Escape to the relaxed spa town of Harrogate

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Cream Tea at Bettys Tea Rooms

Fancy a chilled weekend away steeped full of history and charm? Then Harrogate is the place for you. Harrogate is a relaxed spa town in North Yorkshire, approximately a three-hour train ride from central London with its station conveniently located in the heart of town. Harrogate is known not only for its spa waters but also for its lush open spaces, which most likely added to it being ranked by a property website as the ‘happiest place to live’ in Britain. Continue reading

A Celebration of Mushrooms at Seasonal Dinner Parties’ Supper Club

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Gazpacho

I’m a big fan of seasonal eating; food just tastes better when eaten at its prime and gets your cooking off to a good start when you have great produce to work with. This was beautifully highlighted when I was invited to attend the Seasonal Dinner Parties’ Supper Club, hosted by bubbly and lovely, chef and food writer, Liz O’Keefe. Continue reading

Zima Bar and Restaurant, Soho

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Infused Vodkas

Soho isn’t short of bars and good places to eat. Zima is a new addition to the scene with their Russian street food and bar. Zima’s home is a listed townhouse with a speakeasy-style bar downstairs whilst the ground and upper floors offer a more restaurant feel with a cosy terrace at the top. Continue reading

The Imperial, King’s Road

The Imperial Fish

John Dory

Located at the western end of the King’s Road near Fulham sits a bright and bold Victorian building, which is home to The Imperial. The Imperial has a restaurant, bar and garden, serving food with a strong focus on sustainability. The interior is modern and airy with lovely high ceilings on entry and the vibe is friendly, inviting and chilled. Continue reading

Trafalagar Tavern: A lovely historic pub on the banks of the Thames

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Salmon and Beetroot Salad

London on the a whole has a pretty good transportation network. One mode of transport I hadn’t got round to using was the Thames River Cruise. However, a few weeks ago I got the opportunity to travel on one. Continue reading