The Northern lights

How to see the northern lights on a camping trip Scotland

The aurora borealis is the most spectacular light show on earth. If you’ve long dreamed of seeing the phenomenon for yourself, but travelling to Iceland or Norway is out of your budget, then there’s still a chance you could see them by camping out in rural Scotland. Just read on to learn how you can maximise your chances of seeing the northern lights. Why Scotland? … Continue reading How to see the northern lights on a camping trip Scotland

London kicks off Autumn season with vision for growth

The Mayor of London and visitlondon.com today launched a bold new vision to accelerate the capital’s status as a world-class tourist destination. Tourism numbers in London are set to rise sharply, with more than 40 million people expected to visit the city by 2025, an increase of 30 per cent on the 31.2 million visitors who came to the capital in 2016. The Tourism Vision for London, which … Continue reading London kicks off Autumn season with vision for growth

Artichoke - London's Burning: Great Fire 350

London’s Burning: Thames spectacular Sunday 4 Sept 2016

A recreation of the Great Fire of London will set the Thames ablaze on 4th September in a spectacular culmination of a series of events to commemorate 350 years since the blaze that ripped through the City of London, destroying homes, businesses and iconic structures such as St Pauls. The installation, London 1666, is part of London’s Burning, a festival of arts and ideas produced by Artichoke. … Continue reading London’s Burning: Thames spectacular Sunday 4 Sept 2016

Outdoor Adventure Holidays in the UK

If you and your family crave adventure but don’t want to go far, you’re in luck – just about every kind of adrenaline-inducing activity you can dream of is available right here in the UK. Many are suitable for children. Rather than drag them through another museum or monument, why not catch a wave or climb a mountain with them? With so many different exhilarating … Continue reading Outdoor Adventure Holidays in the UK

Hotel Cafe Royal Ten-Room

Green Tomatoes (or Red Peppers) at the Hotel Café Royal

it looks like Can’t cook won’t cook may have finally got an upgrade by the London restaurant scene as the Hotel Café Royal’s Ten Room Restaurant invites diners to submit four or fewer of their own ingredients for the restaurant’s top chefs to concoct a bespoke culinary menu. For £70 a person, and after 48 hours notice of your shopping bag, the chefs will discuss … Continue reading Green Tomatoes (or Red Peppers) at the Hotel Café Royal

London Eye sur la Tamise by Grand Parc via Flickr

5 of the most beautiful cities at night

Though cities can look grand, imposing and full of life during the day, when the sun goes down and the lights come on they take on an entirely new persona and become enormous lightscapes, with their landmarks and buildings picked out of the darkness. This transformation can turn an average city into a place of striking beauty, and make for some truly fantastic photographs. Deciding … Continue reading 5 of the most beautiful cities at night

Aqua Bristol Welsh Back [Restaurant Review]

Bristol waterfront is alive with people from when the sun comes out until late into the evening. Your choice on a Saturday becomes more about which stag party you wish to avoid more than any other, rather than getting away from them all completely. But Bristol also has its fair share of independent restaurants, cafes, and places to escape from fancy-dressed men. Tucked away on … Continue reading Aqua Bristol Welsh Back [Restaurant Review]

Top budget travel destinations

There are certain activities that we love to enjoy on our holidays but which can end up costing a lot. Whether you prefer strapping on your skis, hitting the waves or strolling round the golf course when you travel abroad, you can generally expect to be paying a hefty price for the pleasure.  Heathrow Parking specialist, Purple Parking, has taken a look at some of … Continue reading Top budget travel destinations