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Megan Lawton

Megan Lawton is a freelance broadcast journalist who works in current affairs journalism. When she’s not frantically covering Brexit, you'll find her eating the seafood offerings of luxury restaurants/sweating off the subsequent calories in HIIT classes. You can follow Megan's culinary adventures (and the occasional selfie) on Instagram: @Meg_Lawton

The Bingham Riverhouse aims to be a home away from home and that’s exactly what it is. The 15-guest-room hotel, with restaurant, sits on the banks of the Thames and feels a million miles away from the...

Much like Chester, Oddfellows hotel is charming and stylish. The historic Georgian, Grade II-listed building has the perfect spot in the city; it’s just a short stroll from the cobbled shopping lanes...

In 2017 Cumbria and the Lake District received over 47 million visitors and, out of these, 6.6 million people stayed overnight. With a footfall this high, it’s no surprise the area is brimming with hotels,...

Australasia is a swish sushi restaurant located underground in Manchester’s Spinningfields district; there you’ll find a mixture of Instagram ready millennials, primed to be photographed with...

There’s nothing better than finding an unexpected treasure of a restaurant. Somewhere that can’t rely on a brand name to get people through the door. An eatery which changes its menu with the...

It’s not an understatement to say Bemelman’s is a time capsule, straight out of the 1920’s. This Art Deco bar oozes charm and decadence and is aptly named after the author and illustrator...

We know cities are getting better at catering for both vegetarians and vegans, but New York is one of the cities taking it to the next level. Not only do they boast an impressive range of green eateries,...

Before December I’d been vegetarian for several months. After a fish-fuelled holiday in Croatia, I’d really overdone it on the seafood front – and the thought of fish made me queasy....

Downtown New York is home to the city’s buzzing financial district; from dawn till dusk the sky-high offices are brimming with life and the streets overflowing with briefcase-clutching workers dashing...

As the world’s 10th largest city, it’s safe to say New York can be overwhelming. Just googling ‘things to do’ can leave you in a pickle. So, thankfully, on a recent Christmas break to the Big Apple,...

Some consider Tribeca to be NYC’s best neighbourhood and Little Park only helps to secure that title. This small eatery is unlike many other Manhattan restaurants in the way that ethos is at its...

After days of consuming all of NYC’s carbs (pizza, pasta, bagels, pancakes – if it contained gluten, we ate it!), my mother and I were in need of a light lunch. So, in many ways it was a blessing...

As well as boasting crystal clear seas, stunning architecture and an amazing climate, Dubrovnik, as of August 2018, is also home to a Michelin Star. The shiny accolade belongs to Restaurant 360, a fine...

Towering over Manchester city centre sits 20 Stories, a swish cocktail bar and restaurant which opened earlier this year. Unlike the name suggests, 20 Stories is in fact on the 19th floor of 1, Spinningfields,...

Courtesy of Channel 4’s Made in Chelsea, Hvar has a reputation for being a playground for ‘gorgeous’, rich holiday-makers, and, in parts, it is. The harbour is lined with million-pound yachts...

September seems to me, the perfect time for a UK getaway; although the summer sun is no longer out to play, we’re blessed with clear blue skies and sun kissed auburn leaves. With Mother Nature on...

Until travelling to Croatia’s Dalmatian coast, I hadn’t realised how similar the area is to Italy: from the sunny climate to the terracotta roofscapes, grand white-brick chapels to the endless...

Within minutes of arriving in Zadar, I felt relaxed. This small, quaint city, which perches on the Adriatic coastline, has a slow and steady pace. One restaurant which particularly encapsulates this feeling...

Research shows we’re increasingly splashing our hard-earned cash on experiences rather than possessions. It seems money can buy happiness if it’s spent on creating amazing memories! If this sentiment...

Most of the new restaurants emerging in Manchester city centre offer foreign cuisines, from tapas to Thai. You name it, we’ve got it! But sometimes, it’s nice to embrace the taste of blighty...

Lisbon is known as the city built on 7 hills, and, trust me, after walking around for a weekend, you’ll be able to feel each of them in your calves! On the plus side, the views you’re rewarded...

If, like me, the way to your heart is through seafood, then a trip to Lisbon is essential. From the small, working mens’ cafes to the barbequed sardines on street stalls, I didn’t have one bad fish...

We all know France boasts some of the world’s best bottles of wine, but to an inexperienced wine drinker, a French wine list can seem intimidating. So step in, Thierry Givone, wine lover and founder...

When you think of Paris, the finer things in life spring to mind; stunning architecture, amazing food and a bloody good bottle of wine. It’s safe to say Restaurant Le Gabriel at La Reserve embodies all...

Towering over Deansgate sits Cloud 23; a large open plan bar and restaurant in Manchester’s iconic Beetham Tower. By night it’s a swish cocktail hotspot with unrivalled views of the city’s sky line,...

Just a stone’s throw away from the stunning River Seine, in the centre of Le Marais, sits Chez Julien, a pocket of French sophistication. If you’re into truffle, look no further, because that’s...

Before this January, I’d never heard of Aberciger, a tiny little hamlet in Powys, North Wales, but, after a recent idyllic trip there, I’m sure I won’t forget it. Not only did I find...

I’ll be honest, before dining at Grafene, I hadn’t done much research. When I rocked up to the restaurant, I had little idea of what to expect, but my first impressions were extremely positive. To...

I’m a huge fan of MasterChef. I’ve spent many evenings parked in front of my TV, drooling at the incredible dishes the amateur chefs prepare under the scrutiny of John Torode and Greg Wallace. For...

The Midland Hotel in Manchester is truly stunning. I can’t walk past without lovingly gazing at the large arched Edwardian windows or admiring the gorgeous amber bricks – no, I didn’t know...