10 of the Best Music Venues in the UK

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Is there anything better than seeing your favourite artist live? Add an iconic music venue as the setting and it just makes the show a little more magic. As I write this, it has been exactly six months since I’ve seen a band live, and have been making do watching some of my faves online […]

The Cleveland Way: In a long weekend

Cleveland Way

Exploring the Yorkshire Coast via the Cleveland Way The Cleveland Way is a 175 km National Trail running from Filey to Helmsley in Yorkshire, England. It is a truly specular way to explore both the Yorkshire Coast and the North York Moors National Park. The full trail will take you around 9 days complete, however, […]

Glastonbury: The ultimate guide for first timers

UPDATE 18 MARCH: The 2020 edition of Glastonbury has been cancelled. the festival will be back better than ever in 2021. Glastonbury, THE ultimate bucket list music festival, and my absolute favourite. Spending five days listening to your favourite artists is not for the faint hearted or unprepared. Here are my tips to having the […]

Gods Own Junkyard, Walthamstow

London’s hidden neon mecca “Why on earth are we going to Walthamstow?!” exclaimed my friend and long time Londoner as we jumped on the tube at Brixton. “Trust me” I replied with a smile. Hidden amongst the rows of houses and warehouses is one of my favourite places in London. God’s Own Junkyard is London’s […]

Weekend Breaks: 48 Hours in Hull

Hull: How to spend in a weekend in the City of Culture Hull (or Kingston-Upon-Hull as its officially known) is full of surprises. It was once voted the UK’s “ Crappest Town”, Hull stepped into the limelight in 2017 as the second UK City of Culture (a title that it will hold until 2021). With […]

5 of the best Rock Bars in the United Kingdom

“It’s only Rock n Roll, but I like it” – the Rolling Stones It’s after midnight. You’ve just seen the greatest gig of your life and you’re not quite ready to call it a night. What you need right now are darkened smoke filled rooms, loud rock n roll, several shots of Jäger, and carpet […]

Walking the Hadrian’s Wall Path Solo (Part three)

The final stretch. In the final two stages of the Hadrian’s Wall path the wall almost completely disappears, both days however are defined by two things : 1. The (at times) overpowering stench of animal manure and 2. The wee marauding beasties that hover in packs of millions. Day 5 / Brampton to Carlisle Starting […]

Walking Hadrian’s Wall Path Solo (Part two)

THE MIDDLE SECTION. UNDULATING AND BEAUTIFUL. Day 3 / Chollerford to Haltwhistle The term undulating sounds quite pleasant doesn’t it? In reality this oft-described undulating section is punishing. Miles of hills, after miles, after miles. However, hills aside this section does boast some of the most spectacular scenery on the path (including some massive sections […]

Walking Hadrian’s Wall Path Solo (Part One)

HADRIAN’S WALL PATH: 84 MILES, 5.5 DAYS, ROMAN FORTS & A WHOLE LOT OF COUNTRYSIDE Hadrian’s Wall lies in the border country between Scotland and England, built on the orders of Emperor Hadrian in AD122 it marked the northern limits of his empire. It is the first National Trail (in the UK) to follow the […]