Category: Travel Tips

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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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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Finding Free Wi-Fi in London

January 21, 2014

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There's lots of places to find free Wi-Fi in London

From underground Wi-Fi on the London tube to posting real-time instagrams from the top of the London Eye, there’s no end of options for getting online in London and it’s not only hotels and airports that offer free Wi-Fi. Whether you’re checking out apps on your smartphone, updating your travel blog or just catching up with friends and family back home, here are some tips for getting online in the British capital.

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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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Celebrating American Thanksgiving in London

November 5, 2013

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Celebrating American Thanksgiving in London. Photo courtesy of ruocaled via Flickr.

For Americans, Thanksgiving (this year falling on Thursday November 28th) is one of the biggest celebrations of the year and you don’t have to miss out on traditions just because you’re away from friends and family. Many London hotels, bars and restaurants will be pulling out the stars and stripes, and serving Thanksgiving specialties like roast turkey, chowder and pumpkin pie in honor of their US guests, so to help you plan for the big event, here are some of the best places for celebrating American Thanksgiving in London.

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Halloween in London

October 8, 2013

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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, bringing with it a week of gruesome attractions and spine-tingling events. Largely reported to be one of the most haunted capital cities in the world, there’s nowhere better to celebrate Halloween than London.

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Shopping in East London

October 1, 2013

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Vintage shopping on Brick Lane. Photo courtesy of garryknight via Flickr.

With its reputation for edgy designers and effortlessly cool style, London is a Mecca for fashion forward individuals and vintage collectors, but those seeking the city’s most innovative designs won’t find them on Oxford Street. East London, with its eclectic markets, vintage clothing stores and quirky boutiques is the place to go, so hop on the tube and head to Whitechapel, Aldgate or Shoreditch, from where it’s easy to walk to the main shopping areas. To help you plan your day of shopping, here’s a quick rundown of what you’ll find out east.

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Halloween at the London Dungeon

September 16, 2013

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Dare to spend Halloween at the London Dungeon!

As the city’s most macabre tourist attraction, the London Dungeon is the perfect place to spend Halloween in London and the scariest night of the year will be celebrated in suitably gruesome style. After relocating earlier this year to a new location between County Hall and the London Eye, the revamped London Dungeon plans to pull out all the stops for Halloween 2013.

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London Friday Night Skate

September 10, 2013

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Each Friday night the streets of London come alive with the whirring of hundreds of tiny wheels, as a huge crowd of rollerbladers, quad skaters and skateboarders shoot through the city center, accompanied by blaring music. This is London’s Friday night skate (FNS), one of the most thrilling ways to get the inside scoop on the city’s hotspots.

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