6 June 2014

The Great British Bucket List

A few weeks ago, The Telegraph posted this article about 50 British experiences every person should have before they die. Personally, I can tick off only 8 things on the whole list! I have: eaten fish and chips by the sea; been on the London Eye; had a picnic at an open air concert (good old Party in the Park - fellow Leeds residents will know about this one!); had tea at Betty's Tearooms (the one in York, but I think that still counts!); seen the Blackpool illuminations; been to a traditional Christmas panto; seen the Christmas lights on London's Oxford Street; and watched Morris Dancers at a country pub. As for the rest of the list, I can't say I'm too bothered about missing out! But reading the article did get me thinking of other UK based things that I really do want to do and I thought I would share with you all my own version of the Great British Bucket List:

• Visit Jane Austen's house in Hampshire
• Experience Notting Hill Carnival
• Visit Giant's Causeway, N. Ireland
• Have afternoon tea at The Ritz
• Take a tour of Buckingham Palace
• Visit the houses used for Pemberley in Pride & Prejudice - in both the BBC series and the film!
• Go strawberry picking in summer
• Meet the elephants at Chester Zoo
• New Year's Eve Hogmanay celebrations in Edinburgh
• See the Fairy Pools on Isle of Skye, Scotland
• Have my picture taken by the Penny Lane street sign
• Visit all the filming locations used for the Hogwarts interior in the HP films

How many things can you tick off the Great British Bucket List? What would you add to yours?


  1. This is such a fantastic idea!!! Love people embracing the greatness of this lovely country we live in, there are so many amazing things to see and do!

    Chloe x

  2. Thank you, I'm glad you liked it! I agree, Britain definitely has a lot to offer!


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