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Taking a different track on London’s Culture Line

Taking a different track on London’s Culture Line

Boulevard Magazine  There’ll be two gold medal certainties when the London Olympics kicks off this July: the overcrowded capital will be sweatier than a weightlifter’s leotard and most visitors will soon be craving a day off to escape from it all. But since hopping the jam-packed Underground in summer is as comfortable as sprinting in […]

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England unplugged

England unplugged

Globe and Mail It’s 11 a.m. off the sharply-cragged Isles of Scilly coastline – 45 kilometres from the Cornish mainland – and I’ve just discovered I don’t get seasick. Which is just as well: the tiny fishing boat I’m on is tossing like a cork in a filling bathtub and my energy is fully deployed […]

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Glasgow’s belt-busting curry trail

Glasgow’s belt-busting curry trail

Dallas Morning News It’s 6 p.m. in Glasgow’s rush-hour-busy West End and I’ve just reacquainted myself with the joys of eating haggis. But rather than the standard lamb’s stomach served with neeps and tatties (that’s turnips and potatoes in the local vernacular) this version is a little different. Haggis pakoras – deep-fried mini-balls of Scotland’s […]

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London for William Morris fans (BBC.com)

London for William Morris fans (BBC.com)

BBC.com When London’s William Morris Gallery (http://www.wmgallery.org.uk) reopened to the public this year after a multimillion-dollar refurbishment, aficionados of the father of England’s arts and crafts movement packed their curlicue-patterned suitcases and rolled in for a visit. But the city that was home to the designer, artist and campaigning writer for much of his 19th-century […]

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London Laugh-in

London Laugh-in

Qantas: The Australian Way Magazine Britain is a funny place. It’s spawned comic originals from Spike Milligan to the Mighty Boosh; its legendary television comedies have tickled the world for decades; and its locals effortlessly deploy advanced sarcasm to lampoon and bond with each other – hit any pub here and you’ll find almost as […]

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