Category: Local Recommendations

The Complete Guide to Nightlife in London

April 15, 2014

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Partying in London. Photo courtesy of masochismtango via Flickr.

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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Visiting Windsor Castle from London

April 1, 2014

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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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50 Unforgettable Experiences to Have in London

March 11, 2014

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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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Downton Abbey Tours from London

March 10, 2014

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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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London in March: Weather, Events, & Things to Do

February 25, 2014

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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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Where to Find London’s Best Fish and Chips

February 11, 2014

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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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London’s West End Theatres

January 28, 2014

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Explore London's West End Theatres. Photo courtesy of Mr Andy Bird via Flickr.

Equal only to New York’s Broadway, London’s West End theatre district is renowned worldwide and with a constant stream of hit musical and theatrical shows, numerous glitzy venues and a cast of award-winning actors from around the globe, it’s no surprise that tickets sell out so quickly. For many visitors to London, attending an evening theatre performance is a highlight of their visit and even if you haven’t managed to pre-book tickets, you can still pick up last-minute deals online or from the cut-price ticket booths Leicester Square (just don’t expect to snag front-row seats!)

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Finding Free Wi-Fi in London

January 21, 2014

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There's lots of places to find free Wi-Fi in London

From underground Wi-Fi on the London tube to posting real-time instagrams from the top of the London Eye, there’s no end of options for getting online in London and it’s not only hotels and airports that offer free Wi-Fi. Whether you’re checking out apps on your smartphone, updating your travel blog or just catching up with friends and family back home, here are some tips for getting online in the British capital.

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New Year’s Eve in London

December 4, 2013

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Fireworks at the London Eye

After the excitement of Christmas has died down and the bargain-hunting masses have descended on the central London sales, it’s time to ring in the New Year with the ultimate and grandest party of the year.

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Christmas Shopping in London

November 21, 2013

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Harrods During Christmas. Photo courtesy of anee.baba via Flickr.

With ice rinks popping up all over town and the streets awash with glittering lights, Christmas shopping in London makes for an atmospheric experience. Here are a few pointers to get you started.

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