Best Family Friendly Hotels in London UK [2022]

Best Family Friendly Hotels in London UK [2022]

Family friendly hotels in London can be surprisingly hard to find. Although the capital has loads of accommodation in a all price ranges and areas, many properties are aimed at the business traveller or people visiting without children. And no one wants everyone staring while 

The Best Day Trips from Newcastle [2022]

The Best Day Trips from Newcastle [2022]

Whether you’re a local, a student or a visitor thinking about taking day trips from Newcastle to explore north east England, I’m here to share with you all the best places to go. You can take Newcastle day trips to discover parts of the city 

Hidden London Gems

Hidden London Gems

I lived and worked in London for a number of years, yet I admit that I have not visited every one of these hidden London gems. This is my first collaborative post on this site, and in compiling it I asked other travel website owners 

Afternoon Tea, The Savoy

Afternoon Tea, The Savoy

I do love an afternoon tea. The Savoy is simply the best location in London in which to be served finger sandwiches, homemade scones, clotted cream, jam and cakes. Traditional afternoon tea at The Savoy takes place in the Thames Foyer, and I’ve heard that 

City break packing list

City break packing list

The ultimate UK city break packing list Whether you’re taking short break in a small city by the sea or heading to the capital for a long weekend, this city break packing list is intended to help take the headache out of preparing that bag. 

Newcastle nightlife

Newcastle nightlife

The nightlife in Newcastle is nothing short of legendary. Geordies love to have a good time, and they like to dress up when they go out “on the toon”. That was the case when I was a teenager enjoying Newcastle’s bars, pubs and clubs, and 

Scotland Street, Edinburgh

Scotland Street, Edinburgh

A series of novels set in Scotland Street, Edinburgh Alexander McCall Smith’s ‘44 Scotland Street‘ Edinburgh series of novels are such a satisfying read. At the most shallow level, they’re a little like reading a gossipy magazine, because you find out who’s up to what 

Newcastle in the 80s & 90s

Newcastle in the 80s & 90s

I was an Inbetweener What do I know about Newcastle in the 80s and 90s, you may ask? I grew up in a small town in the North East, and during my teens that small town was no longer enough to satisfy my hunger for 

Edinburgh 2 day itinerary

Edinburgh 2 day itinerary

I adore Edinburgh, I really do. My first time visiting Edinburgh was to see the zoo on a school trip; my second to see the Scottish National Portrait Gallery – again by coach with my classmates. I grew up in Northumberland, so Scotland was just over 

A weekend in Manchester

A weekend in Manchester

What to do during a weekend in Manchester and Salford It vies with Birmingham for the title of England’s second city, although in my eyes there’s no competition. My alma mater is in Manchester (well sort of, but I’ll get to that later), so I