With ice rinks popping up all over town and the streets awash with glittering Christmas lights, London’s holiday season makes for an atmospheric shopping experience. Here are a few pointers to get you started.
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October 1, 2013
With its reputation for edgy designers and effortlessly cool style, London is a Mecca for fashion forward individuals and vintage collectors, but those seeking the city’s most innovative designs won’t find them on Oxford Street. East London, with its eclectic markets, vintage clothing stores and quirky boutiques is the place to go, so hop on the tube and head to Whitechapel, Aldgate or Shoreditch, from where it’s easy to walk to the main shopping areas. To help you plan your day of shopping, here’s a quick rundown of what you’ll find out east.
July 9, 2013
From famous London Rom-Coms like Love Actually, Bridget Jones’ Diary and Notting Hill, to gritty gangster flicks like Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, London has hosted an illustrious cast of characters over the years. Whether you’re a film buff looking for the inside scoop on your favorite classic movies or simply inspired by the big screen to check out somewhere new, taking a Movie or TV tour of London is a fun way to discover the city’s highlights. Here are a few famous film locations not to miss.
February 26, 2013
You could spend weeks exploring London’s myriad tourist attractions, but with so many sights just a short bus or train ride away, there’s no excuse to only stay in the city. Whether you want to hit the beach or explore England’s historic towns, here are some of the best day trips from London.
December 31, 2012
Whether you want to sip champagne overlooking the London skyline or party the night away on a River cruise, you’ll plenty are of ways to impress your lover in the British capital. Here are a few ideas for romantic things to do in London.
December 28, 2012
The mania of 2012′s Olympic games may have died down, but there’s still plenty of reasons to visit London in 2013. Here’s our top picks of the capital’s best attractions.
1. Best Museum
October 25, 2012
While not as ubiquitous as fish ’n’ chips or afternoon tea, Britain’s love affair with Indian food is so renowned that there are over 7,000 Indian restaurants in the UK and curry has become one of the country’s most popular adopted dishes. The English love of a good curry, fueled by the capital’s high population of Indian and Bangladeshi residents, means you won’t have to wander far to get your fix of authentic Indian food in London.
September 4, 2012
As quintessentially British as the Queen or the red double-decker bus, ordering a pint at one of London’s historic drinking dens is a right of passage for all visitors to the big smoke, so to get you started, here are 10 of the best pubs in the capital.
1. The Artillery Arms, the City
With its stately dark wood and stone interiors, this traditional British pub checks off all the boxes with a cozy, open-wood fire for the winter months, a menu packed with perfectly assembled pub fare and a prime location right on the edge of the city.
August 14, 2012
The city streets are no place to spend a sunny summer’s afternoon, so grab a Frisbee, a few mates and a picnic and join the locals at your nearest park – London has no end of green spaces, but here’s a rundown of the best.
1. Primrose Hill (Best for: celebrity spotting): With its epic views of the city and gently rolling grasslands, this North London haven earns its stripes not only for its impressive scenery, but for the abundance of celebrities resident in the area – Jude Law, Gwen Stefani and Kate Moss have all been spotted taking their kids for a stroll in these parts.
January 9, 2012
2012 promises to be an exciting year for London. The New Year began with the familiar sounds of the chimes of Big Ben, followed by a spectacular firework display over the River Thames. But there is even more to look forward to!