England

Beyond the West End: Top 5 Fringe Theatres in London

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Ask an average member of the public to name a show on in London and the chances are that the answers you get will include the likes of Wicked, The Lion Ling and Shrek. That’s not to say these shows aren’t worth seeing (though, I’d question the merits of Shrek), but beneath the heavily advertised […]

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York Welcomes Royalty This Year

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A historic event will be taking place in York later this year. On Thursday, 5th April, 2012, the Queen will be paying a special Royal visit to the city to celebrate Maundy Thursday. York Minster will play host to the traditional Royal Maundy ceremony, when the Queen will distribute Maundy money to pensioners from across […]

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A Visitors Guide to Getting Around London

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Getting around London can be overwhelming on the first day however you’ll soon find that it’s quite straightforward to get from one place to another. Get yourself a map of the Underground from any station and you’ll see the transport network divided into zones with Zone 1 being the most central area.

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Hidden Gems In Manchester

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Manchester has long been one of the premier destinations in north-west England. With a population of nearly 3 million people within an hour’s drive, the city has a range of cultural, historical and contemporary attractions to entertain visitors. Our guide below lists some of the less well-known destinations that are well worth visiting during a […]

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The Wight Stuff – Why the Isle of Wight is a Perfect UK Holiday Destination

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Once part of the county of Hampshire England’s largest island – the Isle of Wight – is now an administrative county in its own right. Situated four miles from the mainland and reached by ferry the Isle of Wight has been a favourite holiday destination for generation; Queen Victoria loved the island so much that […]

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A Walk Around Covent Garden

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I always like to stay in a hotel in an interesting area. While I might be spending most of my time actually inside the hotel, I want to be able to go for a stroll right from the front door.

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Exploring London’s Outer Boroughs – Richmond and Kew

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Officially home to more than eight million residents, the British capital city has a unique vibrancy and ambience that can be matched by few world cities. London has often been described as a large network of ‘villages’ rather than a city in its own right, and away from the best-known areas of Central London this […]

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The Best of London’s Markets

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Wherever I travel, I love to visit local street markets – the spice markets of Istanbul, the silver souk of Muttrah, the foodie heaven of the Boqueria in Barcelona, the gourmet delights of the Rue Mouffetard, or the flea market at Place du Jeu de Balle in Brussels. But London has the most extensive range […]

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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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From the Medieval to the Modern – a Guide to the Best of York

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Situated amidst some of Britain’s wildest and most scenic countryside at the point where the River Ouse meets the River Fosse, the city of York gathers together medieval, Roman and Viking history, English tradition and a thoroughly modern city vibrancy to produce a destination that is simultaneously fascinating, entertaining and educational.

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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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Best Hotels in Blackpool

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England’s largest seaside resort offers an affordable holiday getaway for thousands of families, couples, tour groups and convention parties every year. Its miles of beaches and dozens of Disneyesque rides and attractions make it the unabashed king of razzle-dazzle in England.

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Best Hotels in Bournemouth

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Queen Victoria and her son, Edward, had the right idea when they spurred on the creation of Bournemouth, a sort of precursor to the modern-day, purpose-built resort town. With its abundance of flowers, parks and aesthetically-pleasing architecture, this south coast seaside resort has good reason to bask in its popularity.

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