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Extinction Rebellion is planning to blockade parliament

Extinction Rebellion is planning to blockade parliament

The last mass action from Extinction Rebellion was due to take place in May, to coincide with the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium. Obviously that didn’t go ahead quite as scheduled, with the environmental activists cancelling protests due to a different kind of global crisis. But now, the British arm of the movement has announced a return for XR and […]

London Zoo needs your help – could you volunteer?

London Zoo needs your help – could you volunteer?

London Zoo is in trouble after three months of forced closure, and to help keep the gates open, it’s hoping to recruit ‘an army’ (its words) of volunteers. At first glance, it sounds like a dream – a chance to walk with the animals, talk...

The Essential Packing List for Your Europe Camping Trip

The Essential Packing List for Your Europe Camping Trip

Travel this summer has changed for many as COVID has spread across the globe. Less flights, less hotels, less meals out and many people are choosing to stay closer to home and explore the serenity and even isolation of camping. Even before this year, camping...

10 British Islands to get on your Weekender Bucket List

10 British Islands to get on your Weekender Bucket List

If I mention an island escape you’re probably going to be thinking of idyllic Caribbean beaches with white sands and swaying palms. Yes, these are gorgeous but don’t dismiss the islands we have on our very own doorstep here in Britain. You’d be pressed to find...

Exclusive: Sundance London is back as a digital film festival

Exclusive: Sundance London is back as a digital film festival

As with so much in the city’s cultural landscape, Sundance Film Festival: London has had to adapt to the new realities of life in 2020. Instead of decamping to Picturehouse Central for its annual three-day celebration of great new indie movies, it will be...

The Rollright Stones, Oxfordshire’s answer to Stonehenge

The Rollright Stones, Oxfordshire’s answer to Stonehenge

Today’s Hidden Gem has been sent in by Jessica Friend from The Weekend Tourist as she’d like to share more about The Rollright Stones, a hidden gem in Oxfordshire and the county’s answer to Stonehenge!     The Rollright Stones are always the first place that...

8 Easy Travel Tips for Italy

8 Easy Travel Tips for Italy

Before making your trip to Italy, there are a few things you should know. Not because Italy is such a large country, but because its rich diversity and culture can cause travelers to feel in over their heads. Take a look at these travel tips for Italy! *Note:...

5 Reasons Autumn is the Best Time to Visit Europe

5 Reasons Autumn is the Best Time to Visit Europe

If you’ve always wanted to visit Europe and plan to check several countries off your list, you may be wondering when is the best time to visit Europe. While many people plan a European getaway in the spring or summer, we strongly recommend you take a trip...

Eltham Palace and Gardens – Art Deco haven

Eltham Palace and Gardens – Art Deco haven

In the heart of Southeast London sits Eltham Palace and Gardens, a fascinating art deco house run by English Heritage. The building was once a medieval estate and then a Tudor royal residence. In the 1930s, the palace was styled with mesmerizing art deco...

Buckingham Palace has released its own £40 gin

Buckingham Palace has released its own £40 gin

You may never get that coveted invite to a garden party at Buckingham Palace, but we’ve found the next best thing. While many of us have been getting entrepreneurial during lockdown, tie-dyeing T-shirts, baking blondies and contemplating selling...

London Fields has been hit with a booze ban

London Fields has been hit with a booze ban

Throughout All of This, London’s parks have become a haven for many, offering an escape from tiny living rooms as well as being basically the only place they could have a social life. But the park temporarily replacing the...

Osterley Park after lockdown – National Trust reopened

As our closest National Trust property, we’ve visited Osterley more times than I can count – discovering the natural play trail and exploring Osterley with a baby. But even seeing dinosaurs at Osterley didn’t feel as strange as heading back... The post Osterley...

11 Best Hikes In Wales To Experience

11 Best Hikes In Wales To Experience

You could say I’m biased about Wales. You wouldn’t be wrong either. Wales is an absolute beauty and having lived there for so many years, I’ve gotten to know and explore this beauty first hand. Indeed, some of the best hikes in Wales once completed will leave...

All Roads Lead to Nelson: The History of London’s Roads

All Roads Lead to Nelson: The History of London’s Roads

Prior to the arrival of the Romans, there were no real roads in London or the United Kingdom; in fact, there wasn’t even a London.  The Romans founded the city in 43 AD, and as was usual for their expansion of the Empire, they brought roads with them.  Being...