Day 3. Hull and the Humber Bridge

It was yet another bright, sunny morning as we enjoyed a final relaxing breakfast overlooking Hull's marina, if only each day could start like this!  Having set ourselves up for the day with freshly prepared smoothies and full English breakfasts we gathered our things together and checked out of our room, leaving our bags to …

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Day. 4. The Clifton Suspension Bridge & M Shed, Bristol

Our final day in Bristol, but still plenty of time for more sightseeing, so after checking out of the Travelodge and leaving our luggage to collect later in the day we once again caught the Bristol Ferry Boats 10.00 a.m. service.  Unlike the previous day, when we disembarked at SS Great Britain, this time we …

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Day 1.  The Victoria & Albert Museum, London

The start of another long weekend in London.  Arriving in the capital around lunchtime, I decided to take the Underground to South Kensington so that I could visit the Victoria & Albert Museum which is on Cromwell Road. The Victoria & Albert (V & A) is the world's leading museum of art and design housing many of …

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Day 2. Sky Garden, London

A bright sunny morning, so we started the day with a tube ride to London Bridge, walking across the bridge to Monument and a stroll along the north bank of the Thames. Our reason for starting the day there was to take a ride to the top of the 'Walkie Talkie' building, Officially known as '20 …

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Day 4. Exploring Brooklyn, Little Italy and Chinatown

After coffee and fresh fruit in the hotel we headed to the nearby Champs Deli and enjoyed a 'two egg sandwich sunny side up'.  This is essentially two fried eggs in a freshly baked sesame topped roll, it tastes delicious but is incredibly messy to eat with egg yolk oozing out constantly, lots of serviettes needed. …

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Day 7. Greenwich Village and a walk across Brooklyn Bridge

First on our list this morning was a subway ride to the Williamsburg district of Brooklyn, a hipster district centred on Bedford Avenue, and home to artists and students.  There's none of the glitz of Manhattan here, instead low rise apartments and small, suburban shops along tree lined avenues. There wasn't too much for us …

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