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Travel Ideas from Ben West

Here are the Travel Ideas for Britain's Finest chosen by Contributing Editor, Ben West.

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Ben West

Ben West

Ben West has written travel articles for most of the UK’s national papers including The Sunday Times, Guardian, Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph, as well as several guidebooks. Travel writing, as well as touring his theatre show, Gertrude’s Secret, has taken him to many parts of Britain, staying in a wide variety of accommodation, including many coastal cottages, along the way.

Accommodation near activities for kids

If you’re going on a family holiday, for a perfect time away it’s good to choose accommodation that is near really great activities for kids. You may have selected the best accommodation in the world for your next break, but if the nearest fun children’s distraction is a... more

Whoever originally said that the best things in life are free has clearly never driven a factory-fresh Ferrari. That said, a visit to London can be pretty hard on the wallet for most people and therefore the fact that you can build an itinerary in the capital costing... more

That London has a wealth of free art galleries enriches the capital immeasurably. When galleries charge hefty entrance fees visitors often feel that they need to plan a visit and traipse around the whole exhibition to get their money’s worth. However, when entrance is free... more

What could be better than a staycation by the sea? You’re well away from the hustle and bustle of the city, ready to discover the many delights of the coast: whether bracing walks taking in the salty sea air, visiting a quaint resort, indulging in a watersport, sampling the... more