kenilworth castle joust final

Experience medieval jousting at Kenilworth Castle

Horses blasting down the tiltyard. Lances shattering into hundreds of pieces of splintered wood. A jester falling over himself with laughter. Coloured flags to cheer for the north, south, east or west. And a nearby ice cream van to keep you cool in the unusual blazing sunshine. It's medieval jousting, brought into the 21st century. [...]

Finding Paddington Bear at Paddington Station

During my trip to London this weekend, I had a little extra spare time to kill before heading home thanks to a cancelled train. So I went in hunt of the famous Paddington Bear at Paddington station! Paddington Bear at Paddington Station London, England Literary significance of Paddington Bear at Paddington station "Mr and Mrs [...]

My top ten historical destinations in Europe

There are countless historical destinations in Europe to choose between when planning your travels. Anyone who lives here is gifted with easy access to thousands of museums, castles, palaces, fortresses and monuments covering millennia of European history. Anyone outside of Europe usually makes a point to visit at least a few of these (in between, [...]

Review: Bletchley Park

Bletchley Park - the home of British codebreakers who cracked the enigma machine in World War II. As both a history and computer nerd, I've been wanting to go for a while. After watching The Imitation Game and Hidden Figures, I finally got round to organising a visit as the March / April destination for my 'explore the UK' [...]