Halloween in Edinburgh: Touring the City’s Dark Side

October 30, 2014
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Edinburgh is celebrated for its macabre sights and stories – its cemeteries, its bodysnatchers, the buried Mary King’s Close. But even if you ignore the macabre, it’s a city that can be downright weird. For instance there’s the Heart of Midlothian, a little mosaic heart set in the pavement where the old Tolbooth – prison, […]

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Five Ways Tyneside is Great

October 17, 2014
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Tyneside is … great art. There’s the Baltic, a converted flour mill that presents continually changing exhibitions of contemporary art. The top floors give one of the best views of the Tyne and its bridges that you can possibly get, and exhibitions have included such diverse artists as Antony Gormley, Damien Hirst, Yoko Ono, and […]

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Doing the Lambeth (North) Walk!

August 15, 2014
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The South Bank has come up in the world. But once you’re past Waterloo, it’s not trendy any more. You end up in Lambeth North, in an area that hardly seems to know what it’s called and that shades imperceptibly into Kennington and Vauxhall. Not, you might think, an interesting place? Think again. There are some fascinating […]

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It’s Getting Hot… London’s Lustful Side

June 30, 2014
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Summer is finally here and with the more relaxed ambience this brings let’s celebrate a bit of London lust. Take a closer look at some of London’s statues and you may find they’re not as strait-laced as you might think. My first stop is going to be that buxom wench, the Venus of Broadgate – […]

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King’s Cross Begins to Buzz

February 25, 2014
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King’s Cross was a product of Victorian progress – not just a railway station, but a massive, interlinked landscape of goods yards, warehouses, energy storage, distribution facilities and waterways. Railway passengers found hotels ready for them at the station, and an underground railway waiting to carry them to other parts of the metropolis. If the […]

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Eating Out in Bruges

February 18, 2014
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Zeno We splashed out. And I’m still dreaming about our meal at Zeno. While there’s a lengthy tasting menu on offer at this should-have-a-Michelin-star restaurant, we played it cool and signed up for four courses. Except that we got talked into a cheese course, and there were six surprise appetisers that arrived before the meal […]

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7 Must-Visit Attractions in Miami

December 29, 2013
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Miami is one of those wonderful places just teeming with fantastic things to do and great attractions to visit. It’s a wonderful destination for people with many diverse interests. It’s also definitely one of the world’s most trendy and exciting cities. Whether you are visiting the city with the intention to relax on one of […]

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