As the candy houses of Tenby's harbour glow in the evening light and sheltered boats bob gently just as they did in my childhood, something is different. Tenby is buzzing. 2000 competitors are here for the sold-out Wales Ironman, a huge endurance event, the longest, toughest, single day race in the world in one of my favourite places. We arrived just a few hours ago after … [Read more...]
Things to Do in the UK
A collection of things to do in the UK. The UK- The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, some of the best, most interesting, coolest things to do in the UK, British Isles, England, Wales and Scotland
Check out our hand picked posts and destinations below.
Are you heading over for a road trip? Maybe trying to decide what part of the UK to visit. We can help!
Well, the answer to that is, sort of.Many holidays pass us by if we're in the wrong place at the wrong time, but the Easter Bunny has visited us in Florida ( but not in India) and Santa has called in London and Wales, but what about Halloween? Halloween in Britain. For me, growing up in the UK, Halloween was vaguely acknowledged, there was maybe some apple bobbing and I … [Read more...]
Where to eat in London for those of us who love good food and want to keep an eye on our spending? London is one city that could destroy your trip budget in food costs, if you're not smart about where you spend. Eating out 3 times a day here, as we would in Asia, just ain't gonna happen. Accommodation in London will likely cost you an arm and a leg. On the global scale, … [Read more...]
Before we went to Scotland and created our full Scotland Travel Blog and Guide, Emily of Borders and Burpees wrote this post on hidden gems of Scotland for us.We now have more Scotland content. Our Scotland road trip costs page is here also.Hidden Gems of Scotland Emily writes that Scotland is a country that should make everyone’s bucket list. It may not be the … [Read more...]
You could spend a lifetime exploring London's free museums, particularly if, like me, you have kids to educate. I've already posted about London's biggest and best free museums that appeal to kids, The Science Museum, The V&A, The National Gallery, The British Museum, The Tate Modern and the V&A's Museum of Childhood, but here's another little gem for you, The Grant … [Read more...]
You will only see a collection of art this incredible, free, in London.( If you know of anywhere else let me know, we'd love to go.)London's National Gallery of art is simply AMAZING!They have them all, Van Gogh, Monet, Reubens, Stubbs, Titian, Botticelli, Van Dyke, Constable, Cezanne, Da Vinci, too many to list. Not just some lesser known work by the great artist, … [Read more...]
The British Museum is billed as a place to see the world without leaving London, and it's true. The museum is a treasure house of amazing art and ancient artifacts spanning all of human history and every culture, housed in a visually spectacular and historic building in Bloomsbury, Central London. I've lost count of the number of times we've been, one visit could never do it … [Read more...]
Are you coming to London? I hope so. I've been lucky enough to live in London for eight years with kids and now for 8 months as a professional traveller. The best areas of London to visit, you may be unable to visit them all, just take your pick of those that appeal to you most, the cool areas, the historic sites, the family neighborhoods, visit the parts of London that … [Read more...]
Would you like to grab your wand and tour all the Harry Potter sites in London? That's exactly what we did. We visited some lesser known London sites and Harry Potter movie locations while being entertained by our charismatic guide and discovering diverse trivia about movie making, London herself and everything Potter. Sites included Death Eater Bridge, Gringotts … [Read more...]
Admittedly, Greenwich is a little way out of central London and if time is tight you may have to skip her, but if you possibly can fit in just one day in this historic area, you'll reap rich rewards. Greenwich has certainly been one of the highlights of our time in London and I wish we'd had more time to explore and appreciate her fully. Two days wasn't nearly … [Read more...]