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Ramblings from London - and elsewhere.

Category: London

Kensington Gardens and why being British isn’t all bad teeth.

Apparently, Britishness is about having bad teeth. Who knew? Not I – until a conversation with an American friend enlightened me to…

Brasserie Zedel is Paris in London

It turns out that you don’t have to hop on the Eurostar for something Parisian, because there is a spot…

Exploring Tate Britain: Unusual finds

I’ve never professed to being a big art gallery buff, but there is sometimes nothing better on a Sunday afternoon than exploring…

The worst breakfast ever and why ketchup etiquette is important

It’s time to briefly sidetrack from London and travel talk for a quick moan. Because I had the worst breakfast…

Walkie Talkie: Dinner in Britain’s ugliest building

A wise* man once said: “I’d rather live in a cave with a view of a palace than live in…

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

I remember the first time I was subjected to reading a Shakespeare play. At 13, I pretty much thought it…

Peggy Porschen tea shop, Belgravia

The best way to find a good tea shop is to stumble upon it. And the best way to stumble…

Portobello Road and time travel

Admittedly, I’m not normally into retro, but Portobello Market is a place that makes me wish that I was born…

Cactus shopping at Columbia Road flower market

Unlike most Sundays, last Sunday I woke up without a hangover – even feeling pretty fresh. To top it off,…

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