Heythrope Park

Heythrop Park is a Grade II listed early 18th-century country house in Oxfordshire and was our base for our stay near the Cotswolds. It was designed by the architect Thomas Archer in the Baroque style for Charles Talbot, 1st Duke of Shrewsbury. Unfortunately, a fire in 1831 destroyed the original interior and the house remained derelict until 1870, when it… More Heythrope Park

Cracker of an escape room re-opens in Tunbridge Wells

Clue Cracker is the first Escape Room in Tunbridge Wells and offers three exceptional games, each lasting 60 minutes. The City Adventurers first played one of the Clue Cracker games when they opened a pop up in Margate in 2016. During the pandemic, we have been playing their fantastic range of online games. Escape from Extinction Island… More Cracker of an escape room re-opens in Tunbridge Wells

The Lost Continent

The other day we were clearing out a book case and I came across my copy of The Lost Continent, Travels in Small-Town America. This was Bill Bryson’s first travel book, in which he chronicled a trip in his mother’s Chevy around small town America in the late 1980’s. Ian and I first went on… More The Lost Continent

Woburn Abbey

The City Adventurers took a trip to Woburn Abbey before it closed for major refurbishments works. Woburn Abbey and Gardens are closed until 2022. Woburn Abbey was founded in 1145 on the site of the present house. It became the seat of the Russell family in 1547 and of the Dukes of Bedford from 1694. The… More Woburn Abbey

Chedworth Roman Villa

The British countryside is a beautiful place to visit and so a couple of years ago a group of us spent a weekend exploring the Cotswold countryside. We didn’t get to try out the deckchairs that had been strategically placed, but we did get to explore a Roman villa and discover more about what the Romans did in… More Chedworth Roman Villa

Compton Verney

It’s hard to believe that this time last year we were visiting Compton Verney. Compton Verney House is an 18th-century country mansion at Compton Verney in Warwickshire, England. The house is home to the Compton Verney Art Gallery. Compton Verney is a registered charity and independent national art. We were able to explore the galleries during a visit in early 2020,… More Compton Verney

Horniman Museum

Before Lockdown Two The Horniman Museum reopened to the public, so a small, socially distanced group of City Adventurers booked tickets to visit. After lunch in the Horniman Café, we donned our face coverings and entered the museum. The first area we came to was the Natural History Gallery. The Horniman contains over 250,000 items… More Horniman Museum

Larkshall Tavern

A public house of historic interest in Chingford Converted into a public house in 1982, this building is part Victorian and part late 16th century timber framed farmhouse. It is a rare survival from the area’s rural past. This grade II listed farmhouse pub underwent extensive refurbishment in 2014, but retained some timber frames dating back… More Larkshall Tavern