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Every summer in early July, half of Britain turns out to watch their most beloved sports tournament: Wimbledon. It’s a tradition that dates back 141 years to a time when the rackets were made of wood, tea time was treated like a rite of passage, and lawns were reserved for royalty. Today, things have slightly changed but it is more popular than ever and here are our picks of how to enjoy Wimbledon if you can’t get a ticket! Now in the modern era, Wimbledon has…

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London is one of the best cities in the world for shopping and the chic borough of Chelsea, located in leafy, upmarket southwest London is one of the best areas for shopping. It boasts countless luxury brand names, boutique shops, top-end eateries and hidden gems! The main shopping street is King’s Road which runs right through the heart of the neighbourhood, with Sloan Street, Sloan Square and the Duke of York Square also some of the best places to shop in Chelsea. There are designer…

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Afternoon tea is one of my favourite dining experiences. It really doesn’t get much better than a light meal of delicate sandwiches, cakes, pastries and scones with clotted cream and jam. Afternoon tea became popular in the 19th century in the UK and Cambridge is an afternoon tea hot spot! It’s impossible to visit Cambridge and not enjoy a traditional afternoon tea which is part of the city’s culture! There are so many amazing cafes and restaurants in Cambridge and here are 10 of our…

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The Maldives is a dream destination for many and honeymooning there was even better than I could have ever imagined. We’ve shared our experiences arriving by seaplane, our incredible overwater bungalow and the incredible bars and restaurants on the island, but now we just wanted to show you of our favourite places around the island which truly make the Maldives heaven on earth! I’ve never seen this many shades of blue before and I can’t imagine anyone would ever tire of the endless blues that…

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Paddington is a cosmopolitan and vibrant area. It has many hidden gems to be discovered, from royal parks to Little Venice and charming canals, quiet garden squares, unique bridges, historical buildings, plenty of places to eat and stay and of course, it’s famous, friendly bear! Here is our pick of things to do in London’s Paddington district. PADDINGTON BEAR You can’t miss the bronze statue of the iconic, fictional bear at Paddington Station! ALEXANDER FLEMING’S LABORATORY St Mary’s Hospital was where Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin…

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Sails Port Macquarie by Rydges has recently completed their amazing renovations and now offers the most luxurious, stylish accommodation in the region. Guests at the hotel will love the stunning Hamptons inspired architecture, unbeatable waterfront location and views, the wonderful new Boathouse Bar and Restaurant and of course the highest level of service and amenities. The resort offers an amazing coastal escape which will leave visitors wanting to return again and again. Sails is located on the Hastings River and is a short 10 minute…

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If you’re of a certain age, then you probably remember a time when traveller’s cheques were the only way to carry your currency abroad. I certainly remember traveller’s cheques being all the rage when I took my first solo overseas trip to Europe at 19 years old! Today, there at ATMs available in most destinations, which makes accessing your money whilst on holidays usually quite simple (even in remote places like the Maldives)! Now, the next big thing in the financial world is cryptocurrencies! Imagine a…

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London has one of the most iconic and beautiful skylines on the planet. It also has some of the best rooftop bars in the world! With fancy cocktail menus, incredible photo opportunities, live music and gourmet bar snacks, there is a rooftop bar for everyone! Some of the best views of London’s historical buildings and monuments are from the rooftops, with most open all year round (with snug heating in winter of course)! Here is our pick of the best rooftop bars that London has…

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British music festivals are known around the world for their creativity and for bringing some of the biggest names in music to the UK! Music festival-goers are spoilt for choice in London, especially during summer as the city hosts a wide range of festivals, with something for lovers of every genre! Here is our guide to London’s music festivals this June. FIELD DAY (1 & 2 June) The first weekend in June sees the welcome return of Field Day, a unique festival that pioneers an…

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London has a world class cultural scene that features some of the world’s best museums. For those who work during the week or are always busy on weekends, you’ll be quite happy to hear that many of these museums stay open late at least one evening a week. The late night museum scene ranges from new exhibitions to bar openings, live music, performances, workshops and much more! A number of the museums require advance bookings, so start planning your late night London culture fix now!…

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