Category Archives: England

Lao Cafe – outstanding somtum and Thai-Isaan cuisine in central London

Somtum tart pla rah tray-style papaya salad with fermented fish at Lao Cafe London - photo by Chris Wotton

I’ve said it countless times before, and I’ll say it again: somtum is the national dish of Thailand. This fiery papaya salad is what fuels the nation, and yet overseas it’s still green curry or pad thai that the country … Continue reading

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Maltby Street Market: London hot spot

Maltby Street Market

Bored of Borough? Need a new foodie market to spice up your life? With its warehouses-come-food-joints, gin distillery bar and killer French pastries, Maltby Street Market could well be your new best friend. Continue reading

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Meat Liquor: 100% worth the hype (and the queue)

Meat Liquor is somewhere between a club and a restaurant - photo by Feline DaCat

Top nosh, check. Classy cocktails, check. But it’s the awesome service that makes a visit to London’s MEATliquor burger joint memorable. Continue reading

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For the love of pie and mash

Pie and mash at Harrington

Pie and mash has been a traditional staple for Londoners for centuries – find out where to enjoy it at its best. Continue reading

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Review: Jika Jika Coffee House & Canteen, Bath

Jika Jika Coffee House & Canteen

  Jika Jika looks small from the outside – step in and that illusion gets flipped on its head right away. It is perhaps this size and sense of space that means it is able to get away with calling … Continue reading

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The best of UK train ticket web sites

Wherever you

Not all UK train ticket booking sites are created equal – find out how to pick the best one to suit your needs. Continue reading

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Scouring the seashore

Freshly picked winkles

There are not many stereotypical ‘childhood memories’ used by writers that I can relate to, which is quite natural – not everyone is going to have had the same experiences as a kid. Continue reading

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Absence makes the heart grow fonder

    ‘Absence makes the heart grow fonder.’ So I was reminded by a friend last night as we caught up on six and a half months of gossip, not having seen each other since June last year, over a … Continue reading

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The terrorists have won

    Dear oh interested one, I write from the battlefield of several personal and professional crises. Hapless ex-employees, broken cash cards, impossible-to-access bank accounts; I have been afflicted by all of these and more over the past few weeks. … Continue reading

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Bath’s hidden waterside delights: Photo Essay

    A walk along the Avon & Kennet Canal and Avon River in Bath reveals some of Bath’s hidden beauties. Tweet

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South West Coastal Path: Photo Essay

    A gorgeous day in sunny Cornwall demands a walk along the South West Coastal Path from Polperro back to Looe, passing through the delightful Talland Bay and with Looe Island in view on the home run… Tweet

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