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Visiting Wesley’s Chapel and the Museum of Methodism in London

I spotted Wesley’s Chapel and the Museum of Methodism in City Road as I was walking between the Geffyre Museum and the Barbican Centre. It was a coincedence, as I’d read about John Wesley, one of the founders of the Methodist movement, when I was in Islington Museum the previous day. Show More Summary

Day Tours from Madrid

If you’re staying in the Spanish capital of Madrid and would like to explore a little further afield, offer several day tours from Madrid . These luxury tours combine wine tasting, visits to vineyards, pretty villages and cities such as Segovia and Toledo, with lunch at local restaurants. Show More Summary

Review of St James Court Hotel London

I stayed at the St James Court Hotel in London for one night in February 2015. The stay was booked by a credit report company hosting an event for personal finance bloggers, which I attendied as editor of Help Me To Save. My confirmation...Show More Summary

Visiting the British Library

The British Library is a great place to visit. It’s located close to King’s Cross railway station. The cloakroom and lockers are free (but you need a £1 coin as a deposit for the lockers). It states at the entrance that you can store a suitcase the size of airline carry on luggage. Show More Summary

Terrific Trees in Europe

Europe is full of beautiful and interesting trees, alive, dead and artificial; here are some of my favourites. Edinburgh Castle was looking lovely framed by cherry blossom trees in late April. Cherry Blossom Trees in the shadow of Edinburgh...Show More Summary

Photo Tour of Little Venice in London

I was never quite sure where Little Venice was. When I stayed at the Colonnade Town House, it was only a five minute walk to Little Venice. The nearest Underground Station is Warwick Ave, a three minute clearly signed walk from Little Venice.

A Touring Holiday from Poitiers to Bordeaux in France

I’ve been thinking about visiting the Bordeaux area in France for ages. As Ryanair have direct flights from Edinburgh to Bordeaux and Poitiers (which lies around 160 miles north of Bordeaux), I thought that a 7 day leisurely self-drive touring holiday between the two cities sounded good. Show More Summary

Photo Tour of the Fergusson Gallery Perth Scotland

The Fergusson Gallery in Perth showcases the work of the Scottish Colourist painter John Fegusson and his partner, dance pioneer and artist, Margaret Morris. The gallery, which opened in 1992, is housed in a former waterworks building. John Fergusson was born in Leith, Edinburgh.

Newbiggin by the Sea on a Sunny Winter Afternoon

I visited Newbiggin by the Sea, in south east Northumberland, on a sunny afternoon in late February. The first thing that struck me was the good availability of good parking spaces on the attractive high street. From there, it was aShow More Summary

The Côte d’Azur Éclair: One of the Stars of Le Méridien Éclair Diaries

Pastry chef Johnny Iuzzini took a motorcycle tour around the Côte d’Azur in the south of France as part of the Le Méridien‘s ‘Éclair Diaries‘. Johnny was looking for inspiration for a new éclair that would embody the flavours of the region and bring a new twist to this traditional Parisian pastry. Johnny visited a candy maker, a […]The Côte d’Azur Éclair:

Photo Tour of Spitalfields Market London

Spitalfields Market is located a five minute walk from Liverpool Street Station, very close to the Tune Hotel Liverpool Street where I was staying. The market is open seven days a week from 10am – 5pm. There are different themes every day.

Visit the Institute of Sexology and See the New Staircase at the Wellcome Collection London

‘The Institute of Sexology’ exhibition at the Wellcome Collection in London runs until 22 September 2015. You’re not allowed to take photos in the Institute, but the video below gives an outline of the exhibition. Having worked as an...Show More Summary

Glass Exhibition in Perth Museum Scotland

I loved the ‘Dazzle: A Glossary of Glass’ gallery at Perth Museum. My favourite piece was a hare entitled ‘Glare’ by Rachel Mary Elliot.

Help Europe a la Carte Get 1 Million Pinterest Followers

On 18 February 2015, Europe a la Carte had just over 212,000 followers on the Pinterest photo pinning social network. As well as a being an easy way to admire beautiful photos, Pinterest can help you with travel planning. I thought why...Show More Summary

Should I Buy a Marseille City Pass?

I decided to investigate the Marseille City Pass in order to decide if I should purchase one for my forthcoming trip to France. I’ve found that you can’t generalise about the utility of city passes. You have to work it out for each individual city.

‘The Nether’ is One of the Best Plays I’ve Seen

When I was in London last week, I went to see  ‘The Nether‘ at the Duke of York’s theatre in St Martin’s Lane. I paid £11, including all fees and credit card payment charges, for a third price ticket with restricted view, booked on the website.

Review of the Tune Hotel Liverpool Street London

I stayed at the Tune Hotel Liverpool Street in London for two nights in early November 2014. I didn’t choose to stay at this hotel. I’m not a fan of Tune Hotels, as I think their business model of charging for supposed extras is flawed,...Show More Summary

Review of the Khublai Khan Restaurant in Edinburgh

I had lunch with our son Gary at the Khublai Khan restaurant in the Leith district of Edinburgh. I’ve eaten the evening buffet a couple of other Khublai Khan restaurants in Glasgow and Newcastle, but never had lunch there. The interior was large.

Walking Along Regent’s Canal from Victoria Park to Islington Tunnel

I’d already walked along Regent’s Canal from Mile End to Victoria Park previously, so I decided to walk the section between Victoria Park to the Islington Tunnel. I did this in two parts. In the morning, I visited Broadway Market and walked the relatively short section east to Victoria Park.

Glasgow Versus Edinburgh: Which Gets Your Vote?

There’s a long standing rivalry between the Scottish cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh over which is top dog. Although Edinburgh is the Scottish capital, Glasgow is the country’s largest city. Reserve Apartments have entered the fray with their Glasgow vs Edinburgh infographic.

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