The Red Book

Our thoughts and ideas on how to live with a little more adventure in your life and make the most of the world around you.


Bleak House Guides April | Chelsea

Bleak House Guides April | Chelsea

A pretty, springtime stroll through Chelsea to make the most of the magnolia, camellia and wisteria on display in every front garden.

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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. 

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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.

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Bleak House Guide January | Hampstead

Bleak House Guide January | Hampstead

A literary amble high up above the city in Hampstead featuring elegant Georgian townhouses, Victorian cottages, atmospheric graveyards and cosy pubs.

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How to do Christmas shopping in London

How to do Christmas shopping in London

Shopping for gifts should be as enjoyable as giving and receiving them. Here is our guide to the best places to get your shopping nailed, for him, for her and for the other people in your life.

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How to Enjoy Christmas in London

How to Enjoy Christmas in London

Our guide to the most stylish and atmospheric things to do in London at Christmas to make the most of this magical festive period.

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Bleak House Guide December | Mayfair at Christmas

Bleak House Guide December | Mayfair at Christmas

An impossibly festive walk through Mayfair. Luxury Bond Street jewellers, famous hotels and the Georgian shops of Piccadilly conspire to make this one of the prettiest parts of London at Christmas.

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Bleak House Guide November | Chiswick Riverside

Bleak House Guide November | Chiswick Riverside

An invigorating walk along the Thames at Chiswick featuring elegant Georgian houses with enviable river views and adorable cottages adorned with November roses.

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Bleak House Guide October | Bloomsbury

Bleak House Guide October | Bloomsbury

An evening walk around Bloomsbury, through some of London’s greatest squares with their Georgian terraces and London plane trees in full autumnal swing. 

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Bleak House Guide September | The City of London

Bleak House Guide September | The City of London

A relaxing weekend stroll through the deserted City of London, where winding alleys and medieval buildings jostle with some of Britain's most iconic modern architecture.

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August's Day Trip | Hambleden

August's Day Trip | Hambleden

August's Bleak House guide is a day trip to the pretty village of Hambleden for a stroll around the village, a picnic in the woods and a glass of cider in the charming pub.

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Bleak House Guide August | St James's & Westminster

Bleak House Guide August | St James's & Westminster

A walk through elegant St James's and Westminster taking in some of the world's oldest shops, some pelicans, Big Ben and two royal palaces.

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