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...]
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!
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...]
We've been to several science museums and attractions all over the world. Maybe I’m biased, but in my opinion London’s Science Museum is the best. Some, like Canberra’s Questacon, Malaysia’s Petrosains or Cardiff’s Techniquest have more of a focus on hands-on areas for children but London Science Museum is, for us, a winner. Want to know why? It's a free museum. These days … [Read more...]
Legoland Windsor, near London in England is Legoland number 3 for us. We've already visited Legoland Malaysia and Legoland Florida, both were great fun for the whole family so we couldn't wait to check out the UK's version. A review of the UK's Legoland park, where to stay and an overview of the park. It's really interesting to compare the parks. The … [Read more...]
A travel blogger friend asked me if I thought she should visit London Zoo on her trip to the UK. The short answer was yes, it's awesome, but the long answer takes a bit more explaining. I'm an animal nut and a scientist, my degree is in zoology and I adore zoos. When the kids were little we practically lived at London Zoo, every weekend, all year round. I get very fed up with … [Read more...]
We attended Forest School in London for 2 or 3 terms during our second year of full-time travel. We encorporated this fun, outdoor get together into our worldschooling, homeschooling or unschooling and it brought us together with other kids and families in our area while giving us a half-day in the woods once a week. It was a great social opportunity, brought us new best … [Read more...]
Welcome to our Cheap Family Accommodation UK post. We try to tell you where we stayed and what we paid on every leg of out trip to give you an idea of what bargains are out there. We cheated in the UK. We stayed with friends and family for most of our 5 week stay, but we did stay in a few hotels. Family accommodation in the UK is going to cost you, but we stayed in a few places … [Read more...]
It's not cheap and it was a 4 hour drive through terrible traffic on a cold, wet January day, but was it worth making the trip to the Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studio Tour just north of London? Find out below.What is the Harry Potter studio tour like and what other Harry Potter Tours does the UK offer? Is it worth going to the studios, what's there, and how to book yourself a … [Read more...]