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Archive for August, 2016

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

The Winner

One of sport’s most extravagant and anticipated horse racing events of the year, the Cheltenham Festival attracts crowds of 230,000 people from all over the world.

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Friday, August 26th, 2016

Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race

Thousands of spectators line the Thames between Putney and Mortlake each year for the Cancer Research Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Race.

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Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Team GB

Well where to start? The Rio Olympics, 2016 saw Team GB win 67 medals – 27 Gold, 23 Silver and 17 Bronze. The highest number for 108 years.

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Friday, August 19th, 2016

man with a hangover

No one likes waking up so dehydrated that they think they have slept in the Sahara or with a head banging so hard they could still be on the dance floor. But as sure as night follows day, hangovers are a fact of life for many of us.

Whether you decide to sleep it away or eat it away, some of our top hangover foods to try in London include: (more…)


Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

pig race

With an enormous appetite for everything eccentric and downright foolish, the Brits take some beating when it comes to wacky events and attractions.

Whether you want to throw yourself down a steep hill after a 9lb cheese, while getting trampled by the local villagers, or grapple in a padding pool of gravy you will find a wealth of bizarre things to do if the fancy takes you.

People who normally live sensible lives can be found throwing themselves into bog snorkelling or sailing a giant Yorkshire pudding across a murky pond – just for the hell of it!

Eight of the most entertaining events to watch from a safe distance (if you have a slightly warped sense of humour) include: (more…)


Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Group of young performers

With the Edinburgh Fringe Festival well under way, hosting a record—breaking 50,266 performances in 294 venues across Edinburgh, it’s no surprise that this celebration of the good, the bad and the quirky brings visitors flocking to this vibrant city.

Taking place from 5-29 of August, 2016 in Edinburgh, a stunning city of inclement weather, men in skirts and bagpipes, the Fringe Festival has previously bought together some of the world’s wackiest acts, including dancing plastic bags and a man who balances rocks on top of each other – just for the hell of it! (more…)