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Underrated London: North, East, South West.

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My last post focused on all places that are within walking distance of each other, however there’s more to London than those famous landmarks in the centre and once you’ve seen them, there’s way more to explore further out. This post will be split into four sections: North, East, South and West and I’ll share a couple of things from each zone. If you’re spending quite a long time in the big city, I’d recommend spending a day in each…

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Whistle-Stop Walking Tour of London (And where to pee for free!)

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Although I’ve dedicated a large part of my blog to those beautiful places in the UK outside London that are often unfairly neglected and overlooked by tourists and the media, like the Yorkshire Dales, Newcastle, Northumberland and North Wales, there is a reason why the Big City is so popular. Along with New York and Paris, London is one of the most iconic cities in the world. The English capital is concentrated with gorgeous architecture and shrouded in fascinating history. After living…

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Stranded and Wet: Wild Camping Catastrophe in Northumberland

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Our plan was to have a leisurely bike ride down the Northumberland Coast, stopping to relax on the sand in the sun occasionally, camping on a grassy patch, exploring seaside towns and and watching the sun set over the sea. It didn’t go exactly to plan unfortunately. To read the first part of the story click here. After leaving the pub with bellies full of chips and ale, we ventured out into the misty dark to find somewhere to camp…

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70 Mile Cycle Ride in Northumberland? Time for Disaster

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Last Sunday whilst staying in Newcastle with my boyfriend’s family, I decided to take the opportunity to explore the Northumberland coastline. He planned a trip cycle ride from Berwick-upon-Tweed down to his town in Whitley Bay, about 70 miles away, wild camping along the way. Let’s say that it didn’t go exactly to plan. From Newcastle we got a return ticket to Berwick. We got a return just in case we decided to go home early and found a suitable…

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Geordie-Land!: Visiting the City of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

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If you’re a fan of London, definitely give Newcastle a visit whilst you’re in England- it has the same bustling nightlife, similar cultural attractions and an equally interesting history. However, unlike London Newcastle is less victim to the formidable crowds and is also a short train ride away from the coast, something hard to find in the capital. I’ll cover the beauties of the Northumberland coast in my upcoming posts but for now, here’s what to check out in the…

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UK Destinations Outside of London: Ilkley Moor

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According to the International Passenger Survey, there were 27.31 m visits to Britain by international tourists in 2015. However, over half of them were solely visits to London. I grew up in the suburbs of London and spent my childhood exploring the city with family and my teenage years lurking the street corners of Camden, wearing doc martens and too much eyeliner… London is a great city and I love it to pieces, you should definitely visit it at some point…

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