10 Great Day Trips From London


London is the first place most people think of when holidaying in the United Kingdom, and it is undoubtedly an incredible place to visit. But, if you are planning a week or two in the UK and are staying in the capital city, try to leave a few days free for some trips to explore […]

Beside The Seaside in Clacton On Sea

Venturing just out of London this weekend I visited one of the traditional seaside resorts that has been a draw for Londoners since it was established in 1871 – Clacton On Sea in Essex.   For the most part Clacton On Sea is a rather genteel town these days – its carefully tended clifftop gardens and quiet streets of smart […]

In Bristol – The M Shed

I was lucky enough to be in Bristol over the weekend at the same time as the opening of the city’s newest museum, the ‘M Shed‘. Located on Princes Wharf in the city centre, the M Shed is a repurposed warehouse that has now opened as a museum which documents Bristol’s history. The museum is […]

The National Museum of Computing @ Bletchley Park

Yesterday I was over at the complex of wartime concrete buildings and wooden huts that make up Bletchley Park, the site famous for the code-breaking that took place during the Second World War. The main purpose for my visit was to investigate Block H, which houses the National Museum of Computing, but more on that […]

Thrills at Thorpe Park

Yesterday I ventured over to Staines, Surrey, to make one of my very rare visits to a theme park. Although it is physically located in Chertsey for those of us who don’t have cars, Thorpe Park is a conveniently short shuttle-bus ride away which you can catch just outside Staines railway station. Thorpe Park was […]

In Manchester – Silhouettes @ Spinningfields

Over in the half-finished Spinningfields development in Manchester you’ll find a large group of steel silhouettes -shoppers, footballers and the like. I can’t find a reference to them online so I don’t know who the artist is – if anyone has better investigative powers than I do I’d love to learn more about them…