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July 05

Common Causes of Car Accidents and How to Avoid Them

Even though cars are getting safer and safer every day – largely thanks to the influx of technology which has helped to make them ‘smarter’ – hundreds of people still get into car accidents every single day. And while there are a myriad of reasons why this can happen, there are a few common causes […]

July 03

Make Your New Eco-Car A Smoother Ride 100%

We all know that eco-friendly cars are a lot better for the environment, but how are they compared to gas-guzzling cars when it comes to driveability and all the other factors we look for when we need to buy a new car. You know the types of things, such as safety, power, and handling. Well, […]

June 28

The High Rises You’d Be Mad Not To Move Into

We’re in an age where apartment living is becoming the norm. Blame rocketing house prices or the fact we love a Pinterest aesthetic. Whatever the reason, the millennial generation can’t get enough of the elevated lifestyle. As well as being cheaper to buy (in most cases), apartments bring a host of benefits. They’re easier to […]

June 28

Making Your Car an Asset to Be Proud Of

Cars are expensive investments. No matter how you go about the matter, you’re going to have to fork out for lessons, a vehicle, insurance, tax, fuel, and maintenance. But there are ways that you can cut costs to make the venture an affordable one. The key to purchasing a car that you can be proud […]

June 14

Do you want to watch the World Cup in a private booth or maybe treat your dad to a Red Letter Day Experience?

1. Treat your Father to a Red Letter Day Experience 2. Watch the World Cup in a Private Booth at Voltaire Bar, Blackfriars, London 3. Stay at Marbella Corfu and join their running club for a run on some unique running tracks with beautiful scenic views. 4. Have a ‘Smashing’ Wimbledon Afternoon Tea at The Arch London.You […]

June 04

Celebrate World Gin Day by going on a Gin Journey with Mr Fogg’s

This year, in celebration of World Gin Day, Victorian bar collection, Mr Fogg’s are joining forces with Bombay Sapphire, inviting guests on a gin journey around London, to celebrate the spirit of the summer. On Thursday 7th June, guests are invited to take part in a gin tasting tipple adventure on Bombay Sapphire Tuk Tuks, […]

May 16

5 things to do on a Lazy day by blogger Katie Lauren

Thank you to Katie Lauren for these 5 Chuck on some comfy clothes: pjs, onesie, fluffy socks, dressing gown or wrap yourself in a blanket or your duvet. Allow max comfort! Watch the hell out of Netflix: binge-watch a series, repeatedly play Love Actually or watch all the films your friends have been telling you […]

May 08

Four final places to celebrate The Royal Wedding

One British Feasting at Blueprint Café. Royal Wedding celebrations are quintessentially British occasions, and Blueprint Café has a menu packed full of British produce and nostalgic dishes, perfect for honouring the big day. Chef Patron Mini Patel has made his mark at Blueprint Café with his contemporary twist on British plates, from Treacle Tart with clotted Devon cream to Blueprint Café […]

May 08

5 more places to watch the Royal Wedding on 19th May 2018

One Sip your G&Tea the posh way at Fayre Share. Nothing embodies quintessential Englishness like sipping a gin and tonic from a beautifully elegant tea set, and that is exactly how this British favourite is served at new family-style restaurantFayre Share, in Victoria Park Village. The G&Tea is a gin and tonic made with East London […]

May 08

5 places to watch the Royal Wedding on 19th May 2018

One The Stafford London. The Stafford London in St James’s will be screening the wedding in The American Bar, The Lounge, and The Game Bird restaurant. Furthermore, they will be offering special dishes and cocktails on the day, including Grilled Dover sole with Dubonnet sauce and Boîtes des fraises Reine Elizabeth. The five-star hotel’s classic afternoon tea will also be […]

March 31

Enjoy afternoon tea at The Ivy Cobham Brasserie

With something for everyone, The Ivy Cobham Brasserie offers an all-day menu that ranges from breakfast through to lunch and dinner including light snacks, sandwiches and afternoon tea. We have a dedicated weekend brunch menu with some delicious alternatives to our mid-week à la carte and a drinks menu featuring much loved cocktails, including some […]

March 28

Talk: Funzing’s new Prison Talks series kicks of with Alcatraz: Becoming a Serial Killer, on 2 April

Book Here Join us for a truly unique evening, into the immersive world of ALCOTRAZ – the Prison themed BYO cocktail bar – for a fascinating insight into the mind of some of the USA’s most infamous Killers. Smuggle in your own liquor, and have it made into your favourite drink by the ‘serving’ in-mates of […]

March 28

Tour London in a Yonda talking car – 1000 free tour giveaway

Yonda is London’s fun, new sightseeing car that talks. And to celebrate the return of British Summer Time, it is giving away 1,000 free tours* between Monday 2nd April and Thursday 31stMay, worth up to £120 each. With Yonda, you drive, while the car talks – it’s your very own virtual guide. Offering so much […]

March 28

Make Hot Cross Buns as you will find them at Macdonald Compleat Angler in Marlow

Macdonald Compleat Angler shares recipe for delicious hot cross buns Nothing signals Easter quite like the smell of freshly baked hot cross buns, and ahead of the holiday weekend, Macdonald Compleat Angler Hotel in the Buckinghamshire town of Marlow, is sharing its recipe for the classic golden treat. Crafted by new head chef Kevin John […]

March 28

Get ready for the new single by Sam Smith – “Pray feat. Logic” – available to stream on 29th March

Today, Sam Smith announces his latest single “Pray feat. Logic“, available to stream and buy from 3pm BST on 29th March worldwide. Smith’s sophomore album “The Thrill of It All” is out now. The new single sees legendary producer Timbaland work with Sam Smith for the first time alongside longtime friend and collaborator Jimmy Napes. […]

March 22

Visit York’s top thirty #OnlyinYork’ experiences for 2018

Marvel at the largest expanse of stained glass in the UK.  York Minster’s Great East Window has been revealed in all its glory. #onlyinyork See the streets of York transformed into a moving stage during these ancient York Mystery Plays on Wagons. #onlyinyork Join the Great York Ghost Search in the most haunted city in […]

February 15

Interview with rising star comedienne Lauren Pattison

Thank you so much to Lauren Pattison for this detailed interview. Lauren has just finished a sell-out run at The Soho Theatre, London with her Lady Muck show. Lauren Pattison Can you remember the first time you made someone laugh? I can’t even remember what I had for breakfast yesterday. I imagine it was when I […]

February 02

5 things to do in the Cotswolds this Weekend

The weekend is fast approaching and for those still deciding how to spend their Friday through to Sunday, we pick 5 of the best ways to spend your weekend in the Cotswolds 1. Armonico Consort performance of Biber’s 53-part Salzburg Mass, Malvern Theatres Hear Biber’s 53-part Salzburg Mass in concert at Malvern Theatres on Saturday February […]

January 31

5 Things to Do in Muswell Hill

Forget Shoreditch or Camden – Muswell Hill Has It All Muswell Hill is often compared with its more famous neighbours. But at last, the community is gaining a reputation in its own right. Ask anyone in the know, and they will tell you that Muswell Hill is one of the smartest places to look for […]

January 30

Interview with nine year old Britain’s Got Talent magician Issy Simpson

Issy Simpson was runner-up in Series 11 of Britain’s Got Talent and will be headlining the Blackpool Magician’s Convention on Friday, February 16th What was your first trick? When. I was just 6 years old. My grandfather taught me a trick using a rubber band How long does it take for you to perfect a trick? It […]

January 25

On the trail of British women who changed the world

In March, London’s Southbank Centre hosts its annual Women of the World festival, celebrating the achievements of women around the world. But it’s not the only place with the WOW factor. Here are nine destinations showcasing the highlights and heritage of influential British women. 1. J.K. Rowling Visitors to Edinburgh can experience Potter magic through some […]

January 25

Have you had coffee in one of these places? Britain’s best coffee houses – the new British brew

Brits may be stereotyped as avid tea drinkers, but it hasn’t stopped a growing coffee culture brewing across the nation. With award-winning roasters and World Barista Champions, an emphasis on ethically sourced, independently roasted and perfectly brewed flavours, plus “third wave” coffee tastes from Aeropress to cold-drip methods, it’s clear there’s more to Britain’s caffeine […]

January 25

The story of a royal romance

Love is very much in the air in Britain, with Valentine’s Day almost upon us and the upcoming nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. A few chapters ahead in their own love story, next week also marks the royal visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Sweden and Norway. We mark their […]

January 07

Watch Bonita Delaney’s Debut Single – Thinking of you

Bonita Delaney  DEBUT SINGLE Available now as a digital download Via iTunes / Amazon Director of Photography: David Tyrrell Song Written by: Bonita Delaney and David Tyrrell Song Produced by: David Tyrrell and Tony Kiley Bonita has enjoyed performing to enormous crowds worldwide. Headlining at theatres, concert arenas and festivals throughout Europe, the Far East […]

January 07

Dine at TV chef and food writer Gizzi Erskine first restaurant within the new Mare Street Market in March

December 11

Best Restaurants In King’s Cross – Where To Head For A Fantastic Meal In N1C

How times have changed in the King’s Cross area of North London. Venture outside of the famous station and treat yourself to some delicious international cuisine. Regeneration in Kings Cross has been rife since the millennium when development work began to get St Pancras station ready to be the terminus for high-speed international trains. As […]

November 30

Joanna Lumley announces first ever live tour – IT’S ALL ABOUT ME

The legendary Joanna Lumley will embark on her first-ever live tour, IT’S ALL ABOUT ME, in autumn 2018.  Joanna will take to the road for the 30 date tour on 6 October at Belfast’s Waterfront Hall and then perform at major theatres in Ireland and across the UK, before finishing in Aylesbury on 10 November. […]

November 30

5 Fun Facts About Deezer, The Personalised Music Streaming Service

Deezer is the world’s most diverse, dynamic and personal music streaming service, that serves up music and original audio and podcast content to over 12 million users worldwide. You can sign up today here www.deezer.com. 1) Choice of 43+ million songs: Deezer’s music library is one of the most diverse available, and focuses as much […]

November 16

Sue Walsh founder of www.boldwomen.co.uk shares her 5 things to do today

Wake up and be thankful you are alive -you’re only here once, stop bitching about stuff that doesn’t really matter, nobody really cares. Remember the good things/people around you; that might be your friends, family or Your work colleague who gave you a doughnut, or a smile from a stranger. It might even be the […]

October 24

Sunset Boulevard at The Palace Theatre, Manchester and four other things to do today

Start the 30 days de-clutter challenge. Day 1 throw one thing away (or donate/sell). Day 2 – this time get rid of two things. Day 3 – 3 things. I think you have got it. You could even vary it by trying the Fibonacci fling (0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13). Try the […]

June 30

Book to stay at the 5 star Aguas de Ibiza Lifestyle & Spa

LUXURY FIVE STAR HOTEL SETTING NEW STANDARDS ON THE WHITE ISLE Located in the Santa Eulalia Bay Marina, boasting breath-taking views of crystal clear waters and colourful streets lined with boutiques and hippy markets, Aguas de Ibiza Lifestyle & Spa is an idyllic five-star resort for those who want to have fun, relax and escape […]

June 27

Book a city break with James Villa Holidays

With James Villa Holidays it’s possible to enjoy the best of both worlds….a spacious private villa in a peaceful, picturesque location with the culture and buzz of city life just a short distance away. With 30 years of proven experience providing villas to holidaymakers, James Villa Holidays boasts more than 2,800 villas in popular European […]

June 16

Be your own captain with GoBoat London – London’s first self drive boat trips launch in Paddington

For the first time ever, Londoners and tourists alike can charter their own electric boat – without the need for a captain or tour guide. Moored at Paddington Basin, GoBoat London is bringing a truly independent waterway experience to anyone looking for a fun, new experience. The concept has been hugely successful in Copenhagen and […]

June 13

Morning Gloryville Celebrates Sky High Solstice @The Shard

For the first time ever, London’s tallest building, The View from The Shard, will be opening its doors doors at dawn to welcome the summer solstice at the UK’s most exclusive event, taking place on Wednesday 21st June. Hosted in conjunction with Morning Gloryville, the immersive morning dance movement, the event will open at 4.15am, […]

May 11

Travel without the drama with Lintenair; Eleanor Tomlinson – IS IT A PLANE? IS IT A TRAIN? WELL, ACTUALLY…

You may have noticed a bit of buzz about a new brand called Lintenair over the past few days. Billed as the future of travel, Lintenair offers everything you would want from travel, and more. Let us tell you a little bit more about it; City centre terminals, queue free boarding, no baggage weight restrictions […]

March 15

FIVE DELICIOUS THINGS TO FEAST ON AT BORD BIA’S TRAFALGAR SQUARE IRISH STREET FOOD MARKET (Sunday 19th March, 12-6pm)

ONE IRISH STEW AND WRAPS COOKED ON LIVE FIRE John Relihan, one of Jamie Oliver’s original ‘Fifteen’ chefs, will be cooking on ‘live fire’ to tempt the crowds with slow-cooked Irish beef stew and smoked Irish pulled pork wraps, served with BBQ sauce and slaw. Slow cooked Irish brisket will also available, courtesy of Salt […]

November 27

Car Share co-writer Paul Coleman talks about his life and comedy with us

We interview comedy writer Paul Coleman about Car Share and the life of a writer. What was the first piece of comedy that you ever wrote? The first piece of comedy I wrote has never seen the light of day! My first paid gig was working as Script Editor on Max and Paddy’s Road to […]

April 16

5 things to do at the Fairmont St Andrews

The Fairmont St Andrews is situated a short ride away from the coastal town of St Andrews. The hotel does provide a shuttle bus however so it’s very straightforward to travel into the town. ‘5 things’ had the privilege of recently staying at this first rate hotel. One Walk into the hotel and be impressed […]

March 13

Have a look at On My Mind Daily

onmyminddaily.com is the fastest WRITE to POST blog online. I use it to write about psychics that I have seen; aliens that I have encountered, nteresting out of body experiences and subjects such as cryptozoology and parapsychology.   I am a spiritual person and some people do not understand me. I use onmyminddaily.com as a […]

February 23

Here we interview Eva Holland, author of the novel ‘The Daughters Secret’

Eva Holland has just had her debut novel ‘The Daughters Secret‘ published by Orion books. How much research did you do before writing The Daughters Secret?  I didn’t do any research before I started to write. I started with the character, Rosalind, and the situation she found herself in when she discovered that the man […]

February 18

Scrappers Terry and Lyndsay Walker let us in on a few business tips and a few other things

Award winning Scrappers is back for a second series on BBC2 1st March 10.00 PM Metro Salvage Terry and Lyndsay Walker share a few thing with us. How often are you recognised since the first series of Scrappers? Quite a lot How long are the film crew with you? 12hrs a day What is the […]

January 31

Welsh novelist Holly Muller shares a few things about life as a writer with ‘5 things to do today’

What advice would you give to a school pupil who wants to be a writer? Read and read and read and think about what it is you enjoy in novels or short stories or poems. Let them excite you and then ride that wave of excitement into your own experiments with writing. It’s OK to […]

January 28

We interview TV personality and blogger Olivia Cox

We are very grateful to Olivia Cox for sharing a few things with us. Olivia has just been named the new face of Herbalife Skin. What is the best piece of advice that you would give to a school pupil that wants to be in showbiz? I think it’s really important to be following a […]

January 09

Interview with American actress and Arrow star Katie Cassidy

American actress and Arrow star Katie Cassidy shares a few things with us What do you consider to be the highlights in your career so far out of everything you have done? I’m so grateful for every opportunity, but I have to say Arrow has been quite the journey. We have a fantastic cast and […]

December 21

Bitters and Sole Goujons at The Dorchester Hotel, Charge your phone with a ‘pebble’ and a few competitions for you to enter for New Year’s Eve

Have Old Tom’s Gin and Tonic at The Dorchester bar and help yourself to one of five bitters resting in bottles on the bar. Old Tom’s gin is made especially for The Dorchester Hotel. Never be without phone charge again by taking a ‘pebble with you’. This small charging device is no bigger than a […]

December 20

Interview with Nicky Johnston | Celebrity/Fashion Photographer and Judge on Britain’s Next Top Model

Celebrity and Fashion photographer Nicky Johnston shares a few things with us. Nicky will be a judge on Britain’s Next Top Model in 2016 How much preparation do you have to do before a celebrity shoot? Depends on how far in advance the job comes in. Prep would be talking to the Pic Editor of […]

December 19

Mindfulness fun, eat Momo’s, celebrate NYE on The Thames and two other things to do today 

Eat at Heston Blumenthal’s Perfectionist Cafe whilst waiting for your flight this Christmas. Have quality food at Heathrows Terminal 2. See the London Eye fireworks this New Year’s Eve with London RIB Voyages. Zoom down the Thames and avoid the crowds. Read a humorous take on Mindfulness by reading The Ladybird book of mindfulness. Mindfulness […]

December 18

Real Ale in Manchester, Film and Fizz in London and three other things to do today

Enjoy a pint of real ale at The Piccadilly Tap about a minutes walk from Manchester’s Piccadilly station. They serve a massive range of ales if that’s your thing. Turn right out of the station down the hill. The tap is on your right. If you find yourself in Surrey then you will be hard […]

December 17

Try out the newly opened Ivy Kensington Brasserie

Open Now The Ivy Kensington Brasserie, set in the space previously occupied by Pavilion’s Restaurant and Bar, is almost opposite High Street Kensington tube station and offers accessible, sophisticated all-day dining for local residents, businesses, shoppers and visitors. The brasserie-style menu features breakfast, elevenses, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. There will be something for […]

December 08

Interview with World Renowned Classical Pianist Lucy Parham

We are very grateful Classical Pianist Lucy Parham for this interview with ‘5 things’ What advice would you give to a pupil that wants to do the same as you? Work, work, work! Dedication and focus is just as important as talent. How important is it for you to stay fit? What 5 things do […]

December 03

We interview Made in Chelsea’s Emma Walsh

Thank you to Emma Walsh for being interviewed for 5thingstodotoday What advice would you give to a school pupil that wants to be famous and on the television? Really think about your end goal and why you want to do it. Get some good experience and credits behind you then find yourself an amazing manager/agent. […]

December 03

Eat at The Giggling Squid, Esher | Thai Restaurant – Thai Tapas

The Giggling Squid Thai restaurant chain has made its mark on the busy and bustling Esher High Street. Its rustic charm décor creates a warm and welcoming ambience without feeling hemmed in. The staff are just as welcoming, they are polite friendly and attentive, but in a subtle none imperious manner. You immediately feel relaxed […]

December 02

Read our interview with comedian, Justin Moorhouse – currently on his ‘Destiny Calling Tour’

Thank you to comedian Justin Moorhouse for this Q and A. Justin is currently performing his Destiny Calling Tour. Out of everything you have done in your comedy career so far what have been the highlights? There have been loads, appearing in two great plays at the Royal Exchange in Manchester, working with Ken Loach and Eric […]

November 30

Read our interview with Maggie Mitchell, author of the novel Pretty Is

What things go through your mind when you are deciding on a plot for a new novel? As a first-time novelist, I’m not yet sure how to answer this question! For my first novel, I circled and circled around and idea that had obsessed me for a long time, and finally I pounced. That seems […]

November 24

TV presenter and relationships expert Tracey Cox shares ‘5 things to do today’

We are very grateful to Tracey Cox for sharing her ‘5 things’ with us. Instigate sex Nothing makes you feel more powerful than being the one who desires. It also lets your partner know you enjoy it as much as they do. Try something new every single time you have sex from now on It’s […]

November 17

Please vote for 5thingstodotoday in the category of Blogger of the Year in the Dot London Small Business Awards

5 Things to do Today has been selected as one of the 6 shortlisted finalists for the Dot London Small Business Awards in the category, Blogger of the Year. Now it is time to vote for us! We would be very grateful if you could cast your vote by clicking here and following the instructions. […]

November 11

5 things to do today at La Rive restaurant, Cobham, Surrey

Fine modern French Mediterranean dining in the heart of Cobham. Dine well in one of the most romantic dining rooms in Surrey. La Rive is just what Cobham has been waiting for. One Enjoy your meal in one of the most select and romantic rooms in Surrey. The dining room at La Rive is beautiful […]

November 11

Follow @AbsolutUK to have chance of winning tickets to Absolut’s Vodka hyper sensory event to explore the future of nightlife

ABSOLUT EXPLORES THE FUTURE OF NIGHTLIFE WITH #ELECTRIKLONDON On 19 November 2015 Absolut hosts #ElectrikLondon, a hyper sensory, mixed reality exploration into the future of nightlife, curated alongside design studio Marshmallow Laser Feast and independent record label R&S Records. Absolut will take guests on a 360° journey where physical space is transformed using virtual reality […]

November 01

Get involved with Sausage week in London

Sausage week (2nd – 8th November) is fast approaching and what a brilliant excuse to tuck into some of London’s weirdest and most wonderful sausages! This sausage week round-up has got you covered whether you’re after getting your sausage fix at breakfast, lunch or dinner (or anything in between)! Whether you fancy a traditionally English […]

October 30

5 Things To Do Today at The Royal Horseguards Hotel, 2 Whitehall Court, London 

5 star luxury on the banks of the River Thames.  This week we had the privilege of staying at The Royal Horseguards Hotel in Whitehall.  Explore your bedroom and find some surprises. We were staying in an executive double room on the fifth floor of the hotel. The room overlooked the The River Thames with […]

October 28

5 things you can do every day to build customer loyalty by Michael Heppell

International speaker and best selling business author Michael Heppell shares his 5 things to do today to build customer loyalty. Use names – there is no sweeter sound than to have someone use your name during a conversation. The person who says you can over-use someone’s name is usually the one who is useless at […]

October 22

Try dishes with white truffle at a San Carlo Restaurant – it’s truffle week!

This morning Aldo Zilli, Executive Consultant Chef for the San Carlo Restaurant Group received the most expensive delivery of white truffles in the UK as the restaurant group invested £60k on the indulgent ingredient for Truffle Week. Truffle experts, Truffle Paradise who supply the country’s leading chefs and restaurants confirmed it was their biggest delivery […]

October 20

Five Reasons to Visit the USA for the 2016 Ryder Cup

One The Ryder Cup is the most spirited golf event in the world. Fans of the European Union and the United States come out in droves and war paint to cheer on their respective squads in the games most heated and viscerally emotional competition. Anything can happen at the Ryder Cup—and it usually does with […]

October 18

Watch the ‘story of stuff’ and put a stop to that next purchase – its Christmas after all!

How much stuff do you have? Do you need it all? This fascinating and thought provoking video make you think about the stuff we have and if we need it all. It is quite old now (made in 2007) and we have just found it. Hope you enjoy it if you have not seen it […]

September 30

Five Things To Know About Hannah Elizabeth

Hannah Elizabeth just released her new single “No Good.” If you haven’t heard it yet, then you must be hiding under a rock, – our suggestion is to get out and live a little. If you need some motivation to get your up and living, check out Hannah’s “No Good” and our list of Five […]

September 23

5 things to do today to get that new job with Interview Fit

Are you job hunting? Do you need some help? Have a professional CV service write a high impact CV for you Our CV writing service will put you in the strongest possible position for interview selection Invest in professional interview preparation Our interview skills coaching and preparation will help you succeed at your interview Work […]

September 18

Five Things You must know about Shae Brock

The music industry is a versatile, ever growing and exciting world. To keep you up to date on the best of the music world, check out this post about the beautiful Shae Brock. 1. Just Released Her First Single “If I Ever” Don’t be the one that lives in the cave. Know who and what […]

August 26

Blogger Interview: Lucy Ralph – Founder of Madame Lucia Blog

Thank you to Lucy Ralph for being interviewed for our site. Please have a look at Madame Lucia Blog and make sure that you comment. What is your blog about? My blog is a fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog, documenting different periods of my life and my hobbies. What inspired you to start your blog? […]

August 23

Blogger Interview by Christine R, Founder of the fashion blog ‘Wreckless’

We are very grateful to Christine for being interviewed for our site. Christine is the founder of the excellent fashion and lifestyle blog ‘Wreckless’. Why don’t you have a look at ‘Wreckless‘ now! Please tell us what your blog about? WRECKLESS is a fashion & lifestyle blog. You can find some styling tips, ootd, lookbooks that I […]

May 21

Be inspired by new London based luxury fashion brand Gem&i

New luxury leisurewear fashion brand just launched in London In May 2014, over a weekly catch up and a skinny cappuccino, Gem&i was born. Two best friends, bursting with ideas, decided to take the plunge; finally leave their day jobs to pursue their ultimate dream of creating a brand together. Gemma Henry and Lauren Barnett, […]

May 15

TASTE IT WHILE YOU CAN BUDWEISER BUDVAR FRESH HOP IMPERIAL LAGER

FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY Budweiser Budvar, known for their considered selection of exquisite ingredients, used for generations are proud to unveil yet another string to the Brewery’s bow. Landing on UK shores this month enjoy the taste of a very special brew Budweiser Budvar Fresh Hop Imperial Lager. In a select number of venues […]

May 14

Experience the World’s First Underwater Nightclub Re-emerges as a Subaquatic Playground

Following rave reviews of its world-first underwater nightclub, Subsix, PER AQUUM has evolved the pioneering venue into an underwater playground, a creative space which can be transformed into whatever guests imagine it to be – from private Champagne breakfasts to lunchtime celebrations to midnight proposals. Located at World’s First Underwater Nightclub Re-emerges as a Subaquatic […]

May 14

Get 50p off a Cuckoo Bircher muesli pot from Waitrose

The Cuckoo 190g pots are on offer in Waitrose until 30th June. Customers can download a voucher via the Cuckoo website to receive 50p off a 190g single-serve pot (RRP £1.99) in Waitrose. Apple & Cinnamon Spice, with plump and juicy flame raisins Elderflower & Cranberry, with a blueberry and blackcurrant compote Choco Sour Cherry, […]

May 11

Raise a glass and Celebrate London Wine Week at Andaz Liverpool Street

Andaz Liverpool Street is delighted to announce it is taking part in this year’s London Wine Week. With this year’s festival hub just around the corner at Devonshire Square, there really is no better place to be this London Wine Week than this luxury lifestyle hotel. As part of the festival, three of Andaz’s food […]

May 09

5 things to do today in the East End of London – Part 3

1. Visit Forman’s Fish Island A riverside Restaurant and Bar specialising in Forman’s world famous smoked salmon and seasonal British foods. The restaurant boasts the “best view” of the Olympic Stadium (The Times) and also a viewing gallery into the smokery. Stour Road, Fish Island, London, E3 2NT (Hackney Wick London Overground) www.formansfishisland.com 2. Shopping […]

May 08

5 things to do today in the East End of London – Part 2

1. Visit the V&A Museum of Childhood The V&A Museum of Childhood houses the UK’s national collection of childhood objects, ranging in date from the 1600s to the present day. As well as toys, dolls and games, the museum has a wealth of objects relating to aspects of childhood including home, childcare, play, learning and […]

May 08

5 things to do today in the East End of London – Part 1

1. Breakfast at St John Bread and Wine Bread & Wine opened in 2003 as a new home for our bakery and a more informal manner of dining than the first St. John Restaurant in Smithfield. Breakfast and lunch are served seven days a week and supper from Monday to Saturday. The menu, celebrating indigenous, […]

May 08

Enjoy afternoon tea at Gusto Manchester for £25 including a glass of Prosecco

Gusto Manchester are now offering an uncomplicated, yet indulgent, afternoon tea each Saturday and Sunday from 12pm – 5pm.  Priced at £20 or £25 including a glass of Prosecco, guests will receive their own three-tiered stand, laden with freshly prepared Italian style open sandwiches, houmous, olives and flat breads, freshly made cakes and scones with jam […]

May 08

Learn about Cork in the Algarve with Conrad

Conrad Algarve Introduces a Brand New ‘Cork Route Experience’ Enjoy a brand new local experience in Southern Portugal with the Conrad Algarve ‘Cork Route Experience’. One of the most unusual local activities in the Algarve, guests now have the opportunity to understand the history and production of cork, developed in beautiful Portuguese surroundings. Following on […]

May 07

Eat at the Raj of India in West Molesey, not far from Hampton Court

This Indian restaurant is a little strange in two ways. 1. It doesn’t serve alcohol but you can bring your own without any corkage fee. Fortunately there is a Londis next door which will serve your needs just fine. In fact because of this you  have a much better choice than many other Indian restaurants. […]

May 07

Save Over £900 On A Stunning Umbrian Villa Holiday

The enchanting Italian hideaway, Chiesa Del Carmine is delighted to offer guests the perfect base to soak up some early summer sunshine at a sensational price. Guests can enjoy a generous 20% discount on all villa stays between 30th May to 20th June 2015. The beautiful villa, which sleeps up to 14, is offering a […]

May 07

5 Party Political broadcast to watch today

May 06

Step aboard and set sail with Floridita’s nautical summer pop up, Puerto Floridita.

FLORIDITA LONDON LAUNCHES PUERTO FLORIDITA Fun in the sun with Soho maritime-chic Iconic late-night Soho venue Floridita  invites guests to step aboard and set sail with their new nautical summer pop up, Puerto Floridita. Enjoy the excitement of ocean travel on Floridita’s deck where travellers can sit back, relax and enjoy cooling cocktails or dance […]

May 06

5 HISTORICAL THINGS TO DO IN LONDON TODAY – PART 2

1. Watch a classical concert at Banqueting House Banqueting House was designed by Inigo Jones as the perfect place for one of King Charles I’s theatrical parties in 17th-century London. These days, Banqueting House is still used for functions and private parties but it’s open to the public as well. You’ll love the painted ceiling […]

May 05

5 Historical things to do in London today – Part 1

Visit Buckingham Palace The Queen’s official London residence has a whopping 775 rooms. The 19 lavishly decorated State Rooms are open to visitors during the summer. The rooms form the heart of the working palace. They’re furnished with some of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection including paintings by Rembrandt, sculpture by Canova and […]

May 04

Blogger Interview: James Petrila – Author of the blog SincerelyJames

We are very grateful to James Petrila for featuring his new travel blog on on ‘5thingstodotoday’, Please have a look at James’s blog here. What is your blog about? My blog is basically my travel-journal to write about places I go or live and add observations or certain things that really stuck out to me. What […]

April 30

Donate to WaterAid Nepal Earthquake appeal

The international development agency WaterAid today launches an appeal to raise funds to help restore vital water and sanitation services destroyed by a devastating earthquake in Nepal.   WaterAid has been working in Nepal since 1987 and much of our work is in Gorkha, the epicentre of the disaster. The district has been devastated and […]

April 29

Sign up for the Thames Bridges Bike Ride and raise money for The Stroke Association

Thames Bridges Bike Ride will take place on Sunday 10 May 2015 with three routes, the 50 mile extended, 34 mile classic (previously called standard) and 8 mile family route. The extended and classic routes will begin in Southwark Park.  The family route will now start and end in Hurst Park (near Hampton Court). You can sign […]

Red Sky Simon Tarrant April 18

Raise money for and support the work of WaterAid

Artist Simon Tarrant and “Queen of Harps” Catrin Finch Host Exhibition and Concert for WaterAid at London Canal Museum Artist Simon Tarrant will be exhibiting at the London Canal Museum from 5-31 May, with a Private View on Tuesday 5 May from 6-9pm. The London Canal Museum, a 150-year-old former ice warehouse and now heritage building, […]

February 04

5 Soups to try today at Soupe du Jour in London’s Soho

The team of Soupe du Jour is convinced that the good old soups our grandmas cooked for us are the perfect lunch option for everybody: proper, healthy and filling. The “modern twist” of our recipes comes from Jona, our Michelin-star trained chef. He only works with the best and freshest ingredients from local-based farms, we […]

February 02

Blogger Interview: Andrea Neeranjan

Blog Address: abroadandlocal.com What is your blog about? Abroad and local is a travel blog that consists of travel tips and stories about the places I have gone around the world and in my area of Northern New Jersey. What inspired you to start your blog? I think my last trip to India really inspired […]

January 29

Visit the Slow Food and Living Market at the Rosewood Hotel, London

Commencing Sunday 1st March 2015, Rosewood London will launch its weekly ‘Slow Food & Living Market’ in the serenity of the hotel’s grand inner courtyard. Newly appointed Executive Chef, Amandine Chaignot, will be at the helm of the Slow (Sustainable, Local, Organic and Wholesome) Food & Living Market, which will recreate the traditional marketplace shopping […]

January 23

5 things Helen Russell has learnt about living in Denmark – read The Year of Living Danishly

Yesterday I went to the book launch party of Helen Russell’s book – The Year of Living Danishly. Helen is a journalist and the former editor of MarieClaire.co.uk. This book has the catchy tagline of ‘Uncovering the Secrets of the World’s happiest country’. Here are five things that Helen has learnt in her two years […]

January 21

PUB to become Scandic Haymarket! – Scandic consolidates its position as Stockholm’s biggest hotel operator

Scandic and AxFast are creating one of Stockholm’s most exciting grand hotels in the historic PUB building and fortifying Stockholm’s position on the international hotel map. The new hotel will be a vibrant meeting place for both Stockholmers and visitors alike.   Scandic Haymarket The PUB building is one of Stockholm’s oldest department stores and […]

January 20

Watch these classic moments from Anne Kirkbride playing Deirdre from Coronation Street who sadly passed away yesterday

Deirdre Barlow’s First Appearance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gn19frazXFk Deirdre Barlow Pie In The Face! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwKEJ_VNtsc Coronation Street Ken Barlow Returns https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vVYaZECn3A Coronation Street – Ken attacks Deirdre 1983 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFvQn1k5BJ4 Deirdre Barlow gets sent to prison https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9k906VpgVcg Thank you to YouTube

January 19

5 things to do today featured on ‘Cotswold Tourism Tours’

We are very grateful to be featured on this tourism site. Great work! Here is a snippet! ‘Have you ever found yourself uninspired? Ever had a day when you’re bored and directionless? Do you want to experience something new, but you’re not sure where to start? Then you need to meet David! David runs a […]

January 19

LOVE IS IN THE AIR AT SHANGRI-LA

Take Valentine’s Day to a new height at Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London A chilled bottle of Deutz Rose NV Champagne is ready and waiting as guests enter their stylishly appointed room while they hear the gentle sounds of their favourite song as a couple.  Monogrammed pillowcases further add a personalised touch and offer […]

January 19

Get Insured on Long Haul Trips even with a pre-existing medical condition with Medical Travel Compared

LONG HAUL DESTINATIONS NOT OFF LIMITS FOR TRAVELERS WITH PRE-EXISITNG CONDITIONS In the biggest holiday-booking month of the year, MedicalTravelCompared.co.uk, providers of the stand-alone travel insurance comparison site for people with pre-existing conditions, is reminding travellers that long-haul destinations may not be off-limits. An estimated 12.5 million UK holiday-makers searched for summer deals in January last year [1] […]

January 17

Watch The Unquiet Film Series’ by The Times such as this one on Photojournalism.

These thought provoking films are produced by The Times and Sunday Times. You can watch them on this link. Here is the film on Photojournalism courtesy of YouTube. This is just one film of The Unquiet Film Series.   ‘

January 04

5 inspirational things to do today from Rafia Khan

We are very grateful to fashion blogger Rafia Khan for sharing her 5 inspirational things. Please have a look at Rafia’s Fashion diary for more inspiration. We all need a little inspiration once in a while. So here are the 5 Inspirational Things I Do Everyday: One I often Smile at Strangers, you never know […]

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