De Vere Latimer hotel, Chesham

De Vere Latimer hotel, Chesham

How do you like your hotels? Country House, full of history and Agatha Christie-type intrigues, or modern clean and bright, a homage to the minimalist ideals? Those keen on the former will delight in this incredibly accessible location in the heart of the beautiful Chess valley, which is under an...

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Challenging prejudice and discrimination: A parents’s role

Challenging prejudice and discrimination: A parents’s role

“The ultimate measure of a person is not where he stands in moments of convenience and comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy (adapted)” Martin Luther King, Jr. One afternoon on holiday this summer in the south of France, my family experienced an unpleasant racist episode....

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Just how wicked is the new Terrible Thames boat tour?

Just how wicked is the new Terrible Thames boat tour?

London and the Thames have a long and winding history. Now, you can experience the highs and lows with a new Horrible Histories boat tour.Over 45 minutes, the two-person cast regale the audience about the gruesome goings-on that have occurred on the river over the past 2,000 years. From King...

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Voyage into the Known: Back to Roots

Voyage into the Known: Back to Roots

Emerging from lockdown, the masses are mapping out their summer migrations. People aren’t flying far from the nest, only venturing as far as British seaside hotspots and highland peaks. In our last February edition, Theo Dingwall-Main wrote on the loss of cultural authenticity and restricted travel as a result of...

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The origins of veganism in multi-cultural communities

The origins of veganism in multi-cultural communities

Veganism has increased in Western countries in recent years. Supermarkets have created designated aisles and restaurants now provide vegan dishes as regular courses on menus. But whilst veganism has risen in the mainstream, its origins in multi-cultural societies have been forgotten. With new restaurants turning up in the City’s more...

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The renaissance of the Armenian wine

The renaissance of the Armenian wine

The world’s oldest wine-growing estate was discovered by archaeologists in Armenia back in 2011. A cave in the mountains in Areni, south-eastern Armenia, homed  6,100-year-old grape press and fermentation vessels. Since then, Armenia has kept its place in the list of the most ancient wine-making cultures.   According to the...

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Beach huts on the sea: Beachcroft Hotel

Beach huts on the sea: Beachcroft Hotel

As I sit here now, with the snow gently falling outside, and travel being prohibited, it`s hard not to indulge in a little escapism now and again. It would be folly to roll back international restrictions before other countries get their vaccine programmes completed, but as UK PLC is doing...

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Looking back: Nostalgia in the UK

Looking back: Nostalgia in the UK

Revealed: The 60s is the most missed decade  Adjusting to the ‘new normal’ can be easier said than done and looking back at the good old days can be a nice reprieve from the realities of the pandemic. The past is very present in our culture, including in the TV...

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Stanleys 

Stanleys 

Stanleys 151 Sydney St SW3 The hospitality business is slowly beginning to bounce back but there’s not many who have taken the bold decision to open a new enterprise in these tricky times, yet Stanley’s has taken the plunge. Located just off the King’s Rd in the courtyard behind the...

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