Tag Archives: England

Festively themed winter bars

At this time of year it’s all fairy lights, frosty nights and celebrating the festive season with your nearest and dearest. Here are some of the best places to enjoy a hot cocktail and soak up some good cheer. Netil … Continue reading

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Office Party – The show that’s a party

Depending on your point of view and your general level of ill-feeling towards your co-workers, annual work parties are either the highlight of your social calendar or your own personal vision of hell. Held at the head office of ‘Product … Continue reading

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Dan’s jukebox: Ghostpoet

Ghostpoet’s debut album Peanut Butter Blues and Melancholoy Jam is a stripped back, trip hop styled affair; all looping drum beats and sparse, glitchy electro. As he slurs and mumbles through his tracks, wistful and forlorn, you get the distinct … Continue reading

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The Lake District’s most curious house?

Painted by Turner and photographed by thousands of tourists each year, the tiny Bridge House in Ambleside was built suspended over Stock Beck to escape land tax. At one time it was said to be home to a family of … Continue reading

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Can you guess who it is yet? Britain’s ropiest waxworks

Louis Tussaud’s House of Wax in the seaside town of Great Yarmouth has become something of a local legend. Lacking the glamour, the price-tag – entry is just £5 – and the queues of tourist staple, Madame Tussauds in London, … Continue reading

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Wimbledon Art Studios – Open Studios

Down behind the Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium in London, you’ll find a vibrant community of contemporty artists at Wimbledon Art Studios, Britain’s largest art studio complex. This weekend, over 130 emerging and established artists open their studios for 4 days, allowing … Continue reading

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Ancient graffiti at the Tower of London

Graffiti isn’t all about ne’er do wells with spray cans defacing bus stops. The urge to leave one’s mark was as strong in our itchy-fingered ancestors as it is in the marker-wielding tykes of today. And some of the most … Continue reading

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The surreal animations of Cyriak

If you like your animations loopy and surreal then look no further than UK animator Cyriak. Often featuring cows, cats and deformed monsters, he’s created bumps for [adult swim], commercials for Coca Cola and one of the best video remixes … Continue reading

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The three hares window: a medieval mystery

I know it’s a little late to wish everybody a happy Chinese New Year (a happy New Year of the Rabbit, in actual fact) but it does provide me with a rather shaky link to one of England’s most curious … Continue reading

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Five of the Best: Pro and anti Valentine’s Day celebrations

Depending on your point of view, Valentine’s day is either a cynical ploy designed to torture single people everywhere or the most super-romantical day of the year. Here are five of the best ways to celebrate or damn the day. … Continue reading

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