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The Crown, Blackheath

Laugh it off at The Crown Comedy Club in Blackheath

The early evening sun on The Crown’s courtyard is a delight, especially after work with a chilled glass of sauvignon blanc (they do a very good house). The 16th century coaching inn, one of the oldest in Blackheath, was a stopover on the old Roman road from London to Dover, so you’re pretty much carrying on an ancient tradition – resting up with a beer before heading home.

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Connections Festival comes to Bush Theatre this week

See drama’s rising stars at Bush Theatre

Do you have a passion for plays? If so, there’s an exciting partnership between Bush Theatre and the National taking place now!

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Food and Drink

Rebecca Mascarenhas is behind Bibo in Putney

Restaurant review: Bibo, Putney

Sudi Pigott samples true Italian style at Rebecca Mascarenhas’ new restaurant in Putney

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This luxurious central London property is one of many lavish homes featured on Beauchamp Estates' £1 billion property portfolio

Gary Hersham on his BBC Two series and £1 billion property portfolio

The Managing Director of Beauchamp Estates reveals why he’s allowed TV cameras into his estate agency for new series, Under Offer

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Look after your teeth

All smiles: the difference between dentistry and orthodontics explained

A new study confirms people with straight teeth are perceived as more successful, smarter and having more dates, Metamorphosis Orthodontics reports

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The children are off on their school trip, but what happens to the parents when they find themselves home alone?

Louise Candlish: what happens when the parents are left home alone?

So, bienvenue to the season of the school trip to France. I remember it as if it were yesterday: the hot drinks served in a bowl, the tear-off ribbons of bonbons as long as your legs, the giggling and the blushing as a half-attractive Norman teenager strolled by – or was he a Breton?

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Meeting the Masai Mara in Kenya

Top ten family-friendly holiday destinations

Tom Barber one of the founders of Battersea-based luxury travel company Original Travel and travel editor for Esquire Magazine picks his top ten destinations, long and short haul, for a family holiday

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