Unique Ways to See London

If you’re looking for a new and exciting way to see the sights that London has to offer, look no further. This article has a few fun ideas for you this summer to make the most of the vibrant city.

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Abseil down the ArcelorMittal Orbit –

The ArcelorMittal orbit was built in 2012 to commemorate the London Olympics. At first, it was merely a sculpture, but it’s now been developed and updated into a 180m slide that circles the tower five times before a 50m straight run to the bottom of the tower. With tickets from only £11.50, from the top of the slide you can see a glorious panorama across London, almost 20 miles of stunning sights. After enjoying the view, you have the thrilling choice between taking the slide down to the ground or braving the abseiling route. Sure to be a day to remember, this is certainly an incredible way to see London. Continue reading “Unique Ways to See London”

The History of Hyde Park

Hyde Park, covering more than 350 acres, is one of the biggest in the city of London, and it’s also considered one of the Royal Parks, so it’s one of the most desirable locations to explore in London. Getting away from the hustle and bustle of city life to explore nature for a while is definitely necessary every now and then, and Hyde Park offers the beauty and open space necessary to unwind.

Hyde Park

What’s the background of Hyde Park? Continue reading to learn more about Hyde Park history, and then be sure to check it out the next time you’re in the area. Continue reading “The History of Hyde Park”

Why Your Next Holiday Needs to be in Derbyshire

Derbyshire is a county near the middle of England and contains most of the Peak District National Park. Peak District is the oldest national park in England and features many tourist attractions that bring hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

Derbyshire Country cottage

While Peak District National Park is usually the reason visitors come to Derbyshire on holiday, the county holds many other attractions which visitors will find entertaining. No matter the time of year, there is always something in the area that should capture your attention. Continue reading “Why Your Next Holiday Needs to be in Derbyshire”

Famous people from the city of Oxford

Oxford, the City of Dreaming Spires, has special place in the pride of our nation, evoking a quintessential picture of British life.

Oxford Street
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This picturesque city where the rivers Cherwell and Thames meet boasts the oldest English speaking university in the world. It is the 52nd largest city in the UK, but punches well above its weight as the birthplace of some notable people. Here is a sample of them, drawn from yesterday and today and from widely varying fields of endeavour. Continue reading “Famous people from the city of Oxford”