Visitors flock to the Tower of London to see the incomparable Crown Jewels, hear the stories of King Henry VIII and his 6 wives (2 of them were beheaded here) as well as to meet the world famous Beefeaters. When we take people round on a tour there, one of the mostRead More
One of the most popular destinations outside of London is the mysterious stone circle known as Stonehenge. Over 1 million people a year visit this fascinating place and it is considered such an important prehistoric monument that it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
1. How old is it ?
The earliest partRead More
Why It Came About
2015 marks the 800th anniversary of the creation of the Magna Carta, or Great Charter, a defining moment in English history. Back in 1215 King John ruled the land. He had been a spectacularly unsuccessful and unpopular King, losing vast swathes of land to opponents in modernRead More
Royal Gun Salutes are one of those wonderfully traditional and nostalgic occasions, full of pomp and ceremony. They mark special occasions and are an absolute spectacle to behold. The most common, recurring, dates are:
6th February – Accession Day – the Queen acceded to the throne the same day her father died inRead More
With the Championships rapidly approaching, we thought we’d give some perspective on one of the great occasions in the British sporting calendar as well as one of the most popular events in the British social season.
Worple Rd – where it all began
In 1869 a 4 acre plot of land, justRead More
We’re often taking clients around the West Country but usually it’s to the sweeping Georgian terraces of Bath. We were quite excited therefore when a school event allowed us to spend a weekend in Bristol.
Bristol has about 5 times as many people as Bath but only about twice the number ofRead More
Hampton Court Palace does receive > 500,000 visitors a year but, by comparison with British Museum (6.7 million), Tower of London (2.9 million), Westminster Abbey (2.0 million) or Stonehenge (1.2 million) it does seem surprisingly low.
We think Hampton Court Palace has something for everyone and list out our Top 5Read More
Visitors to England often have viewing the Changing of the Guard on their list of things to do. We’ll briefly cover what it is but focus mainly on the pros and cons of the best places to see it.
What is it
In simple terms it is a ceremony where the NewRead More
Forgotten Victorian Heroes
Who would you consider to be Victorian Greats; Charles Darwin, Florence Nightingale, George Stephenson? All were remarkable people and rightfully celebrated. Indeed all have even adorned British banknotes at one time or another.
We commemorate though three underappreciated people who devoted their lives to combating London’s considerable problems, whoRead More
‘Two nations divided by a common language’ is part of a quote by George Bernard Shaw the only person to win a Nobel Prize in Literature and an Oscar. Having lived in the States for five years ourselves some of the differences in the way language is used would oftenRead More