England Blog Posts

The Magical Lantern Festival – London

By | March 6th, 2017|Categories: What to do in London|Tags: |

The Magical Lantern Festival at Chiswick House and Gardens, how best to describe a brisk evening spent wandering among huge, rainbow coloured works of art representing the silk road and spreading messages or peace and [...]

The ArcelorMittal Orbit – The slide of your life

By | August 23rd, 2016|Categories: What to do in London|Tags: |

The ArcelorMittal Orbit, whether you think it odd looking, slightly crazy,  or just plain eccentric the tangled and looping mass of red and grey is the UK's tallest and a new (ish) landmark within London's much changed [...]

An overnight trip to Cambridge (and your chance to win £500)

By | August 2nd, 2016|Categories: England|Tags: , , |

Cambridge was calling, just an hour or so by train from central London, but even the excitement of new adventures couldn't hide the fact that it was 6.55am when my alarm went off. Blur, yuk, [...]

Colour Obstacle Rush – Windsor, UK

By | May 10th, 2016|Categories: England|Tags: , |

The Colour Obstacle Rush - a 5k fun run with inflatable obstacles and coloured powder thrown against white t-shirts creating a rainbow of each runner. What's not to like? Sign Me Up ... oh and [...]

The Sky Garden – Fantastic views over London for FREE

By | December 1st, 2015|Categories: What to do in London|Tags: |

It was a surprisingly sunny Sunday in London when I took my better half to experience The Sky Garden at number 20 Fenchurch Street, Aka 'The Walkie Talkie'. It's a strange looking building.  Truth be [...]

Taking a staycation in the Cotswolds

By | September 8th, 2015|Categories: England|Tags: , , |

Just how far to do you need to travel in order to travel? By that I mean, do you need to leave you own town? County?  Country?  Continent? For the past years I must admit [...]

The Redbull Soapbox Race @ Alexandra Palace – London Life

By | July 23rd, 2015|Categories: What to do in London|Tags: |

The Redbull Soapbox Race is a highlight of the London summer scene. It's fun, wacky, competitive but at the same time not too serious.  It's a great day out, and not to be missed. The [...]

An elementary guide to finding Sherlock Holmes in London

By | March 24th, 2015|Categories: What to do in London|Tags: |

I'm sure there are many a' post on the internet about Sherlock Holmes, and where exactly in London you can visit set locations from the show, swot up on Holmes trivia, and even see the [...]

The Aeronaut – a night of Hula, Fire, Contortion and Comedy

By | January 19th, 2015|Categories: What to do in London|

The Aeronaut in Acton, west London ... This is like the most f*cked up Butlins ever Please excuse the profanity above, its not normal that I open a blog post in such a way, but [...]

Loving LEGO: The Art of the Brick exhibit @ The Truman Gallery

By | December 3rd, 2014|Categories: What to do in London|Tags: |

LEGO forms some of my earliest childhood memories.  I can vaguely remember spending one Christmas at my cousins house where I received a great, huge LEGO castle as a present from my parents.  Needless to [...]

Apres Ski @ Bodo’s Schloss, London

By | November 21st, 2014|Categories: What to do in London|Tags: , , , |

I am yet to go snowboarding this season, although to be fair the snow is only just starting to fall across most of Europe's premium boarding spots.  But, does the fact that I have not [...]

My London Drive-in Cinema Experience

By | September 8th, 2014|Categories: What to do in London|Tags: |

Ha!  ... and she actually thought I was taking her shopping.  An evening of shopping just after payday? Not a chance!  I wasn't been mean though, it wasn't a tease.  We were heading towards the shopping [...]

An East London Street Art Tour

By | March 5th, 2014|Categories: Photographic Inspiration, What to do in London|Tags: , |

Avoiding the tube strikes was a minor miracle, avoiding the floods was other worldly. We could not escape the wind and rain however, and so upon exiting Liverpool Street station it was hold onto your [...]

#LaplandinLondon at the BelowZero IceBar

By | December 2nd, 2013|Categories: What to do in London|Tags: |

Combine travel bloggers, a few cocktails, the theme of Lapland, plus a crash course in ice sculpting and what do you get?  Polar bears ... and the odd piece of male anatomy.  Sometimes I wonder [...]

Flying high over London with The London Helicopter

By | October 14th, 2013|Categories: Photographic Inspiration, What to do in London|Tags: |

Eek, a ride on the London Helicopter.  It sounded as terrifying as it did exciting. Its not that I'm afraid of heights, I'm just not their biggest fan.  As the rotary blades spun at what [...]

People of London, lets Stik together

By | September 18th, 2013|Categories: Photo of the week, What to do in London|Tags: , |

Lets Stik together hey?  London is a place of many people, many cultures and many beliefs, but that doesn't mean we can't all get along right? Despite my usual hit and miss spelling and grammar, [...]

Eating my way through east London

By | September 11th, 2013|Categories: What to do in London|Tags: , |

I like food, a lot.  I'm also quite fond of London.  Therefore you would imagine that combining the two would prove a most satisfactory way to spend a day.  You would be right! Last weekend [...]

Holi Colour Festival, brightening up London

By | August 13th, 2013|Categories: What to do in London|Tags: , |

The Holi Festival in London, colourful to say the least! 3 ... 2 ... 1 ... COLOOOOOOOOUR! Screams the MC as everyone of us in the 15k strong crowd goes wild and launches a rainbow [...]

Experiencing Nerdvana at London Comic Con

By | August 12th, 2013|Categories: What to do in London|Tags: |

"Looks at all these nerds" Screams a young hobbit and he and his hairy feet scurry past my friend and I into a sea of other beings not of this world. A group of Stormtroopers [...]

The Ealing Jazz Festival

By | August 7th, 2013|Categories: What to do in London|Tags: , |

The Ealing Jazz Festival is just one of numerous festival that have taken/are taking place in London this summer.  It may not be the best known of the capitals festivals, but its probably one of [...]