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…

White Cliffs Of Dover

I had been planning a trip to Dover for a while now and the date finally rolled around! Luckily the weather was on our side and it turned out to be the first bright, sunny, warm weekend of the year. We took a not-too-early train and arrived at the cliffs just after tourist information opened.  We picked…

Cardiff Castle Ghost Tour

While on our trip to Cardiff, we had to give the Cardiff Castle Ghost Tour a shot! If you know me, you know I love creepy events and ghost tours of all kinds. As a disclaimer, I don’t actually believe in ghosts, but I have an opinion about paranormal phenomena. Ask me about it some time if…

Jurassic Kingdom

I heard about the Jurassic Kingdom event through the organisers of the Magic Lantern Festival. Obviously I had to give it a go and see the animatronic dinosaurs fpr myself. So on a sunny and warm Wednesday we headed to Osterley Park for some prehistoric entertainment. After walking from the station and all the way through the…

Holi at Cinnamon Kitchen

Holi! Who doesn’t love the brightness and positive atmosphere this festival of colours brings with it! I heard about Holi In The City through Love Pop-Ups London and wanted to try it with a group of friends. When we arrived at Cinnamon Kitchen, I realised that this was more commercial entertainment than spring festival. Of course I should have…

Canterbury Ghost Tour

I am a big fan of ghost tours, not because I believe in the supernatural much, but because they usually come with great historical and social stories that I find interesting. They’re usually quite entertaining too. When we took a trip to Canterbury, I found the Canterbury Ghost Tour, which was highly recommended. Little did we…

Canterbury Tales

During our trip through Canterbury, we just had to give this one a go! The iconic Canterbury tales as a walk-through attraction! Tours run quite often and include a free audio guide thingy, which is super helpful in hearing the actual stories being told. Our group was led into the first room, which is the inside of…

Canterbury River Tours

I took a trip to Canterbury with a small group of friends recently and we decided to do quite a bit of the tourist program. One of the obvious stops is a river boat tour! Such a cheesy cliché, had to be done! We picked a random time slot and were led down a few…

Magic Lantern Festival

The Magic Lantern Festival of 2017 was open in January and February and had a Silk Road theme to it this year. The day we went ended up to be rainy and cold, but we conquered the dreary weather and enjoyed the show regardless. Internally lit and brightly coloured paper lanterns were scattered along the path at…

Haunted Tube Walking Tour

To get ready for Halloween festivities, I like to go to spooky events throughout London. This year one of my picks was the haunted tube walking tour offered through Funzing. The summary and reviews sounded great, so I was very much looking forward to hear about creepy stories from inside the tube network. The Haunted Tube…

Highgate Cemetery East and West

Early on Sunday morning, I headed to Highgate Cemetery, a landmark I’ve heard a read a lot about. Highgate Cemetery is a large, still operating cemetery in North London. It opened in 1839 as a prestigious, private cemetery, run for profit. In the 1970s, the operation was no longer profitable and left to decay and…