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Day trip to the Bletchley Park Museum

Can you keep a secret? Bletchley Park, the hub of WW2 codebreakers in the UK, is a fascinating day trip from London and Birmingham. Now a museum, showcasing the history of how decoding messages helped the allied forces win the…

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Day trip to the Bombay Sapphire Distillery

Fancy yourself a bit of a gin enthusiast? Or looking for a lovely day trip from London? The Bombay Sapphire Distillery is a dreamy day out in rural Hampshire and a wonderful little adventure to do with friends. I’ve put…

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Barcelona Pride: everything you need to know

Considered to be the biggest LGBT+ Pride celebration in the Mediterranean, with over 200,000 people taking part in the celebrations each year, Barcelona Pride is a wonderful time to visit the city. This cosmopolitan beach city hosts one of the…

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Review: Kip Hotel Hackney

Open since early 2016, the Kip Hotel is a budget 2-star hotel located near Hackney Central in East London. Housed in a new-build property just off the high street, this hotel has 105 rooms, which vary from single rooms to…

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Review: The East London Hotel

Open since summer 2018, The East London Hotel is a budget 3.5-star hotel located near Bethnal Green in East London. Housed in a new-build property in a bustling area, this hotel has 161 rooms, which are mainly all double and…

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Review: Point A Hotel London Shoreditch

Open since early 2017, the Point A Hotel London Shoreditch is a budget 3-star hotel located near Old Street in East London. Housed in a new build property on a quiet street, this hotel has 181 rooms, which are mainly…

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My year of UK travel

Welcome to 2019 everyone! If you’re anything like me, you partied loads on December 31st and are probably feeling a little fragile still. But isn’t it exciting to start a new year? So rich with possibility and fresh adventures. I’ve…

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Fabulous things to do this winter in London

Spending this winter in London? Or simply looking for some fabulous things to do during this icy season? Well, luckily for you, I’ve handpicked the best of everything the busy UK capital has to offer over the next couple of…

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Fabulous new books

Looking for something fabulous to read? Check out my latest book recommendations – both upcoming and recently released titles that I have loved. From meddling Irish grandmas to reimaging historical scandals, here are all the new books I think you should…

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