With so much always going on in London, you would never need to go to the same event twice and there is always something new to explore. Having lived here for four years now, I haven’t tired of it yet and always take the opportunity to go out and explore something new. Each week I’ll be sharing with you some of the things I get up to, both in the capital and further afield.
Mintfest, Kendal’s International Festival of Street Arts will be held from August 31 to September 2 and fill this small Cumbrian market town with more than 70 acts and performances from across the globe.
This is our last bank holiday of the year, so why not make the most of it and enjoy some of the great events that are going on around the UK? From the famous Notting Hill Carnival, to the Edinburgh Fringe and the International Beatle Week Festival, here’s our pick of the best.
Yorkshire holds up their Olympic Success, as encouragement for Londoners to visit the Northern County.
In a memo to staff, Visit Cornwall boss Malcolm Bell has asked tourism literature to drop references to "county" and "England" in favour of "region" or simply the name Cornwall itself.
This weekend the Tree Top Adventure park in Wales is offering a free zip-wire ride to all visitors who are named Boris, or who are wearing a blonde wig.
The Wood Norton, a newly restored Grade II listed boutique hotel in the Vale of Evesham, is set to open this autumn following a major £4 million restoration.
If you would like to get away from it all for a weekend or perhaps you need some inspiration for the school holidays, a bike ride through the beautiful Kent countryside will keep every member of your family happy. So, where are the best places to explore?
The new ‘Knight Time Extravaganza’ attraction in northern Cornwall will open this summer on July 24 2012, in the Arthurian Centre near Camelford.
A new scientific study has found that the perfect holiday is three days long and is no more than four hours from the front door.
Trekking travel doesn't always have to be about jetting off to far-flung destinations - there are plenty of amazing walking opportunities in Europe, which are perfect for shorter breaks away. Here are three of the top options to consider this summer.
Lack of conservation surrounding the world-famous White Cliffs of Dover, in Kent, could lead to their ruin, according to the National Trust.
The Highlands is a fantastic place to book boating holidays in Scotland, with the region providing a wide range of attractions, sightseeing opportunities and excellent places to eat and drink for the whole family.
The first festival celebrating the nation’s much loved treat - the humble biscuit will take place in London’s Brunswick centre near Russell Square, this weekend from June 8 - 10 2012.
IdealShortBreaks.co.uk travels to the south-western UK city of Bristol to discuss organic Farmers’ markets, traditional pubs and famous street artists, with local, Alaina Henderson.
IdealShortBreaks.co.uk is a little closer to home this week, in the UK's capital - London as we find out some of the city's best kept secrets from local Esme Fox.
A new exhibition of the Crown Jewels is to go on display on March 29 2012 at the Tower of London, to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
If you haven’t planned anything for Mother’s Day yet, then don’t worry as we’ve found plenty of ideas for a short Mother’s Day break to the capital. From flower arranging demonstrations to cupcake making workshops, Mad Hatter’s tea parties and even vintage fashion fairs, you’re sure to find something to suit her in London.
Sun, sea and sand worshipers should look to Bournemouth for their next short break holiday. The UK beach destination has been crowned 'the best in the UK' this 2012, and the fourth best beach in Europe, according to a TripAdvisor poll.
The number of people choosing to take a short break here in the UK, rather than abroad continues to rise with companies such as Center Parcs seeing a 400 per cent increase in visitors to their website throughout January 2012.
The UK is home to a number of beautiful countryside locations that will make for enjoyable caravan trips for the entire family. If you're looking for somewhere to head to during the half-term, where are the top destinations to visit for a memorable getaway?
Picturesque Cornwall has no shortage of destinations ideal for a relaxing short break. One of the best, however, has to be the harbour town of Padstow, where you can enjoy fine dining, historic attractions and a wealth of activities.
Cumbria is well known for the Lake District, but there are many other top attractions and sightseeing opportunities to enjoy while visiting the region.
No visit to Burton upon Trent is complete without a tour of the National Brewery Centre. Whether you are a fan of beer, or want to find out more about the region's brewing heritage, the world-class museum and visitor centre is not to be missed.
If you and your partner want to experience some of the great outdoors this year, then pack your padded mountain bike shorts and head to the Cotswolds for a spot of cycling.