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Are you having London withdrawal symptoms? Take this quiz and find out!

Are you having London withdrawal symptoms? Take this quiz and find out!

Maybe you’ve been telling yourself you’ve been doing alright in lockdown. Walking the same route around the park everyday isn’t so bad. You’ve got to know your Tesco Local security guard, that’s nice. You even get excited about doing ‘movie and takeaway night’ on a Friday. It’s fine: a bit like living in the suburbs. […]

Ten Interesting Facts about Kensington Gardens

Ten Interesting Facts about Kensington Gardens

oakley58 / Pixabay While Kensington Gardens are open to the public, there was a time when this wasn’t so.  The gardens were originally part of Kensington Palace, a royal residence that was once home to King William III and Queen Mary II (now home to the Duke...

Cacio e Pepe: History and Recipe

Cacio e Pepe: History and Recipe

When in Rome, you’ll often hear a Roman waiter say, “Try cacio e pepe!” And often, tourists will not know exactly what that means. But I can assure you that cacio e pepe is one of the best pasta Roman cuisine has to offer – both throughout history and...

The holidays you should actually be booking for 2021

The holidays you should actually be booking for 2021

There's a new post on The Travel Hack! If you’re a travel lover then I’ve got no doubt you’ll be feeling like you’ve had your wings clipped right now. I know some people are optimistically booking holidays abroad for this year and I’m sure many of those...

Ten More Interesting Facts about Regent’s Park

Ten More Interesting Facts about Regent’s Park

unitea / Pixabay Another green space that was once the personal property of King Henry VIII, by the 19th Century it was transformed by landscape architect John Nash into the public park it is today.  Last time we wrote about Regent’s we covered such interesting...

London’s Best Afternoon Tea Spots

London’s Best Afternoon Tea Spots

Whatever the occasion, there’s no more classically British way to enjoy London than with afternoon tea. As well as all of the major London hotels hosting afternoon teas, plenty of cafes and restaurants dotted across the city serve up their own individual spins...

A Brief History of London’s Buses

A Brief History of London’s Buses

philippreiner / Pixabay London’s buses are an iconic symbol of the city.  The red double-decker isn’t seen as heavily in any other part of the world and they are as much a part of London as the Tower Bridge, Parliament, and Buckingham Palace.  Of course, these...

The best Roman sites in London

Almost 2,000 years have passed since the Romans established Londinium on the banks of the Thames, but centuries on, you can still spot Roman sites in London among the modern city. If your kids are studying Ancient Rome at school... The post The best Roman sites...

How to Make the Perfect Negroni – and its History

How to Make the Perfect Negroni – and its History

Equal parts gin, Campari and sweet vermouth stirred and served over ice with a twist of orange peel – the Negroni may be an easy cocktail but its perfect balance of flavors make it a firm favorite the world over. But where did it all start for this delicious...

Ten Interesting Facts about St. James’s Park

Ten Interesting Facts about St. James’s Park

dancepool / Pixabay In the heart of Westminster, St. James’s Park is a Royal Park in the truest sense.  St. James’s borders Buckingham Palace on one end and 10 Downing Street on the other, with St. James’s Palace a stone’s throw from the park’s northern...

London Zoo is doing its yearly animal stocktake in lockdown

London Zoo is doing its yearly animal stocktake in lockdown

It’s January. It’s cold. It’s Lockdown 3. But if everything feels a little bleak right now, rest assured that not even a pandemic can stop the London tradition that is…  the ZSL London Zoo annual stocktake. Every year in January,...

One day in Norwich with kids

Once England’s second city, there’s so much to discover in Norwich with kids, from its castle and cathedral to the twisty alleyways, quirky cafes and lovely riverside, that I wished we had longer to explore. But even if you have... The post One day in Norwich...

Three writers share their favourite London walks

Three writers share their favourite London walks

Have you looped your local park more times than you ever thought possible? Yeah, same. We asked three writers to reveal the walk they love the most in the city – whether for its views, terrains or sentimental value. Their replies will get you excited...

10 Very Best Things To Do In Bristol

10 Very Best Things To Do In Bristol

The south of England has so many gems to explore! From Roman cities like Bath, the rolling hills of the Cotswolds and, of course, the pretty vibrant and lovely city of Bristol. Perched just shy of the Severn Estuary (about 25-minutes west of Bath) there’s a...

A Visitor’s Guide to Prague Museums

A Visitor’s Guide to Prague Museums

In many ways, all of Prague is like a living, breathing, outdoor museum. Around every corner, there’s some interesting historical tidbit or element of art or architecture. In a city so teeming with history and culture, then, it should be no surprise that it...

Fantastic Beasts exhibition – Natural History Museum, London

Some people queue for tickets to Glastonbury – I’m the sort of person who queues for the Fantastic Beasts exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London. Twice in fact… And despite events conspiring to postpone it from the summer,... The post Fantastic...

Kensington Palace with kids – family day out in London

I’m a big fan of London’s Historic Royal Palaces, but while the Tower of London is one of my favourite places in the city, and my daughter visited Hampton Court Palace before she could walk, somehow we’d never got round... The post Kensington Palace with kids –...

7 brilliant brunches to get delivered for New Year’s Day

7 brilliant brunches to get delivered for New Year’s Day

How will you be celebrating New Year’s Day? Presumably in a similar fashion to Christmas Day. And Boxing Day. And New Year’s Eve. While our options are limited, the extent to which we can gorge on exceptional London restaurant food is not. Here...