Unleash your Urban AdventurerThursday 29 January 2015 by Maya Singer Hobbs If you took our What Are You Like quiz and discovered you're an Urban Adventurer, read on to discover the lesser known treasures of Bath, Bristol, Nottingham and Glasgow!
You make the most of every moment and come away feeling like you know the city! SO we’ve asked our SACO people for suggestions for the perfect Urban Adventurer weekend away to get you started…
Joanna, Apartment Manager in SACO Canary Wharf - Trinity Tower, says “one of the best things to do in London is to get away from the tourists (yes – it is possible!). A walk around the Docklands or a trip to Neasden Temple are both a bit different and usually a bit quieter!” BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, or Neasden Temple as it is commonly known, is a Hindu temple in northwest London and was the biggest Hindu Temple outside India after its construction in 1995. The temple is a masterpiece of traditional Hindu design and is absolutely worth a visit. Admission is free and it is accessible by public transport.
Kev, Assistant Apartment Manager at SACO Bath – St James’s Parade, says “a trip to Bath wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Roman Baths followed by a couple of hours in the Thermae Bath Spa!” The Thermae Bath Spa is built around the hot-springs, which are the hottest thermal springs in the UK, and features an open air rooftop pool, steam rooms and a lazy river pool. Or, if this isn’t adventurey enough for you, how about the Bath Treasure Trails, these are self-guided Murder Mystery themed walks which take you on a trip around the hidden treasures of Bath, while you solve clues, eliminate suspects and find out ‘whodunnit’.
Our Head Office team agree that no visit to Bristol would be complete without a trip to the Suspension Bridge. This iconic bridge turned 150 last year and a brand new visitor centre was opened in celebration. While you’re up near the bridge, make a trip to the Camera Obscura where you can pretend to be a detective and watch people moving around the Downs. Don’t miss the caves which offer beautiful views over the gorge and the Suspension Bridge, then head to Clifton Village for tea and cake to recharge your batteries!
Vanessa, Front Desk Executive at SACO Nottingham – The Ropewalk, suggests “learning all about the legend of Robin Hood is a must! SACO Nottingham is just around the corner from the stunning Castle where you can find out all about this legendary figure” Majella, Apartment Manager, adds “If you enjoy a bit of adventure then I would highly recommend the City of Caves experience! Take the tour of underground caves and passages that date back to 1250AD. A great way to learn about the history of the city and do something a bit different.”
Christine, Apartment Manager at SACO Glasgow – Cochrane Street, says “there’s so much going on in Glasgow it’s hard to know where to start! The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is absolutely worth a visit, taking visitors through the natural history of Scotland among other exhibitions. It’s also surrounded by the beautiful Kelvingrove park and gardens which are lovely at any time of year. If you’re not tired of parks, head to the Glasgow Botanic Gardens where you can enjoy a walk in the 50 acres of beautiful gardens before heading to the glasshouses and ending up in the tearoom to rest before setting off on your next adventure.”
As an Urban Adventurer, you’re always discovering new things, so let us know what you find to do on your next weekend break!