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…

A few of my favourite day trips from London

Dr Samuel Johnson once said that “when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life,” but a trip away from London town can be just the ticket every now and again. There is a lot more to the United Kingdom than just London, and if you have a few extra days in…