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

river thames with bridges and boats and london eye in distance

My hometown of London is a famously expensive city to visit. However, not all of London’s landmarks come with a hefty price tag attached. You just have to do your homework. You can soak up 360-degree views of the capital from the Sky Garden without handing over a single pound. It’s one of my favourite London viewpoints. […]

Easy Epping Forest Walks: Best London Day Hikes

autumn leaves seen on one of the epping forest walks

Epping Forest’s natural beauty and numerous walking trails are guaranteed to reward both first-time and repeat visitors at any time of year. It is particularly rewarding in Autumn when its foliage is at its most spectacular. With over 8,000 acres to explore, there is a dizzying choice of walking trails, whether you’re looking for a […]

8 Fun Things to Do in Berwick-upon-Tweed in a Day

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 northeast coast of England, four kilometres from the Scottish border, it was at the centre of a tug-of-war between these two nations for 300 years. It changed hands between England and Scotland a staggering 13 times before the future King Richard III finally claimed […]

A Day Trip to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne (Even Without a Car!)

castle and harbour seen on a day trip to lindisfarne

Surrounded by wild coastal beauty, unchanged from when Vikings raided its shores, and accessed by a dramatic causeway from the mainland, the Holy Island of Lindisfarne fires the imagination like few other places I have visited. Crumbling ruins of a medieval priory tell the story of the monks who settled here 1400 years ago, and a diminutive castle keeps watch over Holy […]