8 of the best traditional and themed afternoon tea in London

Afternoon tea - table set with cakes and teacups

One of the top things to do in London for visitors (and Londoners too when celebrating a special occasion) is to have afternoon tea. With so many different experiences to choose from – from a themed afternoon tea in London (many based on famous books or films) to the more traditional afternoon tea at luxury […]

25 Things to do in Edinburgh (+ map & practical tips)

Things to do in Edinburgh include admiring the view of the city from the Royal Mile

The fact that Scotland’s capital is both so historically rich and scenically beautiful makes Edinburgh an ideal vacation destination and a perfect addition to a UK trip itinerary. The winding cobblestone streets of its Old Town offer quaint medieval charm which is contrasted by the New Town, the very epitome of Georgian style. There is […]

Best places to stay in London 2020 (+ area guide)

London skyline with the Shard showing best places to stay in london

One of the most common questions I am asked by members of my UK Travel Planning Group when organising their trip is where are the best places to stay in London (rapidly followed with a request for hotel recommendations). I always recommend staying as close as possible to central London and within Zone One of […]

5 Welsh castles you can stay in (+ map of locations)

welsh castles you can stay in

If you have ever dreamt of staying in a castle you can make that dream a reality when you visit Europe. Of course the UK is full of castles with Scotland’s Edinburgh castle, England’s Windsor Castle, Warwick Castle and Leeds Castle and the Welsh castles of Caernarfon and Conwy just some of the  beautiful castles […]

Things to do in Liverpool for Beatles fans (+ itinerary)

Statue of the Beatles in Liverpool

After a recent visit to Liverpool (and my first ever visit to the famous Cavern Club) I have put together this handy guide of things to do in Liverpool for Beatles fans. While some of these places are very famous (and feature in many Beatles songs) this list and my Beatles fans one day itinerary […]

Best travel and guide books about London

books about London - Westminster and Big Ben

Are you planning to visit London soon? As well as many articles which you can find on this website to help you plan your UK trip I have put together this guide to the best books about London. This focuses primarily on non-fiction books all about London. If you are looking for travel inspiration for […]