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Three cities we’d more than happily move to RIGHT NOW

Three cities we’d more than happily move to RIGHT NOW

If you woke up this morning and felt a strong desire to move abroad, you’re not alone. In the wake of yesterday’s UK General Election, google searches for ‘move overseas’ and ‘leave England’ increased massively, according to...

15 things to do in St Ives with kids

15 things to do in St Ives with kids

As I was going to St Ives, I recited the classic rhyme for my daughter – and waited for her to fall into the trap. And as I was leaving St Ives, after too short a visit, I was determined... The post 15 things to do in St Ives with kids appeared first on...

Mid-Week Break at South Lakeland Leisure Park

Mid-Week Break at South Lakeland Leisure Park

This November, we took a mid-week break in South Lakeland Leisure Village. The “village” is located between the A6 and M6, just a couple of miles north of Carnforth (Lancashire), close to the south Lakes. Access from the M6 is convenient and especially easy...

8 Incredible Restaurants in Naples, Italy

8 Incredible Restaurants in Naples, Italy

Naples is a great city to play hunger games. The trick is narrowing down hundreds of options for the win. Centuries of invaders from Spain and France collide with Moorish and Arabic influences to offer visitors a dizzying array of culinary wonders. From...

Arkstar  – Cool pub in railway arch

Arkstar – Cool pub in railway arch

Holloway Road may boast neither the buzz of its southerly neighbour Upper Street (check the Ottolenghi article if you’re looking to line your stomach with something solid before you hit the beer) nor the leafy comforts of adjacent Tufnell Park, but it is an...

Where To See Christmas Lights in London

Where To See Christmas Lights in London

There’s no denying that London feels especially magical at this time of the year as it lights up its streets with glittery illuminations, decorations and Christmas trees, possibly making even the toughest of bah humbugs feel a little festive cheer. So why not...

Authentique – A taste of France in Tufnell Park

Authentique – A taste of France in Tufnell Park

Tufnell Park and nearby Kentish Town are home to a sizeable French community, and the four guys behind Authentique Epicerie have crystallised the area’s Gallic air into a snappy new hangout that serves all kinds of purposes. Is it a bar? Is it a shop? Is it a...

Things to do today in London: Saturday December 7 2019

Things to do today in London: Saturday December 7 2019

Christmas party season is in full swing, but if the prospect of cheap mulled wine, Michael Bublé and small talk with some dude from Finance doesn’t fill you with festive cheer, check out some of the weird and wonderful Christmas activities...

The London Fiver – Five Things to Do in December

The London Fiver – Five Things to Do in December

The holidays take over Greater London in December, but Christmas events aren’t the only things happening in the city.  London has a lot going on during the month of December, and we’ve found quite a few things to do that aren’t necessarily related to Christmas,...

Staying at Soho Farmhouse with A Baby

Staying at Soho Farmhouse with A Baby

Despite being set on a farm with, Soho Farmhouse bills itself as ‘a club for adults, but we are child-friendly’. The country members club and resort is actually an adults playground and though doesn’t actively encourage kids, they certainly provide some great...

JUST ANNOUNCED: Bicep are headlining Field Day 2020

JUST ANNOUNCED: Bicep are headlining Field Day 2020

The first headliner for Field Day 2020 has been announced – and it’s a proper flex. Belfast boys Bicep are bringing their big beats to London for an exclusive live set, meaning it’ll be the only festie in the capital that they’ll be...

London Transport Museum Christmas day out

London Transport Museum Christmas day out

There aren’t many places in London which my daughter has visited before me – but the London Transport Museum is in that select bunch. So with the London Transport Museum Christmas events running, including Santa on site looking for sleigh... The post London...

Brilliant Corners – A jazz kissaten in Dalston

Brilliant Corners – A jazz kissaten in Dalston

I love this place: is it a bar? a Japanese restaurant? a live music venue? a huge dj booth? It’s all and more, but I’ll start with the food… pictured is the Wasabi Salmon Salad. Which is Scottish salmon with crispy skin, wild rocket, red onion, avocado and...

Things to do today in London: Sunday December 1 2019

Things to do today in London: Sunday December 1 2019

If you’re off Christmas shopping this weekend but don't fancy braving Oxford Street during the Black Friday sales (who does?!) there are plenty of places to pick up a crafty gift or two this Sunday. Grab pieces by top artists for a steal at the Art...

Review | Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park 2019

Review | Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park 2019

My boys were really excited when we told them we were going to Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park in London last weekend. We got there for 10am when it opened and entered via the Red Gate, (the nearest tube is Marble Arch), which is perfect for families as it takes...

Best Christmas Markets and Fairs in London

Best Christmas Markets and Fairs in London

The Most Popular Christmas Markets in London The lights are up and the scent of mulled wine is wafting through the streets of London, and with that come the inevitable Christmas Markets. Here are some of our favourites. London Bridge Christmas Market – Now...

Fancy a Pint? Ten of London’s Most Beautiful Pubs

Fancy a Pint? Ten of London’s Most Beautiful Pubs

When it comes to a good pub, the ale is the thing you’re looking for most, then the food, and then the atmosphere.  Of course, the appearance of any pub is an important part of the experience, and whether you’re looking for your new local or visiting from out...

Willow’s Activity Farm Santa Spectacular 2019

Willow’s Activity Farm Santa Spectacular 2019

We kicked off the festive season indulgently early, with our annual trip to Willow’s Activity Farm’s Santa Spectacular. This the third year we have been to the Santa Spectacular and our three daughters, now aged 9, 7 and 4, enjoy it more and more each year. We...