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Rich Ward

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Rich is a professional writer, photographer and videographer based in London and the founder of 11islouderthan10.com. When he's not soaking up what the capital's music and food scenes have to offer, Rich loves to travel the world in search of authentic local experiences, stunning wildlife and beautiful scenery.
"Why, Sir, you find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford." So...
With more than 300 shops on Oxford Street alone, London is certainly a place where you can splash the cash on a shopping spree to end all shopping sprees. But I'm not here to tell you about Topshop flagship stores...
Oh yes it's time to vote again here in the U.K. Less than a year after the seismic shock of the Brexit referendum we are heading to the polling booths yet again on 8 June after Theresa 'strong and...
View from the Duomo in Florence - Photo by Rich Ward

I recently returned from a 10-night road trip around beautiful Tuscany - a journey filled with fine architecture, food, drink, views and a good dose of sunshine. Although it was my third trip to Italy - having previously visited Naples and Rome - my...
English is without doubt the world’s global language. While it might trail to Mandarin and Spanish in terms of number of native speakers, English is the one language by which people of all nationalities are able to communicate. Up to...

In my humble opinion London is the greatest city on the planet, but when you spend 300 days a year living and working in the UK's capital it's always nice to get away for a long weekend and visit...
With the sound of hooves still echoing at the Cheltenham Festival and the world famous Grand National showpiece at Aintree just three weeks away it’s that time of year in the sporting calendar when everyone fancies a flutter -...

Walks Around London

With spring almost upon us here in London, now is the perfect time to get out and about exploring the countryside around the capital. For all London’s urban sprawl, it’s actually surprisingly easily to escape the tangle of roads and...
At more than 600 square miles in area, covering a large swathe of south-east England, it is easy to think of London as the epitome of post-industrialisation urban sprawl and hardly the most likely place to enjoy wildlife. However, you...
Every year, 1.34 billion, yes that's billion, passengers use the London Underground - the English capital's version of New York's subway. The city's busiest station, Waterloo, receives 95.1 million commuters, tourists and shoppers every 12 months, so as you can imagine...