It seems like a lifetime ago, but back when I lived in London one of my last trips was a short road trip through the Cotswolds. If you’re not familiar with the Cotswolds: it’s a hilly and green area full of cute houses which look like they walked straight out of a romantic English novel. So get out your cuppa, bake some scones and put on the Downton Abbey soundtrack, because these are the cutest villages, most beautiful castles and the best itinerary in the Cotswolds.
If there’s one thing friends ask me when they’re visiting London, is: how does public transport work in London? I get it though: it can be a little intimidating to find out how public transport works in a new city. So in this post I’ll explain to you in a simple way how exactly each form of public transport in London works. After all I’ve lived there for seven months, and I can give you all the insider tips which will save you time and money!
Four days strolling through London, watching time go by in little coffee shops, dinner dates with friends, drifting from one museum to the next… the only thing that could’ve made it more perfect would be if I had Benedict Cumberbatch by my side! Oh well…always keep something to wish for, right? The first part of my wish came true though, when I went to London by myself for four days.
London is known to be not that cheap, and it definitely wasn’t. But I’ll show you how much I spent during my city trip in London and how you can reduce these costs yourself.
If you’re like me, you have been to London more times than you can count. Maybe it’s time to leave the city and see some sights around the city. Whatever your reason, I can only encourage you to plan some day trips when you’re staying in London. There’s more than enough to see and you can get to most places within two hours. Super easy! Here’s my guide for the best day trips from London!
Visiting London definitely isn’t cheap, but if you’re a bit clever you won’t have to get rid of your prized organs just yet! As it turns out there’s a lot of free stuff to do in this world-famous city. If you combine that with a cheap hotel room and cheap street food your trip doesn’t have to be expensive at all. Here are my tips for 13 free things in London!
I will admit: I’m easily excited by destinations. I’m madly in love with this crazy globe and her jaw-dropping nooks and crannies. Northern Ireland was a last minute decision: I found cheap flights, and a week later I was on the plane to Belfast. I only had two full days to explore Northern Ireland, so I spent one discovering Belfast, and the other driving up the Causeway Coast along the Causeway Coastal Route.
Not only is Northern Ireland jaw-droppingly beautiful, it is also quite small, meaning if you’re short on time there is LOADS you can see on a day trip. Except steep cliffs, amazing views, and adorable sights. This is my guide on how to explore the Causeway Coastal Route in one day.
When I moved to England, I decided that it was a good occasion to discover more of the UK. The country has always attracted me, but still I’d only been to London, Newcastle and Edinburgh! A bit skimpy, right?
There is so much to see in the UK that I decided to make a round up. And the best part is that I made it together with my Facebook followers who also gave their tips! Very handy, because soon I will be making some road trips through the country! This is the ultimate Great Britain bucket list: 56 dream places you should not miss.
When thinking of epic road trips, the Southern part of England may not pop up in your mind instantly. But there really is no reason it shouldn’t make its way onto your bucketlist. England is filled with adorable little villages, gorgeous historic buildings, green nature, savoury foods and incredibly friendly people.
I recently escaped London and went on a 2,5-day road trip of Southern England (Budget car rental gracefully provided me with a bad ass car), which really opened my eyes to the beauty of my new homecountry, so I decided to share my itinerary with you! Here’s how to have the perfect South England roadtrip.
I didn’t quite realize how small certain cities were, so if I’d known, we could’ve squeezed a little bit more in, but this was actually perfect. It made for the ultimate relaxed road trip.
If I’d told you I’ve been to the UK 8 times I’d really be lying. Not technically of course (I’d never lie to you!), but of those 8 times I’ve been to London seven times (before moving here, mind you). Now that London is my home I figured it’s high time I see more of the UK! My first day trip took me to Manchester, a surprisingly small city known for it’s fun pubs and friendly atmosphere. At only a 2 hr trainride from London, it was the perfect spot to explore in a day!
I feel Edinburgh is one of those cities that is way too little known for what it is. I wanted to write it’s underrated, but I don’t think it is. Everyone I know that has visited ADORED the city… it’s just not very well known. I decided to visit Edinburgh on a whim, after seeing some Pinterest pictures. True story.
Well… this city certainly didn’t disappoint. In fact, the architecture in this city is nothing short of epic. If you’re into the whole Harry Potter vibe, this is definitely a city you will enjoy. I like my cities like I like my men (old, interesting, good to look at), so Edinburgh was definitely up my alley. I only spent two days in the city, which means we only scratched the surface of this visual feast, so I’d recommend you take three days for a visit. And during those days: these are 12 things you need to see in Edinburgh.