Holiday at Shelwick Court, nr Hereford, with the Landmark Trust

The very first holiday D and I took together as a couple, was to Shelwick Court. The Landmark Trust property sits in the Herefordshire countryside,…

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Does Forest Holidays Sherwood work well for a multi-generational break?

Multi-generational holidays. Are you a lover, or a hater? Since having our kids, we’ve been on two breaks where grandparents, sprogs and we of the…

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Street art in Brockley, London

If you think of street art in London, which area springs to mind? Shoreditch or Brick Lane, perhaps? Camden? You might not have considered Brockley,…

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The ultimate guide to London family fun

Thinking of visiting the UK capital in May, June, July or August? Or are you looking for something to do in the school holidays? Here…

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London fun for book-loving families this spring

Are you a book-loving family? If so, read on. Here’s a selection of some fun things to do in or near London, over the Easter…

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Doc Yard’s Secret Lab at the Historic Dockyard Chatham, in Kent

I’m often surprised at how easy it is to get to attractions in places outside London. We live south of the Thames. Yesterday it took…

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Pleasure beaches and seaside funfairs to make you squeal

After decades in the doldrums, over the last few years people have been flocking to the piers, funfairs and pleasure beaches of British seaside towns.…

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Five unusual places to propose marriage in London

If you’ve never considered London as a place to propose marriage, you’re missing out. Yes, there’s diesel in the air and chewing gum on the…

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Exploring London on a Duck Tour

*UPDATE* From September 2017 the river/splash down element of all tours has ceased due to the construction of the Thames super tunnel. Duck Tours are…

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