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Alternative Christmas shopping in London

Tis the Season for shopping, and while London may be the retail capital of the UK, it’s not all about Oxford Street, Westfield and Harrods. If you’re a discriminating gift giver in search of a little inspiration, sometimes stepping off the High Street can be a smart move. If you’re off for a last minute dash here are five alternative shopping destinations in London…

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London for art lovers

We may be biased because London is our home but we feel it’s one of the best cities in the world for Art lovers. London’s place on the world’s art scene has long been established, and its huge range of art galleries, museums and creative spaces means you can always find something you’re into, whatever your taste…

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10 of the prettiest villages in England

England is known for its pretty villages and thanks to the popular detective show “Midsomer murders” finding the ultimate frozen-in-time picturesque village has now become a de rigueur pastime – especially for those looking to escape the city smog. If you’re looking for a slice of your very own traditional rural perfection then here are ten of our favourite prettiest villages in England…

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10 places to visit in the UK this Winter

If there’s one thing the British know how to do – and do well – it’s winter. For the outdoor types, that same cold drizzle and biting wind that makes the cities seem so grey at times can also give the rugged countryside a real dramatic kick – and the cold means that for those who can’t be doing with soggy sandwiches are well catered for as well…

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Hidden London: Top 10 places to visit

From Royal engagements (love them or hate them!) to Olympic preparations, London is firmly in the global spotlight as one of the places to see and be seen right now. If you’re visiting, don’t fall into the usual tourist traps – get to know a different side to the capital – with our top 10 hidden London places to see. Here is Part 1 of our London double-bill. Look out for next week’s guide to London markets…