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September Songs (And More): Family-Friendly Festivals in London

So you’ve heard how, in recent years, the UK capital’s become the summer festival world capital – but you’re looking to visit in September, right at the close of summer; there surely won’t be any festival action for the family … Continue reading

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Experience Afternoon Tea in London

Afternoon tea is one of the greatest and quaintest of British traditions, with a history stretching back almost two hundred years. Exactly where and when it originated is a matter of some debate, but the most common attribution goes to … Continue reading

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The Best Free Activities in London

London has a reputation for being one of the world’s most expensive cities, and in some ways this is justified. Eating out and certainly drinking can be pricier than other places in the United Kingdom, and ticket prices to West … Continue reading

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London’s Greatest Live Music Venues

London is one of the most iconic music destinations in the world, home to Abbey Road Studios, Waterloo sunsets and the birthplace of David Bowie, Ray Davies and Keith Richards to name just a few. Today, its musical culture is … Continue reading

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How to Keep Safe in London

London, on the whole, is a very safe place, as is the rest of the United Kingdom. This is particularly true of the central areas and biggest tourist areas, which tend to be very well organised and highly policed, not … Continue reading

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Family Days Out for Free in London

London has a reputation for being expensive, which in some ways is deserved. Eating out and buying drinks, for example, is certainly more expensive in the capital than it is in other places in the United Kingdom, and even nationwide … Continue reading

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London’s Best Green Spaces

London is one of the biggest and most populous cities in the world, so you’d be forgiven for thinking of skyscrapers, roads and the urban sprawl whenever it’s mentioned. However, London’s green spaces are remarkable in both their size and … Continue reading

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London’s Secret Rivers

Rivers run through London’s long and storied history, the veins through which its life force has surged for millennia and made it into one of history’s great cities. Today, the Thames remains a picture postcard icon of London, snaking past … Continue reading

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Up in the Clouds: Get a Bird’s Eye View of London

The scale of London’s sprawling metropolis is sometimes difficult to comprehend. We know about it in theory, but we very rarely get to see it, as we spend nearly all of our time on or close to the ground – … Continue reading

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Getting Around Common Mistakes Made By First Time Visitors to London

London’s size and the sheer amount of things to do and places to see can make it somewhat daunting for first time visitors. Consequently, there are a few mistakes which many tourists make who are new to London, which can … Continue reading

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