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Climb down Dover’s “Grand Shaft”

Built just over 200 years ago, Dover boasts a 140 feet deep shaft lined with a unique triple staircase, built for the military, and occasionally open to the public.


Old trains and a countryside ramble

A new ticket deal from the Epping Ongar Railway makes it cheaper to take a heritage train trip on the edges of London.


Visit Dover Castle, the largest castle in England

Looming high over Dover town centre is the mighty fortress that remarkably includes almost every era in English history from Roman to WW2.


Tickets Alert: David Parr House open days for 2020

Tickets to see inside a remarkable home that had been richly decorated in the gothic revival style, and little changed ever since have been released.


Go inside the military tunnel under Dover’s forts

High above the port of Dover a short road runs into a dead end, but once a year a door opens to reveal a huge tunnel complex under the hills.


Things to do OUTSIDE London in October 2019

My regular look ahead to events happening next month that would probably be in my events guide, if only they weren’t happening outside the psychological barrier of the M25 motorway.


Visit the colleges of Cambridge

Designed for students, it's also possible for tourists to visit many of the colleges that make up the heart of Cambridge.


Pay a visit to Cambridge’s computer museum

Down a rather shabby road in a Cambridge industrial estate can be found a haven of retro computing delights - the Centre for Computing History.


Help rechalk the Cern Abbas Giant

Once a decade, people are asked to help give the Cern Abbas Giant a bit of a clean and apply a fresh layer of chalk to it's giant... stature.


Things to do OUTSIDE London in September 2019

My regular look ahead to events happening next month that would probably be in my events guide, if only they weren’t happening outside the psychological barrier of the M25 motorway.


Visit Coggeshall – a barn, a church, a manor and a village

A small picture-postcard type village in Essex is home to some remarkable historical buildings, many of which can be visited


Pay a visit to Tiptree’s Jam Museum

A small village in Essex that you probably didn't know existed, yet with an instantly memorable name is also home to a museum - of the making of jam.


Watch a power station demolition

It's not in London, not at a convenient hour, and the organisers would rather no one turned up - so here are the details.


Anniversary of Elizabeth I’s famous speech at Tilbury Fort

Today marks the anniversary of a certain Queen giving a rather famous speech to her troops in Tilbury. But why Tilbury?


Things to do OUTSIDE London in August 2019

Suggestions for things to do outside London in August 2019. My regular look ahead to events happening next month that would probably be in my events guide, if only they weren’t happening outside the psychological barrier of the M25 motorway.