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Let’s start with my hometown London. The London food scene has come a long way. Read my posts on the best London food tours, restaurants in Clapham Junction, restaurants in Earlsfield and restaurants near Victoria Station. And have an afternoon tea to remember at the Mad Hatters afternoon tea.

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Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea

Check out some of the more unusual things to do in London, the best things to do in Notting Hill, how to experience virtual London while you’re planning your trip and the best Cotswolds day trips from London.

Notting Hill Bookshop

The Notting Hill Bookshop – just like the movie

I am a big fan of the Cotswolds and have spent a bit of time there so if you’re planning a visit check out my guide to where to stay in the Cotswolds. Or check out some of the luxury hotels in Yorkshire.

There are loads of lovely things to do in South Wales and its capital city Cardiff. Winchester could be the cutest town in England you might not know.

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Drinks with Colin at the Wykeham Arms in Winchester

Head further south west and you’ll find some great cafes in Exeter and boat trips in Exmouth. There are some great spa hotels in the south west of England and some gorgeous boutique hotels in Cornwall.

Closer to London don’t miss a day trip to Brighton or a stay at some top Kent Boutique Hotels – or Ockenden Manor.

And check out all of the sites used for the filming of the Netflix series The Crown. 

They’re all in my England travel blog posts.

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Where the Queen’s chats with the Prime Ministers were shot for The Crown

45 Impressive English Landmarks You Will Want to See

England boasts endless amounts of fascinating landmarks. From ancient buildings enveloped in history to wondrous natural beauty and impressive ultra-modern structures. Scattered all around the country, you’ll find these gems in the bustling streets of London, along the stretches of coastline or deep within the charming English countryside. Tourists from all over the world flock …

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37 Remarkable Landmarks of London (2022) Not to Miss by a Londoner

Landmarks often become synonymous with a city. It is difficult to think of Paris without imaging the Eiffel Tower, New York without the Empire State Building – and of course the most iconic of the Landmarks of London, Big Ben. I have lived in London for 18 years and I still feel a bit of …

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15 Best Places to see Sunsets in London from a Local

It’s no surprise that London is the most visited city in Europe. Steeped in history, famous landmarks, and incredible culture, what’s not to love about the city? But, what about the sunsets in London? From sky-high bars and restaurants to leafy parks and river banks, there’s an endless list of spectacular sights to catch the …

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9 Best Places to see the Sunrise In London from a Londoner

Just before dawn breaks, in the early-morning twilight hours, is the time to see London’s skyline at its most magical. As the sun rises, watch over the capital as it becomes basked in golden light and slowly transforms into a wash of colours. The ideal time to snap a photograph and witness London’s beauty is …

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13 Magical Castles in Cornwall That You Have to Visit

Cornwall is a magnificent coastal gem in England that attracts visitors wanting to explore its diverse beauty and history. You’ll be captivated by the many castles in Cornwall that make for enchanted trips for everyone; families, solo travellers and couples. Now, we know that a large part of why people visit Cornwall is the sandy …

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9 The Crown Filming Locations You Can Visit

As a Londoner, I have watched every episode of Netflix’s The Crown from season one. Few things make me happier than hearing about a new season of this fantastic show. One of those things is being able to visit The Crown filming locations across the United Kingdom. As you may imagine many of the scenes …

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7 Magical Boutique Hotels in Cornwall You’ll Love

The county of Cornwall is one of England’s most beautiful spaces. It has all you could ask for when planning a perfect little English escape. There are hundreds of quaint beaches dotting the peninsula, as well as picturesque villages, spas, towering cliffs, wild moorlands, and lovely boutique hotels in Cornwall to stay in. In other …

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