4 unique places to have a beach wedding

Your wedding is the most important day of your life, and it is only fitting to hold the event at one of the most idyllic locations imaginable – the beach. Imagine the waves gently rolling ashore as you share and celebrate your love with the world. A more romantic ideal simply cannot be found elsewhere. Take a look at these four locations and let your fantasies wander down their sandy shores.

Tunnels Beaches in Ilfracombe, North Devon

Tunnels Beaches [link] is a truly unique location. The attraction itself features a network of man-made tunnels through which visitors can access sheltered beaches and a tidal Victorian bathing pool. The location’s wedding venue provides views of the rugged coast from amidst cliffs that overlook a private beach. If you dream of a wedding in paradise, look no further than this secluded gem.

Carbis Bay Hotel in St. Ives, Cornwall

The Carbis Bay Hotel [link] is uniquely suited to host your big day, and the hotel’s very own wedding coordinator is on hand to help you with every aspect of planning your perfect event. Any number of guests are welcome, and the hotel’s food and drink offerings are superb. If you should choose to hire The Hotel Disco, the staff will help to arrange any type of entertainment you like. This incredibly gorgeous location should not be overlooked.

Bedruthan Hotel in Newquay, Cornwall

The Bedruthan Hotel [link] is an award-winning hotel with staff that specialise in helping you to plan your very own, one-of-a-kind wedding event. Taking pride in their ability to personalise each and every event really makes the Bedruthan Hotel stand out. Whether your dream consists of a small, intimate event or a large and fashionable one, you can bring it to life at this incredible venue.

The Boardroom at Blue Bar in Porthtowan

If you are dreaming of a beautiful beach wedding but are wishing for something more intimate than hiring out a large hotel, you will absolutely adore the Boardroom at Blue Bar [link]. Perfectly situated right on the beach, The Boardroom at Blue Bar has its own bar and a beautiful terrace. Thee property’s function managers will help you plan all of the food and entertainment, and your only worry on your big day will be the warm sand in your shoes.

An Alternative to a Beach Wedding

If you are looking for an alternative to a beach wedding then how about a wedding in your very grade II listed hotel? A friend of mind got married here, and as you can see it’s a very pretty setting.

As you can see, the United Kingdom has some truly fantastic offerings for those brides and grooms with images of seaside nuptials dancing through their loving minds. Sunset receptions on the sand and toasts made to picturesque views of the light dancing off the water will accompany your memorable, beautiful beach wedding by the sea. Be sure to save a jar of sand from the beach on which you are wed, as every grain will hold memories that will be with you forever.

The dishes of East Sussex

East Sussex is one of the most beautiful and historic parts of England. If you are planning to visit the British isles, you will want to spend some time in East Sussex. In addition to the picturesque countryside and great sites, the area is famous for its unique cuisine. There are certain dishes that you will only manage to find in East Sussex. These dishes may be created in other parts of Britain, but they originated in this part of the world. And if you want to enjoy these dishes to their full potential, you need to visit a first class restaurant in East Sussex.

Here are five dishes that you are only likely to find in East Sussex:

Pulborough Eel [link]

This dish consists of a boiled suet pastry that is double crusted and filled with chopped eel parts. In addition to eel, this pastry contains pork, eel stock, eggs, parsley, and chopped onions. It may sound like an unusual combination of foods, but the taste is truly unique and wonderful. Think of the pulborough Eel has a Shepard’s Pie with seafood. The English are famous for creating salty pies, which means that you can be sure of the excellence of this dish.

Selsey Cockle [link]

Cockles are a type of bivalve that is small and edible. These cockles are often sold with whelks and winkles, and they have become a very popular seaside snack in the British isles. Selsey cockles are sold by the pint, and can be found at most restaurants and street vendors in the area. Enjoy them with a side of fries and a pint of ale to get the complete East Sussex experience.

Chichester Lobster [link]

You have not tasted lobster unless you have been to the Chichester area of East Sussex. There are plenty of dedicated seafood and lobster restaurants in the area, each offering their own variety on the traditional lobster dish. Some of the restaurants can get very pricey, which means that it is a good idea to check beforehand regarding where you want to eat.

Amberley Trout [link]

Another unique food to East Sussex, the Amberley Trout combines traditional British flavors to a mainstream dish.

Rye Herring [link]

This dish is the perfect combination of British and Indian cuisine. The curried herring on rye toast is a truly wonderful dish, but also something you can only experience in the East Sussex area. Add various spices to a jar of dried pickled herring and you will begin to see what this dish is all about. The fish and spices combination is best served cold, on warm rye toast.

Whether you are a seafood fan, or you prefer traditional meat and chicken dishes, there is plenty in the East Sussex cuisine to enjoy. The people of East Sussex pride themselves on their food. While the rest of Britain is happy to live on beans and toast, the traditional English breakfast, and typical pub food, East Sussex natives take a more romantic approach towards food. Not only do they enjoy creating great dishes, but they ensure that each dish has something unique about it.

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A 90-minute walk around London

In this article, I take readers on a walk around the Pool of London and describe some of the significant landmarks and history of the region.

London is, quite literally, the centre of the world. It sits at the point where east meets west, the prime meridian, and all other places on the globe are measured in relation to it. London definitely lives up to its prime location; it is a bustling cosmopolitan city steeped in history, decorated by glorious architecture, and full of cultural treasures. For a tourist on foot, London is the perfect city to explore. Join me on a short walk around the Pool of London; you’ll be amazed at how much history you can explore in just 90 minutes.

The London Bridge – From Dungeons to Skyscrapers

The London Bridge was an historical workhorse throughout the centuries. It was built in the first century by the Romans and spans the River Thames. The first stone bridge was built in the 1100s and lasted over 600 years. Throughout history, about 30 heads have been displayed on pikes atop the bridge, the first being William Wallace, executed in 1305 by King Edward Longshanks. Today, the London Bridge is a popular tourist destination, featuring museums, The Dungeon of London, The London Tombs, and wonderful shops and restaurants. It is also the site of The Shard, a stunning glass skyscraper, which is the tallest building in the EU. Everyone in the family will find something to enjoy in the London Bridge area.

The Tower of London – The Castle, the Jewels, and the Prison

This iconic structure is the oldest Norman castle in England, built by William the Conqueror at the end of the 11th century. The castle served as the royal residence for British monarchs. It also served as the one of the most infamous prisons in history, known for gruesome acts of torture and murder. Queen Elizabeth I was briefly kept there, and Ann Boleyn, wife of Henry VIII, was executed on the Tower Green. The Tower also housed the important documents of state, the Armory, and the Crown Jewels, which are still kept there under armed guard. You can see an amazing display of these priceless jewels, as well as an exhibit dedicated to the Royal Mint and coins of the realm, among the many fascinating events at the Tower of London

The Tower Bridge – A Spectacular View of London

One of the most easily recognised landmarks in the world, the Tower Bridge frames the border of the Pool of London. This beautiful suspension bridge and its spectacular drawbridge is one of the most popular attractions in London, with approximately 40,000 people crossing its walkway every day. The covered walkway, linking the two towers, offer incredible views of the city, and house an exhibit dedicated to the history of the bridge. Despite its immense size, the bridge can be opened in under five minutes. This is an amazing sight that never fails to thrill children. You can find a schedule of daily opening times and plan your visit so you won’t miss the spectacle.

London is one of my favourite cities to visit; it’s easy to navigate on foot, and no matter where you walk, you’ll find history, culture, and excellent food. It’s a great family destination, with something to interest people of every age.

4 of London’s Top Museums & What You Can’t Miss When You Visit Them

London is often lauded as one of the best cities in the world, and for good reasons. London is home to countless world-class museums covering everything from evolution and science to fashion and literature. This guide will give you a taste of the things you can expect from the country’s capital.

The British Museum

Walk through human history and culture in the British Museum. Founded in 1753, it has since accumulated over 8 million works from every corner of the world.

Since 1816 the museum has housed the Elgin Marbles. These marble sculptures were originally part of the Parthenon and were acquired by Thomas Bruce at the end of the eighteenth century. The sculptures are beautifully preserved, and are a fascinating way to discover classical Greek culture.

Perhaps the most famous exhibit in the museum is the Rosetta Stone. Written in three languages, (hieroglyphics, Egyptian and Greek) the discovery of the stone acted as the key to unlock the mysteries of hieroglyphics and allowed researchers to understand more of ancient Egyptian culture.

Nearest tube station: Tottenham Court Road

Natural History Museum

While the British Museum handles the history of human beings, the Natural History Museum tackles the giant task of everything else. Established in 1881, the museum has steadily gathered life and earth science specimens from around the globe. Today the museum contains around 70 million items.

The museum’s Tank Room houses an eight metre long colossal squid that shows exactly what you can find under the waves. The colossal squid is even more elusive than the giant squid so seeing such a perfect example is a real experience.

With so many interesting exhibits on the ground it might seem strange to ask you to look up, but if you do you will find a work of art and science. The building itself is used to tell the story of evolution, and the ceiling is decorated with painted panels detailing our evolution from plants, through animals, to humans.

Nearest tube station: South Kensington

Science Museum

For those interested more in the present than the past, try the Science Museum. Founded over 150 years ago, this museum has constantly exhibited cutting edge science and technology to the public.

If you are interested in space exploration, make sure to check out the Apollo 10 command module, and, if you are feeling brave, try piloting it for yourself in the flight simulator.

The Medical History Gallery really puts healthcare into perspective. If you want to understand the long road to modern hospitals you should definitely check this out.

Nearest tube station: South Kensington

Design Museum

The Design Museum is the youngest museum on the list only opening in 1989, but since then the museum has exhibited the best in contemporary fashion, graphics, architecture and media.

The small size of the museum means exhibits change regularly, but permanent installations include the large sculpture Head of Invention by Sir Eduardo Paolozzi. This giant fractured head is an excellent example of Paolozzi’s intricate style of sculpture and is found between the museum and the Thames.

Nearest tube station: London Bridge

So there you go, four of London, and the world’s, best museums. Whether you are looking to explore the world of early mankind or understand exactly how man set foot on the moon, London has something to keep you interested.



My first piece of write aims to provide those who are traveling to London with some helpful advice on making friends and meeting new people during their journey. From learning different slang terms to meeting people online in advance, this guide makes meeting new people a cinch.

London is by far one of the most diverse cities in the world. While I was planning my trip overseas to enjoy this beautiful city of wonder, I started thinking about how well I would fit in with the locals and if it would be easy to make friends during my trip. To my surprise, by simply taking advantage of some helpful tips and advice, I was about to make friends nearly everywhere that I went during my journey! By using my tips, you will find out how I was able to make friends on my trip to London and how you can too.

Diversity Preparation

When I first went on my trip to London, I was not sure just what I was going to be getting into. In fact, there was so much diversity within the city that I felt a little bit out of place at first. The key to meeting friends and getting to know new people is to simply not feel intimidated by your surroundings or by the people that you may run into. Simply be prepared with the diversity that you will experience upon entering the city. In fact, over 350 languages are spoken throughout London, as it saw a large immigration from India, the Middle East and the Caribbean during the 20th century. Be aware that you will meet lots of different types of peoples from all walks of life.

Social Networking

The help of the internet makes it easy to meet new people before arriving in your desired destination. Before going on my trip to London, I was able to use my social networking profile to search for London locals that shared the same interests with me. By connecting with these people online before going on my trip, I was able to get to know them a little bit before deciding if we should meet up or not. The great thing about meeting new people online in advance is that they will be able to show you around to local hot spots, giving you a real feel for local life in the city of London.

Learning the Language

While people in London typically speak English and communication is quite simple, there may be certain terms and phrases that you are just not familiar with. In order to meet new people on my trip to London, I first became familiar with the language and different terms that the locals would use. By knowing exactly what unfamiliar phrases and slang mean, it will be easier to get along with different types of people. You will also want to brace yourself for the different types of accents that you will come in contact with while meeting people in London. Many individuals may speak in different dialects, as they are not originally from London, but from various destinations around the United Kingdom.

The key to making friends wherever you may travel is to simply put yourself out there. By dining out, visiting local spots such as pubs and clubs, heading out to the museums and browsing the streets, you are sure to run into people that you may get along with.