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...]
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!
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 or … [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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
Since we've been back in the UK we've been revelling in the British food scene, privately and professionally. For those who don't know, my husband is a Chef and is loving working in London's top hotels again. Great food is easy to find in restaurants and in the shops, local markets being a particularly good place to find quality produce and lovingly-made local products.On … [Read more...]
As a Londoner of intermittent, but long, standing I have been known to advise visitors that the one very best thing they should do during their time in London, is ride the London Eye. Yesterday was my 4th, highly enjoyable, visit.I love it, so do many millions of other people. The London Eye is ranked #5 in terms of visitor numbers for London 2014.So what makes it so … [Read more...]
If you think of visiting London you probably don't immediately think fish, unless they are in batter, but London does have a world-class aquarium right on the banks of the iconic River Thames.London Aquarium was a favourite of ours when we lived in London with small children and yesterday, we got a chance to go back and check out the changes that have taken place over the … [Read more...]
Today was declared computer free day, we've all been wired up to the internet far too much lately. I've been catching up on work after our Italy trip, the kids have been blissed out on endless Minecraft and You Tube. No screens today, that was the rule. So before the boys woke up I checked my email, made breakfast, had a shower and was ready to be perfect Mum. Several loombands … [Read more...]