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Find Christmas markets in England

Ding dong merrily on high…

by Katherine Hall

September 29 2014 in Things to do

Nothing says ‘Christmas is coming’ like a wander around a festive market festooned with candy canes, crammed to the rafters with alpine chalets and swathed in spruce. Ah, we can almost smell the sauerkraut and gingerbread already. If you’re similarly…

Unusual nights out in Brighton include The Basement, pictured.

Weekends out: unusual city breaks

by Katie Rowe

September 29 2014 in Culture Vulture

Sip on a Smoked Old Fashion as you listen to live jazz and soul acts until the early hours, 2am to be precise, at The Fitzgerald. Aptly named after the 1920s author F. Scott Fitzgerald, this free-entry speakeasy bar is tucked away on Little Lever St in the…

An accessible adventure in the New Forest

by Katie Rowe

September 24 2014 in The great outdoors

The New Forest has come a long way since William the Conqueror first began using the land as his private hunting ground in 1079. A natural haven in the heart of Hampshire, the New Forest is one of the most accessible national parks I’ve ever visited and…

Rumbling stomachs at the ready!

by Katie Rowe

September 11 2014 in Things to do

York Food & Drink Festival, 19-28 SeptemberSink your teeth into everything from gourmet chocolate slabs to Yorkshire salami from the markets sprawled over Parliament Street and St Sampson’s Square at this 10-day foodie spectacular. If you’re not bursting…

Crouch. Touch. Pause. Engage!

by Sarah Neilson

September 10 2014 in Things to do

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