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Bringing you the very best of London living and adventures away from home. All tried and tested by us at Bleak House.


Why your next holiday should be on a narrowboat

Why your next holiday should be on a narrowboat

The British waterways are a hidden gem. Find out why we think a narrow boat holiday is the perfect way to have a proper adventure with your family and a chance to do something a little different this summer.

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How to Update Your Home for Spring

How to Update Your Home for Spring

Our tips for helping your home emerge from hibernation and embrace everything that spring has to offer.

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The Bell at Sapperton | Cotswolds

The Bell at Sapperton | Cotswolds


A pretty, cosy pub in an unspoilt village where people arrive for Sunday lunch on horseback.

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Jikoni | Marylebone

Jikoni | Marylebone


Jikoni in Marylebone is the prettiest restaurant in town. With its pale pink walls, Indian cotton tablecloths and patterned china plates it’s the perfect place for lunch with your interiors-loving girlfriends. 

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The Wheatsheaf | Cotswolds

The Wheatsheaf | Cotswolds

The Wheatsheaf is perfectly placed to provide an escape from the city for a night or two.

It is super-dog friendly, has great food and a perfect pub interior with just the right amount of rustic charm. 

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The Swan At Southrop | Cotswolds

The Swan At Southrop | Cotswolds


This vine covered pub is picturesque from the outside and the tiny windows, settles, candlelight and open fires make it dark, cosy and inviting on the inside.

And when a pub has its own kitchen garden you know the food is going to be very good indeed.

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Bleak House Guide March | Chancery Lane to Borough Market

Bleak House Guide March | Chancery Lane to Borough Market

Aa walk of two halves passing through the empty medieval streets that sit at the centre of our ancient legal system, and across the river to the bustling 21st Century South Bank. 

Click through to download our hand drawn map of the walk.

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How to Survive Working From Home

How to Survive Working From Home

Read our tips for making working from home work for you. You can have a less stressful and more productive working life and be able to keep your home your sanctuary.

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Bleak House Guide February | London Bridge to Limehouse

Bleak House Guide February | London Bridge to Limehouse

February's walk is a historical trip along the Pool of London where iconic landmarks give way to cobbled streets lined with beautiful wharves and cosy pubs.

Click through to download our hand drawn map of the walk.

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Greenberry Cafe | Primrose Hill

Greenberry Cafe | Primrose Hill

Without doubt our most visited London restaurant, Greenberry Café is a delight at any time of the day. It's a true neighbourhood eatery and is dog-friendly too.

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Dog-friendly Shops in Central London

Dog-friendly Shops in Central London

Sometimes you just don't want to leave your dog at home when you go shopping but it's hard to know where you can and can't take your dog.

Here is our tried and tested list of shops in Central London that will make your dog feel at home whilst you scratch the retail itch.

 

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Camber Sands & Rye | East Sussex

Camber Sands & Rye | East Sussex

Camber Sands is the best dog-friendly beach near to London and Rye is one of England's prettiest towns. Embrace the January weather with a day trip to visit these two special places and blow the cobwebs away. 

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