Archive of articles from 2012

Make sure your bathroom stays chic and clean

Tips for keeping on top of bathroom maintenance

Having a city-centre apartment or house certainly enables you to enjoy a chic, enviable lifestyle. If you do live in this kind of property, however, it is important to stay on top of cleaning and maintaining it. Indeed, if you are not careful it will soon start to lose its elegance, something that may prove to be particularly apparent in your bathroom.

BBQs are perfect for a relaxed wedding

A guide to having a barbecue at a special event

While many people only bring out their barbecues once summer arrives and the weather is warm enough to sit outside for a few hours, this isn't making the most of your garden equipment. BBQs are also fantastic to have at special events, like weddings.

The V&A Museum is a London icon

The top 5 free museums in London for residents to visit

London is a fantastic city to live in for many reasons. Not only does it boast some of the best employment opportunities in the world, but living here means you can take advantage of its bustling nightlife, top shops and cultural attractions.

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Honky Tonk Blues Brunch in Chelsea

New York-inspired restaurant and bar, Honky Tonk will bring some old-school Manhattan glamour to Chelsea with a new weekly brunch party that is set to start in the New Year.

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Westfield confirms midnight Christmas shopping hours

Busy Londoners worried about when to fit in their Christmas gift buying will be pleased to learn that Westfield Shopping centre has announced midnight opening hours over the festive period.

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Brighton most popular city for New Year house party

While New Year’s Eve is one of the most anticipated nights out of the year, the majority of Brits would rather stay in and celebrate with a party at home.

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The best outdoor ice rinks in London

Nothing is better guaranteed to get you feeling festive than an afternoon skating on one of the capital’s outdoor ice rinks so wrap up warm, grab your friends and get your skates on…

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London celebrates World Toilet Day

Incase you didn’t already know, today is World Toilet Day and in honour of all things loo-related a five metre tall squatting sculpture has been placed in Potters Field Park in Tower Bridge, London.

LEGOLAND in Windsor is a fantastic daytrip

3 of the best daytrips from London

Buying a new home in London enables you to take advantage of everything the UK's capital has to offer, including some of the most popular tourist attractions in the world. However, living in London means you are also well placed to go on fantastic daytrips.

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Christmas lights up the capital

It’s official: you can start getting excited about Christmas as celebrities, sports stars and Disney Princesses have kicked off the festive season by switching on London’s lights.

Canning Town is a fun place to live

Canning Town: the perfect place for a new home

If you are searching for a new home in the capital and are overwhelmed by the wide choice of boroughs and neighbourhoods, look no further than Canning Town. This corner of London is the ideal place to purchase a property for several reasons.

Enjoy an autumn BBQ at home

Make the most of autumn with BBQ lunches

After a busy day in the office, coming home to a long summer's evening and the smell of food cooking on the BBQ is enough to melt away any stresses and strains encountered earlier on. However, the arrival of autumn doesn't mean this has to stop.

The London Film Festival is set for October.

London Film Festival previews

TRAILERS: The BFI London Film Festival kicks off in October for 12 days of cinematic sights and sounds. The event is the biggest of its kind in the UK and despite it being smaller than the famous Cannes or Venice festivals there is still a lot happening around the city.

Keep an eye out for these must-haves

3 most important things new London homes must have

Living in London is a brilliant opportunity, whether you want to buy a place of your own, move in with a loved one or start a family. There are several areas a little out of the centre that have great deals for new apartments in London, like Bow.

Shed alternatives for small gardens

Shed alternatives for small gardens

Sheds are essential items if you regularly like putting your green fingers to work, but when you have limited outdoor space, it can be hard finding a suitable storage solution. Luckily, companies like Walton cater to those whose gardens are on the small side.

Salford homes are perfect for Manchester commutes

What makes Salford a fantastic city to buy a home?

Manchester is a brilliant place to work and live. It boasts everything you would expect from a city, but without the high living costs you often find in destinations further south. As such, you can afford to reside right at the centre of the action.

Winning city Melbourne.

Melbourne Australia tops list of most liveable cities

Melbourne in Australia has beaten out all UK and worldwide cities to be labeled the most-liveable. Despite its excellent performance during the Olympic Games London has dropped further down the list of most liveable cities, now coming 55th.

London is fantastic for young couples

What are the top 3 London areas for young couples to live?

If you are currently on the hunt for the perfect apartment in London to buy with your partner, there are plenty of areas that will suit your lifestyle. However, it is important you pick the right location, or you could end up having to trek miles to go out!

A great party photo booth idea.

The affordable way to have a photo booth at your party

The popularity of fun photo booths at weddings and parties has sky-rocketed in the past two years. They are the must-have item for all things silly and quirky. But the booths can be expensive and out of reach of many party planners, but there is another way.

A happy single lady in her new apartment.

All the single ladies

If you hear Beyonce’s ‘All the Single Ladies’ being played across East London it is because the area has become a pulling ground for young single women. East London is starting to see a demographic shift with regeneration enticing a new market.

City living involves hustle and bustle.

City living captured in quotes

City living has drawn people in for thousands of years. Song lyrics, films and even poetry have been written about the romanticism and hustle and bustle of city life. See our favourite quotes about life in the city.

MediaCity has attracted homebuyers to Salford

A guide to Manchester's up and coming residential areas

Manchester is a vibrant and colourful city with inward investment that is second only to London, making it a place brimming with up and coming residential areas for the young and upwardly mobile.

Soho property values may be on the up.

Soho’s new face in the city

Soho is already known for its food, shops and nightlife but it could soon be a coveted place to live in the city. According to a Soho estate agents the location is undergoing a facelift and investors are seeing the area as a place of opportunity.

The innovative garden design at Islington.

Urban allotment gardens bring innovation to Islington

Islington in London now has a beautiful allotment garden thanks to the minds of some young interior designers. The 18-planter strong hovering allotment garden is the brainchild of students in their final year at the American Intercontinental University (AIU) London.

A tea party fit for the Queen.

A guide to tea party etiquette

VIDEO: Television presenter and royal insider Ben Fogle has put together and easy etiquette guide for the Diamond Jubilee weekend. In the video he discusses all aspects of a successful tea party to help you replicate it in your own home.

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Treasures of the world

Bring your wanderlust back to your home.

Wanderlust seems to be a trend in home décor this year with pieces from all over the globe making it into UK sitting rooms. The look requires items to be from many different locations and have an eclectic feel.

Go retro with an iPhone handset

Plug in your iPhone for an old-fashioned chat

We love new technology but sometimes, at home, wouldn't it be nice to ditch the touch-screen for a phone with a traditional handset? Now, you can plug in your Apple iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches and enjoy a good old gossip Lady Gaga style.