Just as the phrase ‘A game of two halves’ refers to circumstances that have changed suddenly, so September 2021 became a month of two halves If you’ve not heard the phrase before, it was a football commentator’s cliché. Widely used by the 1990’s, it referred to games which have a different character in the two… More September 2021 – a month of two halves.
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
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
Stoner park is very much a ‘lived in’ country house. It has been owned by the Stonor family for 850 years. Unlike other stately homes, the family have always been Catholic. This has proved difficult at certain times in history. We took a guided visit to the house. Our guide brought the history of the house and its… More Stonor Park in the Chiltern Hills
City Adventurers live life to the full. Take part in a range of fun activities and trips, become the hero of your own adventures and start ticking off your bucket list dreams Join the City Adventurers and live life to the full! Do you feel something’s missing and need some inspiration ? City… More Become a City Adventurer
The Brecon Mountain Railway line runs from Pant to Torpantau. The journey by steam train takes you into the Brecon Beacons National Park, through Pontsticill and along the full length of the Taf Fechan Reservior. Following part of the route of the 1859 Brecon & Merthyr Railway (which closed in 1964) the track climbs… More Brecon Mountain Railway
How many UK heritage sites have you visited? Some of the 31 places listed as United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland sites on the UNESCO world heritage website are not on mainland Britain. For example, of the 4 natural world heritage places listed as being in the UK, one is in the South Atlantic Ocean… More UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the UK
“Visit a German Christmas market” What could be more festive than ticking off “visit a German Christmas market” from your bucket list? This year we decided to visit Berlin, which has around 70 Christmas markets. Origin of German Christmas Markets German Christmas markets date back to the 14th century. The Christmas Market will usually be located in the… More Bucket List Trip – A German Christmas Market