Category: Best Of Lists

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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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 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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Shopping in East London

October 1, 2013

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Vintage shopping on Brick Lane. Photo courtesy of garryknight via Flickr.

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.

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Famous Film and TV Sites in London

July 9, 2013

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Inside the Harry Potter Studio, London. Photo courtesy of Dave Catchpole via Flickr.

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.

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Best Day Trips from London

February 26, 2013

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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.

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Romantic Things to Do in London

December 31, 2012

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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.

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The Best of London

December 28, 2012

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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

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Where to Find the Best Indian Food in London

October 25, 2012

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Indian Food on Brick Lane in London. Photo courtesy of miss.libertine via Flickr.

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.

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London’s Best Pubs

September 4, 2012

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Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Pub. Photo courtesy of leogomez via Flickr.

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.

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