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A cheap solution to Summertime fun: Walks!

A cheap solution to Summertime fun: Walks!

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Words and Photos: Delmar Terblanche Subbing: Harrison Hindle There was a time when “English Summer” was a punchline. But with the nationwide heatwave set to continue another week (albeit with slightly lower temperatures), that time feels like a distant memory. The question then becomes - how best to make use of a genuine London Summer? This isn’t a beach city, nor is it famous for its outdoors scenery. Not to mention, of course, that it’s one of the most expensive places on earth. Well, the solution is here: morning walks. I know those two words aren’t exactly relaxing ones, but there’s a lot to be said for walking through a London summer. For one, it’s cheap, and, for another, you can avoid the stinking, sweaty, sodden crowds that plague the tube and the buses this time of year
Oxford Street to be pedestrianised before next Christmas

Oxford Street to be pedestrianised before next Christmas

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The pedestrianisation of Oxford Street has been hotly contested ever since the ideas was conceived by BoJo. Now Mayor Sadiq Khan has promised that the famous location will be people only by the end of 2018. No longer will you feel like an expert Londoner when you time your crossing in perfect motion with the traffic and terrified tourists around you. Arriving at the same as the new Elizabeth line, thousands more commuters and tourists will be arriving at the gleaming new Bond Street station each day. Meaning whether you like it or not, the changes are necessary. It’s officially confirmed that at least part of Oxford Street will become pedestrianised, banning cars and eliminating the notorious wall of red busses which have been clogging up the street for years. The heart o
VIDEO: Are the holidays haunting your bank account?

VIDEO: Are the holidays haunting your bank account?

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Young people spend a lot of money on festive parties. With Halloween just gone and the Christmas holiday season knocking on your door, celebrating is getting to be really expensive for a lot of us - food, outfits, decorations, presents. British shoppers, altogether have spent nearly £155 million on costumes this year - making Halloween Britain's second biggest adult party. This year saw a climb of 1.7 percent to £481m in overall spend of seasonal products, according to GlobalData. Halloween may have taken the prize for being Britain's second biggest celebration but Christmas is still the first, as shoppers spend even more money on this holiday. Gocompare.com Money released statistics last year that showed that the average British household expects to spend £753 on Christmas fe
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