Urban Travel Blog

Author: Chris Osburn

Chris Osburn is a freelance American writer and photographer based in London, and a regular contributor to Urban Travel Blog. His stories often bring to the fore his love of food and drink, whilst his photography has been exhibited around the world. More on Chris here.

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Britain’s second city too often plays second fiddle to its celebrated siblings around the UK. But for tasty food and drink, great shopping options, lively nightlife and plenty of cultural things to do, it’s an ideal weekend break, says Chris Osburn. More canals than Venice, more trees than Paris and…

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The latest of our Holiday Like A Local posts takes us to London, where long time resident and blogger Chris Osburn embarks on a two day staycation with €500 to play with… Guess who got to “holiday like a local” with a Skill prepaid card loaded with €500 (it was…

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Worried that your weekend in London is heading towards Tourist Central, calling at all stations via Boring Break? We suggest you change onto our Secret Seven line and alight at any of these intriguing stops...

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If it’s edible and it comes from the sea, chances are you’ll find it at the Tsukiji stalls. Chris Osburn chronicles the sights of one of Japan’s most famous food markets… With 23,000 square metres chocked full of wholesalers peddling more than 400 species of edible marine life, Tsukiji is not only the…

Our Senior Contributor Chris Osburn recently hopped a quickie return flight from London Heathrow to Fiumicino Airport in Rome for an overnight visit, compliments of British Airways… but where did he stick his six pins? A free holiday you’re thinking? Not quite, because I was on a mission… The folks…