The Painted Hall

Take a trip to the Greenwich World Heritage Site. City Adventurers went there last year to visit the magnificent Painted Hall. Known as ‘Britain’s Sistine Chapel’, it has been called one of London’s hidden gems……however it has also been featured in a number of iconic films and TV productions, so once you know that, it… More The Painted Hall

Painshill Park

Restarting visits to places of interest. Last year City Adventurers were able to visit Painshill Park in Surrey. We were very impressed with this unusual garden. Please consider visiting it now it is once again open to the public. Visitors need to book in advance and keep to strict social distancing rules. The landscape has… More Painshill Park

Historic Chingford

Chingford started life as a forest hamlet and is now a London suburb. Download the Discover Chingford treasure hunt from Treasure Hunts In London on your phone and discover the history of the area combined with a trip to the Epping Forest countryside. Originally the whole parish of Chingford lay within the ancient Forest of Essex.… More Historic Chingford

Kenilworth Castle and its Elizabethan Garden

Restarting visits to places of interest. Just before lockdown, City Adventurers were able to visit Kenilworth Castle and its Elizabethan Garden. It’s somewhere to consider visiting now it is open to the public again. Please visit the Kenilworth Castle website to book your timed tickets in advance. Visitor numbers will be limited and there will be… More Kenilworth Castle and its Elizabethan Garden

Portmerion’s beauty will take you Prisoner

Last summer we visited Portmerion. Portmeirion Designed and built by the architect, Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, between 1925 and 1975, Portmeirion is an architectural icon that has often been used as a real-life film set. It is currently a holiday village containing 2 hotels, 13 self-catering cottages and 33 “village rooms”. There are numerous shops, restaurants… More Portmerion’s beauty will take you Prisoner

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Having checked the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites attributed to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, we found we had visited a number of them. Visited Some were easy to visit as they are in the London area and we are London based. Tower of London Palace of Westminster and Westminster… More UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Shard

Standing 309.9m high, The Shard gives visitors London’s highest view. It is the tallest completed building in the EU (for now) and the 59th tallest building in the world. There are 87 levels in The Shard, including 27 floors of offices, 3 floors of restaurants and 19 floors of hotel accommodation. Inside The Shard there are 44… More The Shard

Jodrell Bank becomes the UK’s newest UNESCO World Heritage site

On Sunday 7th July 2019 Jodrell Bank Observatory was awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status in recognition of its internationally significant heritage, science and cultural impact. The observatory is home to the Lovell Telescope,  the world’s third largest steerable radio telescope, as well as a number of radio telescopes. Owned by the University of Manchester, the observatory is part of… More Jodrell Bank becomes the UK’s newest UNESCO World Heritage site