Coffee shops in Birmingham

6 of the best independent coffee shops in Birmingham

As the clear, crisp days compete with the cold, wet ones for supremacy, you need a warm winter refuge where you can settle in at lunchtime or after work, nurse a hot drink and indulge your senses. The Danish even have a word for this concept of winter cosiness: hygge. Here Ahmed Ahmed, editor of …

City Lists Coffee November 21, 2013

The knowledge: A local’s guide to the best of Dundee

It’s been shortlisted for the UK City of Culture 2017, its new Victoria & Albert Museum has been given the green light and yesterday the literary festival announced its strongest programme yet… Dundee is on the rise again. While its traditionally known for exporting jute, jam and journalism to the world, Literary Dundee director Anna Day …

Guest Blogs August 28, 2013

Will Franken: Opinions on Edinburgh

Edinburgh Festival Fringe guest blog by Will Franken: Opinions on Edinburgh? You better believe I have opinions on Edinburgh. What about our children? I mean, if we allow Edinburgh to happen, what’s next? Glasgow? Oh, sorry, you meant the festival. I thought you were talking about the new slang terms for gay marriage (Edinburgh) and …

The knowledge: Aberdeen Food Blog’s eating out guide

Published by a married couple – and self-confessed “serial diners” – the Aberdeen Food Blog is a reliable source of restaurant reviews and a font of foodie knowledge for those in the Granite City. We asked Kirstie to share her favourite places to eat out, from the best restaurants in Aberdeen to the hidden gems. …

‘Blade Runner’ costume designer confirmed for ‘Star Wars 7’

He designed the costumes for iconic sci-fi classic Blade Runner – and now industry veteran Michael Kaplan has hopped on board Star Wars 7. Kaplan, who worked with new Star Wars director JJ Abrams on Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness, said he was “excited” at the prospect of getting his hands on the …

Fashion May 22, 2013

The knowledge: Fran Villani’s guide to eating out in Brighton

Brighton is known as a popular seaside destination with a lively after-hours scene, but its dining options are just as attractive, with more restaurants per person than anywhere in the UK outside of London. Fran Villani runs The Graphic Foodie blog, a repository of her own family recipes (from the Abruzzo region of Italy), her …

Guest Blogs May 6, 2013

The knowledge: Emma Button’s family guide to Berkshire

Every week on WOW247 we consult one of our favourite bloggers around the country to give us ‘the knowledge’ on their part of the nation. Emma Button is based in Wokingham in Berkshire who runs the Mellow Mummy blog, where she shares tips on how to cut the stress out of parenting, through advice based …

Guest Blogs April 24, 2013

The knowledge: Danielle Smith’s guide to Blackpool

Every week we provide you with ‘the knowledge’ about a different UK town or city, from a local perspective. This time Danielle Smith, the fashion and lifestyle writer behind A Blog From Blackpool, shares her tips about going out, shopping and things to do in the famous seaside resort. [Fun in the sun at Blackpool’s …

Guest Blogs April 17, 2013

The knowledge: Ellie Burns’ guide to Nottingham

Every week we provide you with ‘the knowledge’ about a different UK town or city. This time Ellie Burns, the young blogger and fashion spotter behind Ellie’s Favourite Things, shares her tips about style, going out and eating out in Nottingham. My favourite areas for trend-spotting… Whenever I’m on the lookout for new outfit inspiration …

Guest Blogs February 21, 2013

Would you miss music shops if they disappeared?

The news that HMV, one of the biggest names on the high street, is going into administration, putting 4,000 jobs, 240 stores and several live music venues  at risk, has prompted an outpouring of nostalgia online, as the nation collectively looks back on an adolescence spent flicking through racks of CDs or records, depending on …

Shopping January 15, 2013

Coffee stops: 5 of the best places to refuel in Glasgow

Glasgow is undoubtedly the best city in Scotland when it comes to shopping, but with all that choice, at some point you’re going to run out of steam – which is when finding a decent coffee shop becomes a necessity. Especially at this time of year. Here are 5 of the best in town. Disagree? …

City Lists Coffee November 27, 2012

10 romantic getaways in the UK

An intimate getaway can be the perfect way for couples to get to know each other better or rekindle their relationship, but expensive foreign travel and the mood-killer that is airport security could douse the flames of your partner’s passion. Thankfully there are plenty of destinations in the UK that lend themselves to romance. Here …

Out of Town November 26, 2012
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