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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. *This article may contain affiliate links, click here for more information. 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…

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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. *This article may contain affiliate links, click here for more information. 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…

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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. *This article may…

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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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The #1 Activity You Need to Do in London this Summer

The #1 Activity You Need to Do in London this Summer

In the words of Tim Daly, I feel the need to endanger myself every so often. So when Michelle found out about Up at the O2 – the answer was of course a resounding yes! *This article may contain affiliate links, click here for more information. The Climb You have the option for an Original Climb during the day or a Twilight Climb which is a night time expedition, we chose the original climb as we were only taking a Daycation….

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Top Tips for Visiting Reading Festival

Top Tips for Visiting Reading Festival

As a 26 year old grandma, I visited Reading Festival on a day ticket and then stayed in a hotel. The original plan was to travel to and from Reading via train – that was until they released the set times four days before the festival and our return train time meant we missed Muse completely – so we went for plan b. Here’s my top tips for visiting the festival as a day ticket holder. *This article may contain…

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Five Reasons to Visit Wapping Wharf This Weekend

Five Reasons to Visit Wapping Wharf This Weekend

What was once a bleek empty space beside the M-Shed, is now a bustling Millennial Village. With its quirky menus and uber cool restaurants housed in cargo containers, here’s five reasons to visit Bristol’s newest harbourside development – wapping wharf. *This article may contain affiliate links, click here for more information. Battered Halloumi at Salt & Malt With almost everything being slathered in batter and deep fried these days, battered halloumi is on the better end of these battered experiments. It…

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How to Find Bath’s Umbrella Street

How to Find Bath’s Umbrella Street

First popularised by Portugal’s Ágitagueda Urban Art and Music Festival, the Umbrella Sky Project has been a worldwide phenomenon with hundreds of umbrellas being suspended in all corners of the globe. *This article may contain affiliate links, click here for more information. Back for it’s second year, Bath once again hosts the installation with a thousand umbrellas gracing St Lawrence Street mirrored by artificial lawns and flowering telephone boxes. Visitors departing Bath Spa Train Station need only walk a few…

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