Europe, London, Travel

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 […]

Europe, London, Travel

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 […]

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Visiting Highclere Castle (the real-life Downton Abbey)

26th August, 2015

No doubt you would have heard of the popular British television series Downton Abbey but maybe you didn’t know that you can visit the the real life castle where the show is filmed. Located in Berkshire in south east England, Highclere Castle is home to the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon, whose family have lived […]

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Visiting the home of Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon

10th August, 2015

At the start of 2015 I wrote a travel wishlist but so far I’ve been a bit of a failure and haven’t visited any of those places. I am still intent on seeing more of the UK during our limited summer days so last Monday I went on a day trip to Stratford-upon-Avon so I […]

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An afternoon at Eltham Palace

29th June, 2015

Not wanting to waste a sunny afternoon, I decided to the pay a visit to the recently reopened Eltham Palace. Located within the Royal Borough of Greenwich, it’s an easy trip from Central London – simply hop on a train from Waterloo, or if like me you’re already in East London you can jump on […]


Ten UK Escapes

3rd August, 2014

Looking to escape London for a weekend? Here are 10 UK destinations I love for a little getaway. Bath Only an hour and a half from London, Bath is a pretty little city chock-full of history, beautiful architecture and attractions to explore. The Roman Baths are easily considered Bath’s most famous attraction, drawing over a […]

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A Day Trip to Arundel Castle

27th July, 2014

My sister is currently visiting from Australia so we decided to take a trip out of London and visit Arundel Castle in West Sussex. You can easily make Arundel Castle a day trip from London. Trains to Arundel depart regularly from London Victoria Station and the journey takes about 90 minutes. The castle is only […]