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Would Drake have beaten the Armada out of Plymouth if he’d been lounging around the tea rooms and coffee shops they have in town today?

Plymouth may have been virtually flattened in the Blitz, but it’s still got its Elizabethan tea rooms and the coffee isn’t bad either! I’d only ever been to Plymouth before for work events; the kind of visits where you see … Continue reading

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Tea, coffee and cake by the cathedrals in Pompey – from Portuguese princesses to Portsmouth’s equivalent of Banksy

As someone with family ties to Southampton, it pains me to say so, but I really enjoyed my day trip to Portsmouth. And I didn’t even get to the areas most people flock to: the Naval Dockyard, or the Southsea … Continue reading

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Romans for roads; Italians for coffee; but tea is very English in Chichester

There’s a certain simplicity to central Chichester: chances are you’re in North Street; South Street; East Street; or West Street. And if not, then one of those streets is just round the corner, and you immediately know which direction you’re … Continue reading

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