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.


May's Day Trip | Daylesford & Adlestrop

May's Day Trip | Daylesford & Adlestrop

May's Bleak House guide is a day trip to the Cotswolds for a lamb and daffodil infused walk followed by lunch at the Daylesford farm shop.

Click through to watch our short video and download the free guide.

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Why you should join the National Trust

Why you should join the National Trust

Membership of the National trust isn't cheap but it's incredibly good value and an essential part of a living a more adventurous life.

Click through to find out why.

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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.

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

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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 find a good country walk

How to find a good country walk

Walking in the country without a plan can be a haphazard affair but armed with the right maps and guides it's a more enjoyable experience.

Click through to see our favourite resources for finding the best walks in Britain.

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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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What Alice taught me about adventure

What Alice taught me about adventure

Alice knew well that an adventurous outlook can relieve us of the boredom of everyday life and can fill our days with meaning and purpose.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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