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Planning your Valentines getaways in the UK

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People take all kinds of different approaches on Valentine’s Day, and a lot of them focus on the wrong thing: getting the right gift. Shopping on Valentine’s Day is easy enough – either you pick up a gift you know your significant other wants, you buy some jewellery,

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Exploring London’s Outer Boroughs – Richmond and Kew

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Officially home to more than eight million residents, the British capital city has a unique vibrancy and ambience that can be matched by few world cities. London has often been described as a large network of ‘villages’ rather than a city in its own right, and away from the best-known areas of Central London this […]

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The Best of London’s Markets

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Wherever I travel, I love to visit local street markets – the spice markets of Istanbul, the silver souk of Muttrah, the foodie heaven of the Boqueria in Barcelona, the gourmet delights of the Rue Mouffetard, or the flea market at Place du Jeu de Balle in Brussels. But London has the most extensive range […]

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Why the UK is a Winter Holiday Wonderland

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If you thought that Britain was purely a summertime holiday destination, then it’s time to think again. There are few pleasures that can match settling in the glow of a proper log fire in a traditional British inn with a hearty ‘winter-warmer’ ale as snowflakes drift past the window…

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Discovering a secret side to London in Lower Marsh

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The pace of change in London is relentless. Half the City seems to have been replaced since I started working there – now Broadgate, sparkling new when I was a fresh-minted graduate, is coming down to spawn a new generation of office space. Restaurants open, last one year and then close as the next big […]

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