Bicester Village – the UK’s strangest ‘top tourist attraction’

Bicester Village – the well known 1.2 mile long, open-air, luxury outlet shopping mall, lined with over 160 of the world’s top (and priciest) designer brands. It’s easy to see the appeal – Outlet shopping centres are great for bargain hunting, and Bicester Village is beautifully presented, with the wooden ‘barn-style’ shopfronts lining a spotlessly…

10 tips for visiting London for the first time

If you’re visiting London for the first time, and want to get the most out of your visit with no surprises, I’ve got a few tips for you! Stay in central London if you can London is a big city, and sprawls out quite a long way.Beware when booking ‘London hotels’, as some of these…

Sky Garden vs The Shard – Which London viewing platform is better?

There are several attractions in London offering great views of the skyline, some more obscure than others. The two best ones, in my opinion at least, have got to be The Shard and the Sky Garden. But which one’s better? Let’s compare! The views Both on the East side of central London, the Sky Garden…

The view from The Shard, London – the UK’s tallest building

Occupying levels 68, 69 and 72 of the tallest building in the UK, the View from the Shard offers the best views of London and beyond with the floor to celling glass walls all the way around. After wanting to visit since it started being built back in 2009, I finally went last week! What…

Remembering the bizarre Millennium Dome Experience, London 2000

Way back in the year 2000, when I was 8, our school took us on a trip to the Millennium Dome Exhibition in London to have a day out at the Millennium Experience. I’ve got some very odd memories of the place, so thought I’d share them on here as I think they’re quite amusing!…

London Sky Garden, one of the best FREE things to do in London

The Sky Garden is one of the best kept secrets in London, and best of all it’s completely free. Located on the 35th floor of the “Walkie Talkie” building (or 20 Fenchurch Street to give it it’s actual name), the Sky Garden offers incredible 360 degree views from the floor-to-ceiling glass-walled public garden – “The…