Uncovering the Hidden Gems and Things to Do in Covent Garden *

Covent Garden is one of the hot-spots in London, and is certainly on a tourists must see list. Sitting in the midst of the West End it is easy to dismiss this as just a square with some boujee boutiques, and street performers. It is anything but. In collaboration with Hotels.com I got to go beyond the the main square and discover what hidden gems  Covent Garden has to offer. On a cold Thursday, just after the Christmas Lights had been unveiled, I headed to the big smoke to see what I could find. Amongst the theatres, museums, independent pubs,…

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Giggling Squid Farnham Thai Restaurant & Tapas

This is the first time I have ever been to Giggling Squid*. I haven’t heard too much from others about this Thai Restaurant and Tapas but it must be popular as there are 25+ restaurants and there wasn’t any let up on the number of people coming through the doors. Nestled in Castle Street, walking into the Giggling Squid Farnham was like being welcomed with open arms.  Spacious and architecturally beautiful, this building has character. Anyone who knows Farnham knows the buildings have history behind them. Eating out is one of my favourite things to do and what better way to kick start the…

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The Chilli Pickle Guildford

I was lucky enough to be invited to the launch night of The Chilli Pickle in Guildford. On the streets of the upper high street of Guildford you certainly cannot miss this vibrantly coloured Indian restaurant and it has the interior to match. The opening of Indian restaurants aren’t exactly regular occurrences so I was pretty ecstatic to see that the newly refurbished restaurant wasn’t just going to be another cuisine that we already have.  So who are The Chilli Pickle? Well the very first was opened in Brighton with the aim to offer an authentic and accessible Indian dining…

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7Bone Burger Co. Reading

In dire need of some food before seeing Joel Dommett, we were in search of somewhere to eat in Reading town centre when we stumbled across the 7Bone Burger Co. I don’t know if it is because I look at food most days on the net but I keep seeing their juicy looking burgers all over Facebook and Instagram and therefore there was no hesitation in giving this a go.  With their minimalist almost warehouse feel the decor appears unfinished but is almost like you have gone to this secret little underground place for a naughty foodie feast. The menu…

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A Spot of Afternoon Tea Anyone?

Scones. Check. Crustless Finger Sandwiches. Check. Delicate Pastries. Check. It can only mean one thing….. Afternoon Tea. A time where you can get together around a smorgasbord of delectable delights, sip on tea (pinkies at the ready) and or champagne if you are feeling in the mood for a tipple. As far as themed weeks go Afternoon Tea week has got to be up there on the favourite list.  Monday marked the start of this quintessentially British week and here are some Afternoon Tea ideas for you. Prepare yourself because who knew there were so many varieties, it’s not just about…

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