London, like Sydney and Auckland for British Backpackers is ground zero for those backpacking around the UK and quite often those on working Holiday Visas from Australia. It can be an expensive place to visit but the countless unique experiences that greet the 30 million international visitors each year are well worth the cost. It’s
Ahh London, one of my favourite cities in the world, it was Samuel Johnson who said that he who is tired of London is tired of life, it is somewhere I love to come but alas have put it off for the past few years because of a fear of cost. Being backpackers we are always
London is a city that is wonderful all year round, with the majority of the attractions being landmark buildings, museums, shopping and soaking in history it is somewhere that can be enjoyed in any and all seasons. The weather in London might be pretty variable, even on the same day, but in relative terms it
If you’ve not already noticed, we love getting out into the outdoors, we thrive when we’re out exploring in nature whether that’s scrambling, climbing, kayaking or any number of crazy adventures. But the purest form of outdoor enjoyment is hiking of course and there is nothing better than the mountains in England and the UK.
Almost everybody is familiar with the famous landmarks like the London Eye, The Big Ben, The Buckingham Palace and other tourist spots to visit when in London. However, very few know about the other awesome hidden treasures of the city. Check out the list below to broaden your sightseeing list with some incredible lesser known
Manchester (we think) is better than London, but alas not that many people make it up this way. London, Edinburgh… even Liverpool with their Beatles stuff (I do love Liverpool)… but as with many countries there are lots of other places to see. Don’t even get me started on Leeds, Chester, York, Belfast and of course
So, we’ve been home from our European backpacking adventures for 3 months now before we set off on the 2nd of November for our Asia and Australian leg of our round the world tour. But we thought we would make the most of this time by seeing a little more of the UK. Having only
We love exploring abandoned places, call us strange, but there is nothing quite like the eerie atmosphere of discovering a forgotten or over looked area of a city. Creeping behind the everyday, off the beaten track and into a lost world, a time capsule of a bygone era. A museum that you can interact with,
Well, with the Easter Bank holiday weekend in full flow and spring finally in the air we had major plans to get back out climbing after my knee operation…but the weather had different ideas! With hail stones and heavy showers we had to move the adventures undercover…but who said anything about indoors! We decided to
Liverpool, the city where the Beatles were born! Since my brother made the controversial move from Manchester to Liverpool we find ourselves visited at least a few times a year and despite clearly not being quite as good as our great city it does have its charms!! Oh, who are we kidding, we love spending
Ok, so we are as guilty of anyone of overlooking our own country in the past and dreaming only of far off lands. But strangely the more we travel and the more amazing things we see around the world the more we also realise that our home, the British Isles, isn’t too bad after all!
Unless you haven’t been paying attention…we love climbing! But here in the uk climbing is mostly either traditional (Trad) or bouldering. Now don’t get us wrong, we love those two having experienced our first outdoor climbing trips on the local gritstone boulders or quarried grit crags. But what is less abundant in the UK is
For a long time we have wanted to give Kayaking a go, but everywhere we went it seemed that we could only rent out a Sit On Top Kayak and paddle around a lake, or take part in a lengthy and expensive course! We longed for something more exciting that just sitting on a flat
On a stormy bank holiday Monday we were looking for a new adventure activity to have a go at. As the rain kept beating down on and off we decided to head for the water and decided to finally give Stand Up Paddling a try! After all, if we were going to get wet we
Theme parks, some of the most exhilarating fun you can have whilst being in little danger…abandoned theme parks on the other hand, creepy apocalyptic and dangerous! As serial Urbexers (urban explorers) this local park had been on the radar for a while especially as we visited many times as kids when it was open. Exploring