Blossom Tree in Kensington Gardens, London

Day Out Exploring Kensington Gardens

Kensington Gardens is one of London’s eight Royal Parks and, across its 265 acres to explore, you’ll find Kensington Palace, the Italian Gardens, Albert Memorial, Peter Pan Statue, the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playground and the Serpentine Galleries. Kensington Gardens is centrally located, close to Kensington, Bayswater, Notting Hill and Lancaster Gate, and a…

Autumn at National Trust Winkworth Arboretum

Day Out at Winkworth Arboretum

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been on somewhat of a mission to enjoy the autumn foliage while it lasts and National Trust sites have been my go-to for exploring the countryside near London. Last week we visited Winkworth Arboretum in Godalming, Surrey (just under an hour’s drive from west London), a wooded valley…

National Trust Osterley House

Winter Walk at National Trust: Osterley Park & House

Earlier this month I joined the National Trust with a goal of exploring more of the countryside and heritage sites within an hour or so by car from London and, having just received their handbook of over 500 historic places, countryside and coastline, I already have a long bucket list of places to visit over the next year. The first…