Category: Local Recommendations

10 Ways to Get Active on Your London Vacation

June 23, 2016

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Get active on your London vacation: take a bike tour

Whether you’re a keep-fit fanatic looking to stay in shape on the road, want to burn off a few of those British puddings or just enjoy the great outdoors, there are plenty of fun ways to fit in a workout while on holiday. From scenic city walks to horseback riding in the park to adrenaline-fueled adventure sports and free fitness classes, here are 10 of the best ways to get active on your London vacation.

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London Neighborhood Guide: King’s Cross

June 16, 2016

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St Pancras Station, Kings Cross, London. Photo courtesy of YorkshirePhotoWalks via Flickr.

Metamorphosing from the capital’s most notorious red light district into one of London’s hippest new neighborhoods, King’s Cross has undergone a huge transformation over the last decade. The multi-billion pound redevelopment spans an impressive 67 acres, effectively redesigning King’s Cross as the cultural epicenter of North London and including more than 20 new streets, 10 new public squares and parks, and the King’s Cross Visitor Centre.

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North London vs South London

June 2, 2016

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The great divide: North vs South London

So in the battle of North London vs. South London, who wins? Thankfully, most visitors to London won’t have to choose a side, but to help you cherry-pick the best of both North and South London, here’s a rundown of the best bits.

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10 Novel Activities to Try in London This Summer

May 26, 2016

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Venture into new territory this summer in London.

Ever wondered what it would be like to fly on a trapeze, learn how to make candy or try your hand at graffiti art? Or perhaps you fancy flyboarding on the Thames, abseiling down the ArcelorMittal Orbit in Olympic Park or putting your detective skills to the test?

Whether you’re looking for a fun activity to try with friends, a unique date night idea or a change from all that sightseeing, here are 10 novel activities to try in London this summer.

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10 Ways to Live the High Life in London

May 19, 2016

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There are many ways to live the high life in London.

From hitting up celebrity-studded members bars and dining at Michelin-starred restaurants to getting glammed up for the races or touring the city in a Rolls-Royce, here are 10 ways to live the high life in London.

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Where to Find the Best Caribbean Food in Brixton

May 6, 2016

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Brixton has been shaking off its rough-around-the-edges image over the last decade, and the multicultural district is now the epicenter of South London’s alternative scene, known for its eclectic fashions, great music and exotic cuisine. Brixton is also famously home to London’s largest Afro-Caribbean population, making it the ideal place to get a taste of the Caribbean in the capital.

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How to Plan a Weekend Getaway in Europe from London

February 22, 2016

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Take a weekend break in Paris from London.

With direct flights or Eurostar train links to most major European cities, planning a weekend getaway in Europe from London has never been easier, and it can be a cost-effective way of seeing two countries on one vacation. Whether you’re planning a romantic break in Paris, fun-filled trip to Amsterdam or sightseeing tour of Rome, this guide will help you plan the perfect weekend away.

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9 Things Not to Do on Valentine’s Day in London

February 9, 2016

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Date night? There are plenty of novel activities to try in London

Love it or hate it, there’s no ignoring Valentine’s Day, and whether you relish the opportunity to be romantic or write it off as another money-spinner for the greeting card industry, you’ll likely still find yourself doing something on February 14th. Forget grand gestures, generic chocolate boxes and cutesy teddy bears, though – make 2016 the year to do something a bit different for Valentine’s, whether that means organizing a truly unforgettable evening or boycotting romantic celebrations altogether. To get you thinking along the right track, here are nine things not to do on Valentine’s Day in London.

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London in January

January 5, 2016

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London in January

After its enormous Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations, you’d be forgiven for thinking London would quieten down in January. Thankfully, there’s plenty of festive cheer left, and visiting London in January is a great time to soak up the holiday atmosphere without the pre-Christmas crowds. Wrap up warm and kick off the new year with some of these fun January events.

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London in December: Weather, Events and Things to Do

December 1, 2015

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London in December

With dazzling illuminations, crowds of Christmas shoppers and no shortage of festive cheer; spending the holiday season is London is sure to be memorable. Here are just some of the fun events to enjoy in London in December.

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