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The Best Travel Books To Put You On That Desert Island

The Best Travel Books To Put You On That Desert Island

Let’s face it, even without the current restriction on travel, we spend most of our time thinking about it anyway. What we often forget to find time for is reading. So why not broaden your adventurous horizons with some of the best books to get your mind...

Brockwell Park and Lido – An underrated park

Brockwell Park and Lido – An underrated park

A beautiful London park that’s a little out of the way for the average visitor is Brockwell Park – a short bus ride from Brixton, or a short walk from Herne Hill station.  I’ll often spend a sunny day at the 50-hectare park, as there are lots to do for kids and...

The UK’s National Parks want you to stay away, please

The UK’s National Parks want you to stay away, please

Following this week’s lockdown of normal life for most Britons, you’d think that heading out for a day at one of the UK’s National Parks wouldn’t be top of most people’s to-do lists. And yet there are concerns that...

The Globe Tavern – To be or not to be…

The Globe Tavern – To be or not to be…

The Globe tavern is positioned right in the middle of London’s Borough Market, offering perfect respite from the hustle and bustle of the busy food market, which can be quite overwhelming after a while – oh, the stresses of finding the perfect balsamic...

Glencoe photography: The best Glencoe landscapes for photographers

Glencoe photography: The best Glencoe landscapes for photographers

Glencoe in Scotland is bloomin’ beautiful! It’s one of those Scottish landscapes that will blow you away with the mountains, lochs, glens and, if you’re lucky, stags posing for photos. Whilst a lot of people consider the Isle of Skye to be the best place in...

Chewing Gum Art – Pavement patterns

Chewing Gum Art – Pavement patterns

Muswell Hill is a leafy, well-to-do area of North London situated, unsurprisingly, at the top of a big hill. The centre feels more like a village than anything else, with boutique shops, cafes and restaurants lining the streets.  Whenever I’m in the area, I...

23 Things to do in Glencoe, Scotland

23 Things to do in Glencoe, Scotland

Any visitor to Scotland simply has to visit Glencoe. What is Glencoe? Well, it’s an absolutely stunning valley in the Central Scottish Highlands. Just a couple of hours away from the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, it’s easy to visit the Glencoe in one day,...

Ottolenghi – A Mediterranean feast

Ottolenghi – A Mediterranean feast

This isn’t some hidden gem. Sorry, but I don’t care. Star chef Yotam Ottolenghi is a worldwide success with his cookbooks and TV shows, but his flagship restaurant on Upper Street in Islington is amazing. I go regularly and I have never been disappointed.  The...

Classic Roman Recipe: Tonnarelli Cacio e Pepe

Classic Roman Recipe: Tonnarelli Cacio e Pepe

Recipe for Cacio e Pepe Cacio and pepe is one of the classic Roman pasta dishes to try when visiting Rome, but one that is also a quick dish to prepare at home! Unlike it’s American “cousin” of mac & cheese, it is really ideal for those...

Nature Walks Less Than an Hour’s Drive from London

Nature Walks Less Than an Hour’s Drive from London

Things are a bit uncertain at the moment, with many people throughout the country, and the world, being told to self-isolate and work from home. Current government advice is to limit social contact however, keep exercising. Being walled up at home is a daunting...

Tamesis Dock – Pub on a boat

Tamesis Dock – Pub on a boat

Great beer, friendly staff, iconic views of London, a converted 1930’s Dutch barge…do I really need to continue? Tamesis dock is a floating pub permanently moored at Albert Embankment. The boat itself is a beautiful construction. There are several floors spread...

City envy: we want a floating cat sanctuary like Amsterdam

City envy: we want a floating cat sanctuary like Amsterdam

Cats famously hate water and Londoners love cats and things on boats. Covering all of these bases is one of Amsterdam’s most unique tourist attractions: De Poezenboot (‘Catboat’) – the only floating feline sanctuary in the world. The...

Little Georgia – Eat like you’re in the Caucasus

Little Georgia – Eat like you’re in the Caucasus

Georgia (the country, not the US state) is known for its food, and this is my favourite place in London to try it.  If you’re here for a whistle-stop tour of Georgian cuisine, I’d encourage – nay, implore – you to make your first calling point a round of...

Things to do today in London: Saturday March 14 2020

Things to do today in London: Saturday March 14 2020

If you’re venturing out this weekend, here are some small events to choose from, including a queer art exhibition and marathon film screening in Crystal Palace. 1. Cocktail Time Machine Funicular Productions takes you on an educational tour through the...

Scottish Highlands Itinerary – Weekend Glencoe Road Trip

Scottish Highlands Itinerary – Weekend Glencoe Road Trip

If I were ever to move back home to the UK I think I’d have to live in Scotland. It’s got the mountains I crave and some beautiful towns and cities like Edinburgh too. We recently returned to the UK to celebrate our friends’ wedding and put together a Scottish...

Jam in a Jar – Live music in the northeast

Jam in a Jar – Live music in the northeast

There are plenty of people that claim London lacks a sense of community. These people clearly haven’t been to Green Lanes. This road, famed for its delicious kebab shops and range of pubs, is constantly abuzz with activity.  Jam in a Jar, situated on the...

Where To See Cherry Blossom in London

Where To See Cherry Blossom in London

Ah, it’s soon to be that time of the year – the temperatures feel a little more bearable, the days last longer and many an Instagrammer and image-maker come out to feverishly capture one of London’s most popular blooms, the pink treat that is cherry blossom....

Overheard in London: this week’s #wordonthestreet

Overheard in London: this week’s #wordonthestreet

 ‘Right, I’m breaking out the snack salami, it’s desperate times.’ ‘I didn’t question his pubes!’ ‘I could tell she liked me because she started talking about fantasy football.’...