30 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. From 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 landmarks are always able to set my heart aflutter. Whether […]

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

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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 […]

8 Awesome Things to Do in Berwick-upon-Tweed: An English Gem

kayaking on river tweed is one of the best things to do in berwick upon tweed

Berwick-upon-Tweed has been shaped by centuries of conflict. Situated on the north-west coast of England, a mere four kilometres from the Scottish border, it was at the centre of a tug of war between these two nations for 300 years. After changing hands between England and Scotland a staggering 13 times, the future King Richard […]