Tale as Old as Time Beauty and the Beast Afternoon Tea at the Town House Kensington

Tale as Old as Time Beauty and the Beast Afternoon Tea at the Town House Kensington

Be our guest, be our guest, put our service to the test, tie your napkin ’round your neck, cherie, and we’ll provide the rest. And that’s exactly what happened at The Town House Kensington’s Tale as Old as Time Beauty and the Beast afternoon tea. The borough of Kensington is a place of wonderment as low hanging Wisteria graces nearby houses and apartments. And with its little blue bike and flowers in bloom, the entrance to the Kensington Hotel is no…

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Going on Holiday Alone: How to Survive your First solo trip

Going on Holiday Alone: How to Survive your First solo trip

So you’re going on holiday alone huh? Or you’re thinking about it… well I, a quarter-centurion+1, recently took my first solo trip and I’m here to pass on some words of wisdom. Make Your Safety a Priority Safety is most likely going to be your primary concern when going on hoilday alone. Before any trip I take, alone or with friends, I have some crucial pre-travel steps to protect me should I run into any trouble. This is especially worthwhile…

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How to spend half a day in Burano

How to spend half a day in Burano

While there’s plenty to do in Venice, a half day to Burano is a definite must-do – especially for some Insta-worthy shots. You shouldn’t need more than a few hours there as it’s a relatively small island, and while I didn’t, there’s always the option to stop by Murano too. I didn’t do much research beforehand so I was a little unaware of what to see and do in Burano besides its coloured houses, so I frantically searched ‘what to…

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How to Visit Burano from Venice

How to Visit Burano from Venice

So you want to visit Burano? Well you’ll be glad to know that getting to Burano from Venice is really simple, it’s as easy a 1, 2, 3. 1 Purchase your ticket I walked to Fondamente Nove (F.te Nove) and located the ACTV ticket office. I bought an ACTV one day ticket for €20 (£17.73) from the ticket office, and then there was an LED board that told me line 12 would depart from Zone A , so off I went…

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How to Spend One week in Italy

How to Spend One week in Italy

Italy is such a beautiful country that you’ll probably have a hard time deciding where to go. While the Italian Rivera and it’s Amalfi Coast are high up on my list, It was my first time visiting Italy (what took me so long) so I knew that Venice, Florence and Rome would be my go-to cities for this solo trip – and were the basis for my Italy itinerary. This Italy itinerary is more suited to those visiting Italy for…

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The Best Local Restaurants Can be Found at Home

The Best Local Restaurants Can be Found at Home

The chances are when you’re visiting a new place, you’ll be on the hunt for the best local restaurants. But what if I told you that the best local restaurants weren’t a restaurant at all, but instead in the home of a local. Eat With is an online platform that unites locals and tourists through good, home-cooked food. It’s social dining at its finest, allowing you to immerse yourself in local food and culture and meet other travellers at the…

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Weekday Dinner at The Bristol Harbour Hotel

Weekday Dinner at The Bristol Harbour Hotel

This article comes after an invitation from the Bristol Harbour Hotel to review the Jetty Restaurant’s new à la carte menu. While the meal was complimentary, the opinions expressed in this article reflect my true experience. Corn Street is many things to many people – a weekend market, a clubbing destination and a foodie’s dream. I revel in the diversity of restaurants and bars, but sitting at the top like a castle on the hill, is Corn Street’s crowning glory…

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How To Not Get Ripped Off on a Gondola in Venice

How To Not Get Ripped Off on a Gondola in Venice

Contrary to popular belief, the price of a Gondola ride in Venice is governed by law. Even more unknown, is the fact that this price is for the boat hire and not per person. So How Much is a Gondola Ride? It’s €80 for 30 minutes in the daytime, and €100 night time rate (after 7pm). What many don’t realise is that this is the cost for the ENTIRE boat, and with space for six people, rounding up your friends could…

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Four Bizarre Facts You Should Know About Venice

Four Bizarre Facts You Should Know About Venice

Say Venice and you’ll likely start singing ‘Just One Cornetto’ in your head. But there’s a hidden side to Venice that you may not be aware of – some are just damn right strange! So here’s four facts about Venice you really ought to know. 1. They Invented Hair Dyeing You see that wooden frame atop that apartment, would you believe me if I told you that’s where hair dyeing was invented? Originally these terrace-like structures were built above the…

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How to Stargaze in Bristol without Going Outside – the UK’s Only Planetarium

How to Stargaze in Bristol without Going Outside – the UK’s Only Planetarium

While I can’t call myself an astronomer, and my imagination doesn’t stretch far enough to work out the constellations, I have New York’s Natural History Museum – more specifically their Planetarium – for my obsession with the night sky. So when I learned that not only did the UK have its own planetarium, but that it was located in Bristol’s Millennium Square, I knew I had to visit. Chances are, you’ve walked past the huge silver ball a few times,…

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