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How To Make Friends As An Adult

Living in the age of social media it’s easy to feel like we’re well-connected. However, evidence from a recent Red Cross report suggests that over nine million adults in the UK are often or always lonely. This is a shocking statistic, especially considering the number of apps intended to help people feel closer. So what’s…

Celebrate the sunshine at an urban beach

Cool Off This Summer At An Urban Beach

The hottest early May bank holiday on record saw thousands of people flock to their local beach – but what about those poor people who live miles away from the sand and sea? It might have been too hot to get into the car or squeeze onto a packed train but now you don’t even…

Cool yourself down this summer with a trip to one of the UK's top outdoor swimming pools

Outdoor Swimming Pools Across The UK – Our Top Spots

Last month’s mini heatwave might only have lasted a couple of days but it definitely had us reaching for our sunglasses and swimming costumes. While it might be a while before the temperatures start soaring again, we’ve been doing our research so we know exactly where to go next time we need to cool off….

Alternative Ways To Spend Christmas Day – Our Top Picks

The build-up to Christmas seems to go on and on, but have you ever felt that the day itself is a bit of a let down? If you’re stuck in a festive rut, why not try something a bit different this year? Here are our top five alternative ways to spend Christmas Day.   Volunteer While…

How Much Eating Out Is Too Much?

How Much Eating Out Is Too Much?

How much eating out is too much? That depends. We all know someone with ‘hollow legs’, who’ll happily demolish a multi-course tasting menu at lunchtime, then chirpily enquire about teatime crumpets (with honey and butter, of course) come 4 o’clock.

Keepers Kitchen And Bar

Keepers Kitchen & Bar, EC3: Urban Bee Hotel

By Lynn Reynolds, writer: longtime EastEnder, sometime Bermondseyite. Keepers Kitchen & Bar is an establishment with a difference: bees. Yes, you did read that correctly. This low-key lounge and restaurant in the Tower Hill Novotel serves honey produced by the industrious bee colony housed on the hotel’s roof. I freely confess this is indeed the…

Citizen M Hotel Tower Hill

Citizen M Hotel Tower Hill, EC3: Daytime Meeting Place

By Lynn Reynolds, writer: longtime EastEnder, sometime Bermondseyite. Want to meet with friends and colleagues in a stylish, spacious environment? Look no further than Citizen M Hotel Tower Hill. One of my goals is the seamless integration of my work and social lives, which is exactly what those clever people at Citizen M help me…

temper restaurant

temper, W1: Meat, meat, MEAT!

temper’s head chef Neil Rankin knows his way around a grill. And thankfully, so do his team, because this stylish basement restaurant is all about the smoke, serving up grilled beef, lamb, pork and more from an open kitchen in the middle of the room. Start small with a series of tasty tacos, from aged…

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