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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Things to do in Northumberland England

things to do in Northumberland - Alnwick Castle

If you are planning to visit the beautiful county of Northumberland in England you will find there are many things to see and do to add to your itinerary.  In this article you will find a round-up and links to all my articles about Northumberland. This will provide you with helpful tips, information and advice […]

10 things to do in York (an insider guide, tips + map)

things to do in York - view of the minster

There are many beautiful cities to visit in England and one of my favourites is York. York is the ideal city for a day trip but is also a great place to base yourself for travels around northern England either by car or train. I asked fellow travel blogger Sinead of Map Made Memories (who […]