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There are tiny chewing gum paintings all over London's Millennium Bridge

There’s Chewing Gum Art on London’s Millennium Bridge

A tiny St Paul’s Cathedral, an ant carrying an umbrella and what looks like a tree full of people – all things you’ve probably walked past if you’ve ever crossed London’s Millennium Bridge – and they’re all painted on the chewing gum people drop there. I was a goth in…
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A review of the London Loo Tour

Touring Toilets with the London Loo Tour

I’m standing at Waterloo station looking for a woman holding a toilet plunger up over her head. She’s my guide for the afternoon on the London Loo Tour. Yes, while most people coming to London to visit thrones are viewing gold, guilded ones in Buckingham Palace, mine are to be…
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Autumn sees the arrival of New Forest pigs

Why Is The New Forest Suddenly Full of Pigs?

If you spend much time in the UK’s New Forest you get used to seeing animals wandering around – ponies, cows, donkeys all commonly appear next to your table in the pub garden, outside ice cream shops or, often, simply standing in the middle of the road surveying which bit…
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Seven quirky things to do on Guernsey

Seven Quirky Things To Do in Guernsey

Its post boxes are blue, there’s a war-themed aquarium, the local gin tastes like seaweed and hidden in the middle is a church (made of china and seashells) that got knocked down when it was too small to fit a fat bishop – for an island just 65km square there’s…
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