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with love from oxo

like countless others, the thought of heading to oxford street to do battle with the hoards of christmas shoppers pounding the pavements fills me with absolute dread. the festive charm of an afternoon spent pleasurably browsing for the perfect gift for a loved one dies a instant death the moment you step out of the tube station to an angry ...
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down on the canal

despite having lived in london my whole life, it wasn't until this summer that i truly discovered the charming delights of regent's canal; a nine mile waterway that winds its way quietly through the capital, from the river thames at limehouse  all the way to warwick avenue. my newfound awareness came courtesy of my friend calypso, founder of the brilliant indytute, who invited me ...
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back to the grind

you know me, i'm a sucker for a good coffee shop and even more so when there's a slight twist in the tail! opened early last year, london grind is a riverside espresso bar by day, cocktail den by night, housed in a former bank at london bridge, above borough market. while the other grinds at old street and shoreditch have a ...
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chez tom

i love the festive charm of st. katharine docks on a brisk winter eve, with all its twinkly lights and pretty boats bobbing on the waters, so when i was invited along to dockside branch of tom's kitchen a few weeks ago to experience their new autumn/winter menu i jumped at the chance. billed as 'a modern british brasserie serving comfort food favourites in ...
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south place

knight frank's annual wealth report names my hometown of london as an integral city for ultra high net worth individuals (UHNWIs), which doesn't come as a surprise given how much i'm currently struggling to get a foothold on the housing market! the report makes fascinating reading though, and gives some really interesting observations about why london has become so significant to this group: the ever-increasing demand ...
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