In our first part of our blog on visiting New York, we wrote about the more practical things to do with your family in terms of getting to the city, choosing a hotel with a central location and making sure you stock up on your energy levels before a day of sightseeing and people watching! … Continue reading Get a nice big bite of the Big Apple!
"It's up to you, New York, New York!" so sings Ole Blue Eyes (aka Frank Sinatra) in his famous song about this very famous city. But actually, it's up to you and your family to get what you want out of any trip to the Big Apple, and it can be very easy to feel… Continue reading Are you feeling in a New York state of mind?…..(the first bit)
In our final post on London and its associations with the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, we focus on the place where Fawkes was put on trial, sentenced and later on hung, drawn and quartered. Happy Bonfire Night folks! Westminster Hall. Part of the old medieval Palace of Westminster, Westminster Hall has stood still whilst most… Continue reading Make your visit to London go off with a bang!
Use your visit time in London to visit another one of it's iconic buildings which Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plotters would have seen during their short lived time living near the Houses of Parliament in 1605 - Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. Built in 1599 for Shakespeare's Lord Chamberlain's men (Shakespeare's company of actors) the Globe… Continue reading Gunpowder, Guy and The Globe?
If you visit Bath and want to find somewhere to have afternoon tea, you are truly spoilt for choice. There are so many unique places to visit that will suit most budgets and dietary needs. We were very fortunate to visit the magnificent Gainsborough Hotel. This stunning 5 star hotel was originally built in the… Continue reading The Perfect Afternoon Tea in Bath
Part 2 of the Gunpowder Plot Trail involves a visit to The London Dungeon. Read on to see what associations the museum has with the story of 1605...... We love, love, love the London Dungeon. It is always on our list of things to do in London, and our tribe of kiddiwinks love -… Continue reading Why a visit to the London Dungeon is “frighteningly” good.
"Remember, Remember the fifth of November....Gunpowder, Treason and Plot. I see no reason why Gunpowder treason should ever be forgot." This very famous English rhyme, written about one of Britain's most famous events in it's history - the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 - is still well known to young people today. Guy or Guido Fawkes,… Continue reading Five steps to the Fifth…..Gunpowder, Treason, Plot and all that….