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8 Little-Known Alternatives to London’s Top Attractions

October 28, 2014

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London's Hyde Park

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.

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Halloween in London

October 10, 2014

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Get ready for Halloween in London!

With the spookiest night of the year just around the corner, London is all set for its annual ghoulish makeover, with shop windows decked out with jack-o-lanterns and fake bats, trick-or-treaters taking to the streets and a whole week of special events, horror movie screenings and costume parties. Renowned as one of the most haunted capital cities in Europe, Halloween in London is the ideal time to discover the city’s dark side on a London Ghost Tour or follow in the footsteps of London’s most notorious serial killer, Jack the Ripper, but they’ll also be a host of family-friendly scares to enjoy at the city’s top attractions.

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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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Phantom of the Opera Backstage Experience Including Tour, Pre-Theater Dinner and Show

August 14, 2014

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When anyone mentions an upcoming visit to London, the question ‘Which show are you going to watch?’ is almost inevitable.

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Exploring London at Night

August 12, 2014

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London at Night

With the Thames riverfront dramatically floodlit and the city’s landmarks aglow in neon, the evening hours are the most atmospheric time to experience London, and there’s much more to see and do after hours than hitting the clubs. From moonlight walking tours to spending a night in a museum, here are the top choices for exploring London at night.

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A Full-Day Tour of Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and the English Countryside from London

August 5, 2014

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Bath, England

While London is an impressive city, sometimes it’s nice to head out for a day of exploring the English countryside. So what better way than to hit up some of England’s most impressive sights only a few hours away on a full day sightseeing tour of Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, Lacock Village and Bath.

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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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