Category: Things To Do

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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Valentine’s Day in London

February 4, 2014

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Valentine's Day in London @ the London Eye. Photo courtesy of viditu via Flickr.

Whether you go all mushy thinking about it or write it off as commercial nonsense, you won’t be able to avoid Valentine’s Day in London and the capital is sure to be a romantic place to be on February 14th. Valentine’s balls and parties will be held all over the city on the big day, and don’t worry if you’re single – they’ll be plenty of anti-Valentines day events and singles’ nights where you can lament your lack of a date in style too. Not sure how to spend the most romantic day of the year? Here are a few ideas.

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Things To Do This Week in London

February 3, 2014

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London. Photo courtesy of Trodel via Flickr

Things to Do This Week in London: Feb 3rd – 17th

Whether you’re surprising your loved one for Valentine’s Day or looking for innovative ways to keep the kids entertained, there’s plenty of fun to be had this week in London. Here are a few ideas.

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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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Downton Abbey Tours from London

December 18, 2013

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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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Christmas Tours in London

December 4, 2013

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Merry Christmas From London!

London’s spectacular Christmas lights cast a spell over the city’s landmarks throughout the holiday season, setting the scene for a festive shopping frenzy right up until the tail end of Christmas Eve. Get in the mood long before the big day with Christmas Eve Lights Tour in London Led by Santa!, a perfect way to see the famous lights along Oxford Street and Bond Street, or take a River Thames Christmas Cruise and view the glittering lights along the embankment.

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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 with Harry Potter and Warner Bros. Studios

November 22, 2013

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Spend Christmas with Harry Potter and Warner Bros. Studios. Photo courtesy of Karen Roe via Flickr.

This Christmas, special ‘Hogwarts at Christmas’ tours run from November 15th – January 6th with the studio sets undergoing a festive makeover in the run up to the big day. The Great Hall will be laid out with yuletide delicacies like turkeys, hams, plum puddings and snow cakes, flanked by glittering Christmas trees and decorated with sprigs of mistletoe and wreaths. You’ll even get the chance to experience a white Christmas, as the spectacular model of Hogwarts Castle will be blanketed in artificial snow throughout the holiday season.

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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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Whitney at Madame Tussauds

November 18, 2013

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Whitney Houston at Madame Tussauds London

Since releasing her first best-selling album in 1985, Whitney Houston quickly cemented her position among the great icons of music history, clocking up seven consecutive number 1s on the Billboard chart, an acting career that included the cult hit The Bodyguard, and of course, the phenomenal success of ‘I Will Always Love You’, the best-selling female artist single of all time. In special tribute to the star, whose untimely death in 2012 devastated fans around the world, Madame Tussauds London unveiled a new wax figure of Houston on October 19th, welcomed to the museum by a 30-strong gospel choir.

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