Looking to do an easy day trip outside of London? Check out this travel guide to the Cotswolds, which is conveniently located about 1 hour and 40 minutes away from the city. Discover the best ways to explore this area, including an immersive excursion with the Secret Cottage Tour.
Godiva (Old English: Godgifu, "god gift"), often referred to as Lady Godiva, was an 11th-century Anglo-Saxon noblewoman who, according to a legend dating back at least to the 13th century, rode naked through the streets of Coventry in order to gain a remission of the oppressive taxation imposed by her husband on his tenants. The name "Peeping Tom" for a voyeur originates from later versions of this legend in which a man named Tom had watched her ride and was struck blind or dead.