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Louise Bastock

Louise Bastock

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Louise Bastock is a deputy editor and video presenter at Finder. She was previously an editor and video presenter at the travel site Lonely Planet researching trends and shooting in locations from Croatia to Abu Dhabi. Louise has written for fintech and lifestyle brands including Flux, Culture Trip and David Lloyd.

She has a BA (Hons) in English Literature from King’s College London and her interests include stand-up comedy, travel and a quality cuppa tea.

Expertise

  • UK top trends
  • Self-shooting video production
  • Video editing

Highlights

  • Written, produced and presented around 80 videos for Finder’s YouTube channel
  • Interviewed Josh Gregory, CEO of Sugi - an ethical investment app
  • Filmed on the world’s fastest roller-coaster in Abu Dhabi

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), English Literature | King’s College London | 2009 - 2012
  • Subediting | London School of Journalism | 2015

Featured Publications

Industry insights from Louise Bastock

We asked Louise for her insider tips on the UK’s hot trends.

How has COVID-19 affected the price of a pint across the UK?

Finder’s research shows the average price of a pint in the UK has already risen by 2p since April 2021, an increase of 1% in the space of just 3 months, and a 4% rise since before the pandemic in 2019. In the capital, this is resulting in punters paying an average of £5.36 for a beer, although there are many individual examples where it is above £6. While paying a bit extra for a pint may seem like a welcome sacrifice in order to get out of the house and support your local, this increase could indicate how the economy might tackle its return to ‘normal’. Along with pubs raising their prices, a projected increase in inflation (potentially as high as 1.5% by the end of 2021 and 1.85% in 2022), could mean more pain on the way for pub-goers.

Featured videos

Latest articles by Louise Bastock

4 articles written by this author

PCR vs lateral flow COVID-19 tests for travel

Watch our guide to the two most common types of COVID tests for travel and learn the key differences

Louise Bastock 6 September 2021
PCR vs lateral flow COVID-19 tests for travel

Compare caravan insurance

Looking for cheap caravan insurance? Compare providers and find out how you can save on your insurance policy.

Louise Bastock 2 July 2018
Compare caravan insurance

Compare breakdown cover

Use our helpful guide to find the right breakdown cover for you.

Louise Bastock 15 February 2018
Compare breakdown cover

Compare van insurance

Find out how you can save on your van insurance premiums. Use our handy guide to quickly compare van insurance policies and buy online today.

Louise Bastock 26 January 2018
Compare van insurance
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