• Posted:Tuesday, October 20, 2009
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Make time for wine from your London hostel

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Make time for wine from your London hostel
If you're sitting on your bed in your lovely hostel in London and find that you are absolutely bombarded with things to do, your mind impossible to make up, let me point you in the wine direction. Sorry, right direction. That's what I meant to say. Anyway, moving on … for those looking for a fun activity - possibly something they've never done before - Islington's Wine Show, which is taking place between October 22nd and 25th at the Business Design Centre, might be a good place to start.

According to the Wine Show website, booking in advance is a great idea as buying tickets on the door will stick an extra £2.50 onto the price tag, but the charges start from £12.50 so everyone should be able to afford entry anyway. Happy days!

What do you get for your money? Quite a lot, I'd say - particularly if you're into your wine tasting anyway. Not only will grape experts be on hand to answer your every question but you'll be afforded the opportunity to sup on a few choice vintages and buy bottles from around the world.

You can also take part in one of the wine walks, led by one of a number of authorities on the subject, including Oz Clark, Robert Joseph and Chris Scott, who will take you around the show.

If that's not really your cup of tea (or glass of wine), you might want to stay in your London hostel a bit longer as the MPH Motor Show is coming to town at the start of November, complete with a live Top Gear special.

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