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Peaceful London

London is one of the world’s most exciting cities, but it’s also one of the noisiest; a bustling, chaotic, frenetic, over-crowded, manic metropolis of over 8 million people, where it can be difficult to find somewhere to grab a little peace and quiet. Nevertheless, if you know where to look...

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London's Waterside Walks

London sits astride the celebrated River Thames, one of Europe’s great rivers and the longest river in England, stretching 184 miles (296km) from its source in the Cotswold hills to the sea. Along the way the river navigates peaceful water meadows, unspoilt rural villages, and a wealth of historical towns...

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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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Quirky London

London is a city with a cornucopia of curious places and stories, being ancient, vast and in a constant state of flux. Newcomers have, of course, a wealth of world-renowned attractions to keep them occupied for a month of Sundays, which are more than adequately covered in a plethora of...

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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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  • 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.