Where to find Street Art in Portsmouth

Where to find Street Art in Portsmouth

Looking for Portsmouth street art? As an area of growth for local and national street artists, Portsmouth is becoming increasingly more decorated. Yet, there’s not many places online sharing where these beautiful artworks are!

This guide is a great starting point to help you hunt down the places where you’ll find new pieces and old favourites.

Lace up your comfy trainers and grab your camera, there’s some stellar art to be found.

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Porters Wine & Charcuterie in Southampton

Porters Wine & Charcuterie in Southampton

Porters Wine & Charcuterie is serving up glorious platters of cheese, cured meats and fresh fruit alongside wine’s from around the world.

The restaurant simulates the enotecas or wine libraries of Italy and brings a lovely sophisticated wine bar to central Southampton.

If the winning combination of wine, cheese and meat is a piece of you, then take a look…

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Lonely Planet’s Ultimate United Kingdom Travelist

Lonely Planet’s Ultimate United Kingdom Travelist

Did 2020 topple your travel plans? Me too, don’t worry, I’ve got something that will keep that wanderlust at bay and have you exploring the many wonders of the UK in no time!

Lonely Planet’s Ultimate United Kingdom Travelist is the answer to all of my travel woes of 2020 and 2021 (maybe longer, let’s not jinx it!). And, it is providing much needed inspiration in the darkness of ‘uncertain times’.

Live in the UK? Take a look at why this book might help bring some direction to your travel plans for the foreseeable future.

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Paradise Pizza in Polzeath

Paradise Pizza in Polzeath

Paradise Pizza in Polzeath is serving up beautiful fresh wood fired pizza on the beach. Could it beeeeeee any more perfect?

I am here for the freshly made, dough with big air bubbles, sexy toppings and all that super hot wood fired flavour.

Yeah, so if you haven’t guessed, I like pizza a lot. And, this is my go to pizza spot in Polzeath. Pizza on the beach anyone? The answer is always yes by the way!

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The Bee Hive Online Shop

The Bee Hive Online Shop

The Bee Hive describes itself as ‘Portsmouth’s smallest department store’. An online shop full of lovely eco-friendly homeware, clothes, art and jewellery.

Once a great addition to the independent scene in Albert Road, the shop has moved online to cope with the challenges lockdown and coronavirus have presented.

Support The Bee Hive selling local Portsmouth and Southsea wares online…

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12 Things to ‘Know Before You Go’ – Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, The Making of Harry Potter

12 Things to ‘Know Before You Go’ – Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, The Making of Harry Potter

Planning a trip to Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter? Well, then this is the post for you!

Obviously, if you’ve found your way to my post, you want to make the most of every minute of your trip and this guide will help you do just that.

Grab a butterbeer, and note down these top tips for an epic Harry Potter Studio visit. I’ve got suggestions whether it’s your first or your fifth trip…

*FYI – this post has no spoilers about the experience. You are safe to read on!*

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Walk the Winchester Water Meadows

Walk the Winchester Water Meadows

Just off the high street you can walk a loop and discover the Winchester Water Meadows.

It’s an easy walk that follows the River Itchen and leads to some of the best hidden parts of the city. The walk takes in part of the South Downs Way, the Clarendon Way, Wolvesey Castle, the Hospital of St. Cross, the Itchen Navigation path, St. Catherine’s Hill.

The water meadows inspired Keats to write ‘To Autumn’, you know the one, imagine this in a rather loud and grandiose overly dramatic style… “Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness…”

With such a beautiful landscape on display you can see why he was motivated to write such pretty verse.

Get a slice of quintessential English countryside, history and explore Winchester in a totally new way.

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Body Boarding in Cornwall

Body Boarding in Cornwall

Body boarding in Cornwall is one sweet affair!

Cornwall is blessed with great beaches and waves, so it’s no surprise body boarding is so popular across the county.

I’ve spent many an hour in the water with my body board catching waves. I mean, you’ve not really completed a trip to the South West if you’ve not tried to ride a wave, right?

Take a look at Cornwall’s most popular past time…

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A Guide to Sunflower Fields in Hampshire

A Guide to Sunflower Fields in Hampshire

Sunflower fields in Hampshire, these pick your own farm experiences are popping up all over the county.

Sunflowers taller than me or you fill the fields, their happy yellow petals bobbing around in the wind. It’s a joy to pick a bunch or just wander the fields enjoying the view with friends or family.

Want to experience picking your own sunflowers? Here’s my guide to the farms and fields offering the experience in Hampshire…

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