Days out

A Trip to Smithfield Market

Smithfield Market

by admin on August 27, 2012

in London

Sometimes I end up catching an early train that gets into London at a ridiculous hour of the morning – five or six o’clock, too early for anything to be open except the greasy spoon cafes and a couple of hard-working investment banks. [click to continue…]


Unusual UK Sporting Events

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You may be a fan of the Olympics and simply not have got your mitts on tickets, or perhaps you can’t even stand the thought of the eleven billion pound event and want to get as far away from it as possible. If you’re looking to attend something that is not the London Olympics – […]

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Visiting The Jorvik Viking Centre in York

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York, Vikings, and Romans. They go together like roast beef and Yorkshires, cauliflower and cheese. The city of York is teeming with history, dating back to when first the Romans, then the Vikings, conquered and established life here. Over the years, many archaeological discoveries have been made, giving us a glimpse into the societies that […]

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Free Things to Do in London in Winter

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With the last of the winter months stretching painfully ahead there are plenty of glum faces around the city at the moment as budgets become stretched and imaginations run dry. However, living in this fabulous city has one huge advantage and that is all the activities that you can get involved in that don’t cost […]

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The Top 5 Roller Coasters in the UK

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Here in the UK we’re theme park-crazy, with nearly 30 parks operating across the British Isles despite its rainy summers and long, cold winters. Major parks such as Alton Towers, Thorpe Park and Blackpool Pleasure Beach have been at the forefront of ride technology, installing a range of major attractions during the past two decades.

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A Winter Family Day in Surrey

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Sick of the same old family days spent at the cinema, careering around an adventure playground, or even worse, mediating fights about ‘boring’ museums?  Well, there is another way, outside the hustle and bustle of the Capital celebrating the great outdoors in a way mum, dad and the kids can enjoy.

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A Day at The Eden Project

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As its name suggests, the Eden Project is a laudable effort to protect and preserve the planet’s natural heritage. The huge complex outside of Cornwall consists of two large geodesic dome greenhouses, each containing its own distinct biosphere of plant life. A research and an education centre as well as a tourist attraction, the site […]

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Winning Herts – the best things to see and do in Hertfordshire

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Adjoining Greater London’s northern border the county of Hertfordshire was originally a stone-age settlement, later occupied by the Romans and subsequently invaded by the Anglo-Saxons (who named the area ‘heort ford’ – ‘deer crossing’ in modern English). Today, Hertfordshire is primarily an agricultural county thanks to its largely flat landscape, but for the Hertfordshire visitor […]

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