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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.


It’s one month until ImberBus day!

It's one month to go until a fleet of old London routemaster buses will enter the military firing grounds of Salisbury Plain to visit an abandoned village.


What’s on OUTSIDE of London in July 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.


Thousands of doors to open to the public in September

This is the Heritage Open Days, a fortnight of open days that's essentially the same thing as Open House London, but (largely) happens outside London.


Visit the Natural History Museum’s outpost in Tring

While many people will be familiar with the mighty Natural History Museum in central London, fewer will know that it has a sister museum just half an hour by train outside London.


Cold war bunker open days announced

If you fancy a nice summer's day trip to the picturesque town of Cuckfield to see a relic of nuclear war, then some open days have been announced.


Pay a visit to Berkhamsted Castle

The small commuter town of Berkhamsted sits on one of the most important sites in English history - the location of the formal surrender of the English to William the Conqueror. And yet, most people haven't heard of it.


Climbing to the top of the Bridgewater Monument

In the middle of woods can be found a tall stone column, built to honour the man who built the UK's first industrial canals -- Francis Egerton, 3rd Duke of Bridgewater.


Prices announced for the Didcot to Oxford Railway’s 175th Anniversary

This year marks the 175th anniversary of the railway between Oxford and Didcot, and they’re having a special day of celebrations on 15th June 2019.


Things to do outside London in May 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.


Tickets Alert: Annual opening of Frogmore House and Garden

Just outside London sits Windsor Castle, and within its grounds is Frogmore House, and its impressive gardens, which are only open to the public on a few days of each year.