Why Cambridge is the perfect day trip from London

Cambridge is perhaps the perfect day trip from London. A Cambridge day trip is a treasure trove of historical locations, quaint streets and beautiful buildings made famous over the centuries. And with excellent transport links from central London, you can be punting along the River Cam past the world famous Cambridge University colleges in around an […]

A Jane Austen tour of England’s home counties

Jane Austen's House Museum

“If adventures will not befall a young lady in her own village, she must seek them abroad.” – Jane Austen So wrote our heroine Jane Austen in one of my favourite novels, Northanger Abbey. It is a rare woman in western society who has not encountered Austen during her education or explored her writing further. A […]

Remember, remember the 5th of November – Bonfire Night

Bonfire night - British traditions

“Remember, remember the 5th of November” so the children’s nursery rhyme goes. The line is ominous and foreboding but what happens on the 5th of November? Who was Guy Fawkes? And what do the celebrations mean? Bonfire Night in England Imagine this.  An entire village makes their way to an open field, faces lit up with […]

A weekend in the Cotswolds – ideas for first time visitors

What to see in the Cotswolds - a guide for first time visitors to the area of outstanding beauty in England

Have you visited the Cotswolds? With so much happening in London it is easy to forget there is lush green countryside so close by. But sometimes you need a break from all the hustle and bustle. On a bright autumn weekend we took to the road in search of the rolling hills, fields with hedgerows […]