London’s going to the bears

UNBEARABLE LONDON: The original Paddington bear who starred in dozens of BBC television programmes sits on a pile of marmalade sandwiches in London.

London could soon become unbearable. Because of — ironically enough — bears.

Right as rain in Edinburgh

SOGGY SCOTLAND: Princes Street, at the heart of Scotlands capital city. Edinburgh.

Before I headed to Edinburgh for a summer weekend, I was warned that grey skies were the norm.

Wales a well-kept secret

BEAUTIFUL: Bryn Celli Ddu, a late Neolithic chambered tomb on Anglesey.

Wales has adventure, nature, a unique culture, good food and warm people.

Taking a ‘hawk walk’ in Ireland

GREAT BIRD: Visitors to Ireland can take the opportunity to hold  a Harris hawk such as this one held by Prince William.

With so much to do in Ireland, I could easily have missed walking the grounds of an Irish castle with hawks.

Old toilets, new London gallery video

A cup of coffee is pictured on a counter with original urinals in "Attendant", a former public toilet.

The city's forgotten spaces, including 19th-century public toilets, are blossoming into restaurants, cafes and boutiques.

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