Category: Local Recommendations

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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London in November

November 3, 2015

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London Jazz by Andy Newcombe (CC BY 2.0)

November marks the start of the winter months in London but while the frosty mornings might not make you feel like sightseeing, it’s still an atmospheric time of year to visit. Towards the end of the month, the streets of London will be illuminated with Christmas lights and festive decorations, and it’s a great time for early Christmas shopping, free from the crush of holiday season tourists.

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London in October

October 6, 2015

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Autumn in London might mean shorter days and cooler nights, but it’s still an atmospheric time to visit the capital, with colorful fall foliage blanketing the city parks and a host of festivals and events to distract you from the cold. Fewer crowds and shoulder-season prices also make visiting London in October a good time for sightseeing, after which you can warm up with a traditional pub dinner.

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The 10 Best Souvenirs to Buy in London

September 8, 2015

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Visit London with family

From Royal mementos and keychains emblazoned with red telephone boxes and double-decker buses to the ubiquitous “I love London” t-shirts and endless Union Jack memorabilia, London’s souvenir shops are bursting with kitsch keepsakes, but there are also plenty of quality souvenirs to be found in the city. Whether you want to invest in a timeless designer item, bring a taste of England back with you or seek out a uniquely British gift, here are some ideas for the best souvenirs to buy in London.

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London in September: Weather, Events and Things to Do

September 1, 2015

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London, England

Summer might be coming to an end in London and the nights getting cooler — the average temperature in September is 16°C, with highs starting off around 20°C (make sure to pack a light jacket or raincoat, as well as a warm sweater for the evening hours) — but there’s still plenty to see and do in London in September. Here are a few dates for your diary.

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