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Travel || Ultimate York Restaurant Guide

York is home to some amazing restaurants (especially cute little cafes and tea places). However, it’s especially easy to fall victim to some of the tourist traps in the city. That’s not to say that they aren’t good…. but…

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York || Brunch at the Perky Peacock

The Perky Peacock is one of my favourite brunch and cafe options. There are limited tables inside, but the most coveted tables are outside along the river, even in the coldest months.  First of all, the Perky Peacock is…

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Looking Back on 1 Year in York

On Saturday, Sam and I celebrated our 1 year in York anniversary. Prior to that, I’d been living in London since 2011 and Sam had been living in London for 12 years before our move. You can read my…

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York || Your Bike Shed

Your Bike Shed is my latest York coffee shop to visit, on my ever-increasing list of places that you MUST eat at in York. It’s incredible how many coffee shops and hip cafes that such a small city as…

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York || Clifford’s Tower

Clifford’s Tower looms over one side of York. It dominates my walks to work and most walks that I do around town. (Until I get into town proper and the Minster takes its place as the building supreme.) Another…

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York || Anniversary Dinner at Skosh

Sam and I have been trying for ages to get into Skosh. But ever since Jay Rayner’s glowing review, “clever, delicious and often brilliant” and his endorsement that one of his dishes was the best dish of the year…

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York || Best Independent Shopping

I’ll be honest, I love going to places like Ikea. I think it’s a fun day out planning rooms and window shopping as much as possible. But as much as I love going in to massive chain shops, when…

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York || Yorkshire Museum

And here’s the last museum in my series on the York Museum Trust: the Yorkshire Museum. The Yorkshire Museum is all about the history of the area. And the exhibitions range from: rediscovering the Vikings of York, to extinct…

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Review || Lunch at The Botanist

I’d heard great things about The Botanist again and again, but I had yet to ever make it to one of their locations to try it out for myself. Before we even get into the food, I want to…