Top 5 historical attractions in Surrey

Top 5 historical attractions in Surrey

Surrey is one of the 'home counties', counties arranged around London which are notorious for having towns filled with commuters who go to London every day, and not much else. But Surrey is the complete opposite of this stereotype - not only does it have beautiful examples of the typical British countryside, but also a great number of historical attractions. Surrey has been the site of many important events in the history of the British Isles, and there is a lot of heritage left over from thes... [ read more ]

The best live music venues in London

The best live music venues in London

As the largest city in the UK, it is hardly a surprise that London is the uncontested capital of the kingdom's live music scene. Manchester, Sheffield and other cities might have been the birthplace of bands that are now internationally acclaimed, but anyone who wants to be someone in the UK's music scene eventually ends up in London. If you are on the lookout for some fresh and exciting new bands, then you will have best luck finding them in the UK capital, and if you want to see your favor... [ read more ]

A traveler's guide to sports in Britain

A traveler’s guide to sports in Britain

The UK is the homeland of some of the best football players the world has known, and the likes of Devid Beckham or team like Manchester United are household names in Europe and many other parts of the world. But football is not the be all and end all of British sports, nor it is the most British of them all. If football is not your cup of tea but you are still interested in what British sports fans cheer for most of the time, then you might want to check out what other types of activities th... [ read more ]

5 destinations for Christmas in the UK

5 destinations for Christmas in the UK

British winters are not exactly famed for being white and idyllic, but neither are they the wet and gloomy affairs that they are made out to be. And  even if December ends up being on the wet side, the holiday season in the UK is fun and exciting enough to take your mind off the weather. e Christmas is a big deal in the UK: villages, towns and cities are decorated with colorful lights, the Christmas rush begins, and carols are heard everywhere. Whether you want to cozy up with your family a... [ read more ]

The Cayman Islands, the UK's tropical overseas territories

The Cayman Islands, the UK’s tropical overseas territories

Everyone who has ever heard about the UK is probabably well familiar with the stereotype of the isles having atrociously bad weather. And it is true, if you find that a spot of rain and some murky clouds qualify for bad weather, but for some traveler's the weather is part of the charm. However, if you are one of those people who can't stand the chill and the dampness, then don't give up on the idea of visiting the UK yet, because as unbelievable as it seems, you can enjoy tropical weather in... [ read more ]

A shopper's guide to Birmingham

A shopper’s guide to Birmingham

London might be the ultimate British shopping paradise, but Birmingham, the second largest city in the UK, is second best only because of its size. For those who like shopping, Birmingham is as good a destination as it gets. Whether you are interested in refreshing your wardrobe, buying jewellery or hand-crafted objects, art or books, Birmingham has the right kind of shops for you. You could get lost in Birmingham's shopping scene for days if you want to be really thorough, but if all you wa... [ read more ]