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So, what is there to see and do?

Hopefully you will be able to get some inspiration here.

Not every minute of the day can or will be pre-planned,  as no one wants to have a regimented. But, the more time spent finding out what there is to see and do in a place before you go = less time wasted over there, especially in Europe where pre-booking at popular sites can save a ton of time, not everything is open 7 days a week and closing for a midday siesta is common.

May 3, 2017

Last May the Changing of the Guards with all it's pomp and ceremony took place every day, but this year the frequency has changed.  The schedule is determined by the British Army and is published on the Household Division website for the current month.  So I've on...

May 1, 2017

Argyll Street

Liberty department Store

Carnaby Street

Kingly Court

From the apartment:

  • Take the Bakerloo line from Charing Cross North to Oxford Circus

  • Only takes 3 minutes, goes every 5 minutes

  • At Oxford Circus use exit 6/7 or 8 for Argyll Street or 1/2/3/4 f...

February 23, 2017

Segovia is worth visiting for it's Aquaduct which is thought to have been build around 98 AD and once transported water from the Rio Frio river, situated in mountains 17 km from the city.  At it's highest the Aquaduct is 28.5 metres tall and it was built without any mo...

February 18, 2017

Toledo was declared a World Heritage Site in 1986 by UNESCO because of its extensive cultural and monumental heritage and the historical co-existence of Christian, Muslim and Jewish cultures.

Where: 

Toledo is approx 70 kms south of Madrid, Spain 

Getting there:

Train is...

February 15, 2017

So, Helsinki has a card for tourists, called the Helsinki Card - tricky hey

It costs a whopping €56 for a 48 hour card, so the tight arse in me immediately disregarded it as too expensive.

However, after revisiting the the card and it's inclusions I'm now leani...

February 2, 2017

Maybe the best way to ensure you get the most out of visiting a new place is to take a tour.

On a good one you can be entertained and educated and remember the day in years to come as a trip highlight.

But on a bad one you can be wishing for a way to sneak off or feign i...

February 1, 2017

Wondering what there is to do in Marrakesh, apart from shopping?  Below are some sights in the city that may interest you:

Jemaa el-Fna

  • Everywhere you look in the Djemaa el-Fna, Marrakesh’s main square, you’ll discover drama in progress. The hoopla and halqa (street...

January 20, 2017

So we have decided that on Thursday May 25th we will use a 1 day pass to explore London on a hop on/hop off bus, because it is the only full day that we have in London for sightseeing.  

But there are several to choose from and sometimes these Ho-Ho's can be a bit...

January 16, 2017

Wondering how to get to the Chelsea Flower Show?

On the RHS website there is info on how to travel to the show by Bus, Tube, ferry or Taxi and bus is the best option if you don't want to walk to far as the bus stop is bus stop is quite close to the entrance....

January 15, 2017

Feeling a bit posh?

Why not stop for some tea and cake at the Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon at Fortnum & Mason.  If it is good enough for HM The Queen then it must be alright. 

Fortnum & Mason serve a variety of sweet and savoury afternoon and high tea menus in their Di...

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