A Perfect Weekend in Newcastle: Itinerary, Best Things to Do & Day Trips

bridges across the river tyne seen during a weekend in newcastle

When it comes to a city break in England, London is not the only option. Vibrant Newcastle upon Tyne, the jewel of the northeast, is a perfect destination for a fun-packed weekend city break or UK staycation. It’s compact, is served by excellent transport links and has a historic Georgian core. The city is also […]

35 Famous London Landmarks: A Local Expert’s Guide

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A Londoner born and bred, I never tire of London’s iconic sights. It could be pausing on Embankment Bridge to take in that timeless view along the river to the shimmering dome of St Paul’s Cathedral. Or gazing in awe at the Victorian splendour of St. Pancras Station. London’s iconic landmarks are always able to set […]

Visiting The Sky Garden, London: Tips From a Local Expert

people sitting in vast bar enclosed by glass and featuring ferns

My hometown of London is a famously expensive city to visit. However, not all of London’s best attractions come with a hefty price tag attached. You just have to do your homework. The Sky Garden, a lush leafy sanctuary wrapped around the top of the so-called Walkie Talkie building, is one of these attractions.  Here’s all you need […]

Easy Epping Forest Walks: Best London Day Hikes

autumn leaves seen on one of the epping forest walks

Epping Forest walks provide an opportunity to view nature at its best without leaving Greater London. Autumn is my favourite season. It brings respite from the often stifling summer heat, with cool and pleasant evenings but the whispered promise of further balmy days. Although the birds begin to depart for warmer climates, plants and trees […]