Category: Suggested Itineraries

Fall Foliage in London

October 7, 2014

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Fall foliage in London's Hyde Park

With the wind whipping the through the trees, the crunch of leaves underfoot and the last slivers of summer sun peeking through the clouds, autumn is an enchanting time to discover the British capital. Don’t let the cooler weather and chance of rain keep you indoors – this is the best time of year to explore the city’s many parks and there are ample opportunities to admire the colorful fall foliage in London.

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London’s Famous Speakers’ Corner

September 9, 2014

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 Hyde Park, London

Priding itself on its cultural and political diversity, the British capital has long been a place where people can speak their mind and there’s no better example of this than London’s famous Speaker’s Corner, an area of the city devoted to free public speech. Karl Marx, Lenin, William Morris, George Orwell and Lord Soper have all taken to their soapboxes at Speaker’s Corner over the years, and with students, preachers and political figures continuing to use the space, the public forum is just as relevant today.

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8 of London’s Best Royal Attractions

September 2, 2014

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Hyde Park, London

With their lavish lifestyles and time-honored traditions, the British monarchy have long drawn the attention of the world, and with young Royals like Prince Harry and everyone’s favorite couple Prince William and Kate hitting the headlines, the Royal family has never been cooler. Whether you want to stroll through the halls of the Queen’s palace, gawp at the Crown Jewels or picnic in a Royal park, here are 8 of London’s best royal attractions.

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London in September: Weather, Events, and Things to Do

August 26, 2014

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London, England

With the summer crowds thinning out, students heading back to school and the sun still shining, visiting London in September is the perfect time for sightseeing. The British summer isn’t quite over yet and Londoners will be celebrating their last sunny days with a busy schedule of festivals and events. Plus, don’t forget that many of the city’s summer tourist specials will still be ongoing, like the summer opening of Buckingham Palace and Parliament and the BBC Proms concerts.

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Unique Ways to Explore London’s Museums

July 22, 2014

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Large scale installation art at the Tate Modern, London. Photo courtesy of Katie Lips via Flickr.

With over 240 museums ranging from internationally renowned institutions like the Natural History Museum, the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum, to floating museums like the Cutty Sark or quirky expositions like Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, London’s museums offer something to satisfy even the most curious visitors. But while you could settle for an afternoon marveling over exhibits at the Science Museum or checking out the latest installation art at the Tate Modern, there are also plenty of unique ways to explore London’s museums, like touring by candlelight or sleeping over in a museum. Here are a few ideas.

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London Wetland Centre

July 15, 2014

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Feeding time at the London Wetland Centre. Photo courtesy of Gordon Joly via Flickr.

For one of the world’s most populated capital cities, London still manages to maintain a wide variety of greenery and whether you’re feeding the ducks in Hyde Park or spotting tigers at London Zoo, wildlife lovers will find plenty to get excited about in the city. The city is also home to one of Europe’s largest inland wetland projects, the London Wetland Centre, where children can spot wildlife in their natural habitats and bird-watchers will be in their element.

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10 Things You Can Only Do in London

June 19, 2014

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Platform 9 3/4 at London's King's Cross

A global trendsetter in art, music and fashion; an architectural pioneer; and one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world – the British capital is nothing if not unique. But while you’ve surely got a whole list of must-do attractions to check off your list – riding the London Eye, tucking into afternoon tea at the Ritz, visiting Buckingham Palace – save some time in your trip to enjoy some of the things that you can only do in London.

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10 Insider Tips for Discovering London on a Budget

May 27, 2014

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Tuck into street food in London. Photo courtesy of Garry Knight via Flickr.

With a day travel card costing more than £10 and a ticket for the London Eye costing almost £30, traveling in London is not a wise choice for cash-strapped travelers. Of course, savvy visitors will know that pre-purchasing a London Pass is the most cost-effective way of taking in the sights and buying an Oyster card is the cheapest way to use the London Underground, but budget-conscious Londoners have a whole host of other money-saving tips. Want to know how to enjoy free entertainment, DIY sightseeing tours and a meal for less than a fiver? Here are 10 insider tips for discovering London on a budget.

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Shopping on King’s Road in Chelsea

May 13, 2014

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The famous Kings Road in Chelsea, London. Photo courtesy of Monica Arellano-Ongpin via Flickr.

At the heart of one of West London’s most affluent neighborhoods, shopping on King’s Road in Chelsea offers everything from high street stores to exclusive designer boutiques, but there’s more to the iconic street than just a place to max out your credit card. Rocketing to fame during its 1960s heyday, King’s Road boasts a long history at the center of the capital’s fashion industry and the boulevard remains steeped in pop culture legend.

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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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