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2014 Folkestone Triennial: A Gold Rush of Great Art by the Sea

The 2014 Folkestone Triennial is on for a third edition, this year with a “Lookout” theme to its many ambitious arts set within the quaint town and on its scenic stretch of coastline along the English Channel. I thoroughly enjoyed my artsy meander round Folkestone and reckon it offers an ideal day out for Londoners (or anybody) seeking a day out with intriguing sights and a fresh sea breeze. Continue reading

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Time for Art at the Folkestone Triennial 2014 (CheapOair)

The seaside town of Folkestone is located about 70 miles from Central London on the southeastern coast of Kent. High speed trains run regularly to/from London St Pancras International with a journey time that’s just under an hour. Every three … Continue reading

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Recipe: Chipotle Cherry Honey Jam

Here’s a recipe for a no-sugar cherry jam with a mild kick to it. The recipe is perfect if you’ve only got a small batch (even a micro batch) of cherries and not much time. Basically all you need to make this treat is a punnet like you get at any supermarket or from any fruit and veg vendor. You want a big last-through-winter mess of the stuff? Do the math. Continue reading

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The Whitstable Oyster Festival (CheapOair)

Keen for a taste of some of Britain’s best seafood? This is the place! And a great time to visit is during the town’s annual celebration of everybody’s favorite bivalve mollusk – the oyster! Continue reading

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Experience England’s Roman Legacy (CheapOair)

Arriving in England in 43 AD, the legacy of the Romans in the British Isles can still be seen. From ruins from the settlement that would become the world class city of London to roads that are still regularly used thoroughfares and the sprawling Hadrian’s Wall, the ancient Romans left a historic and indelible mark. Here’s a list of some of the top Roman sights to see across the country. Continue reading

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London’s Best Beach Day Trips

London’s Best Day Trip Beaches

Wrapped up in the urban delights of a city break in London, it can be easy to forget this dynamic city is the capital of an island nation. Yes, you’re hardly more than a 50 mile drive away from heart of London to the sea. A day trip to one of south eastern England’s iconic seaside towns or beaches is a great way to have some fun anytime of year. Come the long daylight hours of summer, a visit to one of London’s nearest beaches is a mandatory excursion. Continue reading

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Hotel du Vin Introduces New Lunch Menu

Hotel du Vin has launched a new lunch menu featuring a one, two or three course offer priced at £9.95, £12.95 and £14.95 respectively (not too bad!) along with a selection of salads, sandwiches and tartines. They’ve also given their à … Continue reading

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Chocolate Chelsea – Cha Cha Cha! (Great British Chefs)

…. London (and maybe even Kent) just might be the most exciting place in the world of chocolate at the moment. Chocolate Chelsea – Cha Cha Cha! Great British Chefs, 25 April 2012

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