What’s hot this summer in London’s culture and theatre scene. A dozen of the very hottest shows.
Britain is a collection of island nations with over 11,000 miles of coastline to explore and enjoy. Whether you love action-packed adventures in the great British outdoors or mucking around in boats, there’s something for everyone. For those who don’t have their sea legs or find sailing too […]
Enjoy a beach walk and discover hidden history lost in the sands of time in Alnmouth, Northumberland.
The British Museum’s major exhibition featuring the work of Norwegian artist Edvard Munch is nothing less than sensational. It’s arguably London’s best art show of the year. Edvard Munch: Love and Angst focuses on Munch’s prints which have an incredible raw power and immediacy. It’s the largest exhibition […]
Standing on top of Edinburgh’s Calton Hill is an exhilarating experience. It’s by far the best place to get a sweeping panoramic view of Scotland’s capital city. There are fabulous bird’s-eye views of Edinburgh’s Old and New Towns, the Firth of Forth and the city’s docks in the far […]
Breaking down in the motor home on a lonely country lane with diesel streaming onto the road was not the best start to my holiday in rural Wales. We were miles from the nearest garage, it was a Sunday morning and everything in Cardigan Bay was shut. Worse still, […]
When I told friends that I was going to Skye for a week’s holiday, they warned me that rain, hail or thick fog would descend and ruin the trip. “It always rains in Scotland” was their warning cry. But they were wrong – when I arrived, it didn’t […]
Have you ever discovered something so weird and wonderful on your travels that you’ve had to pinch yourself? Jupiter Artland is a great destination which I found completely by accident. It’s a fantastic and unexpected place, full of surprises and strange discoveries. Jupiter has a dream-like quality – […]
How do you raise your spirits on a dreary, rainy day in Yorkshire? Drinking beer is the obvious answer. The Black Sheep Brewery in Masham runs an entertaining hour-long tour which is the perfect antidote to a lack of Yorkshire sunshine. Although I visited because it was a ‘rainy day’, it […]
Who doesn’t love a festive Christmas market? The great British public is going nuts for them this year but I’m not convinced that I share everybody’s enthusiasm. These days every town and city in Britain seems to have its own winter wonderland and seasonal shopping village based on traditional European markets. […]