2 weeks in England and Scotland

With so much to see and do in the UK it can be difficult to narrow it all down and find an itinerary that fits in all the highlights. This tried and tested schedule for 2 weeks in England and Scotland takes you through the best sights these two countries offer, utilising serviced apartments, public…

Best Road Trips in the United Kingdom

Although tiny in comparison to the vast and endless lands of Australia and the United States, the bounteous lands of the United Kingdom offer everything from staggering rural scenery, vibrant cities bursting with culture, classic and hearty cuisine and of course, an unrivaled collection of historical sights. So fill up the camper van, brew a…

A Circle of Stones: Stonehenge, Salisbury, United Kingdom

We jump on the train to Salisbury from Waterloo, and there is a mild altercation with regard to seating, but we pick another pair of empty seats and settle in. The city is only about two hours away, and a day trip to Stonehenge is eminently doable. So we sit and we watch the grey…

Real London Calling

There are many things to do in the vast city of London. Sadly most are missed because people waste their time with non-events like Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street. Here are a few ideas for you to try on your next trip to our great capitol. Kew Palace Royal Botanic Gardens, TW9 3AB Learn…

Moving to the UK: English foods

So you’ve sorted out your UK visa, shipped your stuff for the big move overseas, figured out your London accommodation and booked your flight. You’re just about ready for the big adventure. What next? It may seem unimportant, but if you’re moving to the UK it may pay to familiarise yourself with the lexicon of…

3 days in Oxford, city of dreaming spires

Day 1: Getting to Oxford We arrive at Paddington, well before our evening train is due to depart, so we have a quick dinner at the (surprisingly good) Italian restaurant in the station. The train is late, and we languish ineffectually in the waiting room, where it’s warm. The quiet lull explodes into a mad…

Top 5 Things to Do in Nottingham, UK

Made infamous by the tales of Robin Hood as the lair of the outlaw’s archenemy, the Sheriff of Nottingham, the city itself is a lovely distraction away from the smoke and hustle of London. It’s an easy 2 hour train ride from London to Nottingham station, and from there, the city and surrounds are easily…