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The London Boat Show

The London Boat Show 2018

The highly anticipated London Boat show will be debuted on the 10th January for a five-day celebration of everything you can do on water. Having been completely re-imagined, this year’s boat show will be unlike any other. The boat show is a must-see for anyone from nautical experts to families with children. The show attractions cover everything and is the...

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Wellness centre

New Year – New Resolve

Happy New Year As the New Year settles in and we contemplate the coming months, traditionally this is a time when many make New Year resolutions and strengthen their resolve to actually achieve them.  As the holiday season is an excellent excuse to indulge, and on occasions over indulge, unsurprisingly working off, or out, the worst of the holiday excesses...

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Christmas Wrapping Paper

Wrapping Paper

Christmas is the time for giving and what could be more appealing than a crisply and stylishly wrapped Christmas present? With Christmas gifts and spending becoming more and more extravagant, the presentation and wrapping is an equally important part and has become equally opulent. To ensure your Christmas wrapping hits the right note and is nothing short of spectacular, we...

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Oxford Street Christmas lights

Carol concerts and Christmas lights

We are now well and truly in the midst of December and the Christmas countdown is underway. With a month filled with celebrations, London provides some of the most enviable festivities in the world. Some of the most popular seasonal activities include Christmas light displays and carol concerts. Here are some of the best that the capital has to offer....

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Advent

Advent and advent calendars

The term advent derives from the Latin word ‘adventus’ meaning ‘arrival’ and is the period observed in many Christian churches as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas.  Technically the start of advent can vary by a few days from year to year and this year started on 2nd December....

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Afternoon tea at Claridge's

Time for Tea

What could be more quintessentially British than tea? The custom of drinking tea dates back to the third millennium BC in China and was popularised in England during the 1660s by King Charles II and his wife the Portuguese Infanta Catherine de Braganza. Catherine is credited with the introduction of tea drinking to Britain, although Samuel Pepys makes reference to drinking tea for the first time...

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