London for Free – A cultural walk along the South Bank – Part 2
Aug10

London for Free – A cultural walk along the South Bank – Part 2

Continuing our walk along the South Bank…..(from Part 1 here) The Golden Hinde Just a few short steps from Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre where I ended the first part of my walk along the South Bank, there’s a really vibrant area full of upmarket apartments, restaurants and cafés all converted from the old river warehouses, where you’ll find The Golden Hinde, Sir Francis Drake’s old Galleon, in all her...

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London for Free – A cultural walk along the South Bank – Part 1
Jul26

London for Free – A cultural walk along the South Bank – Part 1

Taking a stroll along London’s South Bank  There’s one advantage of me working in the City and that is I can always find somewhere to walk in my lunch hour.  One of the places I love to walk is along the South Bank where there’s loads to see and do and most of it for FREE! The walk stretches for over two miles from the London Eye right the way up to Tower Bridge and there’s always a photo opportunity as the...

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A very festive Christmas market….
Dec07

A very festive Christmas market….

…. in Old Town Square, Prague I’ve just had the pleasure of visiting the fabulous Christmas Market in Prague’s Old Town Square which is situated between the Astronomical Clock and the imposing Gothic twin towers of the Church of Our Lady Before Týn. They had only just started to put up the little wooden huts and the giant Christmas Tree in readiness for the yearly tradition that goes on for a month throughout late...

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Quincy Market – Boston’s Historic Food Eatery
Oct04

Quincy Market – Boston’s Historic Food Eatery

A Taste of Quincy Market, Boston If you’re in Boston for a day or so doing the touristy bit, you will most definitely find yourself heading to the old historic area of downtown Boston where you’ll find Quincy Market; I think it’s the Number 1 attraction in Boston.  Well, actually, it’s more than a tourist attraction, even the locals go their to eat on a very regular basis as the food is amazing! The Market is...

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Vintage Toronto – Kensington Market
Sep16

Vintage Toronto – Kensington Market

Kensington Market – Vintage Heaven Kensington Market has always been number 1 on my list to see in Toronto and it didn’t disappoint.    There’s a great vibe about the place,  a friendly atmosphere, more than a bit hippyish, full of free spirits and genuinely nice people, so I felt quite at home there! Kensington Market is a very distinctive multicultural neighbourhood in Downtown Toronto.  The Market is an old...

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Artisan Food Market – Divonne-Les-Bains, France
Aug20

Artisan Food Market – Divonne-Les-Bains, France

A Fabulous Local Artisan Food Market held every Sunday…. On the border between France and Switzerland lies the beautiful town of Divonne-Les-Bains, in the Rhone Alps Region of France.  Every Sunday you’ll find the Artisan Food Market where local growers and producers sell their amazing assortment of deliciousness, all provenanced from the area. The assortment of hand-made confection that you won’t find anywhere else...

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Vintage Camden Passage, Islington
Jun24

Vintage Camden Passage, Islington

I love London, especially when the sun’s shining, it makes walking round our quirky little streets all the more enjoyable, especially when browsing for vintage and antiques, otherwise known as Vintiquing.  One of the most enjoyable little gems I’ve grown up with is Camden Passage, hidden just behind the buzzing Upper Street, Islington. Here you’ll find a mix of cozy cafes, beautiful jewellery shops, upmarket...

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Old Spitalfields, East End of London
Jun18

Old Spitalfields, East End of London

Old Spitalfields, in the East End of London I’m always having a mooch around Spitalfields, it’s only a few minutes from where I work so I often have a look around the market, especially on a Thursday when it’s Vintage day. You’ll find Spitalfields, snuggled between Brick Lane to the East, Shoreditch to the North and Liverpool Street to the South and West, a small neighbourhood with a rich history going back to...

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The Braderie De Lille, France
Jun13

The Braderie De Lille, France

The Braderie De Lille, Europe’s biggest Flea Market…… Just one and a half hours on the Eurostar from London or just one hour’s train ride from Paris, the town of Lille is host to the largest Flea Market in Europe on the first Saturday and Sunday of September.  The whole town is shut off from vehicles and given over to around 10,000 stallholders plying their wares and treasures on every street in the town, and...

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5 Best Vintage Shops in Brick Lane and Cheshire Street, Shoreditch
Jun10

5 Best Vintage Shops in Brick Lane and Cheshire Street, Shoreditch

If you’re looking for fabulous vintage, some of the best vintage shops to be found in London are all in the vicinity of Brick Lane and Cheshire Street in Shoreditch, and Sundays tend to be the best day when Brick Lane market is in full swing.  The shops are open all week but the atmosphere’s far better on a Sunday, plus you get all the independent vintage stalls out too which you won’t find during the week. Rokit One...

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