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8 Courtyards To Cool Down In This Summer

There’s little more magical than a courtyard, a private space hidden deep within a building only accessible to an exclusive few. Think Oxbridge Colleges, Roman villas, Royal Palaces; that kind of thing. Plus, thankfully, lots of our favourite hotels and restaurants. And in the summer months...

Things to do Outdoors

5 London Garden Centre Restaurants That’re Unbe-leaf-able

If you’re lucky Londoner with a garden, we envy you! Oh, how we long to one day own a country house with acres upon acres of greenery. But, until then, we’ll spend our time longingly wandering the cities garden centres and devouring the foodie options they’re serving up instead.

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Culture

Historic Houses In London You Never Knew Existed

When you’re a city dweller living in the midst of the high-rises and city landscape, it’s easy to forget that London’s reeking with centuries of history. While we’re all aware of the usual tourist traps like Big Ben and the Tower of London, we miss out on the secret houses scattered all over the city. We’ve handpicked our favourite hideouts, that are guaranteed to make your followers gasp in awe, with every post. Fenton House Named one of London’s hidden treasures, Fenton House is awaiting your discovery. Guarded behind its walled gardens, this national trust house dates back to the […]

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Pick Your Own… In London (Almost)

Nothing quite beats a hand-picked strawberry straight from the garden. But living in the city doesn’t quite bode well for lovers of nature and fresh produce. Fear not – we’ve picked out our favourite spots to pick your own fruit, veggies and flowers near London. View this post on Instagram In my natural habitat 🌱 🍓🌽🍅 A post shared by Charlie (@charliedugg) on Sep 30, 2018 at 8:25am PDT Parkside Farm There’s nothing better than biting into a sweet strawberry oozing with juice with every bite. And there’s nothing better than picking it yourself. Just a stones throw away from […]

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Sail The Ocean Blue Aboard Your Floating Barbecue

From Sir Francis Drake seeing off the Spanish Armada to Nelson defeating the French at Trafalgar, we’re a seafaring nation. Whether it’s the Cutty Sark or the Hull to Rotterdam car ferry, we just belong on the open waters. We also like burnt sausages, grilled halloumi and third degree burns. Now there’s a service that combines all of this. HotTug, the company whose name sounds suspiciously like it was conceived during an intimate moment, are the guys who us the hot tub boat. Many a weekend have been enjoyed sailing up and down Regent’s Canal skippering a floating hot tub, surrounded […]

Travel

Eco-Tourism Just Got Turtle-y Awesome Down In Florida

Florida can get a bad rep, a place where overweight boozed-up Brits pour off 747s ready to hit the motel pool and maybe a barmaid or two before getting arrested by a Disneyland policeman dressed as Goofy. That’s not the real Florida. Leaving the chaos of Orlando behind and heading south, down the coast, you hit the serenity of the Florida Keys, a world so different it’s practically another country. In fact almost was another country, the Keys actually tried to officially secede from the rest of America and in 1982 they declared independence, albeit for just one minute, but the point […]

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Travel

RV There Yet? 5 Reasons To Go Glamping

After four years of living in Brighton, I finally caved in to join the long ol’ commute back and forth each day to the big smoke. Fast-forward to now, when the opportunity arose to spend the weekend glamping and being a tourist in the city where my heart lies, Brighton, I jumped – quite literally – at it. Not only did it allow me to go into full on tourist mode but it meant leaving a little earlier to miss the rush hour commuters.  What actually is glamping?  Glamping has hugely been on the rise over the last few years, with more and […]

Culture

Japan-Easy Peasy, The New Makeover At The Serpentine

Believe it *ore* not, it’s only a month until the Japanese architect, Junya Ishigami takes over the Serpentine Gallery for their 19th annual Serpentine Pavilion. Each year, one of the world’s greatest architects is given a global platform to showcase an experimental project – and this years will rock your socks, quite literally. Known globally for his exceptional architecture, Ishigami has designed everything from indoor cloud gardens to glass greenhouses with more than 300 columns, all differing in size. Lets face it, every house, building, even shed has a roof. It’s the most common and important architectural feature. Ishigami draws […]

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Dodge The Tourists: 6 Hidden Hideouts In London

Being in London has both its perks and sadly, sometimes downfalls. The perks come with the fact that there are never-ending opportunities and places to explore scattered across all parts of the city. The downside? These places can be crammed full with tourist after tourist which is why we’ve...

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