New London Book: Soul City Wandering

Soul City Wandering – A London Pilgrimage Autumn 2020 sees the release of Frank Molloy‘s Soul City Wandering. This new book encourages readers to rediscover their urban surroundings. For city dwellers, the modern metropolis can be so complex, crowded and consuming, that it’s easy to feel disoriented, disenchanted and disconnected, especially with the recent restrictionsContinue reading “New London Book: Soul City Wandering”

Wanderer at Large: Lancashire

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This autumn, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Lancashire”

Wanderer at Large: Manchester

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This autumn, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Manchester”

Wanderer at Large: Liverpool

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This autumn, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Liverpool”

New London Book: Soul City Wandering

Soul City Wandering – A London Pilgrimage Autumn 2020 sees the release of Frank Molloy‘s Soul City Wandering. This new book encourages readers to rediscover their urban surroundings. For city dwellers, the modern metropolis can be so complex, crowded and consuming, that it’s easy to feel disoriented, disenchanted and disconnected, especially with the recent restrictionsContinue reading “New London Book: Soul City Wandering”

Wanderer at Large: Yorkshire Dales

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This autumn, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Yorkshire Dales”

Wanderer at Large: North Yorks, Moors & Coast

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This autumn, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: North Yorks, Moors & Coast”

Wanderer at Large: York

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This autumn, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: York”

New London Book: Soul City Wandering

Soul City Wandering – A London Pilgrimage Autumn 2020 sees the release of Frank Molloy‘s Soul City Wandering. This new book encourages readers to rediscover their urban surroundings. For city dwellers, the modern metropolis can be so complex, crowded and consuming, that it’s easy to feel disoriented, disenchanted and disconnected, especially with the recent restrictionsContinue reading “New London Book: Soul City Wandering”

Wanderer at Large: South & West Yorkshire

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This autumn, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: South & West Yorkshire”

Wanderer at Large: East Yorkshire

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This autumn, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: East Yorkshire”

Wanderer at Large: Lincoln

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This autumn, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Lincoln”

New London Book: Soul City Wandering

Soul City Wandering – A London Pilgrimage Autumn 2020 sees the release of Frank Molloy‘s Soul City Wandering. This new book encourages readers to rediscover their urban surroundings. For city dwellers, the modern metropolis can be so complex, crowded and consuming, that it’s easy to feel disoriented, disenchanted and disconnected, especially with the recent restrictionsContinue reading “New London Book: Soul City Wandering”

Wanderer at Large: Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This autumn, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire”

Wanderer at Large: Norfolk

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This autumn, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Norfolk”

Wanderer at Large: Burghley House, Lincolnshire

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This autumn, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Burghley House, Lincolnshire”

New London Book: Soul City Wandering

Soul City Wandering – A London Pilgrimage Autumn 2020 sees the release of Frank Molloy‘s Soul City Wandering. This new book encourages readers to rediscover their urban surroundings. For city dwellers, the modern metropolis can be so complex, crowded and consuming, that it’s easy to feel disoriented, disenchanted and disconnected, especially with the recent restrictionsContinue reading “New London Book: Soul City Wandering”

Wanderer at Large: Lincolnshire

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This autumn, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Lincolnshire”

Wanderer at Large: Peak District

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This autumn, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Peak District”

Wanderer at Large: Haddon Hall

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This autumn, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Haddon Hall”

New London Book: Soul City Wandering

Soul City Wandering – A London Pilgrimage September 30th, 2020, sees the release of Frank Molloy‘s Soul City Wandering. This new book encourages readers to rediscover their urban surroundings. For city dwellers, the modern metropolis can be so complex, crowded and consuming, that it’s easy to feel disoriented, disenchanted and disconnected, especially with the recentContinue reading “New London Book: Soul City Wandering”

Wanderer at Large: Nottinghamshire

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This autumn, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Nottinghamshire”

Wanderer at Large: Chatsworth & Hardwick

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This autumn, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Chatsworth & Hardwick”

Wanderer at Large: Derbyshire

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This autumn, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Derbyshire”

Psychogeography: A DIY Guide

“The streets of London have their map; but our passions are uncharted. What are you going to meet if you turn this corner?” Virginia Woolf, Jacob’s Room. You Can Go Your Own WayRooted in the 1950s, Guy Debord’s ‘Situationists’ are still considered the most influential group in the field of psychogeography. But ‘group’ is theContinue reading “Psychogeography: A DIY Guide”

Wanderer at Large: Staunton Harold (Leicestershire)

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This autumn, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Staunton Harold (Leicestershire)”

Psychogeography: A Brief History

“I had often heard of the world’s seven wonders in my reading days at school but I found in London alone thousands.” John Clare. Lost In WanderingSome say that ‘psychogeography’ was just a trendy urban buzzword from the 2000s. Overused to the point of exhaustion. Others say think again, as it’s been with us, inContinue reading “Psychogeography: A Brief History”

Wanderer at Large: Rushton (Northamptonshire)

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This autumn, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Rushton (Northamptonshire)”

New London Book: Soul City Wandering

Soul City Wandering – A London Pilgrimage September 30th, 2020, sees the release of Frank Molloy‘s Soul City Wandering. This new book encourages readers to rediscover their urban surroundings. For city dwellers, the modern metropolis can be so complex, crowded and consuming, that it’s easy to feel disoriented, disenchanted and disconnected, especially with the recentContinue reading “New London Book: Soul City Wandering”

Psychogeography: A Brief Definition

IntroductionPsychogeography: a comparatively modern label for a theme the new book ‘Soul City Wandering‘ seeks to embrace. But what does it mean? In the 1950s, the French writer Guy Debord defined it as the interpretation of “specific effects of the geographical environment, consciously organized or not, on the emotions and behavior of individuals.” In otherContinue reading “Psychogeography: A Brief Definition”

Wanderer at Large: Melton Mowbray (Leicestershire)

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This September, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Melton Mowbray (Leicestershire)”

London Books: Song For Guy (1066, All That and More!)

The Norman Conquest of 1066 is often held up as the great milestone of British History. Guy’s Song (Carmen Widonis) is a Latin verse medieval poem written in 1067 by Bishop Guy d’Amiens. It is a rare contemporary record of the Conquest. Soul City Wanderer briefs on an extraordinary book on the whole subject byContinue reading “London Books: Song For Guy (1066, All That and More!)”

Wanderer at Large: Althorp (Northamptonshire)

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This September, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Althorp (Northamptonshire)”

Wanderer at Large: Leicestershire

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This September, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Leicestershire”

Wanderer at Large: Stratford and Warwick

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This September, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Stratford and Warwick”

Wanderer at Large: Warwickshire

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This September, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Warwickshire”

Wanderer at Large: The Potteries

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This September, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: The Potteries”

Wanderer at Large: Staffordshire

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This September, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Staffordshire”

Wanderer at Large: Birmingham and the Black Country

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This September, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Birmingham and the Black Country”

London Walk: Ghosts of Swinging London

Taken from the book Soul City Wandering by Frank Molloy.Available online from Amazon and Waterstones priced £9.99 Official Event of Open House London 2020 INTRODUCTION From Tin Pan Alley to Carnaby Street, this walk covers 12 stops and takes roughly 2 hours to complete. The walk starts from outside the main entrance to Tottenham CourtContinue reading “London Walk: Ghosts of Swinging London”

Wanderer at Large: Welsh-English Borders – Chester

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This September, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Welsh-English Borders – Chester”

Wanderer at Large: Welsh-English Borders – Cheshire

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This September, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Welsh-English Borders – Cheshire”

New London Book: Soul City Wandering

Soul City Wandering – A London Pilgrimage September 30th, 2020, sees the release of Frank Molloy‘s Soul City Wandering. This new book encourages readers to rediscover their urban surroundings. For city dwellers, the modern metropolis can be so complex, crowded and consuming, that it’s easy to feel disoriented, disenchanted and disconnected, especially with the recentContinue reading “New London Book: Soul City Wandering”

Wanderer at Large: Welsh-English Borders – Shropshire

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This September, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Welsh-English Borders – Shropshire”

Wanderer at Large: Welsh-English Borders – Herefordshire

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This September, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Welsh-English Borders – Herefordshire”

Wanderer at Large: Welsh-English Borders – Worcestershire

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This September, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Welsh-English Borders – Worcestershire”

Wanderer at Large: Wales – Conwy Valley/A470

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This September, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Wales – Conwy Valley/A470”

New London Book: Soul City Wandering

Soul City Wandering – A London Pilgrimage September 30th, 2020, sees the release of Frank Molloy‘s Soul City Wandering. This new book encourages readers to rediscover their urban surroundings. For city dwellers, the modern metropolis can be so complex, crowded and consuming, that it’s easy to feel disoriented, disenchanted and disconnected, especially with the recentContinue reading “New London Book: Soul City Wandering”

Wanderer at Large: Wales – Snowdonia

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This September, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Wales – Snowdonia”

Wanderer at Large: Wales – Llangollen

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This September, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Wales – Llangollen”

Wanderer at Large: Wales – Wye Valley

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This September, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Wales – Wye Valley”

Wanderer at Large: Wales – Llandudno & Conwy

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This September, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Wales – Llandudno & Conwy”

Wanderer at Large: Devon & Cornwall – Tintagel Castle

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This September, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Devon & Cornwall – Tintagel Castle”

Wanderer at Large: Devon & Cornwall – Dartmoor

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This September, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Devon & Cornwall – Dartmoor”

Wanderer at Large: Devon & Cornwall – Polperro & Polruan

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This September, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Devon & Cornwall – Polperro & Polruan”

Wanderer at Large: Devon & Cornwall – Castle Drogo

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This September, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Devon & Cornwall – Castle Drogo”

Wanderer at Large: Devon & Cornwall – Gardens of Cornwall

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This September, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Devon & Cornwall – Gardens of Cornwall”

Wanderer at Large: Gloucestershire, Somerset & Wiltshire – Neolithic Landscape

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This September, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Gloucestershire, Somerset & Wiltshire – Neolithic Landscape”

Wanderer at Large: Gloucestershire, Somerset & Wiltshire – Berkeley Castle

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This September, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Gloucestershire, Somerset & Wiltshire – Berkeley Castle”

Wanderer at Large: Gloucestershire, Somerset & Wiltshire – Glastonbury

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This September, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Gloucestershire, Somerset & Wiltshire – Glastonbury”

London People: Hans Sloane?

The British Museum will partially reopen after lockdown on August 27. But just before beforehand, they announced the removal of the bust of its founder Hans Sloane from its prominent position in the King’s Library. A calculated move designed to attract the most publicity before reopening? Soul City Wanderer briefs on the man the museumContinue reading “London People: Hans Sloane?”

Wanderer at Large: Gloucestershire, Somerset & Wiltshire – Salisbury

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This September, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Gloucestershire, Somerset & Wiltshire – Salisbury”

Wanderer at Large: Gloucestershire, Somerset & Wiltshire – Bath

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This September, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Gloucestershire, Somerset & Wiltshire – Bath”

London Places: The Lurkin’ Gherkin

20 years ago, on August 23, 2000, planning permission was granted for the building that became known as London’s ‘Gherkin’. Intruding on the London city skyline like some looming figure from a Terry Gilliam animation, Soul City Wanderer briefs on the Lurkin’ Gherkin. The Gherkin was built on the site of the old Baltic ExchangeContinue reading “London Places: The Lurkin’ Gherkin”

London People: God’s Englishman Revisited

Christopher Hill’s classic history biography God’s Englishman was published 50 years ago in 1970. It tells the story of the 17th century English revolutionary leader Oliver Cromwell. Soul City Wanderer briefs. Split into 10 chapters, the first chapter of God’s Englishman acts as an introduction. The next three reveal the first 50 years of OliverContinue reading “London People: God’s Englishman Revisited”

Wanderer at Large: Hampshire & Dorset – Portsmouth

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This September, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Hampshire & Dorset – Portsmouth”

Wanderer at Large: Hampshire & Dorset – A Dorset Drive

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This September, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Hampshire & Dorset – A Dorset Drive”

Wanderer at Large: Hampshire & Dorset – Jane Austen Country

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This September, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Hampshire & Dorset – Jane Austen Country”

Wanderer at Large: Hampshire & Dorset – Winchester

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This September, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Hampshire & Dorset – Winchester”

London Places: The Blitz Before The Blitz – Part 3

As part of the 80th anniversary of The Battle of Britain, Soul City Wanderer tells the incredible story of the first WWII bombing raid on Greater London, August 15th 1940.Here in part three, he notes the controversial nature of the attack, and challenges the received historic interpretation of events. As such a calamitous event, forContinue reading “London Places: The Blitz Before The Blitz – Part 3”

Wanderer at Large: Hampshire & Dorset – Kingston Lacy

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This September, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Hampshire & Dorset – Kingston Lacy”

London Places: The Blitz Before The Blitz – Part 2

As part of the 80th anniversary of The Battle of Britain, Soul City Wanderer tells the incredible story of the first WWII bombing raid on Greater London, August 15th 1940.This is part two, where he explains how and where the attack took place. At about 6:30pm, on August 15th 1940, a huge formation of GermanContinue reading “London Places: The Blitz Before The Blitz – Part 2”

Wanderer at Large: Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire & Berkshire – Thames Valley

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This September, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire & Berkshire – Thames Valley”

London Places: The Blitz Before The Blitz – Part 1

As part of the 80th anniversary of The Battle of Britain, Soul City Wanderer tells the incredible story of the first WWII bombing raid on Greater London, August 15th 1940. In part 1, he reveals the elite German bombing squadron that were behind the attack. In part 2, the story of the raid itself. InContinue reading “London Places: The Blitz Before The Blitz – Part 1”

Wanderer at Large: Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire & Berkshire – Great Missenden

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This September, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire & Berkshire – Great Missenden”

Wanderer at Large: Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire & Berkshire – Windsor & Eton

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This September, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire & Berkshire – Windsor & Eton”

London Places: Five Days in London

From tomorrow, to commemorate the Battle of Britain 80th anniversary, Soul City Wanderer will present a thee-part blog: The Blitz before the Blitz. As a prelude, here is a review of a book that concisely lays out the kind of pressure the country was under eighty years ago. I picked up Five Days in LondonContinue reading “London Places: Five Days in London”

Wanderer at Large: Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire & Berkshire – Oxford

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This September, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire & Berkshire – Oxford”

Wanderer at Large: Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire & Berkshire – Bletchley Park

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This September, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire & Berkshire – Bletchley Park”

Wanderer at Large: Kent, Surrey & Sussex – Dover Castle

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This September, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Kent, Surrey & Sussex – Dover Castle”

Wanderer at Large: Kent, Surrey & Sussex – Brighton

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This September, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Kent, Surrey & Sussex – Brighton”

Wanderer at Large: Kent, Surrey & Sussex – Arundel Castle

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This September, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Kent, Surrey & Sussex – Arundel Castle”

London People: The Rise & Fall of Thomas Carlyle

200 years ago, a 25-year-old Scottish school teacher wrote a letter predicting his future rise to prominence as a famous philosopher. Indeed, he also went onto become a noted writer, mathematician and historian. What he did not predict, however, was his fall from grace. Soul City Wanderer briefs on Thomas Carlyle. Thomas Carlyle was bornContinue reading “London People: The Rise & Fall of Thomas Carlyle”

Wanderer at Large: Kent, Surrey & Sussex – Canterbury

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This September, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Kent, Surrey & Sussex – Canterbury”

Wanderer at Large: Kent, Surrey & Sussex – Leeds Castle

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This September, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Kent, Surrey & Sussex – Leeds Castle”

London People: The Bard is Back!

Shakespeare’s Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon is to re-open tomorrow, August 1.Soul City Wanderer took advantage of lockdown to catch up on his books on the bard.He recommends two fairly recent bestsellers, both by authors from across the Atlantic. James Shapiro Contested Will (Faber & Faber, 2010) Even though I’ve had this one on my shelf forContinue reading “London People: The Bard is Back!”

Wanderer at Large: Essex & Suffolk – Bury St Edmunds

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This September, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Essex & Suffolk – Bury St Edmunds”

A Forgotten Woman of British History

800 years ago, the body of one of the most powerful but little-known women in British history was buried. She was of noble Norman-Welsh and Irish ancestry, and one of the wealthiest heiresses in the medieval world. Soul City Wanderer reveals more. In July 1220, the body of Isabel de Clare was buried under theContinue reading “A Forgotten Woman of British History”

Wanderer at Large: Essex & Suffolk – Constable Country

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This September, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Essex & Suffolk – Constable Country”

London Places: London’s Hidden Genius

200 years ago, one of Britain’s most talented designers was born. Today, his greatest legacy lies hidden in the heart of London. Soul City Wanderer salutes this somewhat forgotten genius, and reveals a rare opportunity to view his seldom seen masterpiece. Ask any informed group of Londoners to list the city’s greatest architects and youContinue reading “London Places: London’s Hidden Genius”

UK Places: Bristol & Brunel

The south-west city of Bristol recently made news headlines with the controversy around its past links to slavery. But the story highlighted how the port’s trading past is inextricably linked with its growth and development, and in particular with the great engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel. 50 years ago this month, his famous ship, the SSContinue reading “UK Places: Bristol & Brunel”

Wanderer at Large: Essex & Suffolk – Colchester

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This September, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Essex & Suffolk – Colchester”

Wanderer at Large: Essex & Suffolk – Lavenham

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This September, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Essex & Suffolk – Lavenham”

Wanderer at Large: Essex & Suffolk – Audley End

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This September, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Essex & Suffolk – Audley End”

Wanderer at Large: Beds, Herts & Cambs – Cambridge

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This September, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Beds, Herts & Cambs – Cambridge”

Wanderer at Large: Beds, Herts & Cambs – St Albans

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This September, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Beds, Herts & Cambs – St Albans”

Wanderer at Large: Beds, Herts & Cambs – Duxford

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This September, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Beds, Herts & Cambs – Duxford”

Wanderer at Large: Beds, Herts & Cambs – Ely Cathedral

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This September, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Beds, Herts & Cambs – Ely Cathedral”

London People: 100 Years Ago: ‘King of Chefs’ Auguste Escoffier Retires

The great French chef Auguste Escoffier retired 100 years ago this month from the Carlton Hotel in the Haymarket. He was the radical revolutionary cook who shook up the whole restaurant business and dragged it into the modern era. Along the way, he formed an unlikely friendship with a sharp London girl, who was noContinue reading “London People: 100 Years Ago: ‘King of Chefs’ Auguste Escoffier Retires”

Wanderer at Large: Beds, Herts & Cambs – American Cemetery

A tour guide’s all-time favourite UK places. Sponsored by Your London Tours. This September, Visit Britain, the marketing arm of the British tourist industry, is launching its ‘Great British Staycation Campaign’ to encourage people to holiday in the UK. Soul City Wanderer (aka Frank Molloy) is one of the UK’s most accredited and experienced tourContinue reading “Wanderer at Large: Beds, Herts & Cambs – American Cemetery”