7 free and affordable things to do in Reading

Reading’s finest nature and history are accessible to the public for free, while a plethora of excellent museums offer great options for an affordable day out. With the North Wessex Downs to the north and the confluence of the Thames and Kennet rivers at its heart, natural beauty is not far from the streets of […]

5 of the best coffee shops in Valencia, Spain

Valencia is an old city with a youthful, energetic heart. That dynamic seeps into the city’s coffee culture, with the classics available right alongside the latest filtration methods. Here’s how to get your day started the right way at some of Valencia’s best coffee shops. Ordering a coffee in Spain requires the right lingo. Although READ MORE

5 of the best hostels in Prague

History? Check. Beautiful buildings and huge castles? Check. Excellent, cheap beer everywhere? Check. Hip, youthful neighbourhoods packed with art and culture? Check. Prague, as you might have worked out by now, is a backpacker’s dream destination. Prague has much to offer the budget traveller, not least of all, a high number of clean, good-value hostels. READ MORE

6 of Watford’s best restaurants

Looking for somewhere to have a decent sit-down meal in Watford, or perhaps a bit of pub grub before the football match? Here are six great restaurants that cater to various tastes and preferences in the centre of Watford. So, you’ve just spent the day in heaven, or rather the Harry Potter lot at Leavesden READ MORE

Canterbury’s top 5 traditional pubs

If you are looking for somewhere in Canterbury to quaff a glass of wine, sip cocktails or sink a pint of beer or three, there are plenty of great options. And thanks to the city’s long history, you can find some excellent traditional pubs around the city centre. As the great Geoffrey Chaucer once wrote READ MORE

5 free and affordable things to do in Shrewsbury

Cradled by a practical ox-bow of the River Severn, visiting Shrewsbury is almost like stepping back in time. Within the Medieval twist of old streets lies a wealth of things to see and do that are easily accessible to those travelling on a budget. Shrewsbury is a delight just to walk around for the unexpected READ MORE

Kendal’s best 5 pubs serving food

Perhaps you’ve just descended from a lofty, cloud-kissed mountain in the Lake District. Perhaps your favourite form of walking is the trip to a local pub. Either way, here are five great pubs that serve food in Kendal and its environs. So, you’ve just spent some time in England’s prettiest National Park, perhaps hiked along READ MORE

5 free and affordable things to do in Bangor, County Down

With a castle, an abbey and a museum there is plenty to do in Bangor in any weather. However, the seaside town also has excellent outdoor activities that make the most of the gentle coastline and numerous parks. Although less than an hour away from Belfast city centre by car, Bangor, in County Down, has READ MORE

Peterborough’s best 5 bars and pubs

Looking for somewhere to tip a glass in the Cambridgeshire cathedral city of Peterborough? Pubs, bars and barges on the River Nene offer plenty of great options, whether you’re just after the one drink, or planning to paint the town red. Many of the best pubs in Peterborough can be found in the city centre, READ MORE

5 free and affordable things to do in Leamington Spa

As a pretty spa town with a large student population, Leamington Spa enjoys a mix of upscale and good value entertainment that caters to the wide range of needs of its citizens. For visitors that means both historical and cultural experiences aplenty. Royal Leamington Spa, more commonly called Leamington, started life in the 18th century READ MORE