An afternoon outing to central London took us to the cultural South Bank for an afternoon of discovery among some of London’s iconic sites. From entrancing sights of the capital city’s skyline to a glimpse of one of the most famous playwrights to ever live, here’s what we got up to on a trip to London’s South Bank.
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Perfectly secluded on the lovely Welsh border lives the dream destination for any book-lover. An entire town devoted to all-things literature-related, Hay-on-Wye is the ultimate bucket list destination for bibliophiles.
Stratford upon Avon was made for weekend wanderings and is the perfect place for Shakespeare-lovers like myself to nerd out. A shrine to all things Bard, this riverside gem is perfect for book-lovers and sight-seers alike. Read on for everything you can check out whilst exploring this midlands haven. … More Shakespeare’s Birthplace – Stratford Upon Avon
With workshops on everything from costume design to crafting an online presence TheatreCraft 2018 was the biggest yet. Supplying to the biggest name drops including Royal Shakespeare Company’s Lead Producer (insert fangirl shriek here) and Tony & Olivier-award-winner Christopher Oram, this year’s event was a year of firsts. Taking over mammoth spaces including the iconic Waldorf Hotel, the Adelphi, Lyceum and Novello theatres with everything newbies (and not-so-newbies) to the industry could possibly need. And the best part? It’s completely free! Read on for what I got up to during my day there. … More A First-Timer’s Guide to TheatreCraft 2018
Drawing people from all over the world, London is jam-packed full of sights and sounds to explore. Taking a weekend trip there might make it seem like you couldn’t possibly fit it in so I’ve rounded up my very top things to do during your time in England’s capital city, all for under £50. … More Top Things to Do on a London Weekender – Things to Make you Feel Oh-So-British
Taking a trip down to London for TheatreCraft 2018 (more about that in another post), we decided to make it a weekend of first’s. Stopping off for a quick hot chocolate we had a flick through a leaflet, finding an advertisement for the world’s longest running stage production. A quick google later and our minds … More A Weekend in London – Why Mousetrap is a Must-See for Any Theatre-Goer
Starting out my solo travels, one of the biggest things for me was keeping track of everywhere I had been and all of the amazing pictures and memories I had picked up along the way… enter scrapbooking stage left. But starting out with notebook in-hand wasn’t so easy, as a self-confessed perfectionist my heart broke as I saw perfect pages laid seige to with a whirlwind of snatched minutes and splodged mementos. Once my initial illusions had been well and truly shattered however, I came to the conclusion that, you know what, this thing was turning into something pretty darn cool. … More Why Messy Scrapbooks are the Best
Packed to the brim with floors and floors of every type of book imaginable, Foyles is a book-lover’s dreams with everything from Russian Literature (in its original language) to joke books for quirky gifts. Head upstairs and you will also find the perfect reading spot in a lovely café overlooking it all. … More Foyles Book Shop, London’s Masterpiece
Muggles and wizards alike will gaze in awe at the new installation sitting between the millenium bridge and the glorious St. Paul’s Cathedral. Put in place in anticipation of the new Fantastic Beasts film, giant wands light the way up to the lit dome to raise awareness for J.K Rowling’s charity Lumos. … More Wizarding Wednesdays, St. Paul’s New Attraction
As a book-addict extraordinaire, a good book shop is my idea of heaven, but if you want to shy away from the massive chains dominating the high street, here are a few of my favourite independent bookshops just waiting for you to explore. … More Top Independent Book Shops in the Midlands