48 Hours In Manchester: A Weekend Itinerary in England’s Northern Culture Hub

Manchester is the north of England's historic industrial powerhouse. Over the last two centuries, this huge metropolitan city  has now grown from its Roman beginnings into the cultural capital of the north, boasting not only a historical place in the major political and social movements of the last two centuries, but also being a longtime…

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Best Tea House in the Toon: The Quilliam Brothers Tea House

Quilliam Brothers Tea House in Newcastle has been a popular tea-lover hide out since its arrival in 2013. Striving to expand the tea experience in the North East, their city-central tea house brings inspirations from Hungary, India, China and Germany under one roof, offering an extensive tea menu of over 60 tea leaves concoctions, as well…

Keswick: A Beginner’s Base for England’s Lake District

Wanting to explore England's Lake District but don't know where to start? Keswick is the perfect place to begin your first adventure to this beautiful part of England! Surrounded by the stunning fells and nestled beside the photo-worthy lake of Derwentwater, Keswick does not disappoint in showing off the beauty of the Lake District. It is…

Heralds of Glasgow’s Coffee Scene: Tinderbox Espresso Bar

Tinderbox Cafes are a Glasgow-born chain of coffee shops that span across the expanse of the city, heralded as the originators of the current coffee culture in Glasgow. Having been in business since 1998, Tinderbox is now threaded into part of the city centre's fabric, with five coffee shops in total  springing up along the…

Exploring Glasgow: Day Two in Scotland’s Largest City

Up early for another day of exploring, I took the underground (having learnt my lesson the day before of how spread out Glasgow is) to the east end of the city to see its Victorian roots. Getting off at High Street Station, I walked up High Street to Glasgow Cathedral. Although it technically hasn't been…

An Autumnal Afternoon in Durham

An Autumnal Afternoon in Durham Durham City is the crowning jewel of county Durham, a historic town nestled by the River Wear since roughly 200 BC, if the archeological evidence is anything to go by. The present city can accurately traced back to 995AD, when a group of monks from Lindisfarne chose the strategic hill…

One Day Itinerary in Harrogate

The Victorian town of Harrogate in North Yorkshire has been a popular tourist spot for almost 200 years when it became the fashionable place for the high society of Edwardian and Victorian Britain to come and sample the therapeutic spa waters. Although the spa tradition continues to this day with the Turkish Baths, which is…