Outdoors

8 OF THE BEST WOOD BURNING STOVES FOR OUTDOOR SPACES

FEATURED PROMOTION Natural wood-burning stoves are becoming more and more popular in London, with options for creating a cosy room inside and a fantastic fire pit outside, here we pick out 8 of the best for your outside space, conservatories or winter gardens from the experts at Natural Fires  The Jøtul Terrazza outdoor fireplace from Natural Fires […]

Leanne Spencer of Bodyshot Personal Training

THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF OUTDOOR WORKOUTS

Leanne Spencer of Bodyshot Personal Training, based in south east London, eschews the New Year, New You hype for an everyday approach to health and wellbeing. As well as improving fitness, Leanne’s outdoor workouts can help manage anxiety and depression

Equinox Rise & Flow outdoor yoga classes in Kensington

EQUINOX RISE & FLOW YOGA OUTDOORS

Equinox fitness club in Kensington is making the most of the beautiful summer weather and taking its Rise & Flow yoga class outside

Alfresco dining in Hyde Park: Serpentine Bar & Kitchen in Hyde Park

WHERE TO DRINK OUTDOORS IN WEST LONDON

Cortlyn Stovall finds the best outdoor bars, pub gardens and areas with a London view for you to grab a seat and make the most of the sunshine this summer  Bluebird Café Bluebird Café is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of the King’s Road. From the courtyard, visitors can enjoy all-day-BBQs in […]

John Lewis Cannes lounger £299; John Lewis Expressions Oxford cushion £25

BRING THE OUTDOORS INTO YOUR HOME

The sun might be shining at the moment, but the weather in Britain isn’t the most reliable, so get your fix of the great outdoors under cover suggests Kara O’Reilly  Houseplants and indoor planting are having a renaissance. For more impact, group different sizes of pots together with single varieties of plants in them,’ says […]

The Globe Bar's new terrace

DINE ALFRESCO AT GLOBE BAR IN CHISWICK

Come rain or shine this summer, the Globe Bar in Chiswick is offering a taste of the Mediterranean with a new menu of tapas-style dishes

As pubs closures hit an all-time high of 28 per week, The Avalon beer garden in Clapham, London, has been cheered up by Cuprinol to mark the launch of Cheers it Up. The nationwide initiative aims to cheer up unloved beer gardens and encourage communities to support their ‘local’. The makeover took a team of 12 four days to complete, using over 120 litres of Cuprinol Garden Shades and 140 litres Cuprinol decking stain. To enter your local beer garden for a chance to win a ‘Cheers it Up’ makeover visit facebook.com/Cuprinol.

CAMPAIGN TO SAVE BRITAIN’S PUB GARDENS

Recent research* claims that an average of 28 pubs close a week in Britain, so woodcare specialist Cuprinol has done the decent thing and launched a campaign to save them – specifically Britain’s beer gardens

High-spec, open-plan family kitchen and dining spaces are popular in contemporary homes

HOMES TREND: BRINGING THE OUTDOORS IN

In the affluent area of Dulwich, the standard expected in family rental properties has significantly increased over the last few years. Smart landlords seeking the top level of rent have noticed the trend for high-spec, open-plan family kitchen and dining spaces in the sales market and applied it to their rental properties. More and more […]