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To tide us over until we’re able to travel again, we’re republishing classic travel stories from our archives. Today we revisit Melissa York’s trip to The Maldives. ••• A friend once told me, in total bafflement, about a couple who left their honeymoon in The Maldives early. They were bored, she said, in the midst [...]
To tide us over until we’re able to travel again, we’re republishing classic travel stories from our archives. Today we revisit Melissa York’s trip to Australia’s Hayman Island for a VIP tour of the Great Barrier Reef. ••• Backpackers heading to Australia usually aspire to conquer the three Rs; Reef, Rocks, and Rock. Admittedly, it [...]
To tide us over until we’re able to travel again, we’re republishing classic travel stories from our archives. Today we revisit Melissa York’s trip to New York to find the original business breakfast. ••• Every morning, Leigh Wynn, the maitre d’ of the most expensive and exclusive breakfast spot in New York, wakes up at [...]
1. Din Tai Fung Henrietta St, WC2E 8PT If you’re a dumpling fan, you’ve probably heard of Din Tai Fung, a Taiwanese chain that’s currently taking Covent Garden by storm. It’s known for its magical xiao long bao (steamed pork dumplings). The new British restaurant seats 250 but still expect a queue during busy times. [...]
1. Summer Cooler Margot, Covent Garden, £9.50 Pretend it’s the middle of July with this fresh orange juice and ginger ale punch, picked up with a splash of lime and garnished with a selection of berries. 2. Afternoon Reviver American Bar, Strand, £12 A fruity and coffee-based pick me up, this does exactly what it [...]
Beer has seeped into every crack and crevice of London’s food and drink scene. From beer pairings with tasting menus to beer-flavoured desserts, the amber stuff isn’t restricted to pints in the pub anymore. But the Lobby Bar at the London Edition Hotel on Berners Street has taken it one step further and popped some [...]
It must be strange enough, having a Dad as famous as Sir Paul McCartney, without having to walk past hordes of tourists darting out in front of the crossing outside Abbey Road Studios. Clifton Hill, St John’s Wood, £3.95m But it’s a sight that must have been familiar to Mary McCartney, Paul and Linda’s eldest [...]
New developments on the market this week Dalmeny Avenue, Islington From £480,000 Brand new one, two and three bedroom apartments are on sale in Islington, with a private balcony or patio for each home. Housebuilder Southern Spaces has fitted all kitchens with SMEG appliances, ample power points and the flats are also Sky + enabled. [...]
In many ways, Borough is typical of London. Some parts of it are eye-wateringly old, like foodie haven Borough Market, which celebrated its 1,000th birthday this year. Other parts are tediously touristy, like London Dungeons. Other parts are so recharged, they’re unrecognisable, like Hays Galleria or anything within 100m of The Shard. It’s a muddle, [...]
The Law Commission has recently published a Consultation Paper on proposals for a major overhaul of the existing leasehold regime, where people who own property on a long lease may extend their lease or buy the freehold. Among the proposals are several which could benefit you as a leaseholder looking to extend your lease, including: [...]
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