Riding the Magical Harry Potter Train in Scotland (The Jacobite Steam Train)

the jacobite steam train going over a curved viaduct known as the harry potter bridge

For what time did you order sunshine? This was one of the trickier questions put to the attendant on The Jacobite steam train, also known as the Harry Potter Train (or Hogwarts Express). By way of a response, she merely smiled and continued her journey through the train carriage, her trolley laden with the inevitable […]

10 Tasty Foods in London That You Must Try: A Local Expert Guide

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Discover ten famous foods in London that you should not miss during your trip to the UK. One of the joys of travel is the chance to sample dishes in their natural setting, from that perfect cup of coffee in Italy to the best okonomiyaki in Osaka.  Although British food has a historically bad reputation, […]

Premier Inn Leeds City Centre Review (Whitehall Rd) – The Best Cheap Hotel in Leeds?

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Is this centrally located Premier Inn the best cheap hotel in Leeds? Find out in the Premier Inn Leeds City Centre review. Are you looking for a cheap hotel in Leeds that is within easy walking distance of the city centre’s main attractions? Welcome to the Premier Inn Leeds City Centre.  I’ve stayed in many […]

A Perfect Weekend in Newcastle: Itinerary, Landmarks & 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 an excellent transport infrastructure and has a historic Georgian core. The city is […]