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Travel Report: Westminster Abbey, London.

Westminster Abbey, London. May 2019. You’d be hard pushed to find a more historical place in all of England than the sublime Westminster Abbey. For this is the staggeringly beautiful gothic abbey church where kings and queens have been crowned since 1066. Where royal weddings have unfolded, including the union of Prince Albert The Duke of York […]

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Travel Report: Tower Bridge, London.

Tower Bridge, London. May 2019. I felt a mixture of awe and shame wash over me as London’s exceptional Tower Bridge came into view. Awe because, well, Tower Bridge is pretty awesome. Shame due to the fact this was the first time I’d come to see it in my life. At the not too tender […]

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Travel Report: The Regent’s Park, London.

The Regent’s Park, London. May 2019. It was a grey afternoon in London and the lazy wanderings of the day had led me to The Regent’s Park, one of London’s eight royal greens. As with all of London’s royal parks, there was much history to grapple with. Thus I wasted no time in grabbing a […]

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Travel Report: Hampstead Heath, London.

Hampstead Heath, London. April 2017. There are worse things one could do in London on a sunny Sunday afternoon than stroll around Hampstead Heath with an old friend. Due to my nomadic lifestyle, I only get to see my buddy Steppers every two to three years. Sometimes I go to him, with a visit to […]

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Travel Report: Greenwich Park, London.

Greenwich Park, London. April 2017. I’m all about the parks whenever I return to the English capital. After all, they’re incredibly beautiful, not to mention merciful on the old wallet. Typically, I return home after another long spell in Asia. Thus I cannot get enough of that fresh English air, even if it’s often a tad […]

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Travel Report: Hatters Hostel, Liverpool.

Hatters Hostel, Liverpool. May 2019. I’ve stayed in some incredible hotels and guesthouses during my travels over the past twenty years. But unfortunately, it can’t always be glitz, glamour and sweeping balcony views. After an amazing couple of nights at The Hard Days Night Hotel, I decided a cheap and cheerful downgrade was in order […]

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Travel Report: Double Fantasy Exhibition, Liverpool.

Double Fantasy – John & Yoko Exhibition, Liverpool. May 2019. No matter what time of year you come to Liverpool there’s virtually always a Beatles exhibition or three to compliment the city’s established Fab Four sites. During my stay in the city, The Museum of Liverpool was hosting the outstanding Double Fantasy – John and […]

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Mad Day Out Beatles Taxi Tour, Liverpool (Part II)

Mad Day Out Beatles Taxi Tour, Liverpool. Before reading you might want to start with my article: Mad Day Out Beatles Taxi Tour, Liverpool (Part I). May 2019. What an incredible morning we’d had driving around Liverpool with Ian Doyle and his Mad Day Out Beatles Taxi Tour. We’d seen Ringo Starr’s childhood home in […]

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Mad Day Out Beatles Taxi Tour, Liverpool (Part I).

Mad Day Out Beatles Taxi Tour, Liverpool. May 2019. Coming to Liverpool and seeing all The Beatles sites was a dream come true for me. Having toured The Beatles Story, visited the Double Fantasy Exhibition and caught some live music at both The Cavern Club and The Cavern Pub, it was finally time for the prospect […]

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Travel Report: Hard Days Night Hotel.

Hard Days Night Hotel, Liverpool. May 2019. As a diehard Beatles fan who’d come to Liverpool to conduct as much Beatlesy business as I could, there really was only one place to stay. It just had to be the world’s only Beatles inspired hotel. When I was planning my trip to Liverpool, I simply couldn’t see past […]

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