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Swimming through history

At first glance, taking a dip in the docks may not rank among the most obvious advantages of 21st century docklands living. But open water swimming – or ‘wild swimming’ as it’s called – is becoming Britain’s fastest growing participatory sport, according to Sport England.

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Canary sings a new tune

Keep the whole family entertained over the Easter Holidays with our special roundup of the best things to do at Canary Wharf. From one of the largest inner-city farms in Europe to theatre and jazz, plan a fun filled day out in one of London's most vibrant new districts.

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Best foot forward

There’s no better way to understand the importance of London’s famous waterway than walking beside it, accompanied by specialist guide, Rob Smith.

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From Google to Guinness: your chance to visit great buildings that have shaped Dublin over time

The transformation of Dublin’s docks from a collection of derelict warehouses into a European hub for some of the world’s largest tech firms is the big draw at this year’s Open House Dublin.

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A very British institution

Taking afternoon tea is officially cool but what should accompany the perfect cuppa? Over a Ceylon Black, Julie Tomlin asks the experts for their advice.

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Building a buzz

The annual city-wide celebration of architecture returns for the entire month of June with over 200 activities stretching across every corner of London.

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All the fun of the fair

For just three days in May, London’s design quarter opens its doors with a packed calendar of events and exhibitions and a chance to see international and emerging design brands in unique surroundings, from an underground dungeon to one of the capital’s most iconic nightclubs.

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Flower power

From community vegetable patches to street installations and performance art, Chelsea Fringe is full of inspiration and great advice for a new generation of urban gardeners.

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