Category Archives: england

A Look at a Few of England’s World Record Sites (CheapOair)

England. It’s a land that’s as celebrated as much for its pomp and circumstance as for its more subtle eccentricities. Those who know the English well are aware of their love of competition – whatever the contest. No matter how … Continue reading

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Time for Art at the Folkestone Triennial 2014 (CheapOair)

The seaside town of Folkestone is located about 70 miles from Central London on the southeastern coast of Kent. High speed trains run regularly to/from London St Pancras International with a journey time that’s just under an hour. Every three … Continue reading

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USA to the UK? Tips for Future Expats.

Tapping into the worldly wisdom of all these globetrotters and hoping to give a little something back to people who use their services (or might need to in the near future), HiFX has recently asked expats who blog (and there seems to be quite a lot of us out there doing just that) to contribute some advice to their new Expat Tips page. Honestly, I’m not sure if I’d qualify as any sort of expert or not, but I certainly have my opinions about being from one country and living in another. I was happy to pitch in with some thoughts for US citizens contemplating a move to the UK when asked if I’d like to participate.” Continue reading

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Cirque du Soleil Dralion UK Dates Announced (OneTravel)

Cirque du Soleil has announced that its signature production of Dralion will play four dates at the London O2 Arena from the 4th to the 8th of June. Dralion, which celebrates its 15th Anniversary, next year, last played to London … Continue reading

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Some Of Our Favorite Posts from 2013 (CheapOair)

Eerily incomplete sculpture, crave-worthy ceviche, and breaking bread with a breathtaking view, 2013 was a fantastic year to be a travel blogger. But those are just my favourite bits from London. Here’s a look at my top five favourite posts … Continue reading

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Best Restaurants (Everywhere Else) – 2013

To say I ate and drank well this year does not begin to describe how delectable 2013 was for me. Both in London and beyond, I had the pleasure of experiencing some of the best meals outside the home I’ve … Continue reading

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Best London Pizza – 2013

To say I ate and drank well this year does not begin to describe how delectable 2013 was for me. Both in London and beyond, I had the pleasure of experiencing some of the best meals outside the home I’ve … Continue reading

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Beeston Castle Day Trip In Cheshire (Guest)

Planning a Beeston Castle day trip to Cheshire can be a good way to get your family to participate in a fun filled activity. You can visit the Beeston “Castle of the Rock” in Taporley to see its spectacular views. … Continue reading

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The Towns of the Lake District (Guest)

Charming coastal towns, beautiful lakeside walkways, and some of England’s best hill walks are all easy to access in the Lake District. From the markets of Kendal to the beautiful coastline of Barrow-in-Furness, we’ve teamed up with the UK travel … Continue reading

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How to Spend a Weekend in Devon (Guest)

From cream tea to stunning coastline, Devon is home to some of England’s tastiest treats and finest scenery. Easily accessible by road, rail and air, this lovely region is the ideal destination for your next weekend retreat. Read on to … Continue reading

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How to Make Merry Like Robin Hood in Nottingham and Sherwood Forest (CheapOair)

I’m writing this post from the back end of a fantastic day trip to Nottinghamshire. Only about a 140 miles or so from Central London, Nottingham and its environs are an ideal destination to add to any England touring itinerary. History … Continue reading

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Discovering Richard III’s England in Leicester (OneTravel)

Only about a hundred miles away of London or Manchester with historic and scenic destinations such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Nottingham and Oxford even closer than that (this area of Britain is what’s referred to as the Midlands, afterall), Leicester and its … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: Richard III at Nottingham Playhouse

With only a week left in Nottingham before it moves on to York, here’s my review of the Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company and York Theatre Royal’s joint presentation of Shakespeare’s tragic story of a conniving and paranoid king, Richard III. Continue reading

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Richard III, Robin Hood and Me: An East Midlands Mini-Break

Last week, I headed up to Leicester and Nottingham for an overnight press trip. I had a blast letting loose my inner armchair historian around Leicester and getting to live out some childhood fantasies in Nottingham and nearby Sherwood Forest. Here are some highlights from my East Midlands mini-break. Continue reading

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5 Best Restaurants for Service in the UK (OneTravel)

UK restaurant bookings site, toptable, has announced the winners of its 2013 Diners’ Choice awards for the Top 50 Restaurants for Service in the UK. The awards represent the “combined opinions of approximately 350,000 reviews submitted between September 2013 and August 2013 by verified toptable diners for more than 4,000 restaurants across the UK. Continue reading

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Visit James Bond’s England (CheapOair)

Bond. James … yeah, you know the next bit. One of Britain’s greatest pop icons – the one and only 007 – is wowing film fans visiting the UK at these attractions celebrating the world’s most famous spy and the works of writer Ian Fleming. Continue reading

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Giant Chocolate Hamper Giveaway for a Good Cause

Online chocolate boutique Chocolat Lovers has announced a giveaway competition of what they believe is “the biggest chocolate hamper most people have ever had the chance to eat their way through”. The “Caring & Sharing” promotion is a in support of the Alzheimers Society and The Sick Children’s Trust and is in collaboration with McArthur Glen Designer Outlets. Continue reading

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Must See Attractions in the United Kingdom (Guest)

Whether you are a tourist planning your first big trip to the United Kingdom, or you are a lifelong native, there are an almost unlimited number of treasures that your next holiday can offer you even on this relatively small … Continue reading

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A Visit to Jude’s Ice Cream Dairy (Great British Chefs)

Yes, there is a Jude (Judith actually) behind the scenes of this Hampshire-based premium ice cream maker. But the story of her eponymous treats is really about her husband, Theo. Finding himself suddenly and unexpectedly on the other side of a career in banking, Theo had time on his hands along with a bit of capital and a garage in which to tinker. He also had the acumen to realise a huge gap in the British ice cream market and the pluck to go about filling it. Continue reading

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Recipe: Chipotle Cherry Honey Jam

Here’s a recipe for a no-sugar cherry jam with a mild kick to it. The recipe is perfect if you’ve only got a small batch (even a micro batch) of cherries and not much time. Basically all you need to make this treat is a punnet like you get at any supermarket or from any fruit and veg vendor. You want a big last-through-winter mess of the stuff? Do the math. Continue reading

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England’s Sports Museums (CheapOair)

When not on the court or in the stands, another great way to soak up all of England’s athletics heritage is to visit one of its sporting museums. Here’s a list of the country’s top museums dedicated to the history and legacy of British sports … Continue reading

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The Whitstable Oyster Festival (CheapOair)

Keen for a taste of some of Britain’s best seafood? This is the place! And a great time to visit is during the town’s annual celebration of everybody’s favorite bivalve mollusk – the oyster! Continue reading

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The National Trust: Scenic Locations for Picnics and Cultural Days Out Around the UK (Guest)

Now that something resembling good weather has finally arrived in Britain, we’re all eager to get out in the sun. If you’re looking for a magical day out without jetting off abroad, look up your nearest National Trust site. They … Continue reading

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1356: Bernard Cornwell and the Greatest Unknown Battle in British History

Check out the official book trailer for by Bernard Cornwell’s epic new novel, 1356, and join the greatest unknown battle in British history with the master storyteller. Continue reading

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Why Don’t We Holiday in England?

There was a time no so long ago that holidays often meant overseas and whether a sun holiday, something with theme parks or snow, the price of flying off to a foreign destination was within reach of many holiday makers. … Continue reading

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Samphire Picking in the River Dart Estuary (Great British Chefs)

It’s low down dirty work gathering samphire. But that doesn’t mean it’s bad, just that you’ve got to get in the mud and squat, stoop, bend or crawl to pluck the tasty little stems from the earth. A trusty pair of Wellies are obligatory and, as I recently discovered, wearing kneepads would be a smart idea as well. Up until last week, picking samphire meant pointing to a container inside a deli counter and saying something along the lines of “May I please have 100 grams, please?”. Now, after accepting an invitation to Devon by Riverford Organic Farms to harvest wild samphire in the River Dart Estuary, I have a new appreciation for what goes into bringing this crisp and salty coastal treat to my London plate. Continue reading

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Coronation Celebrations This Summer in London and Windsor (CheapOair)

On the 2nd of June 1953, Elizabeth II was crowned at Westminster Abbey. 60 years later, she’s still queen and celebrating her reign with a range of events across England, including river pageants, concerts and more. Continue reading

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Foodie Fun at England’s Seaside in Sussex (CheapOair)

Located along the coast in Southeastern England, Sussex offers the best of British surf and turf for gourmet travelers visiting the UK and all within easy reach of London and its two main airports – Heathrow and Gatwick. Indeed Gatwick is located halfway between London and Sussex seaside communities of Brighton and Hove. Here’s a selection of upcoming food and drink events around in Brighton and Hove and surrounding Sussex countryside. Happy eating! Continue reading

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The Bristol Hotel (CDCLifestyle)

Right on the harbour and just a block over from picturesque Queen Square, The Bristol is an ideally situated hotel whatever might bring you to the vibrant and compact city of Bristol. I certainly didn’t have any problems getting around the city centre on foot while keeping this comfortable hotel as my base during a recent visit. Continue reading

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Bubbles, Berries and More – a Brilliant Time in Bristol

Some work-related reasons led me to Bristol for an overnight stay. Kemey was able to join me for the trip, and we found plenty of pleasure to go along with the business during our short time in this small but vibrant town. Maybe it was the gorgeous sunshiny weather? we really didn’t do all that much while there but had an absolute blast. Here are some of the highlights from a chilled out 24 hours in Bristol. Continue reading

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Top Sights to See in Cornwall (Guest)

From spectacular beaches for surfing, to cliff top walks for exploring, Cornwall truly offers something for everyone. Whether you’re a regular visitor or are travelling here for the very first time, you’ll find something that will amaze and astound you. … Continue reading

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Experience England’s Roman Legacy (CheapOair)

Arriving in England in 43 AD, the legacy of the Romans in the British Isles can still be seen. From ruins from the settlement that would become the world class city of London to roads that are still regularly used thoroughfares and the sprawling Hadrian’s Wall, the ancient Romans left a historic and indelible mark. Here’s a list of some of the top Roman sights to see across the country. Continue reading

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Windsor Plans for a Sporty Summer (CheapOair)

… Windsor and Maidenhead are the place to be for some of the best in British sporting events. Here’s a list of the Windsor and Maidenhead sports line up for summer 2013 … Continue reading

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Run to the Hills! Iron Maiden Announces Trooper Ale.

Trooper is a premium British beer inspired by Iron Maiden and handcrafted at Robinsons Brewery. Being a real ale enthusiast, vocalist Bruce Dickinson has developed a beer which has true depth of character. Malt flavours and citric notes from a unique blend of Bobec, Goldings and Cascade hops dominate this deep golden ale with a subtle hint of lemon. Continue reading

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The Best British Food in Sussex (Guest)

With its prime location between the coast and the rolling countryside of the South Downs, as well as containing the eclectic Brighton, Sussex is a fantastic place for finding food. From the casual cafe to the gourmet gutbusters, south coast … Continue reading

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