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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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Manchester’s Whitworth Art Gallery to Re-Open Autumn 2014 (CheapOair)

A glimmering gem in the crown of British art spaces, the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester has been closed to the public for several months but is to reopen this autumn following a £15 million (roughly $25 million) transformation. On … 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 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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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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British Ceramics Biennial at Stoke-on-Trent (OneTravel)

The British Ceramics Biennial returns this autumn to the English town of Stoke-on-Trent, the world capital of ceramics, with its biggest line-up to date. Set to run from Saturday the 28th of September to Sunday the 10th of November, the Biennial celebrates the best in contemporary ceramics and brings together 150 leading artists through a series of exhibitions, installations and events while drawing on the local area’s heritage and significance in the ceramics industry. 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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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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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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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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Grand Old Brighton: Dining in Style at GB1 (Blue Tomato)

Newly opened at the recently refurbished Grand Brighton hotel, GB1 Seafood Restaurant & Bar serves up a treat for lovers of expertly prepared fruits of the sea. Making ye olde cheeky jaunt down to Brighton all the more enticing, GB1′s menu of local, fresh and sustainably sourced fish and seafood presented in a fabulous setting sure does beckon foodies from far and wide. I’m certainly hankering to get back down there for more great seaside grub. 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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GB1 Seafood Restaurant & Bar at the Grand Brighton (CDCLifestyle)

Newly opened at the recently refurbished Grand Brighton hotel, GB1 Seafood Restaurant & Bar serves up a treat for lovers of fresh and expertly prepared fruits of the sea. 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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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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Exploring Outside The Capital – England’s Best Cities (Guest)

Most of the visitors to Britain will head straight to London only to find themselves trapped there by the vast array of things going on. There’s so much to do in London that it may seem hard to leave. But … Continue reading

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Where to See Snowdrops in England (CheapOair)

Spring might not be here yet, but it’s not too far off. Here in England, one telltale sign that warmer weather and longer days are on the way is when the first snowdrops of the year appear. Snowdrops are small … Continue reading

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DRINK UP: 2012 Cambridge Beer Festival (CheapOair)

One of the more vibrant parts of the UK for CAMRA activity is the Cambridge area, home of the Cambridge Beer Festival. The next Cambridge fest will be CAMRA’s 17th Cambridge Winter Ale Festival later this month. Read my complete … Continue reading

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Best of 2012 (OneTravel)

Discovering more of London’s hidden gems, jetting off to Parma to partake in the local dining scene, winding my way through the weird and wonderful world of Japan’s largest fish market: 2012 was an awesome year to be a OneTravel … Continue reading

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Eating in England This Christmas? Sweet! (CheapOair)

Of course, there are some traditions specific to celebrating Christmas in England. Here’s a list of a few that stood out most to me as an American when I first moved to London back in 2001. Read my complete post at … Continue reading

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