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  • Tower of London

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    London Things to Do

    A piece of trivia learned from our Yeoman Warder guided tour: Charles II believed "If the ravens leave the Tower, the kingdom will fall…", and so, even today, seven ravens are kept at the Tower (the required six plus one spare!), looked after by the Yeoman Raven Master, and his assistants. Their lodgings are to be found next to the Wakefield...

  • The Montague On The Gardens

    London Hotels

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

  • Information & Sources

    4 out of 5 stars

    London Restaurants

    If you are touring Central London and feel hungry pop down to Chinatown for a buffet lunch where you will find several Chinese restaurants offering as much as you can at meal for a little as £5 to £8. Some restaurants have big glass windows and have the buffet displayed so you can see from the outside what is on offer, but there are dishes to...



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  • Edinburgh Castle

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Edinburgh Things to Do

    Mons Meg is a medieval bombard (cannon), is Europe's oldest siege gun - built in 1449 on the orders of Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy and sent by him as a gift to James II, King of Scots in 1454. It was used in sieges until the middle of the 16th century, after which it was only fired on ceremonial occasions. It was on one such occasion in 1680...

  • The Balmoral Hotel

    Edinburgh Hotels

    Two men wearing kilts (or trews) welcome you at the door and an open fire welcomes you in the lobby,...

  • The Witchery By The Castle

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Edinburgh Restaurants

    The other half of the Secret Garden - visited Hallowe'en 2013 and 2014 and going same day 2015! - please refer other review ! Also from http://thewitchery.com/The-Secret-Garden.html "Is this the prettiest restaurant ever? I think so" -Andrew Lloyd Webber The elegant charms of the Secret Garden are one of the city's best-kept secrets. Hidden down...



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  • Christmas Market

    Manchester Things to Do

    From mid November until just before Christmas (14th November - 22nd December 2015), Manchester hosts its annual Christmas Market(s). Each year, it gains in popularity, and is now considered to be amongst the best of the Christmas Markets in Britain and Europe. 2015 is its 17th year., and each year it expands, adding at least one new site...

  • 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...


Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Newcastle Castle

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Newcastle upon Tyne Things to Do

    If you’re anything like me, one of the first things you’ll want to see in Newcastle is the building that gives the city its name - so what can you expect? Well firstly, don’t expect a Bamburgh or Alnwick Castle because all that’s left is The Keep and Black Gate. Northumberland has any number of castles due to its proximity with the Scottish border,...

  • Motel One Newcastle

    Newcastle upon Tyne Hotels

    First things first - despite the name, this is not a motel but a hotel. There are no parking...

  • Chinatown restaurants

    5 out of 5 stars

    Newcastle upon Tyne Restaurants

    Newcastle has its own small China town with supermarkets and several restaurants. There looked some great buffet restauants - eat as much as you can/dare type - that looked very tasty . In particular Dragon House looked inviting judged by all the dishes we saw through the window as we walked past. Shame we had already etean, next time then ;-)



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  • Bullring

    Birmingham Things to Do

    I always go to Birmingham to shop. With four large shopping centres in the city centre, you really are spoilt for choice. Also the main streets in the city centre are full of shops and pubs too. You really can shop until you drop! My usual first port of call is the Bullring centre. This is one of my favourites as it was recently built in 2003 and...

  • Premier Inn Birmingham City Centre (New...

    Birmingham Hotels

    We stayed in this lovely Premier Inn, a stone throw from Birmingham New Street Railway Station,...

  • 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...



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  • Shambles

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    York Things to Do

    The Shambles is the name of a street in the old city centre. It’s an example of the preservation of much of the city’s medieval centre. It is well worth wandering around the narrow, cobbled streets in the area to see the old buildings. Much of the area is pedestrianised, but it can be claustrophobic on account of the tourist hordes. Early morning...

  • St Denys Hotel

    York Hotels

    Tucked away, St Deny's Hotel is a nice two-story building with a very at home feel to it. Not far...

  • Ask Italian

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    York Restaurants

    My friend, Rebecca, recommended this restaurant when we met up in York (July 2016) and we weren't disappointed! The restaurant is housed in the historic York Assembly Rooms (please see tip) and one can appreciates the building's history and beauty in admiring the interior and décor. Ideal environment, ambience and space to enjoy a meal and the...



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  • Bridge of Sighs

    4 out of 5 stars

    Oxford Things to Do

    One of many things Oxford and Cambridge (and Venice...) have in common is a "Bridge of Sighs". While the one in Venice was mostly related to a death sentence, the worst thing here was the failure in a crucial exam. Oxford's is also the youngest among the three (1914) after Venice (1600) and Cambridge (1831). It is also the only of the three built...

  • 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...



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  • Tower

    4 out of 5 stars

    Blackpool Things to Do

    English copying French? Impossible! Let's explain this in "English" version: By the end of the 19th century, the world desperately needed a big tower. Several architects were projecting it worlwide, and in England James Maxwell and Charles Tuke planned an iron tower, with several attractions in it. The French knew, and ordered Eifell to built...

  • The Boston Hotel

    Blackpool Hotels

    this is the fourth time we have been to the Boston in Blackpool and the last! Sadly deteriorated in...

  • Dance festival

    Blackpool Nightlife

    One of the best events of ballroom dancing in the world happens each year in Blackpool, by the end of May. A full week with... the best. Events do take place all day, but the masters only dance at night, in the finals.



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  • Cardiff Castle

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Cardiff Things to Do

    Undoubtedly my highlight of visiting Cardiff was exploring the castle. I was excited about visiting as my mum and sister had been previously and enjoyed it a lot. I arrived at about 10.30 am and purchased an entry ticket for £12. You can also book additional guided tours at the visitor centre but I chose to walk around on my own using the free...

  • Lincoln House Hotel

    Cardiff Hotels

    This is a Victorian town home that has been nicely restored to a very comfortable and modern hotel....

  • Pubs/Bars

    4 out of 5 stars

    Cardiff Restaurants

    I stopped by at the Rummer Tavern for lunch on my final full day in Cardiff in January 2016. I had a look through their menu, ordered at the bar and took a seat at a table at the rear of the pub. The pub itself is supposedly three centuries old and the building definitely has the ambience of an old pub full of character. The lighting inside is a...



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  • Punts - Punting

    Cambridge Things to Do

    A safari in Cambridge? You won't be on the look-out for elephants or lions, but for bats. This is a punting tour in the evening, guided by a scientist who explains the different bats living in Cambridge. It was one of the highlights of my stay there this time. The boats left around 8 pm, when it was still light, and first we learned about the...

  • Gonville Hotel

    Cambridge Hotels

    It was rather on short notice that we decided to go to Cambridge once again, and our favourite B&B...

  • 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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Isle of Skye

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  • Dunvegan Castle

    Isle of Skye Things to Do

    The castle is the seat of the MacLeod of MacLeod, chief of the Clan MacLeod and is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland and has been the stronghold of the chiefs of the clan for more than 800 years. The castle is perhaps not the most striking castle in Scotland when viewed from the loch but from the land entrance is an imposing...

  • Carters Rest Guesthouse

    Isle of Skye Hotels

    Upper Milovaig, Glendale, IV55 8WY, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Dun Grugaig

    Isle of Skye Off The Beaten Path

    This relict broch, built more than 2000 years ago, stands on a narrow cliff-girt promontory at Glasnakille on the Strathaird peninsula of Skye, just four kilometres beyond Elgol. It truly is well off the beaten track. Shielded by thick birch scrub and bracken, it cannot be seen from the road, meaning that this monument is unknown to almost all who...



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  • Royal Pavilion

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Brighton Things to Do

    The Royal Pavilion started as a modest lodging owned by George, the then Prince of Wales in 1787 and with the architect Henry Holland it was transformed into a neo-classical villa known as the Marine Pavilion. By 1815 after George had become king he hired the architect John Evans to totally redesign the building into its current Indian style with...

  • De Vere Grand Brighton

    Brighton Hotels

    Certainly the best hotel - grand in name and in the old style. Very expensive, particularly if you...

  • The Regency Restaurant

    Brighton Restaurants

    The Regency has it all. History, great location and excellent seafood. The restaurant looks almost identical to when it opened as an eatery in the 1930’s. It’s actually part of an 18th century mansion that belonged to Harriott Mellon. She was the widow of Thomas Coutts, founder of the prestigious Coutts Bank. It enjoys excellent views of the...



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  • House That Moved

    Exeter Things to Do

    A tudor style house at 16 Edmund Street Exeter was in the way of a new road development so in 1961 moved 70m uphill . Started 9 Dec , completed 13 th Dec.If you want more information try "Exeter Memories Forum "

  • Mercure Southgate Exeter

    Exeter Hotels

    This is a good quality 4-star central hotel with all the standard facilites of a classy...

  • Dinosaur Cafe

    Exeter Restaurants

    I've passed this little place many times over the years and always fancied dropping in for a bite to eat. Usually though either it has been busy-busy or I've been short of time and so it's taken a few years for me to finally catch it on a suitably proprietous occassion. Finally managing to arrive early lunchtime (out of university term-time) and...


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    Apr 16, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    It has been announced that the ceremonial funeral of Margaret Thatcher will take place at St Paul's cathedral at 11am on Wednesday 17th April. St Paul's is completely closed to visitors and worshippers on Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th.

    Roads in the area will be closed to traffic on the day of the funeral. It is likely that there will be substantial crowds lining the route of the ceremonial funeral procession (from the Palace of Westminster to St Paul's) as well as outside the cathedral itself.

    There is potential for street disturbances in the area, before, during and after the procession. My advice would be to keep well away and, if you want to see the funeral, to watch it on the television (where you will see much more anyway).

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