The best coffee shop in London – Vergnano

Set up in 2002 by an Italian family who have been involved with Italian food in London since 1882 (hence the date they write on your cappuccino froth), the coffee served here is among the best I’ve tasted in the UK.   The first branch is at 62 Charing Cross Road, near the bookshops. The

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The Wolseley Piccadilly – stylish all day dining

A sometimes noisy but atmospheric classy eating place halfway down Piccadilly, this is a good place to drop in for a cup of coffee or a spot of lunch.  Open from 7am for breakfast, it is spacious and airy, being a former car showroom and bank.  With a comprehensive menu, there is something to suit

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Welcome to London Fever

My eight years in London in the late 1970s and early 1980s (I know, I know) were the best ever. I’ve always hankered to return. Whereas most of my friends and acquaintances have gone for that quiet cottage in the country, or more bedrooms and a garden in suburbia, I long for the excitement of

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Finding a flat to rent in London – where do you start? Step one

I’ve  trawled through the web, on sites such as Rightmove and Zoopla and think I can get two bedrooms in central London for my budget of up to £1800 per month.  I’d like a quiet place but ten minutes or so from a tube station.  My other wish list features would be a separate kitchen,

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An assured shorthold tenancy

    An assured shorthold tenancy is the most usual form of tenancy agreement.  So as not to confuse it with an assured tenancy, it is often shortened to shorthold tenancy but since we will only be dealing with the one on here, I’m sticking to assured shorthold tenancy which is the term you will

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