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Category: Backpacking in the United Kingdom

Backpacking in the United Kingdom was the chance for me to re-discover cities I had visited in my youth, and view them with new eyes.  I love travelling in the North of England, and want to make sure visitors to the UK make the trip and leave London!

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea in London

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea in London

An afternoon tea is a quintessential London treat, but why have any old afternoon tea in London when you can have a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory afternoon tea?  This wonderful experience at One Aldwych was voted the best afternoon tea in London by Bookatable in 2017, and it isn’t hard to see why.  I thoroughly enjoyed sampling all the sweet and savoury delights in this themed afternoon tea in London, read on for my full review! Afternoon Tea in…

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Free Museums in Leeds You Need to Visit

Free Museums in Leeds You Need to Visit

I lived in Leeds for 10 years.  I love this city in England, I came here to study at the University of Leeds, and stayed around for several years after that.  However, I am ashamed to admit that in all that time I didn’t appreciate everything I had on my doorstep.  True, Leeds has changed a lot in the last eight years since I left, but some of the best museums in Leeds have been here for much longer than…

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Things to do in Portrush Northern Ireland

Things to do in Portrush Northern Ireland

The Northern Irish Coastline is incredibly beautiful.  There aren’t quite enough superlatives to describe the variety and drama of the cliffs, beaches, castle ruins and UNESCO World Heritage sites.  The whole of the Causeway Coastal Route is fascinating, and if you have a few days to spend in Northern Ireland then you should take the time to explore.  I spent two nights and three days in and around the Giant’s Causeway, and one of the days I decided to visit…

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Incredible Belfast Street Art You Need to See

Incredible Belfast Street Art You Need to See

Everyone in the UK (and beyond) has heard about the political murals in Belfast, Northern Ireland.  In fact, that was pretty much the only thing I knew about Belfast before I came here.  However, after spending several days exploring the city, I discovered that there is far more to Belfast than it’s difficult past.  Yes, the murals are still there, but there is a buzzing street art scene which has emerged in Belfast, where a different kind of art is…

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Afternoon Tea at the Titanic Museum – A Delicious Afternoon Tea in Belfast

Afternoon Tea at the Titanic Museum – A Delicious Afternoon Tea in Belfast

I adore afternoon tea.  I’ve had delicious afternoon teas in cities all over the UK including some of the best afternoon teas in York, and a themed afternoon tea in London, so when I read about afternoon tea at the Titanic Museum in Belfast, I knew I had to give it a try.  There are lots of options for afternoon tea in Belfast, but none quite as iconic as at the Titanic Museum!  Here is my full review of afternoon…

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A Giant’s Causeway Tour from Belfast to Walk the Causeway Coastal Route

A Giant’s Causeway Tour from Belfast to Walk the Causeway Coastal Route

Lonely Planet named Belfast and the Causeway Coastal Route in Northern Ireland as the best place to visit in 2018.  They weren’t wrong.  From the moment I arrived in Belfast I have felt welcome, safe, and have been wowed by the hospitality of the people and the gorgeous scenery of the coast.  When you are visiting Belfast, you definitely should visit the Giant’s Causeway, and either spend a couple of days exploring the region or take a Giant’s Causeway Tour…

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The Riviera Guesthouse in Whitby – My Yorkshire Foodie Adventure

The Riviera Guesthouse in Whitby – My Yorkshire Foodie Adventure

When I was researching where to stay in Whitby on my Yorkshire Foodie Adventure, I realised that there are a lot of guesthouses and bed & breakfasts in Whitby.  The town on the north-east coast of England is a popular tourist destination, which brings with it a range of different accommodations.  Although I often stay in hostels, B&Bs are by far the most common type of accommodation in Whitby.  Small, family run hotels which offer bed and breakfast are typical…

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A Yorkshire Foodie Adventure: Finding the Best Food in Yorkshire

A Yorkshire Foodie Adventure: Finding the Best Food in Yorkshire

Yup, another article about food – you should know me well enough by now!  This time I planned a whole trip around food in the beautiful county of Yorkshire in the north of England, just in time for Yorkshire Day!  I have spent most of my life in the north of England, and adore it, so I was definitely looking forward to exploring more of Yorkshire on what I called my “Yorkshire Foodie Adventure”.  There is no shortage of excellent…

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A Secret Food Tour In London

A Secret Food Tour In London

Oh food how I love thee, let me count the ways… well, I won’t count them all, but trust me, there are many!  I’ve tried a food tour in Prague, a cooking class in Mexico City, a combination of both in Bogota, and even when I’m in my home country of England I love trying local specialities and finding the best places to chow down on different dishes and familiar favourites.   When I was in my own capital city of…

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Watching Shakespeare at the Rose Theatre York

Watching Shakespeare at the Rose Theatre York

Shakespeare has come to York.  I was really in York to find delicious food, but when Ana from Visit York told me that I could watch Shakespeare I couldn’t resist!  The Rose Theatre York is a pop-up theatre that is just here for 10 weeks over the summer and is a fantastic opportunity to see one of Shakespeare’s plays in a unique setting in York. Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre York Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre is set up next to Clifford’s Tower and…

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