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

London has some amazing attractions that give you some spectacular views of the city skyline but I for one don’t always believe that you have to pay to get what you want. This is my guide to seven of the best places in London to see the city skyline for […]

Mr Bell’s 7 Best Places To View London For Free

Kenwood House is a former stately home that sits on the northern boundary of the picturesque Hampstead Heath in London. I visited the house on a beautiful autumn day at the end of October. I decided to take the Overground train to Gospel Oak station and walk across the heath […]

Mr Bell Visits Kenwood House

Seattle on the west coast of the USA is a great city, there’s always lots going on and for me it always has a relaxed, friendly vibe about it. My most recent visit here was to be very short. Arriving at the hotel at around lunchtime is a killer, my […]

Mr Bell At The Olympic Sculpture Park Seattle