From the punk-rock haven of Camden Market to the vintage clothing and antiques stalls of Portobello Market, London’s markets have long been a magnet for thrifty shoppers, and the famous Spitalfields is firm favorite among locals. Located at the heart of the East End, London’s Spitalfields Market started life as a fruit and vegetable market back in 1638, making it the city’s oldest market. Today it’s better known for its thriving arts community, huge range of independent fashion designers and trove of vintage and antique goods.
Category: Things To Do
February 26, 2015
London’s Warner Bros. Studio tour has been the number 1 destination for Harry Potter fans visiting the capital since it opened its doors in 2012 and things are set to get a whole lot more exciting in 2015, with the arrival of the Hogwart’s Express. Yes, the original Hogwarts Express Locomotive that transported the young wizards and witches to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, will finally be making an appearance at the Warner Bros. Studios and it’s sure to be a big hit with fans.
February 17, 2015
An instantly recognizable landmark and one of England’s most intriguing historic sites, Stonehenge has long been on the ‘must-see’ list for travelers to London and whether you’re celebrating the summer solstice or just snapping a selfie in front of the iconic stones, it’s an unmissable attraction, as well as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Located in Salisbury just an hour and a half from the capital, visiting Stonehenge from London makes a popular choice for a day trip, often combined with nearby attractions like Stratford-Upon-Avon, Windsor or Bath, and with archeologists recently uncovering a further 17 monuments at the site, it’s the ideal time to visit.
February 3, 2015
Make sure to pack some warm clothes if you’re visiting London in February – it’s one of the coldest months of the year and with temperatures averaging 5-6°C and occasionally dipping below 0°C, you’ll need to be prepared for some frosty mornings and rainy afternoons. Don’t let it put you off sightseeing though – February is a great time to bag a bargain on flights and accommodation, pick up cheap West End Theater Tickets and visit new exhibitions at many of London’s museums and galleries. Be sure to put these dates in your diary, too:
December 16, 2014
The Cupcake and Macaroon Tour of London squiggles through some of the most exclusive foodie streets of central London, in search of the most sought after cupcakes and macaroons. I did not need to convince some of my sweetest friends to come along for a tasting of some of the most popular and delicate looking treats.
December 15, 2014
Things to Do This Week in London:December 15th -31st
With both Christmas and New Year’s Eve to celebrate, this week in London is set to be the brightest, busiest and most festive of the whole year. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
November 11, 2014
With Christmas markets springing up all around the city, reindeer paying a visit to Covent Garden and glittering illuminations adorning the capital’s most iconic landmarks, London wastes no time getting in the festive mood. Christmas is the most atmospheric time of year to explore the city and whether you’re ice-skating beneath the Tower of London, visiting Santa at one of his most spectacular grottos or sipping mulled wine as you admire the festive shop window displays, there are plenty of magical ways to spend the holidays in London.
November 7, 2014
Paddington Bear has long held a special place in the hearts of Londoners, fast becoming a household name after the release of ‘A Bear Called Paddington’ back in 1958 and remaining one of the capital’s most endearing fictional characters. Famously found at Paddington Station with his trademark duffle coat, red hat and battered suitcase, the Peruvian bear has since been featured in more than 80 individual stories, translated in more than 30 languages around the world and a hugely popular BBC TV series. This year, the lovable bear is making a comeback, with the long-awaited Paddington Bear movie set to be released at the end of November, celebrated by the arrival of London’s Paddington Bear Trail.
October 28, 2014
Whether you’re hoping to avoid the crowds, save some money or just explore a different side of London, there are plenty of ways to get off-the-beaten-track in the British capital and there’s much more to the city than Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and the London Eye. Of course, first-time visitors will likely want to check off the most famous landmarks, but don’t be afraid to spice up your itinerary by visiting some of the city’s equally impressive sights. To help inspire you, here are 8 little-known alternatives to London’s top attractions.
October 15, 2014
England is about the same size as the state of Louisiana, but the incredible array of things to do and see that is stuffed into this relatively small landmass is amazing. There’s a lot to choose from, especially when you only have a day, but for the first -me visitor there is perhaps no better introduction to the England outside of London than to visit Stonehenge, Bath and Windsor.