48 hours in Berkshire: the best bits

Wondering where to go on your next weekend getaway? If you want to escape city life and indulge in some well-earned rest and relaxation, Berkshire could be the perfect countryside retreat. Stay… at Hurley House, Henley The drive is straightforward from Sheffield to Berkshire… two hours 40 minutes via the M1, merging onto the M40. And there’s…

Five fashionable reasons to visit London

What to wear is just as important as where to be seen, when in London. The fashion capital has a reputation for setting the standard when it comes to style; influencing trends internationally. Considered one of the ‘big four’ – alongside Milan, Paris and New York – London is famed for its fashion identity; home…

Rudie’s at Hackney: Jamaican jerk, rum and reggae

Rudie’s oozes sass. Serving up signature real jerk and yard classics; this Hackney hangout is unmistakably Jamaican. But aside from the menu, people come here for the drinks and to soak up the atmosphere too; thanks to Rudie’s choice of rum cocktails and relaxed reggae music. We grab a window seat and I order the…

MAMIE’S crepes and healthy gluten free galettes

Nutella, pears and chocolate or homemade salted caramel – just three of the tempting crepe toppings at MAMIE’S Covent Garden. And that’s not all… inspired by authentic creperies in Brittany, MAMIE’S menu also features galettes – the savory cousin of the crepe – made of buckwheat flour, salt and water; healthy and gluten free. The…

Gyoza Bar, Covent Garden

Gone are the days of hidden kitchens, tucked away at the back of restaurants. The head chef is the first person I see as I wander into the glass fronted Gyoza Bar – one of the latest additions to Covent Garden’s long list of eateries. I love the reverse concept. Why wouldn’t you want to…

New Year’s Eve in New York City

It’s always been my dream Christmas break – wandering the wintry pathways of Central Park, visiting the Rockefeller tree and watching the Ball Drop in Times Square. Ok, so it didn’t snow, the tree had died and Mariah Carey had a strop on stage during the countdown to 12 o’clock. But it was certainly a…

72 hours in Dublin

It’s the ideal winter getaway – shopping, sightseeing and lots of Irish singing… It’s an early start out of Doncaster-Sheffield Airport – the cheapest flights usually depart before at 7am. But there’s a Wetherspoon bar and restaurant serving coffee and breakfast to fuel you for the flight… Leave the airport and take the airbus to the…