Visiting Glasgow

Formerly known as ‘Second City of the British Empire’, Glasgow is Scotland’s largest city and is set to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Despite exaggerated reports about the bad weather, it offers a vibrant, cultural city experience. Architecturally, the city has much to offer: ‘just look up’ is the advice offered by proud Glaswegians. If you are visiting Glasgow in …

The London Marathon Route

The London Marathon has been a spring staple since 1981, making the 2013 race the 33rd instalment. The London Marathon route stretches the foot-pounding and energy-sapping 26 miles and 385 yards from Greenwich to The Mall. Whether you are competing or watching, this blog outlines the current route and recommends some good lookout points. The London Marathon holds the Guinness World Record …

Visiting Liverpool

Since being chosen as the 2008 European Capital of Culture, Liverpool has received investment that matches the passion of its devoted citizens. Money was poured into renovating the city centre, and improving shopping facilities and areas for nightlife. At the same time, Liverpool experienced rapid growth as a city of art and culture. Liverpool is currently the booming city of …

The Tube Challenge

Ever been on the London Underground and thought ‘I’d love to spend all day on the tube’? Probably not, especially if you’re wrestling with a crowd approaching the population of Liechtenstein. Rest assured, after reading this blog you’ll think about it, even if you don’t actually plan to do it. The Tube Challenge is the accepted name for the Guinness …

Perfect Christmas activities with kids

This week, we have a few suggestions for perfect Christmas activities with kids. Get into the festive spirit with one of these special events, spread across Britain. The House Where Winter Lives, Stratford, London This is a show for children aged 3-6 and their families, held at the Discover Children’s Story Centre in Stratford, London. Immerse yourself in the magic …

Short New Year walks in the Lake District

Taking one of these short New Year walks in the Lake District area is a great response to over-indulgence during the festive season. Escape the confines of town or city, and find time to contemplate those New Year’s resolutions in the crisp, fresh air and wide open spaces (even if you do end up over-indulging in cosy inns…). Here are our …

Name the Landmarks on the Map

Today’s blog is slightly more interactive: can you name the landmarks on the maps of UK cities? Two of the landmarks can be found in London, and the remaining four are dotted across Great Britain. They should be sufficiently distinctive to be tracked down, but we’ll be very impressed if you can recognise them all straight away! It will help …