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 Glaswegian streets, as well as now having expanded southwards into … Continue reading Heralds of Glasgow’s Coffee Scene: Tinderbox Espresso Bar

Exploring Glasgow: Day One in Scotland’s Largest City

Glasgow is Scotland’s largest city, having expanded dramatically in the 18th-20th centuries due to being one of the main British hubs for trade and shipbuiling in the Industrial Revolution. Although its industrial heritage is fairly well known, Glasgow’s past as a centre for learning and creativity is less so, despite having been a hub for the Scottish Enlightenment in the 18th century and being famed for … Continue reading Exploring Glasgow: Day One in Scotland’s Largest City

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 as a place to found a church in which to … Continue reading An Autumnal Afternoon in Durham

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 one of the only remaining spas of its kind to … Continue reading One Day Itinerary in Harrogate

London Coffee Shop Culture brought to the North of England: Hoxton North

Established in October 2013, Hoxton North is the result of two Yorkshire folk who ended up living in London for more than a decade deciding to bring the coffeeshop culture of Hoxton back home to the North of England. Having recently celebrated their first year at the Royal Parade site in Harrogate, the cafe is enjoying a plethora of regulars from those who have followed … Continue reading London Coffee Shop Culture brought to the North of England: Hoxton North

Yorkshire quality meets Scandinavian comfort: The Home of Hygge in Harrogate at Baltzersens

Baltzersens in Harrogate is the go-to place for a bit of Scandinavian goodness in the heart of a town that has been wholly built upon afternoon teas. The Scandinavian inspired cafe is the manifestation of the owner’s childhood memories of eating Norwegian food at his grandma’s house. Because of this, although the cafe looks aesthetically like something out of a Nordic interior design magazine, it … Continue reading Yorkshire quality meets Scandinavian comfort: The Home of Hygge in Harrogate at Baltzersens

Home to the vamped up breakfast: The Pantry

In the sleepy, quaint Edinburgh suburb of Stockbridge, you’ll find the food haven that is The Pantry. Flanked by the pretty Georgian townhouses that decorate this part of the city, The Pantry fits perfectly into the quaintness of the area, offering the perfect spot for a relaxed breakfast. Since opening in 2012 this place has been getting some pretty good reviews, including The Sunday Times who said that … Continue reading Home to the vamped up breakfast: The Pantry