Europe, Travel

What to see and do in Saint-Émilion, France

18th December, 2017

I had a couple of holiday days to use before starting my new job in October, so we booked a trip to Bordeaux after finding some cheap flights. In addition to exploring the city of Bordeaux we took the opportunity to visit the medieval town of Saint-Émilion, renowned for it’s wine production. Many people visit […]

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Europe, London

Open House London 2017

25th November, 2017

Open House is one of my favourite events in London. For one weekend, members of the public can visit over 800 buildings in the capital for free. It’s a fantastic opportunity to have a snoop inside places which are not normally accessible. Here are the places I was able to visit during this year’s event: […]

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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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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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