Cambridge is one of the most charming and quintessentially British places you can visit. Set on the banks of the River Cam, this picturesque historic city has it all: cobbled labyrinthine streets, honey-coloured buildings and old bridges, quirky shops and boutiques, along with an infinite number of pubs and coffee houses. Not to mention a total of 31 colleges that make up the world-renowned university and its very own gondola-like experience – punting!
Founded in 1209 by a group of scholars from the University of Oxford who settled in Cambridge after a dispute with Oxford’s townspeople, the University of Cambridge is considered one of the most prestigious academic institutions in the world and is the second oldest University in the UK after Oxford. After exploring Oxford on a day trip last year, we couldn’t resist checking the other half of the Oxford-Cambridge rivalry – this time, with the help and recommendations of our friends acting as our own private local guides.
“Oh, Brighton! Brighton! What a place thou art for love, liberty, and salt water.” – Samuel Beazley.
Brighton & Hove is one of those charming places on the south coast of England that was on our bucket list for a long time. A world away from the hustle and bustle of London’s streets, this little hippy hideout is the perfect destination for a quick weekend escape. It is so close (you can get from London to Brighton by train in just over an hour) yet completely different from the hectic atmosphere of the British capital.
It is the wonderful sense of seaside calm, the smell of delicious fish and chips and the free spirit vibe surrounding Brighton that makes it so unique. We have put together a list of tips of what to see and do in “The Queen of Watering Places“. Enjoy!
A little while ago, and as a way to start crossing over places to visit in the UK from our Travel Bucket List, I talked Sam into going on a short weekend day trip to Oxford. Travelling from London to Oxford is actually fairly easy. Trains to Oxford run regularly from Paddington Train Station and you can be at the historic university city in less than an hour.
Visiting a place for only 24h can be tricky, especially if don’t know when to start! Luckily, we have prepared a list of must-see places to make the most of your visit to Oxford.
Here is our guide to ‘Things to do in Oxford in a day’.