Hong Kong 25: China’s Xi Jinping to visit for July 1 Handover anniversary, will inaugurate John Lee

Chinese leader Xi Jinping will visit Hong Kong on July 1 to mark the 25th anniversary of the city’s Handover from Britain to China, state media revealed on Saturday. Xi Jinping in Hong Kong in 2017. File photo: GovHK. Xi will also swear-in Hong Kong’s new administration led by former chief secretary and security minister … Read more

Visit Charles Darwin’s Home At Down House, Bromley

“People come here, almost as pilgrims, from all over the world.” Image: Matt Brown We pay a visit to Down House, the home of Charles Darwin, tucked away in the bottom-right corner of London. “And here’s the slide that Darwin had put in, so that his children could whiz down the stairs.” So notes curator … Read more

Things To Do In Southwold – Suffolk’s Picture Postcard Seaside Town

Will Noble Things To Do In Southwold – Suffolk’s Picture Postcard Seaside Town One of England’s comeliest seaside resorts, Southwold is a veritable picture postcard – what with its Victorian pier, rows of beach huts, the cannon-studded escarpment of Gun Hill and that gleaming white lighthouse jutting out over the town. Here’s how to explore … Read more

A Return Visit to Orka for Some Wellness on Wyndham

Our Foodie Forks 2019 Food Hero Tom Burney is back with a bang. He’s now heading up the kitchen at Orka Restaurant & Specialty Cafe, which opened in January (read our opening review here). Orka is a wellness-themed restaurant that serves both vegan and non-vegan food. This is fantastic – non-meat-eaters and carnivores like myself … Read more

Hong Kong school seeks pupils to undergo week-long quarantine, hinting at July 1 Xi Jinping visit

by Holmes Chan A Hong Kong primary school is looking for pupils to spend a week in a hotel quarantine ahead of next month’s handover anniversary, fuelling speculation a strict “closed-loop” system will allow Chinese President Xi Jinping to visit. Xi Jinping. File photo: China Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The first day of July marks … Read more

8 Seaside Towns In Sussex To Visit From London

Hastings Pier London’s great and all, but it’s not the seaside, is it? Next time you fancy a day at the beach, why not head to Sussex to visit one of these seaside towns. Note: for the purposes of this article, we have combined the two separate counties of East Sussex and West Sussex into … Read more

Visit London’s Best Festival Of Art And Literature

What better way to spend a summer afternoon than tapping into the incredible cultural activities our capital has to offer? Head to the historic heart of St James’s between June 6 and July 14 to explore the galleries at Christie’s London and visit The Art of Literature Exhibitions. Recognized world-wide as an international hub of … Read more

Huge Slides, Tiny Railway: Why To Visit Wellington Country Park

If you’ve got kids of varying ages, you know how hard it is to come up with a day out that’ll keep them all happy. The answer lies a few miles outside of Reading, where fairies, dinosaurs and goats roam, and playgrounds and a miniature train can all be found in close proximity. Wellington Country … Read more