Europe, London, Travel

Taking a ride on London’s Mail Rail

18th November, 2017

The Mail Rail was a small underground railway that operated in London from 1927 until 2003. The network spanned 6.5 miles from Paddington to Whitechapel, carrying millions of letters daily between the city’s mail sorting stations. The Royal Mail shut down the railway when the running costs became significantly more expensive than using road transport, […]

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Europe, London, Travel

Unusual days out in London: Crossness Pumping Station

14th October, 2017

After five years in London I’ve done most of the obvious tourist hotspots. I’m always on the lookout for quirky and interesting things to do in this city so I was intrigued when I first heard about Crossness Pumping Station. The Crossness Pumping Station was built by Sir Joseph Bazalgette in 1865. At the time, […]

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How to see the highlights of Cinque Terre in a day

9th September, 2017

Cinque Terre (literally translating to “Five Lands”) is a picturesque portion of coast on the Italian Riviera and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Five beautiful fishing villages make up Cinque Terre – Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. This place has been high on my bucket list for a long time so when […]

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