Tag Archives: inspiration

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 10

Blackpool Livewire Festival with Mariah Carey, The Sanderson Hotel, Free events at K West Live, green steps at Kings Cross and Kasper’s Restaurant at The Savoy

Thursday 10th May 2018   Book your tickets for Blackpool’s Livewire Festival (Friday August 24th 2018). The headliner this year has just been announced as Mariah Carey. Tickets priced from £65 on sale Friday May 11th at 10am from: livewirefestival.co.uk Enjoy afternoon tea at The Sanderson Hotel London this Summer. This summer, in collaboration with Laurent-Perrier and […]

May 09

Vegan afternoon teas, immersive dining, virtual reality blasters, Dublin airport hotels and Disney’s Aladdin

Wednesday 9th May 2018 Dine at Collage restaurant if you happen to be at Dublin Airport. You will find Collage at the Radisson Blu Hotel. Collage is an exciting new brasserie concept featuring authentic local cuisine with a unique twist. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Collage provides an informal, fun culinary option for guests, […]

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 […]

May 03

Plate Restaurant From Arnaud Stevens Officially Opens

With a menu that personifies ‘English/French fusion’, ‘fine eating’ and ‘locally sourced produce’, we are happy to announce, following an extended soft launch period, the official opening of Arnaud Stevens’ first restaurant: Plate, located at London’s M By Montcalm in Shoreditch. Plate focuses on beautiful food with accessible price points, and with owner and Chef […]

May 02

An Italian Summer at Sanderson with Peroni Ambra and Martini Riserva

Sanderson welcomes an Italian Summer with Peroni AMBRA and MARTINI Riserva Speciale This summer, Sanderson is delighted to present its Berners Terrace in collaboration with Peroni AMBRA and MARTINI Riserva Speciale. From 21 May to 30 September, guests will be enticed to take a step away from the bustle of Oxford Street and enjoy a selection of speciality beverages […]

May 02

Rich Hall adds 44 dates to his Hoedown tour for autumn 2018 – tickets on sale now!

Rich Hall and his Hoedown band will continue to delight audiences with this legendary show by extending the tour into autumn 2018. Tickets for an extra 44 dates are now on sale! Rich Hall’s Hoedown autumn tour kicks off with 3 nights at Bristol’s Redgrave Theatre in September and continues until December 2018, including one night […]

Spanish Food & Drink Festival Comes To South Bank This Spring Bank Holiday

Feria De Londres, returns this Spring Bank Holiday to bring the vitality of a traditional Andalucian Feria to heart of London. From Friday 25th May until Sunday 27th the Southbank will play host to a vibrant celebration of Spanish culture and cuisine. Inspired by Southern Spain’s annual Spring fairs, the festival will feature Flamenco dancing shows, interactive workshops and live Spanish music to create an authentic party […]

April 28

Royal Afternoon Tea at Conrad London St James

Royal Afternoon Tea at Emmeline’s Lounge To honour The Royal Wedding and a summer of regal celebrations, Emmeline’s Lounge at Conrad London St James is launching a Royal Afternoon Tea created by Executive Pastry Chef Diana Sedlakova. Available from 14 May to 31 August, the Royal Afternoon Tea features quintessentially British sandwiches including Cucumber, cream cheese […]

April 28

Chang Sensory Trails, a multi-sensory experience in partnership with 8 Thai chefs, returns to London in May

Inspired by the Thai philosophy of Lamiat, Chang Sensory Trails celebrates kinships among friends and strangers. A home where people from around the world gather and feed their shared passion for craftsmanship – in food, art and music. This year, get ready to thrill your senses even more as Chang Sensory Trails 2018 houses 4 […]

April 28

The London Asparagus Festival Lands in Pimlico

London Farmers Market Spruces into Spring with an Asparagus Festival As British asparagus season spears into life, join the growers and stall holders at Pimlico Farmers Market on Saturday 12th May, as they launch The London Asparagus Festival all in celebration of the slender spruce. With delicious dishes and freshly picked produce from sustainable organic, British farms; keep those eyes […]

April 28

Field to Fork dining in The Surrey Hills with A Table Outside

After four years developing social content and events for a community garden, Bernadette Keane has moved to pastures new (quite literally) and launched a field to fork concept celebrating the cream of Surrey’s foodie movement. Joining her is award-winning local chef (and Masterchef finalist) Daniel Britten who will be creating the farm-specific menus. From May […]

April 28

Vegan Wine Pairing Dinner At tibits Bankside

tibits are hosting a totally vegan wine and food pairing next Friday 4th May at their Bankside restaurant. Most vegans and non vegans don’t realise that wine often contains animal fats so this event offers them the opportunity to try wine that is 100% cruelty free alongside tibits latest vegan menu. It also offers tibits […]

April 20

Attend ‘We are United’ with Norman Whiteside. An evening with Norman and friends.

‘We are United’ with Norman Whiteside. An evening with Norman and friends presented by sports TVs John Warrington and actress Debbie Arnold. What better way to get in the mood for Manchester United’s FA Cup semi-final with Spurs than having the opportunity to spend the evening in the company of United legend and goalscoring hero […]

April 17

Enjoy a Nest Collective’s London Campfire Club Concert

Campfire Club: 4th May – 28th September Forest-housed, city-centered, unplugged concerts Filling London’s green spaces with music Unamplified, outdoors, around a fire Gather together and listen Every Friday from May – September More Details Here  

April 17

Go to Chestertons Polo in the Park – 8th, 9th and 10th of June at Hurlingham Park

Use the discount code LOVEPOLO for a £5 off Friday and Sunday tickets. Chestertons Polo in the Park is the finest summer social on the calendar. Not only can you watch three matches of the world’s best polo a day, but tickets also include the finest perks that make the perfect party. Enjoy access to The Grazing Paddock […]

April 17

Watch performer and curator Belgrave new track ‘Riviera

London-based singer/songwriter, performer and curator Belgrave releases visual for the title track from his new four-track EP ‘Riviera’, released on The Shooting Gallery Recordings this May 25th. A former tailor on London’s Saville Row, Belgrave’s distinctly dark melancholic pop perfectly pairs powerful, emotive songwriting with grandiose choruses inspired by the artist’s childhood heroes such as […]

April 17

Visit Winchester’s Marwell Zoo Tropical House Powered by Poo

Marwell Zoo has debuted an £8m Tropical House – its largest and most ambitious project to date. The exhibit is part of a 10-year, £17 million investment plan to create better animal habitats and immersive guest experiences.“This exhibit is a key guest experience with complementary education and sustainability,” said James Cretney, Marwell Zoo’s Chief Executive. […]

April 17

A bit Early but for advanced planners – Starry line-up revealed for Royal Albert Hall Christmas

Spring may have finally sprung in London, but today at the Royal Albert Hall it’s Christmas, as the venue announces its full line-up for this year’s festive season, with a stellar cast ranging from the Welsh Guards to a gospel choir, and Birmingham Royal Ballet to Father Christmas. The Hall has played a central part in the country’s Christmas celebrations for more than […]

April 14

5 things to do at Applebee’s Fish Restaurant, Borough Market

Applebee’s Fish Restaurant  1. Sit at the counter and watch fish being fried and meals being prepared 2. Order a starter of Scallops with Pork Belly. Seared and served with celeriac cream, slow cooked pork belly, crispy crackling and an apple cider sauce.   3. Try the main course of fillet of Cod with an almond crust […]

April 14

Dine at Chokhi Dhani, Nine Elms, Battersea, London

Chokhi Dhani London  Hailed as a “tasteful and authentic symbol of ethnic village life,” Chokhi Dhani or “Fine Village or Good Dwelling,” opened near Jaipur in 1990 as a celebration of traditional Rajasthani cuisine. Since then the original restaurant has expanded to include a huge 22-acre five-star resort and event park, as well as numerous […]

March 31

See Lambing at Bocketts Farm, Surrey

Bocketts Farm Park is a working family farm run by the Gowing family who opened it in 1992. Jane and James are first generation farmers who grew up in London and Kent. After picking brussel sprouts on the windswept Isle of Thanet for 6 weeks and spending a year on a farm in the northern […]

March 31

Get fit at tibits 100% Vegan gym – exercise using fruit and veg

As we approach summer, most people are starting to think about getting back into shape following the excesses of winter. To help people realize their ambitions tibits are launching the World’s First 100% Vegan Gym on Sunday, 1st April! They have achieved this by replacing conventional exercise apparatus with gym equipment made from fruit and veg. […]

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 31

Read An Intelligent Person’s Guide to Education by Tony Little, The ex Headmaster of Eton College

Tony Little was The Head Master of Eton for 13 years. One of the most progressive and imaginative people in British education today he has hitherto kept a low profile. This book, published to coincide with his retirement, sets out his educational fundamentals. There is a crisis in the British education system. Year on year […]

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 20

Gastronomy for Your Gut: Italian Hospitality Collection Launches the Equilibrium Cooking School in Three Tuscan Spa Properties

Italian Hospitality Collection is delighted to announce the launch of the Equilibrium Cooking School across its three Tuscan spa hotels, Grotta Giusti, Bagni di Pisa and Fonteverde. On select dates in 2018, guests across the three hotels will be able to sign up for the School entirely free of charge, with the option to join five two-hour sessions from Monday to Friday. […]

February 20

Visit the University town of St Andrews: Kohler Waters Spa at the Old Course Hotel Reopens Following Multi-Million Renovation

Kohler Waters Spa at the Old Course Hotel in St Andrews has reopened following an extensive multi-million refurbishment. Opening up to the public for the first time as the only Kohler Waters Spa outside the USA, it offers a luxury spa retreat in the heart of Scotland with a focus on hydrotherapy and organic treatments. The […]

February 20

Follow in the Footsteps of Beatrix Potter at Storrs Hall

Perched on the picturesque shoreline of Lake Windermere, a visit to charming Grade II listed mansion Storrs Hall is like stepping into a storybook. Children and adults alike can follow in the footsteps of Beatrix Potter at Storrs Hall, and explore the unspoilt tranquillity and natural beauty that inspired her beloved stories. From March 2018 […]

February 20

Win a luxury Limo for the day with Wilcox Limousines

DO YOU DESERVE TO BE TREATED LIKE ROYALTY OR KNOW A DESERVING PERSON? Lend Us Your Limo Competition – We’re giving away a luxury Jaguar Limousine & a chauffeur for the day to several winners throughout 2018. This is to celebrate our 70th Anniversary here at Wilcox Limousines head office. All you have to do is […]

February 20

Spend 48 Hours in… Suffolk

From cultural urban treats to rural delights, the county of Suffolk in eastern England is the perfect place to venture for a weekend. Here are some ideas for a short break in the Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich areas. DAY ONE: BURY ST EDMUNDS TIME TO CHECK IN: The Angel Hotel is a boutique property 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 14

Interview with Doc Martin actress Caroline Catz who is about to perform in Curtains at the Rose Theatre Kingston upon Thames

  5 things to do today is very grateful to Caroline Catz for taking time out of her busy rehearsal schedule for this interview. Caroline plays Susan in the poignant family drama Curtains at the Rose Theatre from Thursday 22 February to Saturday 17 March. Book Now Have you performed at the Rose Theatre before? Do […]

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 […]

February 01

25 Best Things To Do In London

Attracting 27 million visitors every year, London is the most visited city in Europe. It’s no surprise that London is top of so many people’s travel plans: the city was founded by the Romans and has thrived over the centuries. Today, London is one of the most diverse cities in the world, with a rich […]

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 28

Didn’t Get The Phone You Wanted For Christmas? How To Pick Up Your Dream Mobile In 2018

Mobile phones are a very personal choice, so if you’re disappointed with the device you’ve received for Christmas, find out how to swap it in January. New research conducted by Deloitte suggests that 55% of smartphone owners check their device within the first 15 minutes of waking each day and 21% of 16 to 24–year […]

January 28

Find New Glass Extension Inspiration From Fit Show ‘Installation of the Year’

Industry competition showcases the best glass installations The FIT Show ‘Installation of the Year competition showcases the UK’s best-glazed installations – perfect if you’re looking for inspiration for your own home. Conservatories remain one of the most popular UK home improvement projects. And with their ability to provide additional space and increase a property’s value […]

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

Visit the new Boxing Gym At Selfridges (Thu 1st Feb – Wed 28th Feb)

Boxing & fitness brand BXR is opening a pop-up boxing gym at Selfridges. The pop-up will be offering classes, personal training and more with BXR branded activewear, jewellery and art also on sale at the Selfridges Corner Shop. www.bxrlondon.com

January 25

Get married at Jimmy’s Farm – Jimmy’s 17th Century barn is now available to host stylish weddings all year round

Nestled in the heart of the Suffolk countryside, Jimmy’s 17th Century barn is now available to host stylish weddings all year round. Against the beautiful backdrop of an old fashioned working farm, there are photo opportunities a plenty as guests can wander through ancient woodland, explore the farm, walk with nature and enjoy incredible food […]

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 22

Enjoy a Doughnut at Camden Market to celebrate Australia Day

Crosstown Doughnuts in Camden Market launch Australia Day special Available from 26th – 27th January, whilst stocks last… Camden Market’s Crosstown Doughnuts are celebrating Australia Day with the launch of two limited-edition doughnuts based on Aussie chocolate bar favourite, Tim Tams, and the traditional Lamington cake from Down Under. The Tim Tam doughnut is a chocolate […]

January 21

We interview sensational busker Lydia Gerrard – you may have seen Lydia perform at London’s Waterloo Station

We were so impressed with Lydia Gerrard after seeing her busk at Waterloo Station that we couldn’t wait to ask her a few questions! When did you first start performing. Was it at a young age? I started ‘performing’ when I was in nursery – I was always forcing my parents to watch my made-up […]

January 21

This week is National Breakfast Week – try a few of these or go for all seven!

Next week is National Breakfast week (22nd – 28th January) and since everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, here is a selection of the most fabulous breakfasts in town!   MONDAY: Monday is the day of good intentions so grab a spot in the window at Ask For Janice, under the […]

January 10

Stay at the Four Seasons Resort, Marrakech

Prior to arriving at the Four Seasons in Marrakech I had stayed in the old city in the Medina in a Riad. The Four Seasons is in a newer area of the city and is not within walls the way the old city is. An elegant oasis away from the hustle and bustle that […] via […]

January 10

Choose a Honeymoon destination out of these 20

Top 20 Honeymoon Destinations of 2018 Trying to decide where to go for your romantic honeymoon destination or post-wedding rendezvous? We’ve got you covered with the most incredible honeymoon destinations of 2018, that aren’t just your typcial Bora Bora or Maldives beach honeymoons. Unlike other honeymoon blogs, we’ve actually been to all 20 romantic honeymoon […] […]

January 09

Have you done all of these 25 London things?

You’d think with two full weeks to explore London we’d have at least scratched the surface, but even having checked off what I consider an impressive list of Things To Do we still left with a long list of Maybe Next Time…. via 25 Things to do in London — HilaryStyle

January 09

Visit the shard for fantastic views of London

As life long Londoners and sky scraper affectionados we enjoy the skyline and have been wanting to visit the top of the shard for a while, and one crisp winter afternoon our dream was realised. via London day out – the View from the Shard — parksandpalaces

January 08

Leading luxury resort Canaves Oia launches heart-warming hotel video, capturing in 2-minutes the importance and impact of the hospitality industry

Canaves leads the way as Santorini’s most sought-after property, not only due to its impeccable form and idyllic location but most importantly due to its dedicated team. The hotel offers guests the chance to fully indulge in luxury. With Insta-famous pools, lush rooms, fine dining and catamaran excursions, it’s certainly the ideal choice if you’re […]

January 08

Stay at The Mowbray Court Hotel, Earls Court and visit city’s re-creation of the ‘Ark of the Masonic Covenant.’

If you are in London and staying in Mowbray Court Hotel, do not fail to visit the exhibition of the city’s re-creation of the ‘Ark of the Masonic Covenant.’ Sir John Soane is a Neo-Classical architect recognized for the construction of a substantial number of the great monuments in the city of London. His works […] […]

January 08

Enjoy a night of comedy at The Old Queens Head, Islington

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

Spend four days in London like this

I’m an avid traveler, so returning to destinations can sometimes feel like a wasted opportunity to visit somewhere new and mysterious, full of exotic and novel experiences. But after such an incredible weekend, I can hardly think how I could have NOT wanted to go back to London….Four days full to the brim with sight-seeing […]

January 07

Drink cocktails at Brick & Liquor in Clapham

When it comes to nightlife, the Junction and High Street parts of Clapham are well represented with a huge choice. However, the Clapham South part of town has been somewhat neglected… until recently. Last summer, the team behind successful Brick & Liquor in Tooting opened a sister bar on Balham Hill. A friend and I […] […]

January 07

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

January 07

Dine at The Ivy, York

https://videopress.com/embed/27UtKp5k?hd=0&autoPlay=0&permalink=0&loop=0 Restaurant review – The Ivy, York Whenever I’m passing The Ivy in London, I get a photo outside to remind me of my first visit back in the day. Not because of the food, but because of the brand. It’s become synonymous with showbusiness, power lunches and networking. So when offered the chance to […]

January 03

See if you have eaten at any of these places

(Source: http://www.forbes.com) The restaurant world is satiated with lists. What constitutes an amazing meal is subjective, so it’s funny that we collectively obsess over the one dining room (or 50) that’s been named the best in the world for whatever year. I’ve had few disappointments among restaurants on those lists, and more than a few […] […]

January 03

Comment if you have seen any of these shows

I have seen 13 West end shows this year, which feels a little excessive but when I know how to get cheap tickets, I never go to the cinema anymore as I would rather go to the theatre. Let’s face it £25 IMAX tickets feel like a rip-off. I will do full reviews of the […] […]

January 03

Swim in this beautiful pool at The Bulgari Hotel, London

January 03

Visit these 10 Places in London

At the beginning of last year you may have seen that I wrote a post about 10 places I wanted to visit in London. I do love to travel but the majority of my life is spent in London so I want to make the most of all the amazing opportunities and experiences that are […] […]

January 03

Travel to London from Cornwall by sleeper train

The Cornwall to London sleeper train is a great way to get about the country if you have to arrive up country (yes, I just said ‘up country’. I say that now.) early in the morning for reasons of business, travel, or a desire to maximise all free food opportunities available to you during a […] […]

December 29

Enjoy a pint of real ale at The Waterloo Tap, very close to London’s Waterloo Station

December 29

Order Pork Belly at Cote Brasserie French Restaurant 

December 29

Have coffee at DoubleTree by Hilton in Kingston upon Thames

December 29

Try the baked Camembert at Henry’s Cafe Bar on Kingston Riverside

December 29

Build a DIY Gingerbread House from a Squires Garden Centre

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 […]

December 11

How To Find A Reliable Plumber

Locate A Trusty Local Plumber Before Disaster Strikes This Winter Don’t let the cold weather get the better of your plumbing systems. Find a local plumber now to carry out a service and help prevent frozen pipes and broken boilers. With winter fast approaching, unfortunately, many homeowners in the UK will experience problems with their […]

December 09

Teach your child to swim with Baby Paddlers Swim School

Baby Paddlers is the South’s leading independent swim school for children from 0-4 years, starting with parent and baby swimming classes which focus on building water confidence and water safety skills. Through to our toddler and pre-school classes which work with you to bring your toddler towards independent swimming. What makes Baby Paddlers Unique? We […]

December 08

Book to see Alice in Winterland at the Rose Theatre Kingston

Written by Lewis Carroll | Adapted and directed by Ciaran McConville | Music & lyrics by Eamonn O’Dwyer Follow Alice down the rabbit hole and discover a magical world of wonders in this spectacular new stage adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s timeless books, Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. Featuring gorgeous music and strikingly imaginative designs, puppetry […]

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 28

Have lunch at The French Table in Surbiton

It would be hard to find better French food than this. I think the pictures speak for themselves. Expect zesty and satisfying French-Mediterranean cooking – as well as great bread.” Michelin Guide, 2018 “(The Lunch Tasting Menu) was a first class experience. For this quality of food with great service, what’s not to like?” William […]

November 28

5 things to do today at the Macdonald Berystede Hotel, Ascot

One Have a day at the Ascot races and then stay overnight at the Macdonald Berystede Hotel counting your winnings. Two Arrive at the grand entrance of the hotel (especially lovely at night) and follow the sign to Lapland. Of course, dont forget a drink in the bar. Three Book your table at the hotels […]

November 22

Load your card, collect a glass and dispense your own wine at Vagabond, Northcote Road, Clapham Junction

Everyone calls it Clapham but the locals know it as Battersea. Northcote Road’s charms are manifold: a family-friendly village by day, and a lively food and drink scene by night. Along with our 100-strong eclectic wine selection we offer the perfect menu to match our wines: delicious tapas-style plates and sharing platters. You can relax […]

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 […]

November 10

Earn a spot in the CurioCities 100 Club by naming all cities in this difficult picture quiz by ParcelHero

Do you think you’ve got the city smarts to join one of the most exclusive clubs in quizzing? ParcelHero’s CurioCities quiz is a fiendishly difficult picture quiz with one goal. Name all 100 cities in the image and earn a spot on the prestigious 100 Club, where those who have completed the quiz are honoured. […]

November 08

The Woman in White at Charing Cross Theatre, DogFest and three other things to do today

Watch ‘I Believe My Heart’, performed by Anna O’Byrne and Ashley Stillburn, from the brand new production of The Woman in White at Charing Cross Theatre, London. Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Lyrics by David Zippel. Walk through Battersea Park’s Pear Tree Christmas Market this December. Set in Battersea Park on the 2nd & 3rd […]

October 29

5 free things to do with children in Gloucestershire by blogger Victoria Sully

BLOGGER VICTORIA SULLY OF LYLIA ROSE SHARES HER 5 FREE THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN GLOUCESTERSHIRE Lylia Rose  Over Farm, Over Just on the outskirts of Gloucester is a place called Over Farm with horses, donkeys, pigs, sheep and ostriches. You can wander around the farm and see all the animals, stopping for a […]

October 25

Top five things you must experience in Nottingham city centre

A popular tourist destination in the UK, the East Midland gem, Nottingham, is home to rich history, quirky fashion and diverse entertainment. If you’re looking to visit the city but aren’t sure where to start, here are five top things you must experience in Nottingham City Centre. Shopping at intu Victoria Centre  Located in the […]

October 20

A Christmas show for grown-ups in Kingston, Day of the Dead Cocktails, Anoushka Lucas at Scoff & Banter, Christmas Lights in York and one other thing to do today 

Take professional photographs using the Google Pixel phone and the Lens Blur setting. This feature makes the subject stand out and blurs the rest!  Book to see a Christmas show for grown-ups at the Rose Theatre Kingston – Rules for Living.  Have a special Halloween Day of the Dead Cocktail at Las Iguanas Latin American […]

October 19

Hotels at night, wonderfool box and three other things to do today 

Eat Gambas in Gran Canaria. These garlic prawns in hot oil served with crusty bread were one of the best I’ve tasted. Most cafes and restaurants in Meloneras serve them. Visit Warwick castle at Halloween. In fact there is a competition on our site to win a family day ticket. You will have to be […]

October 18

Win a family day ticket at Warwick Castle at Halloween #competition #giveaway. Competition now closed and the winner has been announced

The Haunted Castle promises treats for all ages this October Half Term (21 – 31 Oct), with lighthearted fun for Scaredy Squires, hair-raising scares for Daring Dukes, and total terror for Brave Knights. The young and the young at heart can enjoy eerie escapades throughout the day and into the evening the castle remains open […]

October 18

5 things about the Wine & Spirit Education Trust 

Expand your wine, spirits or sake education with WSET 1.      The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) is the largest global provider of qualifications in the field of wines, spirits and sake. Courses are available from beginner to expert levels to both industry professionals and interested enthusiasts through over 700 Approved Programme Providers across the […]

October 17

Momos, Petritis Restaurant and changing your life in 5 seconds 

Read the 5 second rule by Mel Robbins. Transform your work, confidence and life in just 5.4.3.2.1 seconds.  Enjoy the state of the art lighting on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. This is probably old news to most but we had never seen it.  Treat yourself to fine dining at Petritis restaurant in Molesey, Surrey. We […]

September 27

Blogger Alexia Booker of Lost Found Keep shares her 5 things to do in London

5 things to do in London by Alexia. You can read Alexia’s travel, fashion, DIY and lifestyle blog here. One Sunday mornings spent at Columbia Road Flower Market are my favourite; there’s an amazing atmosphere, beautiful flowers, live music and good coffee. Two Explore the South Bank; especially in the Summer or Christmas time. You […]

September 26

THE BAND: Take That’s New Musical, Opera House Manchester – and four other things to do today

Here are today’s 5 things Celebrate World Vegetarian Day at Tabun Kitchen, London. Palestinian-inspired restaurant Tabun Kitchen is delighted to announce a special set menu for World Vegetarian Day this coming Sunday, 1st October. Tabun Kitchen is open 7 days a week. For reservations call 020 7324 7767, 77 Berwick Street, London, W1F 8TH. Book to see Take That’s […]

September 25

Have you ever been surfing in Sri Lanka?

Here are today’s 5 things Get up early and have morning coffee somewhere beautiful. Watching the world wake is quite a special time. Find a cafe that opens early and make an effort to go to it before work. Read sheet music on your tablet using Scribd. For a reasonable monthly subscription, you can download […]

September 12

Enjoy a luxury champagne afternoon tea at Surrey’s Great Fosters Hotel

Today 5 things enjoyed a champagne afternoon tea at Great Fosters Hotel in Surrey. Great Fosters Hotel is a grade one listed building set amongst 50 acres of gardens and parkland. Here are five things about the experience One Warm fabric covered walls with wood beamed ceiling and magnificent stone fireplace with carved oak feature above […]

August 31

Who will win the Funny Woman Awards? Go and be part of it at the Hoxton Hall 10th November

The awards that definitively answers the question ‘are women funny?’ – the Funny Women Awards – are now in their 15th year and take place this Autumn with heats around the country, at Hoxton Hall  Friday 10 November. Previous winners and finalists include Bridget Christie, Zoe Lyons, Sara Pascoe and Katherine Ryan. Book Here 

August 31

Book to see the Jazz Verse Jukebox at the Hoxton Hall on 22 September and 24 November

August 22

Treat yourself to a taste of the Amalfi Coast and join OSLO Hackney on Thursday 24th August for some poco-tonics and an array of refreshing summer cocktails

Treat yourself to a taste of the Amalfi Coast and join OSLO Hackney on Thursday 24th August for some poco-tonics and an array of refreshing summer cocktails Grown in Amalfi and distilled in England, Pococello has been at the heart of Soho for more than a century. Fusing the most fragrant Amalfi lemons with England’s finest spirit, […]

August 16

Ice, Ice, Baby | FREE fizz on-demand today, London

Today from 2pm, for one day only, Londoners will be able to claim free ice-cold fizz on demand, delivered to their door. Simply by downloading the Quiqup app and clicking on Freixenet in the ‘Drinks’ category, they can be sipping a refreshing glass of ICE Rosé within the hour. The free limited edition packs will include a bottle of chilled Freixenet ICE Rosé, […]

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