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The Best of London: Capital of Cool

There are great world cities, from classical capitals to modern metropolises, and then there’s London – the yardstick by which other cities are measured. It has the most astonishing ability to reinvent itself, always staying one step ahead of the pack, a magnet for creatives – be they writers or...

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London’s Secret Walks - 2nd Edition

London's Secret Walks is a walking book with a difference, taking in many of London's lesser-known, but no less worthy sights. As Samuel Johnson said to his friend Boswell in the 18th century, on the occasion of the latter's arrival in London: "survey its innumerable little lanes and courts." By...

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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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  • 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, westminster.gov.uk > parks and open spaces, Warwick Ave tube, free.