Stroll through time at the Bicentennial Jane Austen Festival

Stroll through time at the Bicentennial Jane Austen FestivalThis year, the city of Bath celebrates the 200th anniversary of one of England’s literary greats, Jane Austen. Starting on Friday, 8 September, the city will be hosting its annual Jane Austen Festival, and this year will be larger than ever. For nine days, visitors can enjoy an array of activities and events, ranging from Continue reading

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

Prepare for Winter: Discover Game of Thrones filming locations in the UK and abroad

Prepare for Winter: Discover Game of Thrones filming locations in the UK and abroadAs the massively popular fantasy saga Game of Thrones is heading into its 7th season, we thought it would be time to “prepare for winter” by visiting some of the TV show’s most iconic filming locations. GoT fans from the UK are in luck since many of the sets are actually located on British Continue reading

megabus summer sale: staycations have never been this cheap!

megabus summer sale: staycations have never been this cheap!In one of their largest summer sales ever, the low-cost coach operator megabus is giving away one million tickets for only £3 each (excluding a booking fee of 50p). Thanks to the company’s ever-growing bus network, this means that you can discover large parts of England, Scotland and Wales for only a 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

3 UK theme parks that you can easily get to by bus

3 UK theme parks that you can easily get to by busSummertime is theme park time! There’s hardly anything that kids love more than a family day out in one of the UK’s theme parks. While some of them are a bit more secluded and are fairly hard to get to by public transport, there’s still some that you can reach without the need for a car. Continue reading

The Ultimate Harry Potter Bus Tour of the UK

The Ultimate Harry Potter Bus Tour of the UKAlthough the actual book series is finished, the Harry Potter fever has not subsided. With ever new franchises, spin-offs and attractions, the wizarding world created by Joanne K. Rowling is as present as ever and still fascinates millions of fans worldwide. If you happen to be a Potterhead from the UK, then Continue reading

National Express survey unveils the UK’s best-loved free attractions

National Express survey unveils the UK’s best-loved free attractionsTo provide customers with a wide range of affordable Easter break options, the coach company National Express conducted a survey of thousand people to unveil the UK’s best-loved free attractions. The list is supposed to inspire travellers and to make people aware of the UK’s abundance of free sights 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