Many many summers ago, I was sat at my desk on a trading floor in an Investment Bank in London, watching an intense game at Wimbledon out of the corner of my eye. It was a big match so most of the floor had stopped to watch the match (I was still fairly new to … Continue Reading

London is a pretty incredible city! There ‘s so much to do across all the areas of London. That being said, so much choice can make it hard to whittle down just a few things to do this weekend in London. After all, you want to make the most of your time in the city … Continue Reading

Yup, I’m a biased Brit that loves our gorgeous island! We’re so fortunate to live around such a diverse mix of beautiful natural landmarks and pretty places dotted all across the country. There really is a whole heap of the best places in Great Britain to visit that I’m sure you’ll love.  Great Britain has … Continue Reading

Hand’s down, there’s a whole heap of the best things to do in Manchester that’ll keep you busy from the moment you arrive until the moment you leave. It’s easily one of the most fun cities to visit in England. It’s one of those cities that has a little something for everyone. There’s just so … Continue Reading

London is a hive of activity and a city that’s so diverse, with so many amazing things to do. That being said, all that choice can make it tough to whittle down a few key places to visit, especially when it comes to the best bars in London.  Now, there are thousands and thousands of … Continue Reading

Chances are, if you’re thinking about visiting the UK, you’ll be thinking about visiting London? And even if you’re not, it’s likely you still might fly into one of its whopping 6 different airports that surround the city, which gives you every excuse to explore the capital. That being said, sometimes it’s nice to leave … Continue Reading

A road trip is an incredible way to see a country, especially when taking in some of the best places in Britain to visit. You see, one of the best things about our country is the vast amount of diverse regions like the Cotswolds, cool cities and incredible national parks that we have. It’s totally … Continue Reading

Let’s face it – most people don’t really think “I need a beach holiday“… quickly followed by “Ah yes, England is where we’ll go!” but the sunnier climes of Cornwall are definitely the exception to that rule! This is no surprise to us (and indeed to most Brits) but can be surprising to visitors who … Continue Reading

We’ve raved about these islands so much on here and we’ve finally gotten round to putting together our video from our visit to the Isles of Scilly! The beaches are incredible here, the water is crystal clear one of the most Southern parts of England you can visit, the warm winds (a-la the Gulf stream) … Continue Reading

You’ve booked the flights, grabbed your umbrella and already started to practice your ‘ello’ guvnor’ to proudly announce your arrival…Yup, you’re on your way to our amazing city, London. And yes, no one actually says that in London!  There’s a heck of a lot to see once you get here, especially if you’re only staying for … Continue Reading

England is an incredibly beautiful country that’s filled with so many places to see. Now, although we’ve got some pretty incredible cities like; London, Bath and Norwich, there are many more amazing and best places in southern England to visit that aren’t just focused on city life. From the little hamlets in the Cotswolds to … Continue Reading

I have to admit; it felt good to be back in Cambridge! It was like a home-coming of sorts, not least of all because of the fact that Hand Luggage Only was born in this very place. Heading back to my college to pick up my alumni card was just so reminiscent of arriving in … Continue Reading

Bit of advice, when you visit Blenheim palace, pack your walking shoes! I wish I knew this in advance (not that I packed an extra pair of shoes anyway) but boy does your feet get a serious workout here! Blenheim Palace is so conveniently close to Oxford city centre that when you find yourself visiting … Continue Reading

I’ve only ever been to Oxford twice in the past and both times it was to do with the University. (*This was of course before deciding that I’d much rather be in Cambridge… 😉 ) Pretty as Oxford is, I’d never actually spent any proper time exploring the city and I was only too happy … Continue Reading