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Visit Historic Ruislip – Fun Day Trip from London

Manor Farm and historic 13th century buildings, Ruislip – © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

Manor Farm and historic 13th century buildings, Ruislip – © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

Step back in history and take a self-guided tour of Ruislip – it makes a great day trip from London. If you’re a history buff and find yourself with a free morning or afternoon to spare, hop on the tube (underground) and take the Metropolitan or Piccadilly line to the charming little town of Ruislip – about 45 minutes from the heart of London.  What makes Ruislip so unique is its historical significance – it dates back to 1086. (It’s also very special to us – it’s my hometown, my family lives there and it’s where Barry and I were married).

A little Ruislip history:

  • Prior to 1066  –  legend has it that Ruislip belonged to a Saxon landowner
  • 1066 – following the Norman Conquest in 1066, the land was seized and given to the Lord of the Manor
  • 1087-1404 – Ruislip was granted to the Abbey of Bec
  • 1085 – William the Conqueror ordered a survey be put together featuring an inventory of the land in England
  • 1086 – Information recorded in the Domesday Book provided the first written reference to Ruislip
  • The original name of Ruislip (pronounced Rice-lip) comes from two Old English words: “ryse” (rush) and “hlype” (leap), meaning “leaping place across a river where rushes grow.”

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Taking the Stress Out of Business Travel

This post was written by Nathan Tate from Carlson Wagonlit Travel in the U.K.

Many people wrongly assume that traveling with business is nothing more than a ‘jolly’ consisting of eating out with clients, sight-seeing and staying in luxury hotels – with all expenses whacked on the company credit card.

Sounds great doesn’t it? Well, if only it was true…

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