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See all 24244 London Tips
  • Tower of London

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    London Things to Do

    Building work for Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress was started by William the Conqueror in 1078 but the Tower has been extended and strengthened many times by succeeding monarchs. It has been a fortress, royal residence, an arsenal and more famously a prison. Facing the river is Traitor’s Gate through which many famous prisoners have entered...

  • The Montague On The Gardens

    London Hotels

    The concierge was fabulous, the hotel very grand, and despite the rooms being small they were...

  • Hard Rock Cafe

    4 out of 5 stars

    London Restaurants

    The first Hard Rock Cafe was opened in Old Park Lane in June 1971, with food normally on the menu at an American Diner with Rock and Roll music playing while you ate. Eric Clapton donated his Fender Guitar so he could reserve a seat at the bar and occasionally rock stars can be seen jamming here. The cafe has a very expensive collection of Rock...



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  • Chinatown

    4 out of 5 stars

    Manchester Things to Do

    Manchester's Chinatown district is very central near Piccadilly Gardens and a short walk from Albert Square. Walking through the area, the most striking feature is the delightfully ornate Imperial Arch that welcomes you into Britain's second-largest Chinatown. I enjoyed walking the surrounding streets and taking a look through some of the windows...

  • Lowry Hotel Manchester

    Manchester Hotels

    One of the things you notice first of all about Manchester is how friendly and polite everyone...

  • Yang Sing

    4 out of 5 stars

    Manchester Restaurants

    The Yang Sing is a large, very posh Chinese Restaurant in Manchester's Chinatown, and generally regarded as the best Chinese restaurant in Europe. I have only eaten here once but it was delicious, definitely an experience I will remember! The staff were also very friendly, suggesting a delicious alternative to an item from the set menu. We had the...



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  • Cadbury World

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Birmingham Things to Do

    Discover the history of chocolate and see it being made. The Cadbury factory at Bournville has a visitor centre that is dedicated to the history of chocolate. Visitors can learn about how cocoa beans are grown, how they came to be imported to Europe and made into the chocolate that we know today. There is also a factory shop where visitors can...

  • Premier Inn Birmingham City Centre...

    Birmingham Hotels

    During my visits to Birmingham for Phantom in April and May 2013 I stayed in this wonderful Premier...

  • Balti Triangle Info

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Birmingham Restaurants

    Award winning Chef and friendly, stylish restaurant with food to delight, savour and wish I could get them to franchise in Australia! The Indian migrants were on a winner by giving Brummies an alternative to bland Anglo food. especially after the clubs and pubs closed! The food is exquisite and good value. 5-10pounds. The staff always courteous...


Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Castle

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Newcastle upon Tyne Things to Do

    High up on the steep banks of the Tyne, the old castle keep still maintains a watch over the city's lifeblood. There's not much else left of the castle that gave the city its name, but the keep that guarded the bridge over the Tyne and blackgate still remain. From its vantage point high above the river, the keep gives great view of the Quayside...

  • Jesmond Dene House

    Newcastle upon Tyne Hotels

    This nice little cozy B&B sits in the lovely residential neighborhood of Jesmond just north of the...

  • Restaurants outside the city

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Newcastle upon Tyne Restaurants

    This pub at the northern edge of Whitley Bay offers a large if somewhat unexciting space, but its several distinct areas make it feel less impersonal and provide a separate area for families. The fairly extensive menu offers pub classics including locally caught fish and chips, which has been very good on the several occasions I have had it. Good...



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  • King's College

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Cambridge Things to Do

    We attended Eve Song in King's College Chapel on of the days. It was free and it was wonderful. I often listened to this choir singing on cds but had never heard them singing in the chapel, and how amazing it was, an experience that no music lover would deny themselves. We arrived early, had to wait some time outside, when the organ started the...

  • Premier Inn Cambridge (A14 J32)

    Cambridge Hotels

    We enjoyed a one-night stay here. The staff is young, pleasant and very efficient, and that includes...

  • The Eagle

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Cambridge Restaurants

    I would recommend the Eagle rather as a place of interest than a pub. Of course, a drink in the RAF bar and a toast to Crick and Watson, the scientists who met here to discuss their progresses in their DNA research. A commemorative plaque to Crick and Watson, who discovered the secret of the human DNA in 1953, is located in one of the bars. The RAF...



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  • Oxford University & Colleges

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Oxford Things to Do

    Wadham College is one of the few colleges founded by a woman - Dorothy Wadham -, who used her husband Nicholas's heritage to found the college in 1610, a year after his death, when she was 75 years old! Interestingly, despite being founded by a female, women were not allowed in the college at all, except for the laundress who had to be of "such...

  • Old Bank Hotel

    Oxford Hotels

    Single £150.00 Standard double/twin £165.00 Deluxe double/twin £205.00 Superior deluxe...

  • Eagle & Child

    4 out of 5 stars

    Oxford Restaurants

    The Pony Yard at the back of the Eagle and Child has been covered over as a restaurant area. This means that The Rabbit Room where the famous Inklings (JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis, et al) used to meet together is not now a back parlour, but a recessed area near the bar. It is easily recognisable with photographs and mementos of The Inklings framed on the...



See all 1322 Liverpool Tips
  • Beatles

    Liverpool Things to Do

    It was a happy coincidence that we were there for International Beatles Week, the Cavern Pub, across the way from their sister club Cavern Club, had hourly shows from 1 pm on the day we were there. There was a small queue when we went in but the queue went quickly and we stayed to see a couple of bands, The Beat Boys from Barcelona and Beat Love...

  • Premier Inn Liverpool - Albert Dock

    Liverpool Hotels

    This wonderful hotel at Albert Dock is housed in a wonderful 19th Century Grade 1 listed building....

  • Liver Buildings

    Liverpool Favorites

    Edwardian Baroque design (1904) of Sir Arnold Thornley and F.B. Hobbs. Originally the Mersey Docks and Harbour Docks Building - recently restored for both offices and residences. A reinforced concrete frame, clad in Portland Stone. One of Liverpool's "Three graces".



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  • York Minster

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    York Things to Do

    The York minster is a favourite with tourists & locals alike. The best photographic view is the side view unless you have a wide-angle lens with the cramped angle view. Visitors can sit & pray but a fee is required if you want to wander inside with your camera. A fee is also required to go up the cathedral towers to see the view over the city.

  • The Groves

    York Hotels

    The Groves is in a quiet cul-de-sac just outside the gate at Bootham so it’s an easy short walk in...

  • Betty's

    4 out of 5 stars

    York Restaurants

    Bettys Cafe Tea Room was founded by Frederick Belmont, a Swiss baker and confectioner, in 1919. He opened his first Bettys in 1919 in Harrogate and this became very successful! Frederick opened other Bettys branches including York. The Bettys in York was inspired by Frederick's journey on the Queen Mary Cruise, which he took in 1936, and he...



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  • Tower

    4 out of 5 stars

    Blackpool Things to Do

    Since we were in Blackpool and we had to do something with our time, we decided to go to the top of the Tower. You're supposed to watch a 4D movie before going up but it was temporarily malfunctioning so we went straight up the tower via an elevator to the floor that had the glass skywalk which given my fear of heights and general distrust of...

  • Big Blue

    Blackpool Hotels

    Our stay was very nice the hotel was spotless and the breakfast was very good.( Mmmm full English)...

  • Disgraceful

    Blackpool Things to Do

    After visiting the park many times previously and never having any problems, we decided to revisit during my daughters week off from her Art and Design Foundation Diploma course. We were just heading through security when a young woman, who clearly wasn't trained well in customer relations, told us we couldn't bring our 'picnic' onto the park,...



See all 916 Bath Tips
  • Roman Baths

    Bath Things to Do

    It's a matter of taste, what "the most romantic buildings" anywhere can be... The Roman Baths and Temple of Aquae Sulis Minerva were voted "the most romantic buildings in Britain" by the Royal Institute of Royal Architects, in 2010. I have limited knowledge of Britain but even so... I agree with this description of the Roman Baths. A word about...

  • Apsley House Hotel

    Bath Hotels

    One of the finest guest houses in Bath. The ideal place to take someone special for a treat... Not...

  • Sally Lunn's

    4 out of 5 stars

    Bath Restaurants

    I had afternoon tea at Sally Lunn's, home of the original bath bun, twice on my visits to Bath. The afternoon tea consist of a Bath Bun with jam and clotted cream and with either tea or coffee. On my first visit to Bath (June 2006), I ordered the 'Sally Lunn Cream Tea' which includes half a toasted Sally Lunn Bun is served with strawberry jam and...



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  • Royal Pavilion

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Brighton Things to Do

    A visit to the Royal Pavilion should not be missed if you are at Brighton. First, I think we nearly walked the whole way around the Pavilion to find the entry point, some how, we must have missed the sign pointing to the entrance. It was all good though, because we saw all sides of the Pavilion. The outside was impressive, so what would the inside...

  • Blanch House

    Brighton Hotels

    Although I live in Brighton I was treated to a nights stay at Blanch House on a Sunday. On this...

  • Great Fish and Chips in large portions

    Brighton Restaurants

    This restaurant located at the large road that goes parallel with the coastal road mainly serves the British dish of Fish and Chips, but the restaurant also serves other British dishes like Steak and Kidney Pie. The choice of fish when ordering fish and chips is great including cod, plaice and haddock. The chips that are served with the fish are...



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  • Clifton Suspension Bridge

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Bristol Things to Do

    The Clifton Suspension Bridge is the symbol of the city of Bristol. Designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel he never lived to see it completed, Brunel died prematurely aged 53 yrs in 1859, and the Bridge was completed as his memorial and finally opened in 1864. February 2010

  • Hotel du Vin & Bistro

    Bristol Hotels

    relaxing time for several days A great hotel which is part of a small chain Excellent! Great food,...

  • SS Great Britain

    Bristol Things to Do

    We stopped to visit the SS great britain after failing to see it on our last trip to bristol and it broke up a long day of driving in the car. Inside there are activities for children such as stamping your ticket, and there is also dressing up in victorian clothing. The ship itself is sitting in a dry dock, but it has been designed so it looks like...



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  • Peace Gardens

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Sheffield Things to Do

    This public space is adjacent to Sheffield Town Hall and not far from the Winter Garden and Millennium Galleries and were part of Sheffield's econominc and cultural regeneration. The Peace Gardens contain the Goodwin Fountain which has 89 individual jets of water and is named after Stuart Goodwin, a business man who specialised in steel and tool...

  • Premier Inn Sheffield (Arena)

    Sheffield Hotels

    The Premier Chain has hundreds of hotels in England. They are not great destination hotels, but more...

  • Bill Drummond Grafitti on Norfolk Bridge

    Sheffield Off The Beaten Path

    " Imaging Waking Tomorrow And All The Music Has Disappeared" is the painted message on Norfolk Bridge, which spans the River Don, just outside Sheffields city centre. I'd been reminded of this piece of Grafitti, recently, when watching the Pulp DVD ' A Film About Life, Death And Supermarkets', which depicts locations and characters around Sheffield...



See all 186 Torquay Tips
  • The £1 ferry to Brixham

    Torquay Things to Do

    Of all the boat trips leaving the busy harbour area of Torquay , this has to be the best value. We jumped aboard the ferry for the 30 minute ride to the beautiful fishing village of Brixham for the small fee of £1 ..yes ONE POUND!! The boat drops you right into the heart of the action , lovely narrow cobbled streets , stalls and cafes serving...

  • Meadfoot Bay Hotel

    Torquay Hotels

    This is one of the best I've found in the UK. We stayed in the Suite and it was a real spoil. The...

  • Babbacombe Cliff Railway

    Torquay Things to Do

    Built in 1926, the Babbacombe Cliff Railway has shuttled hundreds of thousands of holiday makers to and from Oddicombe Beach in over 84 years of service.We parked in the car park for the model village as its only a 5 minute walk from here to the entrance to the Cliff Railway. For a little over £5 for a family return ticket you can climb aboard and...



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  • Walls of Chester

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Chester Things to Do

    The city walls are not just the frame and fortifications for the city – they are one of their main attractions. The first city walls were built around 70AD and altered during the centuries according to the needs of their era. It was not until the civil war when they were put to an extensive test. For example, you can see the spot where the...

  • The Chester Grosvenor Hotel and Spa

    Chester Hotels

    Great treat for you and friends, Afternoon Tea at Grosvenor Hotel. After hard day shopping we had...

  • Bear and Billet

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Chester Restaurants

    The Bear and Billet is a great old pub in Chester. It was built in 1664 replacing a building destroyed during the civil war. The Bear and Billet is a great example of a black and white half timbered building. It was originally the town house of the Earls of Shrewsbury (the sergeants of the Bridgegate), The building has been an inn since the 18th...


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    Apr 9, 2013 at 11:34 PM

    It has been announced that the ceremonial funeral of Margaret Thatcher will take place at St Paul's cathedral in London at 11am on Wednesday 17th April. St Paul's will of course be closed to visitors on 17th and may be closed the previous day, for security etc. It is likely that there will be substantial crowds lining the route of the ceremonial funeral procession (from St Clement Danes to St Paul's )and outside the cathedral itself. There is also potential for street disturbances in the area. My advice would be to keep well away and to watch events on the television..

    • leics's Profile Photo
      Apr 13, 2013 at 12:42 AM

      Updated information:

      St Paul's is completely closed to visitors and worshippers on Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th April.

      Roads in the area around the route of the procession will be closed to traffic on Wednesday.

      There is potential for disturbances before, during and after the funeral, so the whole area is best avoided.

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      Apr 16, 2013 at 11:37 AM

      Further update: the body is now in St Mary Undercroft at the Palace of Westminster. The procession will move from there to St Paul's.


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