Hidden City – The Hunt For The Cheshire Cat

If you haven’t heard about Hidden City yet, they are a company offering walking trails with a twist, like an interactive scavenger hunt. I chose the Cheshire Cat trail to try out with a team of four adventurers. At the time of booking, it was £23 per person, which seems expensive for an scavenger hunt,…

Cluedupp Manhunt – Covent Garden

A friend recommended Cluedupp Manhunt to me as an outdoor escape room like murder mystery game, so I assembled a small group and we headed out together to solve a murder. This game is played via an app, which is very convenient as you can choose what time to start on the specified day and…

GoBoat

Yesterday I was invited for a boat trip along Regents Canal courtesy of Love Popups London and GoBoat with refreshments provided by Fentimans.  GoBoat is the only self-drive boating experience in London, with their 8-seater boats powered by electric engines they provide a unique social experience, and best of all, it’s very safe and there’s no previous boating experience required. …

The Old Operating Theatre

Last month I gathered a group of friends to go to the Old Operating Theatre to see their weekly talk on Victorian surgery. Unfortunately, when we arrived, the theatre was closed due to a power outage. The staff were very nice and booked us for another day, we decided on a day one month later…

Paris Catacombs

While on my trip to Paris, I managed to get into the Catacombs, which I’ve been wanting to do for a while! The catacombs are a set of deep underground tunnels serving as an ossuary to more than six million people’s remains. The tunnels are sparsely lit and a little eerie, but quite safe and…

Versailles Gardens And The Trianons

I got to go back to Versailles and this time I decided to explore the gardens, the Grand Trianon, Petit Trianon and Marie Antoinette’s Estate. The palace gardens alone are so huge, it took me several hours to wander through! All throughout the gardens classical music is playing, which gives it such a lovely atmosphere….

Glencoe, Loch Ness And Highlands Day-Tour

I’ve never done touristy day tours before, so I was a bit unsure of what to expect when I embarked on Timerbush Tours‘ 12.5hr Highlands tour. The tour promised to be one of the longest and most comprehensive day tours out there, so I was a bit weary at first. We were greeted by our guide…

Edinburgh – Underground Ghost Tour

One of the tours I did with Merkat Tours during my trip to Edinburgh was the Ghostly Underground tour. This one starts in the centre of the Royal Mile, with our energetic guide walking us through closes while telling us haunting stories about the history of the Old Town, before taking us to the old vaults under…

Edinburgh Castle

As part of one of the amazing Merkat Tours walking tours, we got to skip the line at Edinburgh Castle and were treated to a short tour. After that, I grabbed an audio guide (absolutely worth the money!) and struck out on my own. The castle sits strategically on top of a hill, so the views from the battlements…

Real Mary King’s Close

During my trip to Edinburgh, I didn’t want to miss any of the tacky touristy highlights, so the Real Mary King’s Close was on my list! I booked my time slot a few weeks ahead and showed up about 15 minutes before the alloted time. There are toilet facilities and a café and souvenir shop available at…

Hampton Court Palace

On a gorgeous, sunny day, I struck out towards Hampton Court Palace to walk in the footsteps of history. Just a short train ride away from my home, it was a journey I’ve been meaning to take for two years. It’s a gorgeous, vast and sprawling palace, with thick outer walls, functional paths and passages between outer…

Dover Castle

After a long day at the white cliffs, our next destination was Dover Castle. We arrived rather late, so only had a little over an hour to explore, but as there was a special event at the tower after hours, we knew we’d have an opportunity to adventure through that area later in the day. The…