Sounds, Spectacle and Street Food: Join the Notting Hill Carnival 2017

Sounds, Spectacle and Street Food: Join the Notting Hill Carnival 2017London’s annual Notting Hill Carnival is probably one of the most anticipated events of the year – not only for Londoners. The streets of the otherwise affluent and highly fashionable district, Notting Hill, will once again be filled with infectious sounds, soca tunes and the irresistible smell of Caribbean street food Continue reading

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – From Narcos to Brexit, the Musical

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – From Narcos to Brexit, the MusicalThis year, Edinburgh celebrates the 70th anniversary of its famous and renowned arts and culture festival. It started in 1947 when a group of non-mainstream and uninvited theatre groups turned up at the esteemed Edinburgh International Festival in order to defy the norm. Alternative locations aside Continue reading

Bloomsday 2017 in Dublin (and more weekend getaway inspiration for book nerds)

Bloomsday 2017 in Dublin (and more weekend getaway inspiration for book nerds)On 16 June, the Irish – Dubliners in particular – celebrate Bloomsday to commemorate James Joyce’s classic epos Ulysses in which the novel’s protagonist Leopold Bloom wanders the streets of Dublin for one day reliving past experiences and pondering on topics ranging from science to literature. Continue reading

All you need to know about the Champions League Final in Cardiff (including how to get there by coach)

All about the Champions League Final in Cardiff (and how to get there by coach)On 3 June, one of the football highlights of the year will take place and lure about 200,000 people to the Welsh capital city Cardiff. With only close to 350,000 inhabitants, Cardiff might be the smallest city to ever host a Champions League final but it is well prepared. The match – which will most Continue reading

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland: Overnight coach services to Dublin for less than £50

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in IrelandChristmas is long gone, Easter seems so far away and all you need is a cause for celebration? You’re in luck: St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner! All over the world, the Irish celebrate their national holiday with big parties and events. Continue reading

It’s rugby time! Take a coach to the Six Nations Championship

It’s rugby time! Take a coach to the Six Nations ChampionshipThe Six Nations Championship is in full swing and right now it seems likely that England can manage to defend their title. If you’re a rugby fan you still have the opportunity to see a live match as the competition is still running until mid-March with five of the remaining games taking place on UK soil. Continue reading

Visit Hull, the UK City of Culture 2017

Visit Hull, the UK City of Culture 2017Should you be planning a nice weekend getaway for 2017, we recommend steering clear of the obvious choices such as London, Brighton and Bath. Instead you should make sure to visit Hull, this year’s UK City of Culture. The city will surprise its visitors with 365 days filled with culture, arts and history and events Continue reading

Say Farewell to 2016: The UK’s Best New Year’s Eve Celebrations

Say Farewell to 2016: The UK’s Best New Year’s Eve CelebrationsWe’ve survived Christmas, which means it’s about time to start planning New Year’s Eve. While firework displays can basically be found everywhere, some places go the extra mile and make the last night of the year one to remember. So, if you want to bid farewell to 2016 in style then you should read on because Continue reading

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Get Festive at the UK’s Nicest Christmas Markets

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Get Festive at the UK’s Nicest Christmas MarketsThe Christmas Lights are switched on and the smell of mulled wine and roasted almonds fills the air: This means that it’s about time to check out this year’s Christmas Markets. While the UK has long refused to fully embrace this continental tradition, every town and city nowadays has at least one Christmas Market, Continue reading

Music, Fireworks and Star Wars: The UK’s best events in November

Music, Fireworks and Star Wars: The UK’s best events in NovemberThe UK is nearly ready to kick off the festive season with the first Christmas markets and winter wonderlands. But before it’s time for that, there’s a few other non-Christmas related events coming up in November, which are certainly worth a visit. If you’re into music, then you should take a trip to Bath for the annual Mozartfest. Continue reading