Lunch in Covent Garden? Try The Ivy Market Grill. You’ll LOVE.
May28

Lunch in Covent Garden? Try The Ivy Market Grill. You’ll LOVE.

Trying to find a good Lunch in Covent Garden is ridiculously tricky. I’m like a kid in a sweet shop – WAY too much choice, and the perennial issue of discovering that today’s a pink mice sort of day when I’ve already opted for cola bottles or white jazzies?? It’s tricky. We’d had a fabulous night in Trafalgar Square courtesy of Thistle Hotels (we’d seen Cuba Gooding Jr in Chicago – what...

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Half Term Treats in the heart of London’s West End
May25

Half Term Treats in the heart of London’s West End

From free family activity trails at the National Portrait Gallery to a free lantern making workshop at the Royal Academy plus a hands-on pizza class and 4DX cinema experience, half term is all wrapped up in the heart of London’s West End. FREE ARTS TRAILS AND WORKSHOPS AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY AND PORTRAIT GALLERY Come face to face with history at the National Portrait Gallery. Families can meet Henry VIII and Elizabeth I; say hello to...

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Oddly Great Steak in the West End – Heliot Steak House Review
May20

Oddly Great Steak in the West End – Heliot Steak House Review

We seem to have been in the West End more in the last couple of years than we have in the previous ten. And no, that’s not a complaint; it’s one of my favourite places to spend a few days! The lure of the theatre is strong in this one, and when it’s surrounded by amazingly fascinating places to visit, and some of the countries finest places to eat… well, frankly what’s not to love? A few weeks ago we were...

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24hrs for a Family Christmas in the West End – here’s how to do it…
Dec14

24hrs for a Family Christmas in the West End – here’s how to do it…

Sauntering along the now-quiet street, feet slightly aching, I watched my two youngest tip their faces skywards, glowing in the light from the beautiful angels flying over them. Hanging on to their Dads hands, eyes still wide and trying to take it all in, I honestly wondered why we’d not done this for years. We were all tired, of course, but it had been one of those days which I just knew would feature in the ‘d’you...

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The 10 Most Popular Takeout Dishes
Feb28

The 10 Most Popular Takeout Dishes

Gone are the days when takeout was simply just pizza – you can order virtually any meal and have it delivered to you now. We are counting down the top 10 takeout dishes ordered, and our mouths are watering!   10 – Chow Mein   Noodles, bean sprouts, meat and veg – what else could you ever want? This dish is one of the most popular Chinese food requests. Chow Mein holds our number 10 spot for best takeout.   9 – Burgers Who can resist a...

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Trying Harvester’s Brilliant New Kids Meal Deal (and groaning under chocolate cake)
Apr15

Trying Harvester’s Brilliant New Kids Meal Deal (and groaning under chocolate cake)

On Monday we had a spontaneous trip out, courtesy of the lovely folks at Harvester, who thought we might like to try their new Kid’s Menu. I did point out that only one of us would be on the kid’s menu – teen boys tend not to be satisfied with the portion sizes for a 7yr old, I find – but that was all fine, so we duly headed off to Salisbury, to the Old Castle which happens to be very close to Old Sarum, a...

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