Katya Jackson

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Waddesdon Manor – a Perfect Day Trip from London

Waddesdon Manor is hands down one of the most luxurious and splendid country houses in the UK. It’s also not far away from London which makes it a perfect destination for a day trip if you live in the city. The estate is enormous and I’m glad we took our dog with us as there was plenty of space for him to run off his energy. The only downside of…

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16 Reasons to Visit Leeds

Leeds has been on my ‘to visit’ list for quite a while. Before going there all I knew was it that used to be one of the main industrial cities and that’s basically it… However, after spending the weekend exploring Leeds I was pleasantly surprised to find out what Leeds had to offer. Before going into details of what to do and see there, here are some random facts I’ve…

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6 Places to See in Colchester

Colchester is the oldest recorded town in Britain. It was the capital of south-east England when the Romans invaded in AD 43. During the Middle Ages Colchester developed into an important weaving centre. I was interested to see a town with such an old history and decided to go and visit it. Colchester is only an hour away from London. Trains depart from London Liverpool Street station every 10 to…

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Bath in 24 hours: A Complete Itinerary of Things to do

Bath is an irresistibly beautiful city founded by the Romans and is famous for its thermal spa and Georgian architecture. I don’t know why it took me four years of living in England to finally visit this place and fall in love with it. I took an 8:30 am National Express bus from London Victoria and got to Bath in about 2.5 hours. It was a Sunday morning which was the reason…

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Do like the Romans – bathe in thermal waters! Thermae Bath Spa review.

In the whole of the UK there are only three hot springs. Nobody knows where they come from, but everybody knows the place where they rise – the city of Bath. The word SPA is associated with the Latin phrase ‘Salus Per Aquam’ or ‘health through water’. According to the legend, the healing properties of the natural thermal springs were first discovered by Prince Bladud around 863 BC, whose skin…

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Unexpected Bath: a Pop Up Beach in the Middle of the City

Last weekend was my second ever visit to Bath, and this time I wanted to see and do something different alongside admiring the gorgeous Georgian architecture. As it was sunny and hot I headed to recently opened pop up beach in Royal Victoria Park. I found it to be a really good place to spend at least half a day with friends or to have a quick break between visiting…

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20 London Interiors You Need to Instagram

London is a real gem when it comes to photography. There are many interesting coffee shops, shop exteriors and, of course, cafe and restaurant interiors. I don’t post interior photos on my Instagram but I really love seeing pretty places in my feed. Also, who doesn’t want to go for brunch/lunch/dinner/drinks to a place with stunning decor? I’ve put together 20 places with eye-catching and Instagram-worthy interior designs. I think…

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