Reviews

From cities and travel destinations to hotels and restaurants, here are my reviews of all the places and spots all over the globe I’ve loved (and not so) visiting. All the reviews from this city life.

Vintage Afternoon Tea in London – Reform Social & Grill
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Vintage Afternoon Tea in London – Reform Social & Grill

With only two months to go until the wedding, last week was my final wedding dress fitting and the day I was able to take it home. My mum had the very heavy and stressful job of taking it home with her, after making her way to London for the…

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Dino Snores at The Natural History Museum
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Dino Snores at The Natural History Museum

I slept with 200 people at The Natural History Museum. In the Central Hall, under the watchful skeleton of Dippy the Diplodocus. When NHM London first advertised their Dino Snores night, I was gutted to read that it was only for kids. ‘What about the adults?’ I replied, ‘We want…

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Enjoying a London summer with Tea India
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Enjoying a London summer with Tea India

Who else has been enjoying the amazingly good weather the UK has been getting recently? Getting some sun is one of the main reasons I jet off to hotter climes, so it’s been nice to live beyond 25 degrees at home for a change. The weekend felt like a holiday…

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Explore your city with the Vivi in Stile app from Peroni
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Explore your city with the Vivi in Stile app from …

Finding something new to investigate in London is one of my favourite things to do. Often I rely on friends telling me where to go and newsletters shouting about what’s new, but this time I used a handy app from Peroni. Since both me and my fiancée work office jobs,…

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Atlantis Submarines – a voyage to the bottom of the Caribbean Sea
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Atlantis Submarines – a voyage to the bottom of the Caribbean …

“Give the captain a hand ladies and gents, we’ve reached 130ft!”. The cabin erupted into whoops and cheers, and as I stared out of the porthole into the deep blue Caribbean Sea I was thankful that this submarine was comfortably air-conditioned. This was my first submarine expedition and I didn’t…

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Sunday Lunch at The Stables Beamish Hall, County Durham
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Sunday Lunch at The Stables Beamish Hall, County Durham

Surrounded by old beams, stable tools and crackling log fires, a pub lunch at The Stables Beamish Hall in County Durham is perfect for a Sunday outing. After a scenic drive through the rolling hills (a nice break from the stale London air), we arrived at The Stables Beamish Hall…

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Real pirate ship review. Sail, snorkel & swim with Jolly Pirates, Aruba
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Real pirate ship review. Sail, snorkel & swim with Jolly Pirates, …

Clutching my ‘YAARRGH’ boarding pass, I jumped onto the real pirate ship and wondered exactly how long I had waited to be a pirate. The lucky folks at Jolly Pirates get to captain their own ship every day, and have a great time putting smiles on the faces of their…

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The best pizza in Rome at Borgo Nuovo, Vatican City
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The best pizza in Rome at Borgo Nuovo, Vatican City

After eating every type of pizza imaginable at home, you know you’re experiencing something really special when you taste an authentic Italian pizza in Rome. I declared the best pizza in Rome to be at Borgo Nuovo in the Vatican City, and here’s why… On a short trip to the…

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Rack ’em up! An Alcatraz night tour to remember
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Rack ’em up! An Alcatraz night tour to remember

At 24 years old, I was hoping I’d never have to set foot in a prison … but thankfully this was Alcatraz and I was allowed to leave the island after my visit. The Alcatraz night tour leaves Pier 33 at 6pm and includes a guided tour of the cellblocks,…

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Kos hotels – there’s no contest thanks to the 5* Diamond Deluxe
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Kos hotels – there’s no contest thanks to the 5* Diamond …

When deciding on a place to stay for our friends’ wedding on the beautiful island of Kos, we realised there were so many Kos hotels to choose from. They all promise luxury, great locations and relaxing atmospheres – but only one came out on top for our requirements. The 5*…

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Harry Potter Studio Tour – Broomsticks, Wands and Butterbeer
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Harry Potter Studio Tour – Broomsticks, Wands and Butterbeer

Excited at the prospect of coming face-to-face with the real Longbottom cardigan, I arrived at the Harry Potter studio tour already buzzing. Kids wandered about in full Hogwarts uniform, brandishing wands and flailing their capes, while parents looked positively relaxed. It was a rainy Sunday, but no-one seemed to mind.…

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Ryanair review: My first Ryanair flight
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Ryanair review: My first Ryanair flight

As the flight comparison website finally decided what would be our fate, jumbling airline after airline, we were met with doom. Ryanair. The only available flight to Kos on the day we needed. Our hands were tied. I’d never flown Ryanair before. I’d never even been on their website. But…

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