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Central London is getting a new forest with 400 trees

Now we’ve all got used to the ‘great outdoors’ and don’t get so freaked out by paths without crash barriers, double yellow lines and Costcutters, let’s embrace some more of it! Following the news that Marble Arch is getting a big artificial hill comes a fresh pine-y arboreal waft from central London. Making Somerset House […]

Exploring Colchester with kids

I’ve had a day out in Britain’s oldest city in my sights for a long time, with plans to check out its Roman history and discover the other things to do in Colchester with kids. So as we headed back... The post Exploring Colchester with kids appeared first on...

11 Of The Very Best Road Trips In Great Britain

If it’s your first time in Great Britain, your gazillionth or you live here, you’ll have soon realised that there’s so much more to our great island than just London. Now, that’s not saying London is bad (it’s probably one of my favourite cities in the world)...

London Travel Layover Ideas

Who looks forward to layovers? The pressure to see everything in a short space of time can mean that you don’t get around to doing anything at all. But, as they say in London (and I included in my YouTube video on the Rules for Visiting London), keep calm...

Little Nan’s Bar is launching an ‘Eastenders’ obsessed south London pub

Hold onto your crochet hats! Little Nan’s – the fun-time bar group with outposts in Deptford and Fitzrovia both made to look like a grandmother’s front room – is about to launch a pub in south London. Little Nan’s Bar...

Is it worth buying a Jorvik Group triple ticket?

We recently had an amazing day trip to York. We visited three attractions and learnt about the Vikings, the history of magic and archaeology in one adventure filled day. We had a Jorvik Group triple ticket, which gives you access to Jorvik Viking Centre, DIG:...

Guest Post: Undiscovered America – Why California Is Ripe For Exploring, By Esther Kinn

Here at Holiday Lettings, we believe that travel is an enriching experience. That’s why we decided to award a scholarship for students wanting to study abroad. The task? Write an article telling us why you’ve chosen to study in a particular place. It might...

Lucy from ‘Made in Chelsea’ is opening a ‘vegan yoga’ restaurant

‘Made in Chelsea’ got so much less fun after Lucy Watson quit. RIP giving the side-eye, RIP wild bitching, RIP completely gratuitous underwear scenes. She has, however, been developing other projects, including a vegan yoga restaurant. Run by...

This interactive map will help you find restaurants and pubs with outdoor space near you

This week has taught us an important lesson. Nothing will stop Londoners in their quest for a pint in a beer garden. Really windy? Don’t care. Freezing cold? Sure, no problem. On Monday April 12, outdoor hospitality venues were permitted to reopen under...

Happiness Forgets – A hidden oasis

A few years ago Hoxton was simply the best place to go out in London. It was a thriving, bustling area full of interesting pubs, bars and clubs, but unfortunately now Friday and Saturday night in Hoxton is much more like a night in the West End with stag and...

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Porth Iago: Is this the best beach in North Wales?

Porth Iago: Is this the best beach in North Wales?

There's a new post on The Travel Hack! I’ve lived in North Wales nearly all of my life but there are still hidden gems and gorgeous beaches I still discover today. Porth Iago is one of those! Porth … The post Porth Iago: Is this the best beach in North Wales?...

UK PM Announces Support for Shelved North-South Crossrail 2 Line

UK PM Announces Support for Shelved North-South Crossrail 2 Line

Boris Johnson has called for another multibillion-pound railway to be built in London after marking the completion of Crossrail. The Prime Minister said the Government would back Crossrail 2 – a proposed north-south rail link across London – but the capital’s...

Summer holidays in London with kids: 45+ things to do

Summer holidays in London with kids: 45+ things to do

Whether you live in the capital or are visiting the city for a family holiday, there are some great activities to enjoy during the summer holidays in London with kids this year. contains affiliate links/paid collaboration* From... The post Summer holidays in...

New Tube map with Elizabeth Line published by Transport for London

New Tube map with Elizabeth Line published by Transport for London

Transport for London (TfL) has released a new Tube map with the Elizabeth line included for the first time. The new east-west railway has been added to the map ahead of its opening on May 24. It is displayed as a double purple line rather than a solid line to...

Wembley Park with kids: International Busking Day returns

Say the name Wembley and you’re probably already thinking football – which is fair, of course, but definitely not the only thing to discover at Wembley Park with kids. ad/paid collaboration* With everything from public art trails... The post Wembley Park with...

Countdown to Elizabeth Line opening tomorrow!

Countdown to Elizabeth Line opening tomorrow!

London’s new £18.9 billion Elizabeth line railway opens on Tuesday. The delayed and overbudget line will boost capacity and cut journey times for east-west travel across the capital. Services will begin in new tunnels under the center of the city at 6.30 am....

London attractions with air conditioning (& more cool spots)

London attractions with air conditioning (& more cool spots)

When temperatures spike, it can be a shock for some visitors to discover there aren’t many London attractions with air conditioning – a combination of the city’s historic buildings and Britain’s erratic summer weather means it’s not... The post London...

Things to Do in London Bridge Area

Things to Do in London Bridge Area

Did you realise there are THIS many things to do in London Bridge area? You could literally spend days just in this London neighbourhood. Source link

Devon luxury glamping: Dittisham Hideaway review

Devon luxury glamping: Dittisham Hideaway review

When I told my daughter that we were off to stay in a treehouse for this Dittisham Hideaway review, she looked half excited, half anxious – but if you’re visualising a rickety wooden structure in the branches... The post Devon luxury glamping: Dittisham...

Things to Do in London – August

Things to Do in London – August

Need ideas for things to do in London for August? This features all month activities and those that happen only on specific dates. Source link

Heathrow Airport told to reduce passenger charges

Heathrow Airport told to reduce passenger charges

Heathrow Airport must reduce its passenger charges amid a surge in demand for flights, the aviation regulator has announced The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said the cap on the west London airport’s average charge per passenger will fall from £30.19 today to...

The best things to do in Dartmouth with kids

The best things to do in Dartmouth with kids

Devon really does specialise in pretty towns but from its castle to its gorgeous riverfront, I’m always particularly tempted to head back to Dartmouth with kids. contains affiliate links* With its long history and laid-back holiday vibe,... The post The best...

Tube Histories: A Brief History of the Jubilee Line

Tube Histories: A Brief History of the Jubilee Line

Growing out of the London Underground’s first line, the Metropolitan Railway, the Jubilee Line is named after Queen Elizabeth II’s Silver Jubilee.  Of course, this route for the Tube is much older than that with origins that date back to the 1930s.  Today it is...

Superbloom at The Tower of London – The Return Visit

Superbloom at The Tower of London – The Return Visit

Superbloom is in the dry moat at the Tower of London. I first visited in late May and there were concerns that it didn’t look as lovely as it might in the summer. So I decided to return and see the changes. As a recap, this is a permanent transformation...

The Overground is getting its first new stop since 2005

The Overground is getting its first new stop since 2005

Fledgling train spotters and Francis Bourgeois wannabes listen up! If you haven’t had your TfL-related appetite sated since the opening of the Elizabeth Line, here’s some more train-related excitement for you, because for the first time in 17 years...

Eurostar boosts train services between London and Amsterdam

Eurostar boosts train services between London and Amsterdam

Eurostar will run more direct trains between London and the Netherlands to meet growing demand, the company has announced. A fourth daily weekday service will operate in both directions between London St Pancras International and Amsterdam via Brussels and...