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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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How to Enjoy Flower Power in Bristol Without Piriteze

How to Enjoy Flower Power in Bristol Without Piriteze

I may not suffer with Hayfever myself, but I’ve seen plenty of people that do who take Skepta’s ‘Sunglasses at Night’ a little to literally – and yes I digress, because I really just wanted to talk about Bristol’s new bar – The Florist UK. See there was a point to that opening paragraph – I’ll admit it was a little shitty – but hey! It IS somewhere you can hang out in Summer among the flowers without the Hayfever…

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Five Reasons You Need to Visit Bath Immediately

Five Reasons You Need to Visit Bath Immediately

The oolitic limestone, its close proximity to Bristol and its historical interests places Bath in my top ten of England’s Cities. And if you haven’t been, here are five reasons why you should bump it to the top of your English bucket list. Sally Lunn’s Bath Bunn Not a riddle, but a world famous tea house, and one of the oldest houses in the centre of Bath. The Sally Lunn Bun is best described as ‘ part bun, part bread, part…

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The Hidden Secrets of Gloucester Prison

The Hidden Secrets of Gloucester Prison

Gloucester Prison will reveal its secrets of hidden bodies and unknown medieval structures to anyone who dares to witness the incarceration dating over 200 years. Where on earth is Gloucester? A funny little city that most haven’t heard of – unless you’re a Potterhead of course. Despite it’s closeness to Bristol and links with its horse racing cousin – Cheltenham – Gloucester remains fairly unseen even by those who reside in England. Steeped in history, the Gloucester Cathedral and Dock area has…

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Afternoon Tea at The Ritz London

Afternoon Tea at The Ritz London

Afternoon tea, a quintessentially British past-time, first introduced in England by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, in the year 1840. As the evening meal in her household was served fashionably late at eight o’clock , leaving a long period of time between lunch and dinner, the Duchess would become hungry around four o’clock in the afternoon and asked that a tray of tea, bread and butter and cake be brought to her room during the late afternoon. This became a…

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London’s hidden restaurant that will awaken your senses

London’s hidden restaurant that will awaken your senses

Hidden within London is a little place called Farringdon. And there lies Dans Le Noir – a hidden London Restaurant. From the outside, it looks like a dodgy massage house with its blacked out windows, but translate the name to ‘In the Dark’ and all becomes clear. Upon entering to the well-lit lobby, you are presented with your menu options; Meat, Fish, Vegetarian or Chef’s Choice. Next you select the number of courses, we opted for two courses – starter…

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5 Foods You Need To Try in London

5 Foods You Need To Try in London

With thanks to multiculturalism, London Food is fantastic with an array of foods laced throughout the city. But here’s a few hot spots you might not know about. Bilog Bun at Mamasons Dirty Ice Cream Despite the name, there’s nothing dirty about this Filipino street ice cream house. Instagrammable from the outside-in, you’ll find ice cream shakes and Filipino-inspired flavours on the menu, but it’s the Bilog Bun that takes centre stage. The hot and crispy waffle-like bun oozes with magical…

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Four Winter Day Trips

Four Winter Day Trips

Winter. That time of year where our social calendars are rife with dinners and drinks, while we long to sit in front of a log fire with a warming hot chocolate. But despite the darker nights and frostier starts, the magic of this season is not to be missed. So don your woolly hats, stick on your gloves and embrace your red nose with these winter day trips sure to get you in the spirit of Christmas. Sudeley Castle Spectacle…

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Liberating Stories Hidden Beneath The Waves

Liberating Stories Hidden Beneath The Waves

“It utterly changed the way I look at our planet.” The words of Orla Doherty, Producer of Blue Planet II and a witness of a never-seen-before and will-never-see-again underwater methane volcano (episode two).  No truer words have been spoken for the result this ground breaking production will have on the nation. A warming cup of tea in hand, whilst aimlessly scrolling through the sometimes monotonous Twitter feed, I stumbled upon what is set to be the biggest opportunity the city of…

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Find Your Superhero

Find Your Superhero

“I love movement!” The words of Jamie McDonald, a syringomyelia survivor – so rare even Microsoft Word red underlines it – who defeated all odds to run 200 marathons across Canada in -40 conditions to raise charitable donations for the hospitals who treated him as a child. Dressed like a Stag on his wedding eve in his defining green superhero costume, Jamie counts down 3, 2, 1… the stampede of fast moving feet thumps through the marquee interlaced with laughter,…

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