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Regents canal walk

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Regents canal walk

A few piccies from an early summer walk from Regents Park to Angel. Start at Regents Park then get on the Grand Union Towpath and head towards Camden. Cut through Camden Lock and then on to Kings Cross, where you will pass the newly developed Granary Square. A few good places for a pit-stop in and around Granary Square, The Grainstore, Caravan and Shrimpy’s waterside bar. From there continue along the Towpath until it finishes at the Barnsbury Estate in Islington. Wiggle your way through the back streets to get to Upper Street and Angel...

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Best Pancakes in London

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Best Pancakes in London

Shrove Tuesday is almost upon us so here’s a round-up of London best Pancake houses: My Old Dutch The original London Pancake house – now with 3 branches in central London, in Kensington, Holborn and Chelsea. Great selection of sweet and savoury Dutch-style pancakes and other Dutch delights. www.myolddutch.com Kensington Creperie One of London’s best French creperies tucked away in South Kensington. Great location for combining with a visit to the museums. The waffles are great too! www.kensingtoncreperie.com Riding House...

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London Romantic Walks

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The festive season in London offers plenty of romantic walks and events for couples. Here are a few that will surely leave you and yours starry eyed. Dazzle Jewellery Exhibition The annual Dazzle jewelry show held at the National Theatre is now in its 31st year, and it is quickly becoming a must-attend Christmas event. The event includes a host of some of the world’s top jewellery designers who present their special one-of-a-kind pieces right in the foyer of the National Theatre. The exhibition has become known for its vibrant and...

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Spooky London

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Spooky London

Hallowe’en may be almost upon us but there’s plenty of opportunity to experience gore, creepiness and the supernatural the whole year round in London! Highgate Cemetery A wander around the ivy-clad ruins of this Victorian cemetery is creepy enough, with its overgrown, neglected tombs and gravestones. But add in the stories of the Highgate Vampire who reported;y haunted the cemetery in the 1970s and you’ll no doubt have shivers running down your spine!  The most atmospheric part of the cemetery is the West Cemetery. Take an...

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London Shopping Walks

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London Shopping Walks

I’ve recently teamed up with SalesGossip to create a series of 6 shopping walks and guides around London. SalesGossip are sharing their shopping secrets and I’ve combined them with some great places to stop for coffee and lunch, interesting facts and diversions to the area’s sights and highlights! As ever, each walk comes with step by step instructions and easy to follow maps as you follow the route of recommended shops. The walks are designed to coincide with the Olympics, so include directions from the Olympic Park to the...

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Spring walks: Regents Park and Primrose Hill

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Spring walks: Regents Park and Primrose Hill

If you are in the West End and fancy an escape from the crowds try this walk which takes in Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill. Enter Regent’s Park via York Gate on Marylebone Road. Once one of Henrys VIII’s hunting parks it is now one of London’s Royal Parks. The park is surrounded by grand Regency terraces and there are 8 villas dotted along the Outer Circle and Inner Circle. Start by walking through the Inner Circle to Queen Mary’s Garden, home to an amazing rose garden. Amble through the park taking in the boating lake towards...

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Spring walks: Westminster wanders

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Spring walks: Westminster wanders

Make the most of the gaps in the clouds and breaks in the rain and try this central London walk, a nice detour if you happen to be in the Trafalgar Square area. From Charing Cross or Trafalgar Square head to Whitehall, cross into Horse Guards, marked by the two mounted sentries in ceremonial uniform. You could try and catch the Changing of the Guard which takes place daily, Mon-Sat 11am, Sun 10am. Walk through Horse Guards Parade to St James’s Park, the oldest of the royal parks. Look out for the pelicans, they are fed daily at 2.30-3.30pm...

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London Spring walks: Richmond

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London Spring walks: Richmond

The days are getting longer and the daffs are out – Spring is here! Time for a mini-series on Spring walks in London. Over the next couple of months I’ll post some ideas for places to get out and about and make the most of the Spring sunshine in London. Let me know in the comments section if there is an area of London you would like featured. Starting with South West London, here’s a great walk for sunny Spring day in Richmond. Start at Richmond station and walk down George Street through the town centre to the river....

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Mothers’ Day in London

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Mothers’ Day must be every mother’s favourite holiday: the hugs, the kisses, the blooming flowers, the homemade cards and macaroni noodle necklaces . . . it’s a time for you to treat your mum to something special. If you would like to treat your mother with something special this year, how about a beautiful bouquet of flowers from Marks and Spencer? Or a fabulous outing in London? It’s a lovely time of year to enjoy some sites of the city. Here are a few ideas for a fun day: EDF Energy London Eye The world’s...

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Bermondsey walks

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One of my favourite places to wander at the weekends is Bermondsey. Bermondsey Street and the immediate area has food markets (without the crowds of Borough), a museum, a gallery, antique market and some great food and drink choices. This area used to be a centre of leather industry and warehouses and is now the centre of fashionable “Bermondsey village”. You can find these and more on the To the Tower walk. Start at the London Bridge end of Bermondsey Street and walk along the street towards Bermondsey Square. On your left is the Fashion and...

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