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Fountain of Travel An Alternative Afternoon in Shoreditch London Tile Art

An Alternative Afternoon in Shoreditch, London

I found myself with a spare day in London on my most recent trip to the capital and actually really struggled with what to do. I’ve been to London quite a few times in the last 7 years and have seen the big sights now; Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, V&A, Natural History Museum (which is AWESOME), St. Paul’s Cathedral, Shakespeare’s Globe…you name it. So what alternative things are there to do in London for us tenth-time visitors? Well, apart from...

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How to Cruise Down The Manchester Ship Canal

Are you looking for a great way to spend a sunny British summer day (according to reliable sources those actually exist)? Then look no further than a cruise down Manchester Ship Canal! The canal flows between Liverpool and Manchester and Mersey Ferries run regular cruises in both directions. This is a historic route that is great for a North West day out for adults. I finally tried it and felt like I was cruising down the river of some exotic...

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Itinerary For A Manchester Weekend Break

Manchester, UK has been my home for almost 7 years and I love to help people explore the city. Manchester often gets a reputation for being gritty and industrial. Both are true but there is so much more to the city than that! As a matter of fact, Manchester was on Lonely Planet’s 2016 list of ‘best in travel’ cities. Manchester played a key part in the Industrial Revolution and, even today, old warehouses and mills are prominent city features....

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8 Fun Date Ideas for Manchester

Who doesn’t love a good date night? The perk of living in a city is the abundance of things you can do and there is no shortage of fun date ideas for Manchester. Whilst cinema and dinner is a classic, I hope to introduce you to some activities for couples in Manchester that you might not have thought of. Whether you’re a foodie, a history nerd or just a casual pub goer, this post should hopefully offer some good evening...

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7 Manchester Neighbourhoods You Shouldn’t Miss

I love Manchester. This city has been my home for 6 years and is the most exciting place I’ve ever lived. The range of Manchester neighbourhoods reflects the diversity of this city but true for all Mancunians is a feisty spirit. The Mancunians make this city special to me, but even for visitors there are so many things to do in Manchester. You just can’t feel bored when walking around Manchester. For food lovers, Manchester is quickly becoming a key...

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Conquering The Segway in Delamere Forest, UK

I remember the first time I went to Delamere Forest. At that point city life had left me starved for forests and greenery. Cue Delamere Forest. The first time I went was pure bliss. I realised how much I had missed the tranquility, sounds and smells of a forest. Fast forward a year and I was back in Delamere. Except this time I was riding a Segway for the first time in my life. Now, I will be the first...

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Guide to a Day Trip to Southport, UK

By the Irish sea lies the coastal city of Southport which makes for a brilliant day trip from Manchester. One of its most famous attractions is the beach promenade with the accompanying Southport Pier and Pleasureland. I knew nothing about the city and randomly decided on a Saturday morning that I wanted to visit. I’m so glad I did! This is a beautiful place and I can warmly recommend it. Below you will find ideas to plan your own day...