St Mary’s Church, Swinbrook

The St Mary’s church is 12th century with early enlargements and a tower tacked on in 1822 – a recent ‘afterthought’. It is full of interest and light, the clear glass windows illuminating both the architecture…

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Stavanger, Norway

Stavanger is a lovely town, small and accessible (125,000 people) with great little shops and bars. It has a real community type feel. The harbour is a key part of it’s business activities, with large…

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LULUS Taverna, Hydra

LULUS Taverna was established in 1865, and is a great traditional Greek Taverna on the island of Hydra. It’s focus on fresh quality ingredients, simply served, but with passion, is what makes this taverna special…

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Bam-Bou, London

Bam-Bou | Set in a striking Georgian townhouse in the heart of London’s Fitzrovia, Bam-Bou Vietnamese restaurant is always buzzing with a mix of local media types and West End foodies. Furnished throughout in a French-Vietnamese…

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Odin’s, Marylebone

With its luxurious and comfortable furnishings combined with a fine art collection including various works by David Hockney and Patrick Procktor adorning the walls the walls, you could be forgiven for believing that you are…

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Memorial to Heroic Self Sacrifice, London

The Memorial to Heroic Self Sacrifice is a public monument in Postman’s Park in the City of London, commemorating ordinary people who died saving the lives of others and might otherwise have been forgotten. This is one of those half-forgotten…

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Kateh, London

Kateh Persian Restaurant – This is an exceptional Persian restaurant is in a great location in Little Venice (Maida Vale), serving possibly the finest Persian food in London. The staff make you feel very welcome…

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Little Venice, London

Little Venice Walk – If you fancy something completely different, this is the walk for you. Little Venice is the prettiest and most romantic spot in town. It also has some great pubs and restaurants (The…

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Banksy | Graffiti Artist

Banksy – British graffiti  artist, political activist, film director, and painter. His  satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine irreverent dark humour with graffiti done in a distinctive stencilling technique. Such artistic works of political and social commentary have been featured on streets, walls, and…

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Granger & Co, London

Bill Granger moved to London a couple of years ago, during which time he’s appeared on British TV and written yet another book. Recently he has opened Granger & Co in Notting Hill, with friendly…

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