Interesting Facts about British Food

English Pub Food

10 Interesting Facts about British Food: Have you ever wondered how some of your favourite foods came to be discovered or invented? Here are ten interesting facts (or myths) about British food, some going back to Roman times: It was the Romans who made oysters popular in Britain and were responsible for establishing their cultivation […]

Interesting Facts about England and Wales

Castle Howard, Yorkshire

Ten Interesting Facts about England and Wales: London is home to Big Ben, Queen Elizabeth II is head of state and Shakespeare lived in Stratford-upon-Avon – these are some of the things that most people know about Britain whether they’ve been there or not. But here is a selection of things that you may not […]

Getting to Bicester Village by Train | Designer Shopping

Train travel to Bicester Village is a breeze: Having just travelled to Bicester Village by train from London we can advise that the process is quite easy and straightforward.  The train networks in England are operated by different companies and Chiltern Railways operate services to Bicester North from London Marylebone Station. The London Tube (Bakerloo […]

Traditional English Inns and hotels in stunning locations

An Old English Inn

The finest historic inns and hotels England has to offer: If you’re looking to give yourself time out from today’s hectic world and time for you, your family or friends to enjoy, a short break in the beautiful English countryside may do the trick.  And, what better way to have a really relaxing break than […]

Great British Beer Festival | London Events

The Great British Beer Festival

Britain’s biggest beer festival The Great British Beer Festival (GBBF in short) is an annual beer festival organised by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).  Breweries from around the country showcase their best and newest beers at this festival.  At the Bières Sans Frontières (BSF) bars, the best beers from around the world are showcased, […]

Hot Cross Buns and “The Widow’s Son” – English Pub Names

The Punch Bowl

Quaint and bizarre English Pub Names and the tales behind them: Lord Moon of the Mall, Queens Head & Artichoke, Pig & Whistle, Olde Trip to Jerusalem and Mad Bishop & Bear – When travelling around England, one of the things that will certainly grab your attention is the unusual names of its pubs – […]

Stonehenge | Summer Solstice

The mysterious Stonehenge

Stonehenge still intrigues after 5,000 years: June 21st is Summer solstice in the northern hemisphere and on this longest day of the year, thousands flock to Wiltshire to visit Stonehenge and to watch the sun rise. Shrouded in Mystery This world-famous prehistoric monument is a place shrouded in mystery. Numerous myths surround Stonehenge – the […]

Hadrian's Wall Holidays | Walking and cycling

Hadrian's Wall, Northumbria

Hadrian’s Wall – Oh what a Wall: Hadrian’s Wall was a Roman frontier built in the years AD122-30 by order of the Emperor Hadrian.  Imagine this colossal ancient wall when it was in tact -  73 miles long, 15 feet high and 10 feet wide! Although some of it has fallen away, it still remains […]

Chester’s Roman heritage – Chester

The Magnificent Chester Rows

Chester and its impressive Rows: When you arrive in Chester town centre, the first thing that strikes you is how different this town is to other English towns.   One of Chester’s most impressive sights being the Rows is there to greet you – the two-tier shopping galleries which date from the Middle Ages. Chester […]

Oxford University – Oxford

Oxford's Bridge of Sighs

Exploring Oxford  and Oxford University: Oxford is world famous for its prestigious and exclusive university, but you don’t have to be a scholar to appreciate this magnificent place. A city of tall ‘dreaming spires‘, Oxford is a very popular tourist destination.  Set against the Cherwell and Isis rivers, the fine architecture of its spectacular historical […]