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Touring the Cotswolds

Touring the Cotswolds is a unique guide to one of England’s most popular regions, visiting the region’s most beautiful towns and villages; the eight carefully designed routes take in not only the heavyweight tourist centres, but also a wealth of hidden gems. Each route is...

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London Escapes

Samuel Johnson famously observed that ‘when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life’ and
no one would deny that the city is an exciting and stimulating place to live and visit, offering a
wealth of diversions. However, even old Sam would no doubt agree that sometimes you need...

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London's Architectural Walks

London is one of the world’s great cities, steeped in two thousand years of history and rich in culture, architecture and agreeable surprises – often just around the corner.

     This series of walks includes all the famous landmarks, which are relatively close to each other so none of the routes...

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London's Secret Walks

Walking makes a lot of sense in London, whether for pleasure, exercise or simply to get from A to B. Although the city has a comprehensive public transport system, it’s also one of the world’s most expensive and very crowded, with the result that walking is often the quickest and...

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Hidden London

London has a fascinating and turbulent 2,000-year history, during which it has been burnt down several times, rebuilt, bombed in two world wars and rebuilt again. Despite, the ravages of time and conflicts (and developers!), the city has enough world-famous attractions to keep the average visitor or resident occupied for...

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  • Books for Cooks
    Posted on: 21st Aug 2014

    Books for Cooks is a Mecca for cooks, chefs, foodies, gourmets and gluttons, being dedicated to cooking, cuisine and food. The shelves are crammed from floor to ceiling with over 8,000 tasty titles, while a comfy sofa is provided for browsers seeking inspiration. Once discovered, you’ll wonder how you ever survived without Books for Cooks.

                The shop was founded by Heidi Lascelles in 1983, when a bookshop selling only cookery books must have seemed a...

  • 21st August - Luxuriate in Little Venice
    Posted on: 21st Aug 2014

    1. Relax in Rembrandt Gardens, a peaceful spot with splendid views over Little Venice. The gardens are quite formal, consisting of lawns, shrubs and bedding displays, with beech, rowan and silver birch trees, plus a raised terrace and pathways leading down to the towpath. There are also wildlife areas, and on summer evenings you may see bats flitting about.

    Rembrandt Gardens, Warwick Ave, W2 1XB(020-7641 5271, > parks and open spaces, Warwick Ave tube, free.