Why Your English Heritage Membership Book Should Never End the Year the Way the Way it Started

Having become members of English heritage last year (and setting ourselves a challenge), our guidebook went with us EVERYWHERE. From sitting on a car park overlooking Hadrian’s Wall thinking ‘where next?’ to stopping off at a Midlands tea room for the day’s inspiration. Being particularly precious about books there is nothing better than a crisp edition and that new-book smell. But this is no ordinary book.

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A Weekend in London – Why Mousetrap is a Must-See for Any Theatre-Goer

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 were made up, we were off to the theatre!

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Foyles Book Shop, London’s Masterpiece

Packed to the brim with floors and floors of every type of book imaginable, Foyles is a book-lover’s dream 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.

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Top Independent Book Shops in the Midlands

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 in the Midlands just waiting for you to explore.

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