I’ve had some lovely times in pubs across Britain (I even remember some of them!) – a social occasion made richer, usually, by the building housing the pub. Towns and villages across Britain lay claim to a number of quirky, endearing buildings which accommodate public houses.
If you’re going to visit a castle in Britain, why not visit the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world? Windsor Castle in Berkshire is just a little over 30 minutes of travel time from London by train, and is a vibrant and active castle.
The great urban myth is that Blackheath, London was named after pits of the dead buried there during the great plague of 1664 or the “Black Death” of the 14th century.
Although it has passed now, I wanted to acknowledge Valentine’s Day in this month’s post, and since I know not everyone is partnered off, I’m writing about one thing that almost everyone can appreciate (and not just on Valentine’s Day): chocolate!
The following is a guest post. If you’re visiting London and looking for a castle visit to add to your list of sites to see, consider Arundel Castle in West Sussex. The castle and its grounds offer much to savor, including theme gardens, priceless art, and historic relics and architecture.
The following is a guest post. Do you believe in ghosts? Britain has a well-deserved reputation of being the most haunted country in the world. On more than one occasion I have taken a skeptic American back to the land of my birth and visited places on this list and, on each and every occasion, […]
The following is a guest post. I love London. When I think about it I get all excited. There’s something dark and dangerous about London, in a Jack the Ripper and British history way; there is something hectic and buzzing about it, in a night out on the town in Soho and getting home on […]
The following is a guest post. Not too far from Greenwich, and just across the water from Canary Wharf and the Isle of Dogs, stands the O2, a destination magnet for entertainment seekers from all over the world. The complex houses the world’s busiest music arena, the O2 Arena, as well as the IndigO2, bars […]
The following is a guest post. Words too familiar, or too remote, defeat the purpose of a poet. From those sounds which we hear on small or on coarse occasions, we do not easily receive strong impressions, or delightful images; and words to which we are nearly strangers, whenever they occur, draw that attention on […]