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

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

Day Trip To Southend

Southend-on-Sea is a seaside town in Essex. Southend-on-Sea is home to the world’s longest pleasure pier, built in 1830 and stretching some 1.34 miles (2.16 km) from shore. The Southend Pier is serviced by a small train. Adventure Island, formerly known as Peter Pan’s Playground, straddles the pier entrance and is an amusement park with fairground rides… More Day Trip To Southend

A Monster Smash

This Halloween join the City Adventurers at a comedy murder mystery and raise money for Cancer charities. A Monster Smash A comedy murder mystery for halloween The story so far… In a suburban district of Westfield New Jersey, stands the imposing but somewhat derelict Victorian mansion and funeral home belonging to the De’Bodies family. Popular… More A Monster Smash

Ingatestone Hall

“The Hall stands in open countryside, one mile from the village of Ingatestone and substantially retains its original Tudor form and appearance with its mullioned windows, high chimneys, crow-step gables and oak-panelled rooms and is surrounded by ten acres of enclosed gardens comprising extensive lawns, walled garden and stew pond. The Hall remains primarily a private… More Ingatestone Hall

Walthamstow Wetlands

Walthamstow Wetlands is an operational site for Thames Water and a nature reserve open to the public. From the mid-19th century London’s rapidly growing population needed a reliable supply of clean water, so ten reservoirs were created between 1863 and 1904 in Walthamstow. They have provided Londoners with their drinking water ever since. In 2000,… More Walthamstow Wetlands