Medieval Wine Tour in London

Medieval Wine Tour in London

Time Travelling to 14th Century London I registered for the Medieval Wine Tour weeks before via London Historians. They hold fantastic events happening in and around London so I jumped at the chance to go because, not only was the tour medieval, but it was being hosted by Dr. Matthew Green, author of  London: A Travel Guide Through Time, and host of Unreal City Audio: London Walking Tours. I attended a paper Dr. Green gave on the plague several months…

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Victoria and Albert Museum

Victoria and Albert Museum

Renaissance Clothing at the Victoria and Albert Museum Fashionista? Love clothes and history? I do. If you’re in London and looking for a place to see these two things together, the Victoria and Albert Museum should definitely be on your list. I recently visited the V&A and as I was snapping away, I found myself drawn to many of the early modern fashion pieces. Here are a few of my favourite pieces from their incredible collection. The first items were…

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National Maritime Museum

National Maritime Museum

I recently visited the National Maritime Museum for their Ships, Clocks and Stars exhibit but I also took the time to pop in and see the section devoted to one of England’s naval heroes and favourite sons, Lord Horatio Nelson. Horatio Nelson Horatio Nelson was born September 29th, 1758 in Norfolk to moderately wealthy parents. He joined the Navy at age 12 in 1771 and quickly rose through the naval ranks with the aide of his uncle, Captain Maurice Suckling. Nelson was…

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Places to Visit: Dickens Walking Tour

Places to Visit: Dickens Walking Tour

Visiting London? Dickens fan? Have an hour and forty-five minutes and £10? Then spend it wisely by taking this tour in the heart of London’s Borough district. This is a walking tour of some of the places important to Dicken’s life and stories. The tour is given by author, broadcaster and Blue Badge Tourist Guide, Richard Jones. Richard is wonderfully friendly, patient and extremely knowledgeable in all things Dickensian. Not only is he well versed in Dicken’s life and works,…

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Places to See: Hogarth House

Places to See: Hogarth House

This summer, I visited Hogarth House in Chiswick; the home of famed English portrait painter, satirist and engraver, William Hogarth (1697 – 1764). The museum is not large, but definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area. Hogarth spent the final fifteen years of his life here and made an impact on the local culture and community. Why was Hogarth such an important London personality? Who was William Hogarth? William Hogarth was born in London on November 10, 1697. Hogarth…

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Coffeehouse Tour of London

Coffeehouse Tour of London

Coffee. My life’s blood. I can’t live without the stuff. So it’s no small wonder that I jumped at the opportunity to go on a tour dedicated to London’s seventeenth and eighteenth century coffeehouses. Dr. Matthew Green was once again at the helm of this tour, a fun, two hour, caffeine-fest in central London. The tour kicked off in St. Michael’s Alley, Cornhill, where London’s love affair with coffee all began. In the spring 1652, in St. Michael’s Alley, the first…

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Lake Semerwater

Lake Semerwater

Lake Semerwater lies in the heart of Raydale in Wensleydale North Yorkshire and is the source of the shortest river in the Country – The River Bain. The Lake is ideal for coarse and wild brown trout fishing, canoeing, sailing, windsurfing, and outdoor swimming. All this creates an interesting spectacle for anyone wishing to sit and enjoy the views; wildlife or just have a picnic. In Raydale there are a variety of footpaths for walkers and green lanes and bridleways…

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Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum

Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum

The Schoolroom Museum is housed in a building erected in 1785 as a schoolhouse and poor house, on the site of the charity school which James Cook attended. The knowledge that he gained here provided the starting point for him to become one of the greatest navigators, explorers, and chart makers that this country has produced. His voyages of discovery are displayed along with a reconstruction of an 18th Century schoolroom. The commemorative plaque on the outside of the museum…

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Stanhow Farm Bungalow, Northallerton

Stanhow Farm Bungalow, Northallerton

Unwind and relax in this peaceful, rural cottage retreat in the remarkable Yorkshire countryside. Stanhow Bungalow is a warm, comfortable, detached cottage, with a real home away from home feel and magnificent views across the beautiful surrounding countryside. The bungalow equipped and furnished to a high standard, providing accessible, ground-level accommodation. There is an enclosed private garden, a secure garage, and ample parking. For guests’ convenience, heating, electricity, towels and linen are all included in the price of your stay….

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Rural Arts, The Old Courthouse

Rural Arts, The Old Courthouse

Rural Arts North Yorkshire Rural Arts North Yorkshire is an arts charity based at the Old Courthouse in Thirsk. We can bring an extensive range of arts workshops, courses, and projects in visual and performing arts to your venue (North Yorkshire and beyond). Get Creative- We work with all sectors of the community including schools, youth clubs, parent and child groups, special needs groups, older people, and intergenerational community groups. Our program is offered at all levels from beginners through…

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