  

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It describes itself as a contemporary Nordic dining concept inspired by Scandinavian nature – water, seafood, game, hedge-grown berries, wild vegetables et al. The dining room is extremely elegant and the architecture and styling is given as much thought as the menu, with notable design details from Nordic designers Georg Jensen, Olafur Eliasson, Svensk Tenn and Ida Sjöstedt.  

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Totally Swedish was the brainchild of two Swedish women living and working in London, originally starting out as an online shop, providing those products bearing the flavour of their motherland and important aspects of the Swedish cuisine and culture.

Now, its gotten a pair of bricks and mortar bases with two shops, one in central London in Marylebone (not far from the Swedish embassy) and another in Barnes, southwest London. Both online and in-store they stock everything for your Scandi pantry from sill to lördagsgodis, canned korv to Kalles caviar, and kexchoclad bars to lakritsfabriken liquorice. A dreamy deli!

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The Ulrika Eleonora church is the heart of Swedish prayer in London, but it’s also the location of a good café and celebratory Melodifestivalen screenings! In the downstairs cafe you can drink Swedish Fairtrade coffee, read Swedish newspapers and eat homemade cinnamon buns. There is always someone to talk to as well as free WiFi and guest computers. There’s also community message and help boards. Just a street or two away from the Embassy of Sweden in London, it’s near to Edgware Road underground station and Marylebone national rail station.

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The Finnish Church (Lontoo Merimieskirkko) is based on Albion Street in Rotherhithe and also boasts a café serving Finnish food with a wide selection of products also available including Finnish sweets, frozen berries, rye breads, Auran mustard and pea soup.

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There’s also a Danish Church along a corner of Regent’s Park in north London and a Norwegian Church on Olav’s Square in Rotherhithe.

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Scandinavian design store Skandium closes ahead of administration

The two London stores of design retailer Skandium have closed and its e-commerce site has been disabled as the company prepares to go into administration.

The move was announced on Facebook yesterday by former managing director Magnus Englund, who co-founded the brand with Christina Schmidt in 1999.

Forty members of staff are understood to have lost their jobs at the brand, which sold furniture, lighting and homeware from a range of Scandinavian manufacturers.

“Sadly, the majority owners who took over in 2016 put the company into administration today,” Englund wrote. “Staff, suppliers and customers deserved better.”

The company founded in 1999 by Englund and Schmidt is set to go into administration

“Horrendous shock to all amazing employees,” said sales manager Maria White, who had been at the company for 17 years and was among those made redundant. “I believe that each member of staff was made redundant.”

Online design retailer Thorsten van Elten described Englund and Schmidt as “pioneers”.

“What a sad day,” van Elten wrote on Facebook. “You two were there when it mattered, pioneers in a small London world. I’ll love and appreciate you forever and always.”

Skandium to appoint administrator

Skandium managing director Charlie Perry told Dezeen that the company planned to appoint an administrator. “The company is not technically in administration yet but we have filed a notice of intention to appoint an administrator at court,” Perry said.

The brand’s store on Marylebone High Street in central London was locked on the 30 April by agents acting on behalf of the landlord. Its website remains online, although the ability to add products to a cart has been disabled.

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Skandium was founded by Scandinavian design expert Englund and Finnish designer Schmidt, plus Danish investor Christopher Seidenfaden, “with the aim of being the best retailer of Scandinavian design and furniture in the world”.

Representing Scandinavian brands including Iittala, Marimekko and Design House Stockholm in the UK, the brand played a role in popularising both vintage and contemporary design from Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway.

The store on Marylebone High Street is now closed

The duo were forced out of the company in 2016 by investors, although they retained a 48 per cent stake in the business. Seidenfaden remained with the company.

In 2017 Skandium opened a second store, called Skandium Townhouse, in South Kensington. The company previously operated a concession in Selfridges and a Fritz Hansen-branded store in Fitzrovia.

Englund has written a number of books on design including the recent title Isokon and the Bauhaus in Britain, which he wrote with Leyla Daybelge and which was published last month.

The Skandium House a new home for Scandinavian design in South Kensington

Just as I’m about to leave the UK what happens? Skandium open up a new incredible store, the Skandium house in the heart of South Kensington! With Skandium’s iconic Brompton road store closing after 10 successful years it makes way for this new concept. The Skandium house will be split between two venues, this one (featured) and another across the road to be launched during London Design Festival ’17. The new house will be designed to reflect real homes with room sets and the unique character of Scandinavian living.

It will be a totally new store concept for us, consisting of two separate buildings facing each other across the street. One, a townhouse, providing the best possible way to show how our clients could live and furnish their homes, and opposite, a standalone, quintessentially English building dating from the 1860s, which will showcase one of London’s largest collections of Scandinavian lighting, plus a floor full of accessories and gift ideas expertly curated by Skandium for the design conscious and the curious. In the new store, expect to find an engaging mix of mid-century masterpieces, future classics, and there will always be room for a Moomin mug.” – Jan Vejsholt, Skandium’s Managing Director

I was kindly giving exclusive access to the two storey town house just before the opening and in time before I move. Have a little look inside at what I discovered ………

Shore birds by Normann Copenhagen, Knot cushion by Design house Stockholm

Chair 209 by Thonet, Log stool by Swedese

Silverware and mirrored stainless steel items by Georg Jensen, Bjorn Wiinblad collection, Porcelain by Royal Copenhagen , By Lassen Kubus collection 

Shelving and walnut cabinets by String

Clocks by Vitra, Fox chair by Sika Design  

Ch34 Wishbone chair by Carl Hansen

Children’s wooden toys by Rosendahl 

Isocon gallery mugs by Skandium, Stig Lindberg mugs by Skandium 

Octo 4240 pendant lamp  and Octo 4201 pendant lamp by Secto 

Lighting collection by Louis Poulsen 

Stacked shelf system by Muuto

Outline sofa and chair, Around tables and Framed mirrors and Ply rug, all by Muuto 

Details of the Ply rug by Muuto

Panthella mini table lamp by Louis Poulsen 

Night Owl table lamp by Lightyears , Hang it all hooks by Vitra 

Cesta table lamp by Santa + Cole 

Edge vase and cups, Vivilo shelving system by Skagerak

Cesta Metalica lamp by Santa + Cole

As you can see the Skandium house is a go to destination for Scandinavian design in London. I’m really looking forward to seeing what the second building is like. Sadly I won’t be in London for that big reveal as I will be setting up life in Copenhagen. However it’s likely that I’ll be sharing any info I find. If you’re in London you must visit this place!

H x

Skandium House
35-36 Thurloe Place
South Kensington
London
Sw7 2HP

www.skandium.com

*Photography/images © Hannah Trickett/Hannah in the house

*this post was written in collaboration with Skandium to celebrate the launch of the new Skandium House. All words and thoughts are my own.

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90,000 Winter in London. Part 2. Markets + about the spirit of Scandinavia and hygge

Today we will take a walk through London markets .
It is not the first time that I turn to some of them, which is easy to explain – they are not a static attraction, an item from the tourist program, but a completely living organism.
Such markets are a great place to look for something special and tasty , to establish good relationships, so that on subsequent visits you can become your own, distinguishable from thousands of guests.These are sites for holding master classes, for testing gastronomic novelties.

For example, you can write about the Borough Market at least every month; there is so much going on there, so many wonderful people working!

Let’s see how things stand here in winter.

There are those who are always in the ranks: charming ladies from Germany are grilling sausages, guys from France have just received a new batch of cheeses, fresh fish from British waters hit the shelves of sociable sellers in a matter of hours….

Pieminister prepared thoroughly for the winter. Sure, their wonderful British tarts are good any time of the year, but special flavors have been released for Christmas.
There was some wicked humor here: one of the pies made with venison, red wine, bacon and lentils is called Deer Santa. Hope Santa’s team was not hurt 🙂
By the way, there are gluten-free pies.
The Free from Bakehouse – continuation of the gluten free theme. Here they sell sweets without sugar, without eggs, without that gluten.Vegetarian and vegan. There is something interesting and really tasty for any request.

Anyone who does not adhere to diets should visit the market in December – they sold very cute Christmas puddings here 🙂

A good pudding should burst from dried fruit and be thoroughly soaked in strong alcohol. What is not a memorable gift?;)
Last time we watched puddings in large city stores. Harrods did not hesitate to write that they sell decadent pudding.
Decadent Pudding? What it is?
Decadent dessert – this is how they usually talk about sweets, whose taste is something special, unique in its kind. The promise of extra pleasure and high quality ingredients.

What about drinks? Try the already mentioned cider, which comes from the south of England, from the completely idyllic New Forest region. If the fairies from ancient legends have not yet left this world, then they found refuge here. Among the ancient churches, velvet green meadows, clear streams and oak forests.
Hot fruit juices with spices are offered from non-alcoholic drinks.

If you see fragrant steam coming from large vats – know that you are there.

Near the market you can have good coffee – in Monmouth (many say it is the best in town)

Maltby Street Market – weekend market.
Here you should take a steak with fries, Scottish eggs (from classic to very unusual – with chicken, sage and cranberries).

The excellent Little Bird Gin Residency bar continues to operate.

People gather here even in winter to try cocktails on a London gin. There are also seasonal warming options!

Old Spitalfields Market is a market that boasts 350 years of history.
Of course, the stands are changing :), but the place remains. Since 1991, it has a successor – a new market, New Spitalfields Market (Leyton).
But we will still go through the old;)

Why go here? For awful sweaters that are worn before Christmas 🙂
First you will roll your eyes, and then you yourself will buy some one with a bigger deer or a thicker snowman :))

So, they sell things here: from all sorts of nonsense to very interesting copies and works of authorship.
For example, you can get hold of a nice wool coat (impeccable English classics) and a great hat. The Hatter is a charming uncle in a top hat, you definitely won’t slip past him.
By the way, you can bargain here. I highly recommend doing this, especially when you take several things at once. You can get a 20-30% discount or at least a few pounds, which is also quite nice.
Gastronomy is also on the market. Where without her!
With a fixed price tag, of course;)

A large number of organic products and useful delicacies, stands with a national flavor.

For example, Thousand Knives and their variations on the theme of Asia are very good.

And now a bonus! I promised to tell you about Café Brontë and Jonas Aurel.
Who are they? Authors of many cozy, magical books dedicated to Scandinavia. Often – a harsh snowy winter, which can be turned into an amazing time of the year that you will not want to part with. Warm light, soft blanket, strong coffee and the aroma of cinnamon rolls .. well, you understand 🙂

Some of the books by the Aurelles have been translated into Russian as well.So earlier we made ginger cake.

But why am I suddenly talking about them now? Because once you are in London, you can drop by the authors to visit.

Jonas and Bronte opened a shop and cafe, where anyone can buy food from Scandinavia, arrange a fiku – coffee break: drink coffee and eat delicious pastries.

And the famous Swedish meatballs are served for lunch here;)

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Carpets in the Scandinavian style in the interior

Scandinavian home improvement has a lot of fans.Such an interior always looks very light and cozy, as if it is filled with fresh cool air of northern forests. It seems to give its residents peace and tranquility, which sometimes we lack so much in the modern rhythm of life.

The following color shades are used in the Scandinavian style: gray, light blue, blue, muted green, brown, black and white. Well, pure white dominates over all. To liven up the interior, you can add just a few interesting accessories, including a carpet! And our tips will help you find the right Scandinavian style rug.

COLD SHADES OF SCANDINAVIAN CARPETS

Feel free to choose carpets in light cold shades or white. Modern high-tech materials allow even the most snow-white pile not to be afraid of dirt. In addition, some of the light colored carpets in our range are washable.

Lint-free carpet Polar BP112-B189

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80 * 150 cm – RUB 3,520

120 * 170 cm – 5 570 R.

140 * 200 cm – 7 650 RUB

160 * 230 cm – 10 100 p.

200 * 290 cm – 15 900 RUB

3 520 – 15 900 RUB

Carpet Alpine RA523-R39

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120 * 170 cm – 10,700 rubles.

160 * 230 cm – 19 200 p.

10 700 – 19 200 RUB

SCANDINAVIAN CARPETS WITH GEOMETRY

In addition to monochromatic models, laconic geometric patterns look great: all kinds of stripes, rhombuses, squares, circles and zigzags. Floral ornaments are also acceptable, but their choice should be taken with caution and in this case, prefer monochrome color performance.

Carpet Sahara RS1297-R272

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133 * 195 cm – RUB 14,700

160 * 230 cm – 20 900 p.

200 * 290 cm – 32 900 RUB

14 700 – 32 900 RUB

Carpet Velvet 3101-900

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115 * 170 cm – 8 320 R.

155 * 230 cm – 19,000 RUB

8 320 – 19,000 RUB

Carpet Seasons RS1183-R338

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133 * 195 cm – RUB 9 130

160 * 230 cm – 13,000 RUB

200 * 290 cm – 20 500 p.

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Carpet Medici OM1720-O62

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60 * 120 cm – 5 550 RUB

80 * 140 cm – 8 630 R.

120 * 170 cm – 15 800 RUB

135 * 200 cm – 20 900 RUB

160 * 230 cm – 28 400 p.

200 * 290 cm – 44 700 RUB

240 * 330 cm – 61,000 RUB

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NATURAL SCANDINAVIAN CARPETS

Various textured carpets made of natural materials seem to have been created for interiors in the Scandinavian style. These can be woven jute, cotton or woolen lint-free carpets, voluminous felted wool carpets or canvas carpets.And also carpets with a high pile look great.

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British universities are considered the most classical and reputable universities. But at the same time, they do not skimp on innovation: they read unusual courses, hold live concerts, they can afford an observatory or even an entire airport.In search of something interesting and unusual, we went to university campuses in Manchester, London, Norwich, Bournemouth and Cranfield.

Observatory at the University of Manchester

How many universities can boast of their own observatory? – Only the University of Manchester. The Jodrell Bank Observatory, the Lovell Telescope and the entire Astrophysical Center make the University of Manchester incredibly popular with fans of astronomy and astrophysics. Observing satellites, carrying out scientific work, measuring distance using radar, studying pulsars and quasars – all this is available to university students.It remains only to enter.

Viking Studies at University College London

Choosing a specialty “with a twist”, fans of Scandinavian mythology should take a closer look at the “Viking Studies” program at University College London. This is a 100% official and independent undergraduate course, which is available only at two universities – UCL and Nottingham University .

As students delve deeper into intriguing history, literature, archeology and Viking language, students develop several skills at once.During your studies, you will master the Scandinavian and Old Norse languages, and even study for one year abroad – in Scandinavia. So the Viking Studies program is much more useful than it seems at first glance.

Live concerts at the University of East Anglia

Among the many places in Norwich, the Waterfront Club is considered the most popular. Managed by the University of East Anglia Student Council , it is voted “UK’s best music venue” (by Live! Magazine).Bands such as Coldplay, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kasabian, Haim, Kaiser Chiefs, The Vaccines, Ed Sheeran perform here.

Student Council University of East Anglia does not just help students solve their problems and organize their leisure time (DJ sets, comedy clubs, fashion shows, balls, literary evenings). This is a completely independent organization, which has at its disposal shops, bars, a nightclub, where, if you wish, you can always find a part-time job. By the way, every UEA student has a student council membership from day one.

Special Effects Studio at Arts University Bournemouth

When image and special effects studio Framestore opened a branch in Bournemouth in 2011, it killed two birds with one stone: stopped the creative brain drain from England and employed a new generation of talented animators.

To date, the results of the joint venture Arts University Bournemouth and Framestore are simply phenomenal: animation bachelors have worked on the visual effects of Guardians of the Galaxy, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, The Dark Knight, Dracula and brought home to Bournemouth Oscar for Gravity.According to the head of “Framestore” Matt Fox, the partnership with AUB was the right decision from the beginning. “People are the most important thing in business, not even technology. And for students, we are not only the strongest studio in the VFX industry, but also their first real employer. ”

Own airport at Cranfield University

There is only one university in the UK that has its own airport. Cranfield University is the birthplace of Cranfield Airfield, directly adjacent to the campus.Here, the university maintains a personal aircraft to train students and conduct research in aerospace engineering.

At the same time, the Cranfield Airport runways are used not only for training purposes. Private pilots love to train here, and business jet owners often consider Cranfield Airport as an alternative to London Heathrow. Not a bad resource for a university.

Anglo-Scandinavian “Battle of Britain” IX – XI century

On September 28, 1066, a thousand ships of William the Conqueror anchored off the English coast at the city of Pevensie.Shortly thereafter, the Battle of Hastings took place, which determined the future of England for centuries to come. William the Conqueror ended the Anglo-Saxon dynasty of English kings and laid the foundation for Norman rule on the island.

However, Wilhelm was far from the only contender for the crown in that eventful year. Harald, King of Norway, was also one of those who attempted to seize the controversial throne. His campaign was not exactly an ordinary event in the turbulent English political life, but, by and large, it did not surprise anyone – something like this was to be expected based on the history of Anglo-Scandinavian relations.Unlike the Normans, who appeared in Britain relatively recently, the Scandinavian military and political leaders did not leave these lands without their close attention by that time for more than two hundred years.

Danish invasion

This story began under Egbert, the first of the English rulers who could be called a king. According to a number of researchers, he had every right to this title, since he united a large part of the English lands under his rule; the same lands, which were not completely conquered, recognized his suzerainty.However, Egbert himself did not call himself king, and his grandson Alfred the Great is officially considered the first king of England. In any case, Egbert is considered the ancestor of the dynasty, which is called “Anglo-Saxon”, “Wessex” or “West Saxon”.

Anglo-Saxon Warriors 90 120 nnm.me

The Battle of Charmouth – Egbert’s first serious clash with the Vikings-Danes (Danes) – took place in 833. Historians have some doubts about the exact date of this battle; perhaps it took place two or three years later.And in this battle, Egbert lost. He managed to take revenge pretty soon – at the Battle of Highston Down (at that time – Hengeston), his army defeated the united army of rebellious Cornish Britons and alien Danes, putting an end to the independence of the British kingdom of Dumnonia. Different sources attribute this battle either to 835 in the event that the date of the Battle of Charmouth is taken as 833, or to 838 for those versions where this battle took place later.

Egbert died a year after the Battle of Highston Down, and his son thelwulf became ruler.The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, the main source of information about events in England at that time, is slightly confused in the description of the first encounter of Ethelwulf with the Danes (in fact, the record of the first battle of thelwulf repeats the record of the first battle of Egbert). But in any case, it was from those times that the Danes’ raids on English settlements became especially frequent and bloody. In 842 (according to other sources – in 839) in the very heart of England – London, Canterbury and Rochester – a “great massacre” took place, during which London was practically wiped off the face of the earth.The Danes simply burned down all the houses whose residents did not want or could not pay the ransom for the safety of their homes.

Viking Drakkar excavation
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Around 850, the Danes did not return home for the winter for the first time, staying on the Isle of Thanet (according to other sources – on the Isle of Sheppie) off the east coast of England. The next year, they again sacked London and Canterbury, but Athelwulf managed to stop their further advance, and somewhat later inflict a crushing defeat on the Vikings.But, despite the fact that after this the Danes were afraid for a long time to attack Wessex (even after the death of thelwulf), they continued to successfully plunder the lands around, capturing York and devastating the kingdoms of Mercia, Northumbria and Deira. By the time that power over Wessex was inherited by Ethelwulf’s youngest son Alfred, the Danes were already in charge in the east of the country and, in principle, did not think to go anywhere.

In fact, they established control over the kingdoms of Northumbria and Mercia – Danes’ proteges ruled there.London was also under their rule.

More and more migrant warriors came from the continent, not only from Denmark, but also from Norway. Wessex was not touched for the time being – at first there were fresh memories of the defeat perpetrated by the Vikings by Ethelwulf, after which King Alfred thought it good to buy off his newly-minted neighbors, despite the victory won shortly before in the Battle of Ashdown. By the way, during this battle, Alfred was not king yet; Wessex was still ruled by thelwulf’s eldest son, thelred.Probably, he was very devout and greatly delayed the beginning of the battle, because he did not want to start the battle before the solemn mass was served.

Alfred the Great, first king of England
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It took a lot of effort for Alfred, who led the army in the absence of his brother, to keep his soldiers from premature attack. Nevertheless, the Anglo-Saxons won this battle, alas, only to suffer a brutal defeat in the next battle, known as the Battle of Merton, which took place quite a short time later.In this battle, Ethelred was mortally wounded and died soon after. A new attack by the Normans took place on the very day of his funeral and was a real disaster for Wessex.

The emergence of Danelag

In general, Alfred received a very ambiguous inheritance – there were no special reasons for optimism about the future fate of Wessex. Almost all the lands north of the Thames were occupied by the Normans, who felt at home here. Alfred managed to buy several years of relative peace for Wessex, but it was obvious that the Norman problem would still have to be solved somehow.In the five years that have passed without forays, Alfred has spent building a fleet – in fact, the first ever Anglo-Saxon fleet worth mentioning. This helped him gain several significant victories, but already in 878, the army under the leadership of the Danish king of East Anglia Guthrum attacked Wessex and defeated the Anglo-Saxons to smithereens, almost without encountering resistance. Wessex was ravaged and captured, and Alfred fled with a few warriors to the lands of Somerset.

Sources mention the town of Atelni, where he found shelter and from where he began to plan a revenge.A curious moment: in those days, Atelni, according to stories, was a tiny island among the swamps, where only fishermen lived, and therefore the choice fell on him – in such a wilderness it would be difficult to find anyone. This former fishing village has survived to this day, and it seems that very little has changed over the past millennium; it remained a village in one short street. But the swamp is no longer there – most of the Somerset swamps were drained closer to our time. Also, historians are not sure that at that time the island bore this name.The fact is that in Old English (or Anglo-Saxon) the island was called Æthelinga íeg, which means “island of princes”. So it is more than likely that it got its name just in honor of Alfred. In this case, it is not known what it was called earlier (if it was called anything at all).

This is how Athelni looks today – the former hideout and military camp of King Alfred the Great
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Meanwhile, among the Wessex Anglo-Saxons, dissatisfaction with the Norman rule was ripening, and people began to flock to Alfred on his swamp island.Soon, a not too large, but still sufficiently combat-ready detachment gathered, and Atelni turned into a fortification – a palisade was built and an earthen rampart was poured (the presence of these structures is confirmed by archaeological excavations). From this makeshift fortress, Alfred, with his newly assembled squad, began to attack Danish settlements. The sorties were successful, and more and more people joined Alfred; after six months of such a war, Alfred decided to attack the Danish camp near Eddington (in those days it was called Ethandun).This was the main military camp of the Danes, in which their king Guthrum was also located. In May, by order of the Anglo-Saxon king, the warriors of Wiltshire, Hampshire and Somerset gathered at the “Egbert’s Stone” (modern Brixton Deverill in Wiltshire). On May 5, Alfred’s army launched an attack on the Danes’ fortifications, and within 24 hours they were defeated. They fled and took refuge in a fortress, which the Saxons laid siege to and held for two weeks, until Guthrum negotiated.

King Alfred and the Danes, by Andrew Brown Donaldson, c.1890 year

As a result of these negotiations, Guthrum gave Alfred hostages and promised to be baptized. But, more importantly, an agreement was concluded between the two kings to divide the English lands.

According to this treaty, the border between the kingdom of Alfred and the kingdom of Guthrum went up the Thames and its tributary Lea through Bradford, to the old Roman road, which the Anglo-Saxons called the Way of the Sons of Vetla. And all the lands previously captured by the Scandinavians (East Anglia, Essex, together with their destroyed capital London, all of Northumbria and the eastern half of Mercia) remained under the rule of Guthrum.Alfred was left with Wessex, Sussex, Kent, and western Mercia. This agreement legally formalized such a state entity as Danelag (Region of Danish Law). The Normans now officially had their own home in England.

The Danes and the Anglo-Saxons, of course, did not stop attacking each other after that. In addition to his “local” Danes, Alfred had to fight off the alien robbers. However, we can say that his affairs were going well – in 886 he managed to win back London, from which, through the efforts of the Normans, by that time little remained.The city was restored and even designated as the second royal residence (the first was Winchester – the capital of the Kingdom of Wessex).

Rollo’s grave in Normandy

In the same 886, another event took place, not directly related to Alfred or Guthrum, and even to England as such. Nevertheless, one cannot fail to mention it, given what its long-term consequences turned out to be for the English kingdom. Another Dane, a certain Hrolf the Pedestrian, who later – Rollo, Rollon or even Rolla (as in the “Anglo-Saxon Chronicle”) landed on the shores of the West Frankish kingdom.

England at the turn of the millennium: from hand to hand

Monument to Ethelfled of the Mercian near Tamworth Castle
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Alfred’s successor to the throne of Wessex is his son Edward (Edward I the Elder). Edward’s sister, thelfled (thelflid, thelfleda) was married to thelred of Mercia, ruler of the Saxon part of Mercia. In fact, thelfled ruled Mercia after her husband was badly wounded in a battle with the Normans and lost the ability to rule his lands, and became a full ruler after his death.It was Ethelfled who pacified the rebellious cities of the Danish part of Mercia: Derby, Lincoln, Leicester, Stamford and Nottingham. Impressed contemporaries called her “Lady of Mercia” and “Iron Lady”. The last nickname sounds familiar to us – but perhaps it was Ethelfled who was the first to receive it.

Edward the Elder, son of Alfred the Great
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Edward conquered East Anglia and began to methodically subjugate Danelag, an area of ​​Danish law. After the death of thelfled in 918he also passed the lands conquered by his sister – a rather large area south of the Humber River. By 924, the entire north, as well as Strathclyde, recognized Edward as their king, and a year later Edward died, and power passed to his son Athelstan.

Athelstan devoted almost his entire reign to fighting the league, which included Scotland, Wales and the Region of Danish law. Athelstan died in 939, passing this war on to his successors. First, the crown went to Athelstan’s half-brother Edmund, who ruled for only five years, but managed to achieve some success in an endless confrontation with the Normans.Edmund was succeeded by Edred, the youngest son of King Edward the Elder; frail and sickly Edred ruled for nine years and during his reign he could hardly maintain the Anglo-Norman status quo, because soon after his coronation the notorious Eirik the Bloody Ax, the Norwegian king, invaded the country, and it was very difficult to expel him from the country; it was possible only in 954.

Edred was succeeded by his fourteen-year-old nephew – Edmund’s son Edwig. Edvig did not stand out in any way in the field of interest to us: he ruled for only four years, managed during this time to restore the entire Anglo-Saxon nobility against himself and as a result was forced to transfer power to his brother Edgar, who eventually deserved the nickname Peace-loving, since in every possible way he avoided any military conflicts.Nevertheless, it was under Edgar that the final submission of the Domain of Danish law took place – oddly enough, rather diplomatically. The Danes were guaranteed the preservation of all their rights and customs, and the Danish nobility was offered high and honorary positions at the court and in the church hierarchy. It is probably also worth mentioning that it was under Edgar that the name of the country Britain gave way to the name England (Englaland), the country of the Angles.

Edgar’s successor, Edward the Martyr, ruled nothing at all – three or four years.After his assassination, thelred ascended the throne, who later received the notable nickname “Unreasonable”. Strictly speaking, in the Old English original, the king’s nickname – Unræd did not speak of any outstanding stupidity – it rather means “received bad advice” and marks the nearest royal entourage. Ethelred was married to Emma of Normandy and had close ties to the Norman court. Perhaps it was under the influence of Norman advisers that thelred came up with a completely unprecedented trick.Since England still suffered from constant clashes with the Vikings during his reign, Ethelred decided to end it once and for all by simply killing all the Danes. This idea, for obvious reasons, was kept in strict secrecy from the general public; on Saint Bryce’s Day, November 13, 1002, it was carried out. Virtually all Danes living in England were massacred. The result of the action naturally turned out to be far from what was expected: the Normans began to take revenge. The inspirer of the brutal raids of 1003–1007.was King of Denmark and Norway Sven Forkbeard.

King Sven Forkbeard

In 1007 thelred was forced to ask for peace and paid Sven a considerable compensation. But the relative peace did not last long: already in 1009, the army under the leadership of Torkel Long resumed raids on southern England. These bloody raids continued until 1012, and in 1013 Sven himself went to war against England. The Anglo-Saxons could not oppose him with anything serious, and the inhabitants of Danelag and did massively go over to his side.Part of the Anglo-Saxon Thans also preferred the Sven banners, and soon London remained the only unconquered city. While the Normans were besieging the English capital, desperate to turn the tide, Ethelred fled with his family to Normandy, to his wife’s relatives. After that, London also surrendered. The Witenagemot (assembly of the Anglo-Saxon nobility) proclaimed Sven king.

Sven did not rule for long – a year later he died of an attack of an unknown disease. The Vitenagemot proclaimed Ethelred, who had hastily returned from Normandy, as king, while the Danish fleet considered the legitimate heir of Knud (in other versions – Knut, Kanut), the son of Sven.A war broke out between the two pretenders to the throne. During this war, thelred died, his second son Edmund, nicknamed Ironside, was proclaimed his heir. Edmund continued the hostilities and won several victories (in particular, he recaptured London from the Danes), but on November 30, 1016, he died suddenly, and the power over England still passed to the Danes.

To be continued


Sources:
  1. Stockmar VV History of England in the Middle Ages.SPb .: Publishing house “Aleteya”, 2000, http://www.sedmitza.ru/lib/text/443015/
  2. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle (The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle), http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/657/pg657-images.html
  3. Peter Sawyer, The Age of the Vikings, 2008
  4. Asser. The Life of King Alfred (Johan Asser. Annales rerum gestarum Alfredi Magni), http://www.ulfdalir.narod.ru/sources/Britain/Alfredi_Magni.htm

Scandinavian clothing style – the trend of autumn-winter 2020/2021: what it is and what brands you need to pay attention to

We will tell you how to dress in a Scandinavian style to look relevant in any situation.

They started talking about the Scandinavian style in clothes back in 2013: it was at this time that most people got tired of colorful collections and things that have nowhere to wear in everyday life.

In 2020, when the whole world was forced to sit at home for several months, many realized that they could well do without most of their wardrobe, consisting of endless crop tops, metallic fabrics, neon and sequins. Therefore, more and more fashionable fashion bloggers appeared on the Instagram feed, dressed in layered images, cozy oversized sweaters (let’s call it a hugge sweater), knitted suits and leather shirts.In the clothes of Scandinavian collections of fashion brands, you can not only go to a party or sit in the front row of a fashion show, but also look relevant and stylish in any everyday situation.

Advantages of Scandinavian style in clothes

Laconicism and bright minimalism

A few years ago, the Scandinavian style was considered an example of minimalism, however, even here the fashionable vector shifted in favor of bright colors and unusual prints. Lovers of comfort and gray long coats need not worry – they have not disappeared, but in many collections of Scandinavian brands things with unusual cut and bright prints have now appeared.

While big brands such as Saks Potts and Ganni remain unchanged in their DNA, in many Swedish cities, local brands are increasingly experimenting with colors and textures. Comfort is still a priority, but the secret of new color combinations is simple – Scandinavian girls are tired of minimalism. Therefore, combining a bright sweater with a geometric print, a pink silk skirt and Cossack boots in one image does not seem unusual anymore.

The secret of the Scandinavian style is that in one look you can safely mix current trends (bows-ribbons on a blouse, fur birkenstocks, turn-down collars) and classic, but relaxed clothes).

Sustainability

The topic of conscious consumption has been at the top for several years, so many have paid attention to the laconic things inherent in the Scandinavian style. Sustainability is very important: local designers try to minimize their impact on the environment. One of the important rules of a Scandinavian style wardrobe is that clothes must be of good quality, classic colors in order to fit into everyday wardrobe: this is how the base is created. Cashmere sweater, knitwear suit, straight trousers, midi skirt: all these clothes will obviously last more than one season and will definitely not go out of fashion, so such an investment in a wardrobe will be much more environmentally friendly than buying things a couple of times.

Multi-layer

Changeable weather forces the inhabitants of the Scandinavian countries to mix several layers of clothing in one image – the result is a favorite layering of many. In winter, street style bloggers prefer to wear a shirt, woolen sweater, vest and coat together – it turns out not only comfortable and warm, but also stylish. And in summer, a light flying dress is boldly mixed with a plain classic T-shirt, a light trench coat or an oversized jacket.

Top 3 Scandinavian clothing brands

Acne Studios

Acne Studios is synonymous with Scandinavian fashion: Brand Creative Director Jonny Johansson brings his interest in architecture, photography and art in general to new collections every time.We hasten to note that not only he does this: the designers of Scandinavian brands mainly seek inspiration in objects of art, architecture and design. It is not surprising that every Acne Studios store draws attention from afar with its laconic window dressing, and each item is an independent work of art. Thoughtful details, monochrome classic colors, comfortable fabrics and great tailoring – all this can be found in the Scandinavian brand.

Ganni

In 2018, everyone started talking about the Canni brand: the LVMH concern invested in the development of the brand.For many years, the brand’s designers have been creating clothes for independent women who are used to relying not on the opinions of others in choosing things, but on their own style, taste and desires. One of the life hacks that Ganni has adopted is the habit of mixing modern trends and time-tested classics: for example, feminine dresses, skirts and trousers are often decorated with unusual embroidery and intricate prints.

Cos

COS is a subsidiary of H&M with a recognizable Scandinavian style and more sophisticated clothing – a kind of premium class among the affordable brands for lovers of basic things.The first COS boutique was opened in London in 2007, and during this time the brand has been able to establish itself as the embodiment of Scandinavian minimalism. The brand is almost completely ignorant of being tied to the seasons’ trends, and new collections mainly consist of clothes outside the timetable – ideal for those who are tired of the eternal race for fashion.

Fashion Practice

We suggest choosing basic clothing in order to get closer to the Scandinavian style. You don’t have to choose things from Scandinavian brands – minimalistic cut and monochrome colors can be found in almost any new fall collection.Wear straight black jeans with a cashmere turtleneck or oversized sweater, and a chunky puffer jacket with a knit suit and fur birken stocks.

1 – & Other Stories, 2 – Lindex, 3 – Wood Wood, 4 – Monki, 5 – Acne Studios, 6 – Acne, 7 – Filippa K, 8 – KappAhl, 9 – COS, 10 – Acne Studios

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Trendy hats for men

  1. Homburg – for a strict style, suitable for daily wear;
  2. closed-necked panama hat – for nature lovers, will help you look stylish and at the same time perform a protective function;
  3. bosa blue – has an elegant design, will create a spectacular image not only for the urban jungle, but also for going to the beach: wearing it in combination with a Hawaiian shirt, you will definitely not be left without attention.

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Fedor’s hat – versatility for high-status men

This accessory is often called “gangster”, and it is his image that appears before our eyes when they say “men’s hat”. Gives the image status, brutality and masculine charm. Fedor’s hat is so versatile that it can be combined with any item. It is appropriate to use it for walking, recreation, dating and for a work environment.

Classic options are made of felt, but modern types can be made of straw, tweed, leather. Fedor’s hat is a self-sufficient and rather bright element, but if the other items of clothing do not fit together, it will only worsen the situation.

Tracker – a fashionable and convenient accessory

The most comfortable and popular type of summer headwear. Tractors are distinguished by a semicircular visor, adjustable in width and have a plastic mesh insert, due to which excellent ventilation of the scalp is provided.

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The truckers fulfilled the plan to take over the world in 2000. They are combined with jeans, T-shirts, sportswear. Wear with pleasure, just remember one small nuance: the trend is to wear truckers so that they rise slightly above your head.

Snapbacks are not just for subcultures

A kind of baseball cap. It differs from the usual straight wide visor and a snap fastener for adjusting the width.So you can create a snug fit of the cap on the head and place the visor strictly horizontally.

Snapbacks are comfortable to wear with glasses. They are combined with jeans, shorts, T-shirts or T-shirts outside. Suitable for creating a stylish look for young men. They are especially appreciated by lovers of hip-hop aesthetics, who often wear snapbacks with a visor back.

Such an impressive variety of summer hats allows you to create all sorts of images – from rebellious to strictly classic.The main thing is to feel the measure and choose a fashion accessory thoughtfully and individually, so that it decorates and gives style to the image, and does not draw all attention to itself, distracting it from male charisma. You don’t have your own style yet, but really want to? Look to a stylist to reveal your true essence and appeal.

“Do I need to say that this lie and this duplicity has not even been explained or refuted by anyone?” (3)

The previous two posts with the beginning and continuation of the quoted summary article about the “world covid” by the editor of LiveJournal were immediately preventively removed from the Home page away from “extra eyes” into the “trash can Other”, where both of them nevertheless ended up on rather high places of the level of the first three in the Ukrainian top on the Main, if the editor left them there

Draw your own conclusions

Well, I continue to quote from a wonderful, in my opinion, summarizing all the main things about this “world pandemic” article entitled: ” Pandemic covid: a covidosceptic’s view “, the beginning of which can be found in posts:
https: // hippy-end.livejournal.com/4299246.html
https://hippy-end.livejournal.com/4303610.html

I recommend reading to everyone for whom it is important to independently control their health and their life in general

Further – I quote, highlighting some places

All confirming written hyperlinks are in the original text under the link to the source of information

So …

“Lockdowns

Promises vs Reality

Few remember now, but lockdowns were announced initially for a“ couple of weeks ” …Well, you also remember this funny saying about “ smooth the curve “.

A couple of weeks turned into a couple of years – and this is another lie , which was not only not explained (you can find explanations like “we were wrong”, “we did not expect”) – but for which no one even apologized, and no one recognized it .

But is it worth talking about an error if there was nothing to be mistaken about. Literally because there is no strong scientific evidence that lockdowns save from covid.Here are three articles where data studies in dozens of countries have not found correlations with the presence or severity of lockdowns.

Here is a bunch of articles about the same – empirical data show no noticeable benefit.

In early October, WHO’s Dr. Navarro urged world leaders to abandon lockdowns because they found that the only outcome of lockdowns was poverty..

He turned out to be right, two economists from NBER conducted a study using California sales tax data for the first two quarters of 2020, that is, not indirect, but direct economic data for various industries, and found that it was lockdowns.

The funniest thing was that “Dr. Ferguson” was not the only such creator and violator of lockdowns. A huge number of lockdown supporters were engaged in telling the public about the need to stay at home – but in fact they went about their business, not observing any rules and laws. Laws and rules are for the plebs, for gentlemen there are no rules .

Here, for example, another liar – “Dr. Feigle-Dean”. He wrote extensively about the horrors of disease in schools, and branded those who discovered them.The impression was somewhat spoiled when it turned out that he had sent his children to Austria, since schools were open there.

The doctor was very popular, gave interviews to the entire press, starred in political advertisements, and so on. It turned out, however, that he is not exactly an epidemiologist, and not a doctor, but a nutritionist .

These are not “isolated cases”! People have even made a wonderful map of the United States where you can click and see which legislator is violating their own laws in what. .

Do I need to say that this lie and this duplicity has not even been explained or refuted by anyone? You had to simply observe the lockdown, because “the experts said so” and “so the politicians ordered” – while this prohibition did not apply to the experts and politicians themselves. What kind of trust did you expect after that?

Let’s move on – according to the chronology of our history all over the world after lockdowns and stories about a terrible exponent, mask terror comes.

Masquerade

The obvious madness began with the mandatory wearing of masks . If everything listed so far could seem like random errors, then after the obligatory wearing of masks – including on the streets – the staged character became completely obvious .

Because curious ordinary people immediately went to study what impartial science says about such requirements. And they found out that the question of the functions of masks in science has been raised for a long time.That they are perhaps just a tribute to the tradition that masks are probably not very protective against the transmission of colds and flu.

Dozens of scientific papers have confirmed that there is no scientific evidence that face masks of any kind are effective against respiratory infections, including covid .

Moreover, these studies prove that the widespread wearing of masks is harmful to health .

And it was really so. Increasingly, messages about the dangers of masks began to appear.For example, a special term “mask mouth” has appeared in the foreign press – this is what happens in the mouth after prolonged wearing of a mask is called. It turned out that constant wearing of the mask leads to a “catastrophe for the mouth.” Dermatologists are also sounding the alarm – a sharp increase in cases of mask dermatitis, there is even a new term “mask”, this is “acne” due to wearing masks. Finally, wearing masks alone could cause hypoxia .

A WHO-commissioned meta-review on the benefits of masks in the Lancet contained a huge amount of fraud and flaws, and none of the studies it reviewed were randomized controlled trials . In view of these shortcomings, University of Toronto professor of epidemiology Peter Juaney called the WHO study “methodologically flawed” and “essentially useless” .

Recent meta-reviews and studies from various countries have confirmed that so far, most studies have found little to no evidence of the effectiveness of face masks in the general population, either as personal protective equipment or as a source control .

But that’s not even the point. WHO admitted to a BBC reporter that the mask policy guidelines were based not on new data, but on “political lobbying ”.

[You see why, as a result, the observations of a naive observer of this process boiled down to one so far consolidated assumption: the population is “psychologically broken through the knee” – and this fully explains the “political lobbying” of the obligatory wearing of “obedience masks” regardless of anything ( ?) – Hippie End]

At the same time it is important to note that the controversy goes around sterile medical masks .

Non-sterile blue rags that lie on the dirty floor, walk on with your feet, and then offer to put on your face and breathe through them – no one even thought to investigate . Likewise, no one has researched what the particles of nonwoven material, dirt and dust that constantly get inside do to the lungs of a person – when wearing a non-sterile mask, sewn by no one knows where and by whom .

The hypothesis has spread quite quickly on the Internet that masks – including this – cause pneumonia themselves.This, in particular, is confirmed by a comparative analysis in the United States: in states where wearing masks was optional, there were fewer cases of infection . Many confirm this and “ordinary observations.”

Fully understanding that my experience is not representative, I want to note that the cases of illness known to me personally, not in the elderly or disabled, arose only among those who strictly followed the recommendation to wear a mask – on the other hand, those of my friends who mask didn’t wear it, and didn’t get sick (or, maybe, they got sick without noticing it).

Finally, Internet users have tried here, as with lockdowns – they made a wonderful site. This site provides covid charts for different states, one with restrictions and the other not. You are asked to guess where the restrictions were and where they were not. A very instructive sight .

Meanwhile, people who did not want to wear masks, referring to scientific data, responded with media harassment (calling them covidiots, obscurantists, killers of old people) the fact that in masks the risk of transmission is 5%, and without a mask it is 95%, and funny pictures about how a drawn man urinates on other people’s pants if he does not wear pants himself.

These were all the arguments that were offered to us regarding wearing masks .

At the same time, it should be remembered that we have not received before this intelligible explanations of many other issues. Chronologically, in our history, it is the middle of 2020, it has already become obvious that there is no exponent, that lockdowns obviously last longer than “a couple of weeks”, that wearing masks is a very dubious occupation from the most scientific point of view .

At this stage, people began to be more actively terrorized with dubious statistics of sick and dead (it was dubious initially, just at this stage it became the main tool) .But before moving on to a long conversation about the problems of accounting for coronavirus, I want to tell you about the third member of our group of experts, the most influential and most slippery of all.

Doctor Fauci.

Fauci in two masks. Later, he himself admitted that this is a performance, and there is no benefit from them. “Two-faced inside – two-masked outside”

[Remember also the video how Dr. Fauci, thinking that he was NOT being filmed anymore, chatted without any mask with two people sitting next to people without any social distancing on the podium of an empty stadium (?) – Hippie End ]

Oddly enough, many people who sincerely trust medicine and medical advice do not know who “Dr. Fauci” is. Fauci is the director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the chief medical adviser to the president of . It can be said that it defines medical recommendations for all residents of the United States and for many other countries who are guided by the United States in these matters , even having their own science and their own medicine.

American medicine in many ways sets the pace and standards of medicine on the entire planet, and even where there is their own developed medical services, they still listen to American recommendations. Wikipedia tells us that Fortune magazine has named him among the world’s 50 Greatest Leaders (World’s 50 Greatest Leaders).

Therefore, knowing who Fauci is is perhaps even more important than knowing the President of the United States. Because US presidents are changing – and Dr. Fauci sits in his post and determines medical policy for most of the world’s population .

His career was marked by many scandals, it makes no sense to list all of this here. For example, here’s a good article on how exactly he took over the HIV industry.Further investigations led to scrutinizing his own HIV study – and finding no trace of itself.

There is an assumption that he just drew the final graph, and therefore now this graph does not beat with real studies in real AIDS patients. But these are all old cases, initially everyone paid attention to how he behaved during covid events.

Here is the famous statement: “you are not just attacking Dr. Fauci, you are attacking science” .

Practically scientific grandfather Lenin:

There is nothing their union is cooler,
They are not viable without each other:
We say “science” – we mean Fauci,
We say Fauci – we mean “science”.

Well, he will not die of modesty, there, in the USA, they make and sell his dolls, there are masks and socks with his portraits on the Amazon, he publishes a book about himself and all that. However, what justifies such conceit?

Now we already have Fauci’s working correspondence, however, the of his statements in the press, contradicting each other , are also an excellent illustration.

On February 5, 2020, Fauci wrote to to the former Director of the Office of Management and Budget under Obama, that the infected need masks so that they do not spit on others when they cough. In addition to these drops, masks do not delay the virus, and Fauci advises against wearing them .

In March 2020, Fauci stated that there was no need to wear masks, they only create a sense of benefit . Now they try not to remember it. VOX erased old tweets about NOT wearing masks .

Likewise, it appears that a article published in one of the leading medical journals, the New Eangland Journal of Medicine in May 2020, explains that in public places outside hospitals, masks offer little, if any, protection. -that , – moved from the list “you need to listen to experts” to the list that you should rather forget and never remember .

But we already know about mask lies from the previous section. What about Fauci?

Fauci said that he was lying about masks – and he was lying, he was by no means an honest “skeptic”, he believed that masks were necessary and important, but he advised not to wear them so that they would not buy out (I indicate here is a link to VK, because the original was rubbed on YouTube, but if there is another direct excerpt from his interview, then please give it)

Attention, a question from a skeptic: if “Dr. Fauci” can lie directly – even if from “good intentions “(Although if the masks really helped, then such” good intentions “would lead to the death of millions of people) – and considers this to be the norm, then where is the guarantee that he is not lying right now from any other good intentions?

Here Fauci is asked – is there any scientific research that would show the need for wearing masks, or is it for show, like theater? Fauci explains that he wears two masks, although he is fully vaccinated – and this is not theater at all, but it is “scientifically necessary” .

A couple of months later, Fauci took off the mask and explained that before the CDC changed instructions, he wore a mask to avoid mixed signals, however, the likelihood that he will get infected after vaccination even indoors is extremely small , and now he does not wear a mask . In other words, when Paul accused him that it was just for show and “theater”, then it was so.

Here Fauci is asked – Texas was “opened” at the beginning of March, and they live there, like in 2019, restaurants, sporting events, and the number of infections and hospitalizations continues to decrease, how do you understand this?

Well, it’s embarrassing, yes, but there is a time lag, or maybe they are doing something differently , say, spending time on the street.

Most noteworthy is the carelessness with which Fauci remarks that there may be other factors involved. He thinks masks are critical, right? He believes that distancing is also very important. He believes that it saves lives. OK. He admits the idea that there are some other factors in Texas that save so much that even the abolition of masks and distancing did not cause a surge in infections – and then what?

If this absolutely correct idea has already occurred to him that there are factors that are much more important than masks and distance, then why is Fauci absolutely NOT interested in what these factors are? How the most scientific scientist of the country did not jump up with a cry – I must know these factors, which are better than masks to save people’s lives! How did the CEO of Epidemic not order the CDC to urgently look for these factors?

Ditto, Sweden, Norway and Finland – countries where government measures were one of the most moderate have some of the lowest mortality rates, obviously, again, some factors are much more important than what other governments do should be such factors, and again it did NOT excite the scientists, did NOT interest Fauci.A scientific landing of epidemiologists, who vowed to reveal this secret, or die heroically, did NOT land in Scandinavia.

However, a scientific scientist does not need any kind of science at all to give recommendations on the basis of which hundreds of millions of people are pressed. .

Here he is asked: tell me, Fauci, the Biden administration says it makes decisions “on the basis of science”, which science does not allow to say that people with a full vaccination can travel?

Fauci explains the scientific approach as follows: when there is no data and evidence, you have to rely on your judgment .

On April 25, Fauci announced that new relaxed rules would be communicated, as it is “common sense” . Again, without explanation, which specific indicators have changed, and if it does not work according to indicators, then at least at what point common sense visited him and why his previous recommendations were deprived of .
(Check the link to the article itself)

On May 13, Fauci announced that those who were vaccinated can walk on the street without masks, however, masks must be worn where there are a lot of people – again, without explaining exactly what scientific achievements showed that it can be done if yesterday it was not possible, or what indicators have changed that made it possible .

There was also no explanation why those who were not vaccinated should not walk on the street without a mask, and why masks were ever needed on the street. .

UPD: And here is the story of how the already mentioned Carey Mullis calls Fauci a liar, accusing him of total stupidity and incompetence.

The mere fact that the link to the article in the Daily Mile contains the ironic “Fauci-flip-flops-Doctor” suggests that his changing shoes in the air are noticeable not only to covidoskeptics. Nevertheless, this “Dr. Fauci” remains an adviser to the president, a scientific authority – and we are all invited to believe him unconditionally, because he is an “expert” .

But all his chatter about masks pales in comparison with the fact that was Fauci who was ultimately associated with that very laboratory in Wuhan, and, presumably, it was his Institute that gave money to the Wuhan laboratory for researching the virus. And we will talk about this in a separate section »

[Further – the material that you already partially know from the post about the” patent investigation “, which revealed that the” ovido pandemic followed by total inoculation “has been developed since 2000.By the way, this post of the LiveJournal editor was removed in advance from the “extra eyes” in the “Other” trash can, thereby indirectly confirming, in my naive opinion … the high degree of its reliability – Hippie End]

Origin of the virus

Here I will make full use of the copied summary from LJ arbat:

Vanity Fair published a long debriefing article from which we learned:

That the February 2020 letter to the Lancet stating that the laboratory origin of the virus is a “conspiracy theory “And xenophobia, which ended the debate about the origin of the virus and instead launched a campaign of persecution of dissent,” was orchestrated by Peter Daszak.

That the former director of the CDC, Robert Redfield, after he said he believed the covid had appeared in the laboratory, fellow scientists began to threaten him with death. And scientists ostracized everyone who dared to mention the laboratory origin of the virus.

That China aggressively resisted the investigation, arresting those who allowed themselves to discuss a forbidden topic .

That it became clear to those who were investigating this issue in the State Department that there is a huge bureaucracy in the government that is sponsoring GOF

That these investigators began to hint that they should stop this, they say, there is no need to open Pandora’s box!

Here is a video summarizing the history of the virus

Ralph Baric began work on coronavirus infections in 1999.In 2003, the CDC applied for a patent for the human-transmitted coronavirus SARS-CoV (US7776521B1 and US7220852B1). US patent laws allow patenting only artificially created DNA sequences, which means one of two things – either the patent was illegal, or it was a violation of the prohibition on the creation of biological weapons .

In 2007, the CDC requested the patent office to keep their application from being published .

In 2012, the NIH got worried and announced that “gain of function” (GoFR) research, when a virus is rapidly mutating to see how it could become particularly infectious, is very dangerous if the viruses under study somehow escaped the labs. , and funding for these studies was shut down.But, they added, if you’ve already received some money, you can continue if you want.

In 2015, an article appeared in Nature Medicine about how scientists managed to combine pieces of the SHC014 virus from Chinese bats with SARS, and got something that could infect cells of the human respiratory tract . The people got scared, and funding was completely cut off.

It was then that they transferred the research to the Wuhan Institute of Virology, to which they paid money through third parties – like, the US government orders some biological research from American firms, and where these firms place orders is their business .

In other words, if the basic facts are correct, then if the virus escaped from the laboratory in Wuhan, it would mean that everything that happens is the result of what some people, and Fauci, first of all, decided to put the device on warnings that they are doing something dangerous – and this is the very minimum, assuming that the virus is “natural”, and escaped by accident. Accordingly, Fauci, and all other participants in this case, cannot be perceived as impartial authorities on the question of where the virus came from.

In 2012, Fauci wrote that these studies carry a very small, negligible, negligible risk of causing a pandemic, but these studies are worth it. Fauci himself strenuously denied this and cleaned up the traces – the materials of the 2016 conference on Viral Infections and Immunity, under the auspices of Nature, where two scientists from the institute commanded by Fauci participated, were erased from the Nature website

With all this, Fauci before still works in the government – but this is not surprising given his close work with officials. However, the so-called scientific community, or at least the medical community, has not yet condemned him for constant lies, and has not demanded that be removed from office. That is, roughly speaking, as long as Fauci is in office and speaks “on behalf of American science” – he discredits not only himself, and not only American science, but all science in general .

A small digression by one paragraph about science in general.

Helpful fact-check

If I had argued a month ago that the virus is artificial – I would have been laughed at, citing numerous links to “scientific experts”, to the Facebook team banning for this, to “fact-checkers” from the Washington Post , on the “scientific consensus” on this issue .They would begin to tell me that this is a ridiculous and ridiculous conspiracy theory, completely unscientific and condemned throughout the world as obscurantism and conspiracy theories. I would be given numerous references to “fact checks” and “expert articles”, to “scientific statements of scientists” and so on, calling me a conspiracy theorist.

This is just a distilled sample of what the modern “scientific community” has become and why – back to the topic of the article – his statements do not inspire confidence, but only suspicions and questions .We can say that the media are to blame for everything. But where were the scientists who participated in all this chaos?

People put their names and scientific titles under “fact checks”, expressed approval of the prohibitions on discussing the opposite opinion, signed articles about it, accepted articles about it for publication, and sincerely believed that they were engaged in science and impartial scientific activity S

And suddenly, for political reasons, the “fact”, the past “fact-check”, ceased to be a fact. .

The question is – why should we believe the “collective opinion of scientists” in another case, for example, in the case of the danger of a covid pandemic? Or in the case of the effectiveness of the covid vaccine? If the “authority of science” is so strongly discredited, both by individuals like Fauci or Ferguson, and in fact by political “round-robin letters” to the most respected scientific journals. I have already asked this question about the personal lies of Fauci or Fergusson – but the same question applies to the rest of the scientific world.

These, I remind you, are still the reasons for our skepticism.

Now let’s go back to our main chronological sequence and look at the statistics that scared us for a year and a half.

Revision tales

The deadly covid pandemic is still incomparable with the influenza epidemic in 1999/2000

data .

To the average person, of course, it may seem that the “number of infected” and “the number of deaths” are quite enough to form a general picture. But when all the media vied with each other about the “monstrous hospital filling” and showed videos of people in the corridors – none of the panic-fueled “covid sites” published a baseline of free beds in the country.

However, on the Internet, compiled a comparative graph for the filling of hospitals in England using open sources.To refute it, it was enough to regularly publish completely open official data on the number of beds and patients. Which, of course, has not been done in the end in almost any country in the world.

Fighting overcrowding of empty hospitals

It was natural to suspect manipulation with data because if a person has a baseline, then he can understand the level of bed occupancy without listening to the cries of “overcrowded hospitals” . And if suddenly some beds remain empty, then either the screams about overcrowded hospitals are outright lies, or politicians and officials do not cope well with organizational problems, which means they should be removed .

But why did the scientists, impartial and fair, not demand the publication of this curve?

Probably for the same reason that for the number of infected never published the number of tests and the number of “asymptomatic patients” .That also caused a great surprise to people who at least understand something in statistics. Especially against the background of the fact that some people had – for example, by occupation, to do tests more often than once a month or even a week .

Thus, we did NOT receive normalized data of the form “infections per person” or at least “infections per test” .

We received a propaganda panic wave in all the media, which we were asked to believe, without showing any statistics .

But some things were slowly breaking through the information noise. For example, we learned that the flu simply disappeared in the United States and a number of other countries. True, the total number of cases remained the same, which leads to a completely natural idea that the flu was simply renamed to covid .

Again, there is a rather dubious objection to this – they say that lockdowns and masks protected people from the flu, but did not protect them from the predatory all-pervading covid. However, this argument is completely shattered by the knowledge that a number of states have introduced mandatory measures and a number of states have not.Accordingly, those states where measures against covid were not applied should have given an increase in infections for both influenza and covid. That is, the flu should not have disappeared altogether, and the total number of cases should have increased above the previous level. Such cases are .

UPD: Awesome news came at the end of July 2021. CDC withdraws temporary approval for one of the PCR tests and calls for a switch to another test “that can facilitate the detection and differentiation of SARS-CoV-2 and influenza viruses.”As with the Drosten test mentioned above, no one will recalculate the “monstrous infection statistics”, which were inflated using insufficiently sensitive tests that poorly distinguish covid from influenza .

They wrote so much about funny Russian statistics that I don’t even want to repeat myself. These are even numbers of sick and recovered, and even columns of identified patients, in general, they were drawn quite clumsy and funny. It’s just that many thought that it was only in Russia – and this is a complete lie.

Here, for example, is the story from Germany where there is an AGI network for detecting epidemics and and this very network in the summer of 2020 did not record any epidemic .

By the way, I gave this example here on Habré in the comments. I received extremely vague answers to my questions like “here I live in Germany, and therefore you are mistaken”, “if you think well, you will understand” (that is, again, nothing on the merits of the question). And now, wanting to cite this dialogue as an example, I found that all the answers were completely erased from the site.This is again to the question of where skepticism arises in covidoskeptics.

UPD: I was advised to look in the archive, and indeed. Our dialogue has been preserved there.

All these statistical freaks just once again convinced skeptics that the statistics of tests, infections, “coronavirus cases” simply cannot be trusted. There is no comparison base, no normalized data, finally, there is simply no confidence in the absence of forgeries and the quality of the tests.

There was only one reference type of statistics, the rigor of which was less in doubt than others.

Of course, mortality rates “

Source of information: https://habr.com/ru/post/564356/

Well, how do you like it, when like this, in one article they put together like a puzzle the whole picture ( ?)

A picture of, perhaps, the most grandiose in the history of modern civilization of world disinformation, deception and lies …

To be continued

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