Beatles Tours

QUESTION Are there any truly comprehensive Beatles tours which include all of the highlights of their collective careers, especially where they were in London? ANSWER The most comprehensive Beatles tours I am aware of are provided by this company. http://www.beatlesinlondon.com/ I haven’t actually done them so can’t comment on just how comprehensive they are but…

An adventure in an NHS hospital

Hearing the usual reports in the press again about how underpaid nursing staff are and how overspent hospitals are – with huge amounts being wasted on IT projects – I thought I’d write about my adventure as an emergency patient at Kings College Hospital a few years ago. My saga started when my doctor phoned…

London pubs

This week is Community Pubs Week in London. Now, I love London pubs. They come in all shapes and sizes. There are the big “converted from a bank” trendy types where there are loads of different designer beers on tap but you’d struggle for a pint of Carling, the “tiny place on the corner” drunk…

Its not just on Big Brother

You’d have to have been living under a rock for the past week not to have heard about Big Brother and all the racist stuff going on. Now frankly, I detest the program and rarely watch it (and only do to remind myself how awful it is) but I’m actually surprised it has taken so…

New Year in London

Ah, new years eve. It brings back fond memories of watching the fireworks, drinking wine and then walking home in the moonlight. In Sydney. Sadly, its just not the same in London. The weather is probably the main reason. And prior to this year, so it seems, the fireworks in London were …… well, pitiful…

Day trips to Stonehenge

Q: Are there tours to just Stonehenge or do you have to include Bath and Salisbury? A: This company seems to go direct to Stonehenge. http://www.stonehengetours.com/ Their web site says: We operate daily tours, departing from London which include Stonehenge and explore the surrounding area – rich in History, Myths, Legends and Mysteries. We also…