16 really great things to do in Worthing
It’s the nostalgic seaside resort that blends historic charm with slowly-regenerating coastal cool. Beloved by Oscar Wilde and sung about by Suede, Worthing is home to an award-winning pier, superb street art and an impressive food scene. Its art deco architecture, beautifully preserved, makes it one for the design lovers too. Grab an ice cream, go for a paddle and prepare for a seaside trip to rival a day in nearby Brighton – these are the best things to do in Worthing right now. RECOMMENDED: Explore nearby Brighton and Petworth
6 things to do with your mates in London this Valentine’s Day
So you’re single on February 14. So what? While the city might be overrun with gooey-eyed couples, overpriced set menus and disappointing Tinder rendezvous, it doesn’t mean your only hot date should be with a microwave meal. From blooming beauty to underground comedy and the chance to do the cancan unironically, there are plenty of mate-dates to keep you busy on Valentine’s Day. So round up your crew and have a perfectly platonic time. Because Paris is for lovers, but London is for everyone. RECOMMENDED: 11 alternative romantic things to do in London
London’s best ethical fashion shops
There’s a new mood in the air. Mindless consumerism is out and conscious consumption is in, as we all make more effort to go eco. And once you’ve sworn off plastic straws and swapped your steak for seitan, it’s time to turn your attention to your wardrobe. London might be a fashion capital, but our stats aren’t too pretty. Traid estimates that 23 percent of our clothes go unworn, with a whopping 123 million items languishing unloved in the city’s wardrobes. Meanwhile on a global scale, the textile industry is one of the planet’s biggest polluters, emitting 1.2 billion tonnes of greenhouse gas every year – and our appetite for bargain garms and throwaway trends isn’t helping. But luckily, ethical clothing brands are working to make things better. Using responsible fabrics and sustainable methods, with artisan workers being paid a proper wage, these clothes are made to last far longer than a single season. We’re not talking linen smocks and lumpy jumpers, either: London’s new breed of sustainable boutiques favour cool cuts, chic prints and playful colour palettes, while dress agencies are saving the city’s fanciest labels from landfill. So treat yourself to a guilt-free haul. Mirror, mirror on the wall – here are the fairest shops of them all.