Partying in London. Photo courtesy of masochismtango via Flickr.

The Complete Guide to Nightlife in London

A true 24-hour city, London comes alive after dark and as one of the world’s busiest, most cosmopolitan capitals and the epicenter of Europe’s music and theater scene, it’s no surprise that the city’s nightlife spans all tastes. But with so many bars, clubs and live music venues to be found in every corner of the city, it can be hard to know where to start. So to help you plan your night, stay safe and sample the best that the British capital has to offer, here’s our complete guide to nightlife in London.

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April 15, 2014 by
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London. Photo courtesy of Trodel via Flickr

Things To Do This Week in London

Things to Do This Week in London: April 14th – 28th
Celebrating the Queen’s birthday and the patron saint of England, the British capital gets patriotic this week, while Easter offers the perfect excuse to gorge on all things chocolate. Here are some ideas for what to do this week in London.

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April 14, 2014 by
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Visiting Windsor Castle from London

Windsor Castle, a popular day trip from London

With the royal wedding, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and a new heir to the throne, Britain’s Royal Family have been making headlines around the world over the last few years, and following in the footsteps of the Royals is a popular choice for visitors to the capital. Along with watching the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace, touring Hampton Court Palace and marveling over the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London, visiting Windsor Castle from London is one of the capital’s top Royal attractions and makes an easy day trip.

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April 1, 2014 by
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Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday Anniversary

Celebrate Shakespeare's 450th Birthday Anniversary in Stratford-upon-Avon. Photo courtesy of Mark.Bold via Flickr.

As the most-read playwright in history, few literary figures are as revered as William Shakespeare and every year thousands of fans visit Stratford-Upon-Avon to follow in the footsteps of the iconic wordsmith. Shakespeare’s hometown, Stratford-Upon-Avon, has been celebrating the writer’s birthday on April 23rd for nearly 200 years, with a weekend of parades, live music and themed events devoted to the town’s most famous resident, and with 2014 marking Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday Anniversary, this year’s festivities are set to be some of the biggest yet.

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March 23, 2014 by
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50 Unforgettable Experiences to Have in London

Tower of London

Teeming with historic architecture, monumental landmarks and world-class museums, few cities are as iconic as London and the cultural Mecca has plenty of surprises up its sleeve. Whether you’re looking to check off the top sights, hit the shops or discover the British capital through the eyes of the locals, here are 50 unforgettable experiences to have in London.

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March 11, 2014 by
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Downton Abbey Tours from London

The Crawleys are back in prim and proper style this January, as Britain’s favorite period drama, Downton Abbey, finally hits US screens for its fourth season, and it seems America just can’t get enough of Edwardian-era England. So get your top hats and teacups at the ready, because visitors to London can now add Downton Abbey tours to their itineraries.

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March 10, 2014 by
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London in March: Weather, Events, & Things to Do

With fewer crowds and springtime just around the corner, March is an ideal month for budget travelers to visit London. You might be at the mercy of the weather, but planning a trip in the shoulder season means you’ll benefit from cheaper prices on tours, accommodation and transport, and can make the most of special out-of-season deals. Not only that but there’s plenty to see and do in London in March.

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February 25, 2014 by
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London Sealife Aquarium

London Sealife Aquarium. Photo courtesy of lo_ise via Flickr.

With schools of stripy clownfish swimming overhead and menacing sharks creeping beneath your feet, walking through the glass-walled tunnels of the London Sealife Aquarium is like diving into the depths of the ocean – albeit without getting wet. Home to one of Europe’s largest collections of marine life, the London Aquarium preserves some of the world’s most unique and colorful specimens, with some 400 species from spotted zebra sharks and green turtles to tiny seahorses and rainbow-colored coral reefs.

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February 17, 2014 by
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Where to Find London’s Best Fish and Chips

Looking for London's best fish and chips? Photo courtesy of Calgary Reviews via Flickr.

With over 255 million portions of Fish ‘n’ Chips consumed in Britain each year, the long-standing staple of English cuisine shows no signs of waning in popularity. Although you’ll no longer be able to pick up a take-out wrapped in newspaper (Health & Safety regulations no longer allow it!), there are still plenty of places where you can enjoy traditional battered fish and thick-cut chips, served up with classic sides like mushy peas, coleslaw or tartare sauce. Hungry? Here’s where to find London’s best fish and chips.

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February 11, 2014 by
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Valentine’s Day in London

Valentine's Day in London @ the London Eye. Photo courtesy of viditu via Flickr.

Whether you go all mushy thinking about it or write it off as commercial nonsense, you won’t be able to avoid Valentine’s Day in London and the capital is sure to be a romantic place to be on February 14th. Valentine’s balls and parties will be held all over the city on the big day, and don’t worry if you’re single – they’ll be plenty of anti-Valentines day events and singles’ nights where you can lament your lack of a date in style too. Not sure how to spend the most romantic day of the year? Here are a few ideas.

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February 4, 2014 by
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