Places to Visit in Manchester This Summer

The city of Manchester has undergone extensive rejuvenation in recent years; transforming it from the industrial powerhouse it once was to a fashionable, cosmopolitan hub. World renowned for its music, sport and creative expression, Manchester is a great place to live and visit. Take a look at five fantastic places to visit in Manchester. Castlefield, Deansgate This impressive urban park …

Visit the Cotswolds – A Day Out

The Cotswolds is one of the most beautiful parts of the UK. With picturesque villages and chocolate box cottages it is no wonder that it has come to represent quintessential English life. So with this in mind some of the A-Z team decided to follow a small route on our Cotswolds and Chilterns A-Z Visitors’ Map. We joined the Cotswold …

National Parks Week – Celebrating Britain’s most inspiring areas of divine beauty

There are a total of 15 national parks dotted across Great Britain, all of which boast stunning and diverse scenic splendour. These immensely beautiful areas conserve the wildlife and cultural heritage of a region and being the so-called ‘breathing spaces’ of Britain, it is hardly surprising these parks collectively attract an estimated 110 million visitors each year. National Parks Week …

Mapping out the London Olympic Marathon course

With the world casting a critical eye over whether the London Olympics 2012 opening ceremony would live up to Beijing’s opening ceremony in 2008, London certainly did not disappoint in creating a show stopping opening celebration that impressed audiences across the world. Similar to how the sensational opening ceremony creatively revealed the ‘best of British’; the London Olympic Marathon course …

London 2012 non-sporting trail – a cultural backdrop against a summer of sport!

As the UK is fully immersed in Olympic fever, London has never been such a pulsating, poignant and vibrant place to be. Although, despite what many people may think, you don’t have to be a devout sports fan to get wrapped up in all the Olympic 2012 excitement. On the contrary there are plenty of things to do and see …

Hyde Park London Highlights – London’s most legendary park takes centre stage during the 2012 Olympics

When one thinks of London, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament immediately spring to mind, with Hyde Park also being a leading symbolic London landmark. Hyde Park is one of the eight Royal Parks in London and the capital’s largest park which covers an immense 350 acres. Being divided by the Serpentine, a 28-acre recreation lake, Hyde …