London, Travel

Day trips from London: Waddesdon Manor

15th October, 2016

While driving back to London from Cornwall we decided to stop by Waddesdon Manor. It wasn’t exactly on our route but I’d wanted to visit for a long time so I figured it was worth taking a little detour. Waddesdon Manor is located in the village of Waddesdon, near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, so it can […]

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Cornwall Road Trip: Land’s End and Minack Theatre

6th August, 2016

For the first two nights of our Cornwall trip we decided to base ourselves in Penzance so we could explore the most southerly points of Cornwall with ease. Our first stop on the trip was Land’s End, the most westerly point of England, which was only a 15 minute drive from our Airbnb accommodation. Entry […]

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Chillon Castle Day Trip from Geneva

16th July, 2016

Chillon Castle was a must-see for me during our recent trip to Gevena and despite the miserable weather I was determined to make it happen. Situated at the opposite end of Lake Geneva, Chillon Castle is about an hour outside the city of Geneva but is easy to get via public transport. There are a […]

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Day trips from London: Upnor Castle

25th June, 2016

Upnor Castle has been on my English Heritage wishlist for quite a while so when we had a particularly sunny Saturday a few weeks ago I decided to take advantage of the great weather and finally pay it a visit. Located on the west bank of the River Medway in Kent, you can get to […]

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A sunny afternoon at Hughenden Manor

26th March, 2016

In the countryside near High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire you will find Hughenden Manor. In the 19th century this red brick Victorian mansion was the country house of the Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield. It is now owned by the National Trust and is fully open to the public. Hughenden is still decorated […]

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Day trips from London: Rochester Castle

25th January, 2016

I’ve been itching to get out for a ride on my scooter again but lately the weather just hasn’t been cooperating. We finally had a calm and clear day on Saturday so I took the opportunity to ride to Rochester Castle, about a 40 minute trip from home. Don’t worry if you don’t have your […]

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Day trips from London: Cambridge

10th January, 2016

Plenty of people come to the UK and don’t see much outside of London, but you don’t have to travel far to see some other beautiful parts of England. Today I’m looking back on one of may favourite day trips from London – the picturesque university city of Cambridge. Getting there Trains depart frequently from […]

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Historic house hunting in Bexley

8th October, 2015

I tend not to explore much of my local area in East London, generally preferring to head west toward the centre of London. So I was quite surprised to discover a couple of historic houses in Bexley, just a 20 minute drive from home. Hall Place Hall Place is a Tudor house which dates back […]

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My English Heritage Wishlist

4th October, 2015

A few weeks ago I popped in to Down House on a whim as I happened to be passing through the area. I figured this was the perfect opportunity to sign up for an English Heritage membership since Iā€™d been wanting to become a member anyway. My boyfriend and I signed up for the joint […]