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Ignore that hangover and make your way to one of London’s best weekend markets.Have late nights and endless shots stolen too many of your weekends? You’ve been missing out on some brilliant, bounteous weekend markets in London: flower markets, farmer’s markets, vintage markets and more besides. Take a look below and get out there!Broadway MarketFoodie heaven in 135 stalls. Since Tags: Local Markets
The countdown is on to a sparkling night - or several - as we prepare to remember, remember the fifth of November, gunpowder, treason and plot!The Bonfire Night tradition is always guaranteed to have even the most laid-back of us eagerly donning hats and scarves and heading outdoors to ensure we don't miss out on the colour and excitement of the nearest glittering firework display.As you&rsquo Tags: Fireworks
The countdown is on to a sparkling night - or several - as we prepare to remember, remember the fifth of November, gunpowder, treason and plot!The Bonfire Night tradition is always guaranteed to have even the most laid-back of us eagerly donning hats and scarves and heading outdoors to ensure we don't miss out on the colour and excitement of the nearest glittering firework display.As you&rsquo Tags: Fireworks

BEST LOCAL PUBS FOR LATE, COSY AUTUMN NIGHTS

By published on 11/10/2019  

Heading inside now the nights are getting cooler? Or just after a spot to warm up after a brisk weekend walk? Try these seriously cosy local pubs…Lounge around on roughed-up sofas and bask in the glow of a burning fire – these cosy local pubs are crying out to be treated like your home away from home in the autumn months.Whether you want to get warmed-up after a brisk walk through Vic Tags: Cosy Aumumn Nights

WHAT'S ON GUIDE: OCTOBER

By published on 01/10/2019  

With life getting busier every week and new bars, restaurants and events opening every month, staying on top can be tricky. So here’s a round up of this month’s hottest happenings in and around the local area…­­­­­What? DoktoberfestWhere? Dock 10, Canada WaterWhen? Thursday October 10th 2019 - Saturday November 16th 2019The Docklands is getting its very own O Tags: What's On Guide
Phone off, fluffy robe on. Now the kids are back at school, it’s time to sit back and relax at one of London’s most sensational spas.Whether you’ve got tired, city-beaten skin that needs reviving with a facial, stressed-out muscles that need soothing with a massage, or you’re simply in search of somewhere lush for a little ‘me time’, London’s best spas can
We’ve had some fantastically sunny and warm days this summer, but we’ve also had plenty of rain and storms come our way. In traditional UK style, many are predicting that an ‘Indian summer’ (a unseasonably warm period after summer is over) will come full force to London in September/October.If you’re not ready for the picnics and play to end, spend the weekend at one
Plan ahead with these quick, tasty and nutritious recipes for every day of the school week.Making packed lunches is the bane of many parents’ lives, and usually something you remember to do around 10pm the night before, when you really just want to get in bed with your book.If you want to shake things up in the new school year, we’ve come up with some ideas to give you a week of packed

LOCAL BARS/PUBS TO WATCH THE RUGBY WORLD CUP

By published on 06/09/2019  

The 2019 Rugby World Cup kicks-off on Friday 20th September, which will see 20 national teams travelling to Japan to try and score the world title.If the plane ticket to Japan is a little out of reach, where better to watch the Rugby World Cup than in London’s finest pubs. Luckily for you, we've handpicked the best local places to catch all the action.Rugby’s biggest prize returns

THE 7 BEST COCKTAILS FOR A SUMMER BBQ

By published on 31/08/2019  

There’s nothing more British than getting the grill out as soon as sunshine peeks through the clouds. Whether you are a stickler for charcoal or you love the ease and convenience of your gas grill, everything tastes better when cooked outside among friends enjoying the beautiful summer weather.Whether you are team burger and hot dog or you enjoy a lobster tail or tuna steak, your barbeque pa

BEST LOCAL WATER SPORT SPOTS FOR THE SUMMER

By published on 22/08/2019  

London is well known to be a city that’s always on the go. It’s a fast-paced environment with almost everything you can think of to be found, including, believe it or not, water sports! From a relaxing paddle to high endorphin sports, you can find something perfect for you.And when you’re really craving that sea holiday, but just don’t have the time to get away, taking part

BEST ROOFTOP/RESTAURANTS IN LONDON

By published on 17/08/2019  

What could be more enjoyable than spending an evening looking out over unparalleled views across the capital with a summery cocktail in hand?Catching some rays, admiring the sights and enjoying the plethora of street food and entertainment that can be found atop many of the sky-high bars and restaurants with outdoor terraces dotted around the city, it seems the only way is up for switched-on Londo Tags: Rooftop Bars

5 Best Beaches Within Easy Reach of London by Car!

By published on 07/08/2019  

As the UK basks in glorious sunshine this is the perfect time to escape the city and head out to a sandy beach, eat an ice cream and go for a paddle. Here are 5 brilliant beaches all within around two hours of the capital:Broadstairs, KentYou are spoilt for choice with beaches in Broadstairs, Joss Bay has golden sand, a surf school, disabled access and toilets making this an incredibly family frie

Fitness Bootcamps in London this Summer

By published on 25/07/2019  

Are you losing your motivation to hit the gym? Looking to revamp your fitness regime? The draw of the treadmill is easily diminished. Exercise need not be dull, especially in London where there’s always something new!Why not try a bootcamp with a difference? We know what you're saying — "bootcamps are for those hard-core types that like being shoved face-down in the mud."

Local Summer Camps for Kids

By published on 16/07/2019  

Summer camps have rocketed to popularity in the UK, piggy-backing from the resounding success of activity camps and holidays in the US, where for decades students have flocked from all over the world to see new places, learn new skills, and make friends for life.We've hand-picked the very best camps and summer schools in the local area to suit parents and students requirements. What you may no

YOUR ULTIMATE GUIDE TO WIMBLEDON

By published on 07/07/2019  

Wimbledon 2019 is here! It’s not too late to enjoy the next week of strawberries, Pimm’s and grunting.Wimbledon is the biggest tournament in UK tennis and thousands of spectators flock to the event each year, to witness the likes of Andy Murray and Serena Williams in action. If you want to be a part of the action our guide to Wimbledon 2019 will answer all of your burning questions. Ch

WHAT'S ON GUIDE: JULY

By published on 01/07/2019  

With life getting busier every week and new bars, restaurants and events opening every month, staying on top can be tricky. So here’s a round-up of July's hottest happenings in and around the local area…What? Movies on the RiverWhere? Tower Millennium Pier, Tower HillWhen? Tuesday July 9th 2019 - Saturday August 3rd 2019Can you imagine watching a movie under the stars on the top d
If you live in East or South East London, and you haven’t heard of the Canada Water Masterplan – be prepared to be shocked, because this will change the whole landscape.Canada Water sits a single tube stop from Canary Wharf — but in development terms it is about 30 years behind its more popular neighbour.This former London dock has been neglected for decades. But now, with prices
There are a million ways to celebrate Dad this Father's Day, but as we all know, his favourite way to enjoy it would be spending the day with you.So, this Sunday, plan special Father's Day activities that will really show your father how much you care. If you need a little help coming up with the perfect plan, below are some great things to do with Dad that can happen before or after a nic

WHAT'S ON GUIDE: JUNE

By published on 01/06/2019  

With life getting busier every week and new bars, restaurants and events opening every month, staying on top can be tricky. So here’s a round up of this month’s hottest happenings in and around the local area…What? King Hedley IIWhere? Theatre Royal Stratford East, StratfordWhen? Until Saturday June 15th 2019Lenny Henry is excellent as a dangerous hustler in this thunderous Augu

ROYAL ASCOT 2019

By published on 26/05/2019  

Get ready for the biggest horse racing event in Berkshire.Royal Ascot is arguably the most glamorous and prestigious racing event in the sporting calendar. It's known for its elegance, glamour and its nail-biting action.With a little over two weeks to go before the five-day event, tickets are already being snapped up. Prices start at £37 for the Windsor Enclosure, and go into the hundred

CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW

By published on 19/05/2019  

See the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea transformed with stunning horticultural displays for the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show.The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show is one of the highlights of early summer with vibrant floral displays, gorgeous gardens and A-list attendees, including the Queen who usually visits on the morning of the first day.World-renowned garden

LONDON WINE WEEK

By published on 12/05/2019  

Back for its third year, London Wine Week is a celebration of the capital’s wine scene across 100 venues across the city, hosted by Drinkup London on 13th- 19th May.A wristband will gain wine enthusiasts access to self-guided wine tours, events and tasting sessions.The main hub is at Devonshire Square, which will be hosting masterclasses, supper clubs, ‘meet the maker’ evenings,

WHAT'S ON GUIDE: MAY

By published on 01/05/2019  

With life getting busier every week and new bars, restaurants and events opening every month, staying on top can be tricky. So here’s a round-up of this month’s hottest happenings in and around the local area…What? London Craft WeekWhere? Various London venues, LondonWhen? Wednesday May 8th 2019 - Sunday May 12th 2019This week-long festival, now in its fifth year celebrates craf
Pilates and Yoga are loved and practiced by many due to their ability to intertwine both mental and physical health.Pilates was conceived by a German, Joseph Pilates who blended diverse principles together such as flowing, breathing, control, precision and concentration movements. In the process, Pilates as we know it was conceived. It’s practiced mostly through a mat on the floor and traini

BEST PUBS ALONG THE MARATHON ROUTE

By published on 14/04/2019  

There’s something special about the London Marathon and that’s why we love it. Drawing thousands from around the world to run from Greenwich weaving around the City of London and ending up in St. James’s Park might seem normal but it’s definitely not.There’s no better way of making the most of the London Marathon while following it closely than catching a deservedly e

THE HUMAN HABITATION ACT AND THE TENANT FEE BAN

By published on 07/04/2019  

Landlords: Are You Prepared?20th March 2019 and 1st June 2019 are very important dates in the calendar of every landlord and most tenants. Firstly, the Home (Fitness for Human Habitation) bill went through parliament and became law with a Royal Assent. Tabled by Member of Parliament Karen Buck, the bill sought to not only amend the 1985 Landlord and Tenancy Act, but also compel private and social

WHAT'S ON GUIDE: APRIL

By published on 01/04/2019  

With life getting busier every week and new bars, restaurants and events opening every month, staying on top can be tricky. So here’s a round up of this month’s hottest happenings in and around the local area…What? Full CircleWhere? Roundhouse, Chalk FarmWhen? Saturday April 6th 2019Journey from cradle to grave and go full circle at this immersive performance event. Attend one o

Easter Activities That Won't Cost You a Penny

By published on 25/03/2019  

You don't need to spend money to have a good time this Easter - check out these completely free London activities.Between Good Friday (April 19, 2019) and Easter Monday (April 22, 2019) you don’t have to remain four days indoors bingeing on inebriating bubblies, chocolate and old shows. With so many family-friendly and exciting excursions in London, there’s something for everyone o
London is growing – a period of massive urban renewal has seen our city grow to a record high of 8.8 million Londoners in 2016 – and it shows no sign of slowing down into 2019.With 17% of all Brits living in the city, we’re going to need more ways of getting around and an unofficial tube map, created by designer Ali Carr, shows what plans transport chiefs have planned in the long

What's On Guide - March 2019

By published on 01/03/2019  

With life getting busier every week and new bars, restaurants and events opening every month, staying on top can be tricky. So here’s a round up of this month’s hottest happenings in and around the local area…What? Flippin' Good Fun Pancake RaceWhere? Greenwich Market, GreenwichWhen? Tuesday March 5th 2019There are medals to be won and plenty of pancakes up for grabs from th
Valentine’s Day is a holiday filled with love, joy and celebration. It’s also a day to show the one you love most just how much you love them.A little thought and planning can go a very long way in wooing the new girlfriend or boyfriend, rekindling lost love or even spicing up a relationship with a long term lover. This Valentine’s Day, there are several hot options to consider i

WHAT'S ON GUIDE: FEBRUARY

By published on 01/02/2019  

With life getting busier every week and new bars, restaurants and events opening every month, staying on top can be tricky. So here’s a round-up of this month’s hottest happenings in and around the local area…What? My Name is Lucy BartonWhere? Bridge Theatre, BermondseyWhen? Until Saturday February 16th 2019Unsteady after an operation, Lucy Barton wakes to find her mother sittin

NEW YEAR MARKET: TIPS FOR SELLING YOUR HOME

By published on 02/01/2019  

As there is usually a 10% increase in buyers in January, New Year is the perfect time to put your property on the market.We share our top tips in order to take advantage of the bustling New Year market.How to get your property ready for sale in the New YearNew Year is the perfect time to put your property on the market, since buyers’ desire to find new homes are usually renewed and re-energi

PLANNING YOUR MOVE IN 2019

By published on 21/12/2018  

As soon as the Christmas turkey is cold, people head straight to the computer and start looking at property.At least, that is what it seems because Rightmove and Zoopla the two online property search leviathans both experience a huge spike in traffic during the post-Christmas lull.If you want to move in 2019, can you afford to miss out on this prime selling time?You might not have time between Chr

CHRISTMAS PRESENT IDEAS FOR NEW HOME BUYERS!

By published on 12/12/2018  

Christmas is already showing those early signs of arrival. Whether it’s decorations in shops or the sudden appearance of Christmas trees around your high-street the most festive time of year will soon be upon us.Which means you’re going to have start thinking about buying presents.The good news is if you know someone who is a recent home buyer or planning on becoming one in the new yea

Marketing Your Property Over The Christmas Period

By published on 22/11/2018  

5 tips to ensure that your Christmas decorations HELP you sell your property.Imagine you are a buyer, walking up to a potential new home, the question ‘Can I picture myself living here?’ lodged firmly in your mind. Would you be put off by an inflatable snowman dangling from the roof? By gaudy flashing lights and fake snow blanketing the front lawn?Christmas decorations needn’t be
An empty rental property can potentially cost landlords hundreds of pounds. Find out how, as a landlord, you can limit the risk of having unoccupied properties.For many landlords, it is vital to minimise the amount of time a property is empty as not only are you not collecting rental income, but you are also still paying certain costs such as your mortgage, ground rent, service charges, and utilit

5 Ways To Increase The Value Of Your Property

By Webdadi Ltd published on 19/07/2018  

Convert your LoftIf you want to create extra space, a loft conversion is the ideal way to gain another room in your property. You could also potentially add an en-suite bathroom and you will have a ready-made private space at the top of the house. Loft conversions could add more than 10% to value of your home if built professionally.Utilise the BasementThis type of conversion isn’t cheap, bu Tags: Property, Value, Estate Agents

How To Find An Area That's Up And Coming For Your Property Investment

By Webdadi Ltd published on 04/07/2018  

Do you want to invest in a property that has a good chance of increasing in value? If you do, then you’ll benefit from buying in an area that’s not fashionable at the moment but could well be in the future. What you need is an up and coming area, but how do you find them? Here’s a few tips on how to look for the signs.TransportLook for somewhere that has published plans to improv Tags: Property, Investment, Location

What to Think About Before You Invest in a Buy to Let Property

By Webdadi Ltd published on 29/06/2018  

What to Think About Before You Invest in a Buy to Let PropertyBuy to let is still a popular way to invest your money. Here are few things for you to think about on your journey from property owner to landlord.The LocationThink about the type of tenants you want. If you prefer to attract young professionals, you will need a property that’s a short distance from public transport links. Young f

Four Great Ways to Exercise and Get Fit in 2018

By Webdadi Ltd published on 04/06/2018  

If you want to start a new fitness regime here are four of the most popular workouts now. They are fun to do, and they’ll make you feel good.BoxingNo, you don’t have to get in the ring, but you do have to train. Boxing is a cardiovascular exercise. It will increase your stamina and boost your fitness.It isn’t just an upper-body workout either. Once you learn all the right moves i Tags: Fitness, Summer, Fitness
Are you looking for somewhere new to try for lunch or dinner in London? Here are five restaurants that have only been around a short while or are due to open soon.Sargeant’s Mess – Tower of LondonIf you love standard tasty British dishes, this is the place for you. It overlooks the Tower of London and Tower Bridge, and there are views over the Thames. On the menu are traditional dishes Tags: London, Restaurants, Summer

Five Great UK Beach Destinations (Not too far from London)

By Webdadi Ltd published on 04/05/2018  

Five Great UK Beach Destinations (Not too far from London)Summer is almost here and it will soon be time to head off to the beach. Whether you want a day out, a weekend break, or a holiday, we’ve picked 5 great beach destinations less than 3 hours from London by car, or even less if you take the train.Isle of WightThe Isle of Wight’s beautiful sandy beaches and grand promenades are not Tags: Uk, Beach, Destinations, Summer

Impress Your Friends With Two Great BBQ Dips From Spain

By Webdadi Ltd published on 19/04/2018  

Impress Your Friends with Two Great BBQ Dips from SpainHurrah! Soon the weather will be sunny and warm, so it’s time to think about getting the BBQ back out and fired up.Here are two traditional salsa dips all the way from Spain (it just might influence the weather). You can use them to dip bread or sliced up vegetables, or as an accompaniment to sausages, chicken, steak, chops, ribs and ham Tags: Summer, Bbq, Spain, Dips

A Beginners Guide To Planting

By Webdadi Ltd published on 04/04/2018  

If you've recently moved home, you may well have been lucky enough to acquire a garden. If your previous home was also in London, chances are you won't have had one before and won't know where to start. Here are a few helpful tips to help you get started on your gardening journey.SoilBefore you rush off to buy plants you need to look at the soil in your garden. Gardener’s World h Tags: New Home, Gardening, Planting

Some Ideas to Give Your Home a Fresh New Look

By Webdadi Ltd published on 23/03/2018  

Does your home look a little bit tired? Maybe it’s time to give your home a fresh new look to help bring it up to date. You don’t have to spend a fortune; a fresh coat of paint, sparkly clean windows and the addition of some new accessories can transform your home in an instant.If you’re feeling even more adventurous and you have a little bit more cash to spare, you could replace

A Bite to Eat and a Touch of History in Rotherhithe

By Datography Ltd published on 02/03/2018  

Rotherhithe was once a bustling port which saw large ships full of goods like wood and grain coming and going between London and the rest of the world. Today it is a vibrant area with plenty of family friendly shops, restaurants and parks. You can get to the West End in 15 minutes on the underground.If you’re looking for a property in Rotherhithe and you want to stop somewhere for a bite to Tags: Rotherhithe, The Mayflower, The Blacksmiths, Pubs

Decisions Decisions

By published on 14/12/2016  

With lenders criteria tightening in some cases, I have highlighted below some tips to ensure you stand the best chance of being approved for a ‘decision in principle’ This is usually the point at which a lender credit scores you.Get on the voters roll.Set up a direct debit for the minimum payment on all credit or store cards.Never close down a direct debit until you are sure the provid

Can self-employed people get a mortgage?

By published on 11/12/2016  

Many of the new enquiries we receive at Chancery are from people who are self-employed. I have covered below a few of the questionsHow is my income treated for lending purposes?Where sole traders/LLP’s or partnerships are concerned lenders will generally only accept a client’s net income after all expenses have been offset. For Ltd companies we have a bit more flexibility as lenders wi

Why use a mortgage broker?

By published on 06/12/2016  

A professional mortgage broker can provide a level of service that a borrower cannot obtain direct from a lender and certainly not from a comparison site.The key issue is advice. For those who want to take out the biggest loan they are ever likely to have without obtaining any kind of advice then the internet has a wealth of information. However, the cheapest product does not take into account you
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