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Thai Silk Southwark, An Authentic Thai Restaurant in London
London

Thai Silk Southwark, An Authentic Thai Restaurant in London

There aren’t many options for decent food, never mind good food, in the area between Waterloo and London Bridge. Located pretty much adjacent to Southwark station, Thai Silk stands out as a culinary beacon in this wilderness. Thai Silk is that rare beast – an affordable yet authentic Thai restaurant in London. With great food

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The Magical Lantern Festival, A Chinese Light Festival in London
London

The Magical Lantern Festival, A Chinese Light Festival in London

You can spot the Magical Lantern Festival held at Chiswick House in London from several roads away.  The bright colours in this Chinese light festival mark the inky sky over sleepy Chiswick in a striking gash much like a neon highlighter on paper. The Magical Lantern Festival Although the Magical Lantern Festival in Chiswick is

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A Guided Tour of Highgate Cemetery in North London
London

One of the Magnificent Seven, Highgate Cemetery in North London

On a cold rainy day, I visited Highgate Cemetery on a whim. I took a guided tour by a volunteer guide who regaled us with fascinating tidbits of history. Divided into two parts, east and west, Highgate Cemetery is one of the great monuments of London. It is Grade I listed by the National Heritage

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5 Things You Need To Know About Primrose Hill
London

5 Things You Need To Know About Primrose Hill in London

Primrose Hill is one of my favourite neighbourhoods in London.  When we were house-hunting in the area, we were choosing between Primrose Hill and St John’s Wood.  In the end, we choose St John’s Wood because the houses were nicer and it was less of a so-trendy-it-hurts scene.  A disappointed Primrose Hill real estate agent

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A British Museum sleepover
London

A Night to Remember: A British Museum Sleepover

I crept past the looming head of Amenhotep III.  His smirk gave away his thoughts on my midnight excursion through the gallery of priceless artefacts. Don’t judge me buddy, I thought, you’re made of stone.  You don’t have mortal needs. The low rumble of the ventilation echoed through the open halls and high ceilings.  As

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Hawker House Street Feast London
London

Good Eats at Hawker House Street Feast London

It was Saturday night and the line for entry snaked around the building like we were waiting to get into a popular club.  I looked at my husband and he raised his eyebrows.  Although we have been to many food festivals previously, we have never stood in line to get into one.  The sign clearly

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Lumiere London
London

The Lighter Side of Public Art with Lumiere London

An outdoor art festival, Lumiere London, was staged for a brief four days in London this past weekend.  Previously it has been held in Durham in the north of England in November.  Located in four different locations throughout London, it was free to the public and featured the works of many different international artists. We went

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African Style in Hackney
London

Marketing Lessons: African Style in Hackney

I have to admit I stumbled onto Hackney Museum because we were early for a Christmas pantomime at the Hackney Empire theatre.  In fact, I didn’t even know there was a Hackney Museum. But we were cold and the museum was heated (and free!). The Hackney Museum is having a special exhibition, African Threads:  Hackney

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