What’s on Your Bucket List?

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What’s on Your Bucket List?
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A bucket list doesn’t have to be associated with death, but often is. It is a number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or complete during their lifetime and doesn’t have to be a list drawn up when you know your last days or months are numbered.

Ask Jeeves, a website, has put together a list of ’50 British Things To Do Before You Die.’ What would be on your list, given the time, energy, good health and sufficient finances?

Many people believe that a bucket list should include visits to see the many wonders of the world, but there are plenty of great places to visit in good old Blighty.

Ask Jeeves created the list and it’s based on a survey of British adults about the experiences they thought everyone should enjoy in the UK, so they’re only suggestions.

What about visiting the end of Southend’s Pier? It’s the longest pier in the world and you could finish the outing with a Rossi lemon ice cream. Make it part of your funeral plan.

From the list, it would appear relatively easy to watch a British player at Wimbledon, these days.


1. Eat fish and chips on a seaside pier
2. See whales off Wales
3. Go to a night at the proms at the Albert Hall
4. Visit the Giant’s Causeway, N.Ireland
5. Have a picnic at an open air concert
6. Go up in the London Eye
7. Travel Scotland’s West Coast by rail
8. Watch a Shakespeare play in Stratford
9. Dine in a Gordon Ramsay restaurant
10. Go to a British Grand Prix
11. See inside the Houses of Parliament
12. Get the Ffestiniog railway up Snowdon
13. Go to Glastonbury Festival
14. Hold the FA Cup in your hands
15. Take in the view from the top of the Shard
16. Stonehenge on longest day of the year
17. See the trooping of the colour
18. Go to a cricket test match
19. ‘The Prisoner’ village Portmeirion, Wales
20. Have tea at Betty’s tearooms, Harrogate
21. See a traditional Xmas panto
22. Watch a British player at Wimbledon
23. Do a ‘Wainwright’ walk in the Lake District
24. Drive round Brand’s Hatch
25. Visit a whisky distillery
26. Go to a six nations rugby match
27. A Jack the Ripper walk in the East End
28. Have a pint in the Rover’s Return
29. See Lake Windermere by boat
30. Go on a historic London pub tour
31. Experience the Notting Hill Carnival
32. Try a deep fried Mars Bar
33. NYE Fireball ceremony in Stonehaven
34. Sail round the Isle of Wight
35. Attend Grand National horse race
36. Go to a World Darts Final
37. A selfie at John O’Groats and Land’s End
38. Take a ferry across the Mersey
39. Climb Ben Nevis
40. See Tower Bridge raised
41. Visit Borough food market, London
42. Eat Haggis on Burns Night, in Scotland
43. See Morris Dancers at a country pub
44. See Oxford Street Christmas Lights
45. Be at a recording of X-Factor or BGT
46. See Blackpool Illuminations
47. Watch a boxset of Only Fools and Horses
48. Witness Oxford/Cambridge boat race
49. Attend first day of Harrods sale
50. Watch London Marathon live

What would you add to the list or do you believe that a bucket list is a ridiculous idea and people should spend their time with family if they know their life expectancy is short?

Click here if you want to know how to make your own bucket list. The Huffington Post suggests you shouldn’t make your own bucket list, here.

I can’t see how any list would be complete without The Beatles, Abbey Road or the Beatles Museum listed.

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