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A Short History of London’s Chinatown

A Short History of London’s Chinatown

With Chinese New Year just around the corner on the 25th January, some might be wondering why, every year, London puts on the biggest celebrations outside of Asia. A Chinatown has existed in London since the early 18th century, but it didn’t always brush elbows...

A Weekend in Totnes, Devon

A Weekend in Totnes, Devon

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Romantic things to do in Lisbon for Valentine’s Day

Romantic things to do in Lisbon for Valentine’s Day

Planning to spend the most romantic day of the year in Lisbon? A city break can be a wonderful way to get some quality time as a couple: exploring a new place together, trying exotic new flavours and strolling hand in hand down a tree-lined avenue…  Lisbon’s...

One Night at The Lowry in Manchester

One Night at The Lowry in Manchester

I was gifted a £500 BuyAGift Voucher and contractually obliged to post on Instagram.  After a rather gruelling seven hour drive (that should have taken four hours) to Manchester on the 27th of December, we managed to miss nearly the whole of the party that we’d...

Things To Do This January and February 2020

Things To Do This January and February 2020

With Christmas and New Year celebrations finally behind us, the optimistic among us can look in to the future and start thinking about pastel nails, summer wardrobes and ice cold beers. But that’s not to say what’s left of winter doesn’t have buckets more fun...

Dans Le Noir? – Dining in the dark

Dans Le Noir? – Dining in the dark

Dans Le Noir?, found in London’s vibrant Clerkenwell is hands-down the most unique restaurant I’ve ever visited. On arrival, expect to be led into a completely blackened room and served by visually impaired waiters in the dark, all whilst sharing a table with...

Rockliffe Hall | Five Star Spa Hotel in the North East

Rockliffe Hall | Five Star Spa Hotel in the North East

Between Christmas and New Year we were invited to spend a night at Rockliffe Hall which promises to be “a five star luxury golf and spa hotel in the North East.” Rockliffe Hall also invested last year in a Lewis Carroll-themed whimsical wonderland featuring...

Things to do today in London: Sunday January 12 2020

Things to do today in London: Sunday January 12 2020

Stave off the January blues with a host of fun activities this Sunday, including a brand new light installation in Battersea, an illuminating tour of David Bowie’s Beckenham and a light-hearted, trouser-free trip on the Underground. 1. No Trousers Tube...

Best Kosher Restaurants in Rome’s Jewish Ghetto

Best Kosher Restaurants in Rome’s Jewish Ghetto

Rome is, of course, famous for its great Italian food, but did you know that there’s a specific Roman-Jewish cuisine as well? This is all thanks to the Jewish Ghetto, an area that was closed off from the rest of Rome for a few hundred years, allowing it to...

Emirates Air Line – Panoramic views of the East End

Emirates Air Line – Panoramic views of the East End

London is full of opportunities to take to the skies to get a good view of the sprawling city, but none I find as interesting as a voyage on the Emirates Air Line. Despite the huge sponsorship from a big name brand, this intriguing and inexpensive method of...

LONDON ICONS: Fortnum & Mason – The Grocers to the Queen

LONDON ICONS: Fortnum & Mason – The Grocers to the Queen

When I think of iconic British Brands, particularly London based brands a few come to mind, but my first will always be Fortnum & Mason. They specialize in gourmet foods and are responsible for creating some of Britain’s most iconic foods, such as the...

Things to do in north Cornwall with kids

Things to do in north Cornwall with kids

One of the things I love about a family holiday in Cornwall is that there’s so much variety packed into one county – discovering the wild coast of north Cornwall with kids, venturing down to pretty St Ives, a stay on... The post Things to do in north Cornwall...

Jones & Sons – Dalston’s best just got bigger

Jones & Sons – Dalston’s best just got bigger

There is a new, bigger and better location for the best restaurant in Dalston and although finding it has become (slightly) more difficult, thankfully the quality of cooking on offer has not changed!  Now set in the cultural heart of the Dalston, on Gillett...

Sacré bleu! Pret is selling a vegan croissant

Sacré bleu! Pret is selling a vegan croissant

And you thought 2020 was off to a bad start? You know, because you had to get dressed this morning and probably go to work and couldn’t spend the day watching ‘The Sound of Music’. Well, Pret is here to cheer us all up with two very...

28 Restaurants in London and the UK to Help You Through Veganuary

28 Restaurants in London and the UK to Help You Through Veganuary

Have you taken the brave decision to go meat-free this month with Veganuary? Fear not, we’ll help you get through this – we’ve searched high and low for tasty vegan and vegetarian options and found no less than 28 locations across London and the UK that promise...

Best Mocktails for Dry January

Best Mocktails for Dry January

For some of us, Dry January is a myth, a farce, a phrase not to be uttered in polite society. For others, it’s a yearly ritual to try and purge the very last scrap of overindulgence out of our bodies. But never fear, if you do decide to kick the booze this...

16 Best Places In The East of England To Visit

16 Best Places In The East of England To Visit

England is an incredible country to explore, with so many incredible cities, the most beautiful castles and stunning national parks. Best of all, these are dotted all across the country, meaning there are lots to explore along your trip around England. This is...

Master Wei Xi’An – Master of noodles

Master Wei Xi’An – Master of noodles

When I first came across this place it almost seemed too good to be true. Hidden in a central London area otherwise full of hotels, coffee chains and seedy bars, a restaurant that is both reasonably priced and delicious is hard to come by.   Master Wei offers...

Things to do today in London: Sunday December 29 2019

Things to do today in London: Sunday December 29 2019

Feeling cooped up and in need of an escape? Take advantage of the quieter crowds and blow off the Christmas cobwebs with a walk around ancient buildings on the Houses of Parliament Christmas tour or see beautiful festive lights at Kew Gardens.  1....

Skoob Books – Second-hand books (and a piano)

Skoob Books – Second-hand books (and a piano)

I find second-hand bookshops in London can fit on a scale with two extremes. On one side are bookshops so immaculately organised that book lovers might be afraid of taking books off shelves for fear of altering the bookseller’s vision. On the other side are...