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Where to Drink, Eat and Party on St Patrick’s Day in London

Where to Drink, Eat and Party on St Patrick’s Day in London

St Patrick’s Day – the one time a year when everyone is welcome to be Irish and a great reason to have lots of Guinness (or any alcoholic drink for that matter); regardless of where you are in the planet! As London has a thriving Irish community it’s no surprise that Londoners and visitors are… […]

11 tips for visiting London’s Victoria & Albert museum with kids

11 tips for visiting London’s Victoria & Albert museum with kids

Perhaps it’s because its neighbours are so obviously family-friendly that I’ve never thought of the Victoria and Albert Museum with kids. But while we’ve visited the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the British Museum as well, it’s taken over...

Cafe Oto – A perpetual musical discovery

Cafe Oto – A perpetual musical discovery

Oto means ‘noise’ or ‘music’ in Japanese and that is exactly what you get at this truly amazing and innovative venue. By day it is a mild-mannered café serving home-baked cakes, craft beers, teas, coffees, organic fruit juices, cider and wines but then, when...

10 tips for visiting the British Museum with kids

10 tips for visiting the British Museum with kids

With around eight million pieces in its collection – although ‘only’ about 80,000 on display at the Bloomsbury site – there really is something to fascinate everyone at the British Museum. I’ve been visiting since I was a child when... The post 10 tips for...

Guide to the Isles of Scilly with kids

Guide to the Isles of Scilly with kids

On the very southern edge of the UK, just off the coast of Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly are easily one of my favourite parts of one of my favourite counties. contains affiliate links* A collection of small islands –... The post Guide to the Isles of Scilly...

Everest Curry King – No-frills Sri Lankan canteen

Everest Curry King – No-frills Sri Lankan canteen

Indian restaurants are extremely common in the UK, with the vast majority of them offering identikit versions of the same familiar dishes tailored to the British palate. Sri Lankan food, however, is far less represented – and this simple no-frills canteen...

Live like a local in Tampere – Top 10 things to do

Live like a local in Tampere – Top 10 things to do

According to us Finns, Tampere is the most loved residential and tourism city in Finland. The secret of Tampere is its originality. Tampere is defined by a few unique characteristics: it is surrounded by beautiful lakes and eskers, it has a perfect scale for...

The best Roman places to visit, UK

The best Roman places to visit, UK

Our half-term trip to Italy was partly inspired by my daughter’s schoolwork (and the fact I never say no to a trip to Rome) – but before I bit the bullet and booked flights, I’d been eyeing up the best... The post The best Roman places to visit, UK appeared...

The London Fiver – Five Things to Do in March

The London Fiver – Five Things to Do in March

Once March rolls around, the weather starts being a little warmer and friendlier, leading to a number of London festivals and other events throughout the city.  Of course, the big event for the month is the city’s St. Patrick’s Day parade and festival, but...

London will plunge into darkness to mark Earth Hour

London will plunge into darkness to mark Earth Hour

Earth Hour is an annual event organised by the WWF that sees millions of people all around the world switching their lights off in recognition of the issues facing the planet. This year, Earth Hour will be taking place on March 28 between 8.30pm and...

Reasons to Visit the Czech Republic in 2020: Prague Festivals

Reasons to Visit the Czech Republic in 2020: Prague Festivals

This post was originally published Feb 2015 and updated Feb 2020 From bustling Christmas markets to traditional witch-burnings (and everything in between), there will be no shortage of Prague festivals to attend in 2020. This ‘events in Prague to-do...

St. John’s Smith Square – Sonatas by Parliament

St. John’s Smith Square – Sonatas by Parliament

Located just minutes from the UK Houses of Parliament (where the cacophony of MPs barking at one another fill the Westminster air), the wonderful St. John’s Smith Square provides discerning classical music fans with a chance to feast their ears on a wide...

The Best Places to go on the Victoria Line

The Best Places to go on the Victoria Line

A firm favourite among Londoners, the Victoria Line is the second shortest, one of the fastest and runs for just 16 stops between the trendy Brixton and the even trendier Walthamstow, stopping through Camden and Central London on the way. Read on for the best...

Childrens Afternoon Tea at The Midland Hotel, Manchester

Childrens Afternoon Tea at The Midland Hotel, Manchester

I can well appreciate why people opt to hit the slopes or seek out some sun during February half term, entertaining the kids for a week when the weather is against you and the Christmas credit card bill is still smarting is a tough gig! But, for that very...

The Best Pizza in Naples

The Best Pizza in Naples

This article was originally published Sept 2014 and updated Feb 2020 Story of Neapolitan Pizza Forget cannoli, forget sfogliatelle, if you are visiting this ancient Greek-founded city you are here for one thing and one thing only – PIZZA.   Naples pizza,...

Lure Fish Kitchen – Fantastic fish

Lure Fish Kitchen – Fantastic fish

If Lure sets out to do one thing (fish) and do it well, it seems to have nailed it. The unassuming restaurant front, set in the heart of the delightful but relatively under-visited Dartmouth Park (don’t tell everyone), belies the cosy but fresh interior and the...

Things to do today in London: Saturday February 22 2020

Things to do today in London: Saturday February 22 2020

Awards season might be over, but there’s still plenty to get excited about this weekend, from talks and masterclasses at BFI’s festival for young film buffs to a spooky screening in a church.  1. BFI Future Film Fest The BFI’s...

William Morris Gallery – Arts and crafts everywhere

William Morris Gallery – Arts and crafts everywhere

William Morris, the designer, poet, craftsman and social activist, came to Walthamstow long before the breweries, the longest street market in Europe (a mile long for all the statisticians) and the hipsters arrived. To prove it, the William Morris Gallery was...