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Hotel Review – Hilton London Paddington, London, England


Image (c) 2015 Hilton Hotels & Resorts As you’ll know if you read the ‘teaser’ for our latest trip to London, one of the purposes of this long weekend was to test a couple of hotels in the capital. We are slowly working our way towards our unwritten, unstated and ultimately completely unrealistic goal of staying […]

6 of the best…pubs and bars in London

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Despite reports of the huge number of pubs closing each week in the UK (which has now thankfully slowed) there are still – literally – thousands of boozers still going strong in the capital. Choosing six of them may seem like a bonkers proposition but we’re not ones to shy away from a challenge. So […]

Man-made marvels in London – the Greenwich Foot Tunnel

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London has a wealth of sights to keep its visitors occupied. But the British capital can also boast of some amazing wonders of engineering and construction, not all of which are so well known. Last time we covered the Monument which is definitely worth the effort required to climb its 311 steps. Agreed, but it was […]

The best Christmas markets in London


We’ve already visited the Christmas markets of Berlin, Paris, Stockholm, New York, Copenhagen, Rome and Amsterdam. Today we’re back in Britain to see what the capital has to offer. The number of markets keeps on growing and there is an appealing trend away from the more garish flashing lights and plasticky decor of years past towards a more traditional […]

Experience the best of the English countryside in the Lake District


Photo credit: Ennor via photopin cc Cumbria and the Lake District is an area in the north-west of England that is justifiably popular with both locals and visitors alike. Boasting the country’s highest mountains, Hadrian’s Wall, some sixteen lakes and a stretch of wild coastline it’s the perfect place to stay if you want to […]