The Top Ten things to do near London Bridge

The Top Ten things to do near London Bridge

Tower Bridge, LondonTower Bridge, London

Iconic architecture, historic treasures, modern design and a vibrant food scene – there’s an array of fabulous things to do near London Bridge. Delve into the best, the quirky and the unmissable with my guide to discovering what to see and do in this cool area of London. That’s Tower Bridge in the shot above by the way. It very close to London Bridge but is much more photogenic. Tower Bridge is the one that the Americans thought they were buying but they ended up with the very plain and boring London Bridge… 

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Foxhills Golf  Club and a Girls’ Weekend Getaway

Foxhills Golf Club and a Girls’ Weekend Getaway

Foxhills Country House in Surrey

 

As I drove through the beautiful woodland lined driveway of Foxhills Golf and Country Club I caught glimpses of lush green fairways and pristine greens. I suspected I was in for a treat. When I rounded the bend and came face to face with Foxhills Manor House I knew for sure. Foxhills golf club in Surrey is the perfect venue for a winter weekend getaway and I spent a fabulous couple of days there with the girls last month.

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Burning the Clocks, Brighton

Burning the Clocks, Brighton

Burning of the Clocks Brighton

The winter solstice on 21st December is the date that Brighton city centre lights up the darkest, shortest day of the year with a unique festival. Burning the clocks, Brighton is a magical procession which wends its way through some of Brighton’s oldest streets and lanes.

In this community event people hold aloft hand-made willow lanterns in a procession that heads down to the sea. The gathering ends on the seafront at Marine Parade for a spectacular finale of the burning the clocks on the beach. Clocks and lanterns and set upon a blazing beach bonfire followed by a burning the clocks firework display.

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Reviewed The Wood Norton, Evesham – Luxury Cotswold Hotel

Reviewed The Wood Norton, Evesham – Luxury Cotswold Hotel

Long-haul adventures are always exciting but I love exploring the UK too. We’re lucky to have an amazing choice of unique destinations filled with history, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, World Heritage sites and a quirky charm that only the UK can offer.

This year has seen me exploring Ilfracombe and the craggy coasts of beautiful North Devon in south west England. I’ve also been somewhere I’ve wanted to visit for the longest time. The Cotswolds has eluded me until this year when I finally got to visit the area. We did it in style with a stay at The Wood Norton in Evesham a luxury Cotswold Hotel.

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Battles and Bonfires in 1066 Country

Battles and Bonfires in 1066 Country

Battle, East Sussex is the heart of 1066 country and every year in October there’s one hell of a fight. We’re invaded by Normans and there’s a big hoo-ha on the battleground behind the Abbey. This year the invasion is going to be even bigger because it’s the 950th anniversary of The Battle of Hastings.

Despite the name, the clash between the Saxons and the Normans didn’t actually happen in Hastings. It took place six miles away in Battle. Yes, our town ended up being named after the famous spat that took place there in 1066. Battle Abbey was built by William the Conqueror after the conflict as penance for the blood spilled on the battlefield. It dominates the High Street and the grounds are the meeting point for the annual re-enactment clash of the Saxons versus the Normans.

Battle Abbey in East Sussex

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