Category: Sightseeing

Visiting Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament

July 14, 2015

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Big Ben and Houses of Parliament, London

Few London landmarks are as iconic and universally recognizable as Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, the grand Gothic building and huge clock tower that loom over the Thames riverside, fronted by the Westminster Bridge. It’s the instantly recognizable postcard image of London and for many first time visitors, one of the must-see attractions at the top of the sightseeing itinerary.

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London in July: Weather, Events and Things to Do

July 7, 2015

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The Buckingham Palace summer opening, one of many things to do in London in July.

With the City of London Festival in full swing and the Wimbledon Tennis Championships finals drawing huge crowds, there’s plenty to see and do in London in July, and it’s the ideal time for a day at the beach or a road trip to the Cotswolds. This is the time of year for alfresco drinking, picnics in the park, watching a movie under the stars and swimming at London’s lidos, but be sure to add these dates to your diary too:

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Queen Elizabeth and Kim Kardashian at Madame Tussauds

July 1, 2015

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Queen Elizabeth at Madame Tussauds, London.

Madame Tussauds will be welcoming some new faces this summer, as the legendary waxworks museum gets set to host two special exhibitions, featuring two famous icons from different sides of the Atlantic.

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Buckingham Palace Summer Opening

June 24, 2015

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Buckingham Palace, London. Photo courtesy of Rightindex via Flickr.

Ever wondered where the Queen of England takes her afternoon tea, or where Will and Kate will be introducing their newborn to its Royal relatives? Well, now’s the time to find out, as the magnificent Buckingham Palace opens its doors to the public for eight weeks only.

Few Royal buildings are as famous as London’s majestic Buckingham Palace and while watching the daily changing of the guard is a must-see attraction for many tourists, the real highlight of the year is the Buckingham Palace Summer Opening, when mere mortals get the chance to walk in the footsteps of Royalty.

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Shopping in London Knightsbridge

June 23, 2015

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Harrods, London Knightsbridge

With its grand central boulevard flanked by tall Victorian buildings and neighboring districts including Kensington and Chelsea, Knightsbridge has long been one of London’s most exclusive postcodes. For those who can’t afford a 5-star Belgravia apartment or chauffeur-driven Bentley, shopping in London Knightsbridge is the next best thing, with access to some of the city’s most iconic department stores and a chain of luxurious boutiques.

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Eight Quirky Things to Do in London

June 16, 2015

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Emirates Air Line #6 by Warren Chrismas (CC BY 2.0)

From unique ways to explore London’s museums to afternoon tea with a twist in London, there are plenty of fun ways to spice up your sightseeing tour in the British capital, and there’s no excuse for sticking to the well-trodden tourist trail. To help you add something a little different to your trip, here are eight quirky things to do in London.

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5 Things Not to Miss on a Short Trip to London

June 5, 2015

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The London Eye, London

Teeming with iconic landmarks and renowned for its world-class museums, busy shopping districts and non-stop entertainment, London is the ideal choice for a short getaway or stopover, but with so much to see and do it can be hard to know where to start. First-timers can take in the highlights on a London in One Day Sightseeing Tour, but there’s much more to the British capital than just the top attractions. To help you plan your itinerary and maximize your time in the city, here are 5 things not to miss on a short trip to London.

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10 Great Ways to Enjoy Summer in London

May 26, 2015

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London is always better when the sun is shining and with the influx of visitors comes an array of seasonal entertainment and events. Whether you want to cool off at a Lido, relax in a beer garden or party at a music festival, there are plenty of great ways to enjoy summer in London. Here are some ideas.

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London in May: Weather, Events and Things to Do

May 5, 2015

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London in May

Spring is officially underway and visiting London in May means there’s a good chance of sunny days and crowd-free attractions. This is the time to explore London’s parks and gardens, which will be blooming with colorful flowers; check out the new arrivals at London Zoo; or take a walking or cycling tour of the city’s sights. Best of all, there are loads of events and festivals held in May.

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10 Most Unique London Tours

April 14, 2015

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Take a magical Christmas Lights tour of London

Whether tucking into local delicacies on a food walking tour, zipping down the Thames on a speed boat, celebrating the summer solstice at Stonehenge, or admiring the city’s Christmas Lights by bike – there are plenty of unique London tours to make your visit unforgettable. Here are 10 of the most fun, thrilling and unusual ways to discover the British capital.

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