Harvard, America’s most famous university is easily accessible from Boston by train or if you’re feeling energetic you can even walk there. I opted for the train. Harvard station is literally in the middle of Harvard Square, a central point in the town and the best place to start exploring. […]

Mr Bell Explores Harvard


Did you know that the golden age of the steam train still lives on and is only an hour and a half drive from London? No, well read on to find out where it happens and the amazing day out you can have there. The Bluebell Railway was once part […]

Mr Bell Visits The Bluebell Railway, Sussex


The south coast of England has many old seaside towns that were fashionable in the Victorian era and Hastings was one of them, although its history dates from much further back. Having recently undergone a resurgence in popularity I decided to visit to see what’s been happening and to explore […]

Mr Bell’s Day Trip To Hastings



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


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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