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London's Best Shops & Markets

The UK is a nation of diehard shoppers. Retail therapy is the country’s favourite leisure activity – an all-consuming passion – and London is its beating heart. It’s one of the world’s most exciting shopping cities, packed with grand department stores, trend-setting boutiques, timeless traditional traders, edgy concept stores,...

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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.