Afternoon tea is as British as queuing and discussing the British weather (but a great deal more pleasant than both). Mr Fluskey and I have enjoyed a fair few three-tiered, mid-afternoon teas here in London, but this one is a little bit special. Along with the cakes and camomile was a fine singing performance. Welcome… Continue reading Loving London – Opera Afternoon Tea at the Royal Albert Hall
It is no secret that we here at Flying Fluskey LOVE dim sum. It is why we always take the time to stopover in Hong Kong when we go east. Imagine my delight when I found a place to learn the art of Chinese dim sum in my home town. For years I never quite… Continue reading Loving London – Making Dim Sum at School of Wok
Are you a dark tourist? What is dark tourism? Here at Flying Fluskey we most certainly are dark tourists! That is why we are sharing (what we think are) the best dark tourism sights around the world. But first: What is Dark Tourism? Dom Joly, in 2011, published a book called ‘The Dark Tourist: Sightseeing… Continue reading Are You a Dark Tourist? 23 Best Dark Tourism Sights Around the World.
You have read the travel magazines and the blogs, seen the TV shows, and thousands upon thousands of Facebook photos, but there are still some places out there that you don’t really know. You may think you know them, I bet you’ve heard about them many times but here are nine cities that may surprise you.
What better way to spend a Saturday afternoon in London, then having a picnic and getting wonderfully squiffy at a fantastically vintage bar!
Cahoots Squiffy Picnic!
In London, you wouldn’t expect to find somewhere bursting at full bloom in mid-February, winter still has a hold on the trees and gardens. However, at this time of year Kew Gardens plays host to its annual orchids festival to brighten up the dull days. My parents and I took a trip west to Kew… Continue reading Loving London – Kew Gardens Orchids Festival 2018
Have you passed your 26th birthday? Does the cost of European travel leave you blue? There’s no need to fear, Eurostar Snap is here! This is THE best way to find cheap Eurostar tickets. Welcome Euro Traveller to the wonderful world of our Eurostar Snap review. What is Eurostar Snap? Unfortunately, it’s not a clever… Continue reading Eurostar Snap – The Travel Hack That Finds Cheap Eurostar Tickets
London’s South Bank runs along the River Thames for many, many miles. This walk is going to take you along 2.6 miles of it, from London Bridge to Westminster Bridge. It can of course be done in reverse, but this is the way we like to do it. Along the way, we are going to take… Continue reading Loving London – A Festive Stroll Along London’s South Bank for Christmas
An hour and half’s drive from London, in the UK, lies the ancient landscape of Salisbury Plain (pronounced Souls-brie Plane). It is a 200 square mile flat expanse en route to the West Country and would be pretty unremarkable if it didn’t set the scene for one of England’s best known, and least understood monuments,… Continue reading Sunday at the Stones – Stonehenge, United Kingdom
Every year, on the first Thursday in October, Forest Recreational Ground in Nottingham is transformed into the largest travelling fair in Europe, Goose Fair.