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This is where you can get to know our team a bit better, and read about the things that make us smile.

Junior Karting at Rye House Kart Raceway

Posted on July 27, 2016 by Issy

The bank holiday weekend was sunny and far too good to waste by staying indoors. Andy, our Head of Brand and Partnerships, took the family to Rye House Kart Raceway, Hertfordshire, and a new young racing devotee was born.   … Read More

Sevda Dines at Ametsa with Arzak Instruction

Posted on July 25, 2016 by Dan

Recently our resident spa and pampering specialist, Sevda, enjoyed enjoyed a spot of Spanish-style Michelin-starred dining at Belgravia's Ametsa with Arzak Instruction. Want to know how she found her experience? Read on to find out. Read More

BFG and 7 Things You Didn’t Know About Roald Dahl

Posted on July 22, 2016 by Dan

We're SO excited about The BFG movie, directed by none other than Steven Spielberg. Release across the country today, it looks pretty epic. We predict it to be one of the top films of the year. Read on to learn 7 things you may not know about … Read More

Alternative Water Sports for Summer

Posted on July 20, 2016 by Dan

From swimming and snorkelling to fishing and big wave surfing, water sports come in many different shapes and sizes. For years, people all over the world have flocked to their nearest pool, lake or beach during the summer months to give them a … Read More

Pay It Forward

Posted on July 18, 2016 by Brooke

It’s not every day here at Red Letter Days that we receive an e-mail leading us to something and someone so out of the ordinary. However, back in June we received one which introduced us to 70 year old Susan Bathurst, a remarkable individual who runs a … Read More

Fresh Vegetarian Summer Salads

Posted on July 15, 2016 by admin

When the weather is hot, sometimes it's nice to take a break from the barbecue and try something cool and fresh. We'd like to share a few recipes we use to make vegetarian and vegan summer salads for lunch in the office. Read More

K – West Spa and Rock Tea

Posted on July 13, 2016 by Issy

K – West Spa and Rock Tea This super-cool spa is situated in a super-cool hotel conveniently located a short walk from Shepherds Bush tube station. K - West offers imaginative and holistic treatments within stylish, ultra-modern facilities and is solo-friendly, which isn't always easy to … Read More

5 Urban Beaches to Make Summer Swing

Posted on July 11, 2016 by Ben Barron

The Great British Summer time can only mean one thing; it’s time to fill up a cooler, pack up the car, and head to the coast for a day of fun in the sun! However, city slickers know all too well that finding the … Read More

6 Super Summer Beers

Posted on July 8, 2016 by Ben Barron

The British summertime brings with it plenty of our most loved traditions such as cricket, The Proms, and that cherished moment when the barbeque first springs into life. However, one particular summer tradition is celebrated more enthusiastically than any other. Whether it’s in a … Read More

Knights Glamping at Leeds Castle

Posted on July 6, 2016 by Issy

Ali and I between us have worked at Red Letter Days for nearly three decades, sharing many an unusual adventure thanks to our employers. We often pool experience opportunities together in order to try different things. This summer has been no exception and, combining Ali's great love of history and … Read More

Happy Birthday to Us!

Posted on July 4, 2016 by Brooke

1989 isn’t just a Taylor Swift album. In fact lots was happening that year, not least the birth of Red Letter Days which is 27 years old today, so Happy Birthday to us! Find out what else was going on back … Read More

5 Extraterrestrial Movies that are Out of this World

Posted on July 1, 2016 by Dan

Believe it or not, tomorrow is World UFO Day. To join in with this annual celebration of flying saucers, bright lights and things from out of this world, we thought it would only be right to share our 5 favourite extraterrestrial films with … Read More

Street Food with L’atelier des Chefs

Posted on June 29, 2016 by Issy

Can we really have had Glastonbury again already? Where does the time go!  We've already given you some top tips for festivals in another post last week and it got our juices flowing. Recent times have seen us all try to be more … Read More

Tennis Trailblazers

Posted on June 27, 2016 by Brooke

Today marks the start of the legendary championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC). Each year at Wimbledon, as well as at the other tennis championships, historical moments are born and created. We take a look back at some of the … Read More

5 Epic Things That Happened at Goodwood

Posted on June 24, 2016 by Dan

Despite the less than desirable weather, this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed is off to a roaring start. This annual hill-climb and motoring extravaganza is  basically the Glastonbury for petrol heads and since starting in 1993, it has produced some pretty amazing moments. Read More

The Ultimate Glastonbury Festival To Do List

Posted on June 22, 2016 by Brooke

The muddiest and arguably most anticipated four days of the festival season are upon us. Yes, it is time for Emily and Michael Eavis’s rock child – Glastonbury Festival. With 180,000 people descending on Worthy farm this weekend and 100 different stages to choose … Read More

Discover the Amazing Gyrocopter

Posted on June 20, 2016 by Ben Barron

For generations people have wished for the ability to fly. While aeroplanes and helicopters are now commonplace in the modern world, neither truly gives us a sensation close to natural flight. This is where gyrocoptering comes in. The first gyrocopter was flown in 1923 … Read More

Presents for Dad: A Father’s Day Animation

Posted on June 18, 2016 by Issy

If you’ve got 30 seconds to spare, take a look at our Father’s Day animation. It’s only short, but might provide inspiration if you’re thinking about presents for dad (or if you just like aeroplanes). What will you be saying this … Read More

What I Learned from My First 5 Months of Fatherhood

Posted on June 17, 2016 by Dan

On the early hours of Saturday 9th January 2016, after watching countless episodes of Californication until 3am while guzzling whisky like a poor man's Charles Bukowski (big mistake), my wife nudged me and very politely told me that she thought she had gone into labour. I’ll … Read More

Father’s Day: Famous Football Father & Sons

Posted on June 15, 2016 by Issy

Today we're all about football with Euro 2016 having kicked off and Father's Day around the corner, so we thought we'd score a hit by combining the two. We've taken a look at a few of the most famous footballing father and son combinations, as well as … Read More