London

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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Euston to King’s Cross – A Station Pub Crawl

June 6, 2014
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You might not think that railways and beer go together. But in the case of Euston, St Pancras, and King’s Cross, great pubs seem to have gravitated to the stations’ neighbourhoods. Kick off at King’s Cross, where the Parcel Yard occupies listed railway buildings in the new concourse of the station. There’s a wonderful glazed courtyard, […]

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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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Visiting London Alone? Spoil Yourself!

November 13, 2013
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It can be daunting to visit new places on your own — even for seasoned travellers, and especially when it’s a vast city like London. I’ve been in the Big Smoke three times in the last week, visiting different people on each occasion. But I still love exploring London alone. You can’t get lost here […]

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Eight Things to Do in London in the Autumn

October 17, 2013
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London in the autumn can be grim; grey sky, grey puddles, rain that never stops. But when the sun comes out, the rain-spattered streets are paved with gold, just as Dick Whittington saw them, and the trees are aflame with russet and orange. I actually love autumn – it’s my favourite season here in the […]

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Early evening fun in Soho, London

March 19, 2013
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I love going out in London, and I love Soho. What I don’t like are the queues, the dress codes, the members-only access and the crowds of people trying to squish into the latest hotspot. The solution? Hit the town early! For a friend’s 30th birthday, we headed out to Vinoteca’s Soho branch for a […]

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Afternoon tea at Claridge’s

November 28, 2012
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Well, get me. I took afternoon tea with the girls last week at the rather fabulous Claridge’s Hotel. Ah, the life of a writer can be good sometimes. I strode in past the paparazzi (had someone tipped them off that I’d be in the area?) and sauntered to the ladies room. I say sauntered: you […]

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