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Exploring the Forbidden Forest at Warner Bros. Studio Tour

Being a Harry Potter fan is the gift that keeps on giving. The magic of the books kept going through film, and even though it’s been six years since the final movie there has been so much to keep us Potterheads…

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Brunch at Jar Kitchen, Covent Garden

*NOTE: Jar Kitchen is now permanently closed* A stone’s throw away from unbearably busy Covent Garden piazza is Drury Lane. Saint-like calm in comparison to its neighbour, it’s home to the beautiful greenhouse style facade of the Royal Opera House,…

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Shakshuka Brunch at Cafe Loren, Camden

I do all I can to avoid Camden Town on a Saturday. Being one of London’s most accessibly eclectic areas, it draws in huge crowds with its outrageous 3D store facades, bizarre street performers and cheap ‘alternative’ tat available the…

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Proper Pizza at The Marquis of Wellington, Bermondsey

  Whenever I’m away on a big holiday, I always plan something to look forward to when I’m back. You know, to soften the blow a bit. It doesn’t have to be anything spectacular, but something like a pizza date…

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Hogwarts in the Snow at Warner Bros. Studio Tour, London

This year has been an incredible treasure trove of opportunities for me as a Harry Potter fan. I’ve seen Cursed Child TWICE, met stars of the films, and been invited to become an ambassador for JK Rowling’s charity, Lumos. To…

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Six Reasons to Visit Bankside, London

Lying on the south side of the river is many a tourist trap. The Southbank draws in the crowds for the London Eye, but it’s the hidden second-hand book stalls and graffiti covered skate parks that keep locals coming back.…

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How to Spend a Day in Victoria, London

There’s a whole heap of guides out there on the hidden gems of London, and I love to explore my city to find the weird and wonderful. Recently though, rather than one shop or cafe that I happened to stumble…

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Pub Grub at The Happenstance, London

When it comes to pub food there’s a gap in the market between reheated frozen lasagne and Michelin starred cuisine. You take a risk eating somewhere who, up front, deals predominantly in pints, but it paid off at The Happenstance.…

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Lumos Charity Gala at Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Sometimes, something amazing will drop into my inbox. Over and above the 15% ASOS discount for my birthday (although let’s not lie, I totally used that) and the general newsletter nonsense that I forget I’ve subscribed to, there is an…