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With the plethora of Pizzerias in London we have taken it upon ourselves to conduct a BATTLE OF THE SLICE to try and find the best pizza in London. It's a hardship, we know, but we'll take one for the team. 
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  • The Flop-o-meter... part of our Battle of the Slice judging criteria for KOMPAS’ favourite pizza in London!Huge thanks to @wandercrust_ldn for the two masterpieces tonight. Watch this space, coming soon... #pizza #pizzaslice #pizzaandbeer #pubpizza #battleofthepizza

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THROUGH THE LENS: Trent Country Park

3rd January 2019

You’re not alone in sniggering every time the tube tannoy announces the next train to Cockfosters…Yet how many of you have actually travelled to the end of the Piccadilly Line? Believe it or not, this part of London is home to ancient woodland once mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 and favoured hunting ground of C14th King Henry IV. Named after the Italian city of Trento, it was King George III in 1777 who so-named the country park upon bequeathing it to his doctor, Sir Richard Jebb, for saving his brother – the Duke of Gloucester – in Italy. Now a conservation area, the 320-hectare Trent Country Park is home to woodland, an equestrian centre, farmland, and a golf club as well as Trent Country House.

Experience some fresh air while meandering through ancient avenues of lime trees, ornamental lakes, and a stunning water garden. Beware if you stumble across Camlet Moat, however; thought to have originally housed a lodge for the Keeper of the Chase in the 1320s, it has been suggested that the moat’s main use was probably defensive, the lodge being used to detain those who broke the stringent Royal forest laws. It is said that the ghost of Geoffrey De Mandeville, Early of Sussex and Constable of the Tower of London, has haunted the Moat since the C12th following his arrest and subsequent death for treason. Keep a look out for the well within which he hid his treasure, which has yet to be found…



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