UK & Ireland

Abigail King striding across the bridge towards Big Ben in London England

15 Interesting Nicknames for London and What They Mean

Looking for London nicknames? Find out what Londoners are talking about with this inside guide from a local. See also the best way to spend autumn in London and our inside guide on how to spend 72 hours in London. Why bother with nicknames for London? I love learning about nicknames for London, or nicknames … Read more

UK - Somerset - Cider apples

What is Somerset famous for? You may be surprised…

To celebrate the soft hues of autumn and freedom from lockdown, we travelled to Somerset for a long weekend of countryside luxury. But our choice prompted questions from friends. Why were we going? What was Somerset famous for? What is Somerset famous for? Living in the UK, I’m always surprised at how so many place … Read more

Sudeley Castle Cotswolds

Alternative and Unusual Things to Do in the Cotswolds

England’s stunningly honey-stoned Cotswolds bask in their reputation for combining muddy walks with roaring fires and great food at the end of the day.

And while these are great things to do in the Cotswolds, they aren’t the only things.

When it comes to the top attractions in the Cotswolds, you’ll often be guided to the world of Jane Austen and the UNESCO World Heritage Roman Baths in Bath. 

And with good reason. Bath remains one of my favourite places to visit in England and, well, the idea of Mr Darcy continues to swoop and swoon around the world.

But that’s not what many who live in England think of the Cotswolds, even if it may be technically true.