When you tell people that you live in London they quite often think you live right in the centre of the city with its iconic attractions right outside your front door. That’d be lovely, but I don’t and I always tell them that there’s so much more to London than […]

Mr Bell’s Afternoon Walk To The Hanwell Lock Flight


Henley on Thames is most famous for its Royal Regatta but it’s also seen on TV screens around the world as the fictional market town of Causton in the popular TV drama Midsomer Murders. Fans of the show will recognise many of the filming locations within the town from their […]

Mr Bell In Henley – A Midsomer Murder Trail


As its name suggests Henley on Thames is a town that sits on the banks of the River Thames in Oxfordshire. This pretty market town dates from 1179 and still retains many historical buildings but it’s the rowing regatta that’s held every summer that it’s probably most famous for. The […]

Mr Bell’s Day Out In Henley On Thames



Recently I took a trip up to the north east of England to visit family, they live on the coast in a place called Whitley Bay, an old seaside town that these days has quite honestly passed its best. I was born and brought up there and I have many […]

Mr Bell On The North East Coast


Hong Kong is incredibly busy, fast paced and overcrowded, it is what makes Hong Kong, well, Hong Kong, but believe it or not there are some places that you can get away from it all. About 20 minutes journey away from Central on the MRT is the Diamond Hill area […]

Mr Bell Enjoys Some Quiet Time In Hong Kong


My final trip before Christmas took me to Hong Kong. The weather was perfect for sightseeing, warm but not too humid, ideal for walking. I decided to follow a self guided walking tour that I came across on the Discover Hong Kong website called “A Century of Architecture”. The Central […]

Mr Bell In Hong Kong: Walking A Century Of Architecture



The city of Rochester in Kent is an easy day trip from London with it being only a 40 minute train journey from Victoria. Its modern train station and city bypass hide from view this unique city and its wealth of historic buildings. Walking from the train station took me […]

Mr Bell’s Guide To Historic Rochester


We arrived at Paddington Station to find our 8:40am train to Oxford already waiting for us on the platform so with breakfast in hand we boarded and found some seats, it was surprisingly busy being so early on a Saturday morning. We were off, on time. Gradually the suburbs of […]

Mr Bell In Oxford The City Of Dreaming Spires


Dulwich in south east London is one of the few places in the capital that has managed to retain a true village feel. With its large Georgian houses, white picket fences, millponds and the famous Dulwich Picture Gallery there’s more than enough to keep me occupied for the entire day. […]

Mr Bell Spends A Day In Dulwich Village