British Travel Journal Spring 2020

British Travel Journal is the UK’s finest independent travel magazine for holidays in Britain, delivering inspirational destinations and travel ideas for individuals, couples and families, seeking unique and enriching travel experiences. Content includes ideas for unforgettable holidays, weekend breaks and amazing days out whether taking a staycation or visiting from overseas on vacation. This subscription is perfect for you if you are looking for new adventures, experiences and British destinations to explore.

United Kingdom
Contista Media Ltd
3 Issues

in this issue

2 min
hotel of the season strand palace london

THE 110-YEAR OLD STRAND PALACE HOTEL IN LONDON’S WEST END HAS A MULTI-MILLION POUND INVESTMENT Located in the heart of London, just minutes from Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square and the Thames, Strand Palace has the perfect hotel location for discovering cultural icons by day, and enjoying West End theatre by night. As part of a multi-million pound refurbishment all 785 guestrooms, the reception, concierge, restaurant and bar areas have been completely transformed into luxuriously modern stylish spaces, with intriguing touches of the 1920 art deco stylings that the hotel is renowned for. Look out for photos and hotel memorabilia proudly framed on the walls - or visit London's V&A Museum to see an original Strand Palace key, dating back to the First World War, found in the trenches in Normandy, France,…

6 min
cultural agenda

HOTT HIS SEASON Exhibitions | Museums | Galleries | Shows WHAT WE’RE BOOKING Richard Alston Dance Company: Final Edition 02 MARCH – 08 MARCH 2020 It’s the final curtain call for the Richard Alston Dance Company this March as the contemporary corps closes after 25 years. New and recent works will be performed at the Cambridge Arts Theatre and London’s Sadler’s Wells “to show my current extraordinary dancers at their very best,” says Alston. 101 Dalmatians 16 MAY – 21 JUNE 2020 Cruella de Vil stalks onto the Regent’s Park open air stage on 16 May as the lovable story of 101 Dalmatians is given a musical twist. The new production sets an upbeat tone for the season including Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel. Damon Albarn: The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows 26 MAY 2020 With Blur and The…

5 min
sustainable travel

It’s a rare traveller in 2020 who isn’t at least slightly haunted by the spectre of their carbon footprint. Most of us are trying to figure out how we can best combine our love for discovering new places with the need to fly less, consume less, and tread lightly on the beautiful environments that we are privileged to visit. It can be a tough calculation, weighing up the potential environmental cost of your proposed trip, against the need for a change of scene, a breath of fresh air, a dip in the cool ocean. But what if there was a way to visit some of the most remote and precious parts of the British Isles, see them from a perspective that isn’t available to an ordinary traveller, and to feed your…

9 min
the isle of man

With 95 miles of beautiful coastline, ancient ruins, historic castles, adventure sports, wonderful wildlife and an endless amount of activities, the Isle of Man is the perfect playground for some unforgettable family fun and an awe-inspiring weekend break. A melting pot of character and taste, there’s an abundance of attractions, cafes, cosy pubs and trendy restaurants offering something for all ages. Little ones, especially, are bound to love the hidden tales of giants and fairies. From the miniature buildings that evoke the island’s rich folklore where fairies take flight, to discovering the Fairy Bridge - a quaint old stone structure where trinkets, tokens and letters are left for the ‘Little People’ known locally as ‘mooinjer veggey’ - to bring luck. Young adults, and the young at heart, might prefer the water and outdoor…

5 min

NESTLING IN A SOUTH eastern curve of the Thames, Greenwich is an oasis in the city. Whether you’re taking a stroll in the 180 acre park and enjoying panoramic views over the capital, or admiring the broad expanse of water from a riverside pub or restaurant, in Greenwich you don’t feel hemmed in. It’s also an area where you can really connect with London’s seafaring history – since Saxon times Greenwich has been a place where people moored their boats, and it’s now home to the National Maritime Museum, the Old Royal Naval College and the Cutty Sark – not to mention quirky shops like Nauticalia, and Maritime Books, which add to the nautical feel. Where Greenwich town centre is steeped in history, North Greenwich adds a contemporary dimension to the area.…

4 min
charity challenges

TREK SNOWDON BY NIGHT 2 DAYS/1085M 1 Combine an unforgettable experience with a real sense of achievement on a moonlight trek to the summit of Snowdon, the highest mountain in England and Wales. On your descent see the sun rise over mountain slopes and the stunning, rugged landscape of Snowdonia National Park. Experienced leaders guide the challenge, with full support throughout. There’s dinner before you ascend and a slap-up celebration breakfast at the finish (various dates, May-August). DELOITTE RIDE ACROSS BRITAIN 9 DAYS/1,000 MILES 2 Push yourself to the limit and make memories to last a lifetime on one of the UK’s greatest two-wheeled challenges. Join hundreds of other cyclists from Land's End to John O'Groats on the ultimate British bike ride - nearly 1,000 miles in nine days through marvellous landscapes. There’s full support…