Oxford, UK

A Day Trip To Oxford with Marco Polo Guides

You might have caught my post all about the UK destinations I’d love to visit. Now I can say, I’ve ticked one off! Last month, whilst I was in London for the week, I caught the train up to Oxford. The train cost £20 for a return (with a railcard) from Marylebone and took less than an hour. Oxford is a city I’ve wanted to visit for the longest time, I have no idea why I haven’t been before – Especially as I lived in Birmingham for three years! Aside from wanting to explore the little cobbled streets and Harry Potter…

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London, UK

Exploring Covent Garden with Hotels.com

Covent Garden is one of my favourite areas in London so when Hotels.com asked me to spend the day exploring the area for the best places to eat, see and visit, I jumped at the chance. Yes, Covent Garden is seriously touristy but there are some great little spots such as Neal’s Yard tucked away from the hustle and bustle. The street acts and market stalls are the essence of London and there are some amazing places to eat in the area. We usually stay near Covent Garden when we are visiting London as there’s so much to do in…

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travel

What did the UK’s cities used to look like?

Have you ever wondered (or even reminisced) about what a stroll around your closest UK city was like, pre-gentrification?  Urban regeneration and revitalisation have reshaped the profile and population of large swathes of UK cities over the past few decades. In place of the old, in has swept a new breed of affluent and younger aspirational inhabitants. It’s fair to say that many of the physical changes would make it hard to recognise your own city even if you had been on a hiatus for the past 20 years.  With a nostalgic nod to the bustling UK cities of yesteryear,…

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York, UK

My Top Five Places to visit in York

I’m always banging on about my day trips to York and how it’s my favourite city. But seriously, If you’ve never visited York, you must! The city has so much history within the city walls from York’s Viking roots to its chocolate-making heritage. Wandering through the cobbled streets of York never gets old and there’s something for all the family to do. I try and visit every month but back in November, I was invited to experience an original city adventure in York which you can read all about here & here.  I’ve finally put together my vlog of the trip.…

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Manchester, UK

Reasons to Visit Manchester in 2017

Manchester is so unbelievable underrated. It may be famous for football, Coronation Street and endless rain but If you believe that there isn’t much more to Manchester than that, then you could be missing out on a great city trip. Manchester has so much character and history that it is difficult for anybody to dislike the place. Catch it on a sunny day (they do get a few of those) and you might be really pleasantly surprised. Here are just a few reasons to visit Manchester soon: Shopping You are spoilt for choice for shopping in Manchester. In the city…

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Manchester, UK

A Weekend In Manchester with Mercure

The weekend before Christmas, I was invited along to Manchester by the lovely people at Talented Talkers and Mercure to take part in their #ExperienceMercure Campaign. Of course, I said yes and invited Hayley along for the ride. A little warning that this post is pretty festive for mid-January! First stop after arriving at Manchester Piccadilly was obviously for food. We had a few recommendations about checking out The Northern Quarter and decided on one of my favourite places; Almost Famous (my Leeds AF review). I knew Hayley would love it here, especially with the crazy maple candy and bacon…

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