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Outdoor Swim Society Hurly Burly
Wales

Wild Swimming in Wales 2021

Be first out of the gates for the 2021 season with this 10k run and swim in North Wales: with mountains, a clear sandy estuary and a fast tide pushing you on, this is the fastest 10k in the land – with run-swim and run options too.

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Italy

The Virtual Raphael Exhibition

2020 marks 500 years since the death of Rennaissance genius Raphael. Rome was set to mark the anniversary with a landmark exhibit of the largest-ever exhibit of Raphael anywhere in the world, but it was sadly opened for just a few days before all cultural institutions were forced to close as part of Italy’s national lockdown.

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France

Paris: Cheap Hotel Survival

Paris is overpriced. That’s a shame because getting there from London is affordable and easy. The hotels above three-star are expensive, which means a shorter stay, and less money for those amazing restaurants. Shame!

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United Kingdom

Glastonbury: Not The Festival

This is Glasto – Not The Festival. Book a trip away from the rock’n’roll madness and you’ll find the rooms affordable, the atmosphere peaceful and the effects – wondrous.

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Retromania
United Kingdom

London: Best Secondhand Chanel

A short walk from Victoria London Underground Station in Pimlico, you will find a charity shop with a difference. Retromania sells secondhand at prices better than eBay and has a wonderful bargain basement.

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Brighton YHA Bedroom
United Kingdom

Brighton: Best Cheap Hotel

Impossible to miss, right near the beach, on the Old Steine, the Brighton YHA is the best cheap hotel in the city. Beautifully decorated room with two single beds (off-season) it’s hard to beat.

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Retromania Manolo Blahnik
United Kingdom

London: Best Charity Shops for Women

How do we define ‘best’ charity shops in a city as big as London? Well, it’s got to be – the most shops, in the nicest place for cafes/bars, in the least picked-over territory, with the wealthiest and most stylish donors.

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Soup - The Court Café, British Museum
United Kingdom

London: Eating at the British Museum

There is real magic to be found in the museum, though – and it’s hidden on the ground floor.

The Court Café, a family-friendly café is great for grabbing a quick bite to eat or a coffee during your Museum visit.

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Afternoon Tea - The Recency Tea Rooms
United Kingdom

Bath: Regency Tea Rooms

Staff at the tea rooms, are dressed in full regency regalia, taking you a step back in time, while enjoying a delightful range of loose leaf teas, coffees, sandwiches, snacks and sweets.

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