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In Search of England – York

If you’re looking to holiday “at home” in England this summer, as many are doing because of Brexit and terrorism, think about York! Not only is it one of the most English-feeling cities I’ve stayed in, but this city has many layers of history¬†and a laidback attitude that Londoners lack, and is now my 2nd favourite city in England after London. Whereas previous¬†places I’ve stayed in have been good for transport connections but were themselves unexciting, York ticks both boxes and more. Continue reading

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A Visit to the Old Royal Naval College

old royal naval college in greenwich london

Visiting the Old Royal Naval College has to be one of the best free things to do in London. I went on a special day by coincidence – the anniversary of the birthday of Elizabeth I, who was born on the site – and it seems fitting to recommend a visit to a royal park on the day of a milestone in the history of the British monarchy. Continue reading