Self-guided walk of Old Portsmouth
I have been to Portsmouth before, on a previous visit to my in-laws. They live half-way between London and the south...
A flying visit to Cambridge
We arrived in Cambridge in the early afternoon, later than we would have liked. In November, days are short so we’d...
Ely, a lovely medieval town in Cambridgeshire
As we were getting closer, a few stragglers were scurrying towards the cathedral in the light fall rain. We made it...
A guided history walk of Guildford
The first time I ever heard the name Guildford was in the 1993 film In the Name of the Father, with Daniel Day-Lewis...
London’s Little Venice
When I think of canals, I think of Venice or Amsterdam. But I recently discovered that these aren’t the only cities...
What the Brits left behind: the railway
On my recent trip to England I realised that some areas or buildings reminded me of my own country, Argentina. Even my...
The English pub
A bit of history The pub is a time-honoured English institution. The word pub derives from the phrase public house, a...