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...]
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!
The votes are in, Trip Advisor's users have spoken and best beach in the UK for 2015 is officially Woolacombe Bay in Devon. The Great British seaside is a wonderful thing, if you're looking for bucket and spade summer holidays or bracing winter walks and fresh air, just get yourself down to the beach. If you don't know this part of the world, let me tell you more. Why Visit … [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 warmest … [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 suit … [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...]
You asked for tips on what to do in London at Christmas time, so I did a bit of hunting around to see what I could find. I've spent 8 Christmases in London as a resident and when we lived in Wales I'd come to London most years to see the lights, do some shopping, maybe take in a show. I'm sure you plan on a wonderful few days or weekend in London over Christmas. London is … [Read more...]
Readers have been asking me for London itineraries for kids, some sort of plan to make best use of limited time in my home city. I can't really do that, the amount of time you'll want to spend at each attraction will vary enormously and the ages of your children may limit the amount of pavement pounding you can do. What I can do is give you a few suggestions, lets start with … [Read more...]