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St. Clements – Parsons Green

I discovered the lovely little St. Clements on Instagram one morning and couldn’t believe that it was just down the road from my flat. I really had no choice but to pay it a visit for afternoon tea as soon as possible. Pretty, bright and opposite the seemingly evergreen Parson Green (how apt its name really is), the café is a little gem. Hidden in plain sight on New Kings Road, it’s a short walk from the tube and nicely removed from the rest of…

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Dining in Tower 42: Jason Atherton’s City Social

I am many things but a self-proclaimed foodie certainly isn’t one of them. Don’t get me wrong – I love food. And of course, I wouldn’t really be a true Melburnian if I didn’t appreciate fine dining and its associated culture. I’m also incredibly lucky to work in an industry where good food and good company is a core part of doing business. That said, rarely do I feel the urge – or rather, the authority – to write or comment about my dining escapades….

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5 fun (and non-touristy) London activities

London is one of those places where there is literally never a shortage of fun and exciting things to do. They say ‘when you’re tired of London, you’re tired of life’ and it’s a cliché for a reason. To really make the most of my time in this incredible city, I vowed in my British Bucket List to do something new at least once a month – and so far, I feel like I’m making good progress. To that end, I thought it was about time I…

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The Best Books to Make You Feel British

For those who found themselves at the British Library last weekend, standing in close proximity to a girl with watering eyes who had been brought to tears by the original manuscripts of Jane Austen, I do apologise. What can I say, I was pretty impressed. I’ve loved books and reading for as long as I can remember – to the point where my older brother (who didn’t share this same love) would pay me to read his school books and report back to him. This…

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Hyde Park on a Boris Bike

Even after only a few days in London,  you start to notice that you can find these red cycles practically everywhere. And for only £2, they’re not only easy and accessible, but also dirt cheap to borrow for a short while. Personally, I’m not crazy brave enough to attempt to cycle on the streets of London, so exploring a large park area seemed like a good alternative. I picked up my cycle from Hyde Park Corner and then, somewhat awkwardly, was on my way. Not really having an…

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How to Play Tourist Around London

It’s been close to two months since I moved now, one month in my new job and a few weeks since I moved into my flat – it’s all happening! Despite all these milestones which indicate I’m fast on the road to calling myself a legit Londoner, I still feel like there’s a grace period where I am perfectly entitled to hover somewhere between wannabe local and complete foreigner; the extremity of my situation determined mostly my level of confidence for the day. This bank holiday weekend I was joined…

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