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

When you live in a historic, varied place like London, there’s no shame in turning tourist once in a while. The children had been clamouring…

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Skating at the Tower of London ice rink

For a few weeks of every year, part of the moat around the Tower of London is transformed into a frosty blue lake for skating…

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11 pictures to make you fall in love with Harrogate in Autumn

Harrogate is a genteel spa town in north Yorkshire, close to the Yorkshire Dales. It’s very different to towns in the industrial south of the…

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Harrogate Turkish baths and health spa

If you head down the hill from the famous Betty’s Tearoom, the tourist hub of Harrogate in north Yorkshire, you might be forgiven for walking…

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